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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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News & Events

  • Feb 13, 2019
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – JANUARY 2019

    CONSTITUTIONAL LAW A. Search incident to arrest may occur prior to arrest if probable cause exists, even where the crime …

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    Officer Involved Shooting - Supervisor & Management Responsibility - Madera

    LOCATION: Madera, CA
    DATE: 05/09/2019 - 05/10/2019

    Legal Aspects: Current Public Perceptions Criminal/Administrative Investigations Case Law Risk Management Issues Media Relations: Controlling the Flow of Information Press …

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  • Feb 5, 2019
    News

    COLLECTION OF DEFENDANT’S DNA SAMPLE WAS UNLAWFUL UNDER THE FOURTH AMENDMENT BECAUSE PROSECUTION FAILED TO PROVE THAT HIS DNA WAS COLLECTED AS PART OF A ROUTINE BOOKING PROCEDURE

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In the case of People v. Marquez, 2019 Cal. App. LEXIS 48 (4th Dist. …

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    Leading in Crisis: Response and Mitigation of Critical Incidents - Madera

    LOCATION: Madera, CA
    DATE: 06/18/2019 - 06/20/2019

    This "updated" course enhances the capabilities of FTO's, Corporals, Sergeants, and Team Leaders* responsible for the resolution of critical incidents …

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  • Feb 1, 2019
    News

    EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCE OF INMATE DISTURBANCES AND LOCKDOWNS JUSTIFIED JAIL OFFICIALS’ DENYING PRETRIAL DETAINEE PLAINTIFF A BED AS OFFICIALS WERE PRIORITIZING SECURITY NEEDS

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On January 11, 2019 in the case of Olivier v. Baca, 2019 U.S. App. …

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    Public Records Act - Redding

    LOCATION: Redding, CA
    DATE: 06/13/2019 - 06/14/2019

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

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  • Feb 1, 2019
    News

    SEARCH INCIDENT TO ARREST MAY OCCUR PRIOR TO ARREST IF PROBABLE CAUSE EXISTS, EVEN WHERE THE CRIME FOR WHICH PROBABLE CAUSE EXISTED IS DIFFERENT FROM CRIME OF SUBSEQUENT ARREST

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On January 9, 2019, in the case of United States v. Johnson, 2019 U.S. …

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    Public Records Act - Ontario

    LOCATION: Ontario, CA
    DATE: 05/22/2019 - 05/23/2019

    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 28, 2019
    News

    BUREAU OF PRISONS STATUTE PROHIBITING THE MAILING OF THREATENING LETTERS WHILE IMPRISONED IS NOT UNCONSTITUTIONALLY VAGUE AND IS SUFFICIENTLY NARROW TO ENCOMPASS UNTRUTHFUL THREATS

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On December 20, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided two related cases …

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    Use of Force/Liability/Litigation - Ontario

    LOCATION: Ontario, CA
    DATE: 04/23/2019 - 04/24/2019

    The Legal Implications of Use of Force reviews recent court cases covering use of force, utilizes video to fully understand …

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  • Jan 16, 2019
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – DECEMBER 2018

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW No reasonable suspicion to detain or patsearch defendant because police received general …

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    Public Records Act - La Mesa

    LOCATION: La Mesa, CA
    DATE: 06/04/2019 - 06/05/2019

    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 15, 2019
    News

    Use of Force Legislation Negotiations Prove Nothing Has Changed

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. We would like to think the Legislature learns its lessons when one of their priority …

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    Public Records Act - Napa

    LOCATION: Napa, CA
    DATE: 03/04/2019 - 03/05/2019

    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 8, 2019
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – NOVEMBER 2018

    CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Traffic stop was not unconstitutionally prolonged by dog sniff where the motorist was cited for a tinted-window infraction, …

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    Canine Program Management - Fullerton

    LOCATION: Fullerton, CA
    DATE: 04/29/2019 - 05/01/2019

    Updated and Revised! Gain insight into creating a program, improving an existing one and meeting standards to make your program successful. …

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  • Jan 8, 2019
    News

    CALIFORNIA DOJ PROMULGATES GUIDELINES REGARDING RETENTION REQUIREMENTS FOR RECORDS PURSUANT TO SENATE BILL 1421

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On January 3, 2019, the Division of Law Enforcement of the California Department of …

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    Leadership Strategies and Dealing with Problem Employees - Santa Monica

    LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA
    DATE: 04/22/2019

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

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  • Jan 3, 2019
    News

    2019 Legislation: Mentally Ill & Homeless Among Expected Topics

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director.  In preparation for the 2019-2020 Legislative session beginning on January 7th, legislators both returning and …

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    Public Records Act - Clovis

    LOCATION: Clovis, CA
    DATE: 02/19/2019 - 02/20/2019

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

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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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