Call for Board Nominations

The Call for Board Nominations is now open.  CPOA is accepting nominations for: 2nd Vice President, 3rd Vice President, Treasurer, and three at-large Directors.

CPOA is looking for individuals that are interested in, and can contribute to, guiding the current and future role of the association.  Operating under its mission of “Building Future Law Enforcement Leaders”, interested individuals should desire to positively affect the California public safety community.

The benefits are many:

  • A significant role in advancing your profession
  • Contributing expands your reputation and increases your influence circles
  • An opportunity to enhance the value of CPOA to the law enforcement community
  • Access to up-to-date information about the challenges facing your profession
  • The chance to exchange ideas and perspectives with other statewide volunteer leaders

CPOA values and seeks diverse leadership as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, and professional level. We seek leaders from all types and sizes of eligible organizations.

The Board Development Committee has identified a number of desired attributes that will be part of the selection process for new board members.

  • Demonstrated leadership commitment and involvement with CPOA. Examples include service on a CPOA committee, region council, commission, or task force.
  • Recognized leadership in the law enforcement community. Examples include participation in local or statewide public safety initiatives/commissions/task forces (community or agency), educational advancement, or philanthropic organizations.
  • Relevant expertise in the disciplines of organizational management, such as branding, fundraising, component relations, finance, core initiative fulfillment, and strategic alliances.
  • Commitment to participate in three to four board meetings a year*. ASAE board members are also asked to attend CPOA events and campaigns, such as Legislative Day, COPSWEST, or to testify at the Capitol.
  • Positive leadership attributes, emotional intelligence, and the ability to work collaboratively and engage in appropriate debate and discussion when needed.
  • Visionary and strategic thinker, with demonstrated ability in new and innovative programs within the candidate’s sphere of influence. Examples include incorporating strategy, leadership, future focus, risk taking, and an entrepreneur spirit.

Download and read the position descriptions and selection criteria and then complete a nominee packet (or recommend that someone you know does!).  Go to and click the link in the Board of Directors area.

If you have questions about CPOA, please contact Executive Director Carol Leveroni at  Additionally, if you are not currently active in your region, we recommend that you reach out to the region chairs and attend the region meetings to learn more about CPOA.

The uniqueness of CPOA has always been its diversity of agencies and leadership ranks.  We encourage all interested in making a difference to the law enforcement profession through CPOA’s goals and strategies to become involved.  There has never been a better time than right now!

*Please see Position Descriptions for information pertaining to financial and other Board commitments.

To view additional details or to participate in the nomination process, click here.