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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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News & Events

  • Sep 13, 2019
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    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – AUGUST 2019

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW People v. Ray’s finding of community caretaking exception in absence of exigency …

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    Crisis Intervention Training (8 HR) - Livermore

    LOCATION: Livermore, CA
    DATE: 10/07/2019

    The purpose of this 8 hour training course is to provide public safety personnel with the knowledge and skill to …

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  • Sep 3, 2019
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    THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY UPHELD THE DISCLOSURE OF “BRADY TIP LISTS” TO THE PROSECUTION

    Courtesy of Gregory P. Palmer, Esq. and James R. Touchstone, Esq. On August 26, 2019 the California Supreme Court, unanimously, …

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    Region X - 2019 Golf Tournament

    LOCATION: Valencia, CA
    DATE: 09/23/2019

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  • Sep 3, 2019
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    CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR SIGNS ASSEMBLY BILL 392 INTO LAW, MANDATING STANDARD FOR USE OF DEADLY FORCE

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On August 19, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 392 into law. Of note, …

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    Public Records Act - Winters

    LOCATION: Winters, CA
    DATE: 12/11/2019 - 12/12/2019

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

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  • Aug 26, 2019
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    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – JULY 2019

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Electronic search probation condition imposed upon defendant who committed identity theft crime …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - Pacific Grove

    LOCATION: Pacific Grove, CA
    DATE: 09/17/2019

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

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  • Aug 26, 2019
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    PEOPLE V. RAY’S FINDING OF COMMUNITY CARETAKING EXCEPTION IN ABSENCE OF EXIGENCY IS DISAPPROVED

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In People v. Ovieda,[1] the California Supreme Court held that the community caretaking exception …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - UC MERCED

    LOCATION: Merced, CA
    DATE: 11/21/2019

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

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  • Aug 8, 2019
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    WHEN OFFICERS HAVE REASON TO SUSPECT THAT A CRIME IS BEING PERPETRATED, OR THAT AN INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN INJURED, A WARRANTLESS ENTRY DOES NOT VIOLATE THE FOURTH AMENDMENT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In the July 2019 case of People v. Rubio,[1] the California First District Court …

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    Public Records Act - Roseville

    LOCATION: Roseville, CA
    DATE: 10/09/2019 - 10/10/2019

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

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  • Aug 8, 2019
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    WARRANTLESS SEIZURE OF FIREARMS DID NOT VIOLATE FOURTH AMENDMENT OR SECOND AMENDMENT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In July 2019, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Rodriguez v. City of …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - Fontana

    LOCATION: Fontana, CA
    DATE: 10/09/2019

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

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  • Aug 8, 2019
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    COUNTY’S FEE FOR COPIES OF PUBLIC RECORDS REASONABLE WHERE PLAINTIFF FAILED TO ESTABLISH THAT “INDIRECT COSTS” VIOLATED GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 27366

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In Cal. Pub. Records Research, Inc. v. Cnty. of Alameda,[1] the California First District …

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    Leading in Crisis: Response and Mitigation of Critical Incidents - Santa Cruz

    LOCATION: Santa Cruz, CA
    DATE: 10/21/2019 - 10/23/2019

    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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  • Jul 19, 2019
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    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – JUNE 2019

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Ninth Circuit upholds decision finding former city manager violated former police chief’s …

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    Use of Force/Liability/Litigation - Ripon

    LOCATION: Ripon, CA
    DATE: 11/13/2019 - 11/14/2019

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

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  • Jul 19, 2019
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    THE DOJ’S INCLUSION OF IMMIGRATION-RELATED SCORING FACTORS IN IMPLEMENTING THE COPS GRANT WAS CONSTITUTIONAL AND WITHIN ITS STATUTORY AUTHORITY

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In July 2019, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in City of L.A. v. …

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    Transformational Leadership (Supervisors) - San Bernardino

    LOCATION: San Bernardino, CA
    DATE: 10/03/2019

    Transformational Leadership provides an approach that causes change in individuals and social systems.  This course will synthesize the instructor’s training, …

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