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Introduction to Police Union Representation

  • January 11, 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Keizer Police Department 930 Chemawa Rd. NE Keizer, OR 97303
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Class Title:

Introduction to Police Union Representation

Target Audience:

Law Enforcement Only

Sponsoring Agency:

Keizer Police Department, Salem Police Department and OPOA

Date and Time:

January 11, 2022  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (7:30 check-in)


$150 OPOA Members

$175 Non-members

Training Location:

Keizer Police Department

930 Chemawa Rd. NE

Keizer, OR 97303


Scotty Nowning, President Salem Police Officers Union

Scotty has 27 years experience as a police officer, and 7 years as a police union representative.

Mark Makler, Attorney, Code3Law

Mark is a labor attorney and a partner with Code3Law, which represents multiple police associations in Oregon and Washington.  Mark has been representing police unions for over 20 years. 

Mike StaropoliAttorney

Mike is a criminal defense attorney who specializes in representing law enforcement officers who have been involved in deadly force and other critical incidents.  Mike has been representing officers in this capacity for 30 years. 

 DPSST Category: General

Brief Overview:

This course is intended primarily for newer union representatives who represent sworn police officers in the state of Oregon.  During this course we will discuss tactics to  build a healthy relationship between labor and police management.  This course will cover, discipline processes, contract negotiations, in-custody deaths, and Officer Involved Shootings.   The focus of this course will be to discuss tactics to work with management to craft policies and contracts which provides fair representation to officers while fostering a good working relationship with agency management. 

Contact Information:

Alicia Davis at (970) 412-4544 or training4@opoa.info.
 Covid Information:  Masks are required for this training.  If you are ill, please stay home.




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