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52nd Annual Law Enforcement Conference

  • November 14, 2022
  • 8:00 AM
  • November 18, 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • Spirit Mountain Event Center, Grand Ronde, Oregon


  • For OPOA board members only.

Registration is closed


The OPOA Annual Conference is back! Join us for the 52nd Annual Law Enforcement Conference 

located at Spirit Mountain Event Center, Grand Ronde.

Lodging information below.


Monday November 14, 2022 & Tuesday November 15, 2022

Oregon Association of Property & Evidence Officers Presentations

Monday topics will include: 

Ethos Training

Greg Costanzo & Jeffrey Crapo, Ethos Training Academy

Regional Breakouts and Annual Meeting

Cold Case Evidence

Detective Megan Townsend, Hillsboro Police Department      

Double Homicide of Karissa & William Fretwell

Salem Police Detectives Tony VanDeKoppel and Scotty Nowning

Vendor Night and Property & Evidence Subchapter's 20th Anniversary

Tuesday Topics will include:

Reframing Your Narrative

Abby King, Oregon State Police

Appeals Process

Lauren Jarrell, OSP and Darci VandenHoek, Salem PD

Habeus Corpus Appeals

Jodi Shimanek, DOJ 

Ghost Guns

Salem Police Department Detectives Hodges and Garland 

East Freight Case Review:

Operation Maximum Effort

FBI SA Dan McLaughlin, FBI Analyst Kevin Jones, Det. Chase, Corvallis PD & Det. Connolly, Salem PD Retired

Wednesday, November 16, 2022


Setting Up An Agency Wide Wellness Program

4 Hours DPSST Mental Health Credits

Jerry Drum, Albany Police Department

Cold Case Basic Investigations

Steve Hinkle, Oregon State Police

Washington County’s Lawfully Owed DNA Project

Susan Hormann, Washington County Sheriff’s Office

The FIGG Evolution –

Genetic Genealogy and How It’s Changing Identity Resolution for Law Enforcement

Stephen Kramer, FBI Counsel Retired, and Stephen Busch, FBI Special Agent Retired

Remember when DNA was just DNA

Advances in DNA Technology and What Law Enforcement Needs To Know

Swathi A. Kumar PhD OR Meredith Turnbough, PhD., Verogen

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Crisis De-Escalation

4 Hours DPSST Mental Health Credits

Dr. Stephanie Conn, First Responder Psychology

Resilience in the Face of Tragedy: 

A look inside the Virginia Beach Active Shooter Crisis

4 Hours DPSST General Training Credits

Laura Hanson, Author of "Why I Went In" and SWAT Member for Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

Friday November 18, 2022

The Treasure Hidden in Trauma

4 Hours DPSST Mental Health Credits

Matt Griffin, National Keynote Speaker, Author of "The Journey to Midnight" and Retired Police Officer 

Robert Wirt, Warrenton Police Department and 

Laura Hanson, Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia



Monday & Tuesday Only $250

Wednesday through Friday Only $340

Monday through Friday $500

Single Day Registration $160

Tuition includes buffet lunch each day

*Vendor Nights are Monday and Thursday Only


Spirit Mountain Lodge

Grand Ronde, OR

Standard Rooms $96 plus tax

Phone Reservations Instructions:

Call - 1.800.760.7977

Give Group Block ID – 3130

Make Reservation

Online Reservation:

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Enter 3130

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Oregon Peace Officers Association
4190 Aumsville Highway SE | Salem, OR 97317

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