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Flying While Armed

Officers and departments often need to use air travel while on official business. But before boarding the plane with a firearm, officers must meet certain requirements, including the completion of a U.S. Transportation and Safety Administration-approved course. 


Training a Community

Whole Community Training will provide an opportunity for first responders, emergency management practitioners, government officials, community leaders, and others to collectively prepare for an emergency event. The training is a new approach engaging the private and nonprofit sectors, including businesses, faith-based and disability organizations, and the public.


2017 CPT - additional information and FAQ document

I’d like to provide this follow-up email to further explain and hopefully simplify what is required for next year.  The attached 2017 CPT Directions and FAQ document will further help you and your officers with fulfilling the 2017 requirements.


Training Offers Insight About Trauma Survivors

Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event. A continued exposure to trauma can result in a complex array of social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. By learning about the latest trauma research and related practices, individuals can help trauma survivors experience healing, resiliency, and hope. 


Time Running Out to Complete 2016 CPT

Peace officers and troopers are required to complete 11 hours of Continuing Professional Training (CPT) before Jan. 1, 2017, in order to continue functioning as a peace officer.


Officers Praise Blue Courage

Three Ohio law enforcement officers provide testimonials about Blue Courage in a video released at the Ohio Attorney General’s 2016 Law Enforcement Conference in October.


Advisory Group Issues Pursuit Recommendations

The Ohio Attorney General’s Advisory Group on Law Enforcement Vehicular Pursuits issued its recommendations in a 16-page report released on Nov. 3. 


Dynamic Vehicle Operations

This one-day, driving course will focus on advanced vehicle operations, skid avoidance and recovery, emergency response, vehicle dynamics, and decision-making. 


Empowerment and Productivity

The workplace runs more smoothly when co-workers interact well together. 


Electronic Surveillance

Electronic surveillance can be a useful investigative tool. This course provides training in the legal and technical aspects of wiretapping and other electronic surveillance to satisfy the requirements of Ohio Revised Code Section 2933.64. 


Whole Community Training

Whole Community Training will provide the opportunity for first responders, emergency management practitioners, government officials, community leaders and others to collectively prepare for an emergency event. 


Dispelling Myths & Misconceptions/Interacting With the Middle Eastern Population

OPOTA’s Dispelling Myths & Misconceptions course is designed to give peace officers insight into interacting with people from Middle Eastern countries and those of the Muslim faith.


Certificates to be Self-Print Only

Beginning Jan. 1, in an effort to go paperless, the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy will no longer be printing advanced training certificates. 


Best Practices for Officer Involved Shooting

Because an officer-involved shooting can happen anytime and anywhere, the OPOTA Best Practices for Officer Involved Shooting course should be of interest to departments of any size throughout the state.


Critical Injury First Aid (CIFA) Instructor

A four-hour course offered at OPOTA in London is among the requirements for those seeking to become certified instructors of BAS 7-2: Critical Injury First Aid.


Marijuana Identification

This course is for peace officers involved in narcotics investigations or who require training in marijuana identification. 


Critical Survival Skills for Patrol Officers

This dynamic course for patrol officers blends various disciplines and skills needed to survive surprise violent encounters. 


Counter Ambush Tactics for Law Enforcement

According to the FBI, the second largest circumstance where law enforcement officers were killed between 2001 and 2010 was in ambush situations (22 percent). 

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