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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

  • Apr 15, 2019
    News

    Committee Passage of AB 392 Comes with Conditions

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director.  Last Tuesday, AB 392 (Weber-D) passed out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee, which was …

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    Records Release Mandates: Law Enforcement’s New Normal - San Rafael

    LOCATION: San Rafael, CA
    DATE: 05/28/2019

    With the passage of several public records reform legislation in 2018, law enforcement agencies must change the way they respond …

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  • Apr 9, 2019
    News

    UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT REJECTS DEATH PENALTY CHALLENGE BY INDIVIDUAL WITH RARE DISEASE

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In a 5-4 opinion, the United States Supreme Court majority in Bucklew v. Precythe, …

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    Records Release Mandates: Law Enforcement’s New Normal - Irwindale

    LOCATION: Irwindale, CA
    DATE: 05/30/2019

    With the passage of several public records reform legislation in 2018, law enforcement agencies must change the way they respond …

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  • Apr 9, 2019
    News

    DISTRICT COURT DECLARES CALIFORNIA LAW PROHIBITING THE POSSESSION AND USE OF GUN MAGAZINES WITH MORE THAN TEN ROUNDS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. The United States District Court for the Southern District of California recently held, in …

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    Records Release Mandates: Law Enforcement’s New Normal - Lancaster

    LOCATION: Lancaster, CA
    DATE: 05/31/2019

    With the passage of several public records reform legislation in 2018, law enforcement agencies must change the way they respond …

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  • Apr 4, 2019
    News

    COURT OF APPEAL DETERMINES THAT SB 1421 APPLIES TO RECORDS CREATED PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2019

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On March 29, 2019, the California First District Court of Appeal denied the consolidated …

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    Public Records Act - Santa Rosa

    LOCATION: Santa Rosa, CA
    DATE: 05/15/2019 - 05/16/2019

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

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  • Apr 2, 2019
    News

    SHERIFF’S ISSUANCE OF MEMORANDUM RESTRICTING DEPARTMENT COMMUNICATIONS WITH ICE WAS A PROTECTED DISCRETIONARY ACT UNDER CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 820.2

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In an opinion issued on March 25, 2019, in the case entitled Steinle v. …

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    Homeless Liaison Officer - 05/15/2019 - San Rafael

    LOCATION: San Rafael, CA
    DATE: 05/15/2019

    $0 – Members
    $40 – Non-Members

    The Anaheim Police Department is offering a Homeless Liaison Officer (HLO) course which is specifically designed to educate police agencies on creating …

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  • Apr 2, 2019
    News

    WARRANTLESS PLACEMENT OF A GPS TRACKER ON A PAROLEE’S CAR WAS PERMISSIBLE IN LIGHT OF UNITED STATES V. JOHNSON

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In the March 15, 2019, in the case of United States v. Korte,[1] the …

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    Leading the Professional Employee - Los Angeles

    LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
    DATE: 05/23/2019 - 05/24/2019

    This course is designed for professional non-sworn staff.  It provides students with useful skills to lead and manage professional employees …

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  • Apr 2, 2019
    News

    COURT FINDS THAT STATE LAW REQUIRING SHERIFFS TO HAVE LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE IS CONSTITUTIONAL

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In an opinion filed on March 18, 2019, the California Second District Court of …

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    Records Release Mandates: Law Enforcement’s New Normal - Sacramento

    LOCATION: Sacramento, CA
    DATE: 05/29/2019

    With the passage of several public records reform legislation in 2018, law enforcement agencies must change the way they respond …

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  • Apr 1, 2019
    News

    AB 392 Set for Hearing with Amendments

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director.  The controversial use of force legislation carried by Assembly members Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and …

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    Records Release Mandates: Law Enforcement’s New Normal - Redding

    LOCATION: Redding, CA
    DATE: 06/03/2019

    With the passage of several public records reform legislation in 2018, law enforcement agencies must change the way they respond …

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  • Mar 22, 2019
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – FEBRUARY 2019

    CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on excessive fines applies to the States. Timbs v. Indiana, 2019 U.S. LEXIS 1350 (U.S. …

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    Use of Force/Liability/Litigation - Watsonville

    LOCATION: Watsonville, CA
    DATE: 09/30/2019 - 10/01/2019

    The Legal Implications of Use of Force reviews recent court cases covering use of force, utilizes video to fully understand …

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  • Mar 19, 2019
    News

    CPOA Working to Tell the ‘Real Story’ of Criminal Justice in CA

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director.  A resounding theme from last week’s 27th Annual Law Enforcement Legislative Summit, an event CPOA …

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    Homeless Liaison Officer - 05/16/2019 - Emeryville

    LOCATION: Emeryville, CA
    DATE: 05/16/2019

    $0 – Members
    $40 – Non-Members

    The Anaheim Police Department is offering a Homeless Liaison Officer (HLO) course which is specifically designed to educate police agencies on creating …

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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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