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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

  • Dec 12, 2017
    News

    WARRANTLESS SEARCH OF PROBATIONER’S RESIDENCE REASONABLE DESPITE OBJECTION OF CO-OCCUPANT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On November 30, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held, in Smith v. City …

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    Public Records Act - Fontana

    LOCATION: Fontana, CA
    DATE: 03/28/2018 - 03/29/2018

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

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  • Dec 12, 2017
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – NOVEMBER 2017

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW   A defendant may challenge evidence found in a searched vehicle as …

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

    LOCATION: San Luis Obispo, CA
    DATE: 01/26/2018

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

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  • Dec 7, 2017
    News

    POLICE BODY WORN CAMERAS: IS TRANSPARENCY ACHIEVABLE?

    POLICE BODY WORN CAMERAS: IS TRANSPARENCY ACHIEVABLE? Jarod Primicerio California State University Dominguez Hills Introduction When any type of emergency …

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    Critical Incident Response for Supervisors and Managers - Ukiah

    LOCATION: Ukiah, CA
    DATE: 01/31/2018 - 02/02/2018

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

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  • Nov 29, 2017
    News

    WARRANTLESS SEARCH OF VEHICLE DASHBOARD CONSOLE IS PERMISSIBLE UNDER THE “AUTOMOBILE EXCEPTION” WHEN SUPPORTED BY PROBABLE CAUSE

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On November 13, 2017, the California Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District decided, …

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    Legislative Update - French Camp (12/15/17)

    LOCATION: French Camp, CA
    DATE: 12/15/2017

    How will 2018 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Legislative Update informs you of changes in statutory law enacted in …

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  • Nov 29, 2017
    News

    DISTRICT COURT CONCLUDES THAT THE FOURTH AMENDMENT DOES NOT REQUIRE JUDICIAL REVIEW OF ICE OFFICERS’ PROBABLE CAUSE DETERMINATIONS

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In June 2017, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, in …

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    Police Lieutenant Promotional Workshop - Fairfield

    LOCATION: Fairfield, CA
    DATE: 03/28/2018

    What you will learn: Are you ready for promotion? Captain (Ret.) Andy Borrello (Author of Police Promotion Super Course) will …

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  • Nov 15, 2017
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – OCTOBER 2017

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. PEACE OFFICER PERSONNEL RECORDS Prosecution’s notice to defense counsel that officer’s personnel file contained …

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    Police Sergeant Promotional Workshop - Fairfield

    LOCATION: Fairfield, CA
    DATE: 03/27/2018

    What you will learn: Are you ready for promotion? Captain (Ret.) Andy Borrello (Author of Police Promotion Super Course) will …

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  • Nov 15, 2017
    News

    CPOA Board Approves 2018 Legislative Platform

    By Shaun Rundle, Legislative & Region Affairs Representative. At its annual COPSWEST meeting, CPOA’s Board of Directors reviewed and approved …

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    Critical Incident Response for Supervisors and Managers - El Segundo

    LOCATION: El Segundo, CA
    DATE: 03/05/2018 - 03/07/2018

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

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  • Oct 18, 2017
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – SEPTEMBER 2017

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Summary judgment properly denied on deputy’s defense of qualified immunity in excessive …

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    Critical Incident Response for Supervisors and Managers - Livermore

    LOCATION: Livermore, CA
    DATE: 12/11/2017 - 12/13/2017

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

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  • Oct 11, 2017
    News

    2017: Another Legislative Year of Favoring Offenders Over Victims

    By Shaun Rundle, Legislative & Region Affairs Representative. The last few years of criminal justice reform in California has appeared …

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    FTO Adult Learning Techniques - Elk Grove

    LOCATION: Elk Grove, CA
    DATE: 03/29/2018 - 03/30/2018

    CPOA is excited to offer an Advanced Field Training course to enhance the training skills of training officers beyond mandatory …

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  • Sep 28, 2017
    News

    NINTH CIRCUIT REVERSES DENIAL OF QUALIFIED IMMUNITY TO OFFICERS INVOLVED IN FATAL SHOOTING

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On September 15, 2017, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Woodward …

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    Leadership Primer for Commanders - Elk Grove

    LOCATION: Elk Grove, CA
    DATE: 02/26/2018 - 02/27/2018

    Now, more than ever, law enforcement needs leaders who can motivate, inspire, and influence others to improve their organizations’ performance …

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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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