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Best Practices for Managing an Evidence Room

Is your evidence room bursting at the seams? Do you have property you don’t know what to do with? The Evidence Room Management course will address policies, procedures, and internal controls for managing evidence rooms.

7/13/2018

Did You Know?

Earlier this year the Attorney General’s Advisory Group on Unmanned Aircraft Systems issued a report that includes a model law enforcement policy and training recommendations to assist departments in the use of unmanned aircrafts, commonly called drones.

6/11/2018

Dispel Myths About Middle Eastern Culture

Many Ohio communities have growing populations from Middle Eastern countries or with ties to Middle Eastern culture. This course will educate officers on cultural norms and dispel common myths and misconceptions. In addition, participants will learn more about Islam, the religious practice of many people from Middle Eastern nations.

6/11/2018

Learn New Skills for Use-of-Force Situations

Training focused on use-of-force scenarios can help officers be more confident to control high-stress situations as they arise. Mobile Subject Control is a free, four-hour course that builds on lessons taught in last year’s Practical Application of Force course.

6/11/2018

Advanced Dynamic Vehicle Operations

Each year driving accidents are among the leading causes of death for police officers killed in the line of duty. In addition, technology changes in police vehicles mean it is imperative that officers receive training to stay current. 

6/11/2018

Learn About Rights and Resources for Victims of Crime

Many victims of crime are unaware of resources available to assist them. This one-day course, Crime Victims’ Rights and Responsibilities, will provide officers with information about the rights and responsibilities of crime victims and officers.

6/11/2018

Did You Know?

Each year the Ohio Attorney General presents the 2018 Distinguished Law Enforcement Awards at the October Law Enforcement Conference.

5/2/2018

Participate in the Law Enforcement Recruiting Fair

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) will present a law enforcement recruiting fair this summer at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C).

5/2/2018

Using a Duty Knife

The duty knife is a versatile tool carried by many officers for use as a general utility device and, in extreme circumstances, as a backup weapon. This course will offer specific training on when and how to use a duty knife. 

5/2/2018

Enrolling — Unmanned Aircraft Systems Courses

Courses are now available through the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) on small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), commonly called “drones.”

5/2/2018

Learn the Benefits of Self-Care

Law enforcement officers face higher rates of heart disease, cancer, and suicide than the general public. The Blue Courage course works with officers to prioritize their emotional and physical health.

5/2/2018

Now Enrolling — Courses on Drone Safety and Drone Complaint Investigation

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) is now offering courses for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), commonly called “drones.” 

3/15/2018

Learn More About Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is no longer limited to certain areas or cities. Its negative effects can spread through communities, impacting surviving victims, schools, law enforcement, and others.

3/15/2018

Interacting With and De-Escalating the Special Needs Population

When a person suffers a mental-health crisis, law enforcement is often the first on the scene. This course provides resources and training for anyone who may interact with this population.

3/15/2018

Did You Know?

The Ohio Attorney General’s 2018 Law Enforcement Conference is planned for Oct. 25-26 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. 

3/15/2018

Develop as a Tactical Team Leader

New and current SWAT or Special Response Team (SRT) leaders responsible for an entry team or other sub-element of a tactical team will review the responsibilities of a team leader during preplanned and hasty operations. 

3/15/2018

Upcoming Courses on Using ‘Drones’

As more small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), commonly called “drones,” are used as tools in public safety efforts, OPOTA plans to offer more training with this new technology.

2/14/2018

Recognizing and Responding to Methamphetamine Operations

Methamphetamine operations are dangerous to the public, law enforcement, and other first responders who encounter them in the line of duty. 

2/14/2018
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