Policies of CPOF

The Correctional Peace Officers (CPO) Foundation is a non-profit organization of, by and for Corrections personnel. It was created in 1984 and is devoted to sustaining, supporting and assisting Corrections personnel and their families. Our Online Privacy Policy continues our commitment to serve you and to protect your privacy online.

Our privacy pledge to you: We will not collect any personal information from you that you do not volunteer, and we are the sole owner of all information collected on this site. We do not sell, share, or rent this information to others in any way that we have not mentioned in this statement.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully so that you understand our online privacy practices regarding:


Many of the services on our site are offered without our collecting any personally identifiable information from you. You can surf CPOF.ORG and view some of our content anonymously. For instance, you can access our publication “CPO Family” without giving out any personally identifiable information.

The information we gather on our site falls into these categories: personal information you supply when you become a member, place an order, request information or provide your e-mail address.

Personally identifiable information

To use certain features on our site, we ask you to complete an application or order form. When you do this, we collect personally identifiable information about you such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, social security number and institution. We use this information to process your application, order or request or to help improve our site.

When personally identifiable information is collected, you will know because you will have to fill out a form.



Our primary goal in collecting information is to provide you with a customized experience when visiting our site and to make our site more useful to you.

CPOF.ORG uses personally identifiable information in a limited number of ways. We use the information to complete transactions and fulfill requests for membership and publications. For instance, if you order a Gang Handbook online, we use your information to process your order, or if you contact us for help, we will use the information to contact you. We also use the information you provide to send you e-mails and mail only for CPO Foundation information and updates that we believe may be of interest to you.

Sharing your personally identifiable information

If you have an online membership with CPOF.ORG, download any of our online forms or request literature, CPOF.ORG will not sell, rent, exchange, or authorize any third party to use any information that specifically identifies you. If you subscribe to our publication “CPO Family”, newsletters or purchase any of our literature either by mail, phone or online, we will not exchange or sell your name and address information with other companies.

In some instances, we use third party companies to help us provide our products and services to you, like a shipping company that delivers a package or an e-mail delivery service that sends out our e-mails. In those instances we need to share your information with them. We require that those companies use the information only to deliver the product.

We may occasionally release personal information as required by law, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena



The CPO Foundation believes in providing you with the ability to access and edit the personal information that you have provided to us. To update the CPOF.ORGinformation retained about you, please contact mail@cpof.org, for all other requests write to us at:

Correctional Peace Officers Foundation
P. O. Box 348390
Sacramento, CA 95834-8390

To protect your privacy and security, we will also verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.



Membership related e-mail: We will send you e-mail relating to your membership. These include new memberships, changes in membership, order confirmations or CPO Foundation updates and notifications. If you have requested additional information online, you may receive e-mails specific to your request.

Promotional e-mails: We may also e-mail you messages that we think may be of interest to you about other CPO Foundation events and products. You can choose not to receive additional types of messages in the future by e-mailing mail@cpof.org, or write to us at:

Correctional Peace Officers Foundation
P. O. Box 348390
Sacramento, CA 95834-8390



We maintain a secure process to collect, transmit and store your personally identifiable information. When you provide membership information, we use secure socket layer (SSL) encryption to protect it.

We urge you to sign off your account and close your browser window when you have finished your visit. This ensures that others cannot access your membership information, especially if you are sharing a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place such as a library or Internet Café.



If you made a tax-deductible donation to the CPO Foundation, your name or any information from that donation will not be sold or exchanged with any other company or organization. No additional e-mails will be sent to you based on this donation. You may be contacted by mail to receive a thank-you card and/or receipt, to become a member or to order our publications. If you do not wish to receive mail from us, please write to:

Correctional Peace Officers Foundation
P. O. Box 348390
Sacramento, CA 95834-8390

If you feel that we have not followed our privacy policy, please let us know. Additionally, you may contact your state or local Consumer Protection office, The Direct Marketing Associations Committee on Ethical Business Practices at mgoldberger@the-dma.org, The Better Business Bureau, or The Federal Trade Commission by telephone at (202) FTC-HELP or (202) 382-4357 and online at www.ftc.gov.



1346 North Market Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95834

Mailing address:
CPO Foundation
P.O. Box 348390
Sacramento, CA 95834-8390

916.928.0061 or
800.800.CPOF (2763)
Fax: 916.928.0072




The personal information you provide to join CPOF.ORG, including your membership information, is protected by encryption, so it cannot be read as it is transmitted over the Internet. The encrypted data are transmitted using a secure socket layer (SSL) connection (a Netscape browser standard, adopted by Microsoft for their Internet Explorer and by some other browsers).

Look for one or more of these “secure connections” indicators on your browser:

    • A security alert window tells you that you are about to use a secure connection. Some browsers let you choose whether to display this window.
    • An SSL icon shows when you are in a secure connection:
      • A symbol of an “open padlock” icon changes to a “closed padlock” when you are in a secure connection.
      • A symbol of a “broken key” icon is replaced by an “unbroken key”.
      • A blue line runs across the top of the content window.
    • The website’s address changes to one that begins with “https” (check for the “s”).

The encrypted data will go to a secure site where your information is stored on a private computer that is not directly accessible via the Internet. At the secure site, your membership information is kept in restricted-access files. More information about our policies for protecting your personal data can be found in the CPOF.ORG Privacy Policy.