This week the California Peace Officers’ Association (CPOA) held its Annual Training Symposium in Los Angeles. Secretary Cate updated the CPOA Board on what is going on at CDCR including an update on the budget. Additionally CPOA swore in a new slate of officers which includes Chief Jim McDonnell from the Long Beach Police Department as President. John Standish, the immediate Past President, was a great partner this past year. I want to thank John for his collaborative approach and his dedication to public safety on behalf of CPOA. Today, more then ever, working together is crucial and I look forward to working with Chief McDonnell in the coming year and know that he will work hard on behalf of CPOA.