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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

  • Feb 13, 2018
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – JANUARY 2018

    CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Miranda rights apply to defendant who was questioned in circumstances where a reasonable person in defendant’s position could …

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    Current Legal Issues in Law Enforcement - Vacaville

    LOCATION: Vacaville, CA
    DATE: 04/17/2018

    Keep your agency out of court with Legal Update training! Find out the latest legal updates on hiring, harassment, release …

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  • Feb 5, 2018
    News

    CPOA Addressing Potential Marijuana Delivery Violations

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. When Prop 64 legalized recreational adult use of marijuana in California it created a host …

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    Recreational Marijuana and Changing Laws - What Cops Need to Know - Emeryville

    LOCATION: Emeryville, CA
    DATE: 03/13/2018

    In November 2016, the California voters passed PROPOSITION 64 (THE MARIJUANA ADULT USE ACT). The course will include not only …

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  • Feb 2, 2018
    News

    OFFICERS ENTITLED TO QUALIFIED IMMUNITY FOR ARREST OF TRESPASSING PARTYGOERS

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. District of Columbia v. Wesby, 2018 U.S. LEXIS 760 (U.S. Jan. 22, 2018) Facts In …

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    Use of Force/Liability/Litigation - Breaching the Minefield - Susanville

    LOCATION: Susanville, CA
    DATE: 04/11/2018 - 04/12/2018

    Don’t play the probability game – a high-profile use of force incident could happen to your agency. Be prepared. The …

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  • Jan 25, 2018
    News

    COMMUNITY CARETAKER EXCEPTION APPLIES TO SEARCH OF RESIDENCE OF REPORTEDLY SUICIDAL MAN

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. People v. Ovieda, 2018 Cal. App. LEXIS 34 (2nd Dist. Jan. 17, 2018) Facts In …

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    Open Source / Social Media - Napa

    LOCATION: Napa, CA
    DATE: 03/21/2018

    Open Source/Social Media course introduces students to free online resources to assist with their investigations. The goal of this course …

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  • Jan 24, 2018
    News

    PANEL OF FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL DECLINES TO FOLLOW FELLOW PANEL’S ANALYSIS IN PENSION FORMULA CASE

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq., and Brittany E. Roberto, Esq. On January 8, 2018, Division Four of the First District …

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    Critical Incident Response for Supervisors and Managers - Camarillo

    LOCATION: Camarillo, CA
    DATE: 05/29/2018 - 05/31/2018

    Enhances the capabilities of Corporals, Sergeants, and Command Officers responsible for the resolution of critical incidents in a patrol environment. …

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  • Jan 17, 2018
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    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – DECEMBER 2017

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Information provided by bus driver to sheriff’s deputy sufficient to reasonably justify …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - Camarillo

    LOCATION: Camarillo, CA
    DATE: 04/18/2018

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

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  • Jan 16, 2018
    News

    2018 Public Safety Ballot Initiatives Cleared to Gather Signatures

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. Leading into November’s General Election, several public safety ballot measures have received title and summary …

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    Internal Affairs Investigations - Vacaville

    LOCATION: Vacaville, CA
    DATE: 06/19/2018 - 06/21/2018

    Learn the differences between civil and criminal liability and acquire a strong working knowledge of the Peace Officer Procedural Bill …

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  • Jan 2, 2018
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    Legislature Returns and Begins 2018 with Failed 2017 Attempts

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. Members of the Assembly and Senate return to work this week after a three-month recess …

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    Below 100 - Rancho Cordova

    LOCATION: Rancho Cordova, CA
    DATE: 02/28/2018

    BELOW 100 - The last time line-of-duty officer deaths were below 100 was 1943. Over the last five years, those …

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  • Dec 19, 2017
    News

    3 IMPACTS OF THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT) ON POLICING

    3 IMPACTS OF THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT) ON POLICING Lieutenant Brian Ellis; Sacramento Police Department It’s a Saturday night on …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - Clovis

    LOCATION: Clovis, CA
    DATE: 05/25/2018

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

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  • Dec 12, 2017
    News

    WARRANTLESS SEARCH OF PROBATIONER’S RESIDENCE REASONABLE DESPITE OBJECTION OF CO-OCCUPANT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On November 30, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held, in Smith v. City …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - Fontana

    LOCATION: Fontana, CA
    DATE: 05/10/2018

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

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

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