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OPOTA Courses Available This November

The Attorney General’s Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) offers state-of-the-art courses led by expert instructors. Consider taking one of the following courses in November. To register for a course, click here.
Modern Report Writing: Learn how to write reports with accurate, concise and complete investigative detail. Topics will cover organization, grammar, issue-spotting, communications style, and format. This course will be offered on November 4, 2014 at London.
Leading for Law Enforcement: Work on your personal leadership style in this 8-hour advanced training course. This course will include exercises to discovery your own behavioral tendencies and understanding into your personal leadership style. Also learn about what followers want and deserve in a leader. This course will be offered on November 10, 2014 at Richland.
Use of Force: Liability and Standards: In this course, learn the legal standards for using force on suspects and how to minimize your civil liability. This course will be taught from the a practical view point, understanding officers make split second decisions on when and how to use force. This course will be offered on November 13, 2014 at Richfield.
Photography for Investigators: In this course learn the basic skills to use a DSLR camera for crime scene photos. You will learn the basic camera functions and how to improve the quality of your photos. This course is designed for those with minimal to no photography knowledge. This course will be offered on November 17, 2014 at Richfield.
Core Criminal Investigation: For students newly assigned to a detective or investigative unit, this course will offer a foundation for performing your investigative responsibilities. The course will cover search warrants, interview and interrogations, ethics, case management, evidence identification, warrantless searches, and criminal investigation. This course is offered from November 17-21, 2014 at London.
Interview and Interrogation: This course will provide you an understanding of non-verbal communication, interrogation techniques, effective listening styles, and the legal requirements and limitations for interviews and interrogations. This course will be offered from November 18-20, 2014 at London.
Latent Print Development: This hands-on course will provide the newest methods of retrieval of latent finger prints. You will review basic fingerprint classification, powder and chemical selection for porous and nonporous surfaces, power and chemical development of latent prints, and the use of cyanoacrylate (superglue) fuming and lifting techniques. This course will be offered from November 19-20, 2014 at London.
To find more information about these or other courses, visit the OPOTA Course Catalog by clicking here.