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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. Become A Member

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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. Register For Training

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News & Events

  • Jan 23, 2020
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – DECEMBER 2019

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel, James R. Touchstone, Jones & Mayer CONSTITUTIONAL LAW A. Defendant’s electronic device search condition was …

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    Public Records Act - San Bruno

    LOCATION: San Bruno, CA
    DATE: 03/24/2020 - 03/25/2020

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

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  • Jan 15, 2020
    News

    PENAL CODE SECTION 632.7 PROHIBITS ONLY THIRD-PARTY EAVESDROPPERS. NOT THE PARTICIPANTS IN A PHONE CALL THEMSELVES, FROM INTENTIONALLY RECORDING TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATIONS

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel, James R. Touchstone, Jones & Mayer The California Fourth District Court of Appeal held, in …

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    Current Legal Issues in Law Enforcement - Livermore

    LOCATION: Livermore, CA
    DATE: 02/26/2020

    Keep your agency out of court with Legal Update training! Find out the latest legal updates on hiring, harassment, release …

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  • Jan 15, 2020
    News

    CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT CONCLUDES THAT A SECRET RECORDING OF A PHONE CONVERSATION WAS NOT BARRED BY A PRIVACY PROVISION BECAUSE THAT PROVISION HAD BEEN REPEALED BY THE “RIGHT TO TRUTH-IN-EVIDENCE” PROVISION IN THE STATE CONSTITUTION

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel, James R. Touchstone, Jones & Mayer In the case of People v. Guzman,[1] the Supreme …

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    Peace Officer's Bill of Rights- Fontana

    LOCATION: Fontana, CA
    DATE: 03/05/2020

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

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  • Jan 9, 2020
    News

    GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM APPROVES ASSEMBLY BILL 1600 AMENDING PITCHESS MOTION REQUIREMENTS

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel, Gregory P. Palmer and Veronica R. Donovan, Jones & Mayer On October 8, 2019, Governor …

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    Officer Involved Shooting - Supervisor & Management Responsibility - Carlsbad

    LOCATION: Carlsbad, CA
    DATE: 02/27/2020 - 02/28/2020

    This course covers Legal Aspects and Investigation of an Officer Involved Shooting.  Discuss public perceptions, criminal/administration investigations, case law, and …

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  • Jan 9, 2020
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    PLAINTIFF’S STATE RETALIATION CLAIM NOT PRECLUDED BY STATE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCY’S DECISION

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel, James R. Touchstone, Jones & Mayer The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held in Bahra …

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    Public Records Act - Orange

    LOCATION: Orange, CA
    DATE: 02/10/2020 - 02/11/2020

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

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  • Jan 7, 2020
    News

    NINTH CIRCUIT RULES THAT DISTRICT COURT ABUSED ITS DISCRETION IN PRECLUDING TESTIMONY CONCERNING MENTAL ILLNESS OF DECEDENT OF WHICH OFFICER WAS UNAWARE AT TIME OF INCIDENT

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel, James R. Touchstone, Jones & Mayer In the case entitled Crawford v. City of Bakersfield,[1] …

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    Legislative Summit 2020

    LOCATION: Sacramento, CA
    DATE: 03/03/2020 - 03/04/2020

    Collaborate with fellow public safety professionals at the 28th Annual Law Enforcement Legislative Summit, March 3 - 4, 2020 in …

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  • Dec 20, 2019
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – NOVEMBER 2019

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel, James R. Touchstone, Jones & Mayer CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Given the nature of defendant’s offense, there …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - Citrus Heights

    LOCATION: Citrus Heights, CA
    DATE: 03/18/2020

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

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  • Dec 18, 2019
    News

    IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE, NINTH CIRCUIT DETERMINES THAT THE STATE-CREATED DANGER DOCTRINE MAY APPLY WHEN OFFICER COMMENTS CONVEY TO ABUSER THAT ABUSE MAY CONTINUE

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel, James R. Touchstone, Jones & Mayer In the case of Martinez v. City of Clovis,[1] …

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    Peace Officer's Bill of Rights - Piedmont

    LOCATION: Piedmont, CA
    DATE: 06/02/2020

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

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  • Dec 11, 2019
    News

    AS OF JANUARY 1, 2020, EVERY LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY IS REQUIRED TO CONSPICUOUSLY POST ON THEIR WEBSITES ALL CURRENT STANDARDS, POLICIES, PRACTICES, OPERATING PROCEDURES, AND EDUCATION AND TRAINING MATERIALS THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE UPON A CPRA REQUEST

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel, James R. Touchstone, Jones & Mayer In October 2018, then Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate …

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    Pre-Escalation & Tactical Training for Women

    LOCATION: Citrus Heights, CA
    DATE: 02/20/2020 - 02/21/2020

    CPOA & Citrus Heights Police Department is proud to present this training to you. Pre-Escalation ™ is an Artemis Law …

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  • Dec 6, 2019
    News

    SOUTHERN DISTRICT FINDS CITY SEX OFFENDER RESIDENCY ORDINANCE PREEMPTED BY STATE LAW

    Provided by CPOA Legal Counsel, James R. Touchstone, Jones & Mayer On November 19, 2019, the United States District Court …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - Irvine

    LOCATION: Irvine, CA
    DATE: 02/06/2020

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

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