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49th Annual OPOA Law Enforcement Conference

  • November 28, 2018
  • 8:00 AM
  • November 30, 2018
  • 5:00 PM
  • Spirit Mountain Event Center, Grand Ronde, Oregon


  • For OPOA board members only.

Registration is closed




Please join us at this year's training conference and awards banquet; November 28th-30th, 2018 at Spirit Mountain Event Center, Grand Ronde, OR!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Tragedy and It's Aftermath:

A Debrief of the July 7, 2016 Dallas, Texas Police Ambush

Presented by: Byron Boston, (Ret. Dallas, Texas PD) & Larry Gordon, Dallas, Texas PD

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.  The presentation will delve into the details of the ambush, the nontraditional methods used to end the stand off and how the department and city dealt with the aftermath.

Thursday, November 29, 2018


(Multiple break out tracks to choose from!)

Background Investigations
Presented by:  Les Swenson Washington County Sheriffs

Social Media Management for Law Enforcement PIO's

Presented By: Captain Tim Fox and Mindy McCartt, OSP

Tactical Response & Traumatic Medical Care

Presented by: Master Sgt. John Young, Active Sgt. Major, Bravo Company, 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces

Property and Evidence:

classes include:

OSP Crime Lab Update - Presented by: John Dyer, OSP Crime Lab

Safe or Sorry: Presented by: Brad Berry, Yamhill County District Attorney

NW Regional Computer Forensic Lab: Protecting Your Assets

Recognizing Potential Threats In Our Property Rooms: Salem PD Bomb Team

Friday November 30, 2018

"Breach Point for Leadership"
Presented by: Chief Kent Williams, Ret.

This training will help gaining 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. 

Full Conference Registration 


(On or before 10/29/18)

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

LATE Full Conference Registration $335 

(after 10/29/18)

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

Single Day Registration 


Tuition includes any one day of attendance and buffet lunch.  

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Email:  opoa@opoa.info
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