Chief of Governmental Affairs, California Correctional Peace Officers Association
Stephen B. Walker is currently Chief of Governmental Affairs for the California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) a statewide organization representing 30,000 men and women who work supervising incarcerated adults and juveniles within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Prior to becoming Chief, he has served on four different teams, which are responsible for negotiating our Memorandum of Understanding with the Governor of CA.
He currently serves on the state policy committee as Board Chair of Child Abuse Prevention Center (CAPC), which is a national and international training, education, research and resource center dedicated to protecting children and building healthy families. He has served on various standing and ad hoc committees overseeing everything from governance guidelines, public relations positioning to legislative policy development.
Stephen serves as a board member for the Foundation for Independent Voter Education (FIVE) which is a non-profit, non-partisan, charitable organization dedicated to restoring the importance of open dialogue in our democracy. Prior to joining CDCR Stephen served as a jet mechanic and plane captain in the United States Marine Corp, during which time he received three meritorious Promotions.
After the military Stephen worked within the California Youth Authority for twenty-six years as a Youth Correctional Officer at the Southern Reception Center and Clinic. Mr. Walker predominantly worked with the eighteen to twenty-four year old age groups. During this time he was elected to represent the correctional officers of his chapter serving as Chapter President for over a decade.
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