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Upcoming Trainings & Events

    • February 15, 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • February 16, 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Washington County Sheriff's Office Public Safety Training Center 600 SW Walnut St. Hillsboro, OR 97123
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    Class Title:

    Basic Background Investigations

    Target Audience:

    Priority seating for Law Enforcement, Corrections, Fire and Communications

    Sponsoring Agency

    Washington County Sheriff's Office

    Date and Time:

    February 15-16, 2023, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:45 a.m. Check-in)       

    Cost:

    $250 current OPOA member

    $275 non-member (Includes 1-year OPOA membership for qualified applicants)

    $315 for non-public safety

    Training Location:

    Washington County Sheriff's Office Public Safety Training Center 600 SW Walnut St. Hillsboro, OR 97123

    Instructors:

    Les Swenson

    Washington County Sheriff's Office

    Royanne Mathiesen

    Washington County Sheriff's Office


    Todd Baker

    Background Unit Supervisor, Washington County Sheriff's Office


    Sgt. Blair Barkhurst

    Professional Standards Manager, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office


    Deputy Jeff Denning

    Professional Standards Unit, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

    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, HIPAA, 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:

    Alicia Davis at (970) 412-4544 or training4@opoa.info.

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    COVID-19 Information OPOA will follow the current Covid-19 Measures  

    Parking Information:

     

    Supplies Needed:

     Basic note taking supplies.

    • February 22, 2023
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Washington County Sheriff's Office Public Safety Training Center 600 SW Walnut St. Hillsboro, OR 97123
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    Class Title:

    To Catch A Predator: How to Run A Child Luring Sting

    Target Audience:

    Law Enforcement Only

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Washington County Sheriff's Office and OPOA

    Date and Time:

    February 22, 2023, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (7:45 check-in)

    Cost:

    $150 OPOA Members

    $175 Non-members

    Training Location:

    Washington County Sheriff's Office Public Safety Training Center

    600 SW Walnut St.

    Hillsboro, OR 97123

    Instructor:

    Detective Mark Povolny, Washington County Sheriff's Office

    Mark Povolny is a detective at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, where he has worked since 2010.  He is currently assigned to the Violent Crimes Unit and the Major Crimes Team, as well as serving as a back-up PIO.  Det. Povolny also works with the Washington County Sex Trafficking Task Force.  Det. Povolny has participated in and directed multiple human trafficking operations, covering both adult prostitution and child sex trafficking. Det. Povolny also plans and leads one-day missions targeting child luring.  Prior to his law enforcement career, Det. Povolny was a broadcast journalist (don’t hold that against him!) and will cover how to effectively share the results of these missions to generate public support for your agency.

     DPSST Category: General

    Brief Overview:

    This class will teach you how to set up, plan, and execute your own undercover child luring sting.  These missions can be done on a small or large scale and can be adapted for each agency’s resources.  The public consistently ranks targeting sex offenders and child sex predators as one of their top priorities and the class will cover how to publicize the missions with the media and your community partners. Topics discussed will include which social media sites and apps to set up decoys, undercover chatting, decoy photos, operation plans, arrest plans, search warrants, case studies, prosecution and sharing your success with the public.

    Contact Information:

    Alicia Davis at (970) 412-4544 or training4@opoa.info.
     Covid Information: Covid procedures will be followed.

    Supplies/Prerequisites:

    Not required but if available, bring a smart phone with admin access to install 3rd party applications (ie Whisper, Snapchat, etc).  It can be your department-issued phone if you have admin access but a burner smart phone is preferred.  A computer is also helpful but not required.

    Attire:

    Business casual.

    Lodging Information:

    Available.
    • March 16, 2023
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • WCSO Public Safety Training Center, 600 SW Walnut, Hillsboro OR, 97123
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    Class Title:

    PIO 101

    Target Audience:

    Priority seating for Law Enforcement, Corrections, Fire and Communications

    Sponsoring Agency

    Washington County Sheriff's Office

    Date and Time:

    March 16th, 2023, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:45 a.m. Check-in)       

    Cost:

    $150 current OPOA member

    $175 non-member (Includes 1-year OPOA membership for qualified applicants)

    Training Location:

    WCSO Public Safety Training Center

    600 SW Walnut

    Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

    Instructors:

    Kelsey Anderson is the Public Information Officer for the Tigard Police Department. Prior to joining TPD in 2020, she spent 13 years as a television news reporter at KPTV (Fox) in Portland, KHQ (NBC) in Spokane and KTVZ (NBC) in Bend. As a journalist, she was nominated for four regional Emmy awards. As a PIO, her comprehensive understanding of the media landscape has been invaluable in telling TPD’s story, building the department’s brand and gaining proactive, positive media coverage. She is a Portland native (go, Parkrose) and busy mama to two little girls.

    Danny DiPietro is the Communications Sergeant for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and has over 15 years of Law enforcement experience. Before joining the Sheriff’s Office, Danny received a degree from Oregon State University in Business Administration and a minor in Communications. At the Sheriff’s Office, Danny oversees a team of five PIOs and eight other positions within the Public Affairs Division. Additionally, he issues media releases, manages several social media platforms, and interacts with local and national media related to day-to-day issues that arise from the multiple divisions within the Sheriff’s Office.

    Brief Overview:

    This class will cover the basics of being a PIO for your agency. There will be discussion on the overall duties of a PIO, Oregon Bar Press Guidelines, media landscape and best practices. Other topics covered will be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Nextdoor apps as well as FlashAlert, Canva and other programs that are often used. During class you will write a mock press release that will be reviewed at the training. And lastly, we will conduct mock on-camera interviews to be reviewed.

    Contact Information:

    Alicia Davis at (970) 412-4544 or training4@opoa.info.

    Attire:

    Business Casual

    COVID-19 Information OPOA will follow the current Covid-19 Measures  

    Parking Information:

     

    Supplies Needed:

    *Please bring a laptop or similar, you will be writing mock press releases!  Please register with an email address you can access during training.


    • April 11, 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • April 12, 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Oregon Department of Justice, 2250 McGilchrist St SE, Suite 100, Salem, OR 97302
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    Class Title:

    Simplifying How to Obtain, Review, and Present Financial Records

    Target Audience:

    Law Enforcement Only

    Sponsoring Agency:

    Oregon Department of Justice and OPOA

    Date and Time:

    April 11-12, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:45 check-in)

    Cost:

    $125 OPOA Members

    $150 Non-members

    Training Location:

    Oregon Department of Justice

    2250 McGilchrist St SE, Suite 100

    Salem, OR 97302

    Instructors:

    DOJ Special Agent Michael Korcek 

    DOJ Special Agent Jerry Gorman 

    DOJ Analyst Debra Kenagy 

    DOJ Anaylst Todd Benson 

    DOJ Special Agent Ramon Rodriguez 

    DOJ Special Agent Kelli Crosby

    DPSST Category: Investigations, General

    Brief Overview:

    Instructors will lead students in hands-on training using Microsoft Excel to review actual bank records in a case scenario setting. Students will learn tips and tricks in Excel to maximize the evidence in their financial investigations. Instructors will teach students how to present their findings to a prosecutor with simplified summaries of the financial records.

    This class will feature intermediate level skills however, those with basic skills are encouraged to attend.

    Obtaining Financial Records:

    • Methods to locate Financial records
    • Identifying the correct legal process to obtain financial records
    • Templates of subpoenas, search warrants and other forms will be provided.

    Review Financial Records:

    • Import records into Microsoft Excel

    • Using Excel to ensure records are complete

    Presenting Financial Records:

    • Incorporating data from Excel into police reports
    • Using data to create valuable exhibits
    Instructors will also discuss nuances in elder financial exploitation cases, DOJ support for financial investigations, and provide additional Excel online resources to support students.

    Contact Information:

    Kim Dorn at (503) 586-8828 or training5@opoa.info.
    Covid Information: Covid procedures will be followed.

    Supplies/Prerequisites:

    Familiarity of Excel is encouraged.  Laptop with Excel 2016 or newer and laptop power cord.

    Attire:

    Business casual.

    Parking:

    Please do not park in the spots closest to the front the building.

Past events

January 23, 2023 *Class Full* Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP)
November 18, 2022 52nd Annual Law Enforcement Awards Banquet
November 14, 2022 52nd Annual Law Enforcement Conference
November 14, 2022 VENDOR EVENT 52nd Annual Law Enforcement Conference
October 20, 2022 **CLASS FULL** Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
October 18, 2022 **Class Full** Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP)
October 13, 2022 Terrain Based Tactical Rifle Course
September 22, 2022 Basic Background Investigations
September 20, 2022 Domestic Terrorism: Ideologies, Groups, Symbols and Tactics
September 12, 2022 The Reno Police Training Officer (PTO)
August 30, 2022 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
August 17, 2022 The Brothers Collection Fundraising Event
August 12, 2022 Oregon Return of Confiscated Firearms - Federal Prohibition Training
August 11, 2022 Open Source Intelligence
August 10, 2022 Oregon Return of Confiscated Firearms - Federal Prohibition Training
August 09, 2022 ** Class is Full** Oregon Return of Confiscated Firearms - Federal Prohibition Training
August 08, 2022 Oregon Return of Confiscated Firearms - Federal Prohibition Training
August 04, 2022 Firearm and Vehicle Tactics
August 03, 2022 Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP)
July 26, 2022 Terrain Based Tactical Rifle Course
July 13, 2022 Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP)
June 28, 2022 Firearm and Vehicle Tactics **Class Full**
June 23, 2022 Elder Abuse Investigations
June 22, 2022 Visual Tracking Awareness: Mantracking
May 25, 2022 Basic Background Investigations
May 19, 2022 1st Annual Oregon Cold Case Investigators Association Conference
May 09, 2022 CLASS CANCELLED Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
April 04, 2022 The Reno Police Training Officer (PTO)
March 15, 2022 Basic Background Investigations
March 08, 2022 Advanced Strangulation Training
March 05, 2022 2022 OARPO TRAINING CONFERENCE
February 24, 2022 Open Source Intelligence
February 24, 2022 PIO 101
February 16, 2022 Basic Background Investigations
February 02, 2022 Deflection Training for Law Enforcement – The Basics of Addiction and Recovery
February 01, 2022 The Reno Police Training Officer (PTO)
January 11, 2022 Introduction to Police Union Representation
December 09, 2021 Basic Background Investigations
November 19, 2021 51st Annual Law Enforcement Awards Banquet
November 15, 2021 VENDOR EVENT 51st Annual Law Enforcement Conference
November 15, 2021 51st Annual Law Enforcement Conference
October 27, 2021 PIO 101
October 13, 2021 To Catch A Predator: How to Run A Child Luring Sting
September 28, 2021 The Reno Police Training Officer (PTO)
September 20, 2021 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
August 24, 2021 Domestic Terrorism & Hate Groups
August 05, 2021 Search and Seizure Case Law Updates
August 05, 2021 Search and Seizure Case Law Updates - Online Registration
July 19, 2021 Firearm and Vehicle Tactics
July 17, 2021 Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
June 29, 2021 UL Global Brand Protection: Law Enforcement Training
June 02, 2021 CLASS FULL****Firearm and Vehicle Tactics
May 19, 2021 Class Canceled***To Catch A Predator: How to Run A Child Luring Sting
May 13, 2021 Property Room Supervisor Training
May 12, 2021 CANCELED*** An Introduction to Forensic Document Examination
May 11, 2021 Property Room Management
May 11, 2021 Terrain Based Tactical Rifle Course
May 05, 2021 Dispatcher Wellness, Morale and Resiliency
April 26, 2021 CLASS FULL***Terrain Based Tactical Rifle Course
April 20, 2021 Basic Background Investigations
April 02, 2021 Police and Minority Relations
March 10, 2021 CANCELLED***The Impact: Measure 110 and Legal Updates
February 11, 2021 Numbing & Triggers: How Coping Strategies For Military & First Responders Can Negatively Impact Their Life
February 10, 2021 Basic Background Investigations
February 08, 2021 Setting the Tone in High Risk Situations: Crisis Communication for Dispatch Centers
January 26, 2021 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
January 25, 2021 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
December 02, 2020 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
October 23, 2020 Turning Stress Into Strength
October 17, 2020 *CANCELLED* Visual Tracking Awareness: Mantracking
September 28, 2020 Terrain Based Tactical Rifle Course
September 19, 2020 Visual Tracking Awareness: Mantracking
August 04, 2020 Basic Background Investigations
July 22, 2020 Visual Tracking Awareness: Mantracking
June 12, 2020 *Postponed* Firearms 411: What Evidence Techs Need To Know So Guns Can Go!
May 14, 2020 *Postponed* Basic Background Investigations
April 27, 2020 *POSTPONED* An Introduction to Forensic Document Examination
March 09, 2020 Visual Tracking Awareness: Mantracking
March 07, 2020 Oregon Association of Reserve Peace Officers 2020 Conference
March 06, 2020 **Class Cancelled** Firearms 411: What Evidence Techs Need To Know So Guns Can Go!
February 27, 2020 What, When and How: Responding to those with a Mental Illness
February 21, 2020 Firearms 411: What Evidence Techs Need To Know So Guns Can Go!
December 11, 2019 Basic Background Investigations
December 03, 2019 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
November 18, 2019 Operation R.U.S.H.
November 18, 2019 **CLASS CANCELLED** Terrain Based Tactical Rifle Course
November 15, 2019 50th Annual Law Enforcement Awards Banquet
November 12, 2019 50th Annual Law Enforcement Conference
October 29, 2019 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
October 16, 2019 Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP)
September 27, 2019 Firearms 411: What Evidence Techs Need To Know So Guns Can Go!
September 27, 2019 CANCELED***Financial Foundations for First Responders
September 19, 2019 Firearms 411: What Evidence Techs Need To Know So Guns Can Go!
September 13, 2019 CANCELED***Breachpoint for Leadership by Kent Williams
September 09, 2019 Terrain Based Tactical Rifle and Vehicle Course
September 05, 2019 Elder Abuse Investigations
September 04, 2019 Basic Background Investigations
August 27, 2019 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
August 23, 2019 Tragedy and Its Aftermath: A Debrief of the July 7th, 2016 Dallas, TX Police Ambush
August 15, 2019 Investigations and Intellectual Property Rights
July 31, 2019 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
July 29, 2019 Aquatic Death & Homicidal Drowning Investigations
July 25, 2019 *CLASS CANCELLED* Crisis Communication for Corrections
July 22, 2019 Setting the Tone in High Risk Situations: Crisis Communication for Dispatch Centers
July 18, 2019 Search, Seizure & Civil Asset Forfeiture
July 10, 2019 Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP)
June 26, 2019 ***CLASS FULL***Infant and Child Death Investigations
June 24, 2019 CLASS FULL** Firearms 411: What Evidence Techs Need To Know So Guns Can Go!
June 14, 2019 Infant and Child Death Investigations
June 14, 2019 FTEP REFRESHER - Field Training and Evaluation Program Refresher
June 13, 2019 ***CLASS CANCELLED***HALF DAY Strangulation Recognition and Response
June 13, 2019 ***CLASS CANCELLED***Practical Forensic Photography for Criminal and Medicolegal Death Investigations & Strangulation Recognition and Response
June 13, 2019 ***CLASS CANCELLED***HALF DAY Practical Forensic Photography for Criminal and Medicolegal Death Investigations
June 01, 2019 Understanding Your First Responder-S.H.A.R.E (Self-Help And Response Education)
May 30, 2019 Behind the Curtain: Understanding the Law Enforcement Wellness Balance-S.H.A.R.E (Self-Help And Response Education)
May 28, 2019 Command Staff Leadership Training-S.H.A.R.E (Self-Help And Response Education)
May 17, 2019 ***CLASS FULL***Crisis Communication for First Responders
May 13, 2019 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
May 13, 2019 Effective Cold Case Investigation
April 29, 2019 TWO SPOTS LEFT***Terrain Based Tactical Rifle Course
April 05, 2019 ***CLASS FULL***Infant and Child Death Investigations
April 04, 2019 ***CLASS FULL*** Setting the Tone in High Risk Situations: Crisis Communication for Dispatch Centers
April 01, 2019 The Pain Behind the Badge: Winning the Battle
March 19, 2019 Basic Background Investigations
March 11, 2019 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
March 05, 2019 Operation R.U.S.H.
March 02, 2019 Oregon Association of Reserve Peace Officers 2019 Conference
February 26, 2019 What, When and How: Understanding what you're seeing, when and how to most effectively respond to those with a Mental Illness
February 20, 2019 Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP)
February 07, 2019 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
January 03, 2019 *CLASS FULL* Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
December 12, 2018 Basic Background Investigations
December 10, 2018 Infant and Child Death Investigations
December 04, 2018 Crisis Communication for First Responders
November 30, 2018 49th Annual Law Enforcement Awards Banquet
November 29, 2018 VENDOR EVENT 49th Annual Law Enforcement Conference
November 28, 2018 49th Annual OPOA Law Enforcement Conference
October 04, 2018 Command Staff Leadership Training-S.H.A.R.E (Self-Help And Response Education)
October 01, 2018 Setting the Tone in High Risk Situations: Crisis Communication for Dispatch Centers
September 17, 2018 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
September 10, 2018 Sexual Assault Response
September 07, 2018 Crisis Communication for First Responders
September 05, 2018 Visual Tracking Awareness: Mantracking
August 28, 2018 Search Warrants: Not as Painful as You Think
July 30, 2018 Cold Case Investigations
July 17, 2018 Domestic Violence Investigations
June 11, 2018 Tactical De-Escalation Techniques
May 22, 2018 Law Enforcement Leadership Development
May 21, 2018 Law Enforcement Leadership Development ***MORE SEATS MADE AVAILABLE!
May 14, 2018 Basic Background Investigations
March 22, 2018 Cognition and Legal Documents
March 16, 2018 Police and Minority Relations
March 09, 2018 Domestic Violence Investigations
March 03, 2018 Oregon Association of Reserve Peace Officers 2018 Conference
February 27, 2018 Police and Minority Relations
December 04, 2017 Basic Background Investigations
November 27, 2017 Emotional Survival and Peer Support
November 03, 2017 Banquet Tickets - OPOA's 48th Annual Awards Banquet
November 01, 2017 48th Annual OPOA Conference - "Officer Safety: From the Inside Out"
October 27, 2017 Dispatching and Surviving Traumatic Events
September 11, 2017 Sexual Assault Response
August 09, 2017 Domestic Violence Investigations
May 22, 2017 Basic Background Investigations
May 17, 2017 Cognition Impairment & Capacity: An Approach for Law Enforcement
May 16, 2017 Infant & Child Death Investigations
May 12, 2017 Terrain Based Tactical Rifle Course **CLASS FULL**
April 28, 2017 Tactical Ethics II: Diversity and Profiling
April 21, 2017 Stress First Aid and Emotional Survival
March 24, 2017 Mental Health First Aid for Law Enforcement
March 11, 2017 Oregon Association of Reserve Peace Officers 2017 Conference
January 17, 2017 Law Enforcement Tactical First Aid
January 09, 2017 Dispatching and Surviving Traumatic Events
January 09, 2017 Infant & Child Death Investigations
December 05, 2016 Search and Seizure Update / "It's too hard"- Demystifying Financial Cases
November 28, 2016 Basic Background Investigations
November 04, 2016 47th Annual Early Purchase Banquet Tickets
November 02, 2016 47th Annual Oregon Peace Officers Conference
September 30, 2016 Domestic Violence Investigations *CLASS FULL
September 23, 2016 Basic Search Warrant Writing
September 15, 2016 Revised and Updated! The Impact of Marijuana Legalization
August 31, 2016 Sexual Assault Response
August 25, 2016 Strangulation Recognition and Response
August 17, 2016 Oregon DOJ Domestic Violence Training
August 04, 2016 Tactical Ethics: Perspectives on Profiling
June 08, 2016 Infant & Child Death Investigations
May 17, 2016 Revised and Updated! The Impact of Marijuana Legalization
May 13, 2016 Strangulation Recognition and Response ***CLASS FULL***
May 12, 2016 Infant & Child Death Investigations ***CLASS FULL***
April 22, 2016 Basic Search Warrant Writing
February 27, 2016 Oregon Association of Reserve Peace Officers 2016 Training Conference
February 25, 2016 Evidence Officer's Training
February 23, 2016 Basic Background Investigations
November 12, 2015 The Impact of Marijuana Legalization
November 06, 2015 Early Purchase Banquet Tickets & Reserved Tables
November 04, 2015 46th Annual Oregon Peace Officers Conference and Awards Banquet Registration
October 23, 2015 Youth Substance Abuse Prevention
October 20, 2015 The Impact of Marijuana Legalization
October 15, 2015 The Impact of Marijuana Legalization
September 24, 2015 Permission to Succeed
September 23, 2015 The Changing Face of Vehicle Theft *CANCELED*
September 16, 2015 The Impact of Marijuana Legalization *CLASS FULL*
August 20, 2015 Basic Background Investigators Course

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