Becoming a Police Chief: Developing a Mindset for Success and Service

Starts:  Apr 19, 2021 8:00 AM (PT)
Ends:  Apr 22, 2021 5:00 PM (PT)

For the detailed course description and information please visit our Becoming a Police Chief training course page.

Registration Information

We are not currently taking any registrations because this course is full. To be placed on the waitlist, please contact Brittany MacKenzie, Training Coordinator, at Thank you.

Registration Fee
POST Tuition = $500
CPCA Registration Fee = $75
Total Registration Fee = $575

POST Course Information
Course Control Number: 1137-10860-20-002

Plan Type: IV - Travel and per diem reimbursement

What's Included?
Coffee and an afternoon snack will be provided each day, and lunch will be provided on the first day.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be in writing and emailed to Shannon Mahoney. Cancellations received at least 20 days prior to the beginning of the course date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received between 19 days and 10 days will be subject to a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than 10 days prior to the event will not receive a refund.  Registrations are transferable, all changes must be made 10 days prior to the start of the course. NO SHOWS forfeit full registration fee. Course fees are NOT transferable after the last course date.

Course Location Information

This course will be taking place at The Cliffs Hotel and Spa in Pismo Beach, CA. There is a room block established at this hotel for those wishing to stay.

Location Address
     The Cliffs Hotel and Spa
     2757 Shell Beach Road
     Pismo Beach, CA 93449
     Hotel Website

Hotel Reservations
We have secured a room rate of $175 + taxes and fees per night. Please note there is a $30/night parking/facilities fee. Please make your reservation by the cut-off date of Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 to ensure you get this rate.

Booking Information
Book Online: Click here to book your hotel reservation online and use group ID: 215264
Call-In: If you prefer to make your reservations over the phone, please call 805-773-5000 and identify yourself as being with the California Police Chiefs Association group.

Additional Course Information

Know Before You Go
We are excited to offer in-person training after months of no events taking place because of the pandemic. While we are eager to get back to “normal,” we realize that the pandemic is still here and something we all need to consider in how we conduct business. We are implementing some new protocols to be adhered to by all attending our in-person training events including attendees as well as instructors and staff members. Please see the attached Code of Conduct that will be on display at all our events. The Code of Conduct summarizes what will be expected of those in attendance of the event and lists the important actions that need to be taken by all to maintain a safe environment. We realize that these are not the most “comfortable” circumstances to be under, but they are what we believe are the safest and we have a responsibility to protect you to the best of our ability. Thank you for understanding and we look forward to seeing you soon!



The Cliffs Hotel & Spa
2757 Shell Beach Road
Pismo Beach, CA 93449