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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

  • Jun 21, 2017
    News

    Legislature Passes Budget; Revised Public Safety Items Included

    By Shaun Rundle, Legislative & Region Affairs Representative. To meet their June 15th deadline, last week lawmakers passed a FY …

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    Public Records Act - Salinas

    LOCATION: Salinas, CA
    DATE: 02/22/2018 - 02/23/2018

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

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  • Jun 13, 2017
    News

    “Sanctuary State” Bill Begins Assembly Journey This Week

    By Shaun Rundle, Legislative & Region Affairs Representative. The bill by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León to cut …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - Redwood City

    LOCATION: Redwood City, CA
    DATE: 09/21/2017

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

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  • Jun 12, 2017
    News

    CPOA Case Summaries – May 2017

    CONSTITUTIONAL LAW A. United States Supreme Court strikes down Ninth Circuit’s “provocation rule” as undermining traditional Fourth Amendment reasonable force …

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    Community Policing in the 21st Century to Reduce Conflict (CP21) - Alhambra

    LOCATION: Alhambra, CA
    DATE: 07/18/2017

    This course will prepare attendees with the ability to provide their agency AND community members with critical information to build …

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  • Jun 7, 2017
    News

    Ninth Circuit, En Banc, Holds No Fourth Amendment Violation For A K9 Use Of Force During Commercial Burglary Investigation

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. and Denise L. Rocawich, Esq. of Jones & Mayer On June 6, 2017, the …

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    Human Trafficking - Camarillo

    LOCATION: Camarillo, CA
    DATE: 10/12/2017

    This course is an overview of a 10-month investigation by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, California Franchise Tax Board and …

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  • Jun 5, 2017
    News

    Agency Surveillance Use Bill Barely Passes Senate

    By Shaun Rundle, Legislative & Region Affairs Representative. With 40 members of the State Senate, non-tax or urgency bills need …

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  • Event

    Public Records Act - Ventura

    LOCATION: Ventura, CA
    DATE: 06/28/2017 - 06/29/2017

    Learn the statutory and case law requirements in the dissemination of public records to protect your agency.

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  • Jun 5, 2017
    News

    Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeal Hold That Federal District-Wide Courtroom Shackling Policy Is Unconstitutional

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. of Jones & Mayer On May 31, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, …

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    Leadership Development Course - McClellan

    LOCATION: McClellan, CA
    DATE: 04/10/2017 - 05/19/2017

    This exclusive class provides line-level officers the building blocks to grow into leadership positions through the belief that the most …

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  • Jun 1, 2017
    News

    United States Supreme Court Strikes Down Ninth Circuit’s “Provocation Rule” As Undermining Traditional Fourth Amendment Reasonable Force Analysis

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. of Jones & Mayer On May 30, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued …

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    Public Records Act - Clovis

    LOCATION: Clovis, CA
    DATE: 10/12/2017 - 10/13/2017

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

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  • May 30, 2017
    News

    Public Safety Bills Head to Full Senate and Assembly for Debates

    By Shaun Rundle, Legislative & Region Affairs Representative. Hundreds of bills faced a final test last week as legislation with …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - Simi Valley

    LOCATION: Simi Valley, CA
    DATE: 08/30/2017

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

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  • May 22, 2017
    News

    Governor’s May Budget Revise Includes Cannabis Proposals

    By Shaun Rundle, Legislative & Region Affairs Representative. Last week the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released a report highlighting …

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  • Event

    COPSWEST Training & Expo 2017

    LOCATION: Palm Springs Convention Center and Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
    DATE: 10/30/2017 - 11/01/2017

    Join thousands of public safety colleagues at the Palm Springs Convention Center for COPSWEST Training & Expo October 30 - …

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  • May 16, 2017
    News

    Officer Entitled To Qualified Immunity For Fatal Shooting Of Suspect Armed With A Knife

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. of Jones & Mayer On May 12, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held, …

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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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