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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

  • Apr 17, 2018
    News

    Legislature to Retry Public Release of Peace Officer Records

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director Two years ago, former Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) authored SB 1286, a measure that …

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    Bulletproof Spirit: Emotional Survival and Wellness Training - Long Beach

    LOCATION: Long Beach, CA
    DATE: 05/09/2018

    Without emotional survival training, officers are vulnerable to becoming seriously victimized by the job. • Suicide is the #1 Cause …

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  • Apr 17, 2018
    News

    CPOA Weighs in Early and Often on Use of Force Standard Proposal

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. Like our law enforcement partner associations and agencies, CPOA was blindsided with the proposed changes …

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    CPOA Region X Reception - Irwindale

    LOCATION: Irwindale, CA
    DATE: 05/01/2018

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  • Apr 16, 2018
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – MARCH 2018

    Courtesy of: James R. Touchstone, Esq. POLICE CONDUCT/CONSTITUTIONAL LAW A deputy who pointed a loaded gun at a suspect’s head …

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    Public Records Act - Atascadero

    LOCATION: Atascadero, CA
    DATE: 06/07/2018 - 06/08/2018

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

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  • Apr 10, 2018
    News

    OFFICER IS ENTITLED TO QUALIFIED IMMUNITY WHERE OFFICER’S ACTIONS DO NOT VIOLATE CLEARLY ESTABLISHED RIGHT THAT A REASONABLE OFFICER WOULD HAVE KNOWN

    Courtesy of: James R. Touchstone, Esq. On April 2, 2018, in Kisela v. Hughes, 2018 U.S. LEXIS 2245 (U.S. Apr. 2, …

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

    LOCATION: Redding, CA
    DATE: 05/07/2018

    In November 2016, the California voters passed PROPOSITION 64 (THE MARIJUANA ADULT USE ACT). The course will include not only …

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  • Apr 6, 2018
    News

    GUIDED BY U.S. SUPREME COURT PRECEDENT, CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT HOLDS THAT COLLECTION OF DNA CHEEK SWAB IS REASONABLE WHEN REQUIRED OF A FELONY ARRESTEE

    Courtesy of: James R. Touchstone, Esq. On April 2, 2018, in the case of People v. Buza, 2018 Cal. LEXIS 2245 …

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    Public Records Act - Bakersfield

    LOCATION: Bakersfield, CA
    DATE: 05/17/2018 - 05/18/2018

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

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  • Apr 4, 2018
    News

    CPOA Expresses Concerns Over Surveillance Policy Release Bill

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. Heard in Senate Public Safety this week was SB 1186 (Hill-D), a bill that would …

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    Peace Officer's Bill of Rights - Santa Ana

    LOCATION: Santa Ana, CA
    DATE: 05/22/2018

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

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  • Apr 4, 2018
    News

    DOJ Releases SB 54 Compliance Bulletin

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. Last week the CA Department of Justice released a bulletin to all of law enforcement …

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    Leading Yourself and Your Community in the 21st Century - San Luis Obispo

    LOCATION: San Luis Obispo, CA
    DATE: 05/07/2018

    The Company You Keep Taught by Chief Deanna Cantrell, San Luis Obispo Police Department Join San Luis Obispo Police Chief, …

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  • Mar 30, 2018
    News

    CALIFORNIA COURT OF APPEAL (1st DISTRICT) HOLDS CRIMINAL COURT’S BAIL DECISION UNCONSTITUTIONAL FOR FAILING TO ACCOUNT FOR INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF PARTICULAR DEFENDANT’S ABILITY TO PAY

    Courtesy of: James R. Touchstone, Esq. & Krista MacNevin Jee, Esq. On January 25, 2018, the First District, Division One of the …

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    Public Records Act - Turlock

    LOCATION: Turlock, CA
    DATE: 06/28/2018 - 06/29/2018

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

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  • Mar 20, 2018
    News

    CPOA’s Law & Legislation Committee Takes Bill Positions

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. By February 16th all 2018 bills needed to be introduced in the Legislature. From the …

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    Critical Incident Response for Supervisors and Managers - Porterville

    LOCATION: Porterville, CA
    DATE: 06/26/2018 - 06/28/2018

    Enhances the capabilities of Corporals, Sergeants, and Command Officers responsible for the resolution of critical incidents in a patrol environment. …

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  • Mar 13, 2018
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – FEBRUARY 2018

    CONSTITUTIONAL LAW A. Constitutional rights potentially violated where police department takes adverse action against officer based on private sexual conduct. …

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    Patrol Ops - Field Leadership - Larkspur

    LOCATION: Larkspur, CA
    DATE: 05/08/2018 - 05/10/2018

    Gain the tools you need to be competent and confident as a newly appointed corporal, or sergeant through adult learning …

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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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