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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

  • Aug 23, 2016
    News

    Getting Ahead of the Game with Crisis Communications

    Sitting around a conference table I remember vividly pitching story ideas to my boss who headed up the television station.  …

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    Internal Affairs Investigations - Santa Rosa

    LOCATION: Santa Rosa, CA
    DATE: 02/21/2017 - 02/23/2017

    Registration Fee $220.00

    What you will learn: Learn the differences between civil and criminal liability and acquire a strong working knowledge of the …

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  • Aug 22, 2016
    News

    More Law Enforcement Bills Head to Governor

    As the Legislature winds down the 2015-2016 session, they sent another handful of public safety bills to Governor Jerry Brown’s …

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    Legislative Update - Chico

    LOCATION: Chico, CA
    DATE: 12/15/2016

    Registration Fee $90.00

    Become informed of the changes in statutory law enacted in the current California legislative session that will impact law enforcement …

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  • Aug 17, 2016
    News

    Federal Court Prohibits U.S. From Prosecuting Those Who Comply With A State's Law Allowing Medical Marijuana

    On August 16, 2016, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeal, in United States v. McIntosh, vacated the orders of …

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    Procedural Justice - Oakland

    LOCATION: Oakland, CA
    DATE: 09/30/2016

    Registration Fee
    $20 / Members
    $40 / Non-members

    Anguished by his son Stephen's suicide, Deputy Chief Beckman relates a powerful story of Stephen's life, death, and the profound …

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  • Aug 15, 2016
    News

    CPOA Helps Delay Intrusive OIS Legislation

    By Shaun Rundle, Government Affairs and Public Safety Specialist The association’s collective voice for law enforcement in California spoke loud …

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    Legislative Update - Santa Ana

    LOCATION: Santa Ana, CA
    DATE: 12/06/2016

    Registration Fee $90.00

    Become informed of the changes in statutory law enacted in the current California legislative session that will impact law enforcement …

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  • Aug 15, 2016
    News

    CPOA Case Summaries – July 2016

    CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Defendant unambiguously invoked his right to remain silent during police interview, which meant that all subsequent statements were …

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  • Event

    Law Enforcement Marketing - Santa Maria

    LOCATION: Santa Maria, CA
    DATE: 11/03/2016

    Registration Fee $45.00 / Members; $85.00 / Non-members

    What you will learn: This course shows you how to identify your brand as a law enforcement agency, how to …

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  • Aug 4, 2016
    News

    Employers Must Provide Reasonable Accommodations to Employees Who Are Associated with a Disabled Person

    Summary On April 4, 2016, the California Court of Appeal in Castro-Ramirez v. Dependable Highway Express, Inc., 246 Cal. App. …

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    Legislative Update - Fontana

    LOCATION: Fontana, CA
    DATE: 12/08/2016

    Registration Fee $90.00

    Become informed of the changes in statutory law enacted in the current California legislative session that will impact law enforcement …

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  • Aug 2, 2016
    News

    Legislature Returns for Final Month of Session

    Week of August 1, 2016  By Shaun Rundle, Government Affairs and Public Safety Specialist Lawmakers returned from summer recess this …

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  • Event

    Pitchess Motion Update - Stockton

    LOCATION: Stockton, CA
    DATE: 10/26/2016

    Registration Fee $190.00

    Learn the statutory and case law requirements in the dissemination of public records to protect your agency.

  • Jul 26, 2016
    News

    Governor Signs CPOA-Supported Bills

    Week of July 25, 2016  By Shaun Rundle, Government Affairs and Public Safety Specialist Last Friday Governor Jerry Brown signed …

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    Legislative Update - Fresno

    LOCATION: Fresno, CA
    DATE: 12/01/2016

    Registration Fee $90.00

    Become informed of the changes in statutory law enacted in the current California legislative session that will impact law enforcement …

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  • Jul 25, 2016
    News

    The “In Car” Video of an Arrest, Used in an I.A. Investigation, Does Not Become a “Personnel Record”

    The “In Car” Video of an Arrest, Used in an I.A. Investigation, Does Not Become a “Personnel Record” Prepared by: …

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    Legislative Update - Watsonville

    LOCATION: Watsonville, CA
    DATE: 12/09/2016

    Registration Fee $90.00

    Become informed of the changes in statutory law enacted in the current California legislative session that will impact law enforcement …

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  • Jul 22, 2016
    News

    Are Records Regarding Government Business Subject to The CPRA if They are on Private Cell Phones or E-Mail Accounts?

    Prepared by Martin J. Mayer, Esq. of Jones & Mayer On July 5, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals, …

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    Legislative Update - El Cajon

    LOCATION: El Cajon, CA
    DATE: 12/07/2016

    Registration Fee $90.00

    Become informed of the changes in statutory law enacted in the current California legislative session that will impact law enforcement …

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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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