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OPOA TRAINING RESOURCES

The OPOA offers training on a full range of law enforcement topics throughout the state of Oregon.  Our training staff, consisting of a training director and two training coordinators, are constantly looking to offer classes that meet the needs of the Law Enforcement Community.

If you are an agency that:

  • Would like to host or co-host training with OPOA
  • Have suggestions on instructors, topics, or locations 
  • Have suggestions on how we can help you!
Please contact our training staff at:  training@opoa.info!


Training announcements for the approved classes will be posted below as soon as
they are finalized and available.

COURSE SCHEDULE

    • April 17, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lincoln City Police Department, 1503 SE East Devils Lake Road, Lincoln City 97367
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    Class Title:

    To Catch A Predator: How to Run A Child Luring Sting

    Target Audience:

    Law Enforcement Only

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Lincoln City Police Department

    Date and Time:

    April 17, 2024, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (7:45 check-in)

    Cost:

    $150 OPOA Members

    $175 Non-members

    Training Location:

    Lincoln City Police Department, 1503 SE East Devils Lake Road, Lincoln City 97367

    Instructor:

    Detective Mark Povolny, Washington County Sheriff's Office

    Mark Povolny is a detective at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, where he has worked since 2010.  He is currently assigned to the Violent Crimes Unit and the Major Crimes Team, as well as serving as a back-up PIO.  Det. Povolny also works with the Washington County Sex Trafficking Task Force.  Det. Povolny has participated in and directed multiple human trafficking operations, covering both adult prostitution and child sex trafficking. Det. Povolny also plans and leads one-day missions targeting child luring.  Prior to his law enforcement career, Det. Povolny was a broadcast journalist (don’t hold that against him!) and will cover how to effectively share the results of these missions to generate public support for your agency.

    Detective Shannon Wilde, Washington County Sheriff's Office

    Detective Shannon Wilde has worked for WCSO since May 2014. As a patrol deputy, she was a member of the domestic violence resource team and the mental health response team. She promoted to detective in March 2021 and is currently assigned to the violent crimes unit. She has also served as a public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office. Det. Wilde has participated in missions since 2018 and has experience as a chatter, as well as planning and leading missions. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys spending time with her family and working on her ’66 Mustang.

    Detective Nicole Palmeri, Lake Oswego Police Department

    Nicole Palmeri has been a police officer since 2016. She is currently assigned as a Detective with the Lake Oswego Police Department and serves on the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team and Honor Guard. Previously, she has served five years on the Clackamas County Crisis Negotiation Team and as a Defensive Tactics Instructor. Nicole has been active in Human Trafficking work since receiving her bachelor’s degree in social work from Fresno Pacific University in 2014. Nicole has participated in numerous multijurisdictional Human Trafficking Sting operations throughout the Portland Metropolitan Area as a decoy for both Child Luring and Prostitution since 2018. Nicole has led John's missions and investigations in Illicit Massage Businesses. In her free time, she loves CrossFit and spending time with family, including her two children and bull terrier Roxy.

    DPSST Category: General

    Brief Overview:

    This class will teach you how to set up, plan, and execute your own undercover child luring sting.  These missions can be done on a small or large scale and can be adapted for each agency’s resources.  The public consistently ranks targeting sex offenders and child sex predators as one of their top priorities and the class will cover how to publicize the missions with the media and your community partners. Topics discussed will include which social media sites and apps to set up decoys, undercover chatting, decoy photos, operation plans, arrest plans, search warrants, case studies, prosecution and sharing your success with the public.

    Contact Information:

    Alicia Davis at (970) 412-4544 or training4@opoa.info.


    Supplies/Prerequisites:

    Not required but if available, bring a smart phone with admin access to install 3rd party applications (ie Whisper, Snapchat, etc).  It can be your department-issued phone if you have admin access but a burner smart phone is preferred.  A computer is also helpful but not required.

    Attire:

    Business casual.

    Lodging Information:

    Available.
    • April 25, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Woodburn Police Department, 1060 Mt Hood Ave, Woodburn, OR 97071
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    Class Title:

    Leading from the Middle

    Target Audience:

    Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement, Corrections, Regulatory Specialists, 9-1-1 Telecommunicators, Fire/EMS, Parole & Probation

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Woodburn Police Department, OPOA and Go4th Training Group

    Date and Time:

    April 25, 2024  from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:45 check-in)

    Cost:

    $150 OPOA Members

    $175 Non-members  (Includes 1 year OPOA membership to qualified applicants)

    Training Location:

    Woodburn Police Department

    1060 Mt. Hood Ave

    Woodburn, OR  97071

    Instructors:

    Lt. Kelly Degman (Ret), Go4th Training Group

    Kelly Degman retired in November, 2023 at the rank of Lieutenant from Washington County Sheriff's Office after almost 30 years. He has held positions in the Jail, Patrol and Services Divisions.

    Kelly holds multiple instructor certificates in Use of Force (physical skills and firearms), Human Performance, Leadership and is basically a decent human being.

    His passion is in leadership and helping others to succeed and to help build the current generation of leaders as well as the future generations.

    Kelly is the owner/president of GoForth Training Group as well as a senior instructor with Calibre Press.

    DPSST Category: Leadership

    Brief Overview:

    This course will explore the concepts of leading from the middle and servant leadership, focusing on strategies for effectively leading within an organization without holding a formal leadership position. Students will learn how to influence and inspire others, navigate complex relationships and leverage power and influence from a position of collaboration rather than authority.

    Through case studies, group discussions, and practical exercises, students will develop skills in building trust, empowering others, and fostering a culture of service and selflessness. By the end of the course, students will have a deeper understanding of their own leadership style and be equipped with strategies to lead effectively from the middle.

    Contact Information:

    Kim Dorn at (503) 586-8828 or training5@opoa.info
    Attire:
    Business casual.

    Parking:

    Parking is available in the front of the police department.  Woodburn PD asks that participants leave a few spaces at the front of the building available for community members wishing to do regular business.



    • April 29, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • April 30, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office 63333 W. Highway 20, Bend, OR 97703
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    Class Title:

    Conducting Effective Public Safety Background Investigations

    Target Audience:

    Priority seating for Law Enforcement, Corrections, Fire, Communications, HR and Hiring Managers

    Sponsoring Agency

    OPOA and Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

    Date and Time:

    April 29 and 30 2024, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:45 a.m. Check-in)       

    Cost:

    $250 current OPOA member

    $275 non-member (Includes 1-year OPOA membership for qualified applicants)

    $315 for non-public safety

    Training Location:

    Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office 63333 W. Highway 20, Bend, OR 97703

    Instructors:

    Royanne Mathiesen

    Royanne is a retired police officer/supervisor with over 30 years of experience in criminal investigation and conducting employment background investigations. Royanne has been teaching recruit officers and deputies at DPSST for the past 17 years and since 2016 has been teaching background investigative classes throughout the state with OPOA.

    Currently she is a background Investigator for the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, the McMinnville Police Department, and the Madras Police Department. For over 9 years she was a background investigator for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

    Sgt. Blair Barkhurst

    Blair is the Professional Standards Manager with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.  Blair has served Deschutes County for 13 years.  Blair volunteered on the Background Workgroup at DPSST that helped shape the requirements of backgrounds in Oregon that were brought about by HB 2936.  Blair has worked as a Reserve Deputy, Field Law Enforcement Technician, Corrections Deputy and Corrections Sergeant before moving into background investigations full time.  Blair has over eight years of experience conducting background investigations. 

    Deputy Jeff Denning

    Deputy Jeff Denning is a Background Investigator with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Professional Standards Unit.  Jeff has worked in public safety for over 28 years and has over 4 years of experience as a background investigator. Jeff has also conducted background investigations for the Oregon State Department of Corrections and private organizations.

    Jeff has worked as an Oregon Corrections Officer, Professional Firefighter / Paramedic, Metropolitan Paramedic, Fire / EMS Dispatcher and Corrections Deputy.

    Todd Baker

    Todd is the Background Unit supervisor for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.  Todd has served with WCSO for 24 years. From 2018 to 2023 Todd was a Sergeant in the Professional Standards unit where he worked internal affairs along with supervising the Background Unit. In 2024, WCSO restructured the Professional Standards Unit and Todd became the full-time background unit supervisor.

    Todd has experience as an Explorer for PPB, conducting internal investigations in the private sector, Corrections Deputy, Interagency Gang Enforcement team, Transport / Extradition Unit and Sergeant of the Jail Drug and Gang team.

    Brief Overview:

    This 2-day (16 hour) interactive course is designed for individuals who are involved in public safety background investigation processes including background investigators, hiring officials, human resources, and legal representatives.  This will be much more than a simple how-to background investigation course and will answer the question as to why you conduct legally sufficient background investigations and what happens if you don’t. This course will examine:

    • Practical strategies for background investigations, interviews, documentation, and report writing.

    • The current and best practices in background investigations in order to mitigate, to the extent possible, some of the risks associated with hiring.

    • The importance of social media screenings in background investigations.

    • Issues and “red flags” to be aware of in background investigations.

    • Assuring compliance with all applicable minimum standards for employment

    • How Federal Statutes and court decisions impact background investigations.

    • How background investigation failures can impact your organization.

    Contact Information:

    Alicia Davis at (970) 412-4544 or training4@opoa.info.

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Parking Information:

     

    Supplies Needed:

    Basic note taking supplies.

    • May 01, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Polk County Emergency Operations Center, 820 SW Ash Street, Dallas, OR 97338
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    Class Title:

    Visual Tracking Awareness: Mantracking

    Target Audience:

    Priority seating for Law Enforcement, Corrections, Fire and Communications

    Sponsoring Agency

    Oregon Peace Officers Association and Polk County Sheriff's Office

    Date and Time:

    May 1, 2024, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:45 a.m. Check-in)       

    Cost:

    $150 current OPOA member

    $175 non-member (Includes 1-year OPOA membership for qualified applicants)

    Training Location:

    Polk County Emergency Operations Center, 820 SW Ash Street, Dallas, OR 97338

    Instructors:

    Anthony Lorange, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office (Ret.)

    Anthony Lorange, retired after 25 years as a police officer in Oregon.  During his last 12 years he was assigned as a detective on a regional narcotics task force.  For 20 years he has been a member of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue team.  During which time he trained / deployed a human remains detection K9 and currently serves as the team’s lead tracker and designated visual tracking trainer.

    He is a professional tracker, with over eight years of experience.  His certification and continued training is through Joel Hardin Professional Tracking Services and Visual Tracking and Training Incorporated.   He has utilized his tracking training to investigate incidents that have included missing persons, suicides, burglaries, attempted murder and DTO grows.

    Ron Glaus, Polk County Sheriff's Office

    Ron is a semi-retired Forensic Psychologist who joined the Polk County (Oregon) Sheriff's Office as a Reserve Deputy in 1989. He also provided psychological services to law enforcement agencies across Oregon including pre-employment and special teams assessments, fitness for duty screenings, officer involved incident support services, and assisted with major crime investigations. Currently he is a Special Deputy with the PCSO Cold Case Team and is active in the PCSAR Unit as a ground searcher, human visual tracker, and is a tracking assistant Instructor with the JHPTS-VTATI program.

    Michael Black, Apprentice Tracker and Assistant Instructor

    Michael Black is a Certified Apprentice Tracker with JHPTS-VTI, an active member of PCTA and the Polk County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit.

    Michael established his law-enforcement foundation and passion for criminal investigation while serving for 8 years in the Utah Army National Guard, with Army Aviation and a Military Police Company. He subsequently joined the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office where he served in both the Patrol and Traffic Divisions for over 10 years. 

    After he retired, Michael returned to his passion for criminal investigation work joining the Polk County Oregon Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Team where he contributes his experience and background in computer technology and data analysis.

    Brief Overview:

    This day long training will introduce the concept of visual tracking to law enforcement in the form of a lecture presentation and actual hands-on training.  Tracking is learning to see “sign” evidence.  “Sign” is defined as the discoverable physical evidence of the presence or passage of a person.  A case study demonstrating the use of tracking evidence will also be presented.  Students will be in the field working sign evidence and practical simulations highlighting tracking evidence. Please dress weather appropriate, we will be in a park type area outdoors.            

    Contact Information:

    Alicia Davis at (970) 412-4544 or training4@opoa.info.

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Parking Information:

    The EOC is located at the Polk County Shops yard there should be signs directing folks where to park.

    Supplies Needed:

    Please dress for the weather, we will be in a park type setting outdoors for the second half of the class.


    • May 02, 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Brooks Building: First Floor Auditorium 9101 SE Sunnybrook Blvd, Clackamas, OR 97015
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    Class Title:

    3rd Annual Oregon Cold Case Investigators Association Conference

    Target Audience:

    This conference is for police officers, investigators, cold case task force members/volunteers, prosecutors, and analysts*

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Cold Case Investigators Association

    Date and Time:

    May 2, 2024  from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (8:00 am check-in)

    Cost:

    $75 OPOA Members

    $100 Non-members  (Includes 1 year OPOA membership to qualified applicants)

    Training Location:

    Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office

    Brooks Building: First Floor Auditorium

    9101 SE Sunnybrook Blvd, Clackamas, OR 97015

    Instructors:

    Dr. Nici Vance, State Forensic Anthropologist, OSP

    Jennifer Nelson, Forensic Scientist, OSP

    Lindsey Wade, Senior Law Enforcement Specialist, RTI International

    Detective Brendan McGuire, Portland Police Bureau

    DPSST Category: Investigations, General

    Brief Overview:

    Presentations will include:  Using the Power of NamUs to Resolve Missing and Unidentified Persons Cases by Dr. Vance

    Fundamentals of DNA Testing by Jennifer Nelson

    Lawfully Owned DNA -  Missing Offender DNA Samples in CODIS by Lindsey Wade

    Baby Precious Case Study by Det. McGuire

    Contact Information:

    Kim Dorn at (503) 586-8828 or training5@opoa.info
    Attire:
    Business casual


     *Registrants will be vetted and can be refused entry if not affiliated with a law enforcement agency.

    Lodging:

    Courtyard Marriott, 9300 SE Sunnybrook Blvd, Clackamas, OR  97015



    • May 08, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Albany Police Department, 2600 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, OR 97321
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    Class Title:

    Increasing Trauma Informed Practices HB 2575

    Target Audience:

    Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement, Corrections, Regulatory Specialists, 9-1-1 Telecommunicators, Fire/EMS, Parole & Probation

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Albany Police Department  & OPOA

    Date and Time:

    May 8, 2024,  Option A - 8:00 a.m. to Noon or Option B - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Cost:

    Half Day Training $55

    Location:

    Albany Police Department, 2600 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, OR 97321

    Instructors:

    Lee Bartholomew, Gaining Ground Consulting, LLC

    Lee is a Marine Corps veteran, serving over eight years as a Military Policeman and a Military Working Dog Handler specializing in explosive detection and combat tracking. While a dog handler, Lee supported several CONUS missions for the Secret Service and deployed with Combat Tracking Dog Rocky in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  During his military service, Lee was the Company trainer for the Marine Corps’ suicide prevention training, “Never leave a Marine behind.” 

    After his military service, Lee joined the Hillsboro Police Department where he currently works as a patrol officer and is on the department’s peer support team. Lee also earned his Bachelor’s and Master of Social Work (MSW) degrees from Pacific University.  Through his service in the military and now as a police officer, Lee has developed a passion for serving the veteran and responder communities.

    DPSST Category: General, DPSST Maintenance

    Brief Overview:

    This interactive training presented by Lee is designed to fulfill the requirements of Oregon House Bill 2575 which sets requirements for a "training program for groups and agencies that interact with persons who have experienced trauma" to, among other things, "Have the objective of minimizing further trauma." 

    As laws usually are, the language of HB 2575 is wordy and technical. Lee sets out in this training to explain how law enforcement officers can better understand the training requirements while also gaining important and useful knowledge and skills. Lee discusses communication skills, emotional intelligence, and provides suggestions on how to better communicate with people who have experienced trauma and efficiently document in police reports those interactions. 

    Contact Information:

    Kim Dorn at (503) 586-8828 or training5@opoa.info
    Attire:
    Business casual.

    Parking:

    APD requests attendees park beyond the orange cones in their parking lot to preserve parking for citizens.



    • May 14, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Broadway Commons, 1300 Broadway St NE, Salem, OR 97301
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    Class Title:

    Legal Update & Civil Forfeiture

    Target Audience:

    Law Enforcement Only

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Department of Justice & OPOA

    Date and Time:

    May 14, 2024,  Option A - 8:00 a.m. to Noon or Option B - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Cost:

    Half Day Training $55

    Location:

    Broadway Commons, 1300 Broadway St NE, Salem, OR 97301, Room #306

    Instructors:

    Kurt Miller, Oregon Department of Justice

    Kurt W. Miller is a Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Justice Division of the Department of Justice where he focuses on publications, warrants, and digital evidence. Before starting with DOJ in 2018, he was a Deputy District Attorney with the Marion County District Attorney’s Office for approximately ten years prosecuting a variety of cases in both the adult and juvenile divisions.

    Prior to becoming an attorney, Kurt spent six years as a police officer in Glendale, AZ where he performed various duties including: Field Training Officer, Tactical Operations Unit (SWAT), and Vehicular Homicide Investigator. Kurt also served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter crew chief instructor for seven years with a tour in Operation Restore Hope; Somalia, Africa.

    Kurt’s educational background includes: J.D., cum laude, Willamette College of Law (2008), B.A.S., summa cum laude, Arizona State University (2002), A.A.S., highest honors, Glendale Community College (1999).

    Colin Benson, Oregon Department of Justice

    Colin Benson has been a prosecutor since 2002.  He has a background in bankruptcy, tax and financial regulation and his caseload with the Oregon Department of Justice is almost completely complex financial crime.  He was first assigned a civil forfeiture matter in approximately 2009 and, aside from a year he spent in financial regulation with the Division of Financial Regulation, he has been managing civil forfeiture cases ever since.

    Colin invites law enforcement, securities, banking, and insurance professionals to contact him whenever they have questions about fraud, fraud prevention and financial crime prosecution

    DPSST Category: General

    Brief Overview:

    This course will provide a summary of recent developments in legislation and legal precedent involving search and seizure, interviews, and criminal offenses.  The instructors will also briefly cover civil forfeiture updates.

    Contact Information:

    Kim Dorn at (503) 586-8828 or training5@opoa.info
    Attire:
    Business casual.

    Parking:

    Free parking is provided at the Broadway Commons venue.



    • May 17, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Linn County Sheriff's Office Training Room, 1115 Jackson St SE, Albany OR 97322
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    Class Title:

    HALF DAY Strangulation Recognition and Response

    Target Audience:

      *** Law Enforcement, Medics, DME's, Deputy & District Attorney's***

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association & Linn County Sheriff's Office

    Date and Time:

    May 17, 2024

    Option A - 8:00 a.m. to Noon or

    Option B - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.      

    Cost:

    HALF DAY TRAINING: $55

    Training Location:

    Linn County Sheriff's Office Training Room, 1115 Jackson St SE, Albany OR 97322

    Instructor:

    Jennifer R. Snippen PhD MA BSN F-ABMDI

    Jennifer is a Board Certified Medicolegal Death Investigator, American Academy of Forensic Sciences Fellow and serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners. She was a Chief Deputy Medical Examiner (medicolegal death investigator) for over a decade and is an experienced critical care/trauma nurse. Jennifer has extensive experience with strangulation investigations and has testified as a strangulation expert witness in numerous counties throughout Oregon. She is also on the faculty at Lane Community College where she teaches human anatomy and physiology.

    Brief Overview:

    Jennifer will share national best practice recommendations and emphasize the importance of collaboration in strangulation recognition and response.  This training begins with an overview of other forms of asphyxiation. Related anatomy (structure) and physiology (function) will be discussed.  With this foundation established, the signs, symptoms and significance of strangulation are presented. Investigative tips and techniques will be offered, including approaches to interviews, written and photodocumentation, and the use of body maps and other physical assessment tools. 

    DPSST Category: General 

    Contact Info:

    Alicia Davis at (970) 412-4544 or training4@opoa.info.

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Info:

    Available.

    Parking Info:

    N/A

    Supplies Needed:

    None.

     

     

     

    • May 20, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Albany Police Department, 2600 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany OR, 97321
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    Class Title:

         Infant and Child Death Investigations

    Target Audience:

      *** Law Enforcement, Medics, DME's, Deputy & District Attorney's***

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association & Albany Police Department

    Date and Time:

    May 20, 2024, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m. Check-in)       

    Cost:

    $150 OPOA Members

    $175 non-OPOA Members (membership included if qualified)

    Training Location:

    Albany Police Department, 2600 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany OR, 97321

    Instructor:

    Kristine Karcher, BSN D-ABMDI has served as the Chief Deputy Medical Examiner, and Forensic Nurse Examiner for Coos County, Oregon for 25 years. She received her BSN from Oregon Health Sciences University and Masters level Certificate in Forensic Nursing from University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, CO.  She is an adjunct professor at the University of California Riverside online Forensic Nursing Program and serves as a member of the Oregon’s State Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force Medical/Forensic Committee. Kris has maintained Registry Certification Diplomate status with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (D-ABMDI) since 1999. She represented Oregon at the 2008 CDC SUIDI National Training Academy and teaches regularly on the topic of infant death investigation. She is enthusiastic about sharing her experiences and knowledge to better provide a thorough, organized, and professional investigation of all infant deaths.

    Jennifer Snippen PhD MA BSN F-ABMDI is the past Chief Deputy Medical Examiner for Linn and Benton Counties and a past instructor for the Linn Benton CC Criminal Justice program, UC Riverside Forensic Nursing Program, Oregon State Medicolegal Death Investigator Program & the Oregon State University eCampus Anthropology program. She is now on the Anatomy and Physiology Faculty at Lane CC. Jennifer maintains Board Certified Fellow status with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (F-ABMDI). She has earned a Masters degree studying law enforcement experiences of infant death investigation and a PhD studying US death investigation practices. Jennifer represented Oregon at the 2008 CDC SUIDI National Training Academy and teaches regularly on the topic of infant death investigation. She is dedicated to improving infant death investigation outcomes for affected families and law enforcement agencies - as well as the greater criminal justice and scientific communities.

    Brief Overview:

    Students will learn about current best practice guidelines for infant death investigation, as well as specific challenges that are faced by law enforcement investigators. Case review examples will be used to explore critical investigation components with a focus on consistent, meticulous, and compassionate investigation of these complex and challenging cases.  Students will also be introduced to practical infant growth & development considerations as well as the importance of medical & social history acquisition. The roles of both patrol first responders and detectives will be addressed.  Collaboration with medical and medicolegal death investigation professionals will be emphasized.  

    DPSST Category: General 

    Contact Information:

    Kim Dorn at (503) 586-8828 or training5@opoa.info

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available

    Parking Information:

    APD requests attendees park beyond the orange cones in their parking lot to preserve parking for citizens.

    Supplies Needed:

    None
    • May 21, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Sandy Police Department, 39850 Pleasant St, Sandy, OR, United States, 97055
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    Class Title:

    Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think


    Target Audience:

                             *** Law Enforcement Only***

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association & Sandy Police Department

    Date and Time:

    May 21, 2024, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m. Check-in)       

    Cost:

    $150 OPOA Members

    $175 non-OPOA Members (membership included if qualified)

    Training Location:

    Sandy Police Department, 39850 Pleasant St, Sandy, OR, United States, 97055

    Instructors:

    Sergeant Robert Rookhuyzen, Washington County Sheriff Office

    Robert L. Rookhuyzen is a patrol sergeant with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. A graduate of Brigham Young University, he started his law enforcement career in 2001 with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. He served as a Field Training Officer and a member of the Washington County Crisis Negotiations Unit. He was promoted to corporal in 2007 and detective in 2010. As a detective, he specialized in the investigation of child abuse and violent crimes. He was a member of the Washington County Major Crimes Team, responsible for investigating homicides and officer-involved shootings. In 2017, as a detective, he was awarded the FBI Director’s Award for Distinguished Service to Victims of Violent Crime. In 2020, he was promoted to sergeant.

    Brief Overview:

    Search warrants are vital to every investigator. Learn when they’re required and how to efficiently write affidavits to get that evidence you need for your case. This fast-paced and hands-on class is designed for every patrol officer/deputy/trooper, as well as new detectives. No prior search warrant writing experience is required or expected. The course is also a great refresher for anyone with limited search warrant writing experience.

    After a review of basic search and seizure principles, search warrant concepts and how to obtain a search warrant, class members will write three search warrants (including one for Facebook) based on realistic practical scenarios. The instructor will provide feedback on affidavits and search warrants written in class. The instructor will also cover the process on how to obtain arrest warrants in Oregon. Samples of search warrants and affidavits will be shared. As part of the class, the instructor will review the electronic process of preserving and obtaining records from Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Tik Tok. Tips and tricks will be shared on how to execute search warrants at various organizations and web sites.

    Oregon search warrant case law will also be discussed, including Oregon Supreme Court decisions in Mansor (and its impact on search warrants for electronic devices) and the more recent McCarthy (and its impact on mobile vehicle exception searches).

    Students will leave the class with new confidence in their ability to apply for and obtain search warrants. Students will receive multiple search warrant templates and forms so they can hit the ground running writing search warrants when they return to their agencies.

    Requirements:  You must be a peace officer in the state of Oregon
    DPSST Training Category: General

    Contact Information:

    Alicia Davis at 970-412-4544 or training4@opoa.info

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:


    Supplies Needed:

    ***A laptop with Word and Wifi will be required, you will be writing search warrants in class!  Please register with an email address you can access during training***
    • June 05, 2024
    • 8:15 AM
    • June 06, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Independence Event Center, 555 Main St S, Independence, OR 97351
    • 19
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    Class Title:

    Simplifying How to Obtain, Review, and Present Financial Records

    Please Note: This class will feature intermediate level Microsoft Excel skills.  However, those with solid basic skills can still attend.  See Class Requirements below.

    Target Audience:

    Law Enforcement and Regulatory Specialists 

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Department of Justice, Independence Police Department and OPOA

    Date and Time:

    June 5-6,  2024, from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (8:00 a.m. check-in)

    Cost:

    $125 OPOA Members

    $150 Non-members (Includes 1-year OPOA membership for qualified applicants)

    Training Location:

    Independence Event Center, 555 S. Main St, Independence, OR 97351

    Instructors:

    Oregon DOJ Financial Crimes Team

    DPSST Category: Investigations, General

    Brief Overview:

    Instructors will lead students in hands-on training in Microsoft Excel to review bank records from a real elder financial abuse case.  Students will learn tips and tricks in Excel to maximize the evidence in their financial investigations as well as learn how to present their findings to a prosecutor with simplified summaries of the financial records.

    Obtaining Financial Records:  

    • Methods to locate financial accounts
    • Identifying the correct legal process to obtain financial records
    • Templates of subpoenas, search warrants, and other forms will be provided

    Review Financial Records:  

    • Import records into Microsoft Excel using Bankscan
    • Normalizing/categorizing transactions on the accounts to better under spending patterns as well as identify illicit activity

    Presenting Financial Records:  

    • Incorporating data from Excel into police reports
    • Using data to create valuable exhibits (Pivot Tables, graphs, charts, etc.)

    Instructors will also discuss nuances in elder financial exploitation cases and support services offered to law enforcement by DOJ investigators and analysts.

    Contact Information:

    Kim Dorn at (503) 586-8828 or training5@opoa.info
    Attire: Business Casual

    Class Requirements:

    • Familiarity of Excel is REQUIRED

    • Laptop with Excel 2016 or newer

    • Laptop power cable

    • Mouse

    • Extra monitor or screen (if available)

    Class Prep Courses:

    • NW3C Basic Level Spreadsheeting Skills Class – Virtual Classroom 06/21/23

    • Excel Campus – www.youtube.com/@ExcelCampus

    • Xelplus.com (Leila Gharani) - www.youtube.com/@LeilaGharani

    Lodging Info:

    The Independence Hotel, 503-837-0200
    • October 21, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 22, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • Washington County Sheriff's Office Training Center, 600 SW Walnut Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123

    Class Title:

    Sexual Assault Investigation

    Target Audience:

    Law Enforcement

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Washington County Sheriff's Office, OPOA and Law Enforcement Seminars, LLC

    Date and Time:

    October 21-22, 2024, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 21 and 8:00 a..m. to noon on Oct. 22

    Cost:

    $425, Register Here -  Law Enforcement Seminars, LLC

    Training Location:

    Washington County Sheriff's Office Training Center

    600 SW Walnut Street

    Hillsboro, OR 97123

    Instructors:

    The course instructors are veteran sexual assault investigators who offer proven methods and are passionate about conducting aggressive investigations that lead to positive outcomes. Participants will leave with increased understanding, tools to conduct more in-depth investigations, resources to better manage victims, and tactics to obtain information from suspects.

    DPSST Category: General, Investigations

    Brief Overview:

    Sexual assault cases are some of the most challenging types of investigations that criminal investigators face. Delays in reporting, uneasy victims, lack of evidence, and credible suspects often reduce the likelihood of successful prosecution. Participants in this course, whether new investigators or seasoned veterans, will learn innovative, courtroom-proven investigative techniques. Attendees will examine types and sources of evidence, rapport building with victims, suspect interview techniques, supportive services, beneficial pretrial motions, case law, and issues surrounding false reports. Case studies illustrate key points.

    Contact Information:

    Kim Dorn at (503) 586-8828 or training5@opoa.info
    Attire: Business Casual

    Lodging Info:



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