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The California Peace Officers’ Association has developed progressive leadership in California law enforcement for nearly 100 years. CPOA’s membership program strives to develop your leadership skills through training, advocacy and networking.

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CPOA provides relevant and up-to-date training to the law enforcement, legal and public safety professions throughout the state of California, most of which are POST certified.

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CPOA’s CareerCENTER offers you the opportunity to search for jobs, post your resume and register for job alerts. Posting a job with CPOA means your position will be sent to more than 3,000 law enforcement professionals.

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News & Events

  • Jun 19, 2018
    News

    AB 931 Passes Its First Committee Hearing

    The CPOA-opposed AB 931 (Weber-D), which also garners opposition from nearly every law enforcement organization in California, received a 5-2 …

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    Public Records Act - Pittsburg

    LOCATION: Pittsburg, CA
    DATE: 08/21/2018 - 08/22/2018

    Learn the statutory and case law requirements in the dissemination of public records to protect your agency. Topics covered include: …

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  • Jun 14, 2018
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – MAY 2018

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. POLICE CONDUCT/CONSTITUTIONAL LAW U.S. Supreme Court concludes that a driver in otherwise lawful possession …

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    Public Records Act - Delano

    LOCATION: Delano, CA
    DATE: 08/30/2018 - 08/31/2018

    Learn the statutory and case law requirements in the dissemination of public records to protect your agency. Topics covered include: …

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  • Jun 8, 2018
    News

    COMMUNICATIONS CONFIGURED BY SOCIAL MEDIA USERS TO BE PUBLIC FALL WITHIN THE LAWFUL CONSENT EXCEPTION OF THE STORED COMMUNICATION ACT, PRESUMPTIVELY PERMITTING SOCIAL MEDIA PROVIDER DISCLOSURE

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. Communications configured by social media users to be “public” fall within the lawful consent …

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    Internal Affairs Investigations - Santa Ynez

    LOCATION: Santa Ynez, CA
    DATE: 09/12/2018 - 09/14/2018

    Learn the differences between civil and criminal liability and acquire a strong working knowledge of the Peace Officer Procedural Bill …

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  • Jun 8, 2018
    News

    AUTOMOBILE EXCEPTION TO FOURTH AMENDMENT WARRANT REQUIREMENT DOES NOT PERMIT SEARCH OF VEHICLE LOCATED IN CURTILAGE OF HOME

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On May 29, 2018, in the case of Collins v. Virginia, 2018 U.S. LEXIS …

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    Officer Involved Shooting - Supervisor/Management Responsibility - Visalia

    LOCATION: Visalia, CA
    DATE: 09/05/2018 - 09/07/2018

      Legal Aspects: Current Public Perceptions Criminal/Administrative Investigations Case Law Risk Management Issues Media Relations: Controlling the Flow of Information …

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  • Jun 5, 2018
    News

    Public Sentiment Lifts Bills of Concern Past Legislative Hurdles

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. There were several bills that CPOA was hoping would be defeated in the Senate or …

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    Canine Program Management - Palm Springs

    LOCATION: Palm Springs, CA
    DATE: 10/24/2018 - 10/26/2018

    Updated and Revised! Gain insight into creating a program, improving an existing one and meeting standards to make your program successful. …

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  • Jun 5, 2018
    News

    Surveillance Technology Bill Gets Amended; Yet CPOA Opposes

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. SB 1186 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) is opposed by most law enforcement organizations …

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    Internal Affairs Investigations - Visalia

    LOCATION: Visalia, CA
    DATE: 08/13/2018 - 08/15/2018

    Learn the differences between civil and criminal liability and acquire a strong working knowledge of the Peace Officer Procedural Bill …

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  • May 22, 2018
    News

    U.S. SUPREME COURT CONCLUDES THAT A DRIVER IN OTHERWISE LAWFUL POSSESSION AND CONTROL OF A RENTAL CAR HAS A REASONABLE EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On May 14, 2018, in the case of Byrd v. United States, 2018 U.S. …

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    Peace Officer's Bill of Rights - Fountain Valley

    LOCATION: Fountain Valley, CA
    DATE: 09/07/2018

      Whether you are the subject of an IA investigation or conducting the questioning, it is important to fully understand …

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  • May 22, 2018
    News

    U.S. SUPREME COURT REJECTS NINTH CIRCUIT’S RECOGNITION OF “CLASS-LIKE CLAIMS” IN A NON-CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT CONCERNING APPLICATION OF SAFETY RESTRAINTS IN PRE-TRIAL PROCEEDINGS

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On May 14, 2018, in the case of United States v. Sanchez-Gomez, 2018 U.S. …

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    Leading in Crisis: Response and Mitigation of Critical Incidents- Carlsbad

    LOCATION: Carlsbad, CA
    DATE: 08/15/2018 - 08/17/2018

    This "updated" course enhances the capabilities of FTO's, Corporals, Sergeants, and Team Leaders* responsible for the resolution of critical incidents …

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  • May 15, 2018
    News

    Several Bills Look to be Defeated on Suspense File

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. I am working to defeat several bills that would impede public safety while they are …

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    Patrol Ops - Field Leadership - Carlsbad

    LOCATION: Carlsbad, CA
    DATE: 10/09/2018 - 10/11/2018

    Gain the tools you need to be competent and confident as a sergeant through adult learning activities, scenario-based training and …

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  • Apr 30, 2018
    News

    CPOA Laid Out AB 931 Concerns to Author and ACLU

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. Last week members of CPOA’s board of directors joined staff and some law enforcement association …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - Camarillo

    LOCATION: Camarillo, CA
    DATE: 08/08/2018

    This course will update you on handling a Pitchess Motion, both procedurally and substantively, from the time a motion is …

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CPOA provides progressive, ethical leadership development through the training, technology, advocacy and mentoring of our future leaders.

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