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CPT Notice!

Taking the OPOTA in-person course “Building Mutual Respect and Community Trust” will fulfill the 2022 CPT four hour requirement for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity. 
 
Taking the OPOTA in-person course “First Responder Self-Care & Wellness” will fulfill the 2022 CPT four hour requirement for Officer Personal Wellness.  
 
THESE COURSES WILL ONLY APPLY FOR 2022 CPT IF TAKEN DURING THE 2022 CALENDAR YEAR.  
 
Please keep an eye on the course catalog for additional offerings of these courses in 2022.

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OPOTA courses provided at the London main academy, the Tactical Training Center and regionally around the state are available for registration. New courses are added as developed so check back frequently for the latest in new offerings. You can also log on to OPOTA Portal to view the course catalog and conveniently register online.

Be advised that the dorms and cafeteria are closed at the London campus.  Lodging at the Government rate is available at hotels in the London, Springfield and Hilliard areas.

Except for occasional use as a regional training site, the Richfield campus is permanently closed.

For assistance with course registration, please email OPOTARegistration@ohioago.gov.

2022 Available Courses

Course Descriptions
Course Name Course Date Course Number Location Law Enforcement Tuition Private Security Tuition Enrollment Registration
Basic Training: Peace Officer Refresher Training (OPOTC) Apr 11, 2023 - Apr 12, 2023 01-486-23-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $250 $300 18 /60 Register
This training is required for persons appointed as peace officers on, or after, January 1, 1989 and have been assigned Peace Officer Refresher training by OPOTC. This two-day course meets the requirements described in Section 109:2-1-12 (D) of the Ohio Administrative Code and is OPOTC regulated. For more information on refresher requirements, contact OPOTC's Certification and Standards Division at (740) 845-2700 or askOPOTA@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov NOTE: In order to take this course, you must have a Letter of Determination from OPOTA and be sworn in with an agency. Students need to bring a gun belt/holster for the Stops and Approaches practical's. Students should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions during the outside practical exercise.
Basic Training: Peace Officer Refresher Training (OPOTC) Jul 10, 2023 - Jul 11, 2023 01-486-23-03 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $250 $300 0 /60 Register
This training is required for persons appointed as peace officers on, or after, January 1, 1989 and have been assigned Peace Officer Refresher training by OPOTC. This two-day course meets the requirements described in Section 109:2-1-12 (D) of the Ohio Administrative Code and is OPOTC regulated. For more information on refresher requirements, contact OPOTC's Certification and Standards Division at (740) 845-2700 or askOPOTA@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov NOTE: In order to take this course, you must have a Letter of Determination from OPOTA and be sworn in with an agency. Students need to bring a gun belt/holster for the Stops and Approaches practical's. Students should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions during the outside practical exercise.
Basic Training: Peace Officer Refresher Training (OPOTC) Nov 14, 2023 - Nov 15, 2023 01-486-23-04 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $250 $300 0 /60 Register
This training is required for persons appointed as peace officers on, or after, January 1, 1989 and have been assigned Peace Officer Refresher training by OPOTC. This two-day course meets the requirements described in Section 109:2-1-12 (D) of the Ohio Administrative Code and is OPOTC regulated. For more information on refresher requirements, contact OPOTC's Certification and Standards Division at (740) 845-2700 or askOPOTA@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov NOTE: In order to take this course, you must have a Letter of Determination from OPOTA and be sworn in with an agency. Students need to bring a gun belt/holster for the Stops and Approaches practical's. Students should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions during the outside practical exercise.
Crime Scene: Advanced Shooting Incident Reconstruction Oct 2, 2023 - Oct 6, 2023 03-714-23-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $900 $1025 9 /24 Register
This NEW course will be instructed by Highlands Forensic Investigations. This course will build off of the topics covered in a basic 40-hour shooting incident reconstruction course. It will focus on full shooting scene processing and report writing. The students will perform a reconstruction from a case study and present it to the class. The course will also cover: Advances in ammunition The philosophy behind a reconstruction Incorporation of bloodstain evidence The human body as a target: incorporation of wound tracks into reconstruction Current Terminology Motor vehicle shooting scenes Presentation of findings Case studies *REQUIRED EQUIPMENT* DSLR Camera Tripod Laptop with Microsoft Word and Power Point *STUDENTS MUST BRING EAR AND EYE PROTECTION FOR THE RANGE.* Instructors: James Molinaro retired from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office in September 2016 where he served as a detective with the Major Crimes – Crime Scene Unit. Prior to working with the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, he retired in December 2008 as a Lieutenant from the New Jersey State Police following a twenty-six-year career. Mr. Molinaro has over twenty-nine years of crime scene investigative experience and has conducted over 3,000 scene investigations to include hundreds of homicides, death scenes and police involved shooting investigations. He has testified numerous times as an expert witness in crime scene reconstruction and investigation, shooting analysis, scene processing and friction ridge processing/identification in United States Federal, New Jersey and New York State Superior Courts. Howard Ryan retired in January 2018 from the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office where he served as a Forensic Operations Specialist. Prior to working with the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office, he was Chief Warrant Officer for the Morris County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Ryan retired in January 2013 as a Lieutenant from the New Jersey State Police following a twenty-five-year career. Mr. Ryan has over twenty years of crime scene investigative experience and has conducted over 2,000 scene investigations to include hundreds of homicides, death scenes and shooting investigations. He has testified numerous times as an expert witness in bloodstain pattern analysis, crime scene reconstruction and investigation, shooting analysis, scene processing and friction ridge processing and identification in New Jersey, Kentucky and Texas State Superior Courts. PREREQUISITE(S): *STUDENTS MUST HAVE PASSED A 40-HOUR BASIC SHOOTING INCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION COURSE PRIOR TO ATTENDING.* Students will be required to submit a copy of their course certificate if they attended their basic course outside of OPOTA. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: *Students must bring ear and eye protection for the range.* This course has several practical exercises, live fire demonstrations, and a written exam. Students will be working outside and should be prepared for all types of weather conditions. Students should bring a laptop or electronic device capable of reading a USB flash drive . Course material will be provided on a USB flash drive.
Crime Scene: Bloodstain Evidence Sep 18, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023 03-130-23-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $850 $975 17 /24 Register
This course will be taught by Holly and Cory Latham of Tritech Forensics. This 40-hour Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA) course is designed for the student who wants to learn how to correctly identify and document bloodstain patterns. It will begin with the fundamental principles of BPA and theories behind pattern formation, and evolve to practical application including scenario based training and mock scenes. Classroom presentations are supplemented with numerous hands-on activities, and more than 50% of the class is dedicated to practical application. By the end of the training the student will feel comfortable analyzing a scene and be able to understand the actions that could or could not have occurred. This class will be useful to crime scene investigators, laboratory personnel who analyze bloodstained evidence, detectives who interview individuals involved in scenes of bloodshed and prosecutors who should have an understanding of the discipline before presenting BPA evidence in court. Instructor: Holly Latham has been employed as a Forensic Scientist since 1999. Her current duties include latent print and bloodstain pattern analysis in addition to serving on her agency’s Crime Scene Response Team. Holly is also the Technical Leader for her agency’s Bloodstain Program and is responsible for authoring the BPA Training Manual and SOPs. Holly holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology from Kansas State University and a Master’s Degree in Justice Studies from Fort Hays State University. Holly is court qualified as an expert in bloodstain pattern analysis and latent print examination. She has instructed classes on bloodstain pattern analysis in fourteen states, Canada, and for the National Forensic Academy (NFA). Holly is the Executive Secretary of the Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Subcommittee for Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC), is a member of the Bloodstain Certification Board for the International Association for Identification (IAI), and serves on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Forensic Identification. She is also the Regional Representative and Chair of the Bloodstain Certification Committee for the Kansas Division of the IAI. Holly is both a Certified Bloodstain Pattern Analyst (CBPA), and a Certified Latent Print Examiner (CLPE). SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: ​ The students should bring appropriate clothing for practical exercises involving blood, and laptop or tablet capable of reading a USB thumb drive.
Crime Scene: Crime Scene Photography I Feb 6, 2023 - Feb 10, 2023 06-709-23-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $650 $775 27 /27 Register
This course is designed to provide law enforcement officers with with the fundamental skills necessary for producing quality crime scene photographs. Students will be taught how to problem-solve difficult photographic situations. Through the use of hands-on exercises, students learn the steps in the photographic process, basic camera operations, selecting correct exposure and shutter speeds, controlling depth of field, the proper way to take crime scene photographs and other topics. This course is a prerequisite for the Crime Scene Photography II course. This is an academically challenging course in which the student will have to pass a practical and written examination to successfully complete the course. Students will receive a copy of "Crime Scene Photography 3rd edition" as part of the tuition for the class. Students will need to bring a laptop or tablet capable of reading a USB thumb drive. Students should have appropriate clothing for multiple outdoor exercises. Students should bring the departmental equipment they use in the course of their job to include camera, flash and tripod. Limited amount of OPOTA equipment is available if needed.
Crime Scene: Crime Scene Photography I May 8, 2023 - May 12, 2023 06-709-23-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $650 $775 17 /27 Register
This course is designed to provide law enforcement officers with with the fundamental skills necessary for producing quality crime scene photographs. Students will be taught how to problem-solve difficult photographic situations. Through the use of hands-on exercises, students learn the steps in the photographic process, basic camera operations, selecting correct exposure and shutter speeds, controlling depth of field, the proper way to take crime scene photographs and other topics. This course is a prerequisite for the Crime Scene Photography II course. This is an academically challenging course in which the student will have to pass a practical and written examination to successfully complete the course. Students will receive a copy of "Crime Scene Photography 3rd edition" as part of the tuition for the class. Students will need to bring a laptop or tablet capable of reading a USB thumb drive. Students should have appropriate clothing for multiple outdoor exercises. Students should bring the departmental equipment they use in the course of their job to include camera, flash and tripod. Limited amount of OPOTA equipment is available if needed.
Crime Scene: Crime Scene Photography II Oct 23, 2023 - Oct 27, 2023 06-710-23-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $650 $775 3 /27 Register
The course emphasizes problem-solving using the equipment available to the officer. Students build on the skills taught in Crime Scene Photography I to photographically document a crime scene, fingerprints and other small evidence. Students will be taught the importance of using macro lenses when photographing smaller pieces of evidence. Students are taught how to enhance evidence photographs through lighting choices, lens choices, and through the use of alternate light sources. This course focuses on challenging photographs that are often presented at crime scenes. This is an academically challenging course in which the student will have to pass a practical and written examination to successfully complete the course. PREREQUISITE(S): Crime Scene Photography I There is one evening exercise that will be conducted on Wednesday of the training week. Students should bring appropriate clothing for multiple outdoor exercises. Students should bring their department equipment to include camera, tripod, flash, macro lens and telephoto lens. Select OPOTA equipment will be available for student use if needed.
Crime Scene: Evidence Technician Apr 17, 2023 - Apr 28, 2023 06-228-23-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $1800 $2050 27 /27 Register
This course is designed to teach the student basic and advanced principles of crime scene processing and evidence collection. Introductions to specialty evidence areas such as bloodstain documentation, shooting scene documentation, and pathology/entomology are also included. Students will be working in hands on situations every day, so it is recommended that students have clothing available that are suitable for wear in situations that include casting materials, fingerprint powders and chemicals, etc. Students should have clothing suitable for all outside weather conditions. This is an academically challenging course in which students will have to pass a practical and written examination to successfully complete the course along with completing daily reading assignments. Students will receive a fingerprint processing kit, a portable rechargeable Alternate Light Source, a crime scene sketching template, and a copy of "Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation" 3rd Edition by Ross Gardner as part of their tuition. PREREQUISITES: STUDENTS MUST PASS EITHER THE OPOTA 8-HOUR PHOTOGRAPHY FOR INVESTIGATORS COURSE OR THE OPOTA 40-HOUR CRIME SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY I COURSE PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN COURSE. Students will need to bring a laptop computer or device capable of reading a usb flash drive. Course material will be distributed via flash drive. Students need to bring department camera equipment, to include a DSLR camera, tripod and flash. A limited amount of OPOTA equipment is available for student use if needed.
Crime Scene: Evidence Technician Jul 31, 2023 - Aug 11, 2023 06-228-23-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $1800 $2050 27 /27 Register
This course is designed to teach the student basic and advanced principles of crime scene processing and evidence collection. Introductions to specialty evidence areas such as bloodstain documentation, shooting scene documentation, and pathology/entomology are also included. Students will be working in hands on situations every day, so it is recommended that students have clothing available that are suitable for wear in situations that include casting materials, fingerprint powders and chemicals, etc. Students should have clothing suitable for all outside weather conditions. This is an academically challenging course in which students will have to pass a practical and written examination to successfully complete the course along with completing daily reading assignments. Students will receive a fingerprint processing kit, a portable rechargeable Alternate Light Source, a crime scene sketching template, and a copy of "Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation" 3rd Edition by Ross Gardner as part of their tuition. PREREQUISITES: STUDENTS MUST PASS EITHER THE OPOTA 8-HOUR PHOTOGRAPHY FOR INVESTIGATORS COURSE OR THE OPOTA 40-HOUR CRIME SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY I COURSE PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN COURSE. Students will need to bring a laptop computer or device capable of reading a usb flash drive. Course material will be distributed via flash drive. Students need to bring department camera equipment, to include a DSLR camera, tripod and flash. A limited amount of OPOTA equipment is available for student use if needed.
Crime Scene: Evidence Technician Dec 4, 2023 - Dec 15, 2023 06-228-23-03 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $1800 $2050 23 /27 Register
This course is designed to teach the student basic and advanced principles of crime scene processing and evidence collection. Introductions to specialty evidence areas such as bloodstain documentation, shooting scene documentation, and pathology/entomology are also included. Students will be working in hands on situations every day, so it is recommended that students have clothing available that are suitable for wear in situations that include casting materials, fingerprint powders and chemicals, etc. Students should have clothing suitable for all outside weather conditions. This is an academically challenging course in which students will have to pass a practical and written examination to successfully complete the course along with completing daily reading assignments. Students will receive a fingerprint processing kit, a portable rechargeable Alternate Light Source, a crime scene sketching template, and a copy of "Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation" 3rd Edition by Ross Gardner as part of their tuition. PREREQUISITES: STUDENTS MUST PASS EITHER THE OPOTA 8-HOUR PHOTOGRAPHY FOR INVESTIGATORS COURSE OR THE OPOTA 40-HOUR CRIME SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY I COURSE PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN COURSE. Students will need to bring a laptop computer or device capable of reading a usb flash drive. Course material will be distributed via flash drive. Students need to bring department camera equipment, to include a DSLR camera, tripod and flash. A limited amount of OPOTA equipment is available for student use if needed.
Crime Scene: Forensic Aspects Of Death Jul 24, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023 06-175-23-01 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $850 $975 20 /20 Register
This 40 hour course familiarizes officers with the procedures used to manage death scenes. Students will learn how to identify buried bodies as well as identification and excavation of skeletal remains. Experts in the field of entomology, anthropology and archaeology will present the latest information in their respective fields. Exercises include collection of insect specimens and excavation of mock grave sites along with collection of other related evidence. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: This course has several practical exercises and a written exam. Students will be working outside and should be prepared for all types of weather conditions. Students should bring a laptop or electronic device capable of reading a USB flash drive . Course material will be provided on a USB flash drive.
Crime Scene: Latent Print Development Mar 6, 2023 - Mar 7, 2023 03-138-23-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $300 $325 26 /27 Register
This two-day hands-on course provides the latest instruction in various methods of latent print development. Topics covered include a review of basic fingerprint classification, powder and chemical selection for porous and nonporous surfaces, powder and chemical development of latent prints and use of cyanoacrylate (superglue) fuming and lifting techniques. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Students will need to bring a laptop computer or device capable of reading a usb flash drive. Course material will be distributed via flash drive. This course is not for students who have or are planning to enroll in the Evidence Technician courses. These techniques are covered in those courses. Students should dress appropriately for handling fingerprint powders and chemicals.
Crime Scene: Photography for Investigators Mar 20, 2023 - Mar 20, 2023 06-214-23-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $120 $145 28 /28 Register
This course has been updated to give the investigator the basic skill set to use a DSLR camera and take the necessary photographs at a crime scene. The course will focus on camera familiarization and improving the quality of crime scene photographs for investigators with minimal or no prior photography knowledge. This one-day class meets the photography course requirements for the Master Criminal Investigator Certificate program. This course can also satisfy the prerequisite photography class needed for the 80 hour Evidence Technician course at OPOTA. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Students should bring their departmental DSLR camera equipment they use in the course of their job to include camera, flash, and tripod. Students should bring a laptop or device capable of reading a thumb drive. ***OPOTA camera systems can be supplied if needed.
Crime Scene: Shooting Incident Reconstruction Jul 17, 2023 - Jul 21, 2023 03-713-23-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $850 $975 18 /24 Register
This 40-hour Shooting Reconstruction Course will be instructed by Highlands Forensic Investigations. The course will cover topics such as: •Shooting reconstruction terminology •Internal, external and terminal ballistics •Gunshot residue and range of fire determination •Identifying, detecting, measuring and describing bullet marks •Behavior of projectiles on varying target surfaces •Proper recording/documentation of bullet marks •Motor vehicles as a target surface •Humans as a target surface •Flight path reconstruction, description and documentation •Report writing - putting analysis and conclusions into words •Courtroom testimony - explain/describe analysis and reconstruction *STUDENTS MUST BRING EAR AND EYE PROTECTION FOR THE RANGE.* Instructors: James Molinaro retired from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office in September 2016 where he served as a detective with the Major Crimes – Crime Scene Unit. Prior to working with the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, he retired in December 2008 as a Lieutenant from the New Jersey State Police following a twenty-six-year career. Mr. Molinaro has over twenty-nine years of crime scene investigative experience and has conducted over 3,000 scene investigations to include hundreds of homicides, death scenes and police involved shooting investigations. He has testified numerous times as an expert witness in crime scene reconstruction and investigation, shooting analysis, scene processing and friction ridge processing/identification in United States Federal, New Jersey and New York State Superior Courts. Howard Ryan retired in January 2018 from the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office where he served as a Forensic Operations Specialist. Prior to working with the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office, he was Chief Warrant Officer for the Morris County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Ryan retired in January 2013 as a Lieutenant from the New Jersey State Police following a twenty-five-year career. Mr. Ryan has over twenty years of crime scene investigative experience and has conducted over 2,000 scene investigations to include hundreds of homicides, death scenes and shooting investigations. He has testified numerous times as an expert witness in bloodstain pattern analysis, crime scene reconstruction and investigation, shooting analysis, scene processing and friction ridge processing and identification in New Jersey, Kentucky and Texas State Superior Courts.
Driving: Advanced Driving Instructor Apr 17, 2023 - Apr 28, 2023 06-754-23-01 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $1750 $2000 15 /15 Register
This driving instructor course will allow the student to attend the 8 days of training and become an instructor in all areas of the driving program offered by OPOTA. This includes Basic Academy Driving (Basic Academy Driving Instructor (Unit 5) certification is included with this course if already a certified instructor or can be added once BAS certified), Pursuit Termination Techniques Instructor, Sport Utility Vehicle, and Tactical/ Dynamic Vehicle Operations. Students will learn to instruct the different vehicle platforms and driving techniques while sharpening their skills as well. Legal and liability issues and concerns will be discussed. Students will get the opportunity to teach the concepts in practical exercises during the course. Students will also receive material to assist in the implementation of their own courses. Skills practiced will include basic events and skills, braking and steering methods, vehicle dynamics and handling at speed, cornering and apexing, skid control, collision avoidance, intersection clearing, proper radio communication techniques, emergency response and pursuit driving, etc. Students will participate in classroom discussions, in-car and on track teachbacks, as well as practical events using the entire driving facility. This course will also include a night driving portion. This will be added to the sixth training day. The last day of training will conclude at noon, keeping the course at 64 hours (8 days). Training will only take place during the weekdays listed. There will be no weekend training. PREREQUISITE(S): Students should not attend this course for remedial training. It is recommended that students have attended an advanced driving course in the last 3 years. Students should bring a laptop in order to access the course material that will be given to them on a flash drive. Students will be on the driving track a large portion of the course, including a night exercise. Outside exercises will be conducted regardless of the weather. They should bring foul weather gear in the event this occurs. Only shoes or boots that cover the entire foot are acceptable for this training. The hours of the course will be adjusted on the date of the night portion so that it will be a 12 hour training day. The final day of the class will be a 4 hour day. Training will take place on weekdays during the dates listed. Students should also bring work-type gloves as they will be asked to help with cone movement and placement.
Driving: Advanced Driving Instructor Jul 17, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023 06-754-23-02 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $1750 $2000 11 /15 Register
This driving instructor course will allow the student to attend the 8 days of training and become an instructor in all areas of the driving program offered by OPOTA. This includes Basic Academy Driving (Basic Academy Driving Instructor (Unit 5) certification is included with this course if already a certified instructor or can be added once BAS certified), Pursuit Termination Techniques Instructor, Sport Utility Vehicle, and Tactical/ Dynamic Vehicle Operations. Students will learn to instruct the different vehicle platforms and driving techniques while sharpening their skills as well. Legal and liability issues and concerns will be discussed. Students will get the opportunity to teach the concepts in practical exercises during the course. Students will also receive material to assist in the implementation of their own courses. Skills practiced will include basic events and skills, braking and steering methods, vehicle dynamics and handling at speed, cornering and apexing, skid control, collision avoidance, intersection clearing, proper radio communication techniques, emergency response and pursuit driving, etc. Students will participate in classroom discussions, in-car and on track teachbacks, as well as practical events using the entire driving facility. This course will also include a night driving portion. This will be added to the sixth training day. The last day of training will conclude at noon, keeping the course at 64 hours (8 days). Training will only take place during the weekdays listed. There will be no weekend training. PREREQUISITE(S): Students should not attend this course for remedial training. It is recommended that students have attended an advanced driving course in the last 3 years. Students should bring a laptop in order to access the course material that will be given to them on a flash drive. Students will be on the driving track a large portion of the course, including a night exercise. Outside exercises will be conducted regardless of the weather. They should bring foul weather gear in the event this occurs. Only shoes or boots that cover the entire foot are acceptable for this training. The hours of the course will be adjusted on the date of the night portion so that it will be a 12 hour training day. The final day of the class will be a 4 hour day. Training will take place on weekdays during the dates listed. Students should also bring work-type gloves as they will be asked to help with cone movement and placement.
Driving: Advanced Driving Instructor Oct 16, 2023 - Oct 27, 2023 06-754-23-03 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $1750 $2000 3 /15 Register
This driving instructor course will allow the student to attend the 8 days of training and become an instructor in all areas of the driving program offered by OPOTA. This includes Basic Academy Driving (Basic Academy Driving Instructor (Unit 5) certification is included with this course if already a certified instructor or can be added once BAS certified), Pursuit Termination Techniques Instructor, Sport Utility Vehicle, and Tactical/ Dynamic Vehicle Operations. Students will learn to instruct the different vehicle platforms and driving techniques while sharpening their skills as well. Legal and liability issues and concerns will be discussed. Students will get the opportunity to teach the concepts in practical exercises during the course. Students will also receive material to assist in the implementation of their own courses. Skills practiced will include basic events and skills, braking and steering methods, vehicle dynamics and handling at speed, cornering and apexing, skid control, collision avoidance, intersection clearing, proper radio communication techniques, emergency response and pursuit driving, etc. Students will participate in classroom discussions, in-car and on track teachbacks, as well as practical events using the entire driving facility. This course will also include a night driving portion. This will be added to the sixth training day. The last day of training will conclude at noon, keeping the course at 64 hours (8 days). Training will only take place during the weekdays listed. There will be no weekend training. PREREQUISITE(S): Students should not attend this course for remedial training. It is recommended that students have attended an advanced driving course in the last 3 years. Students should bring a laptop in order to access the course material that will be given to them on a flash drive. Students will be on the driving track a large portion of the course, including a night exercise. Outside exercises will be conducted regardless of the weather. They should bring foul weather gear in the event this occurs. Only shoes or boots that cover the entire foot are acceptable for this training. The hours of the course will be adjusted on the date of the night portion so that it will be a 12 hour training day. The final day of the class will be a 4 hour day. Training will take place on weekdays during the dates listed. Students should also bring work-type gloves as they will be asked to help with cone movement and placement.
Driving: Advanced Dynamic Vehicle Operations Jun 6, 2023 - Jun 8, 2023 05-569-23-01 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $475 $550 13 /16 Register
This three day, advanced course provides students with the knowledge, skills and behaviors unique to the emergency response and pursuit situation. Students will be trained and tested on numerous steering and braking applications, collision avoidance, skid recovery, line-of-travel driving, cornering/ apexing methods, appropriate communications behaviors, and emergency/ pursuit driving across multiple events encompassing the entire driving facility. Students will participate in actual pursuit driving and emergency response scenarios at speed. Additionally, students are trained in liability/ legal aspects of law enforcement driving along with human/ physiological factors involved in responding to emergencies. Students will use OPOTA vehicles that are equipped with added safety features to perform dynamic and advanced practical exercises. These vehicles will include police utility vehicles (SUV) if the students drive them on duty. Students may be asked to assist with movement and placement of cones and events. Note: This course is not recommended for remedial or corrective driving students. It is recommended that all attendees be in good physical condition. Helmets will be provided, however students may bring their own DOT certified helmet if desired (no full face or over ear helmets). Foul weather and hot weather equipment is recommended. All students must bring a current driver’s/operator’s license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal type footwear. Face coverings may also be required as directed.
Driving: Advanced Dynamic Vehicle Operations Aug 1, 2023 - Aug 3, 2023 05-569-23-02 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $475 $550 6 /16 Register
This three day, advanced course provides students with the knowledge, skills and behaviors unique to the emergency response and pursuit situation. Students will be trained and tested on numerous steering and braking applications, collision avoidance, skid recovery, line-of-travel driving, cornering/ apexing methods, appropriate communications behaviors, and emergency/ pursuit driving across multiple events encompassing the entire driving facility. Students will participate in actual pursuit driving and emergency response scenarios at speed. Additionally, students are trained in liability/ legal aspects of law enforcement driving along with human/ physiological factors involved in responding to emergencies. Students will use OPOTA vehicles that are equipped with added safety features to perform dynamic and advanced practical exercises. These vehicles will include police utility vehicles (SUV) if the students drive them on duty. Students may be asked to assist with movement and placement of cones and events. Note: This course is not recommended for remedial or corrective driving students. It is recommended that all attendees be in good physical condition. Helmets will be provided, however students may bring their own DOT certified helmet if desired (no full face or over ear helmets). Foul weather and hot weather equipment is recommended. All students must bring a current driver’s/operator’s license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal type footwear. Face coverings may also be required as directed.
Driving: Advanced Dynamic Vehicle Operations Sep 26, 2023 - Sep 28, 2023 05-569-23-03 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $475 $550 11 /16 Register
This three day, advanced course provides students with the knowledge, skills and behaviors unique to the emergency response and pursuit situation. Students will be trained and tested on numerous steering and braking applications, collision avoidance, skid recovery, line-of-travel driving, cornering/ apexing methods, appropriate communications behaviors, and emergency/ pursuit driving across multiple events encompassing the entire driving facility. Students will participate in actual pursuit driving and emergency response scenarios at speed. Additionally, students are trained in liability/ legal aspects of law enforcement driving along with human/ physiological factors involved in responding to emergencies. Students will use OPOTA vehicles that are equipped with added safety features to perform dynamic and advanced practical exercises. These vehicles will include police utility vehicles (SUV) if the students drive them on duty. Students may be asked to assist with movement and placement of cones and events. Note: This course is not recommended for remedial or corrective driving students. It is recommended that all attendees be in good physical condition. Helmets will be provided, however students may bring their own DOT certified helmet if desired (no full face or over ear helmets). Foul weather and hot weather equipment is recommended. All students must bring a current driver’s/operator’s license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal type footwear. Face coverings may also be required as directed.
Driving: Basic Academy Driving Instructor Jun 20, 2023 - Jun 22, 2023 05-418-23-01 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $500 $575 11 /20 Register
This course is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to teach the Driving Unit in the peace officer basic training curriculum. The class also provides the foundation for in-service driver training. Liability issues and other relevant topics will be discussed in a classroom setting. There is extensive practical applications of driving techniques to enable the student to demonstrate competency in driving skills and to instruct others in these techniques. Students will be required to make an in-class/in-car presentation. Students will be required to pass each Basic Academy event with a minimum score of 80% and complete in-car teachbacks with novice drivers. It is RECOMMENDED that each student has successfully completed a Police Driving Course within the previous three (3) years. Previous completion of an Instructor Skills course is not required for attendance, but will prove very helpful. Students will be outside on the driving course regardless of the weather. Foul weather and hot weather clothing is recommended. Students should bring appropriate and professional attire, such as slacks or BDU style trousers and plain or department logo Polo Style shirts. Night exercises are possible at any time. All students must bring a current driver's/operator's license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal type footwear.
Driving: Basic Academy Driving Instructor Aug 8, 2023 - Aug 10, 2023 05-418-23-02 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $500 $575 8 /20 Register
This course is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to teach the Driving Unit in the peace officer basic training curriculum. The class also provides the foundation for in-service driver training. Liability issues and other relevant topics will be discussed in a classroom setting. There is extensive practical applications of driving techniques to enable the student to demonstrate competency in driving skills and to instruct others in these techniques. Students will be required to make an in-class/in-car presentation. Students will be required to pass each Basic Academy event with a minimum score of 80% and complete in-car teachbacks with novice drivers. It is RECOMMENDED that each student has successfully completed a Police Driving Course within the previous three (3) years. Previous completion of an Instructor Skills course is not required for attendance, but will prove very helpful. Students will be outside on the driving course regardless of the weather. Foul weather and hot weather clothing is recommended. Students should bring appropriate and professional attire, such as slacks or BDU style trousers and plain or department logo Polo Style shirts. Night exercises are possible at any time. All students must bring a current driver's/operator's license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal type footwear.
Driving: Dynamic Vehicle Operations Mar 28, 2023 - Mar 28, 2023 05-562-23-01 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $165 $190 16 /16 Register
This one day, driving intensive course will focus on advanced vehicle operations, skid avoidance and recovery, emergency response, vehicle dynamics, and decision making. Students will use OPOTA vehicles to perform dynamic and advanced practical exercises. The vehicles used will also include police utility vehicles (SUV) if the students drive them on duty. Students should bring appropriate clothing in the event of poor weather as most of the training day will be outside of the classroom. Special Needs: Shoes or boots that cover the entire foot are required. No flip flops or backless shoes will be permitted. Helmets may be required at times and will be provided unless the student wishes to bring their own. Face coverings may also be required as directed.
Driving: Dynamic Vehicle Operations May 31, 2023 - May 31, 2023 05-562-23-02 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $165 $190 13 /16 Register
This one day, driving intensive course will focus on advanced vehicle operations, skid avoidance and recovery, emergency response, vehicle dynamics, and decision making. Students will use OPOTA vehicles to perform dynamic and advanced practical exercises. The vehicles used will also include police utility vehicles (SUV) if the students drive them on duty. Students should bring appropriate clothing in the event of poor weather as most of the training day will be outside of the classroom. Special Needs: Shoes or boots that cover the entire foot are required. No flip flops or backless shoes will be permitted. Helmets may be required at times and will be provided unless the student wishes to bring their own. Face coverings may also be required as directed.
Driving: Dynamic Vehicle Operations Jun 1, 2023 - Jun 1, 2023 05-562-23-03 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $165 $190 7 /16 Register
This one day, driving intensive course will focus on advanced vehicle operations, skid avoidance and recovery, emergency response, vehicle dynamics, and decision making. Students will use OPOTA vehicles to perform dynamic and advanced practical exercises. The vehicles used will also include police utility vehicles (SUV) if the students drive them on duty. Students should bring appropriate clothing in the event of poor weather as most of the training day will be outside of the classroom. Special Needs: Shoes or boots that cover the entire foot are required. No flip flops or backless shoes will be permitted. Helmets may be required at times and will be provided unless the student wishes to bring their own. Face coverings may also be required as directed.
Driving: Dynamic Vehicle Operations Jun 26, 2023 - Jun 26, 2023 05-562-23-04 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $165 $190 10 /16 Register
This one day, driving intensive course will focus on advanced vehicle operations, skid avoidance and recovery, emergency response, vehicle dynamics, and decision making. Students will use OPOTA vehicles to perform dynamic and advanced practical exercises. The vehicles used will also include police utility vehicles (SUV) if the students drive them on duty. Students should bring appropriate clothing in the event of poor weather as most of the training day will be outside of the classroom. Special Needs: Shoes or boots that cover the entire foot are required. No flip flops or backless shoes will be permitted. Helmets may be required at times and will be provided unless the student wishes to bring their own. Face coverings may also be required as directed.
Driving: Dynamic Vehicle Operations Jun 27, 2023 - Jun 27, 2023 05-562-23-05 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $165 $190 6 /16 Register
This one day, driving intensive course will focus on advanced vehicle operations, skid avoidance and recovery, emergency response, vehicle dynamics, and decision making. Students will use OPOTA vehicles to perform dynamic and advanced practical exercises. The vehicles used will also include police utility vehicles (SUV) if the students drive them on duty. Students should bring appropriate clothing in the event of poor weather as most of the training day will be outside of the classroom. Special Needs: Shoes or boots that cover the entire foot are required. No flip flops or backless shoes will be permitted. Helmets may be required at times and will be provided unless the student wishes to bring their own. Face coverings may also be required as directed.
Driving: Dynamic Vehicle Operations Aug 24, 2023 - Aug 24, 2023 05-562-23-06 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $165 $190 9 /16 Register
This one day, driving intensive course will focus on advanced vehicle operations, skid avoidance and recovery, emergency response, vehicle dynamics, and decision making. Students will use OPOTA vehicles to perform dynamic and advanced practical exercises. The vehicles used will also include police utility vehicles (SUV) if the students drive them on duty. Students should bring appropriate clothing in the event of poor weather as most of the training day will be outside of the classroom. Special Needs: Shoes or boots that cover the entire foot are required. No flip flops or backless shoes will be permitted. Helmets may be required at times and will be provided unless the student wishes to bring their own. Face coverings may also be required as directed.
Driving: Dynamic Vehicle Operations Sep 18, 2023 - Sep 18, 2023 05-562-23-07 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $165 $190 6 /16 Register
This one day, driving intensive course will focus on advanced vehicle operations, skid avoidance and recovery, emergency response, vehicle dynamics, and decision making. Students will use OPOTA vehicles to perform dynamic and advanced practical exercises. The vehicles used will also include police utility vehicles (SUV) if the students drive them on duty. Students should bring appropriate clothing in the event of poor weather as most of the training day will be outside of the classroom. Special Needs: Shoes or boots that cover the entire foot are required. No flip flops or backless shoes will be permitted. Helmets may be required at times and will be provided unless the student wishes to bring their own. Face coverings may also be required as directed.
Driving: Dynamic Vehicle Operations Oct 30, 2023 - Oct 30, 2023 05-562-23-08 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $165 $190 0 /16 Register
This one day, driving intensive course will focus on advanced vehicle operations, skid avoidance and recovery, emergency response, vehicle dynamics, and decision making. Students will use OPOTA vehicles to perform dynamic and advanced practical exercises. The vehicles used will also include police utility vehicles (SUV) if the students drive them on duty. Students should bring appropriate clothing in the event of poor weather as most of the training day will be outside of the classroom. Special Needs: Shoes or boots that cover the entire foot are required. No flip flops or backless shoes will be permitted. Helmets may be required at times and will be provided unless the student wishes to bring their own. Face coverings may also be required as directed.
Driving: Pursuit Termination Techniques Feb 28, 2023 - Mar 2, 2023 05-359-23-01 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $500 $575 15 /15 Register
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the successful termination of a vehicle pursuit. Students will receive classroom and hands-on practical training in the use of the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT), tire deflation devices, vehicle intercept (Swoop), channeling, and moving/ stationary roadblocks. Legal and liability issues will also be addressed. Specially equipped OPOTA training vehicles will be used. NOTE: This course will also include a night portion. The course hours will be adjusted on day 2 of the course to still allow for an 8 hour training day. The course now also includes police utilities (SUV) for those officers driving them on duty. Students should not attend this course for remedial training. Note: Students should bring foul weather gear. This course requires that students engage in moderate physical activity including but not limited to brief running, lifting and throwing. It is recommended that students are proficient drivers prior to enrollment and are in good physical condition. Helmets will be provided; however, students may bring their own DOT-certified helmet if desired. It is also recommended, but not required, that students have attended a tactical driving course or an emergency vehicle operations course within the past three years. All students must bring a current driver's/operator's license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal-type footwear.
Driving: Pursuit Termination Techniques Mar 21, 2023 - Mar 23, 2023 05-359-23-02 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $500 $575 15 /15 Register
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the successful termination of a vehicle pursuit. Students will receive classroom and hands-on practical training in the use of the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT), tire deflation devices, vehicle intercept (Swoop), channeling, and moving/ stationary roadblocks. Legal and liability issues will also be addressed. Specially equipped OPOTA training vehicles will be used. NOTE: This course will also include a night portion. The course hours will be adjusted on day 2 of the course to still allow for an 8 hour training day. The course now also includes police utilities (SUV) for those officers driving them on duty. Students should not attend this course for remedial training. Note: Students should bring foul weather gear. This course requires that students engage in moderate physical activity including but not limited to brief running, lifting and throwing. It is recommended that students are proficient drivers prior to enrollment and are in good physical condition. Helmets will be provided; however, students may bring their own DOT-certified helmet if desired. It is also recommended, but not required, that students have attended a tactical driving course or an emergency vehicle operations course within the past three years. All students must bring a current driver's/operator's license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal-type footwear.
Driving: Pursuit Termination Techniques Apr 4, 2023 - Apr 6, 2023 05-359-23-03 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $500 $575 15 /15 Register
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the successful termination of a vehicle pursuit. Students will receive classroom and hands-on practical training in the use of the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT), tire deflation devices, vehicle intercept (Swoop), channeling, and moving/ stationary roadblocks. Legal and liability issues will also be addressed. Specially equipped OPOTA training vehicles will be used. NOTE: This course will also include a night portion. The course hours will be adjusted on day 2 of the course to still allow for an 8 hour training day. The course now also includes police utilities (SUV) for those officers driving them on duty. Students should not attend this course for remedial training. Note: Students should bring foul weather gear. This course requires that students engage in moderate physical activity including but not limited to brief running, lifting and throwing. It is recommended that students are proficient drivers prior to enrollment and are in good physical condition. Helmets will be provided; however, students may bring their own DOT-certified helmet if desired. It is also recommended, but not required, that students have attended a tactical driving course or an emergency vehicle operations course within the past three years. All students must bring a current driver's/operator's license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal-type footwear.
Driving: Pursuit Termination Techniques May 23, 2023 - May 25, 2023 05-359-23-04 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $500 $575 15 /15 Register
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the successful termination of a vehicle pursuit. Students will receive classroom and hands-on practical training in the use of the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT), tire deflation devices, vehicle intercept (Swoop), channeling, and moving/ stationary roadblocks. Legal and liability issues will also be addressed. Specially equipped OPOTA training vehicles will be used. NOTE: This course will also include a night portion. The course hours will be adjusted on day 2 of the course to still allow for an 8 hour training day. The course now also includes police utilities (SUV) for those officers driving them on duty. Students should not attend this course for remedial training. Note: Students should bring foul weather gear. This course requires that students engage in moderate physical activity including but not limited to brief running, lifting and throwing. It is recommended that students are proficient drivers prior to enrollment and are in good physical condition. Helmets will be provided; however, students may bring their own DOT-certified helmet if desired. It is also recommended, but not required, that students have attended a tactical driving course or an emergency vehicle operations course within the past three years. All students must bring a current driver's/operator's license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal-type footwear.
Driving: Pursuit Termination Techniques Aug 15, 2023 - Aug 17, 2023 05-359-23-05 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $500 $575 15 /15 Register
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the successful termination of a vehicle pursuit. Students will receive classroom and hands-on practical training in the use of the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT), tire deflation devices, vehicle intercept (Swoop), channeling, and moving/ stationary roadblocks. Legal and liability issues will also be addressed. Specially equipped OPOTA training vehicles will be used. NOTE: This course will also include a night portion. The course hours will be adjusted on day 2 of the course to still allow for an 8 hour training day. The course now also includes police utilities (SUV) for those officers driving them on duty. Students should not attend this course for remedial training. Note: Students should bring foul weather gear. This course requires that students engage in moderate physical activity including but not limited to brief running, lifting and throwing. It is recommended that students are proficient drivers prior to enrollment and are in good physical condition. Helmets will be provided; however, students may bring their own DOT-certified helmet if desired. It is also recommended, but not required, that students have attended a tactical driving course or an emergency vehicle operations course within the past three years. All students must bring a current driver's/operator's license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal-type footwear.
Driving: Pursuit Termination Techniques Aug 29, 2023 - Aug 31, 2023 05-359-23-06 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $500 $575 15 /15 Register
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the successful termination of a vehicle pursuit. Students will receive classroom and hands-on practical training in the use of the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT), tire deflation devices, vehicle intercept (Swoop), channeling, and moving/ stationary roadblocks. Legal and liability issues will also be addressed. Specially equipped OPOTA training vehicles will be used. NOTE: This course will also include a night portion. The course hours will be adjusted on day 2 of the course to still allow for an 8 hour training day. The course now also includes police utilities (SUV) for those officers driving them on duty. Students should not attend this course for remedial training. Note: Students should bring foul weather gear. This course requires that students engage in moderate physical activity including but not limited to brief running, lifting and throwing. It is recommended that students are proficient drivers prior to enrollment and are in good physical condition. Helmets will be provided; however, students may bring their own DOT-certified helmet if desired. It is also recommended, but not required, that students have attended a tactical driving course or an emergency vehicle operations course within the past three years. All students must bring a current driver's/operator's license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal-type footwear.
Driving: Pursuit Termination Techniques Sep 19, 2023 - Sep 21, 2023 05-359-23-07 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $500 $575 15 /15 Register
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the successful termination of a vehicle pursuit. Students will receive classroom and hands-on practical training in the use of the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT), tire deflation devices, vehicle intercept (Swoop), channeling, and moving/ stationary roadblocks. Legal and liability issues will also be addressed. Specially equipped OPOTA training vehicles will be used. NOTE: This course will also include a night portion. The course hours will be adjusted on day 2 of the course to still allow for an 8 hour training day. The course now also includes police utilities (SUV) for those officers driving them on duty. Students should not attend this course for remedial training. Note: Students should bring foul weather gear. This course requires that students engage in moderate physical activity including but not limited to brief running, lifting and throwing. It is recommended that students are proficient drivers prior to enrollment and are in good physical condition. Helmets will be provided; however, students may bring their own DOT-certified helmet if desired. It is also recommended, but not required, that students have attended a tactical driving course or an emergency vehicle operations course within the past three years. All students must bring a current driver's/operator's license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal-type footwear.
Driving: Pursuit Termination Techniques Oct 2, 2023 - Oct 4, 2023 05-359-23-08 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $500 $575 6 /15 Register
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the successful termination of a vehicle pursuit. Students will receive classroom and hands-on practical training in the use of the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT), tire deflation devices, vehicle intercept (Swoop), channeling, and moving/ stationary roadblocks. Legal and liability issues will also be addressed. Specially equipped OPOTA training vehicles will be used. NOTE: This course will also include a night portion. The course hours will be adjusted on day 2 of the course to still allow for an 8 hour training day. The course now also includes police utilities (SUV) for those officers driving them on duty. Students should not attend this course for remedial training. Note: Students should bring foul weather gear. This course requires that students engage in moderate physical activity including but not limited to brief running, lifting and throwing. It is recommended that students are proficient drivers prior to enrollment and are in good physical condition. Helmets will be provided; however, students may bring their own DOT-certified helmet if desired. It is also recommended, but not required, that students have attended a tactical driving course or an emergency vehicle operations course within the past three years. All students must bring a current driver's/operator's license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal-type footwear.
Firearms and Explosives: Basic Precision Rifle Skills May 30, 2023 - Jun 1, 2023 54-168-23-03 Portage County Training Center 9640 Colt Road Mantua OH 44255 $450 $525 17 /20 Register
This three-day course is the first of a three-part series on the Precision Rifle System. Topics covered in the class include: Basic fundamentals, care and maintenance, zeroing, shooting positions, MOA concepts, MIL concepts and basic optic adjustments. Students must provide a quality Precision Rifle System, sling, and at least 250 rounds of MATCH grade ammunition.
Firearms and Explosives: Court Officer Firearms Basic Training May 2, 2023 - May 11, 2023 04-489-23-01 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $1000 $1150 20 /20 Register
This 6 day, 40 hour course is designed to provide basic semi-automatic pistol training for bailiffs, court security officers, court constables, probation officers, and other applicable court personnel. The training will include weapon manipulation, weapon retention, fundamentals of marksmanship, reloads, malfunctions, multiple targets, use of cover/concealment, and alternative shooting positions. Students will also participate in decision-making training that will include threat identification and force on force scenarios. Note: This course is broken up into 6 days over multiple weeks. There will be 3 consecutive days of training followed by several days off. Then the final 3 consecutive days of training. Any questions regarding the schedule can be sent to aaron.coey@ohioattorneygeneral.gov . Note: Ammunition will be provided. Required Equipment: semi-automatic pistol, duty holster, 3 magazines, magazine holder, eye protection, hearing protection, ball cap, handheld flashlight/holder, and body armor. Students must wear appropriate clothing for possible weather changes. Students must also bring a coat, jacket, sweatshirt, or other long sleeve shirt for use during scenarios.
Firearms and Explosives: Court Officer Firearms Basic Training Sep 5, 2023 - Sep 14, 2023 04-489-23-02 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $1000 $1150 14 /20 Register
This 6 day, 40 hour course is designed to provide basic semi-automatic pistol training for bailiffs, court security officers, court constables, probation officers, and other applicable court personnel. The training will include weapon manipulation, weapon retention, fundamentals of marksmanship, reloads, malfunctions, multiple targets, use of cover/concealment, and alternative shooting positions. Students will also participate in decision-making training that will include threat identification and force on force scenarios. Note: This course is broken up into 6 days over multiple weeks. There will be 3 consecutive days of training followed by several days off. Then the final 3 consecutive days of training. Any questions regarding the schedule can be sent to aaron.coey@ohioattorneygeneral.gov . Note: Ammunition will be provided. Required Equipment: semi-automatic pistol, duty holster, 3 magazines, magazine holder, eye protection, hearing protection, ball cap, handheld flashlight/holder, and body armor. Students must wear appropriate clothing for possible weather changes. Students must also bring a coat, jacket, sweatshirt, or other long sleeve shirt for use during scenarios.
Firearms and Explosives: Police Rifle Carbine Instructor Jul 18, 2023 - Jul 21, 2023 54-129-23-01 Maumee Police Training Center 700 Mingo Drive Maumee OH 43537 $700 $800 20 /20 Register
The Police Rifle/Carbine Instructor Course is physically demanding and directed at officers seeking instructional certification for the police rifle/carbine. This is NOT a beginner's course, so students must be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. Instruction focuses on: firearms safety, administrative procedure, operational procedure, fundamentals of marksmanship, instructional concepts, and correcting shooter error. Additional topics include rifle/carbine maintenance and sight calibration/zero. Be prepared for long days on the range including an adjusted schedule on one of the days to accommodate live fire during low-level light conditions. Participants must pass the OPOTC Patrol Rifle/Carbine Qualification course of fire on the morning of the first day to remain in the class. Each student must provide the following: eye and ear protection, a ballistic vest, a brimmed ball-cap, closed toe shoes, and long pants. Participants may want to also include tactical gloves and knee-pads, but they are not required. Students are required to bring the following equipment: an AR15, M16, or variant, duty pistol, full metal jacket (FMJ) training ammo: 900 rounds for carbine and 200 rounds for duty pistol, a minimum of three magazines for the carbine and three magazines for the pistol, duty belt, holster, magazine pouches, handheld flashlight, and rifle sling. Other range related equipment includes participant's individual medical needs (e.g., rescue inhalers, EpiPens), hydration, and sunscreen. Note: You must successfully complete a semi-auto pistol instructor course before attending this course. This includes previous 2 week, multi-platform courses (i.e., Firearms Instructor & Firearms Instructor: The Big Three). Successful completion of the course satisfies part of the OPOTC weapon specific requirements for the Police Rifle/Carbine Requalification Instructor Certification. PREREQUISITE(S): SEMI-AUTO PISTOL INSTRUCTOR OR 2 WEEK FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR OR FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: THE BIG THREE. Operator level training with the patrol rifle Effective July 1, 2021, all students will be required to score a 100% (20 out of 20) on the state police rife carbine qualification to successfully complete the course.
Firearms and Explosives: Police Rifle-Carbine Instructor May 23, 2023 - May 26, 2023 04-129-23-01 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $600 $700 23 /20 Register
The Police Rifle/Carbine Instructor Course is physically demanding and directed at officers seeking instructional certification for the police rifle/carbine. This is NOT a beginner's course, so students must be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. Instruction focuses on: firearms safety, administrative procedure, operational procedure, fundamentals of marksmanship, instructional concepts, and correcting shooter error. Additional topics include rifle/carbine maintenance and sight calibration/zero. Be prepared for long days on the range including an adjusted schedule on one of the days to accommodate live fire during low-level light conditions. Participants must pass the OPOTC Patrol Rifle/Carbine Qualification course of fire on the morning of the first day to remain in the class. Each student must provide the following: eye and ear protection, a ballistic vest, a brimmed ball-cap, closed toe shoes, and long pants. Participants may want to also include tactical gloves and knee-pads, but they are not required. Students are required to bring the following equipment: an AR15, M16, or variant, duty pistol, full metal jacket (FMJ) training ammo: 900 rounds for carbine and 200 rounds for duty pistol, a minimum of three magazines for the carbine and three magazines for the pistol, duty belt, holster, magazine pouches, handheld flashlight, and rifle sling. Other range related equipment includes participant's individual medical needs (e.g., rescue inhalers, EpiPens), hydration, and sunscreen. Note: You must successfully complete a semi-auto pistol instructor course before attending this course. This includes previous 2 week, multi-platform courses (i.e., Firearms Instructor & Firearms Instructor: The Big Three). Successful completion of the course satisfies part of the OPOTC weapon specific requirements for the Police Rifle/Carbine Requalification Instructor Certification. PREREQUISITE(S): SEMI-AUTO PISTOL INSTRUCTOR OR 2 WEEK FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR OR FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: THE BIG THREE. , & operator level training with the patrol rifle Effective July 1, 2021, all students will be required to score a 100% (20 out of 20) on the state police rife carbine qualification to successfully complete the course.
Firearms and Explosives: Police Rifle-Carbine Instructor Aug 1, 2023 - Aug 4, 2023 04-129-23-02 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $600 $700 20 /20 Register
The Police Rifle/Carbine Instructor Course is physically demanding and directed at officers seeking instructional certification for the police rifle/carbine. This is NOT a beginner's course, so students must be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. Instruction focuses on: firearms safety, administrative procedure, operational procedure, fundamentals of marksmanship, instructional concepts, and correcting shooter error. Additional topics include rifle/carbine maintenance and sight calibration/zero. Be prepared for long days on the range including an adjusted schedule on one of the days to accommodate live fire during low-level light conditions. Participants must pass the OPOTC Patrol Rifle/Carbine Qualification course of fire on the morning of the first day to remain in the class. Each student must provide the following: eye and ear protection, a ballistic vest, a brimmed ball-cap, closed toe shoes, and long pants. Participants may want to also include tactical gloves and knee-pads, but they are not required. Students are required to bring the following equipment: an AR15, M16, or variant, duty pistol, full metal jacket (FMJ) training ammo: 900 rounds for carbine and 200 rounds for duty pistol, a minimum of three magazines for the carbine and three magazines for the pistol, duty belt, holster, magazine pouches, handheld flashlight, and rifle sling. Other range related equipment includes participant's individual medical needs (e.g., rescue inhalers, EpiPens), hydration, and sunscreen. Note: You must successfully complete a semi-auto pistol instructor course before attending this course. This includes previous 2 week, multi-platform courses (i.e., Firearms Instructor & Firearms Instructor: The Big Three). Successful completion of the course satisfies part of the OPOTC weapon specific requirements for the Police Rifle/Carbine Requalification Instructor Certification. PREREQUISITE(S): SEMI-AUTO PISTOL INSTRUCTOR OR 2 WEEK FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR OR FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: THE BIG THREE. , & operator level training with the patrol rifle Effective July 1, 2021, all students will be required to score a 100% (20 out of 20) on the state police rife carbine qualification to successfully complete the course.
Firearms and Explosives: Police Rifle-Carbine Instructor Oct 24, 2023 - Oct 27, 2023 04-129-23-03 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $600 $700 20 /20 Register
The Police Rifle/Carbine Instructor Course is physically demanding and directed at officers seeking instructional certification for the police rifle/carbine. This is NOT a beginner's course, so students must be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. Instruction focuses on: firearms safety, administrative procedure, operational procedure, fundamentals of marksmanship, instructional concepts, and correcting shooter error. Additional topics include rifle/carbine maintenance and sight calibration/zero. Be prepared for long days on the range including an adjusted schedule on one of the days to accommodate live fire during low-level light conditions. Participants must pass the OPOTC Patrol Rifle/Carbine Qualification course of fire on the morning of the first day to remain in the class. Each student must provide the following: eye and ear protection, a ballistic vest, a brimmed ball-cap, closed toe shoes, and long pants. Participants may want to also include tactical gloves and knee-pads, but they are not required. Students are required to bring the following equipment: an AR15, M16, or variant, duty pistol, full metal jacket (FMJ) training ammo: 900 rounds for carbine and 200 rounds for duty pistol, a minimum of three magazines for the carbine and three magazines for the pistol, duty belt, holster, magazine pouches, handheld flashlight, and rifle sling. Other range related equipment includes participant's individual medical needs (e.g., rescue inhalers, EpiPens), hydration, and sunscreen. Note: You must successfully complete a semi-auto pistol instructor course before attending this course. This includes previous 2 week, multi-platform courses (i.e., Firearms Instructor & Firearms Instructor: The Big Three). Successful completion of the course satisfies part of the OPOTC weapon specific requirements for the Police Rifle/Carbine Requalification Instructor Certification. PREREQUISITE(S): SEMI-AUTO PISTOL INSTRUCTOR OR 2 WEEK FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR OR FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: THE BIG THREE. , & operator level training with the patrol rifle Effective July 1, 2021, all students will be required to score a 100% (20 out of 20) on the state police rife carbine qualification to successfully complete the course.
Firearms and Explosives: Precision Rifle Instructor Aug 7, 2023 - Aug 11, 2023 56-492-23-01 Portage County Training Center 9640 Colt Road Mantua OH 44255 $650 $775 18 /16 Register
This course is for the precision rifle operator tasked with training and qualifying other precision rifle operators. Students will be able to teach the fundamentals of this weapon and conduct qualification certification as required by the OPOTC. Topics to be covered include: marksmanship fundamentals; equipment care and maintenance; realistic shooting positions (conventional and unconventional); optic sight adjustments; deployment considerations; firing techniques; and planning and documenting training. Students will be required to pass the state qualification to enter the class, perform student presentations, achieve 100% on the state qualification to exit the class, and pass a written exam. Required equipment: Department issued or authorized precision rifle, sling, magazine or ammo carrier, department issued or authorized sidearm, holster, three pistol mags., mag. carrier, flashlight, body armor, range appropriate clothing, brimmed hat, eye and ear protection. 500 Rounds of match grade ammunition and 150 rounds of pistol ammunition Prerequisites: Basic Precision Rifle Skills (OPOTA) Precision Rifle Operator (OPOTA) , or Precision Rifle Operator (OPOTA)
Firearms and Explosives: Precision Rifle Operator Jun 26, 2023 - Jun 30, 2023 54-501-23-01 Portage County Training Center 9640 Colt Road Mantua OH 44255 $600 $725 18 /20 Register
This course is for the officer wanting to become a Precision Rifle Operator and is part 2 of 3 to become a Precision Rifle Instructor. Topics to be covered include: marksmanship fundamentals, proper gear / equipment, shooters checklist, log books, care and maintenance, realistic shooting positions (conventional and unconventional), optic sight adjustments, operational deployment, firing techniques, development of rifle DOPE, development of hides, camouflage, and the use of cover and concealment. Students can expect to engage targets from 21 feet to beyond 300 yards. Note: This class can be physically demanding at times, and students will be exposed to environment extremes. Proper Range attire is a must. Equipment needed: Department issued or authorized precision rifle, sling, magazine or ammo carrier, department issued or authorized sidearm, holster, three pistol magazines with carriers, range appropriate clothing, brimmed hat and eye and ear protection, 400 rounds of match grade rifle ammunition and 150 rounds of pistol ammunition. Prerequisites: (OPOTA Class) Basic Precision Rifle Skills
Firearms and Explosives: Red Dot Sight Instructor Apr 24, 2023 - Apr 26, 2023 04-008-23-02 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $375 $450 20 /20 Register
This course will familiarize the student with the implementation of red dot sights (RDS) on duty pistols. The course will cover equipment requirements and considerations for duty use, policy examples, sight pictures, sight acquisition, presentations, zeroing, sight reading/ tracking, target transitions, alternate positions, barricade shooting, malfunctions, shooting on the move, and low light engagements. Students will learn how to develop and instruct other students on various topics covered throughout the class. Required Equipment: semi-automatic pistol with red dot sight , duty holster, 3 magazines, magazine holder, eye protection, hearing protection, ball cap, handheld flashlight/holder, weapon mounted flashlight, body armor,night vision goggles (if applicable), and 800 rounds of ammunition. Students must wear appropriate clothing for possible weather changes. PREREQUISITE(S): In order to register for this course, you must have previously successfully completed any one of the following OPOTA courses: OPOTA Semi-auto Pistol Instructor OPOTA 2 week Firearms Instructor OPOTA Firearms Instructor: The Big Three
Firearms and Explosives: Red Dot Sight Instructor Oct 16, 2023 - Oct 18, 2023 04-008-23-01 Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center 49300 Cooper Foster Park Rd. Amherst OH 44001 $400 $475 20 /20 Register
This course will familiarize the student with the implementation of red dot sights (RDS) on duty pistols. The course will cover equipment requirements and considerations for duty use, policy examples, sight pictures, sight acquisition, presentations, zeroing, sight reading/ tracking, target transitions, alternate positions, barricade shooting, malfunctions, shooting on the move, and low light engagements. Students will learn how to develop and instruct other students on various topics covered throughout the class. Required Equipment: semi-automatic pistol with red dot sight , duty holster, 3 magazines, magazine holder, eye protection, hearing protection, ball cap, handheld flashlight/holder, weapon mounted flashlight, body armor,night vision goggles (if applicable), and 800 rounds of ammunition. Students must wear appropriate clothing for possible weather changes. PREREQUISITE(S): In order to register for this course, you must have previously successfully completed any one of the following OPOTA courses: OPOTA Semi-auto Pistol Instructor OPOTA 2 week Firearms Instructor OPOTA Firearms Instructor: The Big Three
Firearms and Explosives: Revolver Instructor Aug 30, 2023 - Aug 31, 2023 04-172-23-01 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $350 $400 20 /20 Register
This course prepares students to function as a revolver instructor. This course covers the unique aspect of the revolver and revolver shooting techniques. This is not a beginners course. Students should have a working knowledge of their revolvers. Students will be required to pass the state qualification course on the morning of the first day to remain in class. Students will need to bring a duty revolver, 700 rounds of ammunition, duty belt, holster, and 2 loading devices. Rain gear, body armor, a brimmed hat, eye and ear protection, water, sun screen, and insect repellent spray will also be needed. Successful completion of the course satisfies part of the OPOTC weapon specific requirements for the Revolver Re-qualification Instructor Certification and/or Basic Training Firearms Instructor. Note: You must successfully complete a semi-auto pistol instructor course before attending this course. This includes previous 2 week, multi-platform courses (i.e., Firearms Instructor & Firearms Instructor: The Big Three). PREREQUISITE(S): Semi-auto Pistol Instructor or 2 week Firearms Instructor or Firearms Instructor: The Big Three Operator level training with the revolver Effective July 1, 2021, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the State pistol qualification to successfully complete the course.
Firearms and Explosives: Select Fire Weapon Instructor Apr 27, 2023 - Apr 28, 2023 06-050-23-01 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $650 $700 17 /20 Register
This course is for officers seeking instructional skills with select fire weapons systems. This class covers firearms safety, administrative procedure, operational procedures and tactical shooting skills. Students will learn to instruct principles that will increase students' speed, accuracy and confidence with a select fire weapon. Additional topics include; rifle/carbine maintenance, accessories, sight calibration/zero, ready and firing positions, automatic firing techniques, shooting on the move, engagements from cover, and weapon transitions. Students will be required to provide a semi auto pistol, duty belt, holster, magazine carrier, 3 magazines and 200 rounds of pistol ammunition. An AR15/M16 variant type, or other select fire weapon, sling, 3 magazine and magazine carrier and 800 rounds of rifle ammunition. Soft body armor and proper range attire. Eye and hearing protection and brimmed hat. Other range related equipment includes participant's individual medical needs (e.g., rescue inhalers, EpiPens), hydration, sunscreen, laptop, and LARGE marker. PREREQUISITE(S): Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor, Rifle/Carbine Instructor or Firearms Instructor: The Big Three
Firearms and Explosives: Select Fire Weapon Instructor Oct 19, 2023 - Oct 20, 2023 06-050-23-02 Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center 49300 Cooper Foster Park Rd. Amherst OH 44001 $750 $800 0 /20 Register
This course is for officers seeking instructional skills with select fire weapons systems. This class covers firearms safety, administrative procedure, operational procedures and tactical shooting skills. Students will learn to instruct principles that will increase students' speed, accuracy and confidence with a select fire weapon. Additional topics include; rifle/carbine maintenance, accessories, sight calibration/zero, ready and firing positions, automatic firing techniques, shooting on the move, engagements from cover, and weapon transitions. Students will be required to provide a semi auto pistol, duty belt, holster, magazine carrier, 3 magazines and 200 rounds of pistol ammunition. An AR15/M16 variant type, or other select fire weapon, sling, 3 magazine and magazine carrier and 800 rounds of rifle ammunition. Soft body armor and proper range attire. Eye and hearing protection and brimmed hat. Other range related equipment includes participant's individual medical needs (e.g., rescue inhalers, EpiPens), hydration, sunscreen, laptop, and LARGE marker. PREREQUISITE(S): Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor, Rifle/Carbine Instructor or Firearms Instructor: The Big Three
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Feb 27, 2023 - Mar 3, 2023 54-022-23-02 Cuyahoga Falls Indoor Range 3497 Wyoga Lake Road Stow OH 44224 $1100 $1225 16 /16 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Student will cover the unique aspect of the semi-automatic pistol and semi-automatic pistol shooting techniques. This is not a beginner's course. Topics include: range management, lead and hearing issues, range safety and analysis, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. Note: This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor for the semi-auto pistol. Students are required to have a good working knowledge of the semi-auto pistol upon entering this course. Note: This course is a prerequisite for all firearms instructor courses. 1,200 rounds of ammunition, a minimum of three magazines, eye/ear protection and appropriate range attire are required. PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. A passing score must be fired on the Pistol Qualification Course on Day 1 to remain in the course. The Pistol Operator Course is strongly recommended prior to taking this course. Laptop computer capable of reading a USB drive with pdf and/or Doc files, markers In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards.
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Mar 6, 2023 - Mar 10, 2023 54-022-22-11 Cuyahoga Falls Indoor Range 3497 Wyoga Lake Road Stow OH 44224 $1100 $1225 16 /16 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Student will cover the unique aspect of the semi-automatic pistol and semi-automatic pistol shooting techniques. This is not a beginner's course. Topics include: range management, lead and hearing issues, range safety and analysis, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. Note: This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor for the semi-auto pistol. Students are required to have a good working knowledge of the semi-auto pistol upon entering this course. Note: This course is a prerequisite for all firearms instructor courses. 1,200 rounds of ammunition, a minimum of three magazines, eye/ear protection and appropriate range attire are required. PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. A passing score must be fired on the Pistol Qualification Course on Day 1 to remain in the course. The Pistol Operator Course is strongly recommended prior to taking this course. Laptop computer capable of reading a USB drive with pdf and/or Doc files, markers In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards.
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Mar 13, 2023 - Mar 17, 2023 54-022-23-03 Cuyahoga Falls Indoor Range 3497 Wyoga Lake Road Stow OH 44224 $1100 $1225 16 /16 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Student will cover the unique aspect of the semi-automatic pistol and semi-automatic pistol shooting techniques. This is not a beginner's course. Topics include: range management, lead and hearing issues, range safety and analysis, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. Note: This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor for the semi-auto pistol. Students are required to have a good working knowledge of the semi-auto pistol upon entering this course. Note: This course is a prerequisite for all firearms instructor courses. 1,200 rounds of ammunition, a minimum of three magazines, eye/ear protection and appropriate range attire are required. PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. A passing score must be fired on the Pistol Qualification Course on Day 1 to remain in the course. The Pistol Operator Course is strongly recommended prior to taking this course. Laptop computer capable of reading a USB drive with pdf and/or Doc files, markers In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards.
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Mar 27, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023 54-022-23-04 Cuyahoga Falls Indoor Range 3497 Wyoga Lake Road Stow OH 44224 $1100 $1225 16 /16 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Student will cover the unique aspect of the semi-automatic pistol and semi-automatic pistol shooting techniques. This is not a beginner's course. Topics include: range management, lead and hearing issues, range safety and analysis, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. Note: This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor for the semi-auto pistol. Students are required to have a good working knowledge of the semi-auto pistol upon entering this course. Note: This course is a prerequisite for all firearms instructor courses. 1,200 rounds of ammunition, a minimum of three magazines, eye/ear protection and appropriate range attire are required. PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. A passing score must be fired on the Pistol Qualification Course on Day 1 to remain in the course. The Pistol Operator Course is strongly recommended prior to taking this course. Laptop computer capable of reading a USB drive with pdf and/or Doc files, markers In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards.
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Aug 21, 2023 - Aug 25, 2023 54-022-23-10 Maumee Police Training Center 700 Mingo Drive Maumee OH 43537 $1100 $1225 16 /16 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Student will cover the unique aspect of the semi-automatic pistol and semi-automatic pistol shooting techniques. This is not a beginner's course. Topics include: range management, lead and hearing issues, range safety and analysis, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. Note: This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor for the semi-auto pistol. Students are required to have a good working knowledge of the semi-auto pistol upon entering this course. Note: This course is a prerequisite for all firearms instructor courses. 1,200 rounds of ammunition, a minimum of three magazines, eye/ear protection and appropriate range attire are required. PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. A passing score must be fired on the Pistol Qualification Course on Day 1 to remain in the course. The Pistol Operator Course is strongly recommended prior to taking this course. Laptop computer capable of reading a USB drive with pdf and/or Doc files, markers In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards.
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Oct 9, 2023 - Oct 13, 2023 54-022-23-05 Cuyahoga Falls Indoor Range 3497 Wyoga Lake Road Stow OH 44224 $1100 $1225 16 /16 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Student will cover the unique aspect of the semi-automatic pistol and semi-automatic pistol shooting techniques. This is not a beginner's course. Topics include: range management, lead and hearing issues, range safety and analysis, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. Note: This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor for the semi-auto pistol. Students are required to have a good working knowledge of the semi-auto pistol upon entering this course. Note: This course is a prerequisite for all firearms instructor courses. 1,200 rounds of ammunition, a minimum of three magazines, eye/ear protection and appropriate range attire are required. PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. A passing score must be fired on the Pistol Qualification Course on Day 1 to remain in the course. The Pistol Operator Course is strongly recommended prior to taking this course. Laptop computer capable of reading a USB drive with pdf and/or Doc files, markers In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards.
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Oct 30, 2023 - Nov 3, 2023 54-022-23-06 Cuyahoga Falls Indoor Range 3497 Wyoga Lake Road Stow OH 44224 $1100 $12525 16 /16 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Student will cover the unique aspect of the semi-automatic pistol and semi-automatic pistol shooting techniques. This is not a beginner's course. Topics include: range management, lead and hearing issues, range safety and analysis, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. Note: This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor for the semi-auto pistol. Students are required to have a good working knowledge of the semi-auto pistol upon entering this course. Note: This course is a prerequisite for all firearms instructor courses. 1,200 rounds of ammunition, a minimum of three magazines, eye/ear protection and appropriate range attire are required. PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. A passing score must be fired on the Pistol Qualification Course on Day 1 to remain in the course. The Pistol Operator Course is strongly recommended prior to taking this course. Laptop computer capable of reading a USB drive with pdf and/or Doc files, markers In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards.
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Nov 13, 2023 - Nov 17, 2023 54-022-23-07 Cuyahoga Falls Indoor Range 3497 Wyoga Lake Road Stow OH 44224 $1100 $1225 12 /16 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Student will cover the unique aspect of the semi-automatic pistol and semi-automatic pistol shooting techniques. This is not a beginner's course. Topics include: range management, lead and hearing issues, range safety and analysis, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. Note: This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor for the semi-auto pistol. Students are required to have a good working knowledge of the semi-auto pistol upon entering this course. Note: This course is a prerequisite for all firearms instructor courses. 1,200 rounds of ammunition, a minimum of three magazines, eye/ear protection and appropriate range attire are required. PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. A passing score must be fired on the Pistol Qualification Course on Day 1 to remain in the course. The Pistol Operator Course is strongly recommended prior to taking this course. Laptop computer capable of reading a USB drive with pdf and/or Doc files, markers In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards.
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Nov 27, 2023 - Dec 1, 2023 54-022-23-08 Cuyahoga Falls Indoor Range 3497 Wyoga Lake Road Stow OH 44224 $1100 $1225 7 /16 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Student will cover the unique aspect of the semi-automatic pistol and semi-automatic pistol shooting techniques. This is not a beginner's course. Topics include: range management, lead and hearing issues, range safety and analysis, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. Note: This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor for the semi-auto pistol. Students are required to have a good working knowledge of the semi-auto pistol upon entering this course. Note: This course is a prerequisite for all firearms instructor courses. 1,200 rounds of ammunition, a minimum of three magazines, eye/ear protection and appropriate range attire are required. PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. A passing score must be fired on the Pistol Qualification Course on Day 1 to remain in the course. The Pistol Operator Course is strongly recommended prior to taking this course. Laptop computer capable of reading a USB drive with pdf and/or Doc files, markers In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards.
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor May 15, 2023 - May 19, 2023 04-022-23-01 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $875 $1000 16 /16 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Students will cover principles of manipulating and shooting the semi-automatic pistol. Topics include: principles of marksmanship, reloads, malfunctions, tactics, range management, range safety, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. This is not a beginner's course. Students will be required to pass a pre-course qualification test for Semi-Automatic Pistol on the first day of the course. Students who fail the qualification after two attempts will dismissed from the course. There will be extended hours for a night shoot. Students should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This course serves as a prerequisite for all other OPOTA firearms instructor courses. Required Equipment: semi-automatic pistol, duty holster, 3 magazines, magazine holder, eye protection, hearing protection, ball cap, handheld flashlight/holder, and body armor. Students must wear appropriate clothing for possible weather changes. PREREQUISITE(S) OPOTC basic semi-auto pistol training In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards. **London courses only - ammunition will be provided**
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Jun 5, 2023 - Jun 9, 2023 04-022-23-02 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $875 $1000 16 /16 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Students will cover principles of manipulating and shooting the semi-automatic pistol. Topics include: principles of marksmanship, reloads, malfunctions, tactics, range management, range safety, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. This is not a beginner's course. Students will be required to pass a pre-course qualification test for Semi-Automatic Pistol on the first day of the course. Students who fail the qualification after two attempts will dismissed from the course. There will be extended hours for a night shoot. Students should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This course serves as a prerequisite for all other OPOTA firearms instructor courses. Required Equipment: semi-automatic pistol, duty holster, 3 magazines, magazine holder, eye protection, hearing protection, ball cap, handheld flashlight/holder, and body armor. Students must wear appropriate clothing for possible weather changes. PREREQUISITE(S) OPOTC basic semi-auto pistol training In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards. **London courses only - ammunition will be provided**
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Jul 24, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023 04-022-23-03 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $875 $1000 17 /16 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Students will cover principles of manipulating and shooting the semi-automatic pistol. Topics include: principles of marksmanship, reloads, malfunctions, tactics, range management, range safety, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. This is not a beginner's course. Students will be required to pass a pre-course qualification test for Semi-Automatic Pistol on the first day of the course. Students who fail the qualification after two attempts will dismissed from the course. There will be extended hours for a night shoot. Students should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This course serves as a prerequisite for all other OPOTA firearms instructor courses. Required Equipment: semi-automatic pistol, duty holster, 3 magazines, magazine holder, eye protection, hearing protection, ball cap, handheld flashlight/holder, and body armor. Students must wear appropriate clothing for possible weather changes. PREREQUISITE(S) OPOTC basic semi-auto pistol training In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards. **London courses only - ammunition will be provided**
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Sep 18, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023 04-022-23-04 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $875 $1000 16 /16 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Students will cover principles of manipulating and shooting the semi-automatic pistol. Topics include: principles of marksmanship, reloads, malfunctions, tactics, range management, range safety, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. This is not a beginner's course. Students will be required to pass a pre-course qualification test for Semi-Automatic Pistol on the first day of the course. Students who fail the qualification after two attempts will dismissed from the course. There will be extended hours for a night shoot. Students should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This course serves as a prerequisite for all other OPOTA firearms instructor courses. Required Equipment: semi-automatic pistol, duty holster, 3 magazines, magazine holder, eye protection, hearing protection, ball cap, handheld flashlight/holder, and body armor. Students must wear appropriate clothing for possible weather changes. PREREQUISITE(S) OPOTC basic semi-auto pistol training In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards. **London courses only - ammunition will be provided**
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Oct 2, 2023 - Oct 6, 2023 04-022-23-05 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $875 $1000 16 /16 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Students will cover principles of manipulating and shooting the semi-automatic pistol. Topics include: principles of marksmanship, reloads, malfunctions, tactics, range management, range safety, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. This is not a beginner's course. Students will be required to pass a pre-course qualification test for Semi-Automatic Pistol on the first day of the course. Students who fail the qualification after two attempts will dismissed from the course. There will be extended hours for a night shoot. Students should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This course serves as a prerequisite for all other OPOTA firearms instructor courses. Required Equipment: semi-automatic pistol, duty holster, 3 magazines, magazine holder, eye protection, hearing protection, ball cap, handheld flashlight/holder, and body armor. Students must wear appropriate clothing for possible weather changes. PREREQUISITE(S) OPOTC basic semi-auto pistol training In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards. **London courses only - ammunition will be provided**
Firearms and Explosives: Shotgun Instructor Jun 21, 2023 - Jun 23, 2023 04-009-23-01 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $475 $550 22 /20 Register
This course prepares the student to function as a shotgun instructor. Instruction covers firearms safety, operational procedure, correction of shooting errors, shooting skills, and instructional concepts. Additional topics include: ready positions, conditions of the shotgun, shooting positions, shooting on the move, barricades, malfunctions, and transition drills. Participants must pass the OPOTC Shotgun Qualification course of fire the morning of day one to continue the class. Each student must provide the following Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): eye and ear protection, a ballistic vest (external or concealable), a brimmed ball-cap, closed toe shoes, and long pants. Participants may also want to include tactical gloves, knee-pads, and a shooting mat for their PPE, but they are not required. Students are required to bring the following equipment: shotgun, duty pistol, 750 buckshot rounds, (250 must be duty buckshot, 500 can be any other buck or birdshot target load) 100 slug rounds, 200 pistol rounds, three magazines for the pistol, duty belt, holster, magazine pouches, handheld flashlight, and other range related equipment which includes participant's individual medical equipment (rescue inhalers, EpiPens, etc.), water bottle, and sunscreen. Participants are strongly recommended to have a weapon mounted light. A sling on the shotgun is required. Students are encouraged to bring more than one shotgun. Note: You must successfully complete a semi-auto pistol instructor course before attending this course. This includes previous 2 week, multi-platform courses (i.e., Firearms Instructor & Firearms Instructor: The Big Three). Successful completion of the course satisfies part of the OPOTC weapon specific requirements for the Shotgun Requalification Instructor Certification and/or Basic Training Firearms Instructor. PREREQUISITE(S): SEMI-AUTO PISTOL INSTRUCTOR OR 2 WEEK FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR OR FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: THE BIG THREE. Student must have operator level training with the shotgun - must be able to qualify on Day one
Firearms and Explosives: Shotgun Instructor Aug 15, 2023 - Aug 17, 2023 04-009-23-02 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $475 $550 20 /20 Register
This course prepares the student to function as a shotgun instructor. Instruction covers firearms safety, operational procedure, correction of shooting errors, shooting skills, and instructional concepts. Additional topics include: ready positions, conditions of the shotgun, shooting positions, shooting on the move, barricades, malfunctions, and transition drills. Participants must pass the OPOTC Shotgun Qualification course of fire the morning of day one to continue the class. Each student must provide the following Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): eye and ear protection, a ballistic vest (external or concealable), a brimmed ball-cap, closed toe shoes, and long pants. Participants may also want to include tactical gloves, knee-pads, and a shooting mat for their PPE, but they are not required. Students are required to bring the following equipment: shotgun, duty pistol, 750 buckshot rounds, (250 must be duty buckshot, 500 can be any other buck or birdshot target load) 100 slug rounds, 200 pistol rounds, three magazines for the pistol, duty belt, holster, magazine pouches, handheld flashlight, and other range related equipment which includes participant's individual medical equipment (rescue inhalers, EpiPens, etc.), water bottle, and sunscreen. Participants are strongly recommended to have a weapon mounted light. A sling on the shotgun is required. Students are encouraged to bring more than one shotgun. Note: You must successfully complete a semi-auto pistol instructor course before attending this course. This includes previous 2 week, multi-platform courses (i.e., Firearms Instructor & Firearms Instructor: The Big Three). Successful completion of the course satisfies part of the OPOTC weapon specific requirements for the Shotgun Requalification Instructor Certification and/or Basic Training Firearms Instructor. PREREQUISITE(S): SEMI-AUTO PISTOL INSTRUCTOR OR 2 WEEK FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR OR FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: THE BIG THREE. Student must have operator level training with the shotgun - must be able to qualify on Day one
Fitness and Wellness: Physical Fitness Specialist Apr 17, 2023 - Apr 22, 2023 06-033-23-03 Kent State University, Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Ave., Room 202 & 211, Student Services Building, Warr $600 $725 11 /20 Register
Physical Fitness Specialist trains personnel to establish a fitness/wellness program for their agency. Fitness assessments and standards for new employees in terms of validity and liability, how to build a progressive program that is safe and effective, nutrition, and medical screening are just a few of the topics discussed in the course. Instructing tips will be gained through hands-on breakout sessions throughout the week. This course fulfills one of the requirements for approval as a fitness instructor for Peace Officer Basic Training. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: This is a physical course and students must be fit for duty. Bring clothing for physical activities each day. Bring a laptop because all course materials will be provided on a flash drive.
Human Relations: Interacting with Special Needs Populations: Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder Jun 20, 2023 - Jun 20, 2023 02-231-23-01 Lorain Cty Community College, 1005 North Abbe Rd. Elyria OH, 44035, Park- lot 6, Classroom iLoft 223 $125 $150 0 /24 Register
This course will provide law enforcement officers with a working knowledge of the wide variety of behaviors people with disabilities, specifically adult Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), can exhibit in emergency situations. This knowledge will allow officers to identify ASD behavioral characteristics during a crisis and employ appropriate de-escalation techniques to promote safe outcomes.Moreover, this training has broad application and can be effective when interacting with individuals other than those with ASD.
Human Relations: What You Do Matters Apr 25, 2023 - Apr 25, 2023 01-100-23-01 OPOTA Main Academy, Room 158, London, Ohio $0 $0 1 /60 Register
"What You Do Matters" examines policing within the legal and political framework of Nazi Germany-- a journey that eventually turned those who should protect life and liberty into those who intimidated, humiliated, deported, and eventually murdered millions of innocent people. Using historical images and stories from the Holocaust, trained facilitators engage students in a dialogue about the role of law enforcement in today's communities and the importance of core values in ensuring the integrity and vibrancy of democracy. Please note: There are three (3) separate 3-hour seminars and enrollment is limited to 60 students for each seminar. Course 01-100-23-01 April 25, 2023 (0900 - 1200), 01-100-23-02 April 25, 2023 (1300-1600), 01-100-23-03 April 26,2023 (0900-1200)
Human Relations: What You Do Matters Apr 25, 2023 - Apr 25, 2023 01-100-23-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $0 $0 3 /60 Register
"What You Do Matters" examines policing within the legal and political framework of Nazi Germany-- a journey that eventually turned those who should protect life and liberty into those who intimidated, humiliated, deported, and eventually murdered millions of innocent people. Using historical images and stories from the Holocaust, trained facilitators engage students in a dialogue about the role of law enforcement in today's communities and the importance of core values in ensuring the integrity and vibrancy of democracy. Please note: There are three (3) separate 3-hour seminars and enrollment is limited to 60 students for each seminar. Course 01-100-23-01 April 25, 2023 (0900 - 1200), 01-100-23-02 April 25, 2023 (1300-1600), 01-100-23-03 April 26,2023 (0900-1200)
Human Relations: What You Do Matters Apr 26, 2023 - Apr 26, 2023 01-100-23-03 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $0 $0 4 /60 Register
"What You Do Matters" examines policing within the legal and political framework of Nazi Germany-- a journey that eventually turned those who should protect life and liberty into those who intimidated, humiliated, deported, and eventually murdered millions of innocent people. Using historical images and stories from the Holocaust, trained facilitators engage students in a dialogue about the role of law enforcement in today's communities and the importance of core values in ensuring the integrity and vibrancy of democracy. Please note: There are three (3) separate 3-hour seminars and enrollment is limited to 60 students for each seminar. Course 01-100-23-01 April 25, 2023 (0900 - 1200), 01-100-23-02 April 25, 2023 (1300-1600), 01-100-23-03 April 26,2023 (0900-1200)
Instructor : Blue Courage Academy Apr 3, 2023 - Apr 6, 2023 06-745-23-01 Kent State Univ. Trumbull Student Services Bldg. 4313 Mahoning Ave Warren OH 44483 $800 $900 4 /25 Register
The Blue Courage Academy is a four-day class that teaches attendees to deliver Blue Courage to their agencies. Blue Courage is a leadership development workshop designed for all levels of an organization. It was developed for law enforcement to help deal with everyday stress and increase overall well-being. Blue Courage covers nine topics, including modules on police culture, the nobility of policing, respect, and positive psychology. Those that attend are given the necessary supporting materials to successfully teach Blue Courage and positively impact other law enforcement professionals.
Instructor : Building Search Instructor Mar 14, 2023 - Mar 16, 2023 05-700-23-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $375 $450 16 /16 Register
Building Search Instructor is a three-day course designed to certify officers as instructors for peace officer basic academies and for their department in-service trainings. This course covers the principles of searching buildings for a warrant service, missing persons, check welfare, business and residential alarms, and active threat situations. Topics will include legal considerations during searches, use of force standards, weapons and flashlight handling, room entry and clearing, hallway and stairway movement, and encountering others during a search. Officers will also be expected to develop and run scenarios, as well as perform teach backs. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Bring duty equipment that you would wear while on patrol and a flashlight.
Instructor : Building Search Instructor Mar 28, 2023 - Mar 30, 2023 05-700-23-03 Mercy Health Joseph Bonacci Training Facility 215 McClurg Road Boardman OH 44512 $375 $450 20 /20 Register
Building Search Instructor is a three-day course designed to certify officers as instructors for peace officer basic academies and for their department in-service trainings. This course covers the principles of searching buildings for a warrant service, missing persons, check welfare, business and residential alarms, and active threat situations. Topics will include legal considerations during searches, use of force standards, weapons and flashlight handling, room entry and clearing, hallway and stairway movement, and encountering others during a search. Officers will also be expected to develop and run scenarios, as well as perform teach backs. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Bring duty equipment that you would wear while on patrol and a flashlight.
Instructor : Building Search Instructor Aug 29, 2023 - Aug 31, 2023 05-700-23-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $375 $450 16 /16 Register
Building Search Instructor is a three-day course designed to certify officers as instructors for peace officer basic academies and for their department in-service trainings. This course covers the principles of searching buildings for a warrant service, missing persons, check welfare, business and residential alarms, and active threat situations. Topics will include legal considerations during searches, use of force standards, weapons and flashlight handling, room entry and clearing, hallway and stairway movement, and encountering others during a search. Officers will also be expected to develop and run scenarios, as well as perform teach backs. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Bring duty equipment that you would wear while on patrol and a flashlight.
Instructor : Instructional Skills (80 hours) Mar 20, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023 56-221-23-04 Scarlet Oaks Campus Public Safety Services 200 Scarlet Oaks Drive Cincinnati OH 45241 $1000 $1250 18 /18 Register
This two week course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. Topics include: instruction in the theories of adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development, student learning objectives, platform teaching skills, facilitative learning, evaluation and measurement, working with problem learners and training aid usage. This is an academically challenging course merging theory and practice. Students will be required to develop and present a 15 minute lesson plan, a 30 minute lesson plan, and a 45 minute course of instruction. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area. Students should be prepared to work an average of 20-30 hours outside of the classroom in the evening and weekends to prepare for classroom presentations. This course meets one of the requirements for certification as a Unit Instructor in Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - approved programs. A pre-course assignment will be sent to students approximately 30 days prior to the start of the course which must be completed and returned to be allowed entrance into the course. Students must bring a laptop capable of using a USB external drive, read PDF and Word files, and create PowerPoint's. Bring a laptop because all course materials will be provided on a flash drive.
Instructor : Instructional Skills (80 hours) Apr 10, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023 56-221-23-07 Clark State College, Business Education Center, Room 109, 100 S Limestone St, Springfield, Ohio 4550 $1000 $1250 12 /20 Register
This two week course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. Topics include: instruction in the theories of adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development, student learning objectives, platform teaching skills, facilitative learning, evaluation and measurement, working with problem learners and training aid usage. This is an academically challenging course merging theory and practice. Students will be required to develop and present a 15 minute lesson plan, a 30 minute lesson plan, and a 45 minute course of instruction. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area. Students should be prepared to work an average of 20-30 hours outside of the classroom in the evening and weekends to prepare for classroom presentations. This course meets one of the requirements for certification as a Unit Instructor in Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - approved programs. A pre-course assignment will be sent to students approximately 30 days prior to the start of the course which must be completed and returned to be allowed entrance into the course. Students must bring a laptop capable of using a USB external drive, read PDF and Word files, and create PowerPoint's. Bring a laptop because all course materials will be provided on a flash drive.
Instructor : Instructional Skills (80 hours) Jun 5, 2023 - Jun 16, 2023 56-221-23-06 Lorain County Community College, 1005 North Abbe Rd., Elyria, Ohio 44035 LLof Building Room 223. Par $1000 $1250 7 /20 Register
This two week course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. Topics include: instruction in the theories of adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development, student learning objectives, platform teaching skills, facilitative learning, evaluation and measurement, working with problem learners and training aid usage. This is an academically challenging course merging theory and practice. Students will be required to develop and present a 15 minute lesson plan, a 30 minute lesson plan, and a 45 minute course of instruction. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area. Students should be prepared to work an average of 20-30 hours outside of the classroom in the evening and weekends to prepare for classroom presentations. This course meets one of the requirements for certification as a Unit Instructor in Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - approved programs. A pre-course assignment will be sent to students approximately 30 days prior to the start of the course which must be completed and returned to be allowed entrance into the course. Students must bring a laptop capable of using a USB external drive, read PDF and Word files, and create PowerPoint's. Bring a laptop because all course materials will be provided on a flash drive.
Instructor : Instructional Skills (80 hours) Oct 9, 2023 - Oct 20, 2023 56-221-23-05 Kent State University Stark, Room 140 $1000 $1250 7 /25 Register
This two week course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. Topics include: instruction in the theories of adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development, student learning objectives, platform teaching skills, facilitative learning, evaluation and measurement, working with problem learners and training aid usage. This is an academically challenging course merging theory and practice. Students will be required to develop and present a 15 minute lesson plan, a 30 minute lesson plan, and a 45 minute course of instruction. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area. Students should be prepared to work an average of 20-30 hours outside of the classroom in the evening and weekends to prepare for classroom presentations. This course meets one of the requirements for certification as a Unit Instructor in Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - approved programs. A pre-course assignment will be sent to students approximately 30 days prior to the start of the course which must be completed and returned to be allowed entrance into the course. Students must bring a laptop capable of using a USB external drive, read PDF and Word files, and create PowerPoint's. Bring a laptop because all course materials will be provided on a flash drive.
Instructor : Instructional Skills (80 hours) Dec 4, 2023 - Dec 15, 2023 56-221-23-03 Kent State Univ Trumbull Student Services Bldg. Rm 202 4314 Mahoning Ave Warren OH 44483 $1000 $1250 10 /25 Register
This two week course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. Topics include: instruction in the theories of adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development, student learning objectives, platform teaching skills, facilitative learning, evaluation and measurement, working with problem learners and training aid usage. This is an academically challenging course merging theory and practice. Students will be required to develop and present a 15 minute lesson plan, a 30 minute lesson plan, and a 45 minute course of instruction. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area. Students should be prepared to work an average of 20-30 hours outside of the classroom in the evening and weekends to prepare for classroom presentations. This course meets one of the requirements for certification as a Unit Instructor in Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - approved programs. A pre-course assignment will be sent to students approximately 30 days prior to the start of the course which must be completed and returned to be allowed entrance into the course. Students must bring a laptop capable of using a USB external drive, read PDF and Word files, and create PowerPoint's. Bring a laptop because all course materials will be provided on a flash drive.
Instructor : Instructional Skills (80 Hours) Feb 27, 2023 - Mar 10, 2023 56-220-23-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $1000 $1250 10 /14 Register
This two week course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. Topics include: instruction in the theories of adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development, student learning objectives, platform teaching skills, facilitative learning, evaluation and measurement, working with problem learners and training aid usage. This is an academically challenging course merging theory and practice. Students will be required to develop and present a 15 minute lesson plan, a 30 minute lesson plan, and a 45 minute course of instruction. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area. Students should be prepared to work an average of 20-30 hours outside of the classroom in the evening and weekends to prepare for classroom presentations. PREREQUISITE(S): Note: This course meets one of the requirements for certification as a Unit Instructor in Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - approved programs. A pre-course assignment will be sent to students approximately 30 days prior to the start of the course which must be completed and returned to be allowed entrance into the course. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Students must bring a laptop capable of using a USB external drive, read PDF and Word files, and create PowerPoint's, and any resource materials and props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement setting
Instructor : Instructional Skills (80 Hours) Jul 31, 2023 - Aug 11, 2023 56-220-23-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $1000 $1250 0 /14 Register
This two week course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. Topics include: instruction in the theories of adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development, student learning objectives, platform teaching skills, facilitative learning, evaluation and measurement, working with problem learners and training aid usage. This is an academically challenging course merging theory and practice. Students will be required to develop and present a 15 minute lesson plan, a 30 minute lesson plan, and a 45 minute course of instruction. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area. Students should be prepared to work an average of 20-30 hours outside of the classroom in the evening and weekends to prepare for classroom presentations. PREREQUISITE(S): Note: This course meets one of the requirements for certification as a Unit Instructor in Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - approved programs. A pre-course assignment will be sent to students approximately 30 days prior to the start of the course which must be completed and returned to be allowed entrance into the course. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Students must bring a laptop capable of using a USB external drive, read PDF and Word files, and create PowerPoint's, and any resource materials and props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement setting
Instructor : Instructional Skills (80 Hours) Dec 4, 2023 - Dec 15, 2023 56-220-23-03 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $1000 $1250 4 /14 Register
This two week course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. Topics include: instruction in the theories of adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development, student learning objectives, platform teaching skills, facilitative learning, evaluation and measurement, working with problem learners and training aid usage. This is an academically challenging course merging theory and practice. Students will be required to develop and present a 15 minute lesson plan, a 30 minute lesson plan, and a 45 minute course of instruction. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area. Students should be prepared to work an average of 20-30 hours outside of the classroom in the evening and weekends to prepare for classroom presentations. PREREQUISITE(S): Note: This course meets one of the requirements for certification as a Unit Instructor in Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - approved programs. A pre-course assignment will be sent to students approximately 30 days prior to the start of the course which must be completed and returned to be allowed entrance into the course. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Students must bring a laptop capable of using a USB external drive, read PDF and Word files, and create PowerPoint's, and any resource materials and props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement setting
Investigations: Death Investigation May 15, 2023 - May 19, 2023 03-359-23-01 Hamilton County Coroner's Office 4477 Carver Woods Drive Blue Ash OH 45242 $650 $850 0 /50 Register
The Death Investigation course has been re-designed and updated. The course will be taught by experienced homicide investigators, coroners, and lab personnel. The course addresses the procedures for conducting investigations of various types of human deaths and the investigator's role throughout the process. The topics being covered in this course will be legal aspects in death investigation, death scene approach and documentation, crime scene response, homicide vs. suicide, victimology, sex related deaths, child deaths, victim identification, drug related deaths, death notification, and the autopsy process. STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND AND VIEW AN AUTOPSY DURING THE COURSE. THIS CLASS IS LIMITED TO SWORN LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL. ACTIVE DUTY CIVILIAN CORONER INVESTIGATORS AND CRIME SCENE TECHNICIANS ARE ALSO PERMITTED TO ATTEND THIS CLASS. NOTE: IF THE REGISTRATION PORTAL RESTRICTS YOU FROM REGISTERING, CONTACT OPOTARegistration@OhioAGO.gov for assistance. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Students must bring a laptop or other device capable of reading a usb thumb drive. Course materials will be distributed via thumb drive.
Investigations: Death Investigation Sep 25, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023 03-359-23-02 Hamilton County Coroner's Office 4477 Carver Woods Drive Blue Ash OH 45242 $650 $850 0 /50 Register
The Death Investigation course has been re-designed and updated. The course will be taught by experienced homicide investigators, coroners, and lab personnel. The course addresses the procedures for conducting investigations of various types of human deaths and the investigator's role throughout the process. The topics being covered in this course will be legal aspects in death investigation, death scene approach and documentation, crime scene response, homicide vs. suicide, victimology, sex related deaths, child deaths, victim identification, drug related deaths, death notification, and the autopsy process. STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND AND VIEW AN AUTOPSY DURING THE COURSE. THIS CLASS IS LIMITED TO SWORN LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL. ACTIVE DUTY CIVILIAN CORONER INVESTIGATORS AND CRIME SCENE TECHNICIANS ARE ALSO PERMITTED TO ATTEND THIS CLASS. NOTE: IF THE REGISTRATION PORTAL RESTRICTS YOU FROM REGISTERING, CONTACT OPOTARegistration@OhioAGO.gov for assistance. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Students must bring a laptop or other device capable of reading a usb thumb drive. Course materials will be distributed via thumb drive.
Investigations: Electronic Surveillance Aug 7, 2023 - Aug 8, 2023 03-430-23-01 OPOTA Main Academy, Room 158, London, Ohio $230 $280 0 /25 Register
This course will cover aspects of conducting electronic surveillance investigations and satisfies the requirements of Ohio Revised Code 2933.64 for certification of investigators who conduct electronic surveillance and wiretaps. This training will be conducted by attorneys and law enforcement officers with extensive wiretap experience. Note: This course is designed for law enforcement personnel eligible under ORC 2933.64 to apply for an Ohio electronic surveillance warrant. Eligible participants must pass a written examination prior to certification. Students will need to bring a laptop.
Investigations: Fire and Arson Investigation Oct 23, 2023 - Oct 24, 2023 53-383-23-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $300 $350 5 /25 Register
Fire and explosion investigations can be complex and challenging investigations due to the extensive damage and scene alterations which occur during these incidents. This two-day course will introduce participants to the systematic methodology utilized by fire investigators conducting a scientific analysis of both fire and explosion incidents. The first day will include an overview of the Scientific Method, basic fire science, the systematic methodology utilized to identify the area of origin and conducting a detailed analysis of potential causes for fire and explosion incidents. The second day of the course will introduce participants to legal issues associated with fire investigations, integrating the fire scene investigation into a traditional criminal investigation, conducting arson investigations, explosion incidents and fire incidents with injuries and fatalities. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Students should bring a laptop or other device capable of reading a usb thumb drive. Course materials will be distributed via thumb drive.
Investigations: Human Trafficking Investigations Mar 20, 2023 - Mar 21, 2023 02-010-23-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $250 $300 25 /25 Register
This course provides a more in-depth look at investigating human trafficking cases. The class will include a "walk-through" of what a human trafficking investigation looks like, challenges it can present, and corroborative evidence that might exist to support the victim's statements. Attendees will learn how to obtain available evidence, unique considerations when working with human trafficking victims, and how to compile all of the information for presentation to the prosecutor.. Relevant ORC codes, admissibility of evidence, and how the investigation translates into a court case will be explored. The importance of a multi-disciplinary team will be demonstrated through the use of a case study. This course will be taught by an experienced prosecutor and a seasoned detective
Investigations: Sexual Assault Investigation Apr 17, 2023 - Apr 18, 2023 03-676-23-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $230 $280 44 /60 Register
This course addresses the role of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)in the investigatory process. It also discusses best practices in interviewing victims and perpetrators, evidence collection, and investigation. Finally, the course will include a block on criminal procedure issues. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Students must bring a laptop or device capable of reading a USB flash drive to class. Course materials will be provided on a USB flash drive.
Investigations: Sexual Assault Investigation Oct 2, 2023 - Oct 3, 2023 03-676-23-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $230 $280 22 /60 Register
This course addresses the role of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)in the investigatory process. It also discusses best practices in interviewing victims and perpetrators, evidence collection, and investigation. Finally, the course will include a block on criminal procedure issues. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Students must bring a laptop or device capable of reading a USB flash drive to class. Course materials will be provided on a USB flash drive.
Investigations: Statement Analysis for the Informed Interview Feb 9, 2023 - Feb 10, 2023 03-730-23-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $300 $350 22 /22 Register
For years officers have been collecting Witness, Victim and Suspect statements, as a matter of routine, and often fail to recognize the importance of what the writer is really conveying or purposely omitting. Through the Statement Analysis process, officers and investigators can gain insight that will prove invaluable in the interview/interrogation phase of the investigation. By analyzing the deliberate words people use, paying attention to the balance of the statement, the strength of their insinuations and a number of other critical factors, the Statement Analysis process will guide our investigators through a deliberate course of questioning. Statement Analysis will change the way our officers and investigators process criminal investigations and will unquestionably lead to a higher clearance and solve rate. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Bring a laptop to class.
Management and Supervision: Correctional Supervisor for Full-Service Facilities May 8, 2023 - May 12, 2023 02-184-23-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $600 $700 4 /25 Register
This course fulfills the training requirements for full-service jail standards, according to Ohio Administrative Code Section 5120: 1-8-18(c), for new or newly assigned supervisors in a full-service facility. The curriculum covers training in legal aspects of jail management, managerial principles, labor relations, and records/information management for the first line supervisor. Bring a laptop with you to class.
Management and Supervision: New Chiefs Training Mar 6, 2023 - Mar 10, 2023 01-509-23-01 Drury Inn & Suites Polaris 8805 Orion Place Columbus OH 43240 $0 $0 35 /56 Register
Pursuant to R.C. 109.804, New Chiefs Training class in mandatory for all newly appointed chiefs within six months of appointment. This class will address the challenges associated with being appointed to the rank of chief and provide an introduction to those critical issues. Subjects include situational leadership, recruitment, hiring and retention, ethics, OHLEG, LEADS and OPOTC requirements to name a few. Guest instructors provided by the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) will provide instruction for this class. This training will be held at the Drury Inn and Suites Polaris in Columbus. We have reserved 20 rooms for Sunday, March 5, 2023, through Thursday, March 9, 2023. The cut-off date for reserving rooms in the group room block is February 1, 2023. The room rate is $122.00/night before taxes. You can reserve a room by going to www.druryhotels.com and entering the group number 10042491 or calling 1-800-325-0720 and using the group number 10042491. Students should bring a laptop to class. All course materials will be provided on flash drives.
Patrol: ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) Mar 13, 2023 - Mar 14, 2023 05-507-23-01 Clark State College, Business Education Center, Room 109, 100 S Limestone St, Springfield, Ohio 4550 $0 $0 4 /35 Register
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) provides officers with general knowledge related to drug impaired driving and promotes the use of Drug Recognition Experts (DRE). Law enforcement officers will learn to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired driving crashes. The ARIDE program stresses the importance of the signs and symptoms of the seven drug categories. Officers attending this course will receive an update/refresher of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFSTs) and must successfully pass an SFST proficiency evaluation. This training also promotes interaction with representatives from the state's prosecution community who are encouraged to attend. The instructors for this course are all Ohio DRE certified instructors. PREREQUISITE(S): Officer must have had NHTSA SFST training or ADAP. OUT OF STATE OFFICER COST: $250.00
Patrol: ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) May 22, 2023 - May 23, 2023 05-507-23-03 Lorain Cty Community College Iloft Bldg # 223 park in lot 6 1005 Abbe Road Elyria OH 44035 $0 $0 14 /30 Register
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) provides officers with general knowledge related to drug impaired driving and promotes the use of Drug Recognition Experts (DRE). Law enforcement officers will learn to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired driving crashes. The ARIDE program stresses the importance of the signs and symptoms of the seven drug categories. Officers attending this course will receive an update/refresher of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFSTs) and must successfully pass an SFST proficiency evaluation. This training also promotes interaction with representatives from the state's prosecution community who are encouraged to attend. The instructors for this course are all Ohio DRE certified instructors. PREREQUISITE(S): Officer must have had NHTSA SFST training or ADAP. OUT OF STATE OFFICER COST: $250.00
Patrol: ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) Jul 10, 2023 - Jul 11, 2023 05-507-23-05 Scarlet Oaks Campus, Community Room 802 ABC, 300 Scarlet Oaks Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45241 $0 $0 2 /26 Register
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) provides officers with general knowledge related to drug impaired driving and promotes the use of Drug Recognition Experts (DRE). Law enforcement officers will learn to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired driving crashes. The ARIDE program stresses the importance of the signs and symptoms of the seven drug categories. Officers attending this course will receive an update/refresher of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFSTs) and must successfully pass an SFST proficiency evaluation. This training also promotes interaction with representatives from the state's prosecution community who are encouraged to attend. The instructors for this course are all Ohio DRE certified instructors. PREREQUISITE(S): Officer must have had NHTSA SFST training or ADAP. OUT OF STATE OFFICER COST: $250.00
Patrol: ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) Aug 21, 2023 - Aug 22, 2023 05-507-23-02 Clark State College, Business Education Center, Room 109, 100 S Limestone St, Springfield, Ohio 4550 $0 $0 2 /35 Register
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) provides officers with general knowledge related to drug impaired driving and promotes the use of Drug Recognition Experts (DRE). Law enforcement officers will learn to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired driving crashes. The ARIDE program stresses the importance of the signs and symptoms of the seven drug categories. Officers attending this course will receive an update/refresher of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFSTs) and must successfully pass an SFST proficiency evaluation. This training also promotes interaction with representatives from the state's prosecution community who are encouraged to attend. The instructors for this course are all Ohio DRE certified instructors. PREREQUISITE(S): Officer must have had NHTSA SFST training or ADAP. OUT OF STATE OFFICER COST: $250.00
Patrol: ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) Oct 23, 2023 - Oct 24, 2023 05-507-23-06 Scarlet Oaks Campus, Community Room 802 ABC, 300 Scarlet Oaks Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45241 $0 $0 0 /26 Register
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) provides officers with general knowledge related to drug impaired driving and promotes the use of Drug Recognition Experts (DRE). Law enforcement officers will learn to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired driving crashes. The ARIDE program stresses the importance of the signs and symptoms of the seven drug categories. Officers attending this course will receive an update/refresher of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFSTs) and must successfully pass an SFST proficiency evaluation. This training also promotes interaction with representatives from the state's prosecution community who are encouraged to attend. The instructors for this course are all Ohio DRE certified instructors. PREREQUISITE(S): Officer must have had NHTSA SFST training or ADAP. OUT OF STATE OFFICER COST: $250.00
Patrol: ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) Nov 13, 2023 - Nov 14, 2023 05-507-23-04 Lorain Cty Community College Iloft Bldg # 223 park in lot 6 1005 Abbe Road Elyria OH 44035 $0 $0 7 /30 Register
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) provides officers with general knowledge related to drug impaired driving and promotes the use of Drug Recognition Experts (DRE). Law enforcement officers will learn to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired driving crashes. The ARIDE program stresses the importance of the signs and symptoms of the seven drug categories. Officers attending this course will receive an update/refresher of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFSTs) and must successfully pass an SFST proficiency evaluation. This training also promotes interaction with representatives from the state's prosecution community who are encouraged to attend. The instructors for this course are all Ohio DRE certified instructors. PREREQUISITE(S): Officer must have had NHTSA SFST training or ADAP. OUT OF STATE OFFICER COST: $250.00
Patrol: Field Training Officer (FTO) Program (Ohio Model) Mar 28, 2023 - Mar 30, 2023 05-485-23-01 Kent State Reg Academ Cntr Twinsburg Rm. 136 2745 Creekside Dr Twinsburg OH 44087 $400 $475 20 /20 Register
This three-day course is designed to provide either newly appointed Field Training Officers or veteran FTOs wishing to refresh their skills, insights into training and evaluation principals needed while working with a probationary officer. The class emphasizes the FTO’s role in assisting new officers in applying the knowledge and skills acquired during basic training. The course highlights instructional techniques, leadership, ethics and role modeling to include discussion of adult learning principles. Consistency in evaluation of trainee performance is practiced during realistic scenarios. Group discussions and case study exercises are a focus of student centered learning during facilitated presentations. The lesson is adapted from the San Jose Model/California POST Curriculum and presented from an Ohio legal perspective. Students are to bring a laptop or tablet type computer will an available USB port and .pdf file type viewer (i.e. Adobe Acrobat). Students are also encouraged to bring a current copy of their agency's FTO program.
Patrol: Field Training Officer (FTO) Program (Ohio Model) Jun 6, 2023 - Jun 8, 2023 05-485-23-03 Kent State Univ Stark Science & Nursing Bldg Rm 111 6000 Frank Ave NW N Canton OH 44720 $400 $475 20 /20 Register
This three-day course is designed to provide either newly appointed Field Training Officers or veteran FTOs wishing to refresh their skills, insights into training and evaluation principals needed while working with a probationary officer. The class emphasizes the FTO’s role in assisting new officers in applying the knowledge and skills acquired during basic training. The course highlights instructional techniques, leadership, ethics and role modeling to include discussion of adult learning principles. Consistency in evaluation of trainee performance is practiced during realistic scenarios. Group discussions and case study exercises are a focus of student centered learning during facilitated presentations. The lesson is adapted from the San Jose Model/California POST Curriculum and presented from an Ohio legal perspective. Students are to bring a laptop or tablet type computer will an available USB port and .pdf file type viewer (i.e. Adobe Acrobat). Students are also encouraged to bring a current copy of their agency's FTO program.
Patrol: Field Training Officer (FTO) Program (Ohio Model) Sep 19, 2023 - Sep 21, 2023 05-485-23-02 Kent State Univ Trumbull Student Services Bldg. Rm 202 4314 Mahoning Ave Warren OH 44483 $400 $475 20 /20 Register
This three-day course is designed to provide either newly appointed Field Training Officers or veteran FTOs wishing to refresh their skills, insights into training and evaluation principals needed while working with a probationary officer. The class emphasizes the FTO’s role in assisting new officers in applying the knowledge and skills acquired during basic training. The course highlights instructional techniques, leadership, ethics and role modeling to include discussion of adult learning principles. Consistency in evaluation of trainee performance is practiced during realistic scenarios. Group discussions and case study exercises are a focus of student centered learning during facilitated presentations. The lesson is adapted from the San Jose Model/California POST Curriculum and presented from an Ohio legal perspective. Students are to bring a laptop or tablet type computer will an available USB port and .pdf file type viewer (i.e. Adobe Acrobat). Students are also encouraged to bring a current copy of their agency's FTO program.
Patrol: Field Training Officer (FTO) Program (Ohio Model) Jan 9, 2024 - Jan 11, 2024 05-485-24-01 Kent State Univ. Trumbull Student Services Bldg. 4313 Mahoning Ave Warren OH 44483 $400 $475 2 /20 Register
This three-day course is designed to provide either newly appointed Field Training Officers or veteran FTOs wishing to refresh their skills, insights into training and evaluation principals needed while working with a probationary officer. The class emphasizes the FTO’s role in assisting new officers in applying the knowledge and skills acquired during basic training. The course highlights instructional techniques, leadership, ethics and role modeling to include discussion of adult learning principles. Consistency in evaluation of trainee performance is practiced during realistic scenarios. Group discussions and case study exercises are a focus of student centered learning during facilitated presentations. The lesson is adapted from the San Jose Model/California POST Curriculum and presented from an Ohio legal perspective. Students are to bring a laptop or tablet type computer will an available USB port and .pdf file type viewer (i.e. Adobe Acrobat). Students are also encouraged to bring a current copy of their agency's FTO program.
Patrol: SFST (Standardized Field Sobriety Testing) Instructor Mar 13, 2023 - Mar 17, 2023 06-480-23-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $0 $0 23 /24 Register
Students will be certified to instruct the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommended Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Ohio OVI enforcement course. Course material includes a review of instructor skills, presentation of the OVI curriculum, individual presentation of the material and a written test. Volunteer drinkers are used to test the student's proficiency with the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests during the live drinking session. All teaching materials will be provided to the student. Upon successful completion of the course and BAS certification, the student will be OPOTC certified as a qualified instructor for the Basic SFST courses (Unit 8) taught in Ohio. This is an instructor course and students should have a good understanding and mastery of the administration of the SFSTs prior to coming to the class. A proficiency test on the administration of the Field Sobriety Tests will take place at the beginning of the course that must be passed to complete the course. Applicants must have successfully completed a basic DUI enforcement course (SFST or ADAP). Students should bring a laptop to the class in order to access the course material which will be given on a flash drive. The computer will also be useful in the students' preparation of their teachback. COST IS $500.00 in 2022 and 2023 FOR OUT OF STATE OFFICERS
Patrol: SFST (Standardized Field Sobriety Testing) Instructor Jun 12, 2023 - Jun 16, 2023 06-480-23-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $0 $0 16 /24 Register
Students will be certified to instruct the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommended Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Ohio OVI enforcement course. Course material includes a review of instructor skills, presentation of the OVI curriculum, individual presentation of the material and a written test. Volunteer drinkers are used to test the student's proficiency with the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests during the live drinking session. All teaching materials will be provided to the student. Upon successful completion of the course and BAS certification, the student will be OPOTC certified as a qualified instructor for the Basic SFST courses (Unit 8) taught in Ohio. This is an instructor course and students should have a good understanding and mastery of the administration of the SFSTs prior to coming to the class. A proficiency test on the administration of the Field Sobriety Tests will take place at the beginning of the course that must be passed to complete the course. Applicants must have successfully completed a basic DUI enforcement course (SFST or ADAP). Students should bring a laptop to the class in order to access the course material which will be given on a flash drive. The computer will also be useful in the students' preparation of their teachback. COST IS $500.00 in 2022 and 2023 FOR OUT OF STATE OFFICERS
Patrol: SFST (Standardized Field Sobriety Testing) Instructor Sep 11, 2023 - Sep 15, 2023 06-480-23-03 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $0 $0 7 /24 Register
Students will be certified to instruct the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommended Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Ohio OVI enforcement course. Course material includes a review of instructor skills, presentation of the OVI curriculum, individual presentation of the material and a written test. Volunteer drinkers are used to test the student's proficiency with the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests during the live drinking session. All teaching materials will be provided to the student. Upon successful completion of the course and BAS certification, the student will be OPOTC certified as a qualified instructor for the Basic SFST courses (Unit 8) taught in Ohio. This is an instructor course and students should have a good understanding and mastery of the administration of the SFSTs prior to coming to the class. A proficiency test on the administration of the Field Sobriety Tests will take place at the beginning of the course that must be passed to complete the course. Applicants must have successfully completed a basic DUI enforcement course (SFST or ADAP). Students should bring a laptop to the class in order to access the course material which will be given on a flash drive. The computer will also be useful in the students' preparation of their teachback. COST IS $500.00 in 2022 and 2023 FOR OUT OF STATE OFFICERS
Patrol: SORAT Feb 8, 2023 - Feb 9, 2023 05-555-23-03 Kent State U Trumbull Student Srvcs Bldg Rms 202, 211 4314 Mahoning Ave NW Warren OH 44483 $375 $450 11 /20 Register
Single Officer Response to an Active Threat (SORAT) is an Operator-level course. Topics will include legal aspects of use of force, responding to an active threat (edged weapons, firearms, IED, etc.), movement principles, room entries, officer link-ups, and post incident concerns. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Bring duty equipment (duty belt, vest, flashlight, etc.). This course will utilize Simunition. Do not bring live weapons or ammunition to training. Do bring long sleeve shirts.
Patrol: SORAT Apr 25, 2023 - Apr 27, 2023 05-555-23-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $375 $450 16 /16 Register
Single Officer Response to an Active Threat (SORAT) is an Operator-level course. Topics will include legal aspects of use of force, responding to an active threat (edged weapons, firearms, IED, etc.), movement principles, room entries, officer link-ups, and post incident concerns. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Bring duty equipment (duty belt, vest, flashlight, etc.). This course will utilize Simunition. Do not bring live weapons or ammunition to training. Do bring long sleeve shirts.
Patrol: SORAT May 17, 2023 - May 18, 2023 05-555-23-04 Kent St U Stark 6000 Frank Ave NW, Room 114, Classroom 216 Fine Arts Bldg North Canton OH 44720 $375 $450 9 /20 Register
Single Officer Response to an Active Threat (SORAT) is an Operator-level course. Topics will include legal aspects of use of force, responding to an active threat (edged weapons, firearms, IED, etc.), movement principles, room entries, officer link-ups, and post incident concerns. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Bring duty equipment (duty belt, vest, flashlight, etc.). This course will utilize Simunition. Do not bring live weapons or ammunition to training. Do bring long sleeve shirts.
Patrol: SORAT Sep 26, 2023 - Sep 28, 2023 05-555-23-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $375 $450 17 /16 Register
Single Officer Response to an Active Threat (SORAT) is an Operator-level course. Topics will include legal aspects of use of force, responding to an active threat (edged weapons, firearms, IED, etc.), movement principles, room entries, officer link-ups, and post incident concerns. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Bring duty equipment (duty belt, vest, flashlight, etc.). This course will utilize Simunition. Do not bring live weapons or ammunition to training. Do bring long sleeve shirts.
Patrol: SORAT Nov 14, 2023 - Nov 15, 2023 05-555-23-05 Mercy Health Joseph Bonacci Training Facility 215 McClurg Road Boardman OH 44512 $375 $450 2 /20 Register
Single Officer Response to an Active Threat (SORAT) is an Operator-level course. Topics will include legal aspects of use of force, responding to an active threat (edged weapons, firearms, IED, etc.), movement principles, room entries, officer link-ups, and post incident concerns. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Bring duty equipment (duty belt, vest, flashlight, etc.). This course will utilize Simunition. Do not bring live weapons or ammunition to training. Do bring long sleeve shirts.
Patrol: SORAT for School Resource Officers May 31, 2023 - Jun 1, 2023 05-554-23-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $250 $300 16 /16 Register
This course is geared for School Resource Officers or any other law enforcement personnel whose primary responsibility is working in schools. When a shooting or any active threat takes place at a School, the SRO is likely the first and probable sole responder who must take action immediately. When responding to different threats, they must have tactical awareness regarding hallway movement, room entries, stairways, officer link-ups and post-shooting considerations. This scenario based training will expose Officers to different real life situations and structural layouts that they will have to navigate when responding to an active shooting. The training venue, OPOTA Main Academy, London, is equipped with a gymnasium, hallways, stairs, classrooms, and various other rooms that mimic the characteristics of the layouts in which the trainees actually operate. Protocols and tactics when encountering IED's will also be addressed. PREREQUISITE(S): This course is restricted to sworn law enforcement that are School Resource Officers or whose primary job responsibility is working in schools. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Bring duty equipment (duty belt, vest, flashlight, etc.). This course will utilize Simunition. Do not bring live weapons or ammunition to training. Do bring long sleeve shirts.
Patrol: SORAT for School Resource Officers Jul 11, 2023 - Jul 12, 2023 05-554-23-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $250 $300 16 /16 Register
This course is geared for School Resource Officers or any other law enforcement personnel whose primary responsibility is working in schools. When a shooting or any active threat takes place at a School, the SRO is likely the first and probable sole responder who must take action immediately. When responding to different threats, they must have tactical awareness regarding hallway movement, room entries, stairways, officer link-ups and post-shooting considerations. This scenario based training will expose Officers to different real life situations and structural layouts that they will have to navigate when responding to an active shooting. The training venue, OPOTA Main Academy, London, is equipped with a gymnasium, hallways, stairs, classrooms, and various other rooms that mimic the characteristics of the layouts in which the trainees actually operate. Protocols and tactics when encountering IED's will also be addressed. PREREQUISITE(S): This course is restricted to sworn law enforcement that are School Resource Officers or whose primary job responsibility is working in schools. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Bring duty equipment (duty belt, vest, flashlight, etc.). This course will utilize Simunition. Do not bring live weapons or ammunition to training. Do bring long sleeve shirts.
Patrol: SORAT for School Resource Officers Aug 1, 2023 - Aug 2, 2023 05-554-23-03 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $250 $300 16 /16 Register
This course is geared for School Resource Officers or any other law enforcement personnel whose primary responsibility is working in schools. When a shooting or any active threat takes place at a School, the SRO is likely the first and probable sole responder who must take action immediately. When responding to different threats, they must have tactical awareness regarding hallway movement, room entries, stairways, officer link-ups and post-shooting considerations. This scenario based training will expose Officers to different real life situations and structural layouts that they will have to navigate when responding to an active shooting. The training venue, OPOTA Main Academy, London, is equipped with a gymnasium, hallways, stairs, classrooms, and various other rooms that mimic the characteristics of the layouts in which the trainees actually operate. Protocols and tactics when encountering IED's will also be addressed. PREREQUISITE(S): This course is restricted to sworn law enforcement that are School Resource Officers or whose primary job responsibility is working in schools. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Bring duty equipment (duty belt, vest, flashlight, etc.). This course will utilize Simunition. Do not bring live weapons or ammunition to training. Do bring long sleeve shirts.
Patrol: Stops & Approaches Instructor Mar 29, 2023 - Mar 29, 2023 05-474-23-06 Clark State College, Business Education Center, Room 109, 100 S Limestone St, Springfield, Ohio 4550 $175 $200 11 /20 Register
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach a traffic stops program to in-service personnel and/or basic academy cadets. Classroom time will be devoted to an overview of tactics and discussion of current case law and the Ohio Revised Code as it pertains to common traffic stop encounters. Time will also be used to cover teaching philosophies and techniques. The curriculum mirrors instruction of the basic academy program. The focus of the course is on teaching the program rather than performing the techniques as students. The course includes a classroom teach back as well as a practical teach back. This is an instructor level course. Emphasis is placed on teaching of techniques, knowledge and skills. Students will teach, critique and remediate more than they perform training scenarios. Special Needs: Computer with a USP port
Patrol: Stops & Approaches Instructor Apr 13, 2023 - Apr 13, 2023 05-474-23-01 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $175 $200 24 /24 Register
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach a traffic stops program to in-service personnel and/or basic academy cadets. Classroom time will be devoted to an overview of tactics and discussion of current case law and the Ohio Revised Code as it pertains to common traffic stop encounters. Time will also be used to cover teaching philosophies and techniques. The curriculum mirrors instruction of the basic academy program. The focus of the course is on teaching the program rather than performing the techniques as students. The course includes a classroom teach back as well as a practical teach back. This is an instructor level course. Emphasis is placed on teaching of techniques, knowledge and skills. Students will teach, critique and remediate more than they perform training scenarios. Special Needs: Computer with a USP port
Patrol: Stops & Approaches Instructor May 25, 2023 - May 25, 2023 05-474-23-04 Kent State Univ Stark Science & Nursing Bldg Rm 111 6000 Frank Ave NW N Canton OH 44720 $175 $200 14 /24 Register
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach a traffic stops program to in-service personnel and/or basic academy cadets. Classroom time will be devoted to an overview of tactics and discussion of current case law and the Ohio Revised Code as it pertains to common traffic stop encounters. Time will also be used to cover teaching philosophies and techniques. The curriculum mirrors instruction of the basic academy program. The focus of the course is on teaching the program rather than performing the techniques as students. The course includes a classroom teach back as well as a practical teach back. This is an instructor level course. Emphasis is placed on teaching of techniques, knowledge and skills. Students will teach, critique and remediate more than they perform training scenarios. Special Needs: Computer with a USP port
Patrol: Stops & Approaches Instructor Jul 13, 2023 - Jul 13, 2023 05-474-23-02 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $175 $200 24 /24 Register
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach a traffic stops program to in-service personnel and/or basic academy cadets. Classroom time will be devoted to an overview of tactics and discussion of current case law and the Ohio Revised Code as it pertains to common traffic stop encounters. Time will also be used to cover teaching philosophies and techniques. The curriculum mirrors instruction of the basic academy program. The focus of the course is on teaching the program rather than performing the techniques as students. The course includes a classroom teach back as well as a practical teach back. This is an instructor level course. Emphasis is placed on teaching of techniques, knowledge and skills. Students will teach, critique and remediate more than they perform training scenarios. Special Needs: Computer with a USP port
Patrol: Stops & Approaches Instructor Sep 27, 2023 - Sep 27, 2023 05-474-23-05 Kent State Univ Trumbull Student Services Bldg. Rm 202 4314 Mahoning Ave Warren OH 44483 $175 $200 3 /24 Register
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach a traffic stops program to in-service personnel and/or basic academy cadets. Classroom time will be devoted to an overview of tactics and discussion of current case law and the Ohio Revised Code as it pertains to common traffic stop encounters. Time will also be used to cover teaching philosophies and techniques. The curriculum mirrors instruction of the basic academy program. The focus of the course is on teaching the program rather than performing the techniques as students. The course includes a classroom teach back as well as a practical teach back. This is an instructor level course. Emphasis is placed on teaching of techniques, knowledge and skills. Students will teach, critique and remediate more than they perform training scenarios. Special Needs: Computer with a USP port
Patrol: Stops & Approaches Instructor Nov 16, 2023 - Nov 16, 2023 05-474-23-03 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $175 $200 15 /24 Register
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach a traffic stops program to in-service personnel and/or basic academy cadets. Classroom time will be devoted to an overview of tactics and discussion of current case law and the Ohio Revised Code as it pertains to common traffic stop encounters. Time will also be used to cover teaching philosophies and techniques. The curriculum mirrors instruction of the basic academy program. The focus of the course is on teaching the program rather than performing the techniques as students. The course includes a classroom teach back as well as a practical teach back. This is an instructor level course. Emphasis is placed on teaching of techniques, knowledge and skills. Students will teach, critique and remediate more than they perform training scenarios. Special Needs: Computer with a USP port
Skills Development: Modern Report Writing Mar 3, 2023 - Mar 3, 2023 01-045-23-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $150 $175 16 /25 Register
This course assists report writers and reviewers in preparing accurate, concise, and complete investigative reports. Topics covered will include report organization, grammar, issue-spotting, and communication styles and formats. Additionally this course is required for those interested in teaching Modern Report Writing in the basic academy. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Supplies for taking notes and writing reports. A laptop might also be helpful if you have one available.
Special Response Operations: TMP - Decision Making Under Stress Mar 1, 2023 - Mar 1, 2023 05-721-23-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $150 $175 4 /20 Register
The TMP class fulfills the requirements for Tactical Medical Professionals to complete a scenario training course developed by OPOTA. The class focuses on pre-mission planning, medical threat assessments and providing care to individuals in high threat environments. OPOTA will provide the Simunition weapons, ammo and basic protective equipment (masks, neck, groin and gloves). Listed below is the equipment list students are responsible to bring with them. PREREQUISITE(S): OPOTC approved firearms program or sworn officer Knowledge of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) &/or Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Long sleeve shirt, duty belt, body armor, gloves, medical bags/equipment and any other tactical equipment that you might use.
Special Response Operations: TMP - Decision Making Under Stress Sep 20, 2023 - Sep 20, 2023 05-721-23-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $150 $175 4 /20 Register
The TMP class fulfills the requirements for Tactical Medical Professionals to complete a scenario training course developed by OPOTA. The class focuses on pre-mission planning, medical threat assessments and providing care to individuals in high threat environments. OPOTA will provide the Simunition weapons, ammo and basic protective equipment (masks, neck, groin and gloves). Listed below is the equipment list students are responsible to bring with them. PREREQUISITE(S): OPOTC approved firearms program or sworn officer Knowledge of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) &/or Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Long sleeve shirt, duty belt, body armor, gloves, medical bags/equipment and any other tactical equipment that you might use.
Subject Control: Impact Weapons Instructor Mar 8, 2023 - Mar 9, 2023 06-707-23-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $250 $300 23 /24 Register
This course is designed to qualify students to become Impact Weapons instructors for Peace Officer Basic Training and agency in-service training. This is a vendor-neutral course that offers concepts that apply to expandable, straight, short, and side handle batons. It also includes applications of environmental impact weapons (e.g., flashlight, handcuffs). Topics will include: legal considerations, weapon retention, transitions to other force options, impact weapon skills, drill and scenario development. This is a physical course and the students must be fit for duty. Equipment: Duty gear (including baton and holder), clothing for physical activity, and any other training gear you may need to train safely. (NO LIVE WEAPONS!) All students should have operator level training with an impact weapon.
Subject Control: Impact Weapons Instructor Mar 23, 2023 - Mar 24, 2023 06-707-23-04 Scarlet Oaks Campus Public Safety Services 200 Scarlet Oaks Drive Cincinnati OH 45241 $275 $325 11 /25 Register
This course is designed to qualify students to become Impact Weapons instructors for Peace Officer Basic Training and agency in-service training. This is a vendor-neutral course that offers concepts that apply to expandable, straight, short, and side handle batons. It also includes applications of environmental impact weapons (e.g., flashlight, handcuffs). Topics will include: legal considerations, weapon retention, transitions to other force options, impact weapon skills, drill and scenario development. This is a physical course and the students must be fit for duty. Equipment: Duty gear (including baton and holder), clothing for physical activity, and any other training gear you may need to train safely. (NO LIVE WEAPONS!) All students should have operator level training with an impact weapon.
Subject Control: Impact Weapons Instructor Nov 15, 2023 - Nov 16, 2023 06-707-23-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $250 $300 9 /24 Register
This course is designed to qualify students to become Impact Weapons instructors for Peace Officer Basic Training and agency in-service training. This is a vendor-neutral course that offers concepts that apply to expandable, straight, short, and side handle batons. It also includes applications of environmental impact weapons (e.g., flashlight, handcuffs). Topics will include: legal considerations, weapon retention, transitions to other force options, impact weapon skills, drill and scenario development. This is a physical course and the students must be fit for duty. Equipment: Duty gear (including baton and holder), clothing for physical activity, and any other training gear you may need to train safely. (NO LIVE WEAPONS!) All students should have operator level training with an impact weapon.
Subject Control: Individual Chemical Aerosol Instructor Mar 7, 2023 - Mar 7, 2023 06-481-23-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $150 $175 24 /24 Register
This one day course is designed to qualify students to become instructors in the use of individual chemical aerosol units (e.g., OC). This is a vendor-neutral course that offers concepts and guidelines for initial and in-service training. Topics include: Reasonable use of force considerations, deployment tactics, arrest and control, surviving an aerosol assault, medical considerations, de-contamination procedures, and scenario development. Direct contamination is recommended for first time instructors but NOT mandatory. This is a physical course and the students must be fit for duty. Equipment needed: Duty belt or carrier including holster for chemical aerosols as well as pouches and holsters for weapons students may also be issued, (e.g., Taser, firearms, batons) clothing for physical activity, and any other training gear you may need to train safely. PREREQUISITE(S): All students should have operator level knowledge of chemical aerosol units.
Subject Control: Individual Chemical Aerosol Instructor Nov 14, 2023 - Nov 14, 2023 06-481-23-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $150 $175 24 /24 Register
This one day course is designed to qualify students to become instructors in the use of individual chemical aerosol units (e.g., OC). This is a vendor-neutral course that offers concepts and guidelines for initial and in-service training. Topics include: Reasonable use of force considerations, deployment tactics, arrest and control, surviving an aerosol assault, medical considerations, de-contamination procedures, and scenario development. Direct contamination is recommended for first time instructors but NOT mandatory. This is a physical course and the students must be fit for duty. Equipment needed: Duty belt or carrier including holster for chemical aerosols as well as pouches and holsters for weapons students may also be issued, (e.g., Taser, firearms, batons) clothing for physical activity, and any other training gear you may need to train safely. PREREQUISITE(S): All students should have operator level knowledge of chemical aerosol units.
Subject Control: Subject Control Instructor Apr 3, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023 05-484-23-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $1000 $1250 20 /20 Register
This two week course is designed to certify officers as subject control instructors for agency in-service or basic academy training. To successfully complete this course, students must pass a written exam and be able to demonstrate and teach the principles of subject control. Principles will include legal standards for use of force, documenting use of force and testifying in court, officer mindset, subject approach, striking, takedowns, handcuffing, ground defense, body lock/hold releases, weapon defenses (i.e., weapon retention, shot avoidance, edged and impact weapon defense), and scenario management. Tactics, situational awareness, and critical decision making will be discussed throughout this course. Note: This is a physical course and students should be in good physical condition to participate (i.e., fit for duty). This course is specifically designed for certified peace officers and corrections officers that have been through an approved basic training academy. If you are not one of the previously described officers or if you have limited training and experience in subject control, it is recommended that you complete operator level training prior to attending. Any questions can be sent to Aaron.Coey@ohioattorneygeneral.gov. Equipment required: Duty gear (body armor, holster, handcuffs & key, etc.), clothing for physical activity (indoors & outdoors), and any other equipment you feel you may need to train safely. Check the course dates. Some classes have been split over 3 weeks. For split schedules, there will be a week of training, a week off, and then return to finish the second week. PREREQUISITE(S): There is a pre-course assignment that is required for this course. It will be sent via email 3-4 weeks before the class is scheduled to begin. Students must have an operator level understanding of subject control principles. This is an advanced course and not designed for beginners.
Subject Control: Subject Control Instructor Jun 12, 2023 - Jun 30, 2023 05-484-23-03 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $1000 $1250 20 /20 Register
This two week course is designed to certify officers as subject control instructors for agency in-service or basic academy training. To successfully complete this course, students must pass a written exam and be able to demonstrate and teach the principles of subject control. Principles will include legal standards for use of force, documenting use of force and testifying in court, officer mindset, subject approach, striking, takedowns, handcuffing, ground defense, body lock/hold releases, weapon defenses (i.e., weapon retention, shot avoidance, edged and impact weapon defense), and scenario management. Tactics, situational awareness, and critical decision making will be discussed throughout this course. Note: This is a physical course and students should be in good physical condition to participate (i.e., fit for duty). This course is specifically designed for certified peace officers and corrections officers that have been through an approved basic training academy. If you are not one of the previously described officers or if you have limited training and experience in subject control, it is recommended that you complete operator level training prior to attending. Any questions can be sent to Aaron.Coey@ohioattorneygeneral.gov. Equipment required: Duty gear (body armor, holster, handcuffs & key, etc.), clothing for physical activity (indoors & outdoors), and any other equipment you feel you may need to train safely. Check the course dates. Some classes have been split over 3 weeks. For split schedules, there will be a week of training, a week off, and then return to finish the second week. PREREQUISITE(S): There is a pre-course assignment that is required for this course. It will be sent via email 3-4 weeks before the class is scheduled to begin. Students must have an operator level understanding of subject control principles. This is an advanced course and not designed for beginners.
Subject Control: Subject Control Instructor Aug 7, 2023 - Aug 25, 2023 05-484-23-04 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $1000 $1250 20 /20 Register
This two week course is designed to certify officers as subject control instructors for agency in-service or basic academy training. To successfully complete this course, students must pass a written exam and be able to demonstrate and teach the principles of subject control. Principles will include legal standards for use of force, documenting use of force and testifying in court, officer mindset, subject approach, striking, takedowns, handcuffing, ground defense, body lock/hold releases, weapon defenses (i.e., weapon retention, shot avoidance, edged and impact weapon defense), and scenario management. Tactics, situational awareness, and critical decision making will be discussed throughout this course. Note: This is a physical course and students should be in good physical condition to participate (i.e., fit for duty). This course is specifically designed for certified peace officers and corrections officers that have been through an approved basic training academy. If you are not one of the previously described officers or if you have limited training and experience in subject control, it is recommended that you complete operator level training prior to attending. Any questions can be sent to Aaron.Coey@ohioattorneygeneral.gov. Equipment required: Duty gear (body armor, holster, handcuffs & key, etc.), clothing for physical activity (indoors & outdoors), and any other equipment you feel you may need to train safely. Check the course dates. Some classes have been split over 3 weeks. For split schedules, there will be a week of training, a week off, and then return to finish the second week. PREREQUISITE(S): There is a pre-course assignment that is required for this course. It will be sent via email 3-4 weeks before the class is scheduled to begin. Students must have an operator level understanding of subject control principles. This is an advanced course and not designed for beginners.
Subject Control: Subject Control Instructor Oct 16, 2023 - Nov 3, 2023 05-484-23-05 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $1000 $1250 20 /20 Register
This two week course is designed to certify officers as subject control instructors for agency in-service or basic academy training. To successfully complete this course, students must pass a written exam and be able to demonstrate and teach the principles of subject control. Principles will include legal standards for use of force, documenting use of force and testifying in court, officer mindset, subject approach, striking, takedowns, handcuffing, ground defense, body lock/hold releases, weapon defenses (i.e., weapon retention, shot avoidance, edged and impact weapon defense), and scenario management. Tactics, situational awareness, and critical decision making will be discussed throughout this course. Note: This is a physical course and students should be in good physical condition to participate (i.e., fit for duty). This course is specifically designed for certified peace officers and corrections officers that have been through an approved basic training academy. If you are not one of the previously described officers or if you have limited training and experience in subject control, it is recommended that you complete operator level training prior to attending. Any questions can be sent to Aaron.Coey@ohioattorneygeneral.gov. Equipment required: Duty gear (body armor, holster, handcuffs & key, etc.), clothing for physical activity (indoors & outdoors), and any other equipment you feel you may need to train safely. Check the course dates. Some classes have been split over 3 weeks. For split schedules, there will be a week of training, a week off, and then return to finish the second week. PREREQUISITE(S): There is a pre-course assignment that is required for this course. It will be sent via email 3-4 weeks before the class is scheduled to begin. Students must have an operator level understanding of subject control principles. This is an advanced course and not designed for beginners.