Leading the Professional Employee – Riverside

September 18 - 19, 2024   |   Riverside, CA

Fees and Registration:

$200 Members

$250 Non-Members

If you are unable to complete the group registration process, please email CPOA at cpoa@cpoa.org.

Cancellation Policy:

Effective 8/1/18

All cancellations and substitutions MUST be in writing and directed to the CPOA at cpoa@cpoa.org.  All refunds will be processed within 30 days from the written date of the cancellation request.

Cancellations made 30 calendar days or more from the first day of your registered course will be refunded minus a $30 cancellation fee.

Cancellations made 29 calendar days to 10 calendar days from the first day of your registered course will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellations made 9 calendar days or less from the first day of your registered course are NOT eligible to receive a refund.

*Registrants who cannot attend a course are strongly encouraged to find a substitution.

Substitution Policy:

CPOA encourages you to make a substitution if a student cannot attend the course; substitutions will be accepted prior to the course in writing and on-site.

Who Should Attend:

City, County, State, and Federal Law Enforcement agencies who employ professional (non-sworn) supervisors and managers. Typically the target audience will be professional supervisors and managers working in Dispatch, Records, Property and other administrative assignments.


Bruce Grantham

A graduate of San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco, Bruce Grantham retired from the South San Francisco Unified School District in 2006 after thirty-eight years with the District.  He spent thirty-one of those years as a school site administrator at the District’s middle school, high school, and adult school campuses.  A primary responsibility was training and supervising new and veteran teachers.  During his last six years, Bruce also served as Director of Community Relations for the school district.  It was in the role of training and supervising teachers that he discovered the usefulness of the Kaleidoscope Profile in identifying adult learning styles and how this information could enhance the teacher / student learning experience.

Bruce developed the Adult Learning Theory training model in 2004 to train FTOs and academy recruits for the South San Francisco Police Department.  He has since provided Adult Learning Theory training for other Bay Area law enforcement agencies, Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) supervisors at San Francisco International Airport, as well as public and private school faculties in the Bay Area.


Sr. Investigator Bill Smyser, San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office

Bill retired as a Lieutenant in June 2017 from the Brea Police Department in Orange County, California and is currently employed full time as a Senior Investigator with the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office.  He has worked a variety of assignments throughout his career including Traffic, Corporal, Homicide Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Professional Standards Sergeant (Internal Affairs ) and Patrol Watch Commander, Traffic Division Manager, and Central Area Commander.