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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

  • Mar 22, 2019
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – FEBRUARY 2019

    CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on excessive fines applies to the States. Timbs v. Indiana, 2019 U.S. LEXIS 1350 (U.S. …

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    Patrol Ops - Field Leadership - Anaheim

    LOCATION: Anaheim, CA
    DATE: 05/29/2019 - 05/31/2019

    Gain the tools you need to be competent and confident as a sergeant through adult learning activities, scenario-based training and …

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  • Mar 19, 2019
    News

    CPOA Working to Tell the ‘Real Story’ of Criminal Justice in CA

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director.  A resounding theme from last week’s 27th Annual Law Enforcement Legislative Summit, an event CPOA …

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    Survive and Thrive - Valor Program

    LOCATION: Solvang, CA
    DATE: 06/03/2019 - 06/04/2019

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  • Mar 19, 2019
    News

    DISTRICT COURT ORDERS INJUNCTION ENJOINING SHERIFF FROM USING BAIL SCHEDULE TO DETERMINE RELEASE OF DETAINEES WHO CANNOT AFFORD BAIL

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In the March 4, 2019 case of Buffin v. City & Cnty. of S.F.,[1] …

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    Train the Trainer - Valor Program

    LOCATION: Solvang, CA
    DATE: 06/05/2019

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  • Mar 7, 2019
    News

    CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS THAT OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE AIRTIME CREDIT WAS NOT A RIGHT PROTECTED BY THE CONTRACT CLAUSE AND THEREFORE COULD BE ELIMINATED BY THE LEGISLATURE

    On March 4, 2019, the California Supreme Court, in Cal Fire Local 2881 v. California Public Employees’ Retirement System,[1] affirmed …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - Arcadia

    LOCATION: Arcadia, CA
    DATE: 06/06/2019

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

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  • Mar 6, 2019
    News

    Law & Legislation Committee Analyses First Wave of 2019 Bills

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director.  CPOA’s Law & Legislation Committee, which is comprised over thirty law enforcement personnel from across …

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    Public Records Act - Santa Barbara

    LOCATION: Santa Barbara, CA
    DATE: 05/06/2019 - 05/07/2019

    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 22, 2019
    News

    EIGHTH AMENDMENT’S PROHIBITION ON EXCESSIVE FINES APPLIES TO THE STATES

    On February 20, 2019 in the case of Timbs v. Indiana, 2019 U.S. LEXIS 1350 (Feb. 20, 2019), the United …

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    Transformational Leadership - Sacramento

    LOCATION: Sacramento, CA
    DATE: 04/25/2019

    Transformational Leadership provides an approach that causes change in individuals and social systems.  This course will synthesize the instructor’s training, …

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  • Feb 20, 2019
    News

    Legislature Hit with Two Use of Force Proposals

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director.  Assemblywoman Shirley Weber has introduced AB 392, her 2019 version of a use of force …

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    Officer Involved Shooting - Supervisor & Management Responsibility - Redding

    LOCATION: Redding, CA
    DATE: 05/08/2019 - 05/09/2019

    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 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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    Public Records Act - Glendale

    LOCATION: Glendale, CA
    DATE: 04/11/2019 - 04/12/2019

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

    LOCATION: Glendora, CA
    DATE: 09/18/2019

    $10 – Members
    $40 – Non-Members

    This class will provide an update on issues pertaining to marijuana and Proposition 215 and Senate Bill 420. Recent court …

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

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