Affiliate Policy

Core Principles

  • Establish better lines of communication
  • Utilize the knowledge and expertise of affiliates on complex and specific issues for research
  • Expand CPOC’s policy direction to probation management
  • Centralize CPOC’s role as a clearinghouse of information out from Chiefs to the field and from the field to the Chiefs
  • Encourage the development of potential Chiefs

New Policy (Adopted 12-12-13)

1. A Representative from each affiliate will attend all CPOC quarterly statewide meetings

  • This does not have to be, nor should it always be the Affiliate President

2. CPOC staff to include Affiliate Presidents on email communications

  • Legislative Memos, Weekly Communication Memos, other communications deemed non-sensitive
  • It is incumbent on the affiliates to decide how best to distribute to their membership

3. Formalize assignments to the affiliates

  • CPOC staff will transmit to the affiliate president a written memo. outlining the assignment, time frame for completion, and identify the lead staff/committee to collaborate
  • Affiliate president will assign the working group and process to best accomplish the request keeping in mind statewide diversity to achieve maximum input

4. Encourage CPOC presence in affiliate meetings (when feasible)

  • Chief Liaisons will attend regionals and conferences
  • CPOC Staff (CPOC Executive Director and/or CPOC Deputy Director) will call into Executive Meetings upon request and attend conferences as feasible

California Association of Probation Services Administrators (CAPSA)

The mission of CAPSA is to assist CPOC in developing correctional standards throughout the state; to assume a leadership role in the mobilization, coordination, and implementation of correctional programs that provide for public protection and the prevention of crime and delinquency; and in providing service to the courts.


Probation Business Managers Association (PBMA)

An affiliate organization of the Chief Probation Officers of California for fiscal staff. There is a PBMA voting representative for each of the 58 counties – each member appointed by his/her county Chief Probation Officer and additional non-voting members with county fiscal responsibilities.