About CPOA


The California Peace Officers’ Association (CPOA) 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 is a 501(c)(6) non-union professional organization with more than 26,000 members of all ranks from municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies from throughout the state of California.


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”