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Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy

More from the OPOTA Course Catalogue

6/19/2015
The Attorney General’s Office presents the following regional training opportunities for law enforcement. Register online at www.OHLEG.org or fill out the registration form at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/OPOTARegistration. Most offerings are available at no cost to local departments. Hundreds of courses also are available at the London and Richfield OPOTA campuses and online at eOPOTA.

Legal Update
Course Description: This half-day legal update training will cover recent case and statutory law in the areas of search & seizure, Miranda warnings, and laws of arrest. Hypothetical fact patterns will be utilized to facilitate instruction.

July 9, 2015 ǀ 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
OPOTA Course 03-665-15-01
Centerville Police Department
155 W. Spring Valley Road
Centerville, OH
Cost: Free

July 21, 2015 ǀ 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
OPOTA Course 53-665-15-01
Owens Community College-Center for Emergency Preparedness
30150 Tracy Road
Walbridge, OH
Cost: Free

Sept. 8, 2015 ǀ 8 a.m-12 p.m.
OPOTA Course 53-665-15-02
Quality Inn Sandusky
1935 Cleveland Road
Sandusky, OH
Cost: Free

Nov. 13, 2015 ǀ 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
OPOTA Course 03-665-15-02
Sidney Police Department
234 W. Court St.
Sidney, OH
Cost: Free

Internet Evidence Finder (IEF) Training
H-11 Digital Forensics would like to invite you and members of your team to attend IEF Essentials 3–Day course, designed to provide the participant with a thorough understanding of Internet Evidence Finder (IEF) software and all of its core functions and features. Students of this training opportunity will learn how to better discover and exploit digital artifacts. By utilizing IEF and other digital forensic tools, investigators are more efficient at finding evidence, analyzing data, and presenting their findings.
 
July 13-15, 2015 ǀ 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
OPOTA Richfield
4055 Highlander Pkwy.
Richfield, OH
Cost: $1,995 

Traffic Collision Investigation (Level I)
This course is for officers who investigate traffic collisions. This course will include instruction on human factors, evidence from the vehicles and the roadway, field sketches, measuring, diagramming and photography. Students will learn mathematical formulas to determine speed, time, and distance. Students should be familiar with Ohio crash reporting forms and procedures before attending this course. 
 
July 13-24, 2015 ǀ 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
OPOTA Course 03-415-15-04
Hocking College of Public Safety Services
3301 Hocking Pkwy.
Nelsonville, OH
Cost: See Course Description

H-11 Advanced JTAG Forensics & Cell Phone Repair
H-11 Advanced JTAG Forensics and Cell Phone Repair is five-day training course. Attendees learn the skills required to repair mobile devices and access JTAG connections. With the use of specialized tools included in the H-11 JTAG Kit, investigators are able to perform techniques and methods to bypass device security and perform memory acquisitions.

Course topics cover: disassembly and reassembly, damaged device repair, JTAG access and connections, soldering, molex/flex, jig techniques, pattern lock recovery, JTAG chain management and extraction, physical dump acquisitions from pattern locked Android devices, and device decoding and debugging.

Course tuition includes the H-11 JTAG Kit: RIFF box, JTAG pin finder, soldering & repair tool kit, phone image carver, forensic explorer license (90-day).
 
July 20-24, 2015 ǀ 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
OPOTA Richfield
4055 Highlander Pkwy.
Richfield, OH
Cost: $3,949 

Pursuit Termination Techniques
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful termination of a vehicle pursuit. Students will receive classroom and practical hands-on training in the use of Precision Immobilization Techniques (PIT), tire deflation devices, pursuit intervention techniques, channeling and moving/stationary roadblocks. Legal and liability issues will also be addressed. Specially equipped OPOTA training vehicles will be used.

July 27-28, 2015 ǀ 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
OPOTA Course 05-359-15-04
OPOTA London
1650 State Route 56 SW
London, OH
Cost: $250

Basic Crime Scene Investigation
This course is designed to educate any officer who responds to, processes, or supervises crime scenes, explain current methods and trends in crime scene processing, demonstrate how to secure crime scenes so evidence is not missed or destroyed, explain how laboratory examinations of evidence collected at the crime scene may benefit their cases, show the proper photographs that should be taken at crime scenes, and suggest crime scene processing equipment that can be utilized by officers. (Attendees will receive copies of suggested crime scene documentation paperwork and forms to assist them in creating crime scene processing packets for their agency.)

Aug.  4, 2015 ǀ 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
OPOTA Course 03-675-15-02
Washington State Community College
Center For Business and Technology (CBT) Room 103/105
710 Colegate Drive
Marietta, OH
Cost: Free

Basic Crime Scene Investigation
This course is designed to educate any officer who responds to, processes, or supervises crime scenes. It will also cover current methods and trends in crime scene processing, demonstrate how to secure crime scenes so evidence is not missed or destroyed, explain how laboratory examinations of evidence collected at the crime scene may benefit their cases, show the proper photographs that should be taken at crime scenes, and suggest crime scene processing equipment that can be utilized by officers.

Aug. 18, 2015 ǀ 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
OPOTA Course 03-675-15-01
Owens Community College-Center for Emergency Preparedness
30150 Tracy Road
Walbridge, OH
Cost: Free

Procedural Justice and Legitimacy
Procedural justice is the process used by police officers in which citizens are treated fairly and with proper respect. Legitimacy refers to when a citizen feels that a police officer should be deferred to, complied with, and trusted. The goal of procedural justice and legitimacy is to strengthen the department’s relationship with the community, ultimately improving officer safety and efficiency. It’s as basic as the old adage: It is not what you say, but how you say it. It’s not just about what you do, but how you are doing it.

Procedural Justice and Legitimacy in law enforcement is not just a strategy, but a movement. By fostering an environment where procedural justice principles become standard practice, the department can create an organizational culture that fosters a true partnership with the public and leads to safer work environments.

This course was developed through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academies partnership with the Education and Training Division of the Chicago Police Department, with substantial support from Yale law professors Tom R. Tyler and Tracey L. Meares. Additional cooperation from researchers Dennis P. Rosenbaum, Amie M. Schuck, and other staff from the University of Illinois at Chicago was critical in the implementation of the initial Procedural Justice curriculum.

Sept. 9, 2015 ǀ 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
OPOTA Course 02-342-15-08
The Family Center
1800 N. Blanchard St. Room 117
Findlay, OH
Cost: Free

Sept.16, 2015 ǀ 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
OPTOA Course 02-342-15-09
The Family Center
1800 N Blanchard St. Room 117
Findlay, OH
Cost: Free

Patrol Drug Operations
This is a two-day course for all patrol officers. Topics include the development of street informants, recognition of high risk zones, search methods, and surveillance techniques, along with directed patrol strategies. Course includes descriptions of hidden compartments in vehicles and K-9 deployment, along with observation techniques for drug interdiction within patrol.

Sept. 23-24, 2015 ǀ 8 a.m-5 p.m.
OPOTA Course 53-400-15-03
Owens Community College-Center for Emergency Preparedness
30150 Tracy Road
Walbridge, OH
Cost: $130

Introduction to Energy and Crush
This three-day course will provide officers with additional skills to investigate and reconstruct traffic collisions using energy and crush. Topics covered in this course include energy-based methods and techniques in determining crush and analyzing traffic collisions. Officers will measure vehicle crush and apply mathematical formulas to determine energy, speed, and velocity. Students will need a scientific calculator and will participate in outside exercises. The course is limited to 20 officers.
 
Sept. 29, 2015-Oct. 1, 2015 ǀ 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
OPOTA Course 03-424-15-02
Cleveland Metro Parks Ranger Headquarters
4600 Valley Pkwy.
Fairview Park, OH
Cost: $200 

Tactical Communication
This course covers critical communication skills for those tasked with maintaining their composure during potentially volatile encounters. Some of the topics covered include verbal and non-verbal skills, de-escalation techniques, guidelines for effective verbalization, active listening, and effective questioning techniques. Students can expect to be involved in role-playing as they practice the skills taught throughout the course. 

Nov. 13, 2015 ǀ 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
OPOTA Course 02-226-15-01
Sidney Police Department
234 W. Court St.
Sidney, OH
Cost: Free