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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

  • Oct 29, 2020
    News

    OFFICER ENTITLED TO QUALIFIED IMMUNITY IN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Ventura v. Rutledge[1] concluded that an officer …

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    Public Records Act - Bakersfield

    LOCATION: Bakersfield, CA
    DATE: 12/10/2020 - 12/11/2020

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

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  • Oct 15, 2020
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – SEPTEMBER 2020

    Provided by James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW/POLICE CONDUCT Dissent from Ninth Circuit’s denial of rehearing en banc argues that …

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    Public Records Act - Fresno

    LOCATION: Fresno, CA
    DATE: 01/07/2021 - 01/08/2021

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

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  • Oct 12, 2020
    News

    Use of Force Policy and Investigation Reforms Are Coming in 2021

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. Just as you’ve been updating your agency policies to adhere to the use of deadly …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Webinar

    LOCATION: Webinar
    DATE: 11/17/2020

    How will 2021 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact informs you of changes in statutory …

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  • Sep 18, 2020
    News

    BAIL DETERMINATIONS MUST BE BASED UPON CONSIDERATION OF INDIVIDUALIZED CRITERIA

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq., Jones & Mayer On August 26, 2020, the Supreme Court of California issued an …

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    Legal Advisors Group Meeting

    LOCATION: Live Webinar
    DATE: 11/12/2020

    The CPOA Legal Advisors Group is a mixture of sworn personnel, city and county attorneys and legal experts who meet …

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  • Sep 18, 2020
    News

    COURT OF APPEAL AFFIRMS RUBEN LONA DECISION DENYING APPELLANT’S PETITION TO BE REMOVED FROM THE SHARED GANG DATABASE

    Courtesy of Greg Palmer, Jones & Mayer On August 24, 2020, the Court of Appeal of the State of California …

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    Public Records Act - Fullerton

    LOCATION: Fullerton, CA
    DATE: 11/12/2020 - 11/13/2020

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

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  • Sep 16, 2020
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – AUGUST 2020

    Courtesy of James, R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW/POLICE CONDUCT Defendant in vehicle detained, not when passenger who exited vehicle was …

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    Public Records Act - Fontana

    LOCATION: Fontana, CA
    DATE: 02/09/2021 - 02/10/2021

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

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  • Sep 14, 2020
    News

    The True Story We Told on Police Reform Defeats: “We Warned You”

    By: Shaun Rundle, CPOA Deputy Director. When the Legislature adjourned for the 2020 session on August 31st, several news outlets …

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    Public Records Act - Turlock

    LOCATION: Turlock, CA
    DATE: 01/26/2021 - 01/27/2021

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

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  • Sep 1, 2020
    News

    WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS ARE PLAINTIFFS’ EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR THE INJURIES THEY SUSTAINED IN RESPONDING TO PEACE OFFICER’S REQUEST TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On August 27, 2020, in the case of Gund v. County of Trinity,[1] the …

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    Leadership Development Course - Fall 2020

    LOCATION: Riverside, CA
    DATE: 10/26/2020 - 11/20/2020

    Today, more than ever, law enforcement commands are looking for the next generation leaders, in all levels and departments of …

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  • Aug 26, 2020
    News

    CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT PROVIDES SEVEN-FACTOR TEST THAT A TRIAL COURT SHOULD USE IN RULING ON A MOTION TO QUASH A SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM DIRECTED TO A THIRD PARTY

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In the August 2020 case of Facebook, Inc. v. Superior Court (Stephan),[1] the California …

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    Region VI - Homeless Liaison Officer - Riverside

    LOCATION: Riverside, CA
    DATE: 01/27/2021

    $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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  • Aug 19, 2020
    News

    NINTH CIRCUIT FINDS THAT CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 32310, WHICH BANS POSESSION OF LARGE-CAPACITY MAGAZINES (“LCMs”), VIOLATES THE SECOND AMENDMENT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On August 14, 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Duncan v. Becerra,[1] …

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    ICLD Leadership Courses

    LOCATION: Online Course
    DATE: 01/01/2020 - 06/30/2021

    The Credible Leadership Series of courses is delivered on-line, can dramatically reduce training costs, is interactive, self-paced and intended to …

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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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