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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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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. Register For Training

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News & Events

  • Jan 20, 2021
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – DECEMBER 2020

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW/POLICE CONDUCT Reasonable factfinder could conclude that police officer violated plaintiff’s due process …

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    Leadership Development Course - Watsonville- Nominations are OPEN!

    LOCATION: Watsonville, CA
    DATE: 03/15/2021 - 04/09/2021

    Today, more than ever, law enforcement commands are looking for the next generation leaders, in all levels and departments of …

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  • Jan 13, 2021
    News

    2021 Legislative Year: Officer Qualifications, Records Release and More

    By: Shaun Rundle, CPOA Deputy Director. Legislators feeling frustrated by a 2020 year impacted by the pandemic have reintroduced some …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - 8-Hour Virtual

    LOCATION: Live Webinar
    DATE: 04/14/2021

    $190.00

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

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  • Jan 7, 2021
    News

    EXECUTIVE DECISIONS AND THE COVID-19 VACCINES

    Courtesy of Paul R. Coble, Esq. & Richard A. Lucero, Esq. The availability of effective vaccines offers a major advancement …

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    Region IX - Genetic Genealogy for Investigators - Carlsbad

    LOCATION: Carlsbad, CA
    DATE: 05/13/2021 - 05/14/2021

    $149– Members
    $179 – Non-Members

    This course  will explore and discuss the application of Forensic Genetic Genealogy (FGG) and the ways it aids in investigations. …

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  • Jan 4, 2021
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    REASONABLE FACTFINDER COULD CONCLUDE THAT POLICE OFFICER VIOLATED PLAINTIFF’S DUE PROCESS RIGHTS BY OBTAINING COURT ORDER TO DESTROY PLAINTIFF’S FIREARMS WITHOUT GIVING HIM NOTICE

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In Wright v. Beck,[1] the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a plaintiff, …

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    Internal Affairs Investigations - Redding

    LOCATION: Redding, CA
    DATE: 02/22/2021 - 02/24/2021

    Learn the differences between civil and criminal liability and acquire a strong working knowledge of the Peace Officer Procedural Bill …

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  • Dec 2, 2020
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – OCTOBER 2020

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq., Jones & Mayer CONSTITUTIONAL LAW/POLICE CONDUCT Ninth Circuit denies federal defendants’ motion for stay …

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    Peace Officers' Bill of Rights - 8-Hours VIRTUAL

    LOCATION: Live Webinar
    DATE: 03/25/2021

    $138.00

    This course is an abbreviated version of CPOA's 8-hour course on Peace Officers' Bill of Rights. Whether you are the …

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  • Nov 16, 2020
    News

    GENUINE ISSUE OF FACT EXISTED AS TO WHETHER DEFENDANT USED EXCESSIVE FORCE IN BRIEFLY KNEELING ON PLAINTIFF’S BACK

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In a case filed on October 27, 2020, in Cortesluna v. Luna,[1] the Ninth …

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    Region VIII - Internal Affairs Primer - Virtual

    LOCATION: Live Webinar
    DATE: 02/11/2021

    $95– Members
    $120 – Non-Members

    In this 8 hour class we will go over: Supervisor Essentials: Misconduct, Administrative Investigations, and Due Process Rights This course …

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  • Oct 29, 2020
    News

    OFFICER ENTITLED TO QUALIFIED IMMUNITY IN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Ventura v. Rutledge[1] concluded that an officer …

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    Legal Advisors Group Meeting-June

    LOCATION: Virtual
    DATE: 06/10/2021

    The CPOA Legal Advisors Group is a mixture of sworn personnel, city and county attorneys and legal experts who meet …

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  • Oct 15, 2020
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – SEPTEMBER 2020

    Provided by James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW/POLICE CONDUCT Dissent from Ninth Circuit’s denial of rehearing en banc argues that …

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    Legal Advisors Group Meeting-May

    LOCATION: Virtual
    DATE: 05/13/2021

    The CPOA Legal Advisors Group is a mixture of sworn personnel, city and county attorneys and legal experts who meet …

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  • Oct 12, 2020
    News

    Use of Force Policy and Investigation Reforms Are Coming in 2021

    By Shaun Rundle, Deputy Director. Just as you’ve been updating your agency policies to adhere to the use of deadly …

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    Legal Advisors Group Meeting-April

    LOCATION: Virtual
    DATE: 04/08/2021

    The CPOA Legal Advisors Group is a mixture of sworn personnel, city and county attorneys and legal experts who meet …

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  • Sep 18, 2020
    News

    BAIL DETERMINATIONS MUST BE BASED UPON CONSIDERATION OF INDIVIDUALIZED CRITERIA

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq., Jones & Mayer On August 26, 2020, the Supreme Court of California issued an …

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    Legal Advisors Group Meeting-March

    LOCATION: Virtual
    DATE: 03/11/2021

    The CPOA Legal Advisors Group is a mixture of sworn personnel, city and county attorneys and legal experts who meet …

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