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Upcoming Trainings & Events

    • 27 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Polk County Fire District 1 (rear of building), 1800 Monmouth St., Independence, OR 97351
    Register

    Class Title:

    Dispatching and Surviving Traumatic Events

    Target Audience:

    Dispatchers, Call Takers, and Supervisors

    Sponsoring Agency:

    OPOA and the Willamette Valley Communications Center

    Date and Time:

    October 27th-28th, 2017 (*Fri. & Sat.)
    Oct. 27th: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm; *HALF DAY
    Oct. 28th: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

    Cost:

     $130 (your tuition provides for a one-year membership to OPOA for qualified persons)

    Training Location:

    Polk County Fire District 1 (rear of building)

    1800 Monmouth St.

    Independence, OR 97351            

    Instructors:

    Jan Myers, Public Safety Wellness Consultants

    WVCC Staff

    DPSST Course Number:  DPSST Credit  

    Contact Information:

    Kelli Carpenter
    503-999-5438
    training3@opoa.info

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:

    Available.

    Supplies Needed:

    None
     How to Register:  Online HERE
     Class Overview:

    This class focuses on dispatching traumatic events and then coping with the aftermath of trauma. In the afternoon of October 27th, three case studies will be provided by Willamette Valley Communications.  WVCC will present the 2015 Polk County Deputy Involved Vehicle Crash, the Keizer Police Department/Marion County Courthouse Incident in 2005, and the 2012 Clackamas Town Center Shooting (with permissions from Clackamas County dispatch). Presenters will identify what went well, what needed improvement and recommendations to attendees when handling these events.

    Presenters will provide testimony regarding their personal struggles in coping with the events, what resources were available to them, how management and supervisors assisted them, and their recommendations to the class.

    On the second day, Jan Myers will provide a full day of training on trauma and self-care.

    Keynote Instructor Biography:

    Jan Myers is a sitting Board Member of the 911 Wellness Foundation. She worked as a 9-1-1 Dispatcher for 12 years; her experience included working as a training officer and tactical dispatcher. She is a Master Instructor with CA Peace Officer Standards and Training {POST} who taught and or facilitated the development of numerous telecommunications courses in CA, OR, and CO, and co-founded the West Coast Post Trauma Retreat {WCPR}, a 6-day residential treatment program for first responders experiencing post traumatic issues. She assisted the State of CA in the development and production of several dispatch training videos, including the most recent, "Dispatchers: Career Resilience". While working as a Class Training Coordinator {Telecommunications, Corrections, Parole & Probation, and Police academies} for DPSST, Jan assisted in the development and implementation of the first Oregon State Police Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), and facilitated the development of the first ever Line of Duty Death resource guide for OR law enforcement agencies.

    Jan assisted in the development of the National Emergency Number Association's (NENA) Standard in Acute, Traumatic, and Chronic Stress Management. Jan holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and is currently an Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselor for Sonoma County (CA). She intends on continuing to assist first responders and military members to better manage their professional and personal lives. Her goal is to mitigate the stigma of first-responders asking for the help they oftentimes need and always deserve.

              






    • 01 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Spirit Mountain Event Center, Grand Ronde, Oregon
    Register


    Please join us at this year's training conference and awards banquet; November 1-3, 2017 at Spirit Mountain Event Center, Grand Ronde, OR!

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    "Officer Survival: Mindset 360"

    Presented by: Travis Yates, SAFETAC

    Thursday, November 2, 2017

    LEADERSHIP * MENTAL HEALTH * PROPERTY AND EVIDENCE

    (Three break out tracks to choose from!)

     

    "Supervisor Responsibilities During Line of Duty Deaths" 

    Presented By: Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation

    "Mental Health Strategies: 
    From the Jail to the Street"
    Presented by:  Polk County Mental Health Crisis Response Team

    "Forensic Refresher"

    Presented by: OSP Crime Lab

    "Fostering Resilient Law Enforcement Officers Pre & Post Critical Incident: Tips for Police Administrators" 

    Presented by: Dr. Garen Weitman, Psy. D.

    "Emotional Survival & Peer Support"

    Presented by: 1932 Training

    "Preservation of Biological Evidence and Courtroom Testimony" 

    Presented by: Washington County Senior Deputy DA Megan Johnson

    Friday November 3, 2017


    "Armor Yourself: How to Survive a Career in Law Enforcement"
    Presented by: Director John Marx, The Law Enforcement Survival Institute, LLC

    **SPOUSES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THIS SESSION FOR A SPECIAL $50 RATE INCLUDING LUNCH.** Spouse scholarships are available.  Contact OPOA for more details.

    Full Conference Registration 

    $250

    (On or before 9/30/17)

    Tuition includes 23 hours of training, 3 buffet lunches, & Thursday evening hospitality room.

    LATE Full Conference Registration $325 

    (after 9/30/17)

    Tuition includes 23 hours of training, 3 buffet lunches, & Thursday evening hospitality room.

    Single Day Registration 

    $125 

    Tuition includes any one day of attendance and buffet lunch.  

    Friday Spouse Registration 

    $50

    Spouses are invited to attend Friday's presentation of "Armor Yourself: How to Survive a Career in Law Enforcement" including buffet lunch.

    A limited number of scholarships are available from the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Fund with proceeds from the sale of the Oregon Fallen Public Safety Officer License plates.
    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (PDT)
    • Spirit Mountain Event Center, Grand Ronde, Oregon
    Register

    OPOA's 48th Annual 

    Law Enforcement Awards Banquet

    NOVEMBER 3rd, 2017

    Social hour begins - 6:00 pm

    Dinner & Awards begins - 7:00pm

    Tickets

    $35 before 11/1/2017

    $50 after 11/1/2017

    Spirit Mountain Event Center
    27100 Salmon River Hwy, 
    Grand Ronde, OR 97347
    • 27 Nov 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, 675 NW Cherry Ln., Madras, OR 97741
    Register

    Class Title:                            Emotional Survival and Peer Support        

    Target Audience:                  All Law Enforcement, Dispatchers and Call Takers, DHS Crisis Workers, Chaplains, District Attorney's and their Deputies

    Sponsoring Agency:             OPOA and Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

    Date:                                       November 27th, 2017

    Time(s):                                  8:30am-4:30pm

    Cost:                                       $65 for OPOA members; $85 for non-members (your tuition provides for a one-year membership to OPOA)

    Facility Name & Address:    Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

                                                    675 NW Cherry Ln.

                                                    Madras, OR 97741

    Instructors: 1932 Training Concepts Instructors Matt Hagan and Cliff Self (Matt and Cliff are both full-time professional Law Enforcement Officers working in the Willamette Valley)

    Registration Process & Contact Info: Register on-line at HYPERLINK "http://www.opoa.info" www.opoa.info or http://opoa.info/Upcoming-Trainings

    Class Questions Contact Info: Kelli Carpenter, 503-999-5438 or training3@opoa.info

    BRIEF Overview: The need for one-on-one, or group interventions after dealing with traumatic events is important to keep first responders physically and mentally healthy. The mental fatigue of these investigations can no longer be swept under the rug, but must be dealt with in order to prevent career ending mistakes, divorce and suicides. Studies have shown that those who are reluctant to seek psychological help are often willing to discuss issues with peer support teams.

    This class will cover the dynamics of dealing with traumatic incidents/investigations, and how to mentally/emotionally survive the aftermath. This will be presented by two experienced law enforcement officers; however the topic is timely and relevant for anyone involved in traumatic investigations. This is an important class, but these two experienced instructors will keep the class engaged, and laughing.  Please see Matt and Cliff's website www.1932training.com for more information.

    Pre-requisites: None.

    Attire: Business Casual        

    Supplies/Equipment Needed: Note taking supplies.


    • 04 Dec 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 05 Dec 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Forest Grove Community Auditorium 1915 Main St. Forest Grove, OR 97116
    • 18
    Register

    Class Title:

    Basic Background Investigations

    Target Audience:

    Priority seating for Law Enforcement, Corrections, Fire and Communications

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association

    Date and Time:

    December 4th & 5th, 2017  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30 a.m. Check-in)       

    Cost:

    $130 dollars for current OPOA Members, $155 for non-members (Includes 1 year OPOA membership for qualified applicants)

    Training Location:

    Forest Grove Community Auditorium
    1915 Main St.
    Forest Grove, OR 97116
           

    Instructors:

    Les Swenson,

    Washington County Sheriff's Office

    Royanne Mathiesen

    Washington County Sheriff's Office

    Assistant County Counsel Paul Hathaway III, Washington County Office Of County Counsel

    Dr. Sherry L. Harden PsyD.

    Harden Psychological Associates

    DPSST Course Number:  17-0819

    Brief Overview:

    Background investigations are a complex process. This two day course will identify the goals, steps, and challenges in conducting background investigations.  Learn about legal issues including ADA, HIPA, confidentiality, due diligence and avoiding liability.  Traditional and on-line tools, resources and techniques will be discussed.  You will learn how to organize an interview and how to utilize listening techniques.  Learn what psychologists will need from a background investigation report.  Applicant and file tracking requirements and legal updates will be discussed as well. 

    Contact Information:

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

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:

    Available.

    Supplies Needed:

     None.
    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Central Electric Training Center 33309 OR-99E, Tangent, OR 97389
    • 91
    Register

    Class Title:

    Police and Minority Relations

    Target Audience:

    Law Enforcement

    Sponsoring Agency:

    The Corvallis Police Dept.
     & OPOA
    The Corvallis Police Department is committed to professional policing and is proud to partner with the Oregon Peace Officers Association to make this training available.

    Date and Time:

    February 27th, 2018  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30 a.m. check-in)

    Cost:

    $65-members
    $85 non-members (membership included if qualified)

    Training Location:

    Central Electric Training Center
    33309 OR-99E, Tangent, OR 97389  
     

    Instructors:

    Byron Boston, Retired Dallas Police Dept.

    Byron Boston served twenty years with Dallas Police Department before retiring in May 2017 and is currently a Reserve Dallas Police Officer.  He spent over fourteen years in the Narcotics Division as an undercover officer.  For five years, Byron was assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Task Force Officer to investigate transnational criminal organizations impacting the Southwest Border of the United States.  These investigations involved drug trafficking, extortions, kidnappings, and homicides.  

    DPSST Course Number: 17-0656

    Brief Overview:

    Now more than ever, police officers must learn to balance aggressive crime fighting strategies with an understanding that their actions may be perceived as racial profiling, civil rights violations, criminal offenses, or as mistreatment of citizens in the communities they are sworn to protect and serve.  It is the front line patrol officer & supervisor who are at the greatest risk of a hostile encounter.  THIS IS NOT A TRADITIONAL TRAINING CLASS and this course is NOT designed to create an atmosphere of passive or reactive policing.

    This one day course will help officers identify & understand the problem, communicate more effectively with minorities, ensure compliance with federal & state laws, prepare for hostile encounters, and continue to engage in proactive policing without jeopardizing their safety.

     This course will focus on bridging the gap between law enforcement and minorities, while maintaining smart, aggressive strategies to deal with those that choose to violate the law.

    Topics covered include, but are not limited to an overview of movements/protest, Preparation for Hostile Encounters, Tactical De-escalation Techniques (Overview), Understanding DOJ Consent Decree, Communicating More Effectively with Minorities, Building Community Trust, True Officer Safety Consideration, and more.

    Contact Information:

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

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:

    Available.
    • 16 Mar 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Central Electric Training Center 33309 OR-99E, Tangent, OR 97389
    • 96
    Register

    Class Title:

    Police and Minority Relations

    Target Audience:

    Law Enforcement

    Sponsoring Agency:

    The Corvallis Police Dept.
     & OPOA
    The Corvallis Police Department is committed to professional policing and is proud to partner with the Oregon Peace Officers Association to make this training available.

    Date and Time:

    March 16, 2018  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30 a.m. check-in)

    Cost:

    $65-members
    $85 non-members (membership included if qualified)

    Training Location:

    Central Electric Training Center
    33309 OR-99E, Tangent, OR 97389  
     

    Instructors:

    Byron Boston, Retired Dallas Police Dept.

    Byron Boston served twenty years with Dallas Police Department before retiring in May 2017 and is currently a Reserve Dallas Police Officer.  He spent over fourteen years in the Narcotics Division as an undercover officer.  For five years, Byron was assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Task Force Officer to investigate transnational criminal organizations impacting the Southwest Border of the United States.  These investigations involved drug trafficking, extortions, kidnappings, and homicides.  

    DPSST Course Number: 17-0656

    Brief Overview:

    Now more than ever, police officers must learn to balance aggressive crime fighting strategies with an understanding that their actions may be perceived as racial profiling, civil rights violations, criminal offenses, or as mistreatment of citizens in the communities they are sworn to protect and serve.  It is the front line patrol officer & supervisor who are at the greatest risk of a hostile encounter.  THIS IS NOT A TRADITIONAL TRAINING CLASS and this course is NOT designed to create an atmosphere of passive or reactive policing.

    This one day course will help officers identify & understand the problem, communicate more effectively with minorities, ensure compliance with federal & state laws, prepare for hostile encounters, and continue to engage in proactive policing without jeopardizing their safety.

     This course will focus on bridging the gap between law enforcement and minorities, while maintaining smart, aggressive strategies to deal with those that choose to violate the law.

    Topics covered include, but are not limited to an overview of movements/protest, Preparation for Hostile Encounters, Tactical De-escalation Techniques (Overview), Understanding DOJ Consent Decree, Communicating More Effectively with Minorities, Building Community Trust, True Officer Safety Consideration, and more.

    Contact Information:

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

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:

    Available.

Past 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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