By Shaun Rundle, Legislative & Region Affairs Representative.
2017 has been no less of a Capitol attack on the law enforcement profession than previous years. In our lobbying attempts, CPOA and our fellow association partners have had to first overcome the wave of negative public rhetoric before we can even have conversations with most Legislators and staff about the details of their legislation. Lawmakers listen to what they want to believe about California’s criminal justice system, despite our educating them on crime facts and trends. Our Law & Legislation Committee meets monthly to review the biggest bills facing the profession, and they have taken positions on several measures that I have lobbied at the Capitol.
CPOA’s current list of bill positions, and the legislation analyses can be found here under “2017 Bill Positions.”