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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

  • Feb 16, 2021
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – JANUARY 2021

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW District Court erred by applying the subjective deliberate indifference standard to plaintiff’s …

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    Legislative Deep Dive

    LOCATION: Live Webinar
    DATE: 05/04/2021

    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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  • Feb 12, 2021
    News

    Legislation 2021: Just When We Thought They Ran Out of Ideas

    By: Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. Criminal justice reform since 2014 has been a ping pong game between the Legislature and …

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    Crisis Intervention Training (40-hour) - Turlock

    LOCATION: Turlock, CA
    DATE: 04/19/2021 - 04/22/2021

    The purpose of this 40 hour training course is to provide public safety personnel with the knowledge and skill to …

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  • Feb 3, 2021
    News

    FACTUAL DISPUTES PREVENTED COURT’S DETERMINATION OF PLAINTIFF’S FIRST AMENDMENT CLAIM UNDER PICKERING BALANCING TEST

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In Moser v. Las Vegas Metro. Police Dept., the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals …

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    Public Records Act - Livermore

    LOCATION: Livermore, CA
    DATE: 04/28/2021 - 04/29/2021

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

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  • Jan 26, 2021
    News

    VOLUNTARY VACCINE AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

    Courtesy of Paul R. Coble, Esq. & Richard A. Lucero, Esq. of Jones & Mayer While the distribution of the …

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    Doxing Law Enforcement: How to Protect your Personal Information Online

    LOCATION: Live Webinar 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m
    DATE: 04/21/2021

    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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  • Jan 20, 2021
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – DECEMBER 2020

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW/POLICE CONDUCT Reasonable factfinder could conclude that police officer violated plaintiff’s due process …

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    Region X- Homeless Liaison Officer - Beverly Hills

    LOCATION: Beverly Hills, CA
    DATE: 05/19/2021

    $90 – Members
    $110 – Non-Members

    Police agencies will learn best practices on how to effectively deal with their respective homeless population. Collaborating with various non-profits, …

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  • Jan 13, 2021
    News

    2021 Legislative Year: Officer Qualifications, Records Release and More

    By: Shaun Rundle, CPOA Deputy Director. Legislators feeling frustrated by a 2020 year impacted by the pandemic have reintroduced some …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - 8-Hour Virtual

    LOCATION: Live Webinar
    DATE: 04/14/2021

    $190.00

    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 7, 2021
    News

    EXECUTIVE DECISIONS AND THE COVID-19 VACCINES

    Courtesy of Paul R. Coble, Esq. & Richard A. Lucero, Esq. The availability of effective vaccines offers a major advancement …

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    Region IX - Genetic Genealogy for Investigators - Carlsbad

    LOCATION: Carlsbad, CA
    DATE: 05/13/2021 - 05/14/2021

    $149– Members
    $179 – Non-Members

    This course  will explore and discuss the application of Forensic Genetic Genealogy (FGG) and the ways it aids in investigations. …

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  • Jan 4, 2021
    News

    REASONABLE FACTFINDER COULD CONCLUDE THAT POLICE OFFICER VIOLATED PLAINTIFF’S DUE PROCESS RIGHTS BY OBTAINING COURT ORDER TO DESTROY PLAINTIFF’S FIREARMS WITHOUT GIVING HIM NOTICE

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In Wright v. Beck,[1] the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a plaintiff, …

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    Peace Officers' Bill of Rights - 6-Hours VIRTUAL

    LOCATION: Live Webinar
    DATE: 03/25/2021

    $138.00

    This course is an abbreviated version of CPOA's 8-hour course on Peace Officers' Bill of Rights. Whether you are the …

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  • Dec 2, 2020
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – OCTOBER 2020

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq., Jones & Mayer CONSTITUTIONAL LAW/POLICE CONDUCT Ninth Circuit denies federal defendants’ motion for stay …

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    Region II - Internal Affairs Primer - Virtual

    LOCATION: Live Webinar
    DATE: 04/08/2021

    $95– Members
    $120 – Non-Members

    In this 8 hour class we will go over: Supervisor Essentials: Misconduct, Administrative Investigations, and Due Process Rights This course …

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  • Nov 16, 2020
    News

    GENUINE ISSUE OF FACT EXISTED AS TO WHETHER DEFENDANT USED EXCESSIVE FORCE IN BRIEFLY KNEELING ON PLAINTIFF’S BACK

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In a case filed on October 27, 2020, in Cortesluna v. Luna,[1] the Ninth …

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    Legal Advisors Group Meeting-June

    LOCATION: Virtual
    DATE: 06/10/2021

    The CPOA Legal Advisors Group is a mixture of sworn personnel, city and county attorneys and legal experts who meet …

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