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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

  • Jul 16, 2018
    News

    DOJ 2017 Crime Report Shows Why AB 931 is Dangerous

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. Last week the CA Department of Justice released a series of reports, one which was …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - Weaverville

    LOCATION: Weaverville, CA
    DATE: 09/07/2018

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

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  • Jul 16, 2018
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    California's Changing Marijuana Laws & Its Effect on Search & Seizure

    Seth Cimino, Special Investigations Narcotics Detective Citrus Heights Police Department assigned to Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Cal-MMET CPOA Instructor & …

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    Public Records Act - Chico

    LOCATION: Chico, CA
    DATE: 08/23/2018 - 08/24/2018

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

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  • Jul 13, 2018
    News

    ABOOD OVERTURNED; PUBLIC SECTOR AGENCY-SHOP ARRANGEMENT REQUIRING DUES FROM NONMEMBERS CONTRAVENES FIRST AMENDMENT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On June 27, 2018, in the case of Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, 2018 …

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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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  • Jul 9, 2018
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – JUNE 2018

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. Existence of probable cause does not preclude a plaintiff’s First Amendment retaliation claim where …

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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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  • Jul 9, 2018
    News

    NINTH CIRCUIT GRANTS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR USE OF FORCE, BUT PERMITS ADA AND REHABILITATION ACT CLAIMS TO PROCEED

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On June 11, 2018, in the case of Vos v. City of Newport Beach, 2018 …

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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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  • Jul 2, 2018
    News

    Public Safety Bills to Be Acted Upon After Summer Recess

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. When this week wraps up the Legislature will take a month-long Summer Recess. Upon their …

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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 27, 2018
    News

    CALIFORNIA COURT OF APPEAL FINDS THAT GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 7522.72 IS CONSTITUTIONAL

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On June 19, 2018, in the case of Hipsher v. Los Angeles County Employees …

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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 27, 2018
    News

    PEACE OFFICERS MUST GENERALLY OBTAIN A WARRANT SUPPORTED BY PROBABLE CAUSE BEFORE OBTAINING HISTORICAL CELL-SITE LOCATION INFORMATION

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In the course of executing its various functions, a cell phone continually searches for …

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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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  • Jun 25, 2018
    News

    EXISTENCE OF PROBABLE CAUSE DOES NOT PRECLUDE A PLAINTIFF’S FIRST AMENDMENT RETALIATION CLAIM WHERE CITY COUNCIL ARRESTS OUTSPOKEN CRITIC

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. Does the existence of probable cause defeat a First Amendment claim under 42 U.S.C. …

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

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