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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

  • Jun 26, 2019
    News

    TITLE VII’S CHARGE-FILING REQUIREMENT IS NOT A JURISDICTIONAL PRESCRIPTION AND MUST BE TIMELY ASSERTED BY A DEFENDANT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In a unanimous decision, entitled Fort Bend Cty. v. Davis,[1] the United States Supreme …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - UC MERCED

    LOCATION: Merced, CA
    DATE: 11/07/2019

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

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  • Jun 25, 2019
    News

    TOTALITY OF CIRCUMSTANCES DID NOT PROVIDE OFFICERS WITH THE REQUISITE REASONABLE SUSPICION OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY TO STOP DEFENDANT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In June 2019, United States v. Brown,[1] the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held …

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    Records Release Mandates: Law Enforcement’s New Normal - Westminster

    LOCATION: Westminster, CA
    DATE: 08/12/2019

    With the passage of several public records reform legislation in 2018, law enforcement agencies must change the way they respond …

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  • Jun 21, 2019
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    UNDER HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 11362.1, POSSESSION OF LESS THAN AN OUNCE OF CANNABIS IN PRISON IS NO LONGER A CRIME

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In People v. Raybon,[1] the California Third District Court of Appeal held the plain …

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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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  • Jun 13, 2019
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    SUPREME COURT HOLDS THAT PROBABLE CAUSE TO ARREST DEFEATS FIRST AMENDMENT RETALIATION CLAIM

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On May 28, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States, in Nieves v. …

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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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  • Jun 6, 2019
    News

    Drastic AB 392 Amendments Means Focus Shift

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director.  Prior to the May 31st deadline for bills to be heard in their house of …

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    Critical Legal Issues Update: - Sacramento (and Mixer)

    LOCATION: Sacramento, CA
    DATE: 08/13/2019

    $65 Member
    $85 Non-member

    The concepts included in the program are considered to be innovative and revolutionary in the approach to teaching law and …

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  • May 10, 2019
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – APRIL 2019

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Peace officer’s nonconsensual blood draw of defendant, who signed probation orders stating …

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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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  • May 1, 2019
    News

    Use of Force Bills Now Linked

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director.  In the final week for bills with fiscal impacts to be heard in their house …

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    Use of Force/Liability/Litigation - Ripon

    LOCATION: Ripon, CA
    DATE: 09/04/2019 - 09/05/2019

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

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  • Apr 30, 2019
    News

    DISABILITY RETIREMENT APPLICATION DENIED TO EMPLOYEE WHO SETTLED A PENDING TERMINATION FOR CAUSE BY RESIGNATION

    by James R. Touchstone, Esq. The California First District Court, in Martinez v. Pub. Employees’ Ret. Sys., 2019 Cal. App. …

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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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  • Apr 30, 2019
    News

    NINTH CIRCUIT AFFIRMS MUCH OF DISTRICT COURT DECISION NOT TO ENJOIN ENFORCEMENT OF CALIFORNIA IMMIGRATION STATUTES AB 450, AB 103, AND SB 54

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in United States v. California, 2019 U.S. App. …

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    Transformational Leadership (Line Level) - San Bernardino

    LOCATION: San Bernardino, CA
    DATE: 10/02/2019

    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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  • Apr 30, 2019
    News

    “CHALKING” THE TIRES OF PARKED VEHICLES FOUND TO BE A VIOLATION OF THE FOURTH AMENDMENT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. Taylor v. City of Saginaw, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 11586 (6th Cir. Apr. 22, …

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    Transformational Leadership - Riverside

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

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

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