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Managing Internal Use-of-Force Investigations

Officers who take this course will receive the information they need to conduct internal investigations accurately and transparently. 

2/14/2018

Did You Know?

“Did you know” that Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Section 108.804 requires all chiefs appointed after Jan. 1, 2018, to attend new chief training within six months?  

2/14/2018

Developing Surveillance Photography Skills

Is it possible to capture identifiable photos of suspects at more than a quarter mile away using only an entry-level photo kit?  Can photographers have enough control of the camera to shoot photos at night without using the flash? Instructors with the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy’s (OPOTA) new Surveillance Photography course will teach students how to produce clear, useful photos.  

2/14/2018

Training a Community

Unfortunately, unexpected and tragic events such as active-shooting incidents and terrorist attacks have become more common, so communities are working to become more resilient.  Whole Community Training helps first responders, emergency management practitioners, and government officials understand their capabilities and weaknesses when collectively responding to emergency events. 

12/28/2017

Interacting With and De-escalating the Special Needs Population

Law enforcement officers are often called in to help on cases where a person is suffering a potential mental-health crisis. This course provides information and training for anyone who may interact with this population. 

12/28/2017

Identifying Marijuana

Peace officers involved in narcotics investigations or who need training in marijuana identification can attend Marijuana Identification.

12/28/2017

Did You Know?

“Did you know” when you attend a course at the academy’s main campus or Tactical Training Center in London, tuition fees include the cost of three meals a day?  

12/28/2017

Coordinating Emergency Response Efforts

Law enforcement, fire, and EMS personnel have distinct roles and areas of expertise, but violence and targeted attacks have made it necessary for the emergency response community to act as one team to stop threats and save lives. 

12/28/2017

Subduing Subjects Without a Gun

This eight-hour course is designed for corrections, probation, or private security officers, and others who do not carry a gun while on duty. Participants will learn various physical techniques to subdue subjects.

11/2/2017

Practice Safety When Dealing With Dangerous Drugs

Even tiny airborne particles of some drugs can be dangerous. Students who attend this free course will review what to do when they encounter drugs during patrol stops and in other situations. 

11/2/2017

Learning About Elder Abuse

Elder abuse cases can be confusing and complicated. Students attending this free, one-day course will gain greater insight and understanding about this multifaceted issue.

11/2/2017

Interacting With and De-escalating the Special Needs Population

Law enforcement officers are often called in to help on cases where a person is suffering a potential mental-health crisis. This course  provides information and training for anyone who may interact with this population. 

11/2/2017

Did You Know?

“Did you know” your agency can now borrow OPOTA simulation and other scenario training equipment for free?  

11/2/2017

POSTPONED Commanders' Conference, Nov. 6 and 13, 2017

Since we began planning these conferences, there have been other projects identified and approved which I’d like to be able to share with you.  They are just not far enough along to share within the next couple of weeks.  To make the best use of your time, we’ll hold off on the November 2017 conference dates and will look more towards the Summer of 2018 to get together.

10/23/2017

2018 Continuing Professional Training (CPT) - 0 hours

The minimum number of hours is based upon funding available for reimbursement.  No funding is available for 2018.

10/6/2017

Understanding Issues Specifically Related to Body Cameras

As body cameras become more prevalent, law enforcement agencies are facing new questions related to policies, procedures, and communication. 

9/8/2017

Understanding Human Behavior and Stress

In October, OPOTA Richfield will host two courses designed to help law enforcement officers understand the dynamics behind human behavior in high-stress situations.  

9/8/2017

Learn From Other Agencies’ Experiences

When law enforcement agencies learn from one another’s successes and difficulties, everyone benefits. 

9/8/2017
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