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Space Still Available for Internal Investigations Courses

This program is designed for law enforcement officers who are responsible for investigations of internal personnel.

3/3/2020

Register Now for April Counter Ambush Training

This three-day firearms course will offer strategies and techniques to avoid being ambushed and to increase an officer's chances of survival during an ambush.

3/3/2020

Coming Soon: The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation

Want to improve your interviewing and interrogation skills? OPOTA is hosting John E. Reid & Associates in London on July 14-17 for courses on the Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation.

3/3/2020

Blue Courage Academy Set for March 24-27 in Richfield

The Blue Courage Academy is a four-day workshop that teaches attendees to deliver Blue Courage to their organizations.

3/3/2020

AG Yost Provides Training, Grants to Prevent School Violence

New Ohio School Threat Assessment Training unveiled by Attorney General Dave Yost focuses on how schools can form their own threat assessment teams, which are made up of school personnel, mental health professionals and law enforcement.

3/3/2020

Register Now for March ‘Hostage Negotiations - Basic’ Training

This course provides students with basic skills to manage all facets of crisis, hostage and barricade situations.

2/1/2020

New ‘Data Driven Pistol’ Course Aims to Boost Shooting Speed

This four-hour course uses small class sizes and detailed feedback to improve shooting speed while maintaining acceptable accuracy.

2/1/2020

Gracie University to Hold Instructor Certification Course at OPOTA

OPOTA is scheduled to host Gracie University from March 9-13 in London for a Gracie Survival Tactics Level 2 Instructor Certification Course.

2/1/2020

Overcome Language Barriers with ‘Survival Spanish’ Course

Learn basic terminology to give commands, obtain general information and respond to immediate emergency situations while waiting for an interpreter to arrive on scene. 

2/1/2020

OPOTA Invites Public Comment During Accreditation Assessment

OPOTA will undergo a three-day, on-site evaluation beginning on Feb. 17 to ensure compliance with the Public Safety Training Academy Accreditation Program.

2/1/2020

Now Accepting Workshop Proposals for AG’s Law Enforcement Conference

Find out how to submit a workshop proposal for the 2020 Law Enforcement Conference, set for Sept. 14-15 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

2/1/2020

Q&A: Dwight ‘Dee’ Holcomb, Executive Director of OPOTA

What do you think of the state of police training in Ohio? It’s good, but it can always be expanded. We need to be proactive in identifying what the future issues in policing will be.

1/6/2020

Drone Company Partners with OPOTA to Study Crash Scene Reconstruction

OPOTA recently partnered with Global Robot and Drone Deployment (GRADD), a Nevada-based company, on a case study examining the benefits of using drones, lasers and 3D models to aid in crash scene reconstruction.

1/2/2020

Why Teens Kill – Generation Death

Phil Chalmers has interviewed over 200 teen killers and school shooters, along with numerous serial killers, mass murderers and sexual predators. The reason for these interviews is to delve into the minds of the offenders and to explore why they killed and if society could have stopped them.

1/2/2020

School Resource Officer Basic Training

Topics include the Ohio school resource officer (SRO), educating children with special needs, tools to managing behaviors surrounding crisis and mental health in the classroom, drug awareness for the SRO, legal issues for the SRO, active threat preparation and single officer response to an active threat. 

1/2/2020

Schedule a Rescue Task Force Training for Your Department

This is a mobile class that will come to your department and train all first responders, not just law enforcement. Together we will assess the capabilities of the first responders and the best way to establish a Rescue Task Force for your jurisdiction.

1/2/2020

Upcoming Course: Human Terrain Mapping and Behavior Pattern Recognition

This course is designed for the 21st-century law enforcement professional.

11/26/2019

Traffic Safety Grants Awarded to Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) has received two grants totaling $280,000 to provide training for law enforcement officers on topics including identifying impaired drivers and investigating traffic collisions. 

11/26/2019
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