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California Peace Officers' Association

Here for you.
Here for ALL law enforcement.
That's the CPOA Difference.

Our Mission

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

What We Offer


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.


This program is designed specifically to cover the law enforcement exposures faced by members of the FOP Legal Defense Plan by paying legal defense costs on behalf of participating members.

Law & Legislation

The California Peace Officers’ Association (CPOA) has an extremely active legislative program. In fact, because CPOA represents the totality of the law enforcement profession.


From live and virtual events, to member outreach between regions and committees, CPOA offers many ways to connect with law enforcement throughout California.

About Us

The California Peace Officers’ Association (CPOA), established in 1921, continues its commitment to developing progressie leadership for the California law enforcement community – no matter the rank or department – through organizational netowrking, professional development, technological advancement, and public policy advocacy. CPOA is a non-union professional association with more than 27,000 members of all ranks from municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies throughout California

Core Values

The health, welfare, and development of our members.

A profession that is skilled, well- trained, and knowledgeable

Supporting sensible legislation through advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels.

Building trust between law enforcement and the communities served.

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