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Upcoming Trainings & Events

    • 28 Apr 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Central Willamette Community Credit Union (Corporate Office), 7101 Supra Dr. SW, Albany, OR 97321

    Class Title: Tactical Ethics II: Diversity and Profiling

    Target Audience: Patrol officers, supervisors, detectives, street crimes/narcotics officers, parole and probation officers, corrections officers, telecommunicators, OLCC regulatory specialists, deputy district attorneys and District Attorneys.

    Sponsoring Agency: OPOA and The Albany Police Department

    Date(s): April 28, 2017

    Time(s): 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (8:45 a.m. check-in)

    Cost: $35 members, $45 for non-members

    Facility Name & Address: Central Willamette Community Credit Union (Corporate Office)

    7101 Supra Dr. SW

                                                    Albany, OR 97321

    Instructor Name(s)

    Chief Terry Moss-St. Helens Police Department 

    Sergeant Mike Araiza-Woodburn Police Department

    Registration Process & Contact Info: 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:  This training aims to empower officers with additional tools to add to their tool box to continue to be great peace officers, while at the same time to understand the civilan community impact of their role as peace officers.  The training will cover implicit bias, distinction between criminal profiling and racial profiling, The Two-Pronged Test, and Scenario Based Discussion Analysis.

    *This class will fulfill the ethics training requirement for mandatory certification maintenance.

    Pre-requisites: None.

    Attire: Business casual.

    Supplies/Equipment Needed: Note taking supplies if desired. Handouts will be provided.











    • 12 May 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Calapooia Range LLC 41544 Upper Calapooia Rd. Sweet Home, OR 97386
    • 0

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    Class Title:

    Terrain Based Tactical Rifle Course 

         **CLASS FULL**

    Target Audience:

    *** Law Enforcement Only***

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association and the Albany Police Department

    Date and Time:

    May 12th, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30 a.m. Check-in)

    Cost:

    Members: $100

    Non-Members: $120

    *INCLUDES LUNCH: provided by Thor Targets LLC

    Training Location:

    Calapooia Range LLC

    41544 Upper Calaipooia Rd

    Sweet Home, OR 97386 

    Instructors:

    Sgt. Buck Pearce-Albany Police Department
    Det. Aaron Davis- Albany Police Department
    Sam Posthuma-Albany Police Department 
    DPSST Course Number: 17-0177

    Brief Overview:

    This rifle course will cover preparing 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.  OPOA is 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

    Attire:

    See Below.

    Lodging Information:

    None.

    Parking Information:

    Available.

    Supplies Needed/Prerequists:

    • 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)


    • 16 May 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Tillamook County Emergency Communications Districts 2311 3rd St. Tillamook, OR 97141
    • 17

    Class Title:

    Infant & Child Death Investigations 

    *Seating is limited*

    Target Audience:

    Law Enforcement, Medical Examiners, DDA's, Medics

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association and Albany Police Department

    Date and Time:

    May 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m. Check-in)

    Cost:

    $65 dollars for current OPOA Members, $85 for non-members (Includes 1 year OPOA membership for qualified applicants)

    Training Location:

     Tillamook County Emergency Communications District

    2311 3rd St.

    Tillamook, OR 97141

    Instructors:

    Kristine Kartcher,  BSN, ABMDI.    
     Kris Karcher serves as the Chief Deputy Medical Examiner, and Forensic Nurse Examiner for Coos County, Oregon.  She received her BSN from Oregon Health Sciences University and a Masters level Certificate in Forensic Nursing from University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, CO.  Her current role in the Medical Examiner’s Office allows diverse applications of forensic expertise and numerous opportunities to educate other professionals.  She is an adjunct professor at the University of California- Riverside online Forensic Nursing Program teaching Crime Scene Investigation/Nurse Death Investigation, and Forensic Photography. She is also a member of the Oregon’s State Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force Medical/Forensic Committee.  She is an Oregon Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (OR-SANE), in addition to an instructor with the OR-SANE Training Institute.
    Jennifer Snippen, MA, F-ABMDI.
    Jennifer is a Board Certified Fellow with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators and past Chief Deputy Medical Examiner for Linn and Benton Counties. She is also a registered nurse with extensive critical care/trauma experience. Snippen is a past instructor for the Linn Benton CC Criminal Justice program, UC Riverside Forensic Nursing Program, Oregon State Medicolegal Death Investigator Program & the Oregon State University eCampus Anthropology program.   She received a Master’s in Medical Anthropology from Oregon State University with a focus on physiology. Her thesis research project was a multijurisdictional study of law enforcement experiences related to infant death investigations.             
    DPSST Course Number:  17-0800

    Brief Overview:

    Course Objectives:

     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.  Case reviews will also be discussed at length that relate to the course material.

    Contact Information:

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

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    None.

    Parking Information:

    Available.

    Supplies Needed:

    None.

    • 17 May 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Cross Roads Church 2502 NE 102nd Portland, OR
    • 234

    Class Title:

    Cognition Impairment & Capacity: An Approach for Law Enforcement

    Target Audience:

    Patrol officers, supervisors, detectives, DDA's and anyone who investigates crimes involving the elderly and others those who suffer diminished mental capacity.

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association & PPB

    Date and Time:

    May 17th, 2017  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30-8:00 a.m. Check-in)       

    Cost:

    $65 Members, $85 Non-Members

    Training Location:

       Cross Roads Church
     
     2502 NE 102nd
        Portland, OR 97216
      

    Instructors:

    Troy Kindly, LCSW

    Wesley Fitzwater, Fitzwater Meyer Hollis and Marmion, LLP

    Jessi Minger, Fitzwater Meyer Hollis and Marmion, LLP 

    DPSST Course Number:  17-1027

    Brief Overview:

    During the morning session Troy Kindly will discuss basic understandings of the brain, brain disorders, and how these issues present to professionals who come in contact with persons with brain impairment.  Tools that can be used to assess for capacity will be presented as well as practical tools for how to interview a person with developmental delay, cognitive impairments and diminished   capacity.  Case presentations and extended question and answer forum will follow so all concepts are brought together in a cohesive manner.   

    For the afternoon session, Elder law attorney Wes Fitzwater and litigation attorney Jessie Minger of Fitzwater Meyer Hollis & Marmion will discuss how legal and financial capacity differs from diagnostic capacity. This will include training on Powers of Attorney, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Guardianships, Conservatorships. Learn how they work and how to spot the subtle red flags. Learn how a former Multnomah County DDA now pursues Civil Financial cases, and what remedies are available when there is insufficient evidence to pursue criminal prosecution.  Questions and case histories are encouraged. 

    Contact Information:

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

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Lodging Information:

    Available.

    Parking Information:

    Parking is limited, please carpool.

    Supplies Needed:

     None.
    • 22 May 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 23 May 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Central Willamette Community Credit Union 7101 Supra Dr. SW Albany, OR 97321
    • 9

    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:

    May 22nd and 23rd, 2017  8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (8:00-8:30 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:

    Central Willamette Community Credit Union
    7101 Supra Dr. Albany, OR 97321
           

    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.

    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.
    • 05 Jun 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Mill Casino 3201 Tremont St. North Bend, OR 97459
    • 28

    Class Title:

    Strangulation Recognition and Response 

    Target Audience:

    *** Law Enforcement Only***

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association and Coquille Tribal Police Department

    Date and Time:       

    June 5, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m. Check-in)

    Cost:

    $65 dollars for current OPOA Members, $85 for non-members (Includes 1 year OPOA membership for qualified applicants)

    Training Location:

    The Mill Casino

    3201 Tremont St. North Bend, OR 97459

    Instructors:

    Paul Frasier, Coos County District Attorney

    Jennifer Snippen, RN, F-ABMDI.

    Jennifer is a Board Certified Fellow with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. She is also a registered nurse with extensive critical care/trauma experience in Alaska and Idaho. Snippen is a past instructor for the Linn Benton CC Criminal Justice program, the Oregon State Medicolegal Death Investigator Program & the Oregon State University eCampus.   She is currently a Medical Anthropology Master’s Student at Oregon State University. Her thesis research project is a multijurisdictional study of law enforcement experiences related to infant death investigation.

    Kris Karcher, BSN, ABMDI

    Kris Karcher serves as the Chief Deputy Medical Examiner, and Forensic Nurse Examiner for Coos County, Oregon.  She received her BSN from Oregon Health Sciences University and a Masters level Certificate in Forensic Nursing from University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, CO.  Her current role in the Medical Examiner’s Office allows diverse applications of forensic expertise and numerous opportunities to educate other professionals.  She is an adjunct professor at the University of California- Riverside online Forensic Nursing Program teaching Crime Scene Investigation/Nurse Death Investigation, and Forensic Photography. She is also a member of the Oregon’s State Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force Medical/Forensic Committee.  She is an Oregon Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (OR-SANE), in addition to an instructor with the OR-SANE Training Institute.  

    DPSST Course Number:  17-0800

    Brief Overview:

    Course Objectives:

    In the morning session instructors emphasize the importance of collaboration in strangulation recognition and response.  Accordingly, this presentation is designed & intended for attendance by law enforcement, prosecutors, EMS & ER staff. This training begins with a discussion of asphyxiation & a review of basic medical terminology. Anatomical structures are then reviewed along with basic physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular & central nervous systems.  With this foundation established, an explicit discussion of the physiological significance of strangulation is offered.  Investigative techniques are then discussed with rationale provided for each line of inquiry.  A discussion of photodocumentation, body maps, & physical assessment tools will be included. Case reviews are provided to include recreational events, assaults, homicides, suicides, & accidents.  Photographs & videos are utilized extensively. 

    The afternoon session will include in depth strangulation case presentations that will demonstrate the morning sessions importance as it applies to criminal investigations.         

    Contact Information:

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

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    Supplies Needed:

    None.

Past events

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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