About CPOA

Everything we do is designed to help YOU do what YOU do best. We are committed to enabling you to deliver exceptional service to the communities you serve.


    • More knowledge means the potential to move ahead, but it can be hard to carve out time for education, much less completing required training. CPOA provides a wide range professional leadership development and training for any stage in your career.


    • Decisions in Sacramento have an impact on the work you do, but keeping up with the latest issues can be daunting, and you many not have access to the real story. CPOA helps you understand the issues impacting law enforcement and takes positions on future legislation affecting your career.


    • Your career is important to you. Contacts guide and mentor you to your next step in advancement. CPOA helps you make connections that make a difference, both personally and professionally at every stage in your career.


CPOA is:

Your source for professional development and training.

Your voice on issues impacting law enforcement.

Your choice for connections that make a difference throughout your career.

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Our Vision

“Advancing Law Enforcement, Strengthening our Profession, Developing Leaders.”


Mission Statement

“To serve all California law enforcement by enhancing the profession through training, mentorship, professionalism, community engagement and advocacy”


Core Values: (WE VALUE)

“The health, welfare and development of our members”

“A profession that is skilled, well-trained and knowledgeable”

“Supporting sensible legislation through advocacy at the federal, state and local levels”

“Building trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve”

“Professional development and advancement through partnership and collaboration”




The California Peace Officers’ Association was established in 1921 and is committed to developing progressive leadership for the California law enforcement community through organizational networking, professional development, technology advancement and public policy advocacy. CPOA has more than 23,000 members of all ranks from municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies from throughout the state of California.