Welcome to the California Police Chiefs Association. Our Association is comprised of more than 1500 members; including California police chiefs, members of their command staff, and retired police chiefs. They represent 332 municipal police departments, serving more than 26 million Californians living in communities across our state.
The California Police Chiefs Association exists to support our members in their work to achieve successes for their communities. This year we continue to face a multitude of policing challenges including; criminal recidivism, mental illness, homelessness, the impacts of drug abuse in our communities, and advancing the legitimacy of our profession. We are committed to engaging our communities, elected officials, public safety partners and academic researchers to build and sustain the tools and resources that will lead us to effectively overcome these challenges.
Our fundamental goal is for the work of the California Police Chiefs Association to help shape public policy, provide professional development and strengthen the image of the policing profession. Our active engagement on issues of public safety policy and legislation provides a positive impact on the communities served by California’s police chiefs. Cal Chiefs is also committed to providing contemporary and relevant training to ensure our chiefs, as well as the next generation of California's law enforcement executives, are well prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
I hope you find this website a useful resource that offers ease of accessibility, accurate and timely information, as well as the opportunity to showcase some of the outstanding, innovative work being done every day in our communities. If you need further assistance or information, please do not hesitate to contact Cal Chiefs’ outstanding and capable staff team.
I am honored to serve as President of the California Police Chiefs Association. I look forward to working together for the benefit of our profession and the communities we proudly serve.