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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

  • Jul 23, 2021
    News

    CPOA Case Summaries – June 2021

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW/POLICE CONDUCT A. The Supreme Court clarifies the extent of authority of Indian …

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    Officer Involved Shooting - Supervisor & Management Responsibility - Riverside

    LOCATION: Riverside, CA
    DATE: 10/05/2021 - 10/06/2021

    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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  • Jul 15, 2021
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    Ninth Circuit Stays District Court Ruling Holding that California Assault Weapons Laws are Unconstitutional

    Provided by James R. Touchstone, Esq. In the June 2021 case of Miller v. Bonta,[1] the United States District Court …

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    Legislative Deep Dive

    LOCATION: Live Webinar
    DATE: 08/03/2021

    A Collaborative Forum for Exchanging Ideas, Best Practices, and Answering Questions During the COVID-19 Pandemic brought to you by the …

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  • Jul 14, 2021
    News

    Under the Fourth Amendment, Pursuit of a Fleeing Misdemeanor Suspect does not always Justify a Warrantless Entry into a Home

    Provided by James R. Touchstone, Esq. In Lange v. California,[1] the United States Supreme Court held that an officer’s pursuit …

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    Internal Affairs Investigations - Riverside

    LOCATION: Riverside, CA
    DATE: 08/02/2021 - 08/04/2021

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

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  • Jul 14, 2021
    News

    Qualified Immunity Bill Gets Amended, As Does Cop Minimum Age

    By: Shaun Rundle, CPOA Deputy Director. Two of the bills that CPOA’s Law & Legislation Committee felt to be of …

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    Legal Advisors Group Meeting-November

    LOCATION: Virtual
    DATE: 11/11/2021

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

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  • Jun 16, 2021
    News

    CPOA Case Summaries – May 2021

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW/POLICE CONDUCT A. Persistent odor of unspecified smoke did not allow for warrantless …

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    Legal Advisors Group Meeting-October

    LOCATION: Virtual
    DATE: 10/14/2021

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

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  • Jun 14, 2021
    News

    Few Public Safety Bills Remain Unchanged as Year Progresses

    By: Shaun Rundle, CPOA Deputy Director. As a result of our lobbying work during the many legislative deadlines that occur …

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    Legal Advisors Group Meeting-September

    LOCATION: Virtual
    DATE: 09/09/2021

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

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  • May 25, 2021
    News

    Detectives Were Entitled to Qualified Immunity Because it Was Not Clearly Established That Their Interrogation Tactics Shocked the Conscience

    Provided by James R. Touchstone, Esq. In Tobias v. Arteaga,[1] the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the denial of …

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    Legal Advisors Group Meeting-August

    LOCATION: Virtual
    DATE: 08/12/2021

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

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  • May 25, 2021
    News

    Supreme Court Rejects Broad Application Extending Community Caretaking Exception to Warrantless Searches and Seizures in Home in Certain Circumstances

    Provided by James R. Touchstone, Esq. In a unanimous 9-0 decision, the United States Supreme Court in Caniglia v. Strom[1] …

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    Legal Advisors Group Meeting-July

    LOCATION: Virtual
    DATE: 07/08/2021

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

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  • May 25, 2021
    News

    Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Section 3303(G) does not Require Automatic Disclosure of Reports and Complaints Prior to any Further Interrogation of an Officer Under Investigation

    Provided by James R. Touchstone, Esq. In Oakland Police Officers’ Ass’n v. City of Oakland,[1] the California First District Court …

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    Region X- Community Policing in the 21st Century - Wilmington

    LOCATION: Wilmington, CA
    DATE: 08/30/2021

    Free

    Community Policing in the 21st Century to Reduce Conflict (CP21) Created by Long Beach Police Sergeant Jason Lehman and facilitated …

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  • May 18, 2021
    News

    CPOA Case Summaries – April 2021

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. QUALIFIED IMMUNITY Detectives were entitled to qualified immunity because it was not clearly established …

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    Public Records Act - Corona

    LOCATION: Corona, CA
    DATE: 09/09/2021 - 09/10/2021

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

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