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Upcoming Trainings & Events

    • June 12, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • West Linn Police Department, West Linn, OR, 97068
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             Firearms 411:
What Evidence Techs Need To Know 
So Guns Can Go!      

    Target Audience:

    Property and Evidence Technicians

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association, West Linn Police Department

    Date and Time:

    June 12, 2020, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, Check in at 7:30 am

    Cost:

    $50 OPOA members
    $60 non-OPOA members (membership included if qualified)

    Training Location:

    John Satter Community Room, West Linn Police Department, 1800 8th Ave, West Linn, OR 97068

    Instructor:

    Special Agent Caleb Enk Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

    Senior Trooper Tracy Clark Firearms Investigation Unit Oregon State Police

    P/E Supervisor Darci VandenHoek, Salem Police Department 

    Firearms Safety TBD

    DPSST Training Category: General/Other

    Brief Overview:

    Handling & Safety Practical identification & hands-on opportunity with multiple types of firearms Etrace: how, when, and why Working with ATF and the role of Evidence Techs in Federal cases Determining ownership Third party release and FFL laws Background checks – what to look for and how to identify when more research is needed Examples of Federal disqualifiers Q & A with the experts!    

    Contact Information:

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

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:




    • 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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    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 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.

     

    • October 06, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • October 09, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Al Kader Shrine Center 25100 SW Parkway Ave. Wilsonville, OR 97070
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    Class Title:

    Advanced Strangulation Training

    presented by the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention

    Target Audience: Law Enforcement, Medical Staff (including SANE), Prosecution, Advocacy, Mental Health, Fire/EMS, Dispatch/911 and Judicial
    Sponsoring Agency: Clackamas County Strangulation Response Initiative, DPSST, OPOA, Hillsboro Police Dept., and the Clackamas County Law Enforcement Training Council
     Date and Time:  October 6-9th, 2020   8:00 a.m. (7:30 a.m. check-in Day 1)
     Cost:

    $350

    Location:

    Al Kader Shrine Center

    25100 SW Parkway Ave

    Wilsonville, OR 97070

     Presenters:

    Gael Strack,  Esq., CEO, Alliance of HOPE International

    Gael Strack is CEO of Alliance for HOPE International and oversees the Alliance’s Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention.  She is a former prosecutor and the founding Director of the San Diego Family Justice Center.  She spearheaded much of the initial work and research on strangulation crimes from a prosecutor’s perspective.

    Casey Gwinn, Esq., President, Alliance of HOPE International

    Casey Gwinn, Esq., is the President of Alliance for HOPE International and oversees the Alliance’s Camp HOPE Initiative.  He is the former elected City Attorney of San Diego and founder of the nationally recognized Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Unit of the City Attorney’s Office in 1988 and the San Diego Family Justice Center in 2002

    Dr. Bill Smock, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAEM, Louisville Metro Police Dept.

    Dr. Smock directs the Clinical Forensic Medicine Program for the Louisville Metro Police Department and is also is the Police Surgeon for Louisville, Jeffersontown and St. Matthews, Kentucky police departments.  He graduated from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky in 1981 and obtained a Master’s degree in Anatomy from the University of Louisville in 1987. Bill graduated from the University of Louisville, School of Medicine in 1990 and completed a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Louisville in 1993. In 1994, he became the first physician in the United States to complete a post-graduate fellowship in Clinical Forensic Medicine. Dr. Smock was an Assistant Medical Examiner with the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office from 1991 to 1997. Dr. Smock joined the faculty at University of Louisville’s Department of Emergency Medicine in 1994 and was promoted to the rank of full professor in 2005. Dr. Smock is currently a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Louisville, School of Medicine.

    Dr. Smock has edited three textbooks on clinical forensic medicine and published more than 30 chapters and articles on forensic and emergency medicine. He is an internationally recognized forensic expert and trains nurses, physicians, law enforcement officers and attorneys in multiple fields including: officer-involved shootings, strangulation, gunshot wounds, injury mechanisms and motor vehicle trauma. He also serves as a sworn tactical physician and detective for the Floyd County Indiana Sheriff’s Department.

    Overview:

    Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and sexual assault: unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes. Strangulation is an ultimate form of power and control where the batterer can demonstrate control over the victim’s next breath: it may have devastating psychological effects or a potentially fatal outcome.

    The Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention provides the most current and up-to-date curriculum on strangulation crimes from a multi-disciplinary perspective and these trainings have been recognized throughout the country as the premier source for information related to strangulation.

    The focus of this training will be on how domestic violence and sexual assault professionals can SAVE LIVES and IMPROVE their response to strangulation crimes, the most lethal and serious cases in the context of domestic violence and sexual assault. Attendees of this training will learn how to: identify the signs and symptoms of non-fatal strangulation cases; understand and recognize the anatomy and medical aspects of surviving and non-surviving victims; investigate and document cases for prosecution; prosecute cases, including using experts in court; and, most importantly, enhance victim safety through trauma-informed advocacy services. 

    Please see Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention for more information on the Institute.

     DPSST Category: General 
     Lodging:

     There is no hotel room block, but the following are located near the training facility:

    Holiday Inn

    25425 SW 95th Ave.

    Wilsonville, OR 97070

    La Quinta

    8815 SW Sunplace

    Wilsonville, OR 97070

    Contact Information:

    Avena Glock at (971) 218-7161 or training1@opoa.info.  Please contact if you have specific needs.

     

     

     

    Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and sexual assault: unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes. Strangulation is an ultimate form of power and control where the batterer can demonstrate control over the victim’s next breath: it may have devastating psychological effects or a potentially fatal outcome.

    The Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention provides the most current and up-to-date curriculum on strangulation crimes from a multi-disciplinary perspective and these trainings have been recognized throughout the country as the premier source for information related to strangulation.

    The focus of this training will be on how domestic violence and sexual assault professionals can SAVE LIVES and IMPROVE their response to strangulation crimes, the most lethal and serious cases in the context of domestic violence and sexual assault. Attendees of this training will learn how to: identify the signs and symptoms of non-fatal strangulation cases; understand and recognize the anatomy and medical aspects of surviving and non-surviving victims; investigate and document cases for prosecution; prosecute cases, including using experts in court; and, most importantly, enhance victim safety through trauma-informed advocacy services. 

    Please see Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention for more information on the Institute.

Past events

May 14, 2020 *Postponed* Basic Background Investigations
April 27, 2020 *POSTPONED* An Introduction to Forensic Document Examination
April 20, 2020 *POSTPONED* Terrain Based Tactical Rifle Course
March 09, 2020 Visual Tracking Awareness: Mantracking
March 07, 2020 Oregon Association of Reserve Peace Officers 2020 Conference
March 06, 2020 **Class Cancelled** Firearms 411: What Evidence Techs Need To Know So Guns Can Go!
February 27, 2020 What, When and How: Responding to those with a Mental Illness
February 21, 2020 Firearms 411: What Evidence Techs Need To Know So Guns Can Go!
December 11, 2019 Basic Background Investigations
December 03, 2019 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
November 18, 2019 Operation R.U.S.H.
November 18, 2019 **CLASS CANCELLED** Terrain Based Tactical Rifle Course
November 15, 2019 50th Annual Law Enforcement Awards Banquet
November 12, 2019 50th Annual Law Enforcement Conference
October 29, 2019 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
October 16, 2019 Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP)
September 27, 2019 Firearms 411: What Evidence Techs Need To Know So Guns Can Go!
September 27, 2019 CANCELED***Financial Foundations for First Responders
September 19, 2019 Firearms 411: What Evidence Techs Need To Know So Guns Can Go!
September 13, 2019 CANCELED***Breachpoint for Leadership by Kent Williams
September 09, 2019 Terrain Based Tactical Rifle and Vehicle Course
September 05, 2019 Elder Abuse Investigations
September 04, 2019 Basic Background Investigations
August 27, 2019 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
August 23, 2019 Tragedy and Its Aftermath: A Debrief of the July 7th, 2016 Dallas, TX Police Ambush
August 15, 2019 Investigations and Intellectual Property Rights
July 31, 2019 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
July 29, 2019 Aquatic Death & Homicidal Drowning Investigations
July 25, 2019 *CLASS CANCELLED* Crisis Communication for Corrections
July 22, 2019 Setting the Tone in High Risk Situations: Crisis Communication for Dispatch Centers
July 18, 2019 Search, Seizure & Civil Asset Forfeiture
July 10, 2019 Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP)
June 26, 2019 ***CLASS FULL***Infant and Child Death Investigations
June 24, 2019 CLASS FULL** Firearms 411: What Evidence Techs Need To Know So Guns Can Go!
June 14, 2019 Infant and Child Death Investigations
June 14, 2019 FTEP REFRESHER - Field Training and Evaluation Program Refresher
June 13, 2019 ***CLASS CANCELLED***HALF DAY Strangulation Recognition and Response
June 13, 2019 ***CLASS CANCELLED***Practical Forensic Photography for Criminal and Medicolegal Death Investigations & Strangulation Recognition and Response
June 13, 2019 ***CLASS CANCELLED***HALF DAY Practical Forensic Photography for Criminal and Medicolegal Death Investigations
June 01, 2019 Understanding Your First Responder-S.H.A.R.E (Self-Help And Response Education)
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)
May 17, 2019 ***CLASS FULL***Crisis Communication for First Responders
May 13, 2019 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
May 13, 2019 Effective Cold Case Investigation
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
March 19, 2019 Basic Background Investigations
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
May 21, 2018 Law Enforcement Leadership Development ***MORE SEATS MADE AVAILABLE!
May 14, 2018 Basic Background Investigations
March 22, 2018 Cognition and Legal Documents
March 16, 2018 Police and Minority Relations
March 09, 2018 Domestic Violence Investigations
March 03, 2018 Oregon Association of Reserve Peace Officers 2018 Conference
February 27, 2018 Police and Minority Relations
December 04, 2017 Basic Background Investigations
November 27, 2017 Emotional Survival and Peer Support
November 03, 2017 Banquet Tickets - OPOA's 48th Annual Awards Banquet
November 01, 2017 48th Annual OPOA Conference - "Officer Safety: From the Inside Out"
October 27, 2017 Dispatching and Surviving Traumatic Events
September 11, 2017 Sexual Assault Response
August 09, 2017 Domestic Violence Investigations
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**
April 28, 2017 Tactical Ethics II: Diversity and Profiling
April 21, 2017 Stress First Aid and Emotional Survival
March 24, 2017 Mental Health First Aid for Law Enforcement
March 11, 2017 Oregon Association of Reserve Peace Officers 2017 Conference
January 17, 2017 Law Enforcement Tactical First Aid
January 09, 2017 Dispatching and Surviving Traumatic Events
January 09, 2017 Infant & Child Death Investigations
December 05, 2016 Search and Seizure Update / "It's too hard"- Demystifying Financial Cases
November 28, 2016 Basic Background Investigations
November 04, 2016 47th Annual Early Purchase Banquet Tickets
November 02, 2016 47th Annual Oregon Peace Officers Conference
September 30, 2016 Domestic Violence Investigations *CLASS FULL
September 23, 2016 Basic Search Warrant Writing
September 15, 2016 Revised and Updated! The Impact of Marijuana Legalization
August 31, 2016 Sexual Assault Response
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
May 13, 2016 Strangulation Recognition and Response ***CLASS FULL***
May 12, 2016 Infant & Child Death Investigations ***CLASS FULL***
April 22, 2016 Basic Search Warrant Writing
February 27, 2016 Oregon Association of Reserve Peace Officers 2016 Training Conference
February 25, 2016 Evidence Officer's Training
February 23, 2016 Basic Background Investigations
November 12, 2015 The Impact of Marijuana Legalization
November 06, 2015 Early Purchase Banquet Tickets & Reserved Tables
November 04, 2015 46th Annual Oregon Peace Officers Conference and Awards Banquet Registration
October 23, 2015 Youth Substance Abuse Prevention
October 20, 2015 The Impact of Marijuana Legalization
October 15, 2015 The Impact of Marijuana Legalization
September 24, 2015 Permission to Succeed
September 23, 2015 The Changing Face of Vehicle Theft *CANCELED*
September 16, 2015 The Impact of Marijuana Legalization *CLASS FULL*
August 20, 2015 Basic Background Investigators Course

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