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ABOUT US

TRAINING

We provide relevant and up-to-date training in the field of Crime Prevention and Community Outreach throughout the state of California.

NETWORKING

Gain knowledge and resources from fellow Crime Prevention practitioners.

LEGISLATION

We are dedicated to supporting Crime Prevention through legislation.

OUR HISTORY

In 1972, thirty officers from Northern California law enforcement agencies met in
Concord, California. During the meeting the advantages of sharing strategies and
concepts within the crime prevention field were discussed. This initial meeting
resulted in the creation of the Northern California Crime Prevention Officers
Association. Also during 1972, the first national crime prevention institute was
established at the University of Louisville.


Law enforcement agencies throughout the country were becoming deeply involved in crime prevention. California, however, was rapidly becoming a leader in the field. In 1974, a formal crime prevention training course was developed by the California Department of Justice Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.),and the California Crime Prevention Institute was established at California Polytechnic University in Pomona, California. Officers from the entire State ofCalifornia attended the first class at the California Crime Prevention Institute.  Through the exchange of information and ideas several officers from Southern California proceeded with the concept of establishing an association in the southern part of the state. Later, in 1974, several agencies met and formulated plans and organizational structure for the Southern California Crime Prevention Officers Association.


On October 5, 1975, a crime prevention training conference was held at the
Queensway Hilton Hotel in Long Beach, California. Members of both the
SCCPOA and the NCCPOA attended the conference during which the officers
from both organizations met with the common goal of uniting both associations
into the California Crime Prevention Officers Association. The merger was
unanimously approved by each group’s membership, and comprehensive By-Laws were adopted establishing organizational structure for the association and its chapters. In 1982, articles of incorporation were filed with the Secretary of State allowing the CCPOA to function as a non-profit benefit organization effective
January 1, 1983.


The dedicated individuals who founded the California Crime Prevention Officers
Association had the goals of providing a platform for the cooperation and
exchange of information throughout the state. Today the CCPOA maintains a
strong membership of over 450 and provides a leadership role in the crime
prevention field within the State of California.

The California Crime Prevention Officers Association is under the leadership of a
six member State Board of Directors, elected by its membership. The state is
organized into two chapters (North and South) and each of these chapters is
divided into five regions. Regional Directors oversee the operations of the regions
while the three Chapter Officers, who are elected for two-year terms, direct the
chapter functions and also serve on the State Board of Directors.

 
STATE BOARD

CCPOA operates under the leadership of the six member state board of directors, elected by the membership. The state is organized into two chapters North and South and each chapter is divided into five regions. Regional Directors oversee the operations of the regions while to chapter officers direct the chapter functions and also serve on the State Board of Directors.

S. GALE BLETH
President

Hayward Police Department
GRETCHEN ASH
Vice President

Vacaville Police Department
SILVIA FLORIANO
Chief Financial Officer

Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
SUZIE LOCKWOOD
Secretary

Santa Monica Police Department
GREG JONES
Outreach Director

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
MARYANN HERRARTE
Member-At-Large

Rancho Cucamonga Police Department
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