The California Police Chiefs Association
(CPCA) was founded in 1966 to represent municipal law enforcement agencies. Goals for the CPCA include promoting the science and art of police administration and crime prevention; develop professional administrative practices and promote their use; to recruit and train qualified persons for law enforcement; encourage law enforcement professionals to abide by the Law Enforcement Officer's Code of Ethics. The CPCA works closely with the legislative process to reach organizational goals.
"To Provide Programs, Services, and Representation that Serves the Interest and Responsibilities of California's Municipal Police Chiefs."
The CPCA is governed by their board of directors which include executive officers and their board members. California is divided into 16 regions and each region is allowed one board member.