Event Committee

Committee Chair: Lt. Mary Saporito, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

Event Committee

Committee Chair: Lt. Mary Saporito, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

The Event committee is comprised of twenty individuals consisting of 10 law enforcement representatives and 10 active exhibitor representatives.
This committee is dedicated to the success of Advance and CW Fleet.. The committee gives overall direction and guidance for these activities, program development, marketing, as well as vendor, attendee, and sponsor solicitations.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend and participate in in-person meetings three times per year (in the city of the upcoming events). However, calling in would suffice
  • Attend and participate three times per year in meetings via conference call
  • Must attend the event as a volunteerClick here to get involved.

Law & Legislation Committee

Committee Chair: Chief Randy Fenn, Fairfield Police Department

Law & Legislation Committee

Committee Chair: Chief Randy Fenn, Fairfield Police Department

The purpose of the Law & Legislation committee is to review, analyze and take positions on legislation and state ballot initiatives that will have an impact on California law enforcement. [toggleable more="Read More ›"] CPOA has an extremely active legislative program. In fact, because CPOA represents the totality of the law enforcement profession, hundreds of bills effecting CPOA members are reviewed each year. We take great care in developing positions on bills during each legislative session, and all legislation is evaluated by the committee, which examines each bill for a potential impact to peace officers. The Committee is not merely reactive – CPOA’s law & legislation committee has developed and proposed extremely significant measures.

Responsibilities

  • Attend monthly conference calls to review and discuss important legislation
  • Recommend (if able) a legislative position for CPOA to lobby on various pieces of legislation
  • Serve as a point-of-contact for certain policy areas (i.e. controlled substances, audio/video, patrol, ) for CPOA staff and leaders

Designated region leaders will be considered a committee member until their region position term ends. If the region leader (who is still part of the region board) wishes to remain on the committee past their region position term – and with their region’s agreement – their continued participation may continue. If either the region decides to appoint another region representation and/or the existing region leader has been termed off the region board entirely, their ongoing committee participation would default to the standard volunteer guidelines set forth by the committee.

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Endorsements Committee

Committee Chair: Sgt. Angela Voorhees, CSUN Police Department

Endorsements Committee

Committee Chair: Sgt. Angela Voorhees, CSUN Police Department

The endorsement committee is a subset of the Law & Legislation committee. In the ordinary course of conducting its affairs, CPOA is non-partisan. Recognizing, however, that the peace officer profession and issues affecting public safety for the citizens of California are impacted by certain political offices and processes, CPOA through its endorsement committee, its regions, and its board of directors, engages in limited political activities, such as appointee, candidate or ballot proposition endorsements that will have an impact on California law enforcement issues. The committee considers endorsements for statewide constitutional offices such as Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General,
Secretary of State, and Insurance Commissioner. Consideration is also given to candidates for federal and statewide legislative offices, and local races that serve law enforcement interests.

Responsibilities

  • Attend quarterly conference calls to review and discuss political candidates seeking CPOA’s endorsement
  • Make endorsement recommendations to CPOA board or directors based upon on the findings of a candidate’s
    background and philosophies
  • Consult with CPOA region members on evaluation of candidates and ballot measure proposals affecting the region


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Membership Committee

Membership Committee

The primary responsibility of the Membership Committee is to continue the value of membership by identifying the needs of members and recommending the development of services to meet those needs. The main goals of the committee are to:

  • Increase membership individually and agency wide
  • Welcome new members
  • Identify nonmember needs and perceptions
  • Help CPOA increase and maintain membership valueResponsibilities
      • Attend and participate in at least four teleconferences per year
      • Welcome new members as directed by the membership and chapter relations coordinator
      • Recommend avenues for increasing CPOA’s membership base individually and agency wide
      • Recommend ways to acknowledge new members and to encourage participation in CPOA activities
      • Help gather information on and analyzing non-members’ needs and perceptions of CPOA and recommending ways to meet these needs to attract non-members to join CPOA

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Publications & Public Affairs Committee

Publications & Public Affairs Committee

The primary responsibility of the committee is to ensure that CPOA’s contact with membership and outside audiences through its communication channels is timely, accurate and relevant to the law enforcement community. CPOA communicates through a variety of channels including, but not limited to: CaliforniaPeaceOfficer.org, The Journal of California Law Enforcement and various social media platforms. This committee oversees these communications channels by contributing meaningful content, suggestions and oversight to the various mediums. The committee specifically focuses on the online magazine and scholarly journal.

Responsibilities

      • Attend and participate in four teleconferences each year
      • Recruit an author for one article per calendar year, or write one article per calendar year for CaliforniaPeaceOfficer.org. Article should be 800 – 1,500 words and written for a law enforcement audience
      • Review submitted articles for online magazine and journal as necessary

Designated region leaders will be considered a committee member until their region position term ends. If the region leader (who is still part of the region board) wishes to remain on the committee past their region position term – and with their region’s agreement – their continued participation may continue. If either the region decides to appoint another region representation, and/or the existing region leader has been termed off the region board entirely, their ongoing committee participation would default to the standard volunteer guidelines set forth by the committee.

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Training Committee

Committee Chair: Lt. Brian Ellis, Sacramento Police Department & Capt. Cindy Pontes, California Highway Patrol

Training Committee

Committee Chair: Lt. Brian Ellis, Sacramento Police Department & Capt. Cindy Pontes, California Highway Patrol

The primary responsibility of the Training Committee is to ensure that CPOA is providing the most contemporary POST-certified as well as little to no-cost training to law enforcement professionals in California. Committee members are tasked with providing knowledge and guidance to staff to direct these efforts. The CPOA Board of Directors has singled out the Association’s training program as being one of the core values provided to membership (and law enforcement as a whole) and has directed staff to expand the training calendar and professional development activities.

Responsibilities

      • Evaluate CPOA statewide training
      • Monitor courses for compliance with POST standards
      • Develop new training opportunities for all levels of law enforcement professionals
      • Create/develop yearly COPSWEST training schedule
      • Must attend a minimum of 4 teleconference calls per fiscal year
      • Must attend one (1) CPOA class in a fiscal year to act as Evaluator of the class and submit a detailed evaluation of the course
      • Participate in quarterly conference calls to discuss local training needs
      • Submit the regional training request form to HQ for approval
      • Conduct on-site registration
      • Designate a region leader to provide a CPOA introduction at each class

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