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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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News & Events

  • May 10, 2019
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – APRIL 2019

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Peace officer’s nonconsensual blood draw of defendant, who signed probation orders stating …

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    Critical Legal Issues Update: - Sacramento (and Mixer)

    LOCATION: Sacramento, CA
    DATE: 08/13/2019

    $65 Member
    $85 Non-member

    The concepts included in the program are considered to be innovative and revolutionary in the approach to teaching law and …

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  • May 1, 2019
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    Use of Force Bills Now Linked

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director.  In the final week for bills with fiscal impacts to be heard in their house …

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    Leading in Crisis: Response and Mitigation of Critical Incidents - Santa Cruz

    LOCATION: Santa Cruz, CA
    DATE: 10/21/2019 - 10/23/2019

    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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  • Apr 30, 2019
    News

    DISABILITY RETIREMENT APPLICATION DENIED TO EMPLOYEE WHO SETTLED A PENDING TERMINATION FOR CAUSE BY RESIGNATION

    by James R. Touchstone, Esq. The California First District Court, in Martinez v. Pub. Employees’ Ret. Sys., 2019 Cal. App. …

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    Use of Force/Liability/Litigation - Ripon

    LOCATION: Ripon, CA
    DATE: 09/04/2019 - 09/05/2019

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

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  • Apr 30, 2019
    News

    NINTH CIRCUIT AFFIRMS MUCH OF DISTRICT COURT DECISION NOT TO ENJOIN ENFORCEMENT OF CALIFORNIA IMMIGRATION STATUTES AB 450, AB 103, AND SB 54

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in United States v. California, 2019 U.S. App. …

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    Transformational Leadership (Supervisors) - San Bernardino

    LOCATION: San Bernardino, CA
    DATE: 10/03/2019

    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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  • Apr 30, 2019
    News

    “CHALKING” THE TIRES OF PARKED VEHICLES FOUND TO BE A VIOLATION OF THE FOURTH AMENDMENT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. Taylor v. City of Saginaw, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 11586 (6th Cir. Apr. 22, …

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    Transformational Leadership (Line Level) - San Bernardino

    LOCATION: San Bernardino, CA
    DATE: 10/02/2019

    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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  • Apr 22, 2019
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    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – MARCH 2019

    CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. A. Warrantless placement of a GPS tracker on a parolee’s car was …

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    Transformational Leadership - Riverside

    LOCATION: Riverside, CA
    DATE: 09/10/2019

    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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  • Apr 22, 2019
    News

    MARTIN V. CITY OF BOISE PETITION FOR REHEARING AND REHEARING EN BANC DENIED

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals published an order in Martin v. City of …

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    Officer Involved Shooting - Supervisor & Management Responsibility - San Bernardino

    LOCATION: San Bernardino, CA
    DATE: 10/09/2019 - 10/10/2019

    This course covers Legal Aspects and Investigation of an Officer Involved Shooting.  Discuss public perceptions, criminal/administration investigations, case law, and …

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  • Apr 15, 2019
    News

    Committee Passage of AB 392 Comes with Conditions

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director.  Last Tuesday, AB 392 (Weber-D) passed out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee, which was …

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    Crisis Intervention Training (8 HR) - Redding

    LOCATION: Redding, CA
    DATE: 07/08/2019

    The purpose of this 8 hour training course is to provide public safety personnel with the knowledge and skill to …

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  • Apr 9, 2019
    News

    UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT REJECTS DEATH PENALTY CHALLENGE BY INDIVIDUAL WITH RARE DISEASE

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In a 5-4 opinion, the United States Supreme Court majority in Bucklew v. Precythe, …

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    Region VII - The Fight After The Fight - 09/26/2019 - Solvang

    LOCATION: Solvang, CA
    DATE: 09/26/2019

    $40 – Members
    $50 – Non-Members

    It is a difficult time for the American police officer. A violent and aggressive war has been waged against law …

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  • Apr 9, 2019
    News

    DISTRICT COURT DECLARES CALIFORNIA LAW PROHIBITING THE POSSESSION AND USE OF GUN MAGAZINES WITH MORE THAN TEN ROUNDS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. The United States District Court for the Southern District of California recently held, in …

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    Peace Officer's Bill of Rights - San Bernardino

    LOCATION: San Bernardino, CA
    DATE: 08/01/2019

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

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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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