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Upcoming Trainings & Events

    • 11 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Dalles Police Department 401 Court St. The Dalles, OR 97058
    • 20
    Register

    Class Title:

    Tactical De-Escalation
 Techniques

    Target Audience:

    All Law Enforcement, Patrol & Probation, Corrections              

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association & Wasco County Sheriff Office

    Date and Time:

    June 11, 2018  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30 a.m. Check-in)       

    Cost:

    $110 OPOA Members

    $139 Non-OPOA Members

    Training Location:

    The Dalles Police Department

    401 Court St. The Dalles, OR 97058

    Instructors:

    Larry Gordon, Dallas Police Department 

    Larry Gordon started his career with the Dallas Police Department in 1995. In June of 1997 Larry was selected to be a part of the Dallas Police Department's Specialized Crime Unit. After several productive years with the Specialized Crime Unit, Larry transferred to the Narcotics Division.  Larry was the lead Detective on countless narcotic investigations.

    In 2004, Larry transferred to the Dallas Police Department’s coveted SWAT Team where he is currently assigned.  Larry currently serves as one of the lead negotiators for the SWAT team.  He has successfully negotiated peaceful resolutions to armed barricaded subjects.  Larry has also negotiated operations where a sniper/Tactical resolution had to be used to bring the volatile situations to an end, including the 2016 incident where 5 Dallas Police Officers lost their lives during a protest in downtown Dallas.

    Larry is also responsible for training swat officers and certifying them in tear gas/less lethal munitions and distraction devices. He is also an Active shooter/ALERRT (advanced law enforcement rapid response training) instructor.

    Larry earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas and has been certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) as an instructor.                          

    Brief Overview:

    Across the United States, police departments spend countless hours training officers on the use of force involving simple wrist locks and pressure points; chemical agents and physical strikes; and progressing to impact weapons and firearms.  While this type of training is absolutely critical for all law enforcement officers, agencies must provide proper “Tactical De-escalation Techniques” to officers as well.            

    Regardless of an agency or officers individual views of de-escalation tactics, it MUST be implemented into every police departments training program.  Many officers believe that the use of de-escalation techniques will jeopardize their safety and place them at a tactical disadvantage.  In reality, the proper use of de-escalation has the complete opposite effect.  Statistics and studies will show that it actually increases officers’ safety and places the officer in a more advantageous tactical position.

    This one day training class will provide officers with the necessary tools to properly de-escalate a situation, while maintaining a tactical mindset.  Officers will learn effective techniques for communicating under stress, without escalating a situation.  Practical, classroom based scenarios will be presented to demonstrate these concepts.  Information will also be presented on the development of reality-based, simunition training involving de-escalation techniques.  This information will give officers a jump start on implementing de-escalation training within their own police departments.

    This course was developed by two veteran instructors from one of the largest police departments in the United States.  Both instructors have used de-escalation techniques in critical incidents and hostile environments for most of their careers.                   

     

    Contact Information:

    Avena Glock at (971) 218-7161 or training1@opoa.info.

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.
                     
                        

    Supplies Needed:

     None.
    • 17 Jul 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • University of Oregon 1715 Franklin Blvd. Eugene, OR 97403
    • 19
    Register

    Class Title:

    Domestic Violence Investigations 

    Target Audience:

    Law Enforcement, District Attorneys, Domestic Violence Advocates

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association and the U of O Police Department

    Date and Time:

    July 17th, 2018  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30 a.m. check-in)

    Cost:

    $75 OPOA members
    $95 non-OPOA members (membership included if qualified)

    Training Location:

    University Of Oregon

    1715 Franklin Bvld. Eugene, OR 97404

    Instructors:

    Debra Dority, Oregon Law Center           

    Erin Greenawald, Sr. Assistant Attorney General, Oregon DOJ

    Sarah Sabri, DV Team Leader, Lane County District Attorney's Office

    Jennifer Snippen, MA, F-ABMDI

    Brief Overview:

    This full day course will touch on many areas of domestic violence investigations.  Topics covered will include improving domestic violence investigations, strangulation recognition, stalking and protections orders, legal updates and the neurobiology of Trauma, and introduction to (FETI©) Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview technique.

    Contact Information:

    Avena Glock at (971) 218-7161 or training1@opoa.info.

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:

    Available.
    • 30 Jul 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Woodburn Police Department 1060 Mt. Hood Ave. Woodburn, OR 97071
    • 16
    Register
           

    Class Title:

    Cold Case Investigations

    Target Audience:

    Law Enforcement Cold Case Teams, Detectives, DDA's, medical examiners, crime analysts & anyone else involved in cold case investigations.            

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Woodburn Police Department & Oregon Peace Officers Association

    Date and Time:

    July 30th & 31st, 2018  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30 a.m. Check-in)       

    Cost:

    $175 current OPOA member

    $200 non-member  (includes membership if applicable)                       

    Training Location:

    Woodburn Police Department
    1060 Mt. Hood Ave. 
    Woodburn, OR 97071                                            

    Instructors

    Gregory Cooper, Executive Director, Cold Case Foundation       

    Cooper has worked a Chief of Police, Supervisor of FBI Behavioral Science Unit, FBI National Academy Instructor, FBI Profiler, Expert Witness, Law Enforcement Administrator, Police Training/Instructor, University/College Professor, and an International and Domestic Threat Assessment Advisor. He is an expert in Criminal Profiling, Prescriptive Interviewing and Interrogation, Investigations, and Multi-Agency Investigative Task Force consultation. Cooper has given Expert Witness testimony based on his work in serial crimes and cases involving homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping, terrorism, political corruption, white collar crime, product tampering, abduction, arson and bombing.  Cooper is a published author on a series of law enforcement topics. 

    With over 35 years of expertise in the law enforcement, legal, corporate and educational communities, Cooper has consulted internationally with law enforcement agencies on topics including homicides, rapes, kidnapping, product tampering, extortion, political corruption, arson and bombing, workplace violence, and stalking and false allegations.

    Dean Jackson, Deputy Executive Director, Cold Case Foundation

    Dean has more than 30 years of experience working in both the non-profit world and Law Enforcement. He has an extensive list of credentials and thousands of hours of experience in Critical Incident Stress Management and Death Notification.  He is a former sworn Deputy Coroner for Teton County, Wyoming.

    Dean has investigated over 100 death and crime scene investigations. He has debriefed first responders after numerous critical incidents including fatal accidents, suicides, officer-involved shootings, homicides, sexual assaults, equivocal deaths and officer deaths. 

    Dean is currently the Deputy Executive Director of the Cold Case Foundation, Lead Consultant at the JCG, a member of the Utah Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team, an accredited instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation: a frequent guest lecturer at universities, law enforcement and fire agencies, victim assistant units, and state Peace Officer Standards Training (POST).  He currently teaches Criminal Profiling, Crime Scene Analysis, Rape Investigation, Prescriptive Interviewing/Interrogation, Missing Persons/Unidentified Bodies and Victimology.  In 2002 he served on the Winter Olympics’ CISM Team. 

    Brief Overview:

    This 2 Day course will address principles of cold case investigation for anyone assigned to work cold cases. It will address the 10 filters of criminal profiling for anyone, from the first responding patrolmen through death investigators including but not limited coroners/ medical examiners, crime analysts, prosecutors and cold case units.  The course will enable them to gain the basic skill required for criminal profiling to develop investigative leads and potential suspects. The Prescriptive Interviewing section will incorporate the application of criminal profiling to identify and develop possible interview/interrogation themes.

    The goal of this course is to provide the tools needed to activate or continue to work a cold case and bring it to a successful resolution. Criminal profiling techniques that can be applied from crime scene investigation through court room testimony will also be covered. Also the enhancement of the skills of the interviewer/interrogator through the application of behavioral assessment at the crime scene and the principles of criminal psychology. Primary objectives include reviewed techniques and training will be applied to current cold cases which attendees are asked to bring to the training. The final objective being that each attendee will complete the training with strategies and techniques for moving their individual cases forward.

            

    Contact Information:

    Avena Glock at (971) 218-7161 or training1@opoa.info.

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

     

                         

    Supplies Needed:

    ***Please bring a cold case from your agency***
    • 05 Sep 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • West Linn Police Department 1800 8th Ave. West Linn, OR 97068
    • 30
    Register

    Class Title:

      Visual Tracking Awareness: Mantracking

                   

    Target Audience:

    Any and all Law Enforcement as well as Search &  Rescue 

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association and the West Linn Police Department

    Date and Time:

    September 5th, 2018  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (7:30 a.m. check-in)

    Cost:

    $75 OPOA members
    $95 non-OPOA members (membership included if qualified)

    Training Location:

    West Linn Police Department

    1800 8th Ave.

    West Linn, OR 97068

    Instructors:

    Detective Kathy Decker, King County Sheriff's Office

    Kathy is a 32 year veteran of the King County Sheriff's Office based out of Seattle, WA.  She has over 18 years of experience working as a Detective assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division and five years’ experience employed as the Search and Rescue Coordinator for King County Sheriff.  Kathy is a professional visual tracker, with over 20 years of experience.  She is a student and instructor for Joel Hardin Professional Tracking Services and Visual Tracking and Training Incorporated, as well as a court recognized expert in visual tracking.  She has testified as an expert in tracking evidence in murder, robbery and rape cases.  Detective Decker regularly instructs classes with Dr. Kathy Taylor (Forensic Anthropologists for the KCMEO) on buried human remain detection.  During her tenure with KCSO Detective Decker has utilized K-9's trained in HRD as well as tracking/trailing as part of her crime scene investigation.

    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 completing the Sheriff’s Reserve Academy in 1986. He provided psychological services to law enforcement agencies across Oregon including: pre-employment, special teams and, fitness for duty screenings; officer involved critical incident debriefings; hostage negotiations; assisting in major crime investigations including a double homicide; and testifying in court. He was a part-time instructor and then for three years a full-time Training Coordinator at DPSST. Currently he volunteers for the PCSO as a Cold Case Team Investigator 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. He retired from the U.S. Army after 24 combined years of Active and Reserve service with a one-year combat tour in Iraq in 2004.  

    Brief Overview:

    Also known as "Mantracking", 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:

    Avena Glock at (971) 218-7161 or training1@opoa.info.

    Attire:

    Weather Appropriate.

    • 07 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Sutherlin Community Center 150 South Willamette St. Sutherlin, OR 97479
    • 37
    Register

    Class Title:

             

    Crisis Communication
    FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

           

    Target Audience:

    Law Enforcement, Disptachers, Parole & Probation any First Responders

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association and Sutherlin Police Department

    Date and Time:

    September 7th, 2018  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m. check-in)

    Cost:

    $75 OPOA members
    $95 non-OPOA members (membership included if qualified)

    Training Location:

    Sutherlin Community Center

    150 South Willamette St.

    Sutherlin, OR 97479

    Instructor:

    Joe Miller, Joe is a 20+ year veteran of a large city police department in Oregon. Joe has served primarily in the patrol division with collateral duties in crisis negotiation, civil disturbance, civil investigation, and defensive tactics cadre. In addition, Joe is a long-time adjunct instructor at a local community college and at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). Joe’s experience as an officer and trainer show in his ability to mix information, experience and humor in the right combination to keep attendees interested and involved.      

    Brief Overview:

    As first responders, we understand “Ask, Tell, Make”.  What about those situations that represent a risk to the subject or others that should be mitigated?  How about situations that would benefit from additional time to get tactical and/or command elements into place, to give the victims the best possible chance of the best possible outcome? Maybe you’re the only one responding and you want to be confident your knowledge of de-escalation is on par with your tactical resolution skill set. Attendees of Crisis Communication for First Responders will leave the class with a practical set of skills that they can use to:            

    • De-escalate or stabilize angry/violent behavior
    • Establish meaningful dialog with the threat
    • Word choice/emotional control tactics
    • Handle request/demands/deadlines the threat gives you
    • Establish a therapeutic rapport
    • Gather meaningful intelligence from the threat/victims
    • Up-Channel vital information for commanders/decision makers
           

    Contact Information:

    Avena Glock at (971) 218-7161 or training1@opoa.info.

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:

    Available.
    • 17 Sep 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Samaritan Center for Health Education 740 SW 9th St. Newport, OR 97365
    • 32
    Register

    Class Title:

    Search Warrants:

     
                  Not as Painful as You Think       
         

    Target Audience:

                             *** Law Enforcement Only***

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association and Newport Police Department

    Date and Time:

    September 17, 2018  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30 a.m. Check-in)       

    Cost:

    $75 OPOA Members

    $95 non-OPOA Members (membership included if qualified)

    Training Location:

     Samaritan Center for Health Education

    740 SW 9th St. Newport, OR 97365           

    Instructors:

    Detective Robert Rookhuyzen, Washington County Sheriff Office

    Robert L. Rookhuyzen is a detective with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, currently assigned to the Violent Crimes Unit. He is also a member of the Washington County Major Crimes Team. Detective Rookhuyzen is a graduate of Brigham Young University. He started his law enforcement career in 2001 with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and was assigned to patrol. 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. He was assigned to the Child Abuse Investigations Unit from 2010-2015. He is a 2017 winner of the Federal Bureau of Investigations Director’s Award for Distinguished Service to Victims of Violent Crime. Detective Rookhuyzen enjoys showing others how easy it is to prepare search warrant affidavits and obtain search warrants in Oregon.

    Brief Overview:

    Search warrants are vital to every investigator. Learn when they’re required, how to efficiently write affidavits and get that evidence you need for your case. Tips and tricks will be shared on how to contact the right people at various organizations and web sites. 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.        

    This class is designed for every patrol officer/deputy, as well as new detectives. It is also a great refresher for people who already have some experience writing search warrants.  After a review of search warrant concepts and the process of obtaining a search, class members will write two search warrants (including one for Facebook) based on realistic practical scenarios.  The instructor will provide feedback on each affidavit and search warrant written. 

           

    Contact Information:

    Avena Glock at (971) 218-7161 or training1@opoa.info.

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:

    Available.

    Supplies Needed:

    ***Please bring a laptop or similar, you will be writing search warrants in class!***      

     

     

     

    • 04 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • West Linn Police Department 1800 8th Ave. West Linn, OR 97068
    • 35
    Register

    Class Title:

             

    Crisis Communication
    FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

           

    Target Audience:

    Law Enforcement, Disptachers, Parole & Probation any First Responders

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association and West Linn Police Department

    Date and Time:

    December 4th, 2018  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m. check-in)

    Cost:

    $75 OPOA members
    $95 non-OPOA members (membership included if qualified)

    Training Location:

    West Linn Police Department

    1800 8th Ave.

    West Linn, OR 97068

    Instructor:

    Joe Miller, Joe is a 20+ year veteran of a large city police department in Oregon. Joe has served primarily in the patrol division with collateral duties in crisis negotiation, civil disturbance, civil investigation, and defensive tactics cadre. In addition, Joe is a long-time adjunct instructor at a local community college and at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). Joe’s experience as an officer and trainer show in his ability to mix information, experience and humor in the right combination to keep attendees interested and involved.      

    Brief Overview:

    As first responders, we understand “Ask, Tell, Make”.  What about those situations that represent a risk to the subject or others that should be mitigated?  How about situations that would benefit from additional time to get tactical and/or command elements into place, to give the victims the best possible chance of the best possible outcome? Maybe you’re the only one responding and you want to be confident your knowledge of de-escalation is on par with your tactical resolution skill set. Attendees of Crisis Communication for First Responders will leave the class with a practical set of skills that they can use to:            

    • De-escalate or stabilize angry/violent behavior
    • Establish meaningful dialog with the threat
    • Word choice/emotional control tactics
    • Handle request/demands/deadlines the threat gives you
    • Establish a therapeutic rapport
    • Gather meaningful intelligence from the threat/victims
    • Up-Channel vital information for commanders/decision makers
           

    Contact Information:

    Avena Glock at (971) 218-7161 or training1@opoa.info.

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:

    Available.

Past events

22 May 2018 Law Enforcement Leadership Development
21 May 2018 Law Enforcement Leadership Development ***MORE SEATS MADE AVAILABLE!
14 May 2018 Basic Background Investigations
22 Mar 2018 Cognition and Legal Documents
16 Mar 2018 Police and Minority Relations
09 Mar 2018 Domestic Violence Investigations
03 Mar 2018 Oregon Association of Reserve Peace Officers 2018 Conference
27 Feb 2018 Police and Minority Relations
04 Dec 2017 Basic Background Investigations
27 Nov 2017 Emotional Survival and Peer Support
03 Nov 2017 Banquet Tickets - OPOA's 48th Annual Awards Banquet
01 Nov 2017 48th Annual OPOA Conference - "Officer Safety: From the Inside Out"
27 Oct 2017 Dispatching and Surviving Traumatic Events
11 Sep 2017 Sexual Assault Response
09 Aug 2017 Domestic Violence Investigations
22 May 2017 Basic Background Investigations
17 May 2017 Cognition Impairment & Capacity: An Approach for Law Enforcement
16 May 2017 Infant & Child Death Investigations
12 May 2017 Terrain Based Tactical Rifle Course **CLASS FULL**
28 Apr 2017 Tactical Ethics II: Diversity and Profiling
21 Apr 2017 Stress First Aid and Emotional Survival
24 Mar 2017 Mental Health First Aid for Law Enforcement
11 Mar 2017 Oregon Association of Reserve Peace Officers 2017 Conference
17 Jan 2017 Law Enforcement Tactical First Aid
09 Jan 2017 Dispatching and Surviving Traumatic Events
09 Jan 2017 Infant & Child Death Investigations
05 Dec 2016 Search and Seizure Update / "It's too hard"- Demystifying Financial Cases
28 Nov 2016 Basic Background Investigations
04 Nov 2016 47th Annual Early Purchase Banquet Tickets
02 Nov 2016 47th Annual Oregon Peace Officers Conference
30 Sep 2016 Domestic Violence Investigations *CLASS FULL
23 Sep 2016 Basic Search Warrant Writing
15 Sep 2016 Revised and Updated! The Impact of Marijuana Legalization
31 Aug 2016 Sexual Assault Response
25 Aug 2016 Strangulation Recognition and Response
17 Aug 2016 Oregon DOJ Domestic Violence Training
04 Aug 2016 Tactical Ethics: Perspectives on Profiling
08 Jun 2016 Infant & Child Death Investigations
17 May 2016 Revised and Updated! The Impact of Marijuana Legalization
13 May 2016 Strangulation Recognition and Response ***CLASS FULL***
12 May 2016 Infant & Child Death Investigations ***CLASS FULL***
22 Apr 2016 Basic Search Warrant Writing
27 Feb 2016 Oregon Association of Reserve Peace Officers 2016 Training Conference
25 Feb 2016 Evidence Officer's Training
23 Feb 2016 Basic Background Investigations
12 Nov 2015 The Impact of Marijuana Legalization
06 Nov 2015 Early Purchase Banquet Tickets & Reserved Tables
04 Nov 2015 46th Annual Oregon Peace Officers Conference and Awards Banquet Registration
23 Oct 2015 Youth Substance Abuse Prevention
20 Oct 2015 The Impact of Marijuana Legalization
15 Oct 2015 The Impact of Marijuana Legalization
24 Sep 2015 Permission to Succeed
23 Sep 2015 The Changing Face of Vehicle Theft *CANCELED*
16 Sep 2015 The Impact of Marijuana Legalization *CLASS FULL*
20 Aug 2015 Basic Background Investigators Course

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