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ADVANCE is going virtual! Check the “Attendee” tab for updates

CPOA is excited to drive our signature event straight to you – in the comfort of your home or office! While a virtual conference is not ideal, we know that foregoing the training and networking opportunities that are so essential to this profession is simply not an option. So, we’re bringing you Virtual ADVANCE 2020: a series of robust POST-credited courses spanning the months of September and October 2020. This format allows you and your agency to fully engage in the sessions that matter most to you without needing to sit in front of a computer for three days!

Delivering Digital Connections

September 16 – October 14 – November 18

Keep up to date on all critical operational and administrative needs without leaving the office. Let the products come to you! We celebrate ADVANCE Demo Days on September 16th and October 14th.  CWFLEET Demo Days is scheduled for November 18. Scheduled every half hour on the hour, you can source products and services all from the convenience of your desktop or mobile device. World class companies are ready to share technology advancements, the latest in tactical gear, new concepts in training, scheduling solutions, and much, much more.

On our robust virtual platform, you can schedule appointments, send “please contact me” notifications, have a video or text chat, watch product videos and demonstrations, ask for price quotes and much more. Demo Days vendors are ready with their best product pitch, special pricing, and awesome swag.

Participating companies updated every 72 hours. Check back often and look for your CPOA event emails to see the latest additions! Register today for your full access pass, the Virtual ADVANCE best value!


We are happy to offer a variety of registration options to best suit your individual needs. Find the option that’s best for you:

Registration TypePricing
Department Membership All-Access PassesEnjoy unlimited access to Advance content and courses for all full-time sworn personnel who are part of department membership and/or professional staff membership
Department Membership All-Access Pass for a Small to Medium agency (5-100 full time sworn officers)$1,000
Department Membership All-Access Pass for a Medium+ to X-Large agency
(101+ full time sworn officers)
All-Access Individual PassesEnjoy unlimited access to Advance courses and content for an individual
All-Access Individual Pass (member)$250
All-Access Individual Pass (non-member)$300
Price Per ClassSelect the individual courses you would like to attend
Price Per Class (member)$50
Price Per Class (non-member)$75


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Click on the “Register Now” button that will appear on the event registration banner. The button will re-direct you to our secure event checkout site and you will be asked which type of registration you want. Make sure you select “Individual Sessions (Pay Per Session).” You will then see all of the sessions that you can register for. All of the sessions will show prices, and you can select which ones to add to cart. Links and passwords to your selected sessions will be sent out no later than 2 business days prior to the session.

To purchase the Individual All-Access Pass:

Click on the “Register Now” button that will appear on the event registration banner. The button will re-direct you to our secure event checkout site and you will be asked which type of registration you want. You will then see all of the sessions that you can register for. Choose “Individual All-Access Pass (for a member or non-member).” If you choose the Individual All-Access Pass, all of the sessions will show up as $0. We encourage you to register for all of the sessions that you might possibly attend so that you can be on the email list when it’s time to send out the event links. Links and passwords will be sent out no later than 2 business days prior to the session.

To purchase the Department Member All-Access Pass:

You must have a department membership with CPOA and be in our system as a “Department Contact for Purchases.” If you have purchased event or training registrations for others in your organization before through our site, you should already have the ability to purchase the Department All-Access Pass. If you are not able to click the link below or if you have not been added as a “Department Contact for Purchases,” please call or email us at (916) 263-0541 or cpoa@cpoa.org and we’ll get that fixed for you.


To register more than 1 individual or an individual other than yourself:

Please email our Project Assistant, Alexandria, at ajones@cpoa.org and include the following:

  • Name(s) of the individual(s)
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If you are having trouble registering for this event and would like assistance, please email our project assistant Alexandria at ajones@cpoa.org

Cancellation policy:
If you purchased an All-Access Pass, all fees paid are NON-refundable.

If you purchased individual sessions, those session prices will be refundable up to 30 days before the date of the session.

Substitutions are highly encouraged.

ALL requests for refunds, cancellations, and substitutions must be received in writing at the CPOA office via email at ajones@cpoa.org


*Topics and speakers are subject to change

DateTimeSession NameSpeakerSession Description
September Courses
Tuesday, 9/110:00 AM - 12:00 PMRe-imagining Public Safety: Prevent Harm and Lead with the TruthDr. Tracie Keesee, SVP of Justice Initiatives, Co-Founder of the Center for Policing EquityThere are three ideas that currently organize America’s response to crime and the criminal justice system: “Get tough” approaches that focus on deterrence, crime reduction policies, and harm reduction. The Center for Policing Equity has, through data analytic techniques for police accountability combined with the history of racism and incarceration in the U.S., developed an approach to advancing policing that advocates for enhancing popular legitimacy and implementing models that promote assessing, maintaining and fostering public trust. Join Dr. Keesee in an articulation of the five key policies that experience and research reveal as the most critical to advancing public safety in America. These fundamental next steps are believed to create the biggest impact towards turning a just public safety system from a goal to a reality.
Thursday, 9/32:00 PM - 3:30 PMThe Future of Law EnforcementMike Gelles, Director, National Security and Cyber Expert & John Adams, Managing Director Deloitte ConsultingLaw enforcement today faces a rapidly shifting landscape, with challenges on every front. New forms of crime, new technologies, tense relationship with communities, and a changing workforce are shifting the very nature of police work. To meet these new challenges law enforcement should consider not only new tools but also new policing strategies. The future of policing will be determined by how departments take action in four areas: using data to improve policing itself; finding the right talent; giving them the space to innovate; and understanding how organization culture aids all of the above.
Tuesday, 9/810:00 AM - 12:00 PMCompassion FatigueBethany JonesAnyone can experience burnout – only a handful and select group of careers are exposed and can become susceptible to compassion fatigue (secondary trauma). One of the most susceptible is law enforcement. In this seminar we will explore the ways those in law enforcement can experience secondary trauma, how to identify the symptoms of secondary trauma and the resources that help prevent and recover from secondary trauma.
Thursday, 9/102:00 PM - 4:30 PMDeployment of Micro-Drones in a Tactical EnvironmentOfficer John Acevedo and Mike Hutchins, Sacramento Police Department
The Sacramento Police Department is the first department in the country to utilize micro-drones in an indoor environment in an effort to reduce force on force confrontations. Small drones, which are outfitted with cameras, are designed to provide officers with real-time intelligence that allows for tactical planning and decision making. This session will discuss how the Sacramento Police Department is successfully using micro-drones and how your agency and community can benefit on several levels.
Tuesday, 9/1510:00 AM - 12:30 PMReconciliation: Joining Communities and Law Enforcement to Foster Mutual TrustDavid McGill, Chief (Ret.) Sedona, AZ Police DepartmentJoin a panel of law enforcement and community leaders who will discover if a middle ground can be found in police and community relations. What does the public really want from its police? What do police want and need from their community? These questions and more will be answered during this engaging conversation.
Wednesday, 9/16All Day
Thursday, 9/172:00 PM - 3:30 PMNew Technologies in PolicingMike Gelles, National Security and Cyber Expert, Deloitte Consulting, Kenneth Croke, Specialist Leader, Deloitte ConsultingDigital evidence is an increasingly potent-and fraught-tool of investigations. There is simply so much data available that it can overwhelm even the most well-equiped and well-resourced departments. While some technologies such as body cameras and license-plate reading add new data to the huge volumes that must be analyzed, other technologies can help law enforcement organizations get a hand on all the data and put it to good use. This session will dive deeper into the issue of new technology tools for modern-day policing.
Tuesday, 9/2210:00 AM - 12:30 PMAsher Model- 7 Point Approach to Creating a Culture of Wellness, Turning Tragedy into HOPEChief Neil Gang, Pinole Police DepartmentThe Law Enforcement Community has been struck by an epidemic of police suicides. In 2019 alone, we lost approximately 228 officers to suicide and that does not take into account that the experts predict that these numbers can be underreported by a factor of 2.5. The numbers are alarming as we are losing double the amount of officers to suicide, than in all other line of duty deaths combined. Attendees will benefit from learning about police suicide and equipping law enforcement personnel with proactive and practical strategies in creating a culture of wellness within their organizations.
Thursday, 9/242:00 PM - 4:00 PMSocial RecruitingTamrin Olden, Tamrin Olden ConsultingWith the number of agencies hiring, it is an applicant’s world. Traditional marketing methods are not cost effective and do not allow you to target your recruitment demographic the way social media does. If you are not using the power of social media to leverage your reach and expand your applicant pool you will find yourself unable to recruit the quantity and quality of applicants you need to sustain your staffing needs. The presentation will cover specific social media platforms; not just having presence on them, but specifics on how to effectively push your recruitment messages out using the latest trends, tricks, and tips. We will cover all aspects including ads, content guidelines, captioning, live streaming, engagement, and video campaigns. You will walk away with a strategic plan on how to better market your agency. Videos, demos, and case studies will be utilized to provide a more in depth understanding of the concepts presented. Special focus and attention will be given to the Instagram and LinkedIn platforms, which have the greatest potential to reach your target audience.
Tuesday, 9/2910:00 AM - 12:00 PMLeadership Lessons in ActionChief Eric Jones and Sgt. Charles Harris, Stockton Police DepartmentChief Jones will begin with the City of Stockton’s emergence from bankruptcy with smarter policing and evolutionary shifts in enforcement, relationships and metrics. Stockton’s Three-Year Strategic Plan will be reviewed, as well as community/crime issues and officer morale/challenges.
October Courses
Thursday, 10/12:00 PM - 4:00 PMResiliency: Journey from Critical Incident to Resulting Post-Traumatic Stress Injury and Ultimate RecoveryMichael Sugrue, Retired Walnut Creek Police Sergeant & Former Air Force CaptainThe Law Enforcement Community has been struck by an epidemic of police suicides. In 2019 alone, we lost over 228 officers to suicide. Over the past years, the law enforcement suicide numbers have substantially exceeded the actual number of the line of duty deaths. These tragic suicides are due, in large part, to repeated and prolonged exposure to traumatic incidents incurred while on the job. Sgt. Sugrue recounts his personal critical incidents which ultimately resulted in PTSI and almost cost him his life. Sgt. Sugrue’s life spiraled downward drastically, until he finally had enough strength and courage to ask for help. Sgt. Sugrue takes us through his multi-faceted recovery and discusses his personal experiences as a client/peer with the West Coast Post Trauma Retreat.
Tuesday, 10/610:00 AM - 12:00 PMEnsuring Public Safety Amidst ‘Reform Fatigue’McGregor Scott, United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern DistrictU.S. Attorney Greg Scott will moderate a discussion on the impact that recent criminal justice reform has had on the public safety profession. Views from local District Attorneys will also lend to prosecutorial responses to these impacts.
Thursday, 10/82:00 PM - 4:30 PMCritical Issues in Law Enforcement TrainingChris Butler, Raptor Protection & Safety Services; Director of Program Development, Force Science InstituteThrough the use of pre-conference research resources, self-directed study, case studies, Instructor led presentation and in class questioning, attendees will learn about effective training methods and procedures that are well established in the scientific literature and how they might be incorporated into existing academy and/or agency in-service training programs. At the end of this presentation, the attendee will have an enhanced understanding of how to identify critical training needs, and build and instruct a defendable, scientific-based training program to address the critical skills required.
Tuesday, 10/1310:00 AM - 12:00 PMEffective Leadership for Sergeants and LieutenantsDeputy Chief Randy Allen, Los Angeles Port Police DepartmentAn overview of what it takes to be an effective leader in law enforcement in today’s highly scrutinized and constantly changing environment. Although it is designed to address frontline supervision, the concepts are so universal that those that want to promote to Sgt and those that are executives have found this course to be highly beneficial. Both management and leadership concepts are explored and simplified in this class.
Wednesday, 10/14All Day
Thursday, 10/152:00 PM - 4:30 PMSanta Barbara Debris Flow DebriefCommander Kevin Huddle & Lieutenant Brian Olmstead, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s OfficeOn December 4, 2017, the Thomas Fire, a fast-moving wind driven fire ignited north of Santa Paul in Ventura County. The fire quickly grew and spread west through the county towards Santa Barbara County. On December 7, 2017, the fire entered into Santa Barbara County. On January 12, 2018, the Thomas Fire was contained. In total, the fire burned 281,893 acres, destroyed or damaged 1343 buildings, and forced the evacuation of 104,607 residents, and killed 2 people becoming one of the largest and most destructive fires in California history at the time. As part of the destruction from the fire, the entire watershed area above the community of Montecito was completely destroyed. County officials recognized the threat of possible flooding and debris flow risks, and began preparing for the winter months. On January 9, 2018, a large storm was predicted potentially affecting the burn area. Based on weather predictions, both mandatory and voluntary evacuations affecting over 30 thousand residents were activated below the burn area, plus a prepositioning of first responders in the area for any possible rescues. In the early morning hours of January 9, 2018, the area received over ½ inch of rain in a 5-minute period, initiating a large scale debris flow causing the damage or destruction of over 300 homes from boulders the size of SUV’s, the rescue of hundreds of residents including over 120 helicopter rescues. In addition, 23 people lost their lives with two of them still missing. This incident was an unprecedented event being the worst disaster in Santa Barbara County. County and City officials organized the rescue and recovery of the community involving over 2,400 mutual aid personnel of fire, law enforcement, and search and rescue from across the state, over 20,000 dump truck loads of debris, the closure of Highway 101 for 12 days, the destruction of critical infrastructure, and over 1.3-billion-dollar loss in property values. This disaster brought together all jurisdictions to develop solutions to problems, that the community never thought would be needed.
Tuesday, 10/2010:00 AM - 12:30 PMTurning the Curve of ViolenceCaptain Jorge Zamora, Watsonville Police Department, Maria Elena DeLa Carza-CEO, Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, and Susan Brutschy-CEO, Applied Survey ResearchMistrust of the police and other social injustices that impact policing can no longer be addressed in a linear fashion by law enforcement. The Youth Violence Prevention Task Force is a network of multiple sector and service providers who are committed to reducing violence by not working silos. The task force embodies the ideology of true collaboration, interdependence and advocacy for each other. We align efforts county wide via a data driven approach and undertake the social issues which are the most vexing, intransigent and problematic to the police and ommunity. The network has created a space for organizations, and all sectors of the community to cultivate trust with police through difficult dialogue and action. This has incrementally shifted the way we see each other and work together.
Thursday, 10/222:00 PM - 4:00 PMRetirement and Estate Planning for First RespondersRobert A. Arabian, Gifford, Dearing & AbernathyEssentially, first responders spend their shifts and careers caring for, protecting and responding to others in crisis. But have they prepared for their own unknowns…whether that is due to a crisis, or simply because they planning on retiring. How have they prepared for retirement? What happens to their families if they are injured or killed? This course will educate on the legal processes and tools in case of the worst happening. It will cover: Probate; Wills; Living Trusts; Power of Attorney for financial decisions and for Medical Decisions; How property passes and how to properly put a plan together whether attorney drafted or by a legal service; and it will cover a little about trust administration. It will also touch on things to consider as you approach retirement.
Tuesday, 10/2710:00 AM - 12:00 PM2020 Legislative ImpactsShaun Rundle, Deputy Director, CPOA2020 legislation signed by Governor Newsom will be reviewed, with particular focus on impacts to daily policing operations, records release and use of force and crowd control response.
Thursday, 10/292:00 PM - 4:30 PMThe Fight After the Fight: An Officer's Story of Survival Before, During, and After a Critical IncidentOfficer Ann Marie Carrizales, Meadows Place Police DepartmentIt is a difficult time for the American police officer. A violent and aggressive war has been waged against law enforcement and it is killing our officers in astounding numbers. Police survival has never been a more vital subject of training than it is today. Thus, training is increasing and evolving to better equip officers with the tools necessary for physical survival of deadly encounters/critical incidents, but is this enough? Officers are trained to win the fight in the arena of street survival, but they are not taught how to win the fight that comes AFTER that fight, which is often the most difficult part. We are failing here, and law enforcement suicide statistics are screaming this! One of the most dangerous issues that police officers face is Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) / Critical Incident Stress combined with their lack of knowledge of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), yet this is still not a major area of focus for training. The focus of this presentation is to illustrate the importance of a survival mindset BEFORE, DURING and AFTER a critical incident. An officer may possess all the vital tactical training needed to survive a deadly attack; however, if he/she does not possess a well-trained survival mindset, chances of survival decrease significantly, both professionally and personally. Officers will hear a powerful, gut wrenching story that will challenge them to take an honest, hard look at their own mental toughness and will to survive. It will challenge them to ask themselves and ponder the tough question of "Am I truly prepared?" This presentation will provide them with the opportunity for survival against one of the most dangerous opponents they could ever face……. THEMSELVES.

Session NameSpeakerBio
Re-imagining Public Safety: Prevent Harm and Lead with the TruthDr. Tracie Keesee, SVP of Justice Initiatives, Co-Founder of the Center for Policing EquityDr. Tracie L. Keesee, is the Senior Vice President of Justice Initiatives and Co-Founder of the
Center For Policing Equity (CPE). This critical position expands upon the core mission of CPE,
“justice through science.” She oversees all law enforcement relationships and program
implementation. Prior to her return to CPE she served as the first ever, Deputy Commissioner of Equity and Inclusion for NYPD. She also served as the Deputy Commissioner of Training for NYPD, and during her tenure with the Training Bureau, Dr. Keesee directed the implementation of the paperless police academy, the expansion of in-service training capabilities through NYPD University, the restructuring of the recruit curriculum, the expansion of CIT and integrated tactics training, as well as the creation of the Credible Leadership Initiative for UMOS, just to name a few. Dr. Keesee is a retired 25-year veteran of the Denver Police Department and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Metropolitan State College-Denver, academic certifications in Public Policy and Public Administration and a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a Ph.D. in Intercultural Communications from the University of Denver, and a Diversity and Inclusion Certification from Cornell University. She is also a graduate of the 203rd Session of the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia.
The Future of Law EnforcementMike Gelles, Director, National Security and Cyber Expert & John Adams, Managing Director Deloitte ConsultingDr. Michael G. Gelles, managing director with Deloitte Consulting LLP, advising a wide variety of clients in the public and private sector. Dr. Gelles is a known insider threat specialist focused on cyber and physical security risks, asset loss, exploitation, terrorism workplace violence and sabotage. Dr. Gelles works to improve their insider threat posture with a specific emphasis on people, mission and risk. Dr. Gelles has led the development of over 50 insider threat programs including Deloitte’s own program that entails a number of proprietary innovative solutions. Dr. Gelles’ approach to insider threat is data driven with large security transformations based on the client’s strategy, operations, workforce and broader culture focused on mitigating enterprise risk. He is an author of two books as well as numerous articles and is a frequent guest speaker. His books include: “Threat Assessment a Risk Managed Approach” (Taylor Francis) and recently released “Insider Threat; Prevention, Detection, Mitigation and Deterrence” (Elsevier Press). Before joining Deloitte, Dr. Gelles spent 20 years with the Navy and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
Compassion FatigueBethany JonesBethany Jones began her career in television working as a researcher on Prison Break. She has since produced hours of TV for Oxygen, History, A&E, CNN, Discovery, CBS and won best sports video of the year for Grantland, ESPN’s pop culture arm. During her career she has interviewed leading government officials, federal agents, United States Attorneys and law enforcement officers across the country. She has also interviewed people that were convicted as spies, arms dealers, murder, terrorism, other notorious crimes and system impacted individuals. In addition to her TV producing she is a host of the popular podcast, The Pros&Cons which has half a million listens in 81 countries. Bethany holds an honors degree from the University of Wales, U.K. in English literature and French.
Deployment of Micro-Drones in a Tactical Environment Officer John Acevedo, Sacramento Police DepartmentOfficer Azevedo is a twenty-year veteran with the Sacramento Police Department. He has spent the vast majority of his career as a tactical K9 handler working with the department S.W.A.T. operations team. For nearly a decade Officer Azevedo has immersed himself in a U.A.S. environment and its application to law enforcement. Officer Azevedo has had a multitude of tactical micro-drone deployments with the Sacramento Police Department that has literally saved lives. The cost effectiveness of the program has proven itself time and time again and propelled the department U.A.S. unit to new heights. The efficiency of the micro-drone program provides a tremendous benefit to any law enforcement U.A.S. program.
Officer Mike Hutchins, Sacramento Police Department
Reconciliation: Joining Communities and Law Enforcement to Foster Mutual Trust
New Technologies in PolicingMike Gelles, National Security and Cyber Expert, Deloitte Consulting
Asher Model- 7 Point Approach to Creating a Culture of Wellness, Turning Tragedy into HOPE Chief Neil Gang, Pinole Police DepartmentPolice Chief Neil H. Gang began his career with West Windsor, NJ Police Department in 1988. After several stops along the way to include Pembroke Pines, FL and Surprise, AZ, Neil was selected to become the Police Chief for the Pinole Police Department in 2014. With over 30 years of experience at all levels of a full service agency, Gang’s policing strategy is progressive and innovative. He is an action-oriented problem solver who believes that leadership is all about building relationships and relationships build trust; without a community-oriented focus and partnerships, success could not be achieved. Neil is a graduate of the prestigious Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command, where he was both the president of the class and the recipient of the Franklin M. Kremel Award for excellence in the field of leadership. Neil has a Bachelor’s of Applied Science Degree in Administrative Justice from Wayland Baptist University and is a graduate of the California POST Management School. Neil is a member of the California Police Chiefs’, Human behind the Badge Initiative and was just appointed the chairperson to the Contra Costa Officer Wellness Committee and is a national speaker on Officer Wellness and the author of the Asher Model-7 point Approach to a Culture of Wellness.
Social RecruitingTamrin Olden, Tamrin Olden ConsultingTamrin Olden has 17 years of experience doing public relations for local government and law enforcement agencies, including 12 years with the Chino Police Department. As a Community Relations Manager, she developed and managed all aspects of public relations, from marketing and branding to social media and media relations (PIO). She also supervised the Crime Prevention Unit.
In addition, over the last three years, she has worked with dozens of public safety and government organizations, businesses, non-profit groups, and associations to provide training, websites, digital marketing, and communications consulting through her company’s Law Enforcement Social and Tamrin Olden Consulting.
Tamrin has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Cal State University, Fullerton.
You can connect with her on social media using the handle @tamrinolden.
Leadership Lessons In ActionChief Eric Jones , Stockton Police Department
Sergeant Charles Harris, Stockton Police Department
Resiliency: Journey from Critical Incident to Resulting Post-Traumatic Stress Injury and Ultimate Recovery Michael Sugrue, ret. Sergeant
Ensuring Public Safety Amidst ‘Reform Fatigue’McGregor Scott, United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern DistrictMcGregor “Greg” Scott was sworn in as United States Attorney on December 29, 2017, marking his return to the position he held from 2003 to 2009, when he was appointed United States Attorney by President George W. Bush. Mr. Scott was nominated for this current term as United States Attorney by President Donald J. Trump, and confirmed by the United States Senate. Mr. Scott received his B.A. from Santa Clara University in 1985 and his J.D. from Hastings College of the Law, University of California, in 1989. He served as a deputy district attorney from 1989 to 1997 in Contra Costa County, California, and served as the elected District Attorney of Shasta County, California, from 1997 to 2003. After completing his first term as U.S. Attorney, Mr. Scott practiced as a partner with the law firm of Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe, LLP, focusing on white collar criminal defense and corporate investigations. In addition, Mr. Scott retired in 2008 from the United States Army Reserve as a lieutenant colonel after 23 years of service.
Critical Issues in Law Enforcement Training Chris Butler, Raptor Protection & Safety Services; Director of Program Development, Force Science InstituteA 34-year law enforcement veteran, Chris recently retired as the Inspector of the Major Event and Emergency Management Section of the Calgary Police Service in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; an agency of over 2200 sworn officers policing approximately 1.2 million people
During Chris’s law enforcement career, he spent over 9 years as an Academy use of force instructor in the ranks of constable, sergeant and staff sergeant. Chris has a focused professional interest in ‘Human Rights / Sanctity of Life Policing’ and has delivered training on this topic extensively. Chris has an extensive background in law enforcement use of force and has been certified as an instructor or instructor trainer in numerous firearms, physical combatives, less lethal/chemical agents and emergency vehicle operation disciplines. In addition, Chris has training in special event risk management and close personal protection. Chris is currently a National Trainer for NLETC. Chris is currently the Director of Program Development for the Force Science Institute (FSI) and has been certified as a use of force investigator and advanced force science analyst and has instructed the ‘Biomechanics of Human Force Encounters’ seminar for FSI throughout Canada and the United States for the past seven years. Chris is the owner of Raptor Protection and Safety Services Inc. a company dedicated to the delivery of cutting-edge use of force analysis, risk assessment and public safety training. For over 12 years Chris has delivered training to organizations and corporations, including law enforcement, fire departments, military and health care sectors, from coast to coast.
Leadership for Sergeants and LieutenantsDeputy Chief Randy Allen, Port of Long Beach
Santa Barbara Debris Flow DebriefCommander Kevin Huddle, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s OfficeCommander Kevin Huddle is a 22-year veteran with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. He has held assignments in Patrol, Field Training, Mobile Field Force, SWAT, Background Investigation, Administrative Investigative Team, Motors, and was a supervisor in the Detective Major Crimes Unit. As a Lieutenant, he was a Patrol Station Commander, managed the K9 Unit and FTO Program. He later served as the Sheriff’s Adjutant and supervised the Coroner’s Bureau, Special Projects, PIO and was a department emergency manager. As a Commander, he currently oversees the South County Patrol Operations Division. He is assigned as an Incident Commander for the Santa Barbara County’s Type 3 Incident Management Team. Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the California State University at Long Beach. He graduated from the POST Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI) and attended PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP). Kevin is a recent graduate from California POST Command College Class 66. Kevin has taught at the Allan Hancock Law Enforcement Academy since 2008.
Lieutenant Brian Olmstead, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s OfficeLieutenant Brian Olmstead has worked for the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office for over 30 years. During his career, he has worked Patrol, Major Crimes Investigations, Narcotics, and Training. As a manager, Brian has managed the Narcotics Bureau, Patrol Stations, Human Trafficking Unit, Training Bureau, and the Sheriff / Fire Air Support Unit. Brian obtained his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of La Verne, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Class 240. Brian has taught at the Allan Hancock Law Enforcement Academy for the last 18 years. Brian is assigned to Santa Barbara County’s Type 3 Incident Management Team, and as one of the department’s emergency managers.
Turning the Curve of ViolenceCaptain Jorge Zamora, Watsonville Police DepartmentJorge Zamora is a Captain with the Watsonville Police Department. His 24-year law enforcement experience includes patrol, gang and narcotic enforcement, S.W.A.T., detectives, field training officer and crisis negotiations. He is currently a Captain assigned to the Bureau of Special Operations. Jorge also serves as the Chair of the Santa Cruz County Youth Violence Prevention Network. Jorge has a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies from Saint Mary's College of California. Jorge is a lifelong learner and a 21st century leadership practitioner.
Susan Brutschy, President, Applied Survey ResearchAs president of ASR, Ms. Brutschy is an experienced sociologist who has led the development and implementation of hundreds of social research and evaluation projects. She is expert in community assessments, program evaluation, and strategic planning, leveraging Results Based Accountability to link program performance to community results. Ms. Brutschy is committed to improving quality of life for communities, helping program partners to measure and improve the positive impact of their services.

She earned a BA in sociology with highest honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Immediately after graduation, she founded ASR with sociology professor Dane Archer, PhD. Ms. Brutschy holds positions on several boards of directors, including Watsonville/Aptos Adult Education, MAIA, California Family Resource Association, and the College of Botanical Healing Arts.
Maria Elena De La Garza, Executive Director, Community Action Board of Santa Cruz CountyMariaElena De La Garza has over 27 years of experience in nonprofit work and is currently the Executive Director of the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County. She holds a dual Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Chicano Studies from Scripps College in Claremont California and also has had extensive leadership development and training experience including Bank of America National Leadership Program, United Way Leadership for Community Transformation and was recently selected to participate in the Stanford University Nonprofit Management Institute by the Packard Foundation. Most recently, MariaElena was the recipient of the UCSC Tony Hill award for her work in social justice movements.
MariaElena has passion for building community networks, leadership in action, and solution based strategies, with years of experience serving on various boards for local nonprofits. MariaElena believes in community outreach, culturally respectful services, program development and inclusiveness to support and increase equity for all members of the community. Her parents, her mother from Jalisco Mexico and her Texan dad taught her about hard work and a commitment to service. She was born and raised in Watsonville and is completely committed to increasing access and services that will support community success. She still lives in the neighborhood where she grew up with her hunny, Marc and her pooch.
Retirement and Estate Planning for First RespondersRobert A. Arabian, Attorney
2020 Legislative ImpactsShaun Rundle, Deputy Director, CPOA
The Fight After the Fight: An Officer's Story of Survival Before, During, and After a Critical IncidentOfficer Ann Marie Carrizales, Meadows Place Police DepartmentOfficer Ann Marie Carrizales was born in San Clemente, California. Upon graduation, Carrizales enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a Military Police Officer. While enlisted, Officer Carrizales made Marine Corps history when she became the FIRST woman to represent the Marine Corps in the sport of amateur boxing. In August of 2010, Officer Carrizales began employment with the Stafford (TX) Police Department. On October 26, 2013, Officer Carrizales initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by three members of a violent gang known as MS-13. While speaking with the driver, a suspect opened fire, shooting her in the face and chest prior to fleeing. Carrizales immediately returned fire and while bleeding and in severe pain, got back into her patrol vehicle and began pursuit of the suspects.

Virtual ADVANCE Demo Days delivers on the opportunity to meet with agency personnel with pre-scheduled 30-minute time slots.

CPOA is excited to drive our signature event straight to our members – in the comfort of their homes or offices! While a virtual conference is not ideal, we know that foregoing the opportunity to stay connected is simply not an option. So, we’re bringing Virtual ADVANCE 2020 and Demo Days: a series of robust POST credited courses and vendor networking spanning the months of September and October 2020 to CPOA members. Our creative format allows you to fully engage as THE ONLY vendor and/or sponsor on that particular day!

We celebrate ADVANCE Demo Days on September 16th and October 14th and CWFLEET Demo Day on November 18. Be ready with your best product pitch, an awesome prize, and the most compelling messaging you can create to capture the attention of crowd. Want to have visibility for the entire two months of programming? Let’s discuss sponsorship features and benefits that provide maximum exposure and lead generation.

Our robust virtual platform offers pre-event promotion, appointment scheduling, contact forms, video calls, live streaming and video recorded content. Use your 30-minutes to share product launch information, technical advancements, demo products, or conduct a town hall Q&A session.

$1,000 per vendor per day

Demo Days Features:
Multi-channel marketing 2 weeks prior to Demo Days.
Full contact list of opt-in attendees.
Appointment scheduling through your contact page. Attendees can reach out for more information, watch a video or make a one-on-one appointment.
Demo Days contact information accessible for 4 weeks post event.

Slots are limited and will fill fast…. Only 8 slots per day! First come, first served! Sign up Now…

Sign-up for our Vendor Marketplace and receive 50% off your Demo Days participation.

Unsure or have questions? Contact Cindi Williams at 916.425.9346 for more details.