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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

  • May 12, 2022
    News

    CPOA Case Summaries-March/April 2022

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. The following Case Summaries have been provided by Jim Touchstone, CPOA's General Counsel. CPOA …

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    Peace Officer Bill of Rights - San Bernardino

    LOCATION: San Bernardino, CA
    DATE: 05/26/2022

    $138

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

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  • Mar 14, 2022
    News

    CPOA Case Summaries-February 2022

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW/ POLICE CONDUCT Court extends the Bivens remedy to allow suit against a …

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    Region IX - Legislative Deep Dive - Virtual - 6/15/2022

    LOCATION: Zoom Meeting
    DATE: 06/15/2021

    $0 Members
    $50 Non-Members

    Know What 2022 Legislation Is In the Works? Various public safety measures are already working their way through the Capitol, …

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  • Jan 24, 2022
    News

    2022 Legislative Year: Retail Theft, Murder Liability, Fentanyl and More

    By Shaun Rundle, CPOA Executive Director Legislators feeling frustrated by their failed 2021 bills have reintroduced some of those measures. …

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    Officer Involved Shooting - Supervisor & Management Responsibility -Riverside, CA

    LOCATION: Riverside, CA
    DATE: 05/24/2022 - 05/25/2022

    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 24, 2022
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – DECEMBER 2021

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq.   CONSTITUTIONAL LAW/ POLICE CONDUCT   Defendant’s murder conviction was reversed because the police …

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    LEADS

    LOCATION: Live Webinar
    DATE: 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2022

    LEADS is CPOA’s monthly, 30-60 minute, online conversation series on topics most pressing to the profession. Since 2020, we have …

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  • Dec 16, 2021
    News

    CPOA Case Summaries – November 2021

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – NOVEMBER 2021 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW/POLICE CONDUCT   A. Plaintiff raising his …

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    2022 Run to Remember

    LOCATION: Pleasanton, CA
    DATE: 05/07/2022

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  • Dec 16, 2021
    News

    California Statute Prohibiting Possession of Large-Capacity Magazines is a Reasonable Fit for the Important Government Interest of Reducing Gun Violence

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq In Duncan v. Bonta,[1] the en banc Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that …

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    ICLD Leadership Courses

    LOCATION: Online Course
    DATE: 01/01/2022 - 12/31/2022

    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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  • Dec 16, 2021
    News

    A Plaintiff Failed to Plausibly Allege That an Officer Violated a Detainee's Constitutional Right to Adequate Medical Treatment

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq In J. K. J. v. City of San Diego,[1] the Ninth Circuit Court of …

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    Region X - Community Policing in the 21st Century (CP21/WYSM) - Glendale

    LOCATION: Glendale, CA
    DATE: 06/01/2022

    $0 – Members

    An engaging course providing officers with effective, real-life tools and strategic communication techniques to enhance officer safety and improve interactions …

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  • Nov 12, 2021
    News

    Statutory Change Broadening Requirement to Release of Peace Officer Records

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq On September 30, 2021, Senate Bill 16 (“SB 16”) was signed and chaptered into …

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    Region III - Community Policing in the 21st Century (CP21/WYSM) - Eureka

    LOCATION: Eureka, CA
    DATE: 05/12/2022

    $0 – Members
    $50 – Non-Members

    An engaging course providing officers with effective, real-life tools and strategic communication techniques to enhance officer safety and improve interactions …

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  • Nov 12, 2021
    News

    A Police Chief was not Entitled to Qualified Immunity when an Officer Asserted that she had been Retaliated Against For Filing Sex-Discrimination Lawsuit

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq In the case of Ballou v. McElvain,[1] the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed …

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    Region III - Community Policing in the 21st Century (CP21/WYSM) - Redding

    LOCATION: Redding, CA
    DATE: 05/13/2022

    $0 – Members
    $50 – Non-Members

    An engaging course providing officers with effective, real-life tools and strategic communication techniques to enhance officer safety and improve interactions …

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  • Nov 12, 2021
    News

    California Assembly Bill 32 Impedes Federal Immigration Policy

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq In October 2021, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in GEO Grp., Inc. v. …

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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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