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Upcoming Trainings & Events

    • 02 Nov 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • 04 Nov 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Spirit Mountain Resort, Grand Ronde, Oregon

    Please join us at this year's training conference and awards banquet on November 2-4, 2016 at Spirit Mountain Resort, Grand Ronde, OR! Click here for full flyer: Flyer.pdf

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    Courageous Leadership
    Travis Yates, SAFETAC

    Thursday, November 3, 2016

    Navigating the Legalities
    Dave Nelson & Kurt Chapman, CIS

    Preparedness and Response for First Responders and Line Supervisors
    Lt. Jerry Drum, Albany PD

    Ethical Wrecks and Resilience: "Officer A"
    Dr. Sherry Harden PsyD.

    Friday November 4, 2016

    Empowering Wellness in Law Enforcement in the 21st Century
    Dr. Robert Douglas

    Registration Information

    • Early Full Conference Registration - $195 (on or before 9/30/16, Includes lunch all three days).
    • Full Conference Registration-$225 (after 9/30/16, includes lunch all three days)
    • Single Day Conference Registration - $125 (Includes lunch).
    • Early Purchase Banquet Ticket - $35
    • Banquet Ticket (At the door) - $45

    Register Now!

    • 04 Nov 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (PDT)
    • Grand Ronde, Oregon
    • 28 Nov 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • 29 Nov 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Washington County Sheriff's Office 215 Adams Hillsboro, OR 97123

    Class Title:

     Basic Background Investigations

    Target Audience:

    Priority seating for Law Enforcement, Corrections, Fire and Communications

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Peace Officers Association and The Washington County Sheriff's Office

    Date and Time:

    November 28th and 29th, 2016  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30-8:00 a.m. Check-in)       


    $130 dollars for current OPOA Members, $155 for non-members (Includes 1 year OPOA membership for qualified applicants)

    Training Location:

    Washington County Sheriff's Office         

    215 SW Adams Hillsboro, OR 97123



    Les Swensen, Washington County Sheriff's Office

    Royanne Mathiesen, Washington County Sheriff's Office

    Assistant County Counsel Paul Hathaway III, Washington County Office Of County Counsel

    Dr. Sherry L. Harden PsyD.

    DPSST Course Number:  16-0819

    Brief Overview:

    Background investigations are a complex process. This two day course will identify the goals, steps, and challenges in conducting background investigations.  Learn about legal issues including ADA, HIPA, confidentiality, due diligence and avoiding liability.  Traditional and on-line tools, resources and techniques will be discussed.  You will learn how to organize an interview and how to utilize listening techniques.  Learn what psychologists will need from a background investigation report.  Applicant and file tracking requirements and legal updates will be discussed as well. 

    Contact Information:

    Avena Glock at (971) 218-7161 or


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    • 05 Dec 2016
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Woodburn Police Department Community Room
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    DOJ Assistant Attorney in Charge of Criminal Appeals Appellate Division Andrew Lavin and DOJ Senior Assistant Attorney General Appellate Division Leigh Salmon will provide an interactive update on recent case law regarding searches and seizures.  Specific topics will include traffic and investigative stops, search warrants, and exceptions to the warrant requirement.  Sgt. Jan Kubic from the Special Investigations Unit of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office will discuss practical approaches that police officers can use to work with that case law.

    In the afternoon DOJ Special Agent Jodi Shimanek will be discussing financial cases and many of the commonly used tools to assist officers and investigators when working any case involving finances.  Special Agent Shimanek will help you hone your skills and make seemingly difficult cases easier to manage.  She will be covering how to obtain bank records (subpoenas, petition/orders of non-disclosure, search warrants), freezing accounts (Temporary Restraining Orders, account seizure), FinCEN-Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and Activity Reports.

    ***This training is for law enforcement only.***

    Contact Kelli Carpenter at or (503) 999-5438 for questions or assistance.

    Cost:  $65 for OPOA members, $85 for non-members (your tuition automatically gives you a one year membership to OPOA for qualified students)

    • 07 Dec 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Independence Police Department Training Room
    • 14

    This course is designed to create and establish a basic concept for dealing with combative subjects.  This is NOT a basic class. The goal is to establish a solid and effective foundation for dealing with combative subjects. Concepts for standup control all the way to ground control and custody will be covered.  These concepts will be accompanied with solid techniques geared specifically towards Law Enforcement and the challenges we face.  

    The trainer, Mike Fleming, has had over 30 years of experience in the fighting arts.  Mike has a passion for teaching and has been a defensive tactics instructor for over 16 years.  Mike is currently employed as a Police Officer with Dallas PD, was with Newberg PD for ten years, and was a Polk County Corrections Deputy for five years.  During his time at Polk County, Mike was a member of the Special Response Team (SRT) for three years.  

    All Law Enforcement welcome- officers, command staff, corrections, and parole and probation.

    No previous training is required to attend or benefit from this course.  Participants must be in good health with no serious or severe injuries.

    The class will run for five hours with quick breaks (0900-1400 hrs).  Students will not break for lunch but are welcome to bring water and light snacks.   Some refreshments will be provided.

    Contact Kelli Carpenter at or (503) 999-5438 for questions and assistance.

    Cost: $65 for OPOA members, $85 for non-members (your tuition automatically gives you a one year membership to OPOA)

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