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50th Annual Law Enforcement Conference

  • November 12, 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • November 15, 2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • Spirit Mountain Event Center, Grand Ronde, Oregon


  • For OPOA board members only.

Registration is closed



Please join us at our 50th Annual Conference and Awards Banquet. 

located at Spirit Mountain Event Center, Grand Ronde.

Lodging information below.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Dr. Bill Lewinski; Force Science

Fundamentals of Force Science 

Human Performance Dynamics in Force Incidents have proven to be critical factors in the development of policy, training, and investigation. This presentation will focus on the latest research on assailant behavior, that used high speed digital video imaging, accelerometers and gyroscopes to measure the speed and nature of assaults.  It will also address the necessary training required to effectively address these threats, including skill and decision training. This will be compared to the training results from a three-year, comprehensive study on force training in three states and three countries.  The implications for investigation as well as an understanding between digital memory (video) and human memory in force encounters will also be presented.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman; KRG, LLC

The Bullet Proof Mind

Psychological preparation for combat. Bringing together current trends in violence, from terrorists to aggravated assaults, Col. Grossman coalesces his research into a presentation affirming the life that all law enforcement and military professionals have chosen to lead. Within that context, Grossman presents a model for action that ensures professionals can train for and overcome the unique mental stressors of possible violence. Find out what to expect when your heart rate rises and blood drains from your face, and how to avoid it.

A cornerstone for professional training if you might come into contact with inter-personal violence. Knowing what strange and wonderful things might happen to your body in these stressful situations is the first step to making the correct decision in the heat of the moment... and after.


Breakout Tracks


  • TBD


  • Firearms 411
  • Evidence Collection in Major Crimes or Mass Casualty events – Case Study
  • Dedicated time for Networking by County 
  • Unclaimed Property/Finder’s Law
  • Public Records requests & Records Retention
  • Disposal “Pursuant to Law”
  • Crime Scene documentation

Thursday November 14, 2019

Lt. Jim Glennon (Ret.); Calibre Press

Guardians of Democracy

With Community, Safety, Science and Statistics as the basis of our course, The Guardians of Democracy begins by examining how the media, activist groups and national events have shaped the community’s perception of Law Enforcement. We follow-up with a discussion about how this has affected Management Decisions and consequently, the officer’s role in proactive policing.

We then explore the Professional Goal; Controlling, Re-Directing and Influencing Others through Effective Communication. Using current videos, case studies and first-hand accounts of officer involved incidents, the presentation will:

1. Analyze the true statistics of officer use of force interactions.

2. Educate Students in the Science of Human Performance as it relates to memory, time motion and selective attention during highly dynamic encounters.

3. Teach the Communication Skills necessary to read people, interact effectively and establish rapport with communities we serve.

4. Offer critical techniques in de-escalation, calming the irrational and dealing with the mentally ill.

As with all Calibre Press curricula, this course is constantly evolving, updating as this profession evolves. Course topics will include, but are not limited to:

 Community, Media and Law Enforcement  The Science of Human Performance  True Statistics on Use of Force Incidents  The Power of De-Escalation  Implicit Bias  Dignity and Respect…Everyone Deserves it!  Viewing Video: Seeing is Not Necessarily Believing  The Power of the Unconscious  Perspective, Focus & Memory  Stress and Maladaptive Officer Responses  Balance: The Most Difficult Aspect of Law Enforcement  The Professional Goal: Controlling, Redirecting & Influencing Others

Friday, November 15, 2019

Chief Janie Schutz, Forest Grove Police Department

Courageous Decision Making

In this presentation, Chief Janie Schutz, reflects on her 30 year career to bring a thought provoking perspective to challenging how the men and women of law enforcement can bring a positive and bold change to this honorable profession.  Chief Schutz shares her personal story and struggle to break from mainstream decision making, both as an officer and as an administrator, in addressing issues that the law enforcement community must deal with daily.  Chief Schutz’s fresh approach encourages her audience to look into themselves for hidden innovative solutions to make our profession better for future generations.  The Chief puts it all on the line for officers and administrators to feel empowered and courageous to work together in choosing what the roads to our future might be.  Chief Schutz calls this “Uncommon Decision Making to Uncommon Leadership”. 

Earn your F-22 Leadership Credits!

Full Conference Registration 


(On or before 10/11/19)

Tuition includes 28 hours of training, 4 buffet lunches, & Tuesday evening hospitality room.

LATE Full Conference Registration


(after 10/11/19)

Tuition includes 23 hours of training, 4 buffet lunches, & Tuesday evening hospitality room.

Single Day Registration $135

(Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) 

$75 (Friday only)

Tuition includes any one day of attendance and buffet lunch.  


Spirit Mountain Lodge

Grand Ronde, OR

Standard Rooms $94 plus tax

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