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Gaining Surveillance Photography Skills

Taking quality photos during covert operations can be difficult. Students who attend Surveillance Photography will learn how to produce clear, useful photos for investigative work. 

10/9/2018

Staying Safe While Responding to Emergencies

The Responder Training Program (RTP) was developed by responders for responders to promote consistent training. The training focuses on the three objectives of the Traffic Incident Management (TIM) National Unified Goal: responder safety; safe, quick clearance; and prompt, reliable, and interoperable communications.

10/9/2018

Recruiting Fair Planned

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) will present a law enforcement recruiting fair this fall at Sinclair Community College in Dayton.

10/9/2018

Protecting Ohio Together at Law Enforcement Conference

With finite resources and increasingly cunning criminals, law enforcement agencies across Ohio and the nation have to work harder, smarter, and more collaboratively than ever before. At the Ohio Attorney General’s 2018 Law Enforcement Conference, the focus will be on collaboration and partnerships among agencies and departments.

10/9/2018

Did You Know?

Registration is open for the 2018 Ohio Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Conference. 

9/17/2018

Enhancing Training Skills

This eight-hour instructor-enhancement program is designed to help trainers focus not only on content but also on how to train. It challenges instructors to think differently about law enforcement training in an effort to improve officer performance in the field. 

9/17/2018

Recognizing and Responding to Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder

This one-day course is designed to help law enforcement officers increase officer safety and employ appropriate tactics when interacting with individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

9/17/2018

Law Enforcement Recruitment Fair

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) will present a law enforcement recruiting fair this fall at Sinclair Community College in Dayton.

9/17/2018

Preventing Line of Duty Deaths and Injuries

In line with the Below 100 campaign, a training initiative to reduce law enforcement line of duty deaths nationwide to less than 100, this instructor-level course will prepare participants to teach practical ways officers can protect themselves daily. 

9/17/2018

Did You Know?

Registration is open for the 2018 Ohio Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Conference. Conference sessions will be held Oct. 25-26 in Columbus.

8/28/2018

Recognizing and Responding to Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder

This unique, one-day course is designed to help law enforcement officers increase officer safety and employ appropriate tactics when interacting with individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

8/28/2018

Enhancing Training Skills

This instructor-enhancement program is designed to help trainers focus on how to train, not just what to train. It challenges instructors to think differently about law enforcement training in an effort to improve officer performance in the field. 

8/28/2018

Identifying and Securing Digital Evidence

Electronic data is all around us -- in our computers, phones, cars, and appliances. This course will help participants identify where electronic evidence may be found and teach students how to properly secure any evidence they find. 

8/28/2018

Updating PowerPoint Skills

If you’d like to add visual impact to your trainings, speeches, and other presentations, attend this course. Students will get hands-on practice with PowerPoint and learn how to play videos, send files, create animations, and use other features of PowerPoint.

8/28/2018

Did You Know?

Since opening the law enforcement training village on the main campus, the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy is offering new courses specifically designed around the village and training in a realistic environment. While many courses incorporate the village, you can identify the scenario village series by course names that begin with “Scenario Village.”

7/13/2018

New School Safety Efforts

In June, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced increased efforts by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy and Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) to aid educators and law enforcement in preparing for and reacting to a potentially violent school incident. 

7/13/2018

Investigating Complaints About Drones

As unmanned aircraft systems, commonly called drones, become more popular among hobbyists and commercial operators, this course will help law enforcement handle complaints about drones and understand laws that may apply.

7/13/2018

Stay Current on Use-of-Force Issues

Law enforcement officers often have only seconds to decide whether to use force, what type of force to use, and how much. A decision made in seconds can have an impact that will last years. And the force used can have repercussions on the suspect, the officer, the department, and the community. Even if the officer’s force is later determined to be reasonable by the department, the officer may face civil liability in state or federal court. 

7/13/2018
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