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Upcoming Trainings & Events

    • September 19, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Clatsop County Sheriff's Office 1190 SE 19th St. Warrenton, OR 97146
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    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 Clatsop County Sheriff's Office

    Date and Time:

    Saturday, September 19, 2020  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (7:30 a.m. check-in)

    Cost:

    $100 OPOA members
    $125 non-OPOA members (membership included if qualified)

    Training Location:

    Clatsop County Sheriff's Office

    1190 SE 19th St.

    Warrenton, OR 97146

    Instructors:

    Detective Kathy Decker, King County Sheriff's Office (Ret.)

    Kathy retired as 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 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.

    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, we will be outside.

     

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July 22, 2020 Visual Tracking Awareness: Mantracking
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April 27, 2020 *POSTPONED* An Introduction to Forensic Document Examination
April 20, 2020 *POSTPONED* Terrain Based Tactical Rifle Course
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March 07, 2020 Oregon Association of Reserve Peace Officers 2020 Conference
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February 27, 2020 What, When and How: Responding to those with a Mental Illness
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November 12, 2019 50th Annual Law Enforcement Conference
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July 29, 2019 Aquatic Death & Homicidal Drowning Investigations
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July 22, 2019 Setting the Tone in High Risk Situations: Crisis Communication for Dispatch Centers
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May 30, 2019 Behind the Curtain: Understanding the Law Enforcement Wellness Balance-S.H.A.R.E (Self-Help And Response Education)
May 28, 2019 Command Staff Leadership Training-S.H.A.R.E (Self-Help And Response Education)
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May 13, 2019 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
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April 29, 2019 TWO SPOTS LEFT***Terrain Based Tactical Rifle Course
April 05, 2019 ***CLASS FULL***Infant and Child Death Investigations
April 04, 2019 ***CLASS FULL*** Setting the Tone in High Risk Situations: Crisis Communication for Dispatch Centers
April 01, 2019 The Pain Behind the Badge: Winning the Battle
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March 11, 2019 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
March 05, 2019 Operation R.U.S.H.
March 02, 2019 Oregon Association of Reserve Peace Officers 2019 Conference
February 26, 2019 What, When and How: Understanding what you're seeing, when and how to most effectively respond to those with a Mental Illness
February 20, 2019 Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP)
February 07, 2019 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
January 03, 2019 *CLASS FULL* Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
December 12, 2018 Basic Background Investigations
December 10, 2018 Infant and Child Death Investigations
December 04, 2018 Crisis Communication for First Responders
November 30, 2018 49th Annual Law Enforcement Awards Banquet
November 29, 2018 VENDOR EVENT 49th Annual Law Enforcement Conference
November 28, 2018 49th Annual OPOA Law Enforcement Conference
October 04, 2018 Command Staff Leadership Training-S.H.A.R.E (Self-Help And Response Education)
October 01, 2018 Setting the Tone in High Risk Situations: Crisis Communication for Dispatch Centers
September 17, 2018 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
September 10, 2018 Sexual Assault Response
September 07, 2018 Crisis Communication for First Responders
September 05, 2018 Visual Tracking Awareness: Mantracking
August 28, 2018 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
July 30, 2018 Cold Case Investigations
July 17, 2018 Domestic Violence Investigations
June 11, 2018 Tactical De-Escalation Techniques
May 22, 2018 Law Enforcement Leadership Development
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May 14, 2018 Basic Background Investigations
March 22, 2018 Cognition and Legal Documents
March 16, 2018 Police and Minority Relations
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March 03, 2018 Oregon Association of Reserve Peace Officers 2018 Conference
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May 22, 2017 Basic Background Investigations
May 17, 2017 Cognition Impairment & Capacity: An Approach for Law Enforcement
May 16, 2017 Infant & Child Death Investigations
May 12, 2017 Terrain Based Tactical Rifle Course **CLASS FULL**
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November 02, 2016 47th Annual Oregon Peace Officers Conference
September 30, 2016 Domestic Violence Investigations *CLASS FULL
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September 15, 2016 Revised and Updated! The Impact of Marijuana Legalization
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August 25, 2016 Strangulation Recognition and Response
August 17, 2016 Oregon DOJ Domestic Violence Training
August 04, 2016 Tactical Ethics: Perspectives on Profiling
June 08, 2016 Infant & Child Death Investigations
May 17, 2016 Revised and Updated! The Impact of Marijuana Legalization
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May 12, 2016 Infant & Child Death Investigations ***CLASS FULL***
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October 20, 2015 The Impact of Marijuana Legalization
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