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We’re Celebrating 100 Years of Serving Our Members!


On October 27 1921, 13 Chiefs of Police and 6 Sheriffs convened in San Francisco’s Civic Auditorium and formally established “The Peace Officers’ Association of the State of California”.  The organization’s objectives, as stated at that time, were “To secure a closer official and personal relationship among peace officers of the State of California; to secure cooperation and coordination in all police matters; to elevate the standards of police institutions.”


The association and its leaders and members have since played an influential role in the development and professionalism of peace officers in the state but also were instrumental in key historic changes to policing through the decades.


Join us as we begin our march toward October 27, 2021!

CPOA members, we need your help! October 2020 marks the kickoff of CPOA’s 100th year! We are looking for historical photos (from any year, event recent) of past events, past presidents and board members, region photos and your personal stories- anything that you think would detail CPOA’s legacy to California law enforcement over the past century. We’d like to compile a photo and video library highlighting the impact that CPOA has made on California law enforcement over the past 100 year. Do you have a photo or a story to share? Share your best CPOA memory below or email your old CPOA photos to cleveroni@cpoa.org