TO: CPOA Members
DATE: February 1, 2020
RE: Call for Board Nominations
The Call for Board Nominations is now open. CPOA is accepting nominations for: 2nd Vice President, 3rd Vice President, Treasurer, and 3 at-large Directors.
As CPOA prepares to celebrate 100 years of existence, it is looking for the next generation of committed individuals to guide the organization through today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.
Are you a critical thinker? Do you have deep interest in the issues facing the law enforcement profession? Do you have skills in the changing landscape of policing, including expertise in social media/communication outreach, new technology, instruction, community/diversity outreach, or advocacy? These are just a few of the areas the Board has identified that will be needed from a productive Board member.
The Board has identified that one of the values of CPOA since its inception has been around inclusivity. Its strength and success comes from the wide range of viewpoints and experiences its members bring to the table. This is about the future of the profession…not of a particular rank or job assignment. If you want to make a difference for the profession, then you belong here!
The personal benefits are many:
- A significant role in advancing your profession
- An opportunity to expand your access to statewide resources while exchanging ideas and perspectives with other volunteer leaders
- An opportunity to enhance the value of CPOA to the law enforcement community
- Access to up-to-date information about the challenges facing your profession
- The chance to exchange ideas and perspectives with other statewide volunteer leaders
The Board Development Committee has identified a number of desired attributes that will be part of the consideration process for new board members.
- Strategic thinker, with demonstrated ability in new and innovative programs within the candidate’s sphere of influence. Examples include incorporating strategy, technology, leadership (within agency and/or community), future focus, risk taking, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
- Positive leadership attributes, emotional intelligence, and the ability to both work collaboratively and engage in appropriate dissent/debate and discussion when needed.
- Demonstrated commitment and involvement with CPOA. Examples include service on a CPOA committee, region council, commission, or task force.
- Recognized efforts/leadership within the law enforcement community. Examples include participation in local or statewide public safety initiatives/commissions/task forces (community or agency), educational advancement, or philanthropic organizations.
- Experience in the disciplines of organizational management, such as branding, fundraising, component relations, finance, core initiative fulfillment, and strategic alliances.
- Commitment to fully and actively participate in four board meetings a year*. CPOA board members are also asked to attend CPOA events and campaigns, such as Legislative Summit, Advance, CW Fleet, or to testify at the Capitol.
CPOA values and seeks diverse leadership as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, and professional level. We seek individuals from all types and sizes of eligible organizations.
to go online to download and read the position descriptions and selection criteria and then complete a nominee packet (or recommend that someone you know does!). Nomination packets must be submitted by April 24, 2020.
If you have questions about CPOA, please contact Executive Director Carol Leveroni at . Additionally, if you are not currently active in your , we recommend that you reach out to the region chairs and attend the region meetings to learn more about CPOA.
The uniqueness of CPOA has always been its diversity of agencies and leadership ranks. We encourage all interested in making a difference to the law enforcement profession through CPOA’s goals and strategies to become involved. There has never been a better time than right now!
*Please see Position Descriptions for information pertaining to financial and other Board commitments.
To view additional details or to participate in the nomination process, .