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Upcoming Trainings & Events

    • April 01, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • April 02, 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Southwestern Oregon Community College, 1988 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420
    • 378
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    Class Title:

    The Pain Behind the Badge
    Winning the Battle

    Target Audience:

    This class is for first responders, police personnel, fire personnel, hospital personnel, military personnel, civilian employees and spouses.

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Coos Bay Police, DPSST, OPOA, CIS and SWOCC

    Date and Time:

    April 1 OR April 2, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    Cost:

    Free - Registration is Required

    Training Location:

    Southwestern Oregon Community College (In the Hales Performing Arts Center)

    1988 Newmark Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420

    Instructors:

    Clarke Paris retired from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept. at the rank of Sergeant after 27 years of service. He is devoting his retirement to educating law enforcement, first responders and military members on dealing with PTSD and suicide.  During his time with LVMPD he worked in undercover assignments, as a training officer & sergeant, and a traffic enforcement officer & sergeant. In addition, he has worked as the sergeant in charge of special events and supervised a squad of bicycle officers on the Las Vegas Strip.

    Clarke founded the non-profit organization Cops Racing Against Violence through Education (CRAVE), which with support from LVMPD employees was able to fund four full scholarships to the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (for a total of 16 years of higher education). In 2000 Clarke authored a book, and in March 2007 began work on the documentary film The Pain Behind The Badge. Fourteen months later, the film was completed.

    Tracie Paris has been a Registered Nurse for the past 29 years.  She has worked as a Trauma/ER Nurse, Outpatient Surgery Nurse and Charge Nurse. In 2006 she was honored as ‘Nurse of the Year’. Clarke and Tracie have traveled the nation presenting The Pain Behind The Badge to thousands of police officers, military personnel, and their spouses. Clarke and Tracie were involved in recovery and training of personnel assigned to VA Tech PD after the 33 student massacre as well as Lakewood Police Department Personnel after that agency’s four officers were murdered as they sat in a coffee shop in November, 2009.

    Brief Overview:

    Failing to prepare is preparing for failure and if we train our personnel for these incidents but do not train for the aftermath...we are preparing for failure.

    • Terrorist Attacks
    • Mass Casualty Incidents
    • Active Shooters
    • Teen Violence/School Violence
    • Every violent act that creates a victim or violent situation
    • Stress: Personal and Professional

    This powerful and motivating presentation is a very effective tool used to help first responders, police personnel, fire personnel, hospital personnel, military personnel, civilian employees and spouses deal with tragedies commonly referred to as 'Critical Incidents'. It is even more effective in helping the same personnel deal with every day stressors associated with their chosen careers that can and often do result in career-ending actions such as PTSE, depression, cumulative stress, domestic violence, failed relationships, alcoholism, substance abuse and even suicide. 

    www.ThePainBehindTheBadge.com 

           
     DPSST Training Category: Mental Health

    Contact Information:

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

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:

    Available.

    Supplies Needed:

    Note taking items

     

     

     

    • April 02, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • April 04, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Forest Grove Police Department, 2102 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove OR 97116
    • 19
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    Field Training and Evaluation Program

    FTEP

           

    Target Audience:

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

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association and Forest Grove Police Department

    Date and Time:

    April 2, 3, 4 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm check in at 7:45 on Feb 20

    Cost:

    $200 OPOA members
    $220 non-OPOA members (membership included if qualified)

    Training Location:

    Forest Grove Police Department - Rogers Room - 2102 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, OR 97116   

    Instructor:

     Teresa Parker, Compliance Specialist and Training Coordinator for Oregon Liquor Control Commission
    DPSST Training Category: Leadership

    Brief Overview:

    The Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP) was first developed in San José in the 1970’s. Over the years, agencies have evolved in their process, direction, community service and mission. This program has proven to be legally defensible, flexible and meant to be modified and updated to grow with community expectation, agency growth and updated policies.

    During this course you will learn how to implement, modify or update a solid training program for your agency by learning:

     Background of FTEP

     Trainee Orientation

     Evaluating Performance

     Communication Skills

     Adult Learning Theory

     Generational Changes

     Trainer Selection Process

     Liability

     Corrective Training

     FTEP Phases

     Termination

     Ethics as a Trainer

    This training will also cover some of the popular philosophies and practices from the similar Police Training Officer (PTO) program, which requires trainees to have ownership in their learning by developing problem-solving skills, self-reflection and emotional intelligence.        

    Contact Information:

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

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:

    Available.


    • April 04, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Albany Fire Department 611 Lyon St. Albany, OR 97321
    • 0

    Class Title:

    Setting the Tone in High Risk Situations:Crisis Communication for Dispatch Centers      

    ***CLASS FULL***                        

    Target Audience:

     Dispatchers, Call Takers, Communication Supervisors

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association and Linn County

    Date and Time:

    April 4th, 2019  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:

    Albany Fire Department

    611 Lyon St. 

    Albany OR, 97321

    Instructors:

    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.

    Andrea Tobin: Andrea began her career as a dispatcher in 1997 and is currently a Supervisor at Willamette Willamette Valley Communications Center in Salem – Dispatching for Salem, much of Marion County, and Lincoln counties and all of Polk County.  She is also Team lead for their Tactical Dispatch Team and a Tactical Dispatch Instructor.  She is CISD trained, a Trauma Team leader and has attended the FBI Hostage Negotiations Training.  Andrea has completed ICS Training, is currently a Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Instructor and the Oregon APCO Training Committee Co-chair.

    DPSST Training Category:  Telecommunicator

    Brief Overview:

    Dispatchers are often the first contact in high risk situations such as hostage events or barricaded suspects. From the initial kick-off to the final resolution, the role our dispatch centers take on is vital. Are you ready for the call?

    This course will provide an overview of hostage negotiations and an introduction to crisis communication for first responders.  At the end of the course, participants should be able to
    • Participate meaningfully in a hostage/barricade situation
    • Understand tactics and strategies used to create positive behavior change in a barricaded suspect
    • Assess and debrief supervisors and or personnel taking over the scene
    • Understand the physiological and psychological aspects of a crisis incident.
                   

    Contact Information:

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

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:

    Available.

    Supplies Needed:

    Note taking.

     

     

     

    • April 05, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Forest Grove Police Department, 2102 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove OR 97116
    • 27
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    Field Training and Evaluation Program

    FTEP

           

    Target Audience:

    The Field Training and Evaluation Refresher Course is designed for agency personnel that have previously completed a 24 or 40 hour FTEP course.

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association and Forest Grove Police Department

    Date and Time:

    April 5 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm check in at 7:45 on Feb 20

    Cost:

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

    Training Location:

    Forest Grove Police Department - City Auditorium - 2102 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, OR 97116   

    Instructor:

    Teresa Parker, Compliance Specialist and Training Coordinator for Oregon Liquor Control Commission
    DPSST Training Category: Leadership

    Brief Overview:

    Liability occurs when our trainers deviate from our agency policies and training procedures. This 8-hour advanced course will help keep trainers on track by re-visiting the fundamentals of the FTEP program and introducing concepts from the Reno PTO model.  We will discuss leadership, cultural changes, proper evaluations, effective documentation and how to update existing programs.     

    Contact Information:

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

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:

    Available.


    • April 05, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hillsboro Police Training Facility 142 SE Maple Hillsboro, OR 97123
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    Class Title:

       Infant and Child Death Investigations  

    Target Audience:

                     *** Law Enforcement, Medics, DME's***

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association & Hillsboro Police Department

    Date and Time:

    April 5th, 2019  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m. Check-in)       

    Cost:

    $75 OPOA Members

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

    Training Location:

    Hillsboro Police Training Facility

    142 SE Maple Hillsboro, OR 97123

    Instructors:

    Jennifer Snippen, MA RN BSN F-ABMDI

    Jennifer is a Board Certified Fellow with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners. She a registered nurse with extensive critical care/trauma experience and past Chief Deputy Medical Examiner for Linn and Benton Counties in Oregon. She is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Lane Community College Science Department where she teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology.  Jennifer received a Master’s in Applied Biomedical Anthropology from Oregon State University with a minor focus on Physiology. Her thesis research project was a multijurisdictional study of law enforcement experiences related to infant death investigations.  


    Brief Overview:

    Students will learn about current best practice guidelines - and specific challenges faced by law enforcement - in the setting of infant death investigation.  Critical investigation components will be discussed in detail using a case-review approach and a focus will be placed on the value of a diligent and thoughtful approach to these complex and challenging cases.  Students will 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 EMS, medical staff and medical examiner representatives will be emphasized.  Overall, a focus on practical application is emphasized.


     DPSST Training Category:  General 

    Contact Information:

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

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:

    N/A

    Supplies Needed:

    None.

     

     

     

    • April 29, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • NW Shooting Range 41544 Upper Calapooia Rd. Sweet Home, OR 97386
    • 6
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    Class Title:

    Terrain Based Tactical Rifle Course

    Target Audience:

    ***Law Enforcement Only***

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association, Albany Police Department, Thor Targets,  NW Shooting Range & NW Self Defense Education

    Date and Time:

    April 29th, 2019  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30 check-in)

    Cost:

    $175 OPOA Members

    $200 Non-members

    LUNCH INCLUDED! SPONSORED BY THOR TARGETS

    Training Location:

    NW Shooting Range

    41544 Upper Calapooia Rd.

    Sweet Home, OR 97386

    Instructor:

    Sgt. Buck Pearce, Albany Police

    Detective Sam Posthuma, Albany Police 

    Scott Turner, NW Self Defense Education

     DPSST Category: Firearms/Use of Force

    Brief Overview:

    This rifle course will help prepare you for the immediate, spontaneous and lethal attacks not covered on a square range. Principals based on sound fundamental tactics for the patrol rifle operator will be introduced at a venue that takes you off the square range and into an environment where the operator determines the shooting position, cover, movement, distance to target, and their limitations in abilities to make a legal and moral decision to engage and stop threats.  We are excited to bring back firearms training that will make a difference and bridge the gap in rifle operations for the patrol officer.     

    Contact Information:

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

    Supplies/Prerequisites:




    ·  Zeroed Rifle - Operator knows their rifles point of aim/point of impact
    ·  Basic rifle course completed
    ·  Duty holster with weapon and magazines
    ·  Patrol Rifle with sling and 2 magazines (minimum)
    ·  500 rounds of rifle ammunition
    ·  200 rounds of handgun ammunition
    ·  Body Armor 
    ·  Flashlight
    ·  Billed hat
    ·  Eye protection
    ·  Weather appropriate clothing (rain gear)
    ·  Gloves (optional) 
    ·  Knee/Elbow pads (optional) 

    Attire:

    Weather Appropriate.

    Lodging Information:

    Available.
    • May 13, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • May 14, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Chemeketa Community College Brooks Campus
    • 37
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    Oregon Cold Case 
Investigators
Conference
           

    Target Audience:

    Law Enforcement ONLY

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association and OCCIA

    Date and Time:

    May 13th and 14th, 2019  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:45 a.m. check-in)

    Cost:

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

    Training Location:

    Chemeketa Community College, Brooks Campus: 4910 Brooklake Rd NE, Brooks, OR 97305

    Instructor:

    Jason Moran, and Larry Crompton
    DPSST Training Category: General

    Brief Overview:

    May 13th - Jason Moran

    Jason P. Moran is the President of JEMM Consulting, LLC.Jason is also a member of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office where he has served for twenty (20) years.  He currently holds the rank of Sergeant of Police.  In that role, Jason leads the Forensic Services Initiative which is responsible for the investigation of human identification cases, complex deaths, cold missing person and homicide cases, and death care industry incidents.  He has made local and national headlines for leading major investigations and closing several high-profile cold cases.  Among these are the Chicago Burr Oak Cemetery Case, the probe into the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the identification of two (2) of the victims of the serial killer John Wayne Gacy. 

    May 14th - 8:00 am - 10:00 am Larry Crompton

    Larry Crompton worked on the East Area Rapist crimes. He will discuss what he did during the investigations, the major problems that happened to set back investigations and the attacks that caused so much pain. He will also talk about what kept the investigations going over the 42 years and will mention his book regarding the case and why he wrote it. He will discuss the reasons why he could not give up on the crimes after retirement. 

    10am - 5 pm - Case Discussion

    OCCIA is seeking your cold case for discussion at this year's conference. If you would like to discus a case, and obtain input from attendees, please email to me a short synopsis of the case. I will then pass this information on to the OCCIA Board who will reach out to you for more information and discussion. Your request must be received by me via email by April 15th. As we will not be able to accommodate everyone's case for presentation, the Board will select a variety of cases for discussion. You will be notified shortly after April 15th if your case is or is not selected this year. 

    Contact Information:

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

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:

    Available.
    • May 13, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Newberg-Dundee Police Department 401 E 3rd St. Newberg, OR 97132
    • 25
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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 & Newberg-Dundee Police Department

    Date and Time:

    May 13th, 2019  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m. Check-in)       

    Cost:

    $75 OPOA Members

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

    Training Location:

    Newberg-Dundee Police Department

    401 E 3rd St.

    Newberg, OR 97132

    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. 

           
     DPSST Training Category:  General

    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!  Please register with an email address you can access during training***      

     

     

     

    • May 17, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Warrenton Police Department 225 S. Main St. Warrenton, OR 97146
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    Crisis Communication
    FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

           

    Target Audience:

    Law Enforcement, Disptachers, Parole & Probation any First Responders

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association and Warrenton Police Department

    Date and Time:

    May 17th, 2019  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:

    Warrenton Police Department

    225 S. Main St.

    Warrenton, OR 97146

    Instructor:

    Joe Miller, Thane Training, 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.      
    DPSST Training Category: General

    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.
    • May 28, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • May 29, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Clackamas County Public Safety Training Center 12700 SE 82nd Ave. Clackamas, OR 97015
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    Class Title:

    Command Staff Leadership Training
    S.H.A.R.E. (Self-Help and Resource Education)

    Target Audience:

    Must be ranking command staff or supervisors in any  law enforcement discipline, police/deputies, corrections, parole & probation and dispatch.

    Sponsoring Agency:

    The Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, OPOA, The Code 9 Project & the Clackamas County Sheriff Office

    Date and Time:

    May 28th & 29th, 2019  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30 a.m. check-in)

    Cost:

     $125 Includes free attendance at June 1st Spouse & Family Training

    Training Location:

    Clackamas County Public Safety Training Center
    12700 SE 82nd Ave.
    Clackamas, OR 97015

    Instructor:

     Code 9 staff
     DPSST Category:  Leadership

    Brief Overview:

    This class will fulfill your leadership requirements with DPSST.

    The Code 9 Project is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, education and viable self-help resources to all Command Staff, First Responders and their families through training and film mediums.

    S.H.A.R.E. (Self-Help And Response Education) for Command Staff is a highly interactive two day training that provides an opportunity to learn how to integrate all Command Staff as active participants in department stress education, officer health/wellness, suicide and PTSD awareness programming.  S.H.A.R.E also provides unique strategies for departments coping with the increase in officer PTSD, suicides and stress related absenteeism.  

    Please review the below trailor to Code 9's documentary 'Code 9 Officer Needs Assistance' to get an idea of the quality of training you and your agency will be getting!

    Code 9 Officer Needs Assistance

    A special thank you to the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Fund for sponsoring this training and all they do for Oregon's Fallen Heros. 

           

    Contact Information:

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

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.
    • May 30, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • May 31, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Clackamas County Public Safety Training Center 12700 SE 82nd Ave. Clackamas, OR 97015
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    Class Title:

    Behind the Curtain:

    Understanding the Law Enforcement Wellness Balance

    S.H.A.R.E. (Self-Help and Resource Education)

    Target Audience:

    Must be line staff in any law enforcement discipline, police/deputies, corrections, parole & probation and dispatch.

    Sponsoring Agency:

    The Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, OPOA, & The Code 9 Project 

    Date and Time:

    May 30th & 31st, 2019  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30 a.m. check-in)

    Cost:

    $125 Includes free attendance at June 1st Spouse & Family Training

    Training Location:

    Clackamas County Public Safety Training Center
    12700 SE 82nd Ave.
    Clackamas, OR 97015

    Instructor:

     Code 9 staff
     DPSST Category:  Mental Health/CIT

    Brief Overview:

    The Code 9 Project is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, education and viable self-help resources to all Command Staff, First Responders and their families through training and film mediums.

    The S.H.A.R.E. First Responder workshop is a two-day, highly interactive program that provides an experiential education for coping, management and rehabilitation of cumulative Stress in the First Responder.  Topics such as: general stress, PTSD, anger, fear, anxiety, health/wellness, communication and strategy will be addressed.  Self help tools for identifying and coping with these topics will be presented.

    Please review the below trailor to Code 9's documentary 'Code 9 Officer Needs Assistance' to get an idea of the quality of training you and your agency will be getting!

    Code 9 Officer Needs Assistance

    A special thank you to the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Fund for sponsoring this training and all they do for Oregon's Heros. 

           

    Contact Information:

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

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.
    • June 01, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Clackamas County Public Safety Training Center 12700 SE 82nd Ave. Clackamas, OR 97015
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    Class Title:

    Understanding Your First Responder

    S.H.A.R.E. (Self-Help and Resource Education)

    Target Audience:

    For spouses and adult family members of first responders in any  law enforcement discipline; police/deputies, corrections, parole & probation and dispatch.  This is open to Chaplains, City Officials, Clinicians, Administrators, and HealthCare personnel. 

    Sponsoring Agency:

    The Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, OPOA, & The Code 9 Project 

    Date and Time:

    June 1st, 2019  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Cost:

    FREE

    Training Location:

    Clackamas County Public Safety Training Center
    12700 SE 82nd Ave.
    Clackamas, OR 97015

    Instructor:

     Code 9 staff
     DPSST Category:  Mental Health/CIT

    Brief Overview:

    The Code 9 Project is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, education and viable self-help resources to all Command Staff, First Responders and their families through training and film mediums.

    The S.H.A.R.E. Family program is a highly interactive workshop rooted in stress education. Topics such as: identifying stress patterns, PTSD, stress management, family dynamics and peer support will be covered.  This program is open and encouraged for all adult family members and spouses of First Responders.  The program is also open to all non-First Responder personnel such as: Chaplains, City Officials, Clinicians, Administrators, and HealthCare personnel.

    Please review the below trailor to Code 9's documentary 'Code 9 Officer Needs Assistance' to get an idea of the quality of training you will be getting!

    Code 9 Officer Needs Assistance

    A special thank you to the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Fund for sponsoring this training and all they do for Oregon's Fallen Heros. 

           

    Contact Information:

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

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.
    • June 26, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Rockwood Public Safety Facility 675 NE 181st Ave. Portland, OR 97230
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    Class Title:

         Infant and Child Death Investigations

    Target Audience:

           *** Law Enforcement, Medics, DME's***

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association & Gresham Police Department

    Date and Time:

    June 26th, 2019  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m. Check-in)       

    Cost:

    $75 OPOA Members

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

    Training Location:

    Rockwood Public Safety Facility

    675 NE 181st Ave.

    Portland, OR 97230

    Instructor:

    Jennifer Snippen, MA RN BSN F-ABMDI

    Jennifer is a Board Certified Fellow with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners. She a registered nurse with extensive critical care/trauma experience and past Chief Deputy Medical Examiner for Linn and Benton Counties in Oregon. She is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Lane Community College Science Department where she teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology.  Jennifer received a Master’s in Applied Biomedical Anthropology from Oregon State University with a minor focus on Physiology. Her thesis research project was a multijurisdictional study of law enforcement experiences related to infant death investigations.  

    Brief Overview:

    Students will learn about current best practice guidelines - and specific challenges faced by law enforcement - in the setting of infant death investigation.  Critical investigation components will be discussed in detail using a case-review approach and a focus will be placed on the value of a diligent and thoughtful approach to these complex and challenging cases.  Students will 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 EMS, medical staff and medical examiner representatives will be emphasized.  Overall, a focus on practical application is emphasized.

     DPSST Category:  General 

    Contact Information:

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

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:

    N/A

    Supplies Needed:

    None.

     

     

     

    • July 22, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Deschutes County Administration Building 1300 NW Wall St. Bend, OR 97703
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    Setting the Tone in High Risk Situations:

    Crisis Communication for Dispatch Centers

    Target Audience:

    Disptachers, Call Takers, Communications Supervisors

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association and Deschutes County 911

    Date and Time:

    July 22nd, 2019  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:

    Deschutes County Administration Building

    1300 NW Wall St.

    Bend, OR 97703 

    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.

    Andrea Tobin: Andrea began her career as a dispatcher in 1997 and is currently a Supervisor at Willamette Willamette Valley Communications Center in Salem – Dispatching for Salem, much of Marion County, and Lincoln counties and all of Polk County.  She is also Team lead for their Tactical Dispatch Team and a Tactical Dispatch Instructor.  She is CISD trained, a Trauma Team leader and has attended the FBI Hostage Negotiations Training.  Andrea has completed ICS Training, is currently a Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Instructor and the Oregon APCO Training Committee Co-chair.

    DPSST Training Category: Telecommunicator

    Brief Overview:

    Dispatchers are often the first contact in high risk situations such as hostage events or barricaded suspects. From the initial kick-off to the final resolution, the role our dispatch centers take on is vital. Are you ready for the call?

    This course will provide an overview of hostage negotiations and an introduction to crisis communication for first responders.  At the end of the course, participants should be able to
    • Participate meaningfully in a hostage/barricade situation
    • Understand tactics and strategies used to create positive behavior change in a barricaded suspect
    • Assess and debrief supervisors and or personnel taking over the scene
    • Understand the physiological and psychological aspects of a crisis incident.

    Contact Information:

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

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:

    Available.
    • July 29, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • July 30, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Chemeketa-Brooks Regional Training Center 4910 Brooklake Rd. NE Brooks, OR 97305
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    Aquatic Death & Homicidal Drowning Investigations

    Target Audience:

    All Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, District Attorneys, Medical and Deputy Medical Examiners, Fire and EMS, Underwater Rescue/Recovery Teams.

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association and Salem Police Department

    Date and Time:

    July 29th & 30th, 2019  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    (7:30 a.m. check-in, first day)

    Cost:

    $225 OPOA members
    $250 non-OPOA members (membership included if qualified)

    Training Location:

    Chemeketa-Brooks Regional Training Center

    4910 Brooklake Rd. NE

    Brooks, OR 97305   

    Instructor:

     Team Lifeguard Systems, Inc.
    DPSST Training Category: General

    Brief Overview:

    While water related deaths out number fire related deaths by a factor of eight to one, there is very little law enforcement training that focuses specifically on aquatic death. Drowning is the eighth leading cause of death among all homicides, its rank would likely be significantly higher if more drowning deaths were investigated as possible foul play. The typical first thought when you hear “drowning” is that it was an accident. This course is designed to identify the “red flags” of a drowning case which would lead an investigator to prove the event is a homicide and not accidental. Some of the course topics to be covered include:

    • How to prepare the mind set of responding officers
    • What to do upon arrival on a drowning scene
    • Water specific witness interviewing and statement analysis      
    • Preservation of possible water crime scenes
    • What happens to bodies and other evidence underwater
    • Was it not there, or did the dive team just miss it
    • Aquatic Sexual Sadism & Aquatic Erotic Asphyxia           
    • Case History Reviews
    • Submerged Evidence processing                          
    • Indications of homicide by drowning
    • Post-mortem physiology with examination of forensic slides     
    • Court ready documentation of the scene
    • Protect individual and department liability when perpetrators attempt to escape police by way of water, and the perpetrator drowns

    Contact Information:

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

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:

    Available.
    • July 31, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • West Linn Police Dept. 1800 8th Ave. West Linn, OR 97068
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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 & West Linn Police Department

    Date and Time:

    July 31, 2019  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 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

    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. 

           
     DPSST Training Category:  General

    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!  Please register with an email address you can access during training***      

     

     

     

    • August 23, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Tualatin Police Department 8650 SW Tualatin Rd. Tualatin, OR 97062
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    Class Title:

    Tragedy and Its Aftermath:

    A Debrief of the July 7th, 2016 Dallas, TX Police Ambush

    Target Audience:

           *** Any and All Law Enforcement of all ranks***

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association & Tualatin Police Department

    Date and Time:

    August 23rd, 2019  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30 a.m. Check-in)       

    Cost:

    $125 OPOA Members

    $150 non-OPOA Members (membership included if qualified)

    Training Location:

    Tualatin Police Department

    8650 SW Tualatin Rd.

    Tualatin, OR  97062

    Instructor:

     Byron Boston, Professional Law Enforcement Training, Dallas TX PD (ret.)

    Det. Larry Gordon, Dallas Texas Police Department

    Brief Overview:

    July 7th, 2016 in downtown Dallas was a day most officers will not forget.  It was the day a protest turned into an ambush that took five Dallas, Texas police officers lives.  Both Byron Boston and Det. Gordon were present and played important roles during the active shooter incident and stand off.  Byron was part of an extrication team and Det. Gordon was the lead negotiator and spent a great deal of time negotiating with the suspect.  The presentation will delve into the details of the ambush, the non-traditional methods used to end the stand off and how the department and city dealt with the aftermath as well as lessons learned.

     DPSST Category:  Use of Force

    Contact Information:

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

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:

    N/A

    Supplies Needed:

    None.

     

     

     

    • September 13, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Pacific University Taylor Mead Performing Arts Center, McCready Hall 2014 Cedar St. Forest Grove, OR 97116
    • 393
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    Breachpoint For Leadership

    by Kent Williams

           

    Target Audience:

    Law Enforcement, Disptachers, Parole & Probation any First Responders

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association and Forest Grove Police Department

    Date and Time:

    September 13th, 2019  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30 a.m. check-in)

    Cost:

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

    Training Location:

    Pacific University

    Taylor Mead Performing Arts Center, McCready Hall

    2014 Cedar St.

    Forest Grove, OR 97116     

    Instructor:

    Chief Kent Williams, Ret.

    Breachpoint Consulting    

    DPSST Training Category: Leadership

    Brief Overview:

    This training will help gain a distinctly different perspective on the unique and potentially problematic consequences of performing well within a law enforcement culture.   Executives, managers and supervisors will examine better ways to reduce their stress and simultaneously garner greater staff compliance with department standards.  Leaders will address stressors encountered by the rank and file which influence the pivotal balance between professional and personal relationships. 

    Emphasis will be placed upon executives, managers and supervisors, developing leadership practices and policies that recognize and encourage accomplishment of organizational goals while also taking better care of themselves and the people who serve under their leadership.

    Topics will include:

    Inspiring a new generation of Knights

    Examining the Need To Be Needed

    Removing classic frustrations encountered by all law enforcement officers & the consequences of rewarding cynicism

    How the dynamics of control and trust can negatively influence officer attitudes

    How to lead and inspire those who have been taught to anticipate the worst in everything

    Being an optimistic leader among a sea of professional pessimists

    Overcoming the damaging effects of "the rule bound" and stoic approaches to the job

    Recognizing the symptoms of stress and how police stress differs significantly from other jobs

    Developing a personal and organizational action plan to confront the issues

    Learning to help others overcome unhealthy organizational over-investment

    Why officers are at greater risk for alcohol abuse, divorce, isolation, depression and suicide

    Warning signs of distress and preventative programs to reduce  and monitor it.

    Contact Information:

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

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:

    TBD.

Past events

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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