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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

  • Nov 7, 2018
    News

    A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION IS NO LONGER PENDING — AND THE TOLLING PERIOD IN POBRA’S SECTION 3304(D)(2)(A) ENDS — WHEN A FINAL DETERMINATION IS MADE NOT TO PROSECUTE ALL OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS IMPLICATED IN THE MISCONDUCT AT ISSUE

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In the case of Bacilio v. City of L.A., 2018 Cal. App. LEXIS 968 …

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    Oral Interview Dynamics: Promotional Preparation - Long Beach

    LOCATION: Long Beach, CA
    DATE: 01/07/2019

    The goal of this course is to help you showcase your individual supervisory & management potential through any selection process. …

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  • Nov 7, 2018
    News

    Public Safety Organizations Drafting UOF Legislation

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. It is no secret that Assembly member Shirley Weber will be introducing a 2019 version …

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    Use of Force/Liability/Litigation - Newport Beach

    LOCATION: Newport Beach, CA
    DATE: 01/28/2019 - 01/29/2019

    Don’t play the probability game – a high-profile use of force incident could happen to your agency. Be prepared. The …

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  • Oct 30, 2018
    News

    PETITIONER ENTITLED TO RETURN OF SEIZED MARIJUANA PROPERTY UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On August 16, 2018 in the case of Smith v. Superior Court of San …

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    Public Records Act - Newport Beach

    LOCATION: Newport Beach, CA
    DATE: 01/30/2019 - 01/31/2019

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

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  • Oct 26, 2018
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – SEPTEMBER 2018

    POLICE CONDUCT/CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Individual has established Fourth Amendment right to privacy against intrusion involving visual search of naked body, where …

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    Public Records Act - Fullerton

    LOCATION: Fullerton, CA
    DATE: 12/11/2018 - 12/12/2018

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

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  • Oct 26, 2018
    News

    DUE TO THE PASSAGE OF PROPOSITION 57, ALL NONVIOLENT STATE PRISONERS, INCLUDING “THIRD STRIKE” OFFENDERS, ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE CONSIDERATION

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On September 7, 2018 in In re Edwards, 26 Cal. App. 5th 1181 (2018), …

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    Promotional Preparation - Bakersfield

    LOCATION: Bakersfield, CA
    DATE: 01/25/2019

    Are YOU ready for promotion? Come join CPOA and Captain Andy Borrello, Ret. (Author of Police Promotion Super Course) for a presentation …

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  • Oct 8, 2018
    News

    POLICE OFFICER BODY CAMERA VIDEO AND AUDIO RECORDINGS OF “CRITICAL INCIDENTS” ARE DISCLOSABLE UNDER THE PUBLIC RECORDS ACT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. & Keth F. Collins, Esq. On September 30, 2018 Governor Brown signed into law …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - San Pablo

    LOCATION: San Pablo, CA
    DATE: 01/09/2019

    How will 2019 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact informs you of changes in statutory …

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  • Oct 3, 2018
    News

    RECORDS OF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGS, USES OF FORCE RESULTING IN GREAT BODILY INJURY OR DEATH, AND SUSTAINED INCIDENTS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND DISHONESTY ARE SUBJECT TO DISCLOSURE UNDER THE PUBLIC RECORDS ACT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. & Gregory P. Palmer, Esq. Governor Brown recently signed into law Senate Bill 1421 …

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    Peace Officer's Bill of Rights - Emeryville

    LOCATION: Emeryville, CA
    DATE: 12/10/2018

    Whether you are the subject of an IA investigation or conducting the questioning, it is important to fully understand the …

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  • Oct 2, 2018
    News

    Governor Signs Policing Transparency Measures into Law

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. Cementing the final criminal justice components of his legacy of his Governorship, which spreads over …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Grass Valley

    LOCATION: Grass Valley, CA
    DATE: 12/17/2018

    How will 2019 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact informs you of changes in statutory …

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  • Sep 28, 2018
    News

    DISTRICT COURT ORDER IN IMMIGRATION CASE GRANTS CITY’S APPLICATION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION WHERE ATTORNEY GENERAL SEEKS TO IMPOSE IMMIGRATION CONDITIONS ON FEDERAL GRANTS FOR CITY

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On September 13, 2018 in the case of City of Los Angeles v. Jefferson …

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    Legislative Summit 2019

    LOCATION: Sacramento, CA
    DATE: 03/12/2019 - 03/13/2019

    Collaborate with fellow public safety professionals at the 27th Annual Law Enforcement Legislative Summit, March 12-13, 2019 in Sacramento. Speakers …

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  • Sep 28, 2018
    News

    CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT DENIES REVIEW OF COURT OF APPEAL DECISION ON POBRA STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. & Paul R. Coble, Esq. As reported to you in an earlier Client Alert …

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    CP21: Community Policing in the 21st Century to Reduce Conflict - San Pedro

    LOCATION: San Pedro, CA
    DATE: 01/23/2019

    After his involvement in police use of force incidents, Long Beach Police Officer Jason Lehman created this unique, award-winning program to better …

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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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