2020 Law Enforcement Conference
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Law Enforcement Conference

The Ohio Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Conference is an annual training event for law enforcement and its partners that seeks to inspire, teach and celebrate the great work happening every day.

Law Enforcement Conference 2021

The 2021 virtual conference took place on Oct. 19, 2021. Participants learned about working hate-crimes and missing-persons cases and heard from Attorney General Dave Yost, Retired Chief Charlie Beck of the Los Angeles Police Department and a panel led by Betty Montgomery to address timely hiring, retention and other personnel-related issues. The panel included local law enforcement leaders and experts talking about the problems their departments have experienced and the solutions they have created.

To keep the learning and discussions ongoing, encore workshops have been made available on OPOTA Online:

  • “Under the Armor: Finding Resilience” focuses on secondary trauma and burnout of law enforcement officers. It explores techniques that build wellness and improve the workplace environment. Viewers will hear accounts from colleagues who found resilience and identify how to find their own, even when compromised by stress.
  • “Redefining the Role of Law Enforcement in School Safety” examines the history of school-based law enforcement and how that role has changed over time, leading some to believe that SROs are responsible for a “school to prison” pipeline. The workshop provides resources to assist law enforcement in working with schools to create an SRO program that both improves safety and protects civil rights.

2021 Distinguished Law Enforcement Awards

The Ohio Distinguished Law Enforcement Awards honor outstanding past and current peace officers and people they partner with to make our communities safer. 

2020 Fallen Officers

Law Enforcement Conference 2020

Watch the 2020 conference video below.

2020 Distinguished Law Enforcement Awards

2019 Fallen Officers