Committees

Volunteer on a CPOA Committee

CPOA committee volunteer positions are open to all sworn, reserved, retired and professional staff members. Opportunities are for one-year positions, with the ability to remain active on the committee for longer periods of time in most cases.

Explore the opportunities below and click read more for more information. To volunteer, click “Sign Up” at the end of the committee description.

 

Board Development Committee

Location: Teleconferences – 3 – 4 times per year

Board Development Committee

Location: Teleconferences – 3 – 4 times per year

The Board Development Committee acts as the “scouting” arm for future CPOA leadership. It helps if committee members are active members within their region, as we rely on their input when considering individuals for the board. Additionally, the committee considers all nominations and votes to present a final slate to the Board of Directors and the CPOA members for vote. Committee meetings are typically via teleconference 3-4 times a year.

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COPSWEST Expo

Location: Teleconferences and in-person meetings – six times per year


COPSWEST Expo

Location: Teleconferences and in-person meetings – six times per year

The COPSWEST Committee is comprised of 20 individuals consisting of 10 law enforcement representatives and 10 active exhibitor representatives. This committee is dedicated to the continued success of CPOA’s annual COPSWEST Training & Expo, specifically the expo, charity BBQ, and Range Day. The committee gives overall direction and guidance for these activities, program development, marketing, as well as vendor, attendee, and sponsor solicitations. The committee meets six times per year, about half the time in the city of the upcoming COPSWEST event, and the rest via conference call (call-in option is always available). Committee members are also expected to attend the event as a volunteer.

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Events and Awards

Location: Teleconference  – 1 – 2 times per year.


Events and Awards

Location: Teleconference  – 1 – 2 times per year.

The Awards Committee develops and oversees criteria for CPOA’s Annual Award’s Program, reviews award nominations and selects recipients for its annual Awards Program that recognizes acts of valor and distinction. Committee members must be available to take part in teleconferences and email conversations, as well as meet in person 1 -2 times per year. Well-rounded experience of evaluating submissions is helpful. Most past members have felt it an honor to serve on a committee that is able to recognize their peers at such a level.

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Law and Legislation

Location: Teleconference  – monthly conference calls and quarterly in-person meetings.


Law and Legislation

Location: Teleconference  – monthly conference calls and quarterly in-person meetings.

The Law and Legislation Committee reviews current legislation having an impact on law enforcement/public safety. It determines whether the association supports, opposes or takes no position on specific pieces of legislation. These positions are then communicated to the Legislature and CPOA membership.  Must be able to attend monthly conference calls with bills analysis, and quarterly in person meetings.

Endorsements (a sub-group of the Law & Legislation Committee)
The Endorsements Committee recommends candidates for CPOA endorsement during election years.  Committee meets via teleconference (primarily) on an as needed basis (dependent on endorsement requests) but typically no more than 4 times a year.  We are looking for individuals who have an interest in the political process at both a local and/or statewide level and who maintain some level of current political awareness.  This committee will most likely grow in focused activity as we approach the elections.  The CPOA endorsement is a respected and coveted endorsement.  This committee’s activity is important to the integrity of CPOA and its mission.

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Membership Committee

Location: Teleconference  – 4 – 6 times per year.


Membership Committee

Location: Teleconference  – 4 – 6 times per year.

The primary responsibility of this committee is to ensure that CPOA is providing the best and most appropriate membership benefits. To collaborate and build relationships with new members and departments. Creating membership campaigns and discussing future membership meetings and engagement.

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Publications and Public Affairs

Location: Teleconference  – 4 times per year.


Publications and Public Affairs

Location: Teleconference  – 4 times per year.

The Publications & Public Affairs Committee ensures that CPOA’s contact with both membership and outside audiences through its communication channels including, but not limited to the CPOA blog, The Journal of California Law Enforcement and various social media platforms is timely, accurate and relevant to the law enforcement community This committee oversees these communications channels by attending four teleconferences each year, recruiting an author of or writing one article per calendar year for the blog and reviewing submitted articles.

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Training and Leadership Development Committee (Standards and Ethics)

Location: Teleconference  – 4 – 6 times per year.


Training and Leadership Development Committee (Standards and Ethics)

Location: Teleconference  – 4 – 6 times per year.

The primary responsibility of this committee is to ensure that CPOA is providing the most contemporary leadership development training to law enforcement professionals in California. Committee members are tasked with providing knowledge and guidance to staff to direct these efforts.

Responsibilities:
-Identify and coordinate training programs and presentations.
-Promote training programs being presented within your region.
-Provide feedback concerning any local training needs/desires that CPOA might fill by identifying notable programs and instructors for programs with wider exposure potential.
-Attend 4-6 teleconferences a year.
-Occasionally assist with logistics (introductions, registration coordination, etc.) of events in their geographic area.

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