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CPT Notice!

Sworn officers and troopers who graduated from an academy in 2023 or earlier are required to take 24 hours of advanced training in 2024.

Learn more on the Continuing Professional Training webpage.


OPOTA courses provided at the London main academy, the Tactical Training Center and regionally around the state are available for registration. New courses are added as developed so check back frequently for the latest in new offerings. You can also log on to OPOTA Portal to view the course catalog and conveniently register online.

Be advised that the dorms and cafeteria are closed at the London campus.  Lodging at the Government rate is available at hotels in the London, Springfield and Hilliard areas.

Except for occasional use as a regional training site, the Richfield campus is permanently closed.

For assistance with course registration, please email OPOTARegistration@ohioago.gov.

Available Courses

Course Name Course Date Course Number Location Law Enforcement Tuition Private Security Tuition Enrollment Registration
Administration/Management/Supervision: CPT (Continuing Professional Training) Update Jul 2, 2024 - Jul 2, 2024 09-192-24-20 Hocking College, Public Safety Building, Rm 208, 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, OH 45764 $50 $75 12 /25 Register
This training session will offer all of the OPOTA 2024 mandatory CPT courses, beginning with the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN); followed by Legal Update; then Marsy's Law-Victim Rights; responding to Mental Health; and finishing up with De-Escalation 1500-1700.
Administration/Management/Supervision: CPT (Continuing Professional Training) Update Aug 28, 2024 - Aug 28, 2024 09-192-24-19 Kent State Trumbull - 4314 Mahoning Ave, Warren, OH 44483 Rm 202-211 $50 $75 29 /40 Register
This training session will offer all of the OPOTA 2024 mandatory CPT courses, beginning with the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN); followed by Legal Update; then Marsy's Law-Victim Rights; responding to Mental Health; and finishing up with De-Escalation 1500-1700.
Administration/Management/Supervision: CPT (Continuing Professional Training) Update Sep 9, 2024 - Sep 9, 2024 09-192-24-07 Owens Community College - 30150 Tracy Road, Walbridge, OH 43465 for Emergency Preparedness $50 $75 0 /50 Register
This training session will offer all of the OPOTA 2024 mandatory CPT courses, beginning with the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN); followed by Legal Update; then Marsy's Law-Victim Rights; responding to Mental Health; and finishing up with De-Escalation 1500-1700.
Administration/Management/Supervision: CPT (Continuing Professional Training) Update Sep 10, 2024 - Sep 10, 2024 09-192-24-08 Owens Community College - 30150 Tracy Road, Walbridge, OH 43465 for Emergency Preparedness $50 $75 0 /50 Register
This training session will offer all of the OPOTA 2024 mandatory CPT courses, beginning with the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN); followed by Legal Update; then Marsy's Law-Victim Rights; responding to Mental Health; and finishing up with De-Escalation 1500-1700.
Administration/Management/Supervision: CPT (Continuing Professional Training) Update Sep 11, 2024 - Sep 11, 2024 09-192-24-15 Kent State Twinsburg - 7996 Darrow Rd, Room #1 Regional Training, Twinsburg, OH 44087 $50 $75 12 /40 Register
This training session will offer all of the OPOTA 2024 mandatory CPT courses, beginning with the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN); followed by Legal Update; then Marsy's Law-Victim Rights; responding to Mental Health; and finishing up with De-Escalation 1500-1700.
Administration/Management/Supervision: CPT (Continuing Professional Training) Update Oct 9, 2024 - Oct 9, 2024 09-192-24-16 Kent State Stark - 6000 Frank Ave, Room 111, North Canton, OH 440720 $50 $75 5 /40 Register
This training session will offer all of the OPOTA 2024 mandatory CPT courses, beginning with the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN); followed by Legal Update; then Marsy's Law-Victim Rights; responding to Mental Health; and finishing up with De-Escalation 1500-1700.
Administration/Management/Supervision: CPT (Continuing Professional Training) Update Oct 21, 2024 - Oct 21, 2024 09-192-24-09 Owens Community College - 30150 Tracy Road, Walbridge, OH 43465 for Emergency Preparedness $50 $75 0 /50 Register
This training session will offer all of the OPOTA 2024 mandatory CPT courses, beginning with the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN); followed by Legal Update; then Marsy's Law-Victim Rights; responding to Mental Health; and finishing up with De-Escalation 1500-1700.
Administration/Management/Supervision: CPT (Continuing Professional Training) Update Oct 22, 2024 - Oct 22, 2024 09-192-24-10 Owens Community College - 30150 Tracy Road, Walbridge, OH 43465 for Emergency Preparedness $50 $75 0 /50 Register
This training session will offer all of the OPOTA 2024 mandatory CPT courses, beginning with the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN); followed by Legal Update; then Marsy's Law-Victim Rights; responding to Mental Health; and finishing up with De-Escalation 1500-1700.
Administration/Management/Supervision: CPT (Continuing Professional Training) Update Oct 23, 2024 - Oct 23, 2024 09-192-24-21 Kent State Trumbull - 4314 Mahoning Ave, Room 202 & 211, Student Services Building, Warr $50 $75 7 /40 Register
This training session will offer all of the OPOTA 2024 mandatory CPT courses, beginning with the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN); followed by Legal Update; then Marsy's Law-Victim Rights; responding to Mental Health; and finishing up with De-Escalation 1500-1700.
Administration/Management/Supervision: CPT (Continuing Professional Training) Update Nov 13, 2024 - Nov 13, 2024 09-192-24-17 Kent State Twinsburg - 7996 Darrow Rd, Room #1 Regional Training, Twinsburg, OH 44087 $50 $75 5 /40 Register
This training session will offer all of the OPOTA 2024 mandatory CPT courses, beginning with the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN); followed by Legal Update; then Marsy's Law-Victim Rights; responding to Mental Health; and finishing up with De-Escalation 1500-1700.
Administration/Management/Supervision: CPT (Continuing Professional Training) Update Nov 18, 2024 - Nov 18, 2024 09-192-24-11 Owens Community College - 30150 Tracy Road, Walbridge, OH 43465 for Emergency Preparedness $50 $75 0 /50 Register
This training session will offer all of the OPOTA 2024 mandatory CPT courses, beginning with the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN); followed by Legal Update; then Marsy's Law-Victim Rights; responding to Mental Health; and finishing up with De-Escalation 1500-1700.
Administration/Management/Supervision: CPT (Continuing Professional Training) Update Nov 19, 2024 - Nov 19, 2024 09-192-24-12 Owens Community College - 30150 Tracy Road, Walbridge, OH 43465 for Emergency Preparedness $50 $75 0 /50 Register
This training session will offer all of the OPOTA 2024 mandatory CPT courses, beginning with the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN); followed by Legal Update; then Marsy's Law-Victim Rights; responding to Mental Health; and finishing up with De-Escalation 1500-1700.
Administration/Management/Supervision: CPT (Continuing Professional Training) Update Dec 9, 2024 - Dec 9, 2024 09-192-24-13 Owens Community College - 30150 Tracy Road, Walbridge, OH 43465 for Emergency Preparedness $50 $75 0 /50 Register
This training session will offer all of the OPOTA 2024 mandatory CPT courses, beginning with the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN); followed by Legal Update; then Marsy's Law-Victim Rights; responding to Mental Health; and finishing up with De-Escalation 1500-1700.
Administration/Management/Supervision: CPT (Continuing Professional Training) Update Dec 10, 2024 - Dec 10, 2024 09-192-24-14 Owens Community College - 30150 Tracy Road, Walbridge, OH 43465 for Emergency Preparedness $50 $75 0 /50 Register
This training session will offer all of the OPOTA 2024 mandatory CPT courses, beginning with the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN); followed by Legal Update; then Marsy's Law-Victim Rights; responding to Mental Health; and finishing up with De-Escalation 1500-1700.
Administration/Management/Supervision: CPT (Continuing Professional Training) Update Dec 18, 2024 - Dec 18, 2024 09-192-24-18 Kent State Trumbull - 4314 Mahoning Ave, Warren, OH 44483 Rm 202-211 $50 $75 17 /40 Register
This training session will offer all of the OPOTA 2024 mandatory CPT courses, beginning with the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN); followed by Legal Update; then Marsy's Law-Victim Rights; responding to Mental Health; and finishing up with De-Escalation 1500-1700.
Basic Training: Peace Officer Refresher Training (OPOTC) Sep 10, 2024 - Sep 11, 2024 01-486-24-03 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $250 $300 23 /40 Register
This training is required for persons appointed as peace officers on, or after, January 1, 1989 and have been assigned Peace Officer Refresher training by OPOTC. This two-day course meets the requirements described in Section 109:2-1-12 (D) of the Ohio Administrative Code and is OPOTC regulated. For more information on refresher requirements, contact OPOTC's Certification and Standards Division at (740) 845-2700 or askOPOTA@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov NOTE: In order to take this course, you must have a Letter of Determination from OPOTA and be sworn in with an agency. Students need to bring a gun belt/holster for the Stops and Approaches practical's. Students should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions during the outside practical exercise.
Basic Training: Peace Officer Refresher Training (OPOTC) Dec 10, 2024 - Dec 11, 2024 01-486-24-04 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $250 $300 3 /40 Register
This training is required for persons appointed as peace officers on, or after, January 1, 1989 and have been assigned Peace Officer Refresher training by OPOTC. This two-day course meets the requirements described in Section 109:2-1-12 (D) of the Ohio Administrative Code and is OPOTC regulated. For more information on refresher requirements, contact OPOTC's Certification and Standards Division at (740) 845-2700 or askOPOTA@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov NOTE: In order to take this course, you must have a Letter of Determination from OPOTA and be sworn in with an agency. Students need to bring a gun belt/holster for the Stops and Approaches practical's. Students should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions during the outside practical exercise.
Computer Training: Cyber Crime First Responder Jul 15, 2024 - Jul 15, 2024 01-137-24-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $115 $140 25 /25 Register
This one-day course will introduce participants to various types of cyber crimes requiring law enforcement response and basic steps to handle such complaints. Participants will learn what kinds of electronic devices and media may contain evidence and how forensic examiners recover the data. Also covered are what court processes are needed to obtain stored electronic evidence as well as basic methods to trace email. Participants will learn the steps for proper identification and seizure of electronic media so that fragile electronic data is not destroyed before it can be submitted to the forensic examiners. ** Students must bring a laptop with them to class that can read a USB thumb drive.**
Computer Training: Cyber Crime First Responder Sep 17, 2024 - Sep 17, 2024 01-137-24-04 Lorain CCC Police Academy - 1005 Abbe Road North, IL 111 Room L223 Elyria, OH 44035 $115 $140 0 /25 Register
This one-day course will introduce participants to various types of cyber crimes requiring law enforcement response and basic steps to handle such complaints. Participants will learn what kinds of electronic devices and media may contain evidence and how forensic examiners recover the data. Also covered are what court processes are needed to obtain stored electronic evidence as well as basic methods to trace email. Participants will learn the steps for proper identification and seizure of electronic media so that fragile electronic data is not destroyed before it can be submitted to the forensic examiners. ** Students must bring a laptop with them to class that can read a USB thumb drive.**
Computer Training: Cyber Crime First Responder Oct 15, 2024 - Oct 15, 2024 01-137-24-05 Lorain CCC Police Academy - 1005 Abbe Road North, IL 111 Room L223 Elyria, OH 44035 $115 $140 0 /25 Register
This one-day course will introduce participants to various types of cyber crimes requiring law enforcement response and basic steps to handle such complaints. Participants will learn what kinds of electronic devices and media may contain evidence and how forensic examiners recover the data. Also covered are what court processes are needed to obtain stored electronic evidence as well as basic methods to trace email. Participants will learn the steps for proper identification and seizure of electronic media so that fragile electronic data is not destroyed before it can be submitted to the forensic examiners. ** Students must bring a laptop with them to class that can read a USB thumb drive.**
Computer Training: Cyber Crime First Responder Oct 21, 2024 - Oct 21, 2024 01-137-24-03 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $115 $140 25 /25 Register
This one-day course will introduce participants to various types of cyber crimes requiring law enforcement response and basic steps to handle such complaints. Participants will learn what kinds of electronic devices and media may contain evidence and how forensic examiners recover the data. Also covered are what court processes are needed to obtain stored electronic evidence as well as basic methods to trace email. Participants will learn the steps for proper identification and seizure of electronic media so that fragile electronic data is not destroyed before it can be submitted to the forensic examiners. ** Students must bring a laptop with them to class that can read a USB thumb drive.**
Corrections : Jail Administrator Nov 18, 2024 - Nov 22, 2024 02-330-24-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $575 $700 18 /25 Register
This course fulfills the training requirements for jail administrators according to Ohio Administrative Code. The curriculum is focused on the perspective of the jail administrator in the areas of, managerial principles, labor relations, legal principles, and records/information management. Additional topics of instruction that will assist jail administrators with their daily functions include staff analysis, effective jail operations, jail crowding, PREA, employee recruitment/retention, developing a FTO program, jail emergencies, budgetary consideration, and medical issues. Course materials will be provided on a flash drive. Please bring a laptop with you to class.
Crime Scene: Crime Scene Photography I Dec 2, 2024 - Dec 6, 2024 06-709-24-03 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $650 $775 14 /27 Register
This course is designed to provide law enforcement officers with with the fundamental skills necessary for producing quality crime scene photographs. Students will be taught how to problem-solve difficult photographic situations. Through the use of hands-on exercises, students learn the steps in the photographic process, basic camera operations, selecting correct exposure and shutter speeds, controlling depth of field, the proper way to take crime scene photographs and other topics. This course is a prerequisite for the Crime Scene Photography II course. This is an academically challenging course in which the student will have to pass a practical and written examination to successfully complete the course. Students will receive a copy of "Crime Scene Photography 3rd edition" as part of the tuition for the class. Students will need to bring a laptop or tablet capable of reading a USB thumb drive. Students should have appropriate clothing for multiple outdoor exercises. Students should bring the departmental equipment they use in the course of their job to include camera, flash and tripod. Limited amount of OPOTA equipment is available if needed.
Crime Scene: Crime Scene Photography II Oct 21, 2024 - Oct 25, 2024 06-710-24-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $650 $775 23 /27 Register
The course emphasizes problem-solving using the equipment available to the officer. Students build on the skills taught in Crime Scene Photography I to photographically document a crime scene, fingerprints and other small evidence. Students will be taught the importance of using macro lenses when photographing smaller pieces of evidence. Students are taught how to enhance evidence photographs through lighting choices, lens choices, and through the use of alternate light sources. This course focuses on challenging photographs that are often presented at crime scenes. This is an academically challenging course in which the student will have to pass a practical and written examination to successfully complete the course. PREREQUISITE(S): Crime Scene Photography I There is one evening exercise that will be conducted on Wednesday of the training week. Students should bring appropriate clothing for multiple outdoor exercises. Students should bring their department equipment to include camera, tripod, flash, macro lens and telephoto lens. Select OPOTA equipment will be available for student use if needed.
Crime Scene: Evidence Room Management Nov 5, 2024 - Nov 5, 2024 53-017-24-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $115 $140 25 /25 Register
Evidence Room Management is designed for personnel who are assigned to supervise, manage, &/or work in their agencies evidence room. This course will focus on policies and procedures, packaging, storage, common problems in evidence rooms, purging and disposition, and internal controls. Best practices for the management of evidence rooms based on professional standards suggested by the International Association of Property and Evidence will be covered. Students should bring a copy of their evidence room policy to the class. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Bring a laptop because all course materials will be provided on a flash drive
Crime Scene: Evidence Technician Nov 4, 2024 - Nov 22, 2024 06-771-24-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $1800 $2050 27 /27 Register
This course is designed to teach the student basic and advanced principles of crime scene processing and evidence collection. Introductions to specialty evidence areas such as bloodstain documentation, shooting scene documentation, and pathology/entomology are also included. Students will be working in hands on situations every day, so it is recommended that students have clothing available that are suitable for wear in situations that include casting materials, fingerprint powders and chemicals, etc. Students should have clothing suitable for all outside weather conditions. This is an academically challenging course in which students will have to pass a practical and written examination to successfully complete the course along with completing daily reading assignments. Students will receive a fingerprint processing kit, a portable rechargeable Alternate Light Source, a crime scene sketching template, and a copy of "Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation" 3rd Edition by Ross Gardner as part of their tuition. *Check the course dates. This class has been split over 3 weeks. For split schedules, there will be a week of training, a week off, and then return to finish the second week.* Students MUST have completed the 8-hour Photography for Investigators Course or the 40-hour Crime Scene Photography I Course before enrolling in the Evidence Technician Course. Students will need to bring a laptop computer or device capable of reading a usb flash drive. Course material will be distributed via flash drive. Students need to bring department camera equipment, to include a DSLR camera, tripod and flash. A limited amount of OPOTA equipment is available for student use if needed.
Crime Scene: Evidence Technician Sep 9, 2024 - Sep 20, 2024 06-228-24-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $1800 $2050 27 /27 Register
This course is designed to teach the student basic and advanced principles of crime scene processing and evidence collection. Introductions to specialty evidence areas such as bloodstain documentation, shooting scene documentation, and pathology/entomology are also included. Students will be working in hands on situations every day, so it is recommended that students have clothing available that are suitable for wear in situations that include casting materials, fingerprint powders and chemicals, etc. Students should have clothing suitable for all outside weather conditions. This is an academically challenging course in which students will have to pass a practical and written examination to successfully complete the course along with completing daily reading assignments. Students will receive a fingerprint processing kit, a portable rechargeable Alternate Light Source, a crime scene sketching template, and a copy of "Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation" 3rd Edition by Ross Gardner as part of their tuition. PREREQUISITES: STUDENTS MUST PASS EITHER THE OPOTA 8-HOUR PHOTOGRAPHY FOR INVESTIGATORS COURSE OR THE OPOTA 40-HOUR CRIME SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY I COURSE PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN COURSE. Students will need to bring a laptop computer or device capable of reading a usb flash drive. Course material will be distributed via flash drive. Students need to bring department camera equipment, to include a DSLR camera, tripod and flash. A limited amount of OPOTA equipment is available for student use if needed.
Crime Scene: Forensic Aspects Of Death Jul 29, 2024 - Aug 2, 2024 06-175-24-01 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $850 $975 20 /20 Register
This 40 hour course familiarizes officers with the procedures used to manage death scenes. Students will learn how to identify buried bodies as well as identification and excavation of skeletal remains. Experts in the field of entomology, anthropology and archaeology will present the latest information in their respective fields. Exercises include collection of insect specimens and excavation of mock grave sites along with collection of other related evidence. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: This course has several practical exercises and a written exam. Students will be working outside and should be prepared for all types of weather conditions. Students should bring a laptop or electronic device capable of reading a USB flash drive . Course material will be provided on a USB flash drive.
Crime Scene: Introduction to Police Photography Oct 10, 2024 - Oct 11, 2024 06-700-24-01 Hocking College - 3301 Hocking Parkway, Public Safety Building, Room 204, Nelsonville, OH 45764 $200 $250 0 /20 Register
This course is designed to teach officers how to take good quality photographs in good and bad weather and in all lighting conditions using the simple camera most officers carry in their cruiser. To that end, students should bring the camera they carry in their cruiser and the instruction manual for that camera to the class. Students will learn to make the best use of a D-SLR or mirrorless camera and will solidify their understanding of the various modes and settings on the camera they use in their day-to-day work. Students will learn how to control light as it affects proper exposure and how to overcome lighting and weather conditions that officers encounter at traffic crashes and crime scenes. The course includes a great deal of hands-on, practical learning. This course is not a pre-requisite for more advanced OPOTA photography courses. Students should bring the camera they carry in their cruiser and the instruction manual for that camera to the class.
Crime Scene: Photography for Investigators Aug 12, 2024 - Aug 12, 2024 06-214-24-03 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $120 $145 24 /27 Register
This course has been updated to give the investigator the basic skill set to use a DSLR camera and take the necessary photographs at a crime scene. The course will focus on camera familiarization and improving the quality of crime scene photographs for investigators with minimal or no prior photography knowledge. This one-day class meets the photography course requirements for the Master Criminal Investigator Certificate program. This course can also satisfy the prerequisite photography class needed for the 80 hour Evidence Technician course at OPOTA. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Students should bring their departmental DSLR camera equipment they use in the course of their job to include camera, flash, and tripod. Students should bring a laptop or device capable of reading a thumb drive. ***OPOTA camera systems can be supplied if needed.
Crime Scene: Photography for Investigators Dec 16, 2024 - Dec 16, 2024 06-214-24-04 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $120 $145 5 /27 Register
This course has been updated to give the investigator the basic skill set to use a DSLR camera and take the necessary photographs at a crime scene. The course will focus on camera familiarization and improving the quality of crime scene photographs for investigators with minimal or no prior photography knowledge. This one-day class meets the photography course requirements for the Master Criminal Investigator Certificate program. This course can also satisfy the prerequisite photography class needed for the 80 hour Evidence Technician course at OPOTA. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Students should bring their departmental DSLR camera equipment they use in the course of their job to include camera, flash, and tripod. Students should bring a laptop or device capable of reading a thumb drive. ***OPOTA camera systems can be supplied if needed.
Crime Scene: Shooting Incident Reconstruction Jul 15, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024 03-713-24-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $850 $975 24 /24 Register
This 40-hour Shooting Reconstruction Course will be instructed by Highlands Forensic Investigations. The course will cover topics such as: •Shooting reconstruction terminology •Internal, external and terminal ballistics •Gunshot residue and range of fire determination •Identifying, detecting, measuring and describing bullet marks •Behavior of projectiles on varying target surfaces •Proper recording/documentation of bullet marks •Motor vehicles as a target surface •Humans as a target surface •Flight path reconstruction, description and documentation •Report writing - putting analysis and conclusions into words •Courtroom testimony - explain/describe analysis and reconstruction *STUDENTS MUST BRING EAR AND EYE PROTECTION FOR THE RANGE.* Instructors: James Molinaro retired from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office in September 2016 where he served as a detective with the Major Crimes – Crime Scene Unit. Prior to working with the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, he retired in December 2008 as a Lieutenant from the New Jersey State Police following a twenty-six-year career. Mr. Molinaro has over twenty-nine years of crime scene investigative experience and has conducted over 3,000 scene investigations to include hundreds of homicides, death scenes and police involved shooting investigations. He has testified numerous times as an expert witness in crime scene reconstruction and investigation, shooting analysis, scene processing and friction ridge processing/identification in United States Federal, New Jersey and New York State Superior Courts. Howard Ryan retired in January 2018 from the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office where he served as a Forensic Operations Specialist. Prior to working with the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office, he was Chief Warrant Officer for the Morris County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Ryan retired in January 2013 as a Lieutenant from the New Jersey State Police following a twenty-five-year career. Mr. Ryan has over twenty years of crime scene investigative experience and has conducted over 2,000 scene investigations to include hundreds of homicides, death scenes and shooting investigations. He has testified numerous times as an expert witness in bloodstain pattern analysis, crime scene reconstruction and investigation, shooting analysis, scene processing and friction ridge processing and identification in New Jersey, Kentucky and Texas State Superior Courts.
Driving: Advanced Driving Instructor Jul 15, 2024 - Jul 25, 2024 06-754-24-02 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $1700 $1925 15 /15 Register
This driving instructor course will allow the student to attend the 9 days of training and become an instructor in all areas of the driving program offered by OPOTA. This includes Basic Academy Driving (Basic Academy Driving Instructor (Unit 5) certification is included with this course if already a certified instructor or can be added once BAS certified), Pursuit Termination Techniques Instructor, Sport Utility Vehicle, and Tactical/ Dynamic Vehicle Operations. Students will learn to instruct the different vehicle platforms and driving techniques while sharpening their skills as well. Legal and liability issues and concerns will be discussed. Students will get the opportunity to teach the concepts in practical exercises during the course. Students will also receive material to assist in the implementation of their own courses. Skills practiced will include basic events and skills, braking and steering methods, vehicle dynamics and handling at speed, cornering and apexing, skid control, collision avoidance, intersection clearing, proper radio communication techniques, emergency response and pursuit driving, etc. Students will participate in classroom discussions, in-car and on track teachbacks, as well as practical events using the entire driving facility. This course will also include a night driving portion. This will be added to the regular training on Tuesday of the second week. The last day of training will conclude at noon. Training will only take place during the weekdays listed. There will be no weekend training. PREREQUISITE(S): Students should not attend this course for remedial training. It is recommended that students have attended an advanced driving course in the last 3 years. Students should bring a laptop in order to access the course material that will be given to them on a flash drive. Students will be on the driving track a large portion of the course, including a night exercise. Outside exercises will be conducted regardless of the weather. They should bring foul weather gear in the event this occurs. Only shoes or boots that cover the entire foot are acceptable for this training. The hours of the course will be adjusted on the date of the night portion so that it will be a 12 hour training day. The final day of the class will be a 4 hour day. Training will take place on weekdays during the dates listed. Students should also bring work-type gloves as they will be asked to help with cone movement and placement.
Driving: Advanced Driving Instructor Sep 23, 2024 - Oct 3, 2024 06-754-24-03 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $1700 $1925 15 /15 Register
This driving instructor course will allow the student to attend the 9 days of training and become an instructor in all areas of the driving program offered by OPOTA. This includes Basic Academy Driving (Basic Academy Driving Instructor (Unit 5) certification is included with this course if already a certified instructor or can be added once BAS certified), Pursuit Termination Techniques Instructor, Sport Utility Vehicle, and Tactical/ Dynamic Vehicle Operations. Students will learn to instruct the different vehicle platforms and driving techniques while sharpening their skills as well. Legal and liability issues and concerns will be discussed. Students will get the opportunity to teach the concepts in practical exercises during the course. Students will also receive material to assist in the implementation of their own courses. Skills practiced will include basic events and skills, braking and steering methods, vehicle dynamics and handling at speed, cornering and apexing, skid control, collision avoidance, intersection clearing, proper radio communication techniques, emergency response and pursuit driving, etc. Students will participate in classroom discussions, in-car and on track teachbacks, as well as practical events using the entire driving facility. This course will also include a night driving portion. This will be added to the regular training on Tuesday of the second week. The last day of training will conclude at noon. Training will only take place during the weekdays listed. There will be no weekend training. PREREQUISITE(S): Students should not attend this course for remedial training. It is recommended that students have attended an advanced driving course in the last 3 years. Students should bring a laptop in order to access the course material that will be given to them on a flash drive. Students will be on the driving track a large portion of the course, including a night exercise. Outside exercises will be conducted regardless of the weather. They should bring foul weather gear in the event this occurs. Only shoes or boots that cover the entire foot are acceptable for this training. The hours of the course will be adjusted on the date of the night portion so that it will be a 12 hour training day. The final day of the class will be a 4 hour day. Training will take place on weekdays during the dates listed. Students should also bring work-type gloves as they will be asked to help with cone movement and placement.
Driving: Advanced Dynamic Vehicle Operations Jun 25, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024 05-569-24-02 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $485 $560 17 /16 Register
This three day, advanced course provides students with the knowledge, skills and behaviors unique to the emergency response and pursuit situation. Students will be trained and tested on numerous steering and braking applications, collision avoidance, skid recovery, line-of-travel driving, cornering/ apexing methods, appropriate communications behaviors, and emergency/ pursuit driving across multiple events encompassing the entire driving facility. Students will participate in actual pursuit driving and emergency response scenarios at speed. Additionally, students are trained in liability/ legal aspects of law enforcement driving along with human/ physiological factors involved in responding to emergencies. Students will use OPOTA vehicles that are equipped with added safety features to perform dynamic and advanced practical exercises. These vehicles will include police utility vehicles (SUV) if the students drive them on duty. Students may be asked to assist with movement and placement of cones and events. Note: This course is not recommended for remedial or corrective driving students. It is recommended that all attendees be in good physical condition. Helmets will be provided, however students may bring their own DOT certified helmet if desired (no full face or over ear helmets). Foul weather and hot weather equipment is recommended. All students must bring a current driver’s/operator’s license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal type footwear. Face coverings may also be required as directed.
Driving: Advanced Dynamic Vehicle Operations Aug 13, 2024 - Aug 15, 2024 05-569-24-03 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $485 $560 16 /16 Register
This three day, advanced course provides students with the knowledge, skills and behaviors unique to the emergency response and pursuit situation. Students will be trained and tested on numerous steering and braking applications, collision avoidance, skid recovery, line-of-travel driving, cornering/ apexing methods, appropriate communications behaviors, and emergency/ pursuit driving across multiple events encompassing the entire driving facility. Students will participate in actual pursuit driving and emergency response scenarios at speed. Additionally, students are trained in liability/ legal aspects of law enforcement driving along with human/ physiological factors involved in responding to emergencies. Students will use OPOTA vehicles that are equipped with added safety features to perform dynamic and advanced practical exercises. These vehicles will include police utility vehicles (SUV) if the students drive them on duty. Students may be asked to assist with movement and placement of cones and events. Note: This course is not recommended for remedial or corrective driving students. It is recommended that all attendees be in good physical condition. Helmets will be provided, however students may bring their own DOT certified helmet if desired (no full face or over ear helmets). Foul weather and hot weather equipment is recommended. All students must bring a current driver’s/operator’s license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal type footwear. Face coverings may also be required as directed.
Driving: Basic Academy Driving Instructor Aug 27, 2024 - Aug 29, 2024 05-418-24-03 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $515 $590 13 /24 Register
This course is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to teach the Driving Unit in the peace officer basic training curriculum. The class also provides the foundation for in-service driver training. Liability issues and other relevant topics will be discussed in a classroom setting. There is extensive practical applications of driving techniques to enable the student to demonstrate competency in driving skills and to instruct others in these techniques. Students will be required to make an in-class/in-car presentation. Students will be required to pass each Basic Academy event with a minimum score of 80% and complete in-car teachbacks with novice drivers. It is RECOMMENDED that each student has successfully completed a Police Driving Course within the previous three (3) years. Previous completion of an Instructor Skills course is not required for attendance, but will prove very helpful. Students will be outside on the driving course regardless of the weather. Foul weather and hot weather clothing is recommended. Students should bring appropriate and professional attire, such as slacks or BDU style trousers and plain or department logo Polo Style shirts. Night exercises are possible at any time. All students must bring a current driver's/operator's license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal type footwear.
Driving: Basic Driving Skills Refresher Oct 8, 2024 - Oct 8, 2024 05-559-24-15 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $85 $110 0 /10 Register
(Please see notes about course start times following the description) This four hour course will provide students with the opportunity to receive instruction on basic police driving fundamentals and skills. These will be skills that are used in everyday driving and will be a refresher of the non-emergency skills used by police drivers. The course will focus on backing (to include different techniques, proper mirror adjustment, pivot points, and use of technology), turning (eye placement, steering, and pivot points), proper braking technique, and steering Ihand-over-hand, shuffle steer). This course will be beneficial to officers who are in need of remedial work as well as officers looking to refresh their basic skills. Students will drive OPOTA training vehicles during the class. NOTE: This course will not include emergency/ pursuit driving or pursuit termination techniques. NOTE: There will be two classes scheduled each day. Classes with a course number ending in an odd number (01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19) will begin at 0800 and end at 1200. Classes ending with an even number (02, 04, 06, 08, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20) will begin at 1230 and end at 1630.
Driving: Basic Driving Skills Refresher Oct 8, 2024 - Oct 8, 2024 05-559-24-16 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $85 $110 1 /10 Register
(Please see notes about course start times following the description) This four hour course will provide students with the opportunity to receive instruction on basic police driving fundamentals and skills. These will be skills that are used in everyday driving and will be a refresher of the non-emergency skills used by police drivers. The course will focus on backing (to include different techniques, proper mirror adjustment, pivot points, and use of technology), turning (eye placement, steering, and pivot points), proper braking technique, and steering Ihand-over-hand, shuffle steer). This course will be beneficial to officers who are in need of remedial work as well as officers looking to refresh their basic skills. Students will drive OPOTA training vehicles during the class. NOTE: This course will not include emergency/ pursuit driving or pursuit termination techniques. NOTE: There will be two classes scheduled each day. Classes with a course number ending in an odd number (01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19) will begin at 0800 and end at 1200. Classes ending with an even number (02, 04, 06, 08, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20) will begin at 1230 and end at 1630.
Driving: Basic Driving Skills Refresher Oct 9, 2024 - Oct 9, 2024 05-559-24-17 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $85 $110 1 /10 Register
(Please see notes about course start times following the description) This four hour course will provide students with the opportunity to receive instruction on basic police driving fundamentals and skills. These will be skills that are used in everyday driving and will be a refresher of the non-emergency skills used by police drivers. The course will focus on backing (to include different techniques, proper mirror adjustment, pivot points, and use of technology), turning (eye placement, steering, and pivot points), proper braking technique, and steering Ihand-over-hand, shuffle steer). This course will be beneficial to officers who are in need of remedial work as well as officers looking to refresh their basic skills. Students will drive OPOTA training vehicles during the class. NOTE: This course will not include emergency/ pursuit driving or pursuit termination techniques. NOTE: There will be two classes scheduled each day. Classes with a course number ending in an odd number (01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19) will begin at 0800 and end at 1200. Classes ending with an even number (02, 04, 06, 08, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20) will begin at 1230 and end at 1630.
Driving: Basic Driving Skills Refresher Oct 9, 2024 - Oct 9, 2024 05-559-24-18 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $85 $110 0 /10 Register
(Please see notes about course start times following the description) This four hour course will provide students with the opportunity to receive instruction on basic police driving fundamentals and skills. These will be skills that are used in everyday driving and will be a refresher of the non-emergency skills used by police drivers. The course will focus on backing (to include different techniques, proper mirror adjustment, pivot points, and use of technology), turning (eye placement, steering, and pivot points), proper braking technique, and steering Ihand-over-hand, shuffle steer). This course will be beneficial to officers who are in need of remedial work as well as officers looking to refresh their basic skills. Students will drive OPOTA training vehicles during the class. NOTE: This course will not include emergency/ pursuit driving or pursuit termination techniques. NOTE: There will be two classes scheduled each day. Classes with a course number ending in an odd number (01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19) will begin at 0800 and end at 1200. Classes ending with an even number (02, 04, 06, 08, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20) will begin at 1230 and end at 1630.
Driving: Basic Driving Skills Refresher Oct 24, 2024 - Oct 24, 2024 05-559-24-13 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $85 $110 0 /10 Register
(Please see notes about course start times following the description) This four hour course will provide students with the opportunity to receive instruction on basic police driving fundamentals and skills. These will be skills that are used in everyday driving and will be a refresher of the non-emergency skills used by police drivers. The course will focus on backing (to include different techniques, proper mirror adjustment, pivot points, and use of technology), turning (eye placement, steering, and pivot points), proper braking technique, and steering Ihand-over-hand, shuffle steer). This course will be beneficial to officers who are in need of remedial work as well as officers looking to refresh their basic skills. Students will drive OPOTA training vehicles during the class. NOTE: This course will not include emergency/ pursuit driving or pursuit termination techniques. NOTE: There will be two classes scheduled each day. Classes with a course number ending in an odd number (01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19) will begin at 0800 and end at 1200. Classes ending with an even number (02, 04, 06, 08, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20) will begin at 1230 and end at 1630.
Driving: Basic Driving Skills Refresher Oct 24, 2024 - Oct 24, 2024 05-559-24-14 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $85 $110 0 /10 Register
(Please see notes about course start times following the description) This four hour course will provide students with the opportunity to receive instruction on basic police driving fundamentals and skills. These will be skills that are used in everyday driving and will be a refresher of the non-emergency skills used by police drivers. The course will focus on backing (to include different techniques, proper mirror adjustment, pivot points, and use of technology), turning (eye placement, steering, and pivot points), proper braking technique, and steering Ihand-over-hand, shuffle steer). This course will be beneficial to officers who are in need of remedial work as well as officers looking to refresh their basic skills. Students will drive OPOTA training vehicles during the class. NOTE: This course will not include emergency/ pursuit driving or pursuit termination techniques. NOTE: There will be two classes scheduled each day. Classes with a course number ending in an odd number (01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19) will begin at 0800 and end at 1200. Classes ending with an even number (02, 04, 06, 08, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20) will begin at 1230 and end at 1630.
Driving: Basic Driving Skills Refresher Oct 30, 2024 - Oct 30, 2024 05-559-24-19 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $85 $110 1 /10 Register
(Please see notes about course start times following the description) This four hour course will provide students with the opportunity to receive instruction on basic police driving fundamentals and skills. These will be skills that are used in everyday driving and will be a refresher of the non-emergency skills used by police drivers. The course will focus on backing (to include different techniques, proper mirror adjustment, pivot points, and use of technology), turning (eye placement, steering, and pivot points), proper braking technique, and steering Ihand-over-hand, shuffle steer). This course will be beneficial to officers who are in need of remedial work as well as officers looking to refresh their basic skills. Students will drive OPOTA training vehicles during the class. NOTE: This course will not include emergency/ pursuit driving or pursuit termination techniques. NOTE: There will be two classes scheduled each day. Classes with a course number ending in an odd number (01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19) will begin at 0800 and end at 1200. Classes ending with an even number (02, 04, 06, 08, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20) will begin at 1230 and end at 1630.
Driving: Basic Driving Skills Refresher Oct 30, 2024 - Oct 30, 2024 05-559-24-20 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $85 $110 0 /10 Register
(Please see notes about course start times following the description) This four hour course will provide students with the opportunity to receive instruction on basic police driving fundamentals and skills. These will be skills that are used in everyday driving and will be a refresher of the non-emergency skills used by police drivers. The course will focus on backing (to include different techniques, proper mirror adjustment, pivot points, and use of technology), turning (eye placement, steering, and pivot points), proper braking technique, and steering Ihand-over-hand, shuffle steer). This course will be beneficial to officers who are in need of remedial work as well as officers looking to refresh their basic skills. Students will drive OPOTA training vehicles during the class. NOTE: This course will not include emergency/ pursuit driving or pursuit termination techniques. NOTE: There will be two classes scheduled each day. Classes with a course number ending in an odd number (01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19) will begin at 0800 and end at 1200. Classes ending with an even number (02, 04, 06, 08, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20) will begin at 1230 and end at 1630.
Driving: Dynamic Vehicle Operations Oct 10, 2024 - Oct 10, 2024 05-562-24-05 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $175 $200 16 /16 Register
This one day, driving intensive course will focus on advanced vehicle operations, skid avoidance and recovery, emergency response, vehicle dynamics, and decision making. Students will use OPOTA vehicles to perform dynamic and advanced practical exercises. The vehicles used will also include police utility vehicles (SUV) if the students drive them on duty. Students should bring appropriate clothing in the event of poor weather as most of the training day will be outside of the classroom. Special Needs: Shoes or boots that cover the entire foot are required. No flip flops or backless shoes will be permitted. Helmets may be required at times and will be provided unless the student wishes to bring their own. Face coverings may also be required as directed.
Driving: Dynamic Vehicle Operations Oct 22, 2024 - Oct 22, 2024 05-562-24-06 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $175 $200 16 /16 Register
This one day, driving intensive course will focus on advanced vehicle operations, skid avoidance and recovery, emergency response, vehicle dynamics, and decision making. Students will use OPOTA vehicles to perform dynamic and advanced practical exercises. The vehicles used will also include police utility vehicles (SUV) if the students drive them on duty. Students should bring appropriate clothing in the event of poor weather as most of the training day will be outside of the classroom. Special Needs: Shoes or boots that cover the entire foot are required. No flip flops or backless shoes will be permitted. Helmets may be required at times and will be provided unless the student wishes to bring their own. Face coverings may also be required as directed.
Driving: Dynamic Vehicle Operations Oct 23, 2024 - Oct 23, 2024 05-562-24-07 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $175 $200 16 /16 Register
This one day, driving intensive course will focus on advanced vehicle operations, skid avoidance and recovery, emergency response, vehicle dynamics, and decision making. Students will use OPOTA vehicles to perform dynamic and advanced practical exercises. The vehicles used will also include police utility vehicles (SUV) if the students drive them on duty. Students should bring appropriate clothing in the event of poor weather as most of the training day will be outside of the classroom. Special Needs: Shoes or boots that cover the entire foot are required. No flip flops or backless shoes will be permitted. Helmets may be required at times and will be provided unless the student wishes to bring their own. Face coverings may also be required as directed.
Driving: Dynamic Vehicle Operations Oct 29, 2024 - Oct 29, 2024 05-562-24-08 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $175 $200 16 /16 Register
This one day, driving intensive course will focus on advanced vehicle operations, skid avoidance and recovery, emergency response, vehicle dynamics, and decision making. Students will use OPOTA vehicles to perform dynamic and advanced practical exercises. The vehicles used will also include police utility vehicles (SUV) if the students drive them on duty. Students should bring appropriate clothing in the event of poor weather as most of the training day will be outside of the classroom. Special Needs: Shoes or boots that cover the entire foot are required. No flip flops or backless shoes will be permitted. Helmets may be required at times and will be provided unless the student wishes to bring their own. Face coverings may also be required as directed.
Driving: Pursuit Termination Techniques Aug 6, 2024 - Aug 8, 2024 05-359-24-04 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $515 $590 15 /15 Register
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the successful termination of a vehicle pursuit. Students will receive classroom and hands-on practical training in the use of the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT), tire deflation devices, vehicle intercept (Swoop), channeling, and moving/ stationary roadblocks. Legal and liability issues will also be addressed. Specially equipped OPOTA training vehicles will be used. NOTE: This course will also include a night portion. The course hours will be adjusted on day 2 of the course to still allow for an 8 hour training day. The course now also includes police utilities (SUV) for those officers driving them on duty. Students should not attend this course for remedial training. Note: Students should bring foul weather gear. This course requires that students engage in moderate physical activity including but not limited to brief running, lifting and throwing. It is recommended that students are proficient drivers prior to enrollment and are in good physical condition. Helmets will be provided; however, students may bring their own DOT-certified helmet if desired. It is also recommended, but not required, that students have attended a tactical driving course or an emergency vehicle operations course within the past three years. All students must bring a current driver's/operator's license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal-type footwear.
Driving: Pursuit Termination Techniques Aug 20, 2024 - Aug 22, 2024 05-359-24-05 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $515 $590 15 /15 Register
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the successful termination of a vehicle pursuit. Students will receive classroom and hands-on practical training in the use of the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT), tire deflation devices, vehicle intercept (Swoop), channeling, and moving/ stationary roadblocks. Legal and liability issues will also be addressed. Specially equipped OPOTA training vehicles will be used. NOTE: This course will also include a night portion. The course hours will be adjusted on day 2 of the course to still allow for an 8 hour training day. The course now also includes police utilities (SUV) for those officers driving them on duty. Students should not attend this course for remedial training. Note: Students should bring foul weather gear. This course requires that students engage in moderate physical activity including but not limited to brief running, lifting and throwing. It is recommended that students are proficient drivers prior to enrollment and are in good physical condition. Helmets will be provided; however, students may bring their own DOT-certified helmet if desired. It is also recommended, but not required, that students have attended a tactical driving course or an emergency vehicle operations course within the past three years. All students must bring a current driver's/operator's license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal-type footwear.
Driving: Pursuit Termination Techniques Sep 17, 2024 - Sep 19, 2024 05-359-24-06 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $515 $590 15 /15 Register
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the successful termination of a vehicle pursuit. Students will receive classroom and hands-on practical training in the use of the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT), tire deflation devices, vehicle intercept (Swoop), channeling, and moving/ stationary roadblocks. Legal and liability issues will also be addressed. Specially equipped OPOTA training vehicles will be used. NOTE: This course will also include a night portion. The course hours will be adjusted on day 2 of the course to still allow for an 8 hour training day. The course now also includes police utilities (SUV) for those officers driving them on duty. Students should not attend this course for remedial training. Note: Students should bring foul weather gear. This course requires that students engage in moderate physical activity including but not limited to brief running, lifting and throwing. It is recommended that students are proficient drivers prior to enrollment and are in good physical condition. Helmets will be provided; however, students may bring their own DOT-certified helmet if desired. It is also recommended, but not required, that students have attended a tactical driving course or an emergency vehicle operations course within the past three years. All students must bring a current driver's/operator's license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal-type footwear.
Driving: Pursuit Termination Techniques Oct 15, 2024 - Oct 17, 2024 05-359-24-07 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $515 $590 15 /15 Register
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the successful termination of a vehicle pursuit. Students will receive classroom and hands-on practical training in the use of the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT), tire deflation devices, vehicle intercept (Swoop), channeling, and moving/ stationary roadblocks. Legal and liability issues will also be addressed. Specially equipped OPOTA training vehicles will be used. NOTE: This course will also include a night portion. The course hours will be adjusted on day 2 of the course to still allow for an 8 hour training day. The course now also includes police utilities (SUV) for those officers driving them on duty. Students should not attend this course for remedial training. Note: Students should bring foul weather gear. This course requires that students engage in moderate physical activity including but not limited to brief running, lifting and throwing. It is recommended that students are proficient drivers prior to enrollment and are in good physical condition. Helmets will be provided; however, students may bring their own DOT-certified helmet if desired. It is also recommended, but not required, that students have attended a tactical driving course or an emergency vehicle operations course within the past three years. All students must bring a current driver's/operator's license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal-type footwear.
Driving: Pursuit Termination Techniques Nov 5, 2024 - Nov 7, 2024 05-359-24-08 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $515 $590 15 /15 Register
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the successful termination of a vehicle pursuit. Students will receive classroom and hands-on practical training in the use of the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT), tire deflation devices, vehicle intercept (Swoop), channeling, and moving/ stationary roadblocks. Legal and liability issues will also be addressed. Specially equipped OPOTA training vehicles will be used. NOTE: This course will also include a night portion. The course hours will be adjusted on day 2 of the course to still allow for an 8 hour training day. The course now also includes police utilities (SUV) for those officers driving them on duty. Students should not attend this course for remedial training. Note: Students should bring foul weather gear. This course requires that students engage in moderate physical activity including but not limited to brief running, lifting and throwing. It is recommended that students are proficient drivers prior to enrollment and are in good physical condition. Helmets will be provided; however, students may bring their own DOT-certified helmet if desired. It is also recommended, but not required, that students have attended a tactical driving course or an emergency vehicle operations course within the past three years. All students must bring a current driver's/operator's license. Shoes or boots which lace and completely cover the entire foot are mandatory. Students will not be permitted to drive with sandal-type footwear.
Firearms and Explosives: Basic Precision Rifle Skills Aug 13, 2024 - Aug 15, 2024 54-168-24-02 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $450 $525 13 /16 Register
Prerequisites: NA Equipment needed: 250 rounds of MATCH grade ammunition, Precision Rifle System, sling. Optional equipment: Shooting mat, range cart/buggy/wagon Course Description: This three-day course is the first of a three-part series on the precision rifle system. Topics covered in the class include: Fundamentals of precision rifle operation, care and maintenance, zeroing, positional shooting, MOA and MIL optic familiarization. IMPORTANT: NA
Firearms and Explosives: Court Officer Firearms Basic Training Sep 10, 2024 - Sep 19, 2024 04-489-24-02 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $1000 $1125 20 /20 Register
This 6 day, 40 hour course is designed to provide basic semi-automatic pistol training for bailiffs, court security officers, court constables, probation officers, and other applicable court personnel. The training will include weapon manipulation, weapon retention, fundamentals of marksmanship, reloads, malfunctions, multiple targets, use of cover/concealment, and alternative shooting positions. Students will also participate in decision-making training that will include threat identification and force on force scenarios. Note: This course is broken up into 6 days over multiple weeks. There will be 3 consecutive days of training followed by several days off. Then the final 3 consecutive days of training. Any questions regarding the schedule can be sent to aaron.coey@ohioattorneygeneral.gov . Note: Ammunition will be provided. Required Equipment: semi-automatic pistol, duty holster, 3 magazines, magazine holder, eye protection, hearing protection, ball cap, handheld flashlight/holder, and body armor. Students must wear appropriate clothing for possible weather changes. Students must also bring a coat, jacket, sweatshirt, or other long sleeve shirt for use during scenarios.
Firearms and Explosives: Police Rifle-Carbine Instructor Jul 9, 2024 - Jul 12, 2024 04-129-24-05 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $600 $700 20 /20 Register
Police Rifle-Carbine Instructor Prerequisites: SEMI-AUTO PISTOL INSTRUCTOR, or the 2-week FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Revolver), or FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: THE BIG THREE (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Rifle). Equipment needed: 900 rounds full metal jacket (FMJ), 200 pistol rounds, AR15, M16, or variant, duty pistol, a minimum of three magazines for the carbine and three magazines for the pistol, duty belt, holster, magazine pouches, handheld flashlight, rifle sling, and body armor. No armor piercing (green tip) ammunition will be permitted into the class. Optional Equipment: Individual medical needs (e.g., rescue inhalers, EpiPens), hydration, sunscreen, shooting mat. Course Description: The Police Rifle/Carbine Instructor Course is physically demanding and directed at officers seeking instructional certification for the police rifle/carbine. This is NOT a beginner's course, so students must be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. Instruction focuses on: firearms safety, administrative procedure, operational procedure, fundamentals of marksmanship, instructional concepts, and correcting shooter error. Additional topics include rifle/carbine maintenance and sight calibration/zero. Be prepared for long days on the range including an adjusted schedule on one of the days to accommodate live fire during low-level light conditions. Successful completion of the course satisfies part of the OPOTC weapon specific requirements for the Police Rifle/Carbine Requalification Instructor Certification. IMPORTATANT: Participants must pass the OPOTC Patrol Rifle/Carbine Qualification course of fire on the morning of the first day to remain in the class.
Firearms and Explosives: Police Rifle-Carbine Instructor Oct 1, 2024 - Oct 4, 2024 04-129-24-06 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $600 $700 20 /20 Register
Police Rifle-Carbine Instructor Prerequisites: SEMI-AUTO PISTOL INSTRUCTOR, or the 2-week FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Revolver), or FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: THE BIG THREE (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Rifle). Equipment needed: 900 rounds full metal jacket (FMJ), 200 pistol rounds, AR15, M16, or variant, duty pistol, a minimum of three magazines for the carbine and three magazines for the pistol, duty belt, holster, magazine pouches, handheld flashlight, rifle sling, and body armor. No armor piercing (green tip) ammunition will be permitted into the class. Optional Equipment: Individual medical needs (e.g., rescue inhalers, EpiPens), hydration, sunscreen, shooting mat. Course Description: The Police Rifle/Carbine Instructor Course is physically demanding and directed at officers seeking instructional certification for the police rifle/carbine. This is NOT a beginner's course, so students must be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. Instruction focuses on: firearms safety, administrative procedure, operational procedure, fundamentals of marksmanship, instructional concepts, and correcting shooter error. Additional topics include rifle/carbine maintenance and sight calibration/zero. Be prepared for long days on the range including an adjusted schedule on one of the days to accommodate live fire during low-level light conditions. Successful completion of the course satisfies part of the OPOTC weapon specific requirements for the Police Rifle/Carbine Requalification Instructor Certification. IMPORTATANT: Participants must pass the OPOTC Patrol Rifle/Carbine Qualification course of fire on the morning of the first day to remain in the class.
Firearms and Explosives: Precision Rifle Operator Jul 22, 2024 - Jul 26, 2024 54-501-24-02 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $650 $775 10 /20 Register
Prerequisites: (OPOTA Class) Basic Precision Rifle Skills Equipment needed: 400 rounds of match grade rifle ammunition and 150 rounds of pistol ammunition. Department issued or authorized precision rifle, sling, magazine or ammo carrier, department issued or authorized sidearm, holster, three pistol magazines with carriers, range appropriate clothing, brimmed hat and eye and ear protection, laptop computer, and a large marker. Optional equipment: Shooting mat, Range cart/buggy/wagon Course Description: This course is for the officer wanting to become a Precision Rifle Operator and is part 2 of 3 to become a Precision Rifle Instructor. Topics to be covered include: marksmanship fundamentals, proper gear / equipment, shooters checklist, log books, care and maintenance, realistic shooting positions (conventional and unconventional), optic sight adjustments, operational deployment, firing techniques, development of rifle DOPE, development of hides, camouflage, and the use of cover and concealment. Students can expect to engage targets from 21 feet to beyond 300 yards. Note: This class can be physically demanding at times, and students will be exposed to environment extremes. Proper Range attire is a must. IMPORTANT: NA
Firearms and Explosives: Red Dot Sight Instructor Sep 3, 2024 - Sep 4, 2024 04-008-24-06 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $400 $450 20 /20 Register
Prerequisites: • OPOTA Semi-auto Pistol Instructor, or • OPOTA Firearms Instructor: The Big Three (Semi-auto pistol, Rifle, Shotgun), or • OPOTA 2-week Firearms Instructor (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Revolver) Equipment needed: 800 rounds of ammunition, semi-automatic pistol with red dot sight, duty holster, 3 magazines, magazine holder, eye protection, hearing protection, ball cap, handheld flashlight/holder, weapon mounted flashlight, body armor, night vision goggles (if applicable) Optional equipment: Range cart/buggy/wagon Course Description: This course will familiarize the student with the implementation of red dot sights (RDS) on duty pistols. The course will cover equipment requirements and considerations for duty use, policy examples, sight pictures, sight acquisition, presentations, zeroing, sight reading/ tracking, target transitions, alternate positions, barricade shooting, malfunctions, shooting on the move, and low light engagements. Students will learn how to develop and instruct other students on various topics covered throughout the class. IMPORTANT: NA
Firearms and Explosives: Revolver Instructor Jul 29, 2024 - Jul 30, 2024 04-172-24-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $350 $400 20 /20 Register
Revolver Instructor Prerequisites: SEMI-AUTO PISTOL INSTRUCTOR, or the 2-week FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Revolver), or FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: THE BIG THREE (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Rifle). Equipment needed: 700 rounds of ammunition, duty revolver, duty belt, holster, and 3 loading devices. Rain gear, body armor, a brimmed hat, eye and ear protection, water, sunscreen, and insect repellent spray will also be needed. Optional Equipment: None Course Description: This course prepares students to function as a revolver instructor. This course covers the unique aspect of the revolver and revolver shooting techniques. This is not a beginner’s course. Students should have a working knowledge of their revolvers. There will be a brief update on legal matters and range issues. The remainder of the course will focus on diagnosing and correcting shooter errors. Successful completion of the course satisfies part of the OPOTC weapon specific requirements for the Revolver Re-qualification Instructor Certification and/or Basic Training Firearms Instructor. IMPORTANT: Students will be required to pass the state qualification course on the morning of the first day to remain in class.
Firearms and Explosives: Revolver Instructor Aug 5, 2024 - Aug 6, 2024 04-172-24-05 Hocking College - Public Safety Range - Room 208 - 16525 Wolfe Bennet Rd, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764 $350 $400 3 /20 Register
Revolver Instructor Prerequisites: SEMI-AUTO PISTOL INSTRUCTOR, or the 2-week FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Revolver), or FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: THE BIG THREE (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Rifle). Equipment needed: 700 rounds of ammunition, duty revolver, duty belt, holster, and 3 loading devices. Rain gear, body armor, a brimmed hat, eye and ear protection, water, sunscreen, and insect repellent spray will also be needed. Optional Equipment: None Course Description: This course prepares students to function as a revolver instructor. This course covers the unique aspect of the revolver and revolver shooting techniques. This is not a beginner’s course. Students should have a working knowledge of their revolvers. There will be a brief update on legal matters and range issues. The remainder of the course will focus on diagnosing and correcting shooter errors. Successful completion of the course satisfies part of the OPOTC weapon specific requirements for the Revolver Re-qualification Instructor Certification and/or Basic Training Firearms Instructor. IMPORTANT: Students will be required to pass the state qualification course on the morning of the first day to remain in class.
Firearms and Explosives: Revolver Instructor Aug 19, 2024 - Aug 20, 2024 04-172-24-02 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $350 $400 15 /20 Register
Revolver Instructor Prerequisites: SEMI-AUTO PISTOL INSTRUCTOR, or the 2-week FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Revolver), or FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: THE BIG THREE (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Rifle). Equipment needed: 700 rounds of ammunition, duty revolver, duty belt, holster, and 3 loading devices. Rain gear, body armor, a brimmed hat, eye and ear protection, water, sunscreen, and insect repellent spray will also be needed. Optional Equipment: None Course Description: This course prepares students to function as a revolver instructor. This course covers the unique aspect of the revolver and revolver shooting techniques. This is not a beginner’s course. Students should have a working knowledge of their revolvers. There will be a brief update on legal matters and range issues. The remainder of the course will focus on diagnosing and correcting shooter errors. Successful completion of the course satisfies part of the OPOTC weapon specific requirements for the Revolver Re-qualification Instructor Certification and/or Basic Training Firearms Instructor. IMPORTANT: Students will be required to pass the state qualification course on the morning of the first day to remain in class.
Firearms and Explosives: Revolver Instructor Sep 12, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024 04-172-24-03 Cuyahoga Falls Indoor Range - 3497 Wyoga Lake Road, Stow OH 44224 $350 $400 18 /20 Register
Revolver Instructor Prerequisites: SEMI-AUTO PISTOL INSTRUCTOR, or the 2-week FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Revolver), or FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: THE BIG THREE (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Rifle). Equipment needed: 700 rounds of ammunition, duty revolver, duty belt, holster, and 3 loading devices. Rain gear, body armor, a brimmed hat, eye and ear protection, water, sunscreen, and insect repellent spray will also be needed. Optional Equipment: None Course Description: This course prepares students to function as a revolver instructor. This course covers the unique aspect of the revolver and revolver shooting techniques. This is not a beginner’s course. Students should have a working knowledge of their revolvers. There will be a brief update on legal matters and range issues. The remainder of the course will focus on diagnosing and correcting shooter errors. Successful completion of the course satisfies part of the OPOTC weapon specific requirements for the Revolver Re-qualification Instructor Certification and/or Basic Training Firearms Instructor. IMPORTANT: Students will be required to pass the state qualification course on the morning of the first day to remain in class.
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Jul 15, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024 54-022-24-10 Bay Village Police Dept., 28000 Wolf Rd., Bay Village, OH 44140 $1100 $1225 12 /0 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Student will cover the unique aspect of the semi-automatic pistol and semi-automatic pistol shooting techniques. This is not a beginner's course. Topics include: range management, lead and hearing issues, range safety and analysis, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. Note: This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor for the semi-auto pistol. Students are required to have a good working knowledge of the semi-auto pistol upon entering this course. Note: This course is a prerequisite for all firearms instructor courses. 1,200 rounds of ammunition, a minimum of three magazines, eye/ear protection and appropriate range attire are required. PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. A passing score must be fired on the Pistol Qualification Course on Day 1 to remain in the course. The Pistol Operator Course is strongly recommended prior to taking this course. Laptop computer capable of reading a USB drive with pdf and/or Doc files, markers In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards.
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Aug 12, 2024 - Aug 16, 2024 54-022-24-11 Scarlet Oaks Campus Public Safety Services 200 Scarlet Oaks Drive Cincinnati OH 45241 $875 $1000 7 /15 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Student will cover the unique aspect of the semi-automatic pistol and semi-automatic pistol shooting techniques. This is not a beginner's course. Topics include: range management, lead and hearing issues, range safety and analysis, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. Note: This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor for the semi-auto pistol. Students are required to have a good working knowledge of the semi-auto pistol upon entering this course. Note: This course is a prerequisite for all firearms instructor courses. 1,200 rounds of ammunition, a minimum of three magazines, eye/ear protection and appropriate range attire are required. PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. A passing score must be fired on the Pistol Qualification Course on Day 1 to remain in the course. The Pistol Operator Course is strongly recommended prior to taking this course. Laptop computer capable of reading a USB drive with pdf and/or Doc files, markers In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards.
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Aug 12, 2024 - Aug 16, 2024 54-022-24-16 Champaign Cty Commissioner's Office, 1512 S. U.S. Hwy. 68 Room 8, Urbana, OH $875 $1000 5 /20 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Student will cover the unique aspect of the semi-automatic pistol and semi-automatic pistol shooting techniques. This is not a beginner's course. Topics include: range management, lead and hearing issues, range safety and analysis, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. Note: This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor for the semi-auto pistol. Students are required to have a good working knowledge of the semi-auto pistol upon entering this course. Note: This course is a prerequisite for all firearms instructor courses. 1,200 rounds of ammunition, a minimum of three magazines, eye/ear protection and appropriate range attire are required. PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. A passing score must be fired on the Pistol Qualification Course on Day 1 to remain in the course. The Pistol Operator Course is strongly recommended prior to taking this course. Laptop computer capable of reading a USB drive with pdf and/or Doc files, markers In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards.
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Aug 26, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024 54-022-24-19 Hocking College Range, 16525 Wolfe Bennett Rd, Nelsonville, OH 45764 $875 $1000 4 /20 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Student will cover the unique aspect of the semi-automatic pistol and semi-automatic pistol shooting techniques. This is not a beginner's course. Topics include: range management, lead and hearing issues, range safety and analysis, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. Note: This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor for the semi-auto pistol. Students are required to have a good working knowledge of the semi-auto pistol upon entering this course. Note: This course is a prerequisite for all firearms instructor courses. 1,200 rounds of ammunition, a minimum of three magazines, eye/ear protection and appropriate range attire are required. PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. A passing score must be fired on the Pistol Qualification Course on Day 1 to remain in the course. The Pistol Operator Course is strongly recommended prior to taking this course. Laptop computer capable of reading a USB drive with pdf and/or Doc files, markers In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards.
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Oct 7, 2024 - Oct 11, 2024 54-022-24-14 Cuyahoga Falls Indoor Range - 3497 Wyoga Lake Road, Stow OH 44224 $1100 $1225 16 /16 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Student will cover the unique aspect of the semi-automatic pistol and semi-automatic pistol shooting techniques. This is not a beginner's course. Topics include: range management, lead and hearing issues, range safety and analysis, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. Note: This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor for the semi-auto pistol. Students are required to have a good working knowledge of the semi-auto pistol upon entering this course. Note: This course is a prerequisite for all firearms instructor courses. 1,200 rounds of ammunition, a minimum of three magazines, eye/ear protection and appropriate range attire are required. PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. A passing score must be fired on the Pistol Qualification Course on Day 1 to remain in the course. The Pistol Operator Course is strongly recommended prior to taking this course. Laptop computer capable of reading a USB drive with pdf and/or Doc files, markers In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards.
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Oct 14, 2024 - Oct 18, 2024 54-022-24-12 Scarlet Oaks Campus Public Safety Services 200 Scarlet Oaks Drive Cincinnati OH 45241 $875 $1000 3 /15 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Student will cover the unique aspect of the semi-automatic pistol and semi-automatic pistol shooting techniques. This is not a beginner's course. Topics include: range management, lead and hearing issues, range safety and analysis, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. Note: This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor for the semi-auto pistol. Students are required to have a good working knowledge of the semi-auto pistol upon entering this course. Note: This course is a prerequisite for all firearms instructor courses. 1,200 rounds of ammunition, a minimum of three magazines, eye/ear protection and appropriate range attire are required. PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. A passing score must be fired on the Pistol Qualification Course on Day 1 to remain in the course. The Pistol Operator Course is strongly recommended prior to taking this course. Laptop computer capable of reading a USB drive with pdf and/or Doc files, markers In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards.
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Oct 21, 2024 - Oct 25, 2024 54-022-24-02 Cuyahoga Falls Indoor Range - 3497 Wyoga Lake Road, Stow OH 44224 $1100 $1250 13 /16 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Student will cover the unique aspect of the semi-automatic pistol and semi-automatic pistol shooting techniques. This is not a beginner's course. Topics include: range management, lead and hearing issues, range safety and analysis, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. Note: This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor for the semi-auto pistol. Students are required to have a good working knowledge of the semi-auto pistol upon entering this course. Note: This course is a prerequisite for all firearms instructor courses. 1,200 rounds of ammunition, a minimum of three magazines, eye/ear protection and appropriate range attire are required. PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. A passing score must be fired on the Pistol Qualification Course on Day 1 to remain in the course. The Pistol Operator Course is strongly recommended prior to taking this course. Laptop computer capable of reading a USB drive with pdf and/or Doc files, markers In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards.
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Nov 4, 2024 - Nov 8, 2024 54-022-24-17 Champaign Cty Commissioner's Office, 1512 S. U.S. Hwy. 68 Room 8, Urbana, OH $875 $1000 3 /20 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Student will cover the unique aspect of the semi-automatic pistol and semi-automatic pistol shooting techniques. This is not a beginner's course. Topics include: range management, lead and hearing issues, range safety and analysis, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. Note: This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor for the semi-auto pistol. Students are required to have a good working knowledge of the semi-auto pistol upon entering this course. Note: This course is a prerequisite for all firearms instructor courses. 1,200 rounds of ammunition, a minimum of three magazines, eye/ear protection and appropriate range attire are required. PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. A passing score must be fired on the Pistol Qualification Course on Day 1 to remain in the course. The Pistol Operator Course is strongly recommended prior to taking this course. Laptop computer capable of reading a USB drive with pdf and/or Doc files, markers In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards.
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Dec 2, 2024 - Dec 6, 2024 54-022-24-13 Scarlet Oaks Campus Public Safety Services 200 Scarlet Oaks Drive Cincinnati OH 45241 $875 $1000 1 /15 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Student will cover the unique aspect of the semi-automatic pistol and semi-automatic pistol shooting techniques. This is not a beginner's course. Topics include: range management, lead and hearing issues, range safety and analysis, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. Note: This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor for the semi-auto pistol. Students are required to have a good working knowledge of the semi-auto pistol upon entering this course. Note: This course is a prerequisite for all firearms instructor courses. 1,200 rounds of ammunition, a minimum of three magazines, eye/ear protection and appropriate range attire are required. PREREQUISITES: Students should be proficient with their firearm and related equipment. A passing score must be fired on the Pistol Qualification Course on Day 1 to remain in the course. The Pistol Operator Course is strongly recommended prior to taking this course. Laptop computer capable of reading a USB drive with pdf and/or Doc files, markers In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards.
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Jul 22, 2024 - Jul 26, 2024 04-022-24-03 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $875 $1000 16 /16 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Students will cover principles of manipulating and shooting the semi-automatic pistol. Topics include: principles of marksmanship, reloads, malfunctions, tactics, range management, range safety, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. This is not a beginner's course. Students will be required to pass a pre-course qualification test for Semi-Automatic Pistol on the first day of the course. Students who fail the qualification after two attempts will dismissed from the course. There will be extended hours for a night shoot. Students should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This course serves as a prerequisite for all other OPOTA firearms instructor courses. Required Equipment: semi-automatic pistol, duty holster, 3 magazines, magazine holder, eye protection, hearing protection, ball cap, handheld flashlight/holder, and body armor. Students must wear appropriate clothing for possible weather changes. PREREQUISITE(S) OPOTC basic semi-auto pistol training In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards. **London courses only - ammunition will be provided**
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Sep 23, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024 04-022-24-04 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $875 $1000 16 /16 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Students will cover principles of manipulating and shooting the semi-automatic pistol. Topics include: principles of marksmanship, reloads, malfunctions, tactics, range management, range safety, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. This is not a beginner's course. Students will be required to pass a pre-course qualification test for Semi-Automatic Pistol on the first day of the course. Students who fail the qualification after two attempts will dismissed from the course. There will be extended hours for a night shoot. Students should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This course serves as a prerequisite for all other OPOTA firearms instructor courses. Required Equipment: semi-automatic pistol, duty holster, 3 magazines, magazine holder, eye protection, hearing protection, ball cap, handheld flashlight/holder, and body armor. Students must wear appropriate clothing for possible weather changes. PREREQUISITE(S) OPOTC basic semi-auto pistol training In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards. **London courses only - ammunition will be provided**
Firearms and Explosives: Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor Oct 28, 2024 - Nov 1, 2024 04-022-24-05 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $875 $1000 3 /16 Register
This course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. Students will cover principles of manipulating and shooting the semi-automatic pistol. Topics include: principles of marksmanship, reloads, malfunctions, tactics, range management, range safety, and correction of shooter problems. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. This is not a beginner's course. Students will be required to pass a pre-course qualification test for Semi-Automatic Pistol on the first day of the course. Students who fail the qualification after two attempts will dismissed from the course. There will be extended hours for a night shoot. Students should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This course serves as a prerequisite for all other OPOTA firearms instructor courses. Required Equipment: semi-automatic pistol, duty holster, 3 magazines, magazine holder, eye protection, hearing protection, ball cap, handheld flashlight/holder, and body armor. Students must wear appropriate clothing for possible weather changes. PREREQUISITE(S) OPOTC basic semi-auto pistol training In order to maintain range safety and uniformity of instruction, the firearm used during the Semi-Auto Pistol Instructor class is limited to the common caliber of firearms that law enforcement carries for regular duty as a sidearm/handgun in a holster, such as 9mm, .40 caliber and .45 caliber. No AR style pistols or a conversion of the AR style pistol are permitted, regardless of caliber. Effective July 1, 2021, by the end of the course, all students will be required to score a 100% (25 out of 25) on the state pistol qualification to successfully complete the course. You will be given several attempts throughout the class to meet these standards. **London courses only - ammunition will be provided**
Firearms and Explosives: Shotgun Instructor Aug 13, 2024 - Aug 15, 2024 04-009-24-01 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $475 $550 20 /20 Register
Shotgun Instructor Prerequisites: SEMI-AUTO PISTOL INSTRUCTOR, or the 2-week FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Revolver), or FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: THE BIG THREE (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Rifle). Equipment needed: 250 rounds of duty buckshot, 100 slug rounds, 500 birdshot, 200 pistol rounds, duty shotgun, duty pistol, gun belt with magazine pouches, 3 pistol magazines, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): eye and ear protection, a ballistic vest (external or concealable), a brimmed ball-cap, closed toe shoes, long pants, water bottle, rain gear, and sun screen. Optional Equipment: Shotgun sling, weapon mounted light, tactical gloves, knee-pads, and shooting mat. Course Description: This course prepares the student to function as a shotgun instructor. Instruction covers firearms safety, operational procedures, correction of shooting errors, shooting skills, and instructional concepts. Additional topics include: Ready positions, conditions of the shotgun, shooting positions, shooting on the move, barricades, malfunctions, and transition drills. Successful completion of this course satisfies part of the OPOTC weapon specific requirements for the Shotgun Requalification Instructor Certification and/or Basic Training Firearms Instructor. IMPORTANT: Participants must pass the OPOTC Shotgun Qualification course of fire the morning of day one to continue the class.
Firearms and Explosives: Shotgun Instructor Aug 28, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024 04-009-24-05 Champaign Cty Commissioner's Office, 1512 S. U.S. Hwy. 68 Room 8, Urbana, OH $475 $550 18 /20 Register
Shotgun Instructor Prerequisites: SEMI-AUTO PISTOL INSTRUCTOR, or the 2-week FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Revolver), or FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: THE BIG THREE (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Rifle). Equipment needed: 250 rounds of duty buckshot, 100 slug rounds, 500 birdshot, 200 pistol rounds, duty shotgun, duty pistol, gun belt with magazine pouches, 3 pistol magazines, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): eye and ear protection, a ballistic vest (external or concealable), a brimmed ball-cap, closed toe shoes, long pants, water bottle, rain gear, and sun screen. Optional Equipment: Shotgun sling, weapon mounted light, tactical gloves, knee-pads, and shooting mat. Course Description: This course prepares the student to function as a shotgun instructor. Instruction covers firearms safety, operational procedures, correction of shooting errors, shooting skills, and instructional concepts. Additional topics include: Ready positions, conditions of the shotgun, shooting positions, shooting on the move, barricades, malfunctions, and transition drills. Successful completion of this course satisfies part of the OPOTC weapon specific requirements for the Shotgun Requalification Instructor Certification and/or Basic Training Firearms Instructor. IMPORTANT: Participants must pass the OPOTC Shotgun Qualification course of fire the morning of day one to continue the class.
Firearms and Explosives: Shotgun Instructor Sep 9, 2024 - Sep 11, 2024 04-009-24-03 Cuyahoga Falls Indoor Range - 3497 Wyoga Lake Road, Stow OH 44224 $475 $550 16 /16 Register
Shotgun Instructor Prerequisites: SEMI-AUTO PISTOL INSTRUCTOR, or the 2-week FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Revolver), or FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: THE BIG THREE (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Rifle). Equipment needed: 250 rounds of duty buckshot, 100 slug rounds, 500 birdshot, 200 pistol rounds, duty shotgun, duty pistol, gun belt with magazine pouches, 3 pistol magazines, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): eye and ear protection, a ballistic vest (external or concealable), a brimmed ball-cap, closed toe shoes, long pants, water bottle, rain gear, and sun screen. Optional Equipment: Shotgun sling, weapon mounted light, tactical gloves, knee-pads, and shooting mat. Course Description: This course prepares the student to function as a shotgun instructor. Instruction covers firearms safety, operational procedures, correction of shooting errors, shooting skills, and instructional concepts. Additional topics include: Ready positions, conditions of the shotgun, shooting positions, shooting on the move, barricades, malfunctions, and transition drills. Successful completion of this course satisfies part of the OPOTC weapon specific requirements for the Shotgun Requalification Instructor Certification and/or Basic Training Firearms Instructor. IMPORTANT: Participants must pass the OPOTC Shotgun Qualification course of fire the morning of day one to continue the class.
Firearms and Explosives: Shotgun Instructor Sep 30, 2024 - Oct 2, 2024 04-009-24-09 Stark County SO Training Center 143 First Street, SE, Massillon, OH 44646 $475 $550 16 /16 Register
Shotgun Instructor Prerequisites: SEMI-AUTO PISTOL INSTRUCTOR, or the 2-week FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Revolver), or FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: THE BIG THREE (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Rifle). Equipment needed: 250 rounds of duty buckshot, 100 slug rounds, 500 birdshot, 200 pistol rounds, duty shotgun, duty pistol, gun belt with magazine pouches, 3 pistol magazines, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): eye and ear protection, a ballistic vest (external or concealable), a brimmed ball-cap, closed toe shoes, long pants, water bottle, rain gear, and sun screen. Optional Equipment: Shotgun sling, weapon mounted light, tactical gloves, knee-pads, and shooting mat. Course Description: This course prepares the student to function as a shotgun instructor. Instruction covers firearms safety, operational procedures, correction of shooting errors, shooting skills, and instructional concepts. Additional topics include: Ready positions, conditions of the shotgun, shooting positions, shooting on the move, barricades, malfunctions, and transition drills. Successful completion of this course satisfies part of the OPOTC weapon specific requirements for the Shotgun Requalification Instructor Certification and/or Basic Training Firearms Instructor. IMPORTANT: Participants must pass the OPOTC Shotgun Qualification course of fire the morning of day one to continue the class.
Firearms and Explosives: Shotgun Instructor Oct 15, 2024 - Oct 17, 2024 04-009-24-02 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $475 $550 20 /20 Register
Shotgun Instructor Prerequisites: SEMI-AUTO PISTOL INSTRUCTOR, or the 2-week FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Revolver), or FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: THE BIG THREE (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Rifle). Equipment needed: 250 rounds of duty buckshot, 100 slug rounds, 500 birdshot, 200 pistol rounds, duty shotgun, duty pistol, gun belt with magazine pouches, 3 pistol magazines, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): eye and ear protection, a ballistic vest (external or concealable), a brimmed ball-cap, closed toe shoes, long pants, water bottle, rain gear, and sun screen. Optional Equipment: Shotgun sling, weapon mounted light, tactical gloves, knee-pads, and shooting mat. Course Description: This course prepares the student to function as a shotgun instructor. Instruction covers firearms safety, operational procedures, correction of shooting errors, shooting skills, and instructional concepts. Additional topics include: Ready positions, conditions of the shotgun, shooting positions, shooting on the move, barricades, malfunctions, and transition drills. Successful completion of this course satisfies part of the OPOTC weapon specific requirements for the Shotgun Requalification Instructor Certification and/or Basic Training Firearms Instructor. IMPORTANT: Participants must pass the OPOTC Shotgun Qualification course of fire the morning of day one to continue the class.
Firearms and Explosives: Shotgun Instructor Nov 13, 2024 - Nov 15, 2024 04-009-24-06 Champaign Cty Commissioner's Office, 1512 S. U.S. Hwy. 68 Room 8, Urbana, OH $475 $550 17 /20 Register
Shotgun Instructor Prerequisites: SEMI-AUTO PISTOL INSTRUCTOR, or the 2-week FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Revolver), or FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: THE BIG THREE (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Rifle). Equipment needed: 250 rounds of duty buckshot, 100 slug rounds, 500 birdshot, 200 pistol rounds, duty shotgun, duty pistol, gun belt with magazine pouches, 3 pistol magazines, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): eye and ear protection, a ballistic vest (external or concealable), a brimmed ball-cap, closed toe shoes, long pants, water bottle, rain gear, and sun screen. Optional Equipment: Shotgun sling, weapon mounted light, tactical gloves, knee-pads, and shooting mat. Course Description: This course prepares the student to function as a shotgun instructor. Instruction covers firearms safety, operational procedures, correction of shooting errors, shooting skills, and instructional concepts. Additional topics include: Ready positions, conditions of the shotgun, shooting positions, shooting on the move, barricades, malfunctions, and transition drills. Successful completion of this course satisfies part of the OPOTC weapon specific requirements for the Shotgun Requalification Instructor Certification and/or Basic Training Firearms Instructor. IMPORTANT: Participants must pass the OPOTC Shotgun Qualification course of fire the morning of day one to continue the class.
Firearms and Explosives: Shotgun Instructor Dec 16, 2024 - Dec 18, 2024 04-009-24-07 Stark County SO Training Center 143 First Street, SE, Massillon, OH 44646 $475 $550 16 /16 Register
Shotgun Instructor Prerequisites: SEMI-AUTO PISTOL INSTRUCTOR, or the 2-week FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Revolver), or FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: THE BIG THREE (Semi-auto pistol, Shotgun, Rifle). Equipment needed: 250 rounds of duty buckshot, 100 slug rounds, 500 birdshot, 200 pistol rounds, duty shotgun, duty pistol, gun belt with magazine pouches, 3 pistol magazines, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): eye and ear protection, a ballistic vest (external or concealable), a brimmed ball-cap, closed toe shoes, long pants, water bottle, rain gear, and sun screen. Optional Equipment: Shotgun sling, weapon mounted light, tactical gloves, knee-pads, and shooting mat. Course Description: This course prepares the student to function as a shotgun instructor. Instruction covers firearms safety, operational procedures, correction of shooting errors, shooting skills, and instructional concepts. Additional topics include: Ready positions, conditions of the shotgun, shooting positions, shooting on the move, barricades, malfunctions, and transition drills. Successful completion of this course satisfies part of the OPOTC weapon specific requirements for the Shotgun Requalification Instructor Certification and/or Basic Training Firearms Instructor. IMPORTANT: Participants must pass the OPOTC Shotgun Qualification course of fire the morning of day one to continue the class.
Fitness and Wellness: Physical Fitness Specialist Oct 28, 2024 - Nov 1, 2024 06-033-24-03 Scarlet Oaks Campus Public Safety Services 200 Scarlet Oaks Drive Cincinnati OH 45241 $600 $725 9 /20 Register
Physical Fitness Specialist trains personnel to establish a fitness/wellness program for their agency. Fitness assessments and standards for new employees in terms of validity and liability, how to build a progressive program that is safe and effective, nutrition, and medical screening are just a few of the topics discussed in the course. Instructing tips will be gained through hands-on breakout sessions throughout the week. This course fulfills one of the requirements for approval as a fitness instructor for Peace Officer Basic Training. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: This is a physical course and students must be fit for duty. Bring clothing for physical activities each day. Bring a laptop because all course materials will be provided on a flash drive.
Fitness and Wellness: Physical Fitness Specialist Dec 9, 2024 - Dec 13, 2024 06-033-24-05 Clark State College - BEC, Downtown Springfield, Room 007, 100 South Limestone St. Springfield, OH $600 $725 5 /20 Register
Physical Fitness Specialist trains personnel to establish a fitness/wellness program for their agency. Fitness assessments and standards for new employees in terms of validity and liability, how to build a progressive program that is safe and effective, nutrition, and medical screening are just a few of the topics discussed in the course. Instructing tips will be gained through hands-on breakout sessions throughout the week. This course fulfills one of the requirements for approval as a fitness instructor for Peace Officer Basic Training. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: This is a physical course and students must be fit for duty. Bring clothing for physical activities each day. Bring a laptop because all course materials will be provided on a flash drive.
Human Relations: Interacting with Special Needs Populations: Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder Aug 7, 2024 - Aug 7, 2024 02-231-24-03 Lorain Cty Community College Iloft Bldg # 223 park in lot 6 1005 Abbe Road Elyria OH 44035 $125 $150 14 /24 Register
This course will provide law enforcement officers with a working knowledge of the wide variety of behaviors people with disabilities, specifically adult Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), can exhibit in emergency situations. This knowledge will allow officers to identify ASD behavioral characteristics during a crisis and employ appropriate de-escalation techniques to promote safe outcomes.Moreover, this training has broad application and can be effective when interacting with individuals other than those with ASD.
Instructor : Building Search Instructor Jul 29, 2024 - Jul 31, 2024 05-700-24-05 Scarlet Oaks Campus Public Safety Services 200 Scarlet Oaks Drive Cincinnati OH 45241 $400 $475 6 /20 Register
Building Search Instructor is a three-day course designed to certify officers as instructors for peace officer basic academies and for their department in-service trainings. This course covers the principles of searching buildings for a warrant service, missing persons, check welfare, business and residential alarms, and active threat situations. Topics will include legal considerations during searches, use of force standards, weapons and flashlight handling, room entry and clearing, hallway and stairway movement, and encountering others during a search. Officers will also be expected to develop and run scenarios, as well as perform teach backs. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Bring duty equipment that you would wear while on patrol and a flashlight.
Instructor : Building Search Instructor Aug 27, 2024 - Aug 29, 2024 05-700-24-03 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $400 $475 17 /16 Register
Building Search Instructor is a three-day course designed to certify officers as instructors for peace officer basic academies and for their department in-service trainings. This course covers the principles of searching buildings for a warrant service, missing persons, check welfare, business and residential alarms, and active threat situations. Topics will include legal considerations during searches, use of force standards, weapons and flashlight handling, room entry and clearing, hallway and stairway movement, and encountering others during a search. Officers will also be expected to develop and run scenarios, as well as perform teach backs. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Bring duty equipment that you would wear while on patrol and a flashlight.
Instructor : Building Search Instructor Nov 19, 2024 - Nov 21, 2024 05-700-24-06 Mercy Health Joseph Bonacci Training Facility, 215 McClurg Rd, Boardman, OH 44512 $375 $450 9 /20 Register
Building Search Instructor is a three-day course designed to certify officers as instructors for peace officer basic academies and for their department in-service trainings. This course covers the principles of searching buildings for a warrant service, missing persons, check welfare, business and residential alarms, and active threat situations. Topics will include legal considerations during searches, use of force standards, weapons and flashlight handling, room entry and clearing, hallway and stairway movement, and encountering others during a search. Officers will also be expected to develop and run scenarios, as well as perform teach backs. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Bring duty equipment that you would wear while on patrol and a flashlight.
Instructor : Instructional Skills (80 hours) Jul 29, 2024 - Aug 9, 2024 56-221-24-07 Scarlet Oaks Campus Public Safety Services 200 Scarlet Oaks Drive Cincinnati OH 45241 $1000 $1250 20 /20 Register
This two week course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. Topics include: instruction in the theories of adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development, student learning objectives, platform teaching skills, facilitative learning, evaluation and measurement, working with problem learners and training aid usage. This is an academically challenging course merging theory and practice. Students will be required to develop and present a 15 minute lesson plan, a 30 minute lesson plan, and a 45 minute course of instruction. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area. Students should be prepared to work an average of 20-30 hours outside of the classroom in the evening and weekends to prepare for classroom presentations. This course meets one of the requirements for certification as a Unit Instructor in Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - approved programs. A pre-course assignment will be sent to students approximately 30 days prior to the start of the course which must be completed and returned to be allowed entrance into the course. Students must bring a laptop capable of using a USB external drive, read PDF and Word files, and create PowerPoint's. Bring a laptop because all course materials will be provided on a flash drive.
Instructor : Instructional Skills (80 hours) Sep 16, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024 56-221-24-06 Kent State Stark - 6000 Frank Avenue NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720 - Room TBD $1000 $1250 19 /24 Register
This two week course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. Topics include: instruction in the theories of adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development, student learning objectives, platform teaching skills, facilitative learning, evaluation and measurement, working with problem learners and training aid usage. This is an academically challenging course merging theory and practice. Students will be required to develop and present a 15 minute lesson plan, a 30 minute lesson plan, and a 45 minute course of instruction. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area. Students should be prepared to work an average of 20-30 hours outside of the classroom in the evening and weekends to prepare for classroom presentations. This course meets one of the requirements for certification as a Unit Instructor in Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - approved programs. A pre-course assignment will be sent to students approximately 30 days prior to the start of the course which must be completed and returned to be allowed entrance into the course. Students must bring a laptop capable of using a USB external drive, read PDF and Word files, and create PowerPoint's. Bring a laptop because all course materials will be provided on a flash drive.
Instructor : Instructional Skills (80 hours) Oct 7, 2024 - Oct 18, 2024 56-221-24-05 Clark State College, 570 E Leffel Ln., TLC Building, Room #139, Springfield, OH 45505 $1000 $1250 10 /20 Register
This two week course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. Topics include: instruction in the theories of adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development, student learning objectives, platform teaching skills, facilitative learning, evaluation and measurement, working with problem learners and training aid usage. This is an academically challenging course merging theory and practice. Students will be required to develop and present a 15 minute lesson plan, a 30 minute lesson plan, and a 45 minute course of instruction. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area. Students should be prepared to work an average of 20-30 hours outside of the classroom in the evening and weekends to prepare for classroom presentations. This course meets one of the requirements for certification as a Unit Instructor in Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - approved programs. A pre-course assignment will be sent to students approximately 30 days prior to the start of the course which must be completed and returned to be allowed entrance into the course. Students must bring a laptop capable of using a USB external drive, read PDF and Word files, and create PowerPoint's. Bring a laptop because all course materials will be provided on a flash drive.
Instructor : Instructional Skills (80 hours) Oct 14, 2024 - Oct 25, 2024 56-221-24-08 Scarlet Oaks Campus Public Safety Services 200 Scarlet Oaks Drive Cincinnati OH 45241 $1000 $1250 16 /20 Register
This two week course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. Topics include: instruction in the theories of adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development, student learning objectives, platform teaching skills, facilitative learning, evaluation and measurement, working with problem learners and training aid usage. This is an academically challenging course merging theory and practice. Students will be required to develop and present a 15 minute lesson plan, a 30 minute lesson plan, and a 45 minute course of instruction. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area. Students should be prepared to work an average of 20-30 hours outside of the classroom in the evening and weekends to prepare for classroom presentations. This course meets one of the requirements for certification as a Unit Instructor in Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - approved programs. A pre-course assignment will be sent to students approximately 30 days prior to the start of the course which must be completed and returned to be allowed entrance into the course. Students must bring a laptop capable of using a USB external drive, read PDF and Word files, and create PowerPoint's. Bring a laptop because all course materials will be provided on a flash drive.
Instructor : Instructional Skills (80 hours) Dec 2, 2024 - Dec 13, 2024 56-221-24-11 Kent State Trumbull - Student Services Building, Rm 202, 4314 Mahoning Ave, Warren, OH 44483 $1000 $1250 6 /24 Register
This two week course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. Topics include: instruction in the theories of adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development, student learning objectives, platform teaching skills, facilitative learning, evaluation and measurement, working with problem learners and training aid usage. This is an academically challenging course merging theory and practice. Students will be required to develop and present a 15 minute lesson plan, a 30 minute lesson plan, and a 45 minute course of instruction. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area. Students should be prepared to work an average of 20-30 hours outside of the classroom in the evening and weekends to prepare for classroom presentations. This course meets one of the requirements for certification as a Unit Instructor in Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - approved programs. A pre-course assignment will be sent to students approximately 30 days prior to the start of the course which must be completed and returned to be allowed entrance into the course. Students must bring a laptop capable of using a USB external drive, read PDF and Word files, and create PowerPoint's. Bring a laptop because all course materials will be provided on a flash drive.
Instructor : Instructional Skills (80 hours) Feb 3, 2025 - Feb 14, 2025 56-221-25-01 Kent State Twinsburg - 1612 Enterprise Parkway, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087 $1000 $1250 1 /24 Register
This two week course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. Topics include: instruction in the theories of adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development, student learning objectives, platform teaching skills, facilitative learning, evaluation and measurement, working with problem learners and training aid usage. This is an academically challenging course merging theory and practice. Students will be required to develop and present a 15 minute lesson plan, a 30 minute lesson plan, and a 45 minute course of instruction. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area. Students should be prepared to work an average of 20-30 hours outside of the classroom in the evening and weekends to prepare for classroom presentations. This course meets one of the requirements for certification as a Unit Instructor in Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - approved programs. A pre-course assignment will be sent to students approximately 30 days prior to the start of the course which must be completed and returned to be allowed entrance into the course. Students must bring a laptop capable of using a USB external drive, read PDF and Word files, and create PowerPoint's. Bring a laptop because all course materials will be provided on a flash drive.
Instructor : Instructional Skills (80 Hours) Sep 9, 2024 - Sep 20, 2024 56-220-24-03 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $1000 $1250 14 /14 Register
This two week course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. Topics include: instruction in the theories of adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development, student learning objectives, platform teaching skills, facilitative learning, evaluation and measurement, working with problem learners and training aid usage. This is an academically challenging course merging theory and practice. Students will be required to develop and present a 15 minute lesson plan, a 30 minute lesson plan, and a 45 minute course of instruction. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area. Students should be prepared to work an average of 20-30 hours outside of the classroom in the evening and weekends to prepare for classroom presentations. PREREQUISITE(S): Note: This course meets one of the requirements for certification as a Unit Instructor in Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - approved programs. A pre-course assignment will be sent to students approximately 30 days prior to the start of the course which must be completed and returned to be allowed entrance into the course. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Students must bring a laptop capable of using a USB external drive, read PDF and Word files, and create PowerPoint's, and any resource materials and props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement setting
Instructor : Instructional Skills (80 Hrs) Jul 22, 2024 - Aug 9, 2024 56-222-24-05 Washington State Community College 710 Colegate Drive Marietta OH 45750 $1000 $1205 6 /20 Register
This two week course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. Topics include: instruction in the theories of adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development, student learning objectives, platform teaching skills, facilitative learning, evaluation and measurement, working with problem learners and training aid usage. This is an academically challenging course merging theory and practice. Students will be required to develop and present a 15 minute lesson plan, a 30 minute lesson plan, and a 45 minute course of instruction. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area. Students should be prepared to work an average of 20-30 hours outside of the classroom in the evening and weekends to prepare for classroom presentations. *Check the course dates. This class has been split over 3 weeks. For split schedules, there will be a week of training, a week off, and then return to finish the second week.* Note: This course meets one of the requirements for certification as a Unit Instructor in Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - approved programs. A pre-course assignment will be sent to students approximately 30 days prior to the start of the course which must be completed and returned to be allowed entrance into the course.
Instructor : Instructional Skills (80 Hrs) Sep 16, 2024 - Oct 4, 2024 56-222-24-06 Wright State University - 7600 Lake Campus Drive - Dwyer Hall Room 177, Celina, OH 45822 $1000 $1250 6 /20 Register
This two week course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. Topics include: instruction in the theories of adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development, student learning objectives, platform teaching skills, facilitative learning, evaluation and measurement, working with problem learners and training aid usage. This is an academically challenging course merging theory and practice. Students will be required to develop and present a 15 minute lesson plan, a 30 minute lesson plan, and a 45 minute course of instruction. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area. Students should be prepared to work an average of 20-30 hours outside of the classroom in the evening and weekends to prepare for classroom presentations. *Check the course dates. This class has been split over 3 weeks. For split schedules, there will be a week of training, a week off, and then return to finish the second week.* Note: This course meets one of the requirements for certification as a Unit Instructor in Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - approved programs. A pre-course assignment will be sent to students approximately 30 days prior to the start of the course which must be completed and returned to be allowed entrance into the course.
Instructor : Instructional Skills (80 Hrs) Sep 23, 2024 - Oct 11, 2024 56-222-24-03 Lorain County Community College - 1005 N Abbe Rd, iLoft 223, Elyria, OH 44035 $1000 $1250 20 /20 Register
This two week course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. Topics include: instruction in the theories of adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development, student learning objectives, platform teaching skills, facilitative learning, evaluation and measurement, working with problem learners and training aid usage. This is an academically challenging course merging theory and practice. Students will be required to develop and present a 15 minute lesson plan, a 30 minute lesson plan, and a 45 minute course of instruction. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area. Students should be prepared to work an average of 20-30 hours outside of the classroom in the evening and weekends to prepare for classroom presentations. *Check the course dates. This class has been split over 3 weeks. For split schedules, there will be a week of training, a week off, and then return to finish the second week.* Note: This course meets one of the requirements for certification as a Unit Instructor in Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - approved programs. A pre-course assignment will be sent to students approximately 30 days prior to the start of the course which must be completed and returned to be allowed entrance into the course.
Instructor : Instructional Skills (80 Hrs) Nov 4, 2024 - Nov 22, 2024 56-222-24-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $1000 $1250 14 /14 Register
This two week course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. Topics include: instruction in the theories of adult education, teaching techniques, lesson plan development, student learning objectives, platform teaching skills, facilitative learning, evaluation and measurement, working with problem learners and training aid usage. This is an academically challenging course merging theory and practice. Students will be required to develop and present a 15 minute lesson plan, a 30 minute lesson plan, and a 45 minute course of instruction. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area. Students should be prepared to work an average of 20-30 hours outside of the classroom in the evening and weekends to prepare for classroom presentations. *Check the course dates. This class has been split over 3 weeks. For split schedules, there will be a week of training, a week off, and then return to finish the second week.* Note: This course meets one of the requirements for certification as a Unit Instructor in Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - approved programs. A pre-course assignment will be sent to students approximately 30 days prior to the start of the course which must be completed and returned to be allowed entrance into the course.
Instructor : SORAT - INSTRUCTOR Jul 16, 2024 - Jul 18, 2024 05-539-24-05 Scarlet Oaks Campus Public Safety Services 200 Scarlet Oaks Drive Cincinnati OH 45241 $400 $475 13 /20 Register
Single Officer Response to an Active Threat (SORAT) - Instructor is an Instructor-level course. Day 1 and 2 Topics will include legal aspects of use of force, responding to an active threat (edged weapons, firearms, IED, etc.), movement principles, room entries, officer link-ups, and post incident concerns. Day 3 will consist of the student led scenarios and student teach backs, which will certify the students as SORAT Instructors.
Instructor : SORAT - INSTRUCTOR Sep 23, 2024 - Sep 25, 2024 05-539-24-03 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $400 $475 16 /16 Register
Single Officer Response to an Active Threat (SORAT) - Instructor is an Instructor-level course. Day 1 and 2 Topics will include legal aspects of use of force, responding to an active threat (edged weapons, firearms, IED, etc.), movement principles, room entries, officer link-ups, and post incident concerns. Day 3 will consist of the student led scenarios and student teach backs, which will certify the students as SORAT Instructors.
Instructor : SORAT - INSTRUCTOR Oct 21, 2024 - Oct 23, 2024 05-539-24-07 Lorain Cty Community College Off - Campus site; 301 Liberty St., Lagrange, OH 44050 $400 $475 7 /14 Register
Single Officer Response to an Active Threat (SORAT) - Instructor is an Instructor-level course. Day 1 and 2 Topics will include legal aspects of use of force, responding to an active threat (edged weapons, firearms, IED, etc.), movement principles, room entries, officer link-ups, and post incident concerns. Day 3 will consist of the student led scenarios and student teach backs, which will certify the students as SORAT Instructors.
Instructor : SORAT - INSTRUCTOR Dec 2, 2024 - Dec 4, 2024 05-539-24-06 Lorain Cty Community College Off - Campus site; 301 Liberty St., Lagrange, OH 44050 $400 $475 2 /14 Register
Single Officer Response to an Active Threat (SORAT) - Instructor is an Instructor-level course. Day 1 and 2 Topics will include legal aspects of use of force, responding to an active threat (edged weapons, firearms, IED, etc.), movement principles, room entries, officer link-ups, and post incident concerns. Day 3 will consist of the student led scenarios and student teach backs, which will certify the students as SORAT Instructors.
Instructor : Virtual Reality (Immersive Scenario Based Training) Instructor Aug 12, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024 06-000-24-03 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $0 $0 15 /16 Register
The Attorney General’s Office and OPOTA are launching the next technological evolution in peace officer training with virtual reality (VR) training. VR training allows officers to practice responding to and defusing potentially volatile scenarios by using soft skills and crisis-management techniques. It gives peace officers the feel of real-life trauma, distractions, reactions and more. Currently there are six VR scenarios available – each lasting eight to 12 minutes – that alone serve as training and may also be integrated into dozens of longer courses. The scenario topics cover mental health, domestic violence, school violence, the teen brain, suicide prevention, and irate families. This 16-hour course will certify instructors to lead student peace officers through the virtual reality training. Once certified, the instructors will be given access to the VR goggles and lesson plans to instruct the VR lessons. Once the VR training is completed, the VR goggles and necessary materials are available at no cost for loan from one of our conveniently located regional partners and academies around the state.
Instructor : Virtual Reality (Immersive Scenario Based Training) Instructor Sep 11, 2024 - Sep 12, 2024 06-000-24-04 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $0 $0 14 /16 Register
The Attorney General’s Office and OPOTA are launching the next technological evolution in peace officer training with virtual reality (VR) training. VR training allows officers to practice responding to and defusing potentially volatile scenarios by using soft skills and crisis-management techniques. It gives peace officers the feel of real-life trauma, distractions, reactions and more. Currently there are six VR scenarios available – each lasting eight to 12 minutes – that alone serve as training and may also be integrated into dozens of longer courses. The scenario topics cover mental health, domestic violence, school violence, the teen brain, suicide prevention, and irate families. This 16-hour course will certify instructors to lead student peace officers through the virtual reality training. Once certified, the instructors will be given access to the VR goggles and lesson plans to instruct the VR lessons. Once the VR training is completed, the VR goggles and necessary materials are available at no cost for loan from one of our conveniently located regional partners and academies around the state.
Instructor : Virtual Reality (Immersive Scenario Based Training) Instructor Oct 16, 2024 - Oct 17, 2024 06-000-24-05 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $0 $0 2 /16 Register
The Attorney General’s Office and OPOTA are launching the next technological evolution in peace officer training with virtual reality (VR) training. VR training allows officers to practice responding to and defusing potentially volatile scenarios by using soft skills and crisis-management techniques. It gives peace officers the feel of real-life trauma, distractions, reactions and more. Currently there are six VR scenarios available – each lasting eight to 12 minutes – that alone serve as training and may also be integrated into dozens of longer courses. The scenario topics cover mental health, domestic violence, school violence, the teen brain, suicide prevention, and irate families. This 16-hour course will certify instructors to lead student peace officers through the virtual reality training. Once certified, the instructors will be given access to the VR goggles and lesson plans to instruct the VR lessons. Once the VR training is completed, the VR goggles and necessary materials are available at no cost for loan from one of our conveniently located regional partners and academies around the state.
Instructor : Virtual Reality (Immersive Scenario Based Training) Instructor Nov 13, 2024 - Nov 14, 2024 06-000-24-06 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $0 $0 3 /16 Register
The Attorney General’s Office and OPOTA are launching the next technological evolution in peace officer training with virtual reality (VR) training. VR training allows officers to practice responding to and defusing potentially volatile scenarios by using soft skills and crisis-management techniques. It gives peace officers the feel of real-life trauma, distractions, reactions and more. Currently there are six VR scenarios available – each lasting eight to 12 minutes – that alone serve as training and may also be integrated into dozens of longer courses. The scenario topics cover mental health, domestic violence, school violence, the teen brain, suicide prevention, and irate families. This 16-hour course will certify instructors to lead student peace officers through the virtual reality training. Once certified, the instructors will be given access to the VR goggles and lesson plans to instruct the VR lessons. Once the VR training is completed, the VR goggles and necessary materials are available at no cost for loan from one of our conveniently located regional partners and academies around the state.
Investigations: Death Investigation Oct 7, 2024 - Oct 11, 2024 03-359-24-01 Hamilton County Coroner's Lab, 4477 Carver Woods Dr, Blue Ash, OH 45242 $650 $775 29 /50 Register
The Death Investigation course has been re-designed and updated. The course will be taught by experienced homicide investigators, coroners, and lab personnel. The course addresses the procedures for conducting investigations of various types of human deaths and the investigator's role throughout the process. The topics being covered in this course will be legal aspects in death investigation, death scene approach and documentation, crime scene response, homicide vs. suicide, victimology, sex related deaths, child deaths, victim identification, drug related deaths, death notification, and the autopsy process. STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND AND VIEW AN AUTOPSY DURING THE COURSE. THIS CLASS IS LIMITED TO SWORN LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL. ACTIVE DUTY CIVILIAN CORONER INVESTIGATORS AND CRIME SCENE TECHNICIANS ARE ALSO PERMITTED TO ATTEND THIS CLASS. NOTE: IF THE REGISTRATION PORTAL RESTRICTS YOU FROM REGISTERING, CONTACT OPOTARegistration@OhioAGO.gov for assistance. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Students must bring a laptop or other device capable of reading a usb thumb drive. Course materials will be distributed via thumb drive.
Investigations: Electronic Surveillance Dec 2, 2024 - Dec 3, 2024 03-430-24-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $250 $300 0 /25 Register
This course will cover aspects of conducting electronic surveillance investigations and satisfies the requirements of Ohio Revised Code 2933.64 for certification of investigators who conduct electronic surveillance and wiretaps. This training will be conducted by attorneys and law enforcement officers with extensive wiretap experience. Note: This course is designed for law enforcement personnel eligible under ORC 2933.64 to apply for an Ohio electronic surveillance warrant. Eligible participants must pass a written examination prior to certification. Students will need to bring a laptop.
Investigations: Evidence Based Interview and Interrogation Dec 2, 2024 - Dec 4, 2024 03-142-24-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $600 $675 3 /60 Register
This course is a comprehensive training designed to equip today’s law enforcement officer in eliciting information from victims, witnesses, and suspects. The goal is to master research-based skills for interview and interrogation, while taking every legal advantage allowed by the courts. This course clearly navigates the legal landscape of interrogation beyond any training officers have previously received, creates critical advantages by developing cognitive interviewing skills, and develops the art of persuasion skills within interrogation. The unique baseball diamond schema provides an actionable game plan to use for every interview and interrogation. This course incorporates a video-based pre/post-test, active role-playing and practice, and actual criminal interrogation videos to supplement the 218-page manual that each attendee receives.
Investigations: Fire and Arson Investigation Sep 16, 2024 - Sep 17, 2024 53-383-24-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $300 $350 8 /40 Register
Fire and explosion investigations can be complex and challenging investigations due to the extensive damage and scene alterations which occur during these incidents. This two-day course will introduce participants to the systematic methodology utilized by fire investigators conducting a scientific analysis of both fire and explosion incidents. The first day will include an overview of the Scientific Method, basic fire science, the systematic methodology utilized to identify the area of origin and conducting a detailed analysis of potential causes for fire and explosion incidents. The second day of the course will introduce participants to legal issues associated with fire investigations, integrating the fire scene investigation into a traditional criminal investigation, conducting arson investigations, explosion incidents and fire incidents with injuries and fatalities. Instructor: Jeff Spaulding has almost thirty (30) years service experience, functioning in a variety of both fire and emergency medical service (EMS) positions. Currently, he is a Deputy Chief for the Middletown Fire Department. For the past twenty five (25) years, Jeff has been conducting origin and cause investigations in both the public and private sectors; having personally conducted or supervised more than 3000 fire and explosion investigations. Additionally, Jeff has been qualified in both federal and multiple state courts as an expert witness in the field of fire and explosion investigations. Jeff has also provided peer reviews for several fire service textbooks including Dr. John DeHaan’s “Kirk’s Fire Investigation” 6th Ed. and authored several chapters of text in the new National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) text book “Fire Investigator: Principles and Practices” 3rd and 4th Editions. Students should bring a laptop or other device capable of reading a usb thumb drive. Course materials will be distributed via thumb drive.
Investigations: Sexual Assault Investigation Oct 21, 2024 - Oct 22, 2024 03-676-24-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $250 $300 37 /60 Register
This course addresses the role of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)in the investigatory process. It also discusses best practices in interviewing victims and perpetrators, evidence collection, and investigation. Finally, the course will include a block on criminal procedure issues. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Students must bring a laptop or device capable of reading a USB flash drive to class. Course materials will be provided on a USB flash drive.
Investigations: Statement Analysis for the Informed Interview Jul 18, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024 03-730-24-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $350 $400 14 /20 Register
For years officers have been collecting Witness, Victim and Suspect statements, as a matter of routine, and often fail to recognize the importance of what the writer is really conveying or purposely omitting. Through the Statement Analysis process, officers and investigators can gain insight that will prove invaluable in the interview/interrogation phase of the investigation. By analyzing the deliberate words people use, paying attention to the balance of the statement, the strength of their insinuations and a number of other critical factors, the Statement Analysis process will guide our investigators through a deliberate course of questioning. Statement Analysis will change the way our officers and investigators process criminal investigations and will unquestionably lead to a higher clearance and solve rate. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Bring a laptop to class.
Investigations: Statement Analysis for the Informed Interview Sep 16, 2024 - Sep 17, 2024 03-730-24-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $350 $400 20 /20 Register
For years officers have been collecting Witness, Victim and Suspect statements, as a matter of routine, and often fail to recognize the importance of what the writer is really conveying or purposely omitting. Through the Statement Analysis process, officers and investigators can gain insight that will prove invaluable in the interview/interrogation phase of the investigation. By analyzing the deliberate words people use, paying attention to the balance of the statement, the strength of their insinuations and a number of other critical factors, the Statement Analysis process will guide our investigators through a deliberate course of questioning. Statement Analysis will change the way our officers and investigators process criminal investigations and will unquestionably lead to a higher clearance and solve rate. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Bring a laptop to class.
Legal: Peace Officer Basic Training Legal Instructor Mar 3, 2025 - Mar 7, 2025 03-338-25-01 Kent State Trumbull - Rm 202-211, 4314 Mahoning Ave, Warren, OH 4483 $600 $725 0 /24 Register
The Peace Officer Basic Training Legal Instructor class prepares instructors to teach the Peace Officer Basic Training Unit 2-Legal. Topics include: Ohio Revised Code, Arrest, Search and Seizure, Use of Force, Civil Liability and Testifying in Court. Students will be required to research statutes and case law and present lesson plans from the Legal Unit. This is an academically challenging course that will require work outside the classroom to prepare. Students need to be able to meet OPOTA special topic requirements and/or have unit instructor certification. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Course materials will be provided on a flash drive. Please bring a laptop to class.
Legal: Search Warrant Preparation Dec 2, 2024 - Dec 3, 2024 03-729-24-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $275 $325 5 /15 Register
This comprehensive, practical course focuses on the constitutional requirements and fundamentals of writing a search warrant. Students will prepare search warrants involving drugs, homicide, technology and other areas of interest. This intensive course requires students to complete several warrants and other assignments. Homework will be assigned on the first day. Students are required to bring a laptop. This course is strictly limited to sworn law enforcement only. LAPTOP REQUIRED. SWORN LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY.
Management and Supervision: First Line Supervision Jul 22, 2024 - Jul 25, 2024 01-004-24-07 Owens Community College - 30150 Tracy Road, Walbridge, OH 43465 for Emergency Preparedness $460 $560 5 /20 Register
This four-day course is for new supervisors or those looking to enter supervision. Topics covered include: The Culture of Law Enforcement, Role of the First Line Supervisor, Communication and Motivation, Evaluations, Internal Investigations, Discipline, Overview of Labor and Management, Fundamentals of Leadership, Management Styles, Decision Making and Problem Solving, Civil Liability and Constitutional Issues.
Management and Supervision: First Line Supervision Oct 21, 2024 - Oct 24, 2024 01-004-24-03 Hollenbeck Bailey Creative Arts Center - Room 115 - 275 South Limestone St, Springfield, Ohio 45505 $460 $560 30 /30 Register
This four-day course is for new supervisors or those looking to enter supervision. Topics covered include: The Culture of Law Enforcement, Role of the First Line Supervisor, Communication and Motivation, Evaluations, Internal Investigations, Discipline, Overview of Labor and Management, Fundamentals of Leadership, Management Styles, Decision Making and Problem Solving, Civil Liability and Constitutional Issues.
Management and Supervision: New Chiefs Training Oct 7, 2024 - Oct 11, 2024 01-509-24-02 Drury Inn Suites Polaris, 8805 Orion Place, Columbus, OH 43240 $0 $0 49 /56 Register
Pursuant to R.C. 109.804, New Chief's Training class in mandatory for all newly appointed chiefs within six months of appointment. This class will address the challenges associated with being appointed to the rank of chief and provide an introduction to those critical issues. Subjects include situational leadership, recruitment, hiring and retention, ethics, OHLEG, LEADS and OPOTC requirements to name a few. Guest instructors provided by the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) will provide instruction for this class. The training will be held at the Drury Inn (Polaris) 8805 Orion Pl, Columbus, OH 43240. (614) 854-0216 We have reserved 20 rooms at the Drury Inn and Suites Polaris in Columbus for Sunday, March 10th-15th 2024 and October 6th-11th 2024. The room rate is $122/night before taxes. Please Reserve ASAP. You can reserve a room by going to www.druryhotels.com and entering the group number or calling 1-800-325-0720 and using the group number (10094184 March) or (10094200 October). Students should bring a laptop to class. All course material will be provided on flash drives.
Patrol: ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) Jul 11, 2024 - Jul 12, 2024 05-507-24-10 Hocking College; The Lodge, Conference Rm 1, 15770 State Route 691, Nelsonville, Oh 45764 $0 $0 25 /30 Register
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) provides officers with general knowledge related to drug impaired driving and promotes the use of Drug Recognition Experts (DRE). Law enforcement officers will learn to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired driving crashes. The ARIDE program stresses the importance of the signs and symptoms of the seven drug categories. Officers attending this course will receive an update/refresher of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFSTs) and must successfully pass an SFST proficiency evaluation. This training also promotes interaction with representatives from the state's prosecution community who are encouraged to attend. The instructors for this course are all Ohio DRE certified instructors. PREREQUISITE(S): Officer must have had NHTSA SFST training or ADAP. OUT OF STATE OFFICER COST: $250.00
Patrol: ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) Aug 5, 2024 - Aug 6, 2024 05-507-24-13 NCOESC 928 West Market St., Tiffin, OH 44883 $0 $0 30 /30 Register
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) provides officers with general knowledge related to drug impaired driving and promotes the use of Drug Recognition Experts (DRE). Law enforcement officers will learn to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired driving crashes. The ARIDE program stresses the importance of the signs and symptoms of the seven drug categories. Officers attending this course will receive an update/refresher of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFSTs) and must successfully pass an SFST proficiency evaluation. This training also promotes interaction with representatives from the state's prosecution community who are encouraged to attend. The instructors for this course are all Ohio DRE certified instructors. PREREQUISITE(S): Officer must have had NHTSA SFST training or ADAP. OUT OF STATE OFFICER COST: $250.00
Patrol: ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) Sep 12, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024 05-507-24-03 Scarlet Oaks Campus, Community Rm 802 ABC, 300 Scarlet Oaks Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45241 $0 $0 26 /26 Register
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) provides officers with general knowledge related to drug impaired driving and promotes the use of Drug Recognition Experts (DRE). Law enforcement officers will learn to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired driving crashes. The ARIDE program stresses the importance of the signs and symptoms of the seven drug categories. Officers attending this course will receive an update/refresher of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFSTs) and must successfully pass an SFST proficiency evaluation. This training also promotes interaction with representatives from the state's prosecution community who are encouraged to attend. The instructors for this course are all Ohio DRE certified instructors. PREREQUISITE(S): Officer must have had NHTSA SFST training or ADAP. OUT OF STATE OFFICER COST: $250.00
Patrol: ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) Sep 23, 2024 - Sep 24, 2024 05-507-24-09 Kent State Univ- Trumbull; Rm 202, Student Svcs. Bldg., 4314 Mahoning Ave, Warren, OH 44483 $0 $0 30 /30 Register
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) provides officers with general knowledge related to drug impaired driving and promotes the use of Drug Recognition Experts (DRE). Law enforcement officers will learn to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired driving crashes. The ARIDE program stresses the importance of the signs and symptoms of the seven drug categories. Officers attending this course will receive an update/refresher of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFSTs) and must successfully pass an SFST proficiency evaluation. This training also promotes interaction with representatives from the state's prosecution community who are encouraged to attend. The instructors for this course are all Ohio DRE certified instructors. PREREQUISITE(S): Officer must have had NHTSA SFST training or ADAP. OUT OF STATE OFFICER COST: $250.00
Patrol: ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) Oct 21, 2024 - Oct 22, 2024 05-507-24-07 Clark State College - Brinkman Edu Center Rm 109, 100 S. Limestone St., Springfield, Oh 45502 $0 $0 30 /30 Register
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) provides officers with general knowledge related to drug impaired driving and promotes the use of Drug Recognition Experts (DRE). Law enforcement officers will learn to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired driving crashes. The ARIDE program stresses the importance of the signs and symptoms of the seven drug categories. Officers attending this course will receive an update/refresher of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFSTs) and must successfully pass an SFST proficiency evaluation. This training also promotes interaction with representatives from the state's prosecution community who are encouraged to attend. The instructors for this course are all Ohio DRE certified instructors. PREREQUISITE(S): Officer must have had NHTSA SFST training or ADAP. OUT OF STATE OFFICER COST: $250.00
Patrol: ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) Nov 18, 2024 - Nov 19, 2024 05-507-24-05 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $0 $0 0 /30 Register
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) provides officers with general knowledge related to drug impaired driving and promotes the use of Drug Recognition Experts (DRE). Law enforcement officers will learn to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired driving crashes. The ARIDE program stresses the importance of the signs and symptoms of the seven drug categories. Officers attending this course will receive an update/refresher of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFSTs) and must successfully pass an SFST proficiency evaluation. This training also promotes interaction with representatives from the state's prosecution community who are encouraged to attend. The instructors for this course are all Ohio DRE certified instructors. PREREQUISITE(S): Officer must have had NHTSA SFST training or ADAP. OUT OF STATE OFFICER COST: $250.00
Patrol: ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) Dec 2, 2024 - Dec 3, 2024 05-507-24-11 Delaware License Agency, 2079 U.S. Hwy 23 N, Delaware, OH 43015 $0 $0 20 /30 Register
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) provides officers with general knowledge related to drug impaired driving and promotes the use of Drug Recognition Experts (DRE). Law enforcement officers will learn to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired driving crashes. The ARIDE program stresses the importance of the signs and symptoms of the seven drug categories. Officers attending this course will receive an update/refresher of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFSTs) and must successfully pass an SFST proficiency evaluation. This training also promotes interaction with representatives from the state's prosecution community who are encouraged to attend. The instructors for this course are all Ohio DRE certified instructors. PREREQUISITE(S): Officer must have had NHTSA SFST training or ADAP. OUT OF STATE OFFICER COST: $250.00
Patrol: Canine Evaluator Update Aug 9, 2024 - Aug 9, 2024 55-341-24-02 Green Twp. Police Training Center 2808 Blue Rock Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45239 $175 $200 34 /50 Register
This one day Update course satisfies the core course and the evaluator course for (previous) patrol-related and/or special purpose canine evaluators as required by Ohio Administrative Code 109:2-7-04 for canine evaluator certification issued by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission . Please make sure you read the Ohio Administrative Code 109:2-7-04 details to ensure you are qualified to enroll.
Patrol: Canine Evaluator's Course Aug 5, 2024 - Aug 7, 2024 55-340-24-02 Green Twp. Police Training Center 2808 Blue Rock Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45239 $400 $475 15 /15 Register
This three day course satisfies the core course and the evaluator course for patrol-related and/or special purpose canine evaluators as required by Ohio Administrative Code 109:2-7-04 to apply for canine evaluator certification issued by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission.
Patrol: Field Training Officer (FTO) Program (Ohio Model) Jun 25, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024 05-485-24-04 Kent State Ashtabula - 3300 Lake Road West, Room C-207, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004 $350 $425 11 /20 Register
This three-day course is designed to provide either newly appointed Field Training Officers or veteran FTOs wishing to refresh their skills, insights into training and evaluation principals needed while working with a probationary officer. The class emphasizes the FTO’s role in assisting new officers in applying the knowledge and skills acquired during basic training. The course highlights instructional techniques, leadership, ethics and role modeling to include discussion of adult learning principles. Consistency in evaluation of trainee performance is practiced during realistic scenarios. Group discussions and case study exercises are a focus of student centered learning during facilitated presentations. The lesson is adapted from the San Jose Model/California POST Curriculum and presented from an Ohio legal perspective. Students are to bring a laptop or tablet type computer will an available USB port and .pdf file type viewer (i.e. Adobe Acrobat). Students are also encouraged to bring a current copy of their agency's FTO program.
Patrol: Field Training Officer (FTO) Program (Ohio Model) Aug 6, 2024 - Aug 8, 2024 05-485-24-07 Kent State Trumbull - Student Services Bldg., Rm 202, 4314 Mahoning Ave, Warren OH 44483 $400 $475 20 /20 Register
This three-day course is designed to provide either newly appointed Field Training Officers or veteran FTOs wishing to refresh their skills, insights into training and evaluation principals needed while working with a probationary officer. The class emphasizes the FTO’s role in assisting new officers in applying the knowledge and skills acquired during basic training. The course highlights instructional techniques, leadership, ethics and role modeling to include discussion of adult learning principles. Consistency in evaluation of trainee performance is practiced during realistic scenarios. Group discussions and case study exercises are a focus of student centered learning during facilitated presentations. The lesson is adapted from the San Jose Model/California POST Curriculum and presented from an Ohio legal perspective. Students are to bring a laptop or tablet type computer will an available USB port and .pdf file type viewer (i.e. Adobe Acrobat). Students are also encouraged to bring a current copy of their agency's FTO program.
Patrol: Field Training Officer (FTO) Program (Ohio Model) Aug 28, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024 05-485-24-16 Clark State College - BEC Room 109, 100 S Limestone St, Springfield, Ohio 45505 $400 $475 6 /25 Register
This three-day course is designed to provide either newly appointed Field Training Officers or veteran FTOs wishing to refresh their skills, insights into training and evaluation principals needed while working with a probationary officer. The class emphasizes the FTO’s role in assisting new officers in applying the knowledge and skills acquired during basic training. The course highlights instructional techniques, leadership, ethics and role modeling to include discussion of adult learning principles. Consistency in evaluation of trainee performance is practiced during realistic scenarios. Group discussions and case study exercises are a focus of student centered learning during facilitated presentations. The lesson is adapted from the San Jose Model/California POST Curriculum and presented from an Ohio legal perspective. Students are to bring a laptop or tablet type computer will an available USB port and .pdf file type viewer (i.e. Adobe Acrobat). Students are also encouraged to bring a current copy of their agency's FTO program.
Patrol: Field Training Officer (FTO) Program (Ohio Model) Sep 3, 2024 - Sep 5, 2024 05-485-24-12 Lorain County Community College - 1005 N Abbe Rd, iLoft 223, Elyria, OH 44035 $400 $475 9 /24 Register
This three-day course is designed to provide either newly appointed Field Training Officers or veteran FTOs wishing to refresh their skills, insights into training and evaluation principals needed while working with a probationary officer. The class emphasizes the FTO’s role in assisting new officers in applying the knowledge and skills acquired during basic training. The course highlights instructional techniques, leadership, ethics and role modeling to include discussion of adult learning principles. Consistency in evaluation of trainee performance is practiced during realistic scenarios. Group discussions and case study exercises are a focus of student centered learning during facilitated presentations. The lesson is adapted from the San Jose Model/California POST Curriculum and presented from an Ohio legal perspective. Students are to bring a laptop or tablet type computer will an available USB port and .pdf file type viewer (i.e. Adobe Acrobat). Students are also encouraged to bring a current copy of their agency's FTO program.
Patrol: Field Training Officer (FTO) Program (Ohio Model) Sep 17, 2024 - Sep 19, 2024 05-485-24-10 Scarlet Oaks Campus Public Safety Services 200 Scarlet Oaks Drive Cincinnati OH 45241 $400 $475 17 /25 Register
This three-day course is designed to provide either newly appointed Field Training Officers or veteran FTOs wishing to refresh their skills, insights into training and evaluation principals needed while working with a probationary officer. The class emphasizes the FTO’s role in assisting new officers in applying the knowledge and skills acquired during basic training. The course highlights instructional techniques, leadership, ethics and role modeling to include discussion of adult learning principles. Consistency in evaluation of trainee performance is practiced during realistic scenarios. Group discussions and case study exercises are a focus of student centered learning during facilitated presentations. The lesson is adapted from the San Jose Model/California POST Curriculum and presented from an Ohio legal perspective. Students are to bring a laptop or tablet type computer will an available USB port and .pdf file type viewer (i.e. Adobe Acrobat). Students are also encouraged to bring a current copy of their agency's FTO program.
Patrol: Field Training Officer (FTO) Program (Ohio Model) Oct 28, 2024 - Oct 30, 2024 05-485-24-13 Hocking College - 3301 Hocking Parkway, Public Safety Building, Room 205, Nelsonville, OH 45764 $400 $475 6 /20 Register
This three-day course is designed to provide either newly appointed Field Training Officers or veteran FTOs wishing to refresh their skills, insights into training and evaluation principals needed while working with a probationary officer. The class emphasizes the FTO’s role in assisting new officers in applying the knowledge and skills acquired during basic training. The course highlights instructional techniques, leadership, ethics and role modeling to include discussion of adult learning principles. Consistency in evaluation of trainee performance is practiced during realistic scenarios. Group discussions and case study exercises are a focus of student centered learning during facilitated presentations. The lesson is adapted from the San Jose Model/California POST Curriculum and presented from an Ohio legal perspective. Students are to bring a laptop or tablet type computer will an available USB port and .pdf file type viewer (i.e. Adobe Acrobat). Students are also encouraged to bring a current copy of their agency's FTO program.
Patrol: Field Training Officer (FTO) Program (Ohio Model) Jan 21, 2025 - Jan 23, 2025 05-485-25-01 Kent State Twinsburg - 1612 Enterprise Parkway, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087 $400 $475 1 /24 Register
This three-day course is designed to provide either newly appointed Field Training Officers or veteran FTOs wishing to refresh their skills, insights into training and evaluation principals needed while working with a probationary officer. The class emphasizes the FTO’s role in assisting new officers in applying the knowledge and skills acquired during basic training. The course highlights instructional techniques, leadership, ethics and role modeling to include discussion of adult learning principles. Consistency in evaluation of trainee performance is practiced during realistic scenarios. Group discussions and case study exercises are a focus of student centered learning during facilitated presentations. The lesson is adapted from the San Jose Model/California POST Curriculum and presented from an Ohio legal perspective. Students are to bring a laptop or tablet type computer will an available USB port and .pdf file type viewer (i.e. Adobe Acrobat). Students are also encouraged to bring a current copy of their agency's FTO program.
Patrol: Field Training Officer (FTO) Program (Ohio Model) Feb 18, 2025 - Feb 20, 2025 05-485-25-02 Kent State Trumbull - 4314 Mahoning Ave, Room 202 & 211, Student Services Building, Warr $400 $475 0 /24 Register
This three-day course is designed to provide either newly appointed Field Training Officers or veteran FTOs wishing to refresh their skills, insights into training and evaluation principals needed while working with a probationary officer. The class emphasizes the FTO’s role in assisting new officers in applying the knowledge and skills acquired during basic training. The course highlights instructional techniques, leadership, ethics and role modeling to include discussion of adult learning principles. Consistency in evaluation of trainee performance is practiced during realistic scenarios. Group discussions and case study exercises are a focus of student centered learning during facilitated presentations. The lesson is adapted from the San Jose Model/California POST Curriculum and presented from an Ohio legal perspective. Students are to bring a laptop or tablet type computer will an available USB port and .pdf file type viewer (i.e. Adobe Acrobat). Students are also encouraged to bring a current copy of their agency's FTO program.
Patrol: SFST (Standardized Field Sobriety Testing) Instructor Jun 24, 2024 - Jun 28, 2024 06-480-24-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $0 $0 15 /24 Register
Students will be certified to instruct the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommended Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Ohio OVI enforcement course. Course material includes a review of instructor skills, presentation of the OVI curriculum, individual presentation of the material and a written test. Volunteer drinkers are used to test the student's proficiency with the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests during the live drinking session. All teaching materials will be provided to the student. Upon successful completion of the course and BAS certification, the student will be OPOTC certified as a qualified instructor for the Basic SFST courses (Unit 8) taught in Ohio. This is an instructor course and students should have a good understanding and mastery of the administration of the SFSTs prior to coming to the class. A proficiency test on the administration of the Field Sobriety Tests will take place at the beginning of the course that must be passed to complete the course. Applicants must have successfully completed a basic DUI enforcement course (SFST or ADAP). Students should bring a laptop to the class in order to access the course material which will be given on a flash drive. The computer will also be useful in the students' preparation of their teachback. COST IS $500.00 in 2022 and 2023 FOR OUT OF STATE OFFICERS
Patrol: SFST (Standardized Field Sobriety Testing) Instructor Sep 9, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024 06-480-24-03 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $0 $0 14 /24 Register
Students will be certified to instruct the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommended Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Ohio OVI enforcement course. Course material includes a review of instructor skills, presentation of the OVI curriculum, individual presentation of the material and a written test. Volunteer drinkers are used to test the student's proficiency with the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests during the live drinking session. All teaching materials will be provided to the student. Upon successful completion of the course and BAS certification, the student will be OPOTC certified as a qualified instructor for the Basic SFST courses (Unit 8) taught in Ohio. This is an instructor course and students should have a good understanding and mastery of the administration of the SFSTs prior to coming to the class. A proficiency test on the administration of the Field Sobriety Tests will take place at the beginning of the course that must be passed to complete the course. Applicants must have successfully completed a basic DUI enforcement course (SFST or ADAP). Students should bring a laptop to the class in order to access the course material which will be given on a flash drive. The computer will also be useful in the students' preparation of their teachback. COST IS $500.00 in 2022 and 2023 FOR OUT OF STATE OFFICERS
Patrol: Stops & Approaches Instructor Jun 25, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024 05-474-24-08 Hocking College, Public Safety Building, Rm 208, 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, OH 45764 $175 $200 11 /20 Register
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach a traffic stops program to in-service personnel and/or basic academy cadets. Classroom time will be devoted to an overview of tactics and discussion of current case law and the Ohio Revised Code as it pertains to common traffic stop encounters. Time will also be used to cover teaching philosophies and techniques. The curriculum mirrors instruction of the basic academy program. The focus of the course is on teaching the program rather than performing the techniques as students. The course includes a classroom teach back as well as a practical teach back. This is an instructor level course. Emphasis is placed on teaching of techniques, knowledge and skills. Students will teach, critique and remediate more than they perform training scenarios. Special Needs: Computer with a USP port
Patrol: Stops & Approaches Instructor Jul 10, 2024 - Jul 10, 2024 05-474-24-06 Kent State Twinsburg - 7996 Darrow Rd, Room #1 Regional Training, Twinsburg, OH 44087 $175 $200 24 /24 Register
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach a traffic stops program to in-service personnel and/or basic academy cadets. Classroom time will be devoted to an overview of tactics and discussion of current case law and the Ohio Revised Code as it pertains to common traffic stop encounters. Time will also be used to cover teaching philosophies and techniques. The curriculum mirrors instruction of the basic academy program. The focus of the course is on teaching the program rather than performing the techniques as students. The course includes a classroom teach back as well as a practical teach back. This is an instructor level course. Emphasis is placed on teaching of techniques, knowledge and skills. Students will teach, critique and remediate more than they perform training scenarios. Special Needs: Computer with a USP port
Patrol: Stops & Approaches Instructor Jul 19, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024 05-474-24-07 Clark State College - BEC Room 109, 100 S Limestone St, Springfield, Ohio 45505 $175 $200 5 /30 Register
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach a traffic stops program to in-service personnel and/or basic academy cadets. Classroom time will be devoted to an overview of tactics and discussion of current case law and the Ohio Revised Code as it pertains to common traffic stop encounters. Time will also be used to cover teaching philosophies and techniques. The curriculum mirrors instruction of the basic academy program. The focus of the course is on teaching the program rather than performing the techniques as students. The course includes a classroom teach back as well as a practical teach back. This is an instructor level course. Emphasis is placed on teaching of techniques, knowledge and skills. Students will teach, critique and remediate more than they perform training scenarios. Special Needs: Computer with a USP port
Patrol: Stops & Approaches Instructor Sep 12, 2024 - Sep 12, 2024 05-474-24-03 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $185 $210 16 /30 Register
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach a traffic stops program to in-service personnel and/or basic academy cadets. Classroom time will be devoted to an overview of tactics and discussion of current case law and the Ohio Revised Code as it pertains to common traffic stop encounters. Time will also be used to cover teaching philosophies and techniques. The curriculum mirrors instruction of the basic academy program. The focus of the course is on teaching the program rather than performing the techniques as students. The course includes a classroom teach back as well as a practical teach back. This is an instructor level course. Emphasis is placed on teaching of techniques, knowledge and skills. Students will teach, critique and remediate more than they perform training scenarios. Special Needs: Computer with a USP port
Skills Development: Modern Report Writing Sep 10, 2024 - Sep 10, 2024 01-045-24-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $150 $175 25 /25 Register
This course assists report writers and reviewers in preparing accurate, concise, and complete investigative reports. Topics covered will include report organization, grammar, issue-spotting, and communication styles and formats. Additionally this course is required for those interested in teaching Modern Report Writing in the basic academy. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Supplies for taking notes and writing reports. A laptop might also be helpful if you have one available.
Skills Development: Modern Report Writing Nov 6, 2024 - Nov 6, 2024 01-045-24-03 Kent State Trumbull - Student Services Bldg., Rm 202, 4314 Mahoning Ave, Warren OH 44483 $150 $175 9 /24 Register
This course assists report writers and reviewers in preparing accurate, concise, and complete investigative reports. Topics covered will include report organization, grammar, issue-spotting, and communication styles and formats. Additionally this course is required for those interested in teaching Modern Report Writing in the basic academy. SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Supplies for taking notes and writing reports. A laptop might also be helpful if you have one available.
Special Response Operations: TMP - Decision Making Under Stress Aug 26, 2024 - Aug 26, 2024 05-721-24-02 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $175 $200 20 /20 Register
The TMP class fulfills the OAC requirements for Tactical Medical Professionals to complete a scenario training course developed by OPOTA. The class focuses on pre-mission planning, medical threat assessments and providing care to individuals in high threat environments. OPOTA will provide the Simunition weapons, ammo and basic protective equipment (masks, neck, groin and gloves). Listed below is the equipment list students are responsible to bring with them. PREREQUISITE(S): OPOTC approved firearms program or sworn officer Knowledge of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) &/or Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Long sleeve shirt, duty belt, body armor, gloves, medical bags/equipment and any other tactical equipment that you might use.
Special Response Operations: VIP/Principal Protection Level I Jul 15, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024 05-394-24-01 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $750 $875 15 /20 Register
This five-day course will cover personal protection for principals/ dignitaries and executives. Students will conduct threat assessments and develop an operational plan for the movement of principals (including advance and route planning). Information will include: ambush-counter techniques, bomb searches, and protective formations in both pedestrian and vehicular movements. A portion of the material will be presented from the viewpoint of the protection team. This will assist the student-officer should he/she have to function in the role of dignitary/principal protector, as well as improve the relationship between law enforcement officers and protection personnel during visits of dignitaries with protection teams. Late night exercises may be scheduled at any time. It is highly recommended that students be in good physical condition for attendance. Prerequisites: It is highly recommended that students be in good physical condition for attendance.
Subject Control: EF Combatives Instructor Certification Course Jul 29, 2024 - Aug 2, 2024 88-119-24-01 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $1120 $0 0 /40 Register
The purpose of this in-person instructor course is to create effective LE Professionals. The course is designed to equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to train and lead their peers in an effort to raise the standard of training as it pertains to combatives, defensive tactics, and use of force situations. In addition to the five days of in-person training, students also receive the EFC Skills Video Library featuring video demonstrations by Jay Wadsworth of all techniques taught in the course. This is not an OPOTA course. All registrations and payments are done through the EFC website or their personnel. See the link below for registration and additional information. https://www.efcombatives.com/bundle/042924-050324-london-oh-efc-instructor-certification-course Material Needed for Class: Water, Lunch, Snacks Holster or Duty Belt w/ Training (Blue) Gun Wrestling Shoes or Sneakers (No Boots) Handcuffs & Handcuff Key BDU-style Pants & T-shirt/Athletic Top Mobile Device (Phone, Laptop, Tablet) With Ability to Connect to the Internet MMA Gloves Mouth Guard (Optional) NOGI or GI for Lunch BJJ Rolls (Optional)
Subject Control: Impact Weapons Instructor Jul 24, 2024 - Jul 25, 2024 06-707-24-05 Scarlet Oaks Campus Public Safety Services 200 Scarlet Oaks Drive Cincinnati OH 45241 $250 $300 8 /25 Register
This course is designed to qualify students to become Impact Weapons instructors for Peace Officer Basic Training and agency in-service training. This is a vendor-neutral course that offers concepts that apply to expandable, straight, short, and side handle batons. It also includes applications of environmental impact weapons (e.g., flashlight, handcuffs). Topics will include: legal considerations, weapon retention, transitions to other force options, impact weapon skills, drill and scenario development. This is a physical course and the students must be fit for duty. Equipment: Duty gear (including baton and holder), clothing for physical activity, and any other training gear you may need to train safely. (NO LIVE WEAPONS!) All students should have operator level training with an impact weapon.
Subject Control: Impact Weapons Instructor Aug 5, 2024 - Aug 6, 2024 06-707-24-08 Clark State College - BEC, Downtown Springfield, Room 007, 100 South Limestone St. Springfield, OH $250 $300 6 /20 Register
This course is designed to qualify students to become Impact Weapons instructors for Peace Officer Basic Training and agency in-service training. This is a vendor-neutral course that offers concepts that apply to expandable, straight, short, and side handle batons. It also includes applications of environmental impact weapons (e.g., flashlight, handcuffs). Topics will include: legal considerations, weapon retention, transitions to other force options, impact weapon skills, drill and scenario development. This is a physical course and the students must be fit for duty. Equipment: Duty gear (including baton and holder), clothing for physical activity, and any other training gear you may need to train safely. (NO LIVE WEAPONS!) All students should have operator level training with an impact weapon.
Subject Control: Impact Weapons Instructor Oct 9, 2024 - Oct 10, 2024 06-707-24-06 Scarlet Oaks Campus Public Safety Services 200 Scarlet Oaks Drive Cincinnati OH 45241 $250 $300 5 /25 Register
This course is designed to qualify students to become Impact Weapons instructors for Peace Officer Basic Training and agency in-service training. This is a vendor-neutral course that offers concepts that apply to expandable, straight, short, and side handle batons. It also includes applications of environmental impact weapons (e.g., flashlight, handcuffs). Topics will include: legal considerations, weapon retention, transitions to other force options, impact weapon skills, drill and scenario development. This is a physical course and the students must be fit for duty. Equipment: Duty gear (including baton and holder), clothing for physical activity, and any other training gear you may need to train safely. (NO LIVE WEAPONS!) All students should have operator level training with an impact weapon.
Subject Control: Impact Weapons Instructor Nov 14, 2024 - Nov 15, 2024 06-707-24-03 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $250 $300 13 /24 Register
This course is designed to qualify students to become Impact Weapons instructors for Peace Officer Basic Training and agency in-service training. This is a vendor-neutral course that offers concepts that apply to expandable, straight, short, and side handle batons. It also includes applications of environmental impact weapons (e.g., flashlight, handcuffs). Topics will include: legal considerations, weapon retention, transitions to other force options, impact weapon skills, drill and scenario development. This is a physical course and the students must be fit for duty. Equipment: Duty gear (including baton and holder), clothing for physical activity, and any other training gear you may need to train safely. (NO LIVE WEAPONS!) All students should have operator level training with an impact weapon.
Subject Control: Individual Chemical Aerosol Instructor Aug 13, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024 06-481-24-08 Scarlet Oaks Campus Public Safety Services 200 Scarlet Oaks Drive Cincinnati OH 45241 $150 $175 7 /20 Register
This one day course is designed to qualify students to become instructors in the use of individual chemical aerosol units (e.g., OC). This is a vendor-neutral course that offers concepts and guidelines for initial and in-service training. Topics include: Reasonable use of force considerations, deployment tactics, arrest and control, surviving an aerosol assault, medical considerations, de-contamination procedures, and scenario development. Direct contamination is recommended for first time instructors but NOT mandatory. This is a physical course and the students must be fit for duty. Equipment needed: Duty belt or carrier including holster for chemical aerosols as well as pouches and holsters for weapons students may also be issued, (e.g., Taser, firearms, batons) clothing for physical activity, and any other training gear you may need to train safely. PREREQUISITE(S): All students should have operator level knowledge of chemical aerosol units.
Subject Control: Individual Chemical Aerosol Instructor Sep 4, 2024 - Sep 4, 2024 06-481-24-05 Clark State College - BEC Room 109, 100 S Limestone St, Springfield, Ohio 45505 $150 $175 7 /20 Register
This one day course is designed to qualify students to become instructors in the use of individual chemical aerosol units (e.g., OC). This is a vendor-neutral course that offers concepts and guidelines for initial and in-service training. Topics include: Reasonable use of force considerations, deployment tactics, arrest and control, surviving an aerosol assault, medical considerations, de-contamination procedures, and scenario development. Direct contamination is recommended for first time instructors but NOT mandatory. This is a physical course and the students must be fit for duty. Equipment needed: Duty belt or carrier including holster for chemical aerosols as well as pouches and holsters for weapons students may also be issued, (e.g., Taser, firearms, batons) clothing for physical activity, and any other training gear you may need to train safely. PREREQUISITE(S): All students should have operator level knowledge of chemical aerosol units.
Subject Control: Individual Chemical Aerosol Instructor Nov 13, 2024 - Nov 13, 2024 06-481-24-03 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $150 $175 9 /24 Register
This one day course is designed to qualify students to become instructors in the use of individual chemical aerosol units (e.g., OC). This is a vendor-neutral course that offers concepts and guidelines for initial and in-service training. Topics include: Reasonable use of force considerations, deployment tactics, arrest and control, surviving an aerosol assault, medical considerations, de-contamination procedures, and scenario development. Direct contamination is recommended for first time instructors but NOT mandatory. This is a physical course and the students must be fit for duty. Equipment needed: Duty belt or carrier including holster for chemical aerosols as well as pouches and holsters for weapons students may also be issued, (e.g., Taser, firearms, batons) clothing for physical activity, and any other training gear you may need to train safely. PREREQUISITE(S): All students should have operator level knowledge of chemical aerosol units.
Subject Control: Individual Chemical Aerosol Instructor Nov 18, 2024 - Nov 18, 2024 06-481-24-09 Scarlet Oaks Campus Public Safety Services 200 Scarlet Oaks Drive Cincinnati OH 45241 $150 $175 1 /20 Register
This one day course is designed to qualify students to become instructors in the use of individual chemical aerosol units (e.g., OC). This is a vendor-neutral course that offers concepts and guidelines for initial and in-service training. Topics include: Reasonable use of force considerations, deployment tactics, arrest and control, surviving an aerosol assault, medical considerations, de-contamination procedures, and scenario development. Direct contamination is recommended for first time instructors but NOT mandatory. This is a physical course and the students must be fit for duty. Equipment needed: Duty belt or carrier including holster for chemical aerosols as well as pouches and holsters for weapons students may also be issued, (e.g., Taser, firearms, batons) clothing for physical activity, and any other training gear you may need to train safely. PREREQUISITE(S): All students should have operator level knowledge of chemical aerosol units.
Subject Control: Individual Chemical Aerosol Instructor Mar 20, 2025 - Mar 20, 2025 06-481-25-01 Kent State Twinsburg - 1612 Enterprise Parkway, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087 $150 $175 0 /24 Register
This one day course is designed to qualify students to become instructors in the use of individual chemical aerosol units (e.g., OC). This is a vendor-neutral course that offers concepts and guidelines for initial and in-service training. Topics include: Reasonable use of force considerations, deployment tactics, arrest and control, surviving an aerosol assault, medical considerations, de-contamination procedures, and scenario development. Direct contamination is recommended for first time instructors but NOT mandatory. This is a physical course and the students must be fit for duty. Equipment needed: Duty belt or carrier including holster for chemical aerosols as well as pouches and holsters for weapons students may also be issued, (e.g., Taser, firearms, batons) clothing for physical activity, and any other training gear you may need to train safely. PREREQUISITE(S): All students should have operator level knowledge of chemical aerosol units.
Subject Control: Subject Control Instructor Aug 5, 2024 - Aug 23, 2024 05-484-24-05 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $1000 $1250 20 /20 Register
This two-week course is designed to certify officers as subject control instructors for agency in-service or basic academy training. To successfully complete this course, students must pass a written exam and be able to demonstrate and teach the principles of subject control. Principles will include legal standards for use of force, documenting use of force and testifying in court, officer mindset, subject approach, striking, takedowns, handcuffing, ground defense, body lock/hold releases, weapon defenses (i.e., weapon retention, shot avoidance, edged and impact weapon defense), and scenario management. Tactics, situational awareness, and critical decision making will be discussed throughout this course. Note: This course is physically demanding, and students should be is good physical condition to participate This course is specifically designed for certified peace officers and corrections officers that have been through an approved basic training academy. If you are not one of the previously described officers or if you have limited training and experience in subject control, it is recommended that you complete operator level training prior to attending. Any questions can be sent to Aaron.Coey@ohioattorneygeneral.gov. Equipment required: Duty gear (body armor, holster, handcuffs & key, etc.), clothing for physical activity (indoors & outdoors), and any other equipment you feel you may need to train safely. Check the course dates. Some classes have been split over 3 weeks. For split schedules, there will be a week of training, a week off, and then return to finish the second week. PREREQUISITE(S): There is a pre-course assignment that is required for this course. It will be sent via email 3-4 weeks before the class is scheduled to begin. Students must have an operator level understanding of subject control principles. This is an advanced course not designed for beginners.
Subject Control: Subject Control Instructor Sep 9, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024 05-484-24-11 Clark State College - BEC, Downtown Springfield, Room 007, 100 South Limestone St. Springfield, OH $1000 $1250 20 /20 Register
This two-week course is designed to certify officers as subject control instructors for agency in-service or basic academy training. To successfully complete this course, students must pass a written exam and be able to demonstrate and teach the principles of subject control. Principles will include legal standards for use of force, documenting use of force and testifying in court, officer mindset, subject approach, striking, takedowns, handcuffing, ground defense, body lock/hold releases, weapon defenses (i.e., weapon retention, shot avoidance, edged and impact weapon defense), and scenario management. Tactics, situational awareness, and critical decision making will be discussed throughout this course. Note: This course is physically demanding, and students should be is good physical condition to participate This course is specifically designed for certified peace officers and corrections officers that have been through an approved basic training academy. If you are not one of the previously described officers or if you have limited training and experience in subject control, it is recommended that you complete operator level training prior to attending. Any questions can be sent to Aaron.Coey@ohioattorneygeneral.gov. Equipment required: Duty gear (body armor, holster, handcuffs & key, etc.), clothing for physical activity (indoors & outdoors), and any other equipment you feel you may need to train safely. Check the course dates. Some classes have been split over 3 weeks. For split schedules, there will be a week of training, a week off, and then return to finish the second week. PREREQUISITE(S): There is a pre-course assignment that is required for this course. It will be sent via email 3-4 weeks before the class is scheduled to begin. Students must have an operator level understanding of subject control principles. This is an advanced course not designed for beginners.
Subject Control: Subject Control Instructor Oct 7, 2024 - Oct 25, 2024 05-484-24-06 OPOTA - London: Main Academy $1000 $1250 20 /0 Register
This two-week course is designed to certify officers as subject control instructors for agency in-service or basic academy training. To successfully complete this course, students must pass a written exam and be able to demonstrate and teach the principles of subject control. Principles will include legal standards for use of force, documenting use of force and testifying in court, officer mindset, subject approach, striking, takedowns, handcuffing, ground defense, body lock/hold releases, weapon defenses (i.e., weapon retention, shot avoidance, edged and impact weapon defense), and scenario management. Tactics, situational awareness, and critical decision making will be discussed throughout this course. Note: This course is physically demanding, and students should be is good physical condition to participate This course is specifically designed for certified peace officers and corrections officers that have been through an approved basic training academy. If you are not one of the previously described officers or if you have limited training and experience in subject control, it is recommended that you complete operator level training prior to attending. Any questions can be sent to Aaron.Coey@ohioattorneygeneral.gov. Equipment required: Duty gear (body armor, holster, handcuffs & key, etc.), clothing for physical activity (indoors & outdoors), and any other equipment you feel you may need to train safely. Check the course dates. Some classes have been split over 3 weeks. For split schedules, there will be a week of training, a week off, and then return to finish the second week. PREREQUISITE(S): There is a pre-course assignment that is required for this course. It will be sent via email 3-4 weeks before the class is scheduled to begin. Students must have an operator level understanding of subject control principles. This is an advanced course not designed for beginners.
Subject Control: Subject Control Instructor Oct 14, 2024 - Nov 1, 2024 05-484-24-08 Kent State Trumbull - 4314 Mahoning Avenue, Warren, OH 44483 $1000 $1250 20 /20 Register
This two-week course is designed to certify officers as subject control instructors for agency in-service or basic academy training. To successfully complete this course, students must pass a written exam and be able to demonstrate and teach the principles of subject control. Principles will include legal standards for use of force, documenting use of force and testifying in court, officer mindset, subject approach, striking, takedowns, handcuffing, ground defense, body lock/hold releases, weapon defenses (i.e., weapon retention, shot avoidance, edged and impact weapon defense), and scenario management. Tactics, situational awareness, and critical decision making will be discussed throughout this course. Note: This course is physically demanding, and students should be is good physical condition to participate This course is specifically designed for certified peace officers and corrections officers that have been through an approved basic training academy. If you are not one of the previously described officers or if you have limited training and experience in subject control, it is recommended that you complete operator level training prior to attending. Any questions can be sent to Aaron.Coey@ohioattorneygeneral.gov. Equipment required: Duty gear (body armor, holster, handcuffs & key, etc.), clothing for physical activity (indoors & outdoors), and any other equipment you feel you may need to train safely. Check the course dates. Some classes have been split over 3 weeks. For split schedules, there will be a week of training, a week off, and then return to finish the second week. PREREQUISITE(S): There is a pre-course assignment that is required for this course. It will be sent via email 3-4 weeks before the class is scheduled to begin. Students must have an operator level understanding of subject control principles. This is an advanced course not designed for beginners.
Subject Control: Subject Control Instructor Nov 4, 2024 - Nov 22, 2024 05-484-24-09 Clark State College - BEC, Downtown Springfield, Room 007, 100 South Limestone St. Springfield, OH $1000 $1250 7 /20 Register
This two-week course is designed to certify officers as subject control instructors for agency in-service or basic academy training. To successfully complete this course, students must pass a written exam and be able to demonstrate and teach the principles of subject control. Principles will include legal standards for use of force, documenting use of force and testifying in court, officer mindset, subject approach, striking, takedowns, handcuffing, ground defense, body lock/hold releases, weapon defenses (i.e., weapon retention, shot avoidance, edged and impact weapon defense), and scenario management. Tactics, situational awareness, and critical decision making will be discussed throughout this course. Note: This course is physically demanding, and students should be is good physical condition to participate This course is specifically designed for certified peace officers and corrections officers that have been through an approved basic training academy. If you are not one of the previously described officers or if you have limited training and experience in subject control, it is recommended that you complete operator level training prior to attending. Any questions can be sent to Aaron.Coey@ohioattorneygeneral.gov. Equipment required: Duty gear (body armor, holster, handcuffs & key, etc.), clothing for physical activity (indoors & outdoors), and any other equipment you feel you may need to train safely. Check the course dates. Some classes have been split over 3 weeks. For split schedules, there will be a week of training, a week off, and then return to finish the second week. PREREQUISITE(S): There is a pre-course assignment that is required for this course. It will be sent via email 3-4 weeks before the class is scheduled to begin. Students must have an operator level understanding of subject control principles. This is an advanced course not designed for beginners.
Traffic: RADAR and LIDAR (ESMD) Instructor - NHTSA Approved Certification Sep 16, 2024 - Sep 20, 2024 05-210-24-02 Akron Police Department 800 Dan St. Akron, OH 44310 $0 $0 9 /17 Register
The NHTSA RADAR and LiDAR Instructor course utilizes the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( NHTSA ) RADAR and LiDAR Training curriculum. The course will review the theory, history and operation of RADAR and LiDAR devices. Officers will prepare and present instruction in the operation of RADAR and LiDAR devices. The course will include field exercises, speed estimations and preparation for a mock trial and courtroom testimony. RADAR and LiDAR case law will be presented and reviewed. Pre- Req: Must have completed Peace Officer Basic Training after 1/1/2014 or RADAR/LIDAR Operator advanced training course. This course is funded through an OTSO/NHTSA grant and is free for Ohio Law Enforcement Officers only. Out-of-state officers should contact OPOTA for more information.
Traffic: Traffic Crash Level 1 - Collision Investigation Dec 9, 2024 - Dec 13, 2024 03-415-24-02 Stark Cty Sheriff's Office Training Center, 143 1st ST. SE, Massillon, OH 44646 $0 $0 22 /20 Register
This 40-hour Traffic Collision Investigation course will instruct officers on topics including measuring, photographing, recording evidence at crash scenes, and diagramming the scene to scale. Upon completion, officers will be able to analyze a collision and determine what happened before, during, and after the collision. Officers will be instructed on advanced techniques for application of mathematical principles and equations to determine vehicle speeds from tire marks, the use of traffic templates, driver and witness interviews, human factors, evidence from vehicles and the roadway, field sketches, measuring, diagramming, photography, and preparing their case for court. Officers should be familiar with Ohio crash reporting forms and procedures before attending this course. Officers will need a calculator with square root function and will participate in outside exercises. NOTE: THIS CLASS IS GRANT FUNDED AND FREE TO OHIO OFFICERS. STUDENTS OUTSIDE OF OHIO WILL BE CHARGED THE NORMAL COURSE TUITION ($1,150.00) SPECIAL NEEDS/EQUIPMENT/COMMENTS: Officers must provide a laptop computer with Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader installed for use in the course.
Traffic: Traffic Crash Level 3 - Vehicle Dynamics Sep 23, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024 03-418-24-01 Stark Cty Sheriff's Office Training Center, 143 1st ST. SE, Massillon, OH 44646 $0 $0 11 /12 Register
This 40-hour Vehicle Dynamics course includes instruction on how vehicles behave before, during, and after a collision. Much of the course will be spent determining advanced acceleration and deceleration factors to determine time/distance relationships for colliding vehicles. Officers will be instructed on topics including yaw and rotation, post-collision complex drag factor determination, hydroplaning, rollovers and occupant kinematics. Officers will apply empirical testing techniques and mathematical formulas to determine energy, speed and velocity. Students will need a calculator with square root function, sine/co-sine, and parentheses and will participate in outside exercises. NOTE: THIS CLASS IS GRANT FUNDED AND FREE TO OHIO OFFICERS. OUT OF STATE STUDENTS WILL BE CHARGED THE NORMAL TUITION FEE ($575.00 in 2022) Pre-Requisite: Traffic Collision Investigation (Level I) or equivalent and Advanced Traffic Collision Investigation ( Level II ) or Equivalent
Traffic: Understanding Coefficient of Friction and Drag Factor Sep 18, 2024 - Sep 20, 2024 03-453-24-01 OPOTA - London: Tactical Training Center $400 $475 2 /25 Register
The assignment and use of drag factors and coefficient of friction values is one of the most important concepts in accident investigation. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most neglected topics. This course will provide the student with a greater understanding of the difference between drag factors and the coefficient of friction values. Students will gain insight into how these values are generated and how to properly use these values. In addition to classroom presentations, the student will participate in numerous exercises pointed toward developing skills they can use in their investigations of all types of crashes. Through the testing the class will perform the student will also begin to develop their own database of values they can use over a wide variety of crash investigation.