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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

  • 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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    Public Records Act - Long Beach

    LOCATION: Long Beach, CA
    DATE: 12/06/2021 - 12/07/2021

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

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  • 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 X- Leadership Strategies and Dealing with Problem Employees - Glendale

    LOCATION: Glendale, CA
    DATE: 12/17/2021

    $45 Member
    $65 Non-Member

    This energetic course in leadership and supervision training focuses on human relationships, which are foundational to supervision , leadership and …

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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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    Region VI - Community Policing in the 21st Century (CP21/WYSM) - Ontario

    LOCATION: Ontario, CA
    DATE: 02/21/2022

    $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

    Supreme Court Concludes that Police Officers did not Violate any Clearly Established Law and were thus Entitled to Qualified Immunity

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq In October 2021, the United States Supreme Court, in its per curiam decision City …

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  • Event

    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Recording

    LOCATION: Virtual
    DATE: 12/02/2021 - 02/28/2022

    The Legislature was certainly busy in 2021! This course informs you of changes in statutory law enacted in the current …

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  • Nov 12, 2021
    News

    Supreme Court Reverses Ninth Circuit's Decision to Deny Officer Qualified Immunity

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq In the case Rivas-Villegas v. Cortesluna,[1] the United States Supreme Court reversed the Ninth …

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    LEADS: Introduction to CP21 Procedural Justice-Strategic Communication for Effective De-escalation in the 21st Century

    LOCATION: Live Webinar
    DATE: 12/09/2021

    A Collaborative Forum for Exchanging Ideas, Best Practices, and Answering Questions During the COVID-19 Pandemic brought to you by the …

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  • Nov 12, 2021
    News

    Because of Plaintiff Necessarily Admitted to the Lawfulness of an Officer's Actions in his Guilty Plea, his Excessive Force Claim was Barred

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq In Sanders v. City of Pittsburg,[1] the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the …

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    ICLD Leadership Courses

    LOCATION: Online Course
    DATE: 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2021

    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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  • Nov 12, 2021
    News

    After Passage of Proposition 64, Possession of Cannabis in Prison Remains a Violation of Penal Code Section 4573.6

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq In People v. Raybon,[1] the California Supreme Court concluded that possession of cannabis in …

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  • Nov 12, 2021
    News

    Government Entitled to Qualified Immunity in Plaintiff's Action Alleging that Government Employer Violated his First Amendment Rights

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq In Ohlson v. Brady,[1] the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that public agency …

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  • Nov 12, 2021
    News

    Statutory Change to Law Enforcement use of Social Media

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq, Richard A. Lucero Esq On July 23, 2021, AB1475 was signed and chaptered into …

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  • Nov 12, 2021
    News

    District Court Properly Dismissed Section 1983 Excessive Force Claim After Criminal Jury Convicted Plaintiff of Violating Penal Code Section 148

    Provided by James R. Touchstone In a 2-1 opinion, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Lemos v. Cty. of …

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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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