OHIO PEACE OFFICER TRAINING ACADEMY

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Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy • P.O. Box 309 • London, OH 43140

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Dear Law Enforcement Colleague, We strive to make the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy’s course offerings the most comprehensive that are available to law enforcement officers throughout Ohio. Whether you need to become a certified officer, brush up on your investigative skills or learn the latest defensive tactics, we believe that our internationally recognized training programs will be useful to any peace officer. OPOTA is overseen by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, and its staff is administered by my office, as provided by Ohio law. Since 1965, we have worked to carry out our statutory duties by continually updating and expanding our course offerings to meet the needs expressed to us by peace officers across the state. Today we offer courses at locations in London, Richfield and Cambridge. In addition to this catalog, you will find an electronic listing of courses at our Web site, www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/opotacourses. We also offer dozens of courses online through the eOPOTA section of our online Law Enforcement Gateway. You can access this site at www.ohleg.org or call (866) 406-4534. This catalog will help you plan your training needs. By complying with Ohio’s additional, continuing and professional education requirements, you are helping to ensure that all Ohioans, including yourself, are better protected than ever before. Thank you for your service to our communities across the state. Sincerely,

Richard Cordray Ohio Attorney General

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Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)
The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) received its initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) on July 31, 2004. On July 28, 2007, during the Montreal CALEA conference, OPOTA not only received its reaccreditation but also earned the prestigious “FLAGSHIP” status award for continually demonstrating excellence in its commitment to the accreditation process and a willingness to share its accreditation success with others. The CALEA Public Safety Training Academy Accreditation (PSTAA) program promotes superior public safety training academy services and recognizes professional excellence. OPOTA earned this reaccreditation honor by meeting 162 CALEA standards that are derived from the best practices of numerous professional public safety training agencies. OPOTA continually complies with these standards in order to provide the best possible service while remaining CALEA accredited. As defined by CALEA, “An accredited public safety training academy will include professionals, who act with discretion, in the public trust, to standards set by experts in the field. An independent process is designed to implement the standards, verify compliance and award recognition. Accreditation is a coveted award that symbolizes professionalism, excellence, and competence. Accredited agencies can take pride in their department, knowing it represents the very best in public safety training academies.” (CALEA, 2005). In keeping with our reputation as a nationwide leader in advanced law enforcement training, OPOTA was one of the first four agencies in the world to earn the CALEA Public Safety Training Academy Accreditation Award and only the third law enforcement training academy to receive the “Flagship” status. Please be sure to see our CALEA display during your visit to OPOTA’s London campus.

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Mission Statement Of The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy
The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy utilizes the latest research and instructional methods to develop outstanding training programs that meet the needs of law enforcement professionals and the communities which they serve.

Vision Statement Of The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy
• To provide outstanding instruction to the Ohio law enforcement community. • To promote rapid student development through the use of superior training methods. • To continually upgrade course content by incorporating the latest research and recommended professional practices. • To stimulate inquiry and provide fresh perspectives on the law enforcement profession.

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Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy • 2009 Course Catalog
GENERAL USE OF FACILITY
OPOTA (London) includes specialized facilities such as the gymnasium, computer facility, running track and weight room. Madison County Rails-to-Trails maintains a 14-mile bike trail that goes through London. Bicyclists are welcome to use this facility. Restrictions may occasionally occur, particularly if the area is being used to conduct training. Students may wish to bring sports attire for these facilities.

TUITION, ATTENDANCE AND CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION

Tuition rates in 2009:
OPOTA Facility Law Enforcement Rate Non-Law Enforcement Rate • Numerous factors are taken into consideration when determining the tuition of a particular course. This includes, but is not limited to the cost of instructors, training materials, course books, location, etc. The cost of all OPOTA courses is listed along with the course description in the course catalog. • The cost of all meals are included in the cost of every class held at the OPOTALondon, Ohio campus. • OPOTA-London also has overnight accommodations available. If requested, students can stay overnight at the academy for $15 per night.

Course Cancellations
• Must be made at least four business days in advance of the start of the course. • Registrants who fail to appear for a course and who have not cancelled their enrollment according to the above requirements are invoiced one-half of the total course fee. • Last minute emergencies are exempted from this fee based on documentation and signature(s) of agency administrative officials explaining the absence. Such documentation must be returned with any invoice sent for the course. • Agencies and/or individuals with outstanding debts may not be permitted to register for future courses.

Course Presentation and Management
As a general rule, classes are conducted from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily. Ten-minute breaks are scheduled at the end of each instructional hour with 20-minute breaks at approximately 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Lunch is usually one hour. In some cases, students may legitimately expend hours in excess of their “standard” shift of work week to complete a course. In other cases, students may legitimately be dismissed before the end of a “standard” work shift. In either case, agency and employee schedule adjustments are left up to employers and employees.

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Course Certificates
Certificates are presented only to those students who fulfill course requirements. Generally, any absence for more than 10 percent of the course schedule is considered a failure to meet minimum attendance and no certificate is given. “Successfully Completed” certificates are presented for courses requiring written performance (tests of examinations)and/or practical testing (e.g., firearms proficiency and instructional skills presentation). “Participated In” certificates are given to students who attend “informational” or “seminar” courses (e.g., “Juvenile Justice Issues” and “Ohio Public Records”).

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THE OHIO PEACE OFFICER TRAINING COMMISSION
SHERIFF VERNON P. STANFORTH Fayette County Sheriff’s Office (740) 335-6170 CHIEF ROBERT B. WILLIAMS Massillon Police Department (330) 830-1762 SHERIFF THOMAS G. M AURER Wayne County Sheriff’s Office (330) 287-5750 MR. JEFFREY PATZER Sinclair Community College (937) 512-2349 DR. K ATHLEEN A. SOMMERS Ohio Department Of Education (614) 466-2901 SAC K EITH BENNETT FBI – Cincinnati (513) 562-5801 MR. JOHN LENHART Representative of BCI&I (614) 728-1171 COLONEL R ICHARD H. COLLINS Ohio State Highway Patrol (614) 466-2990 CHIEF PAUL S. DENTON OSU Police Department (614) 688-3742

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Contents Campus Locations ............................................................................ 1
The London Campus ...............................................................................................................1 Tactical Training Center ..........................................................................................................2 The Richfield Campus ..............................................................................................................2 The Cambridge Campus ...........................................................................................................2

Location Map ..................................................................................3
OPOTA London Campus and Tactical Training Center .......................................................3 Richfield Campus .....................................................................................................................3 Cambridge Campus .................................................................................................................3

OPOTA Resources ...........................................................................5
Field Training: ..........................................................................................................................5 eOPOTA ...............................................................................................................................5 Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) ..........................................................................5

Basic Training ................................................................................ 17
Peace Officer Basic Training Academy (OPOTC) ................................................................. 17 Peace Officer Refresher Training (OPOTC).......................................................................... 17 Child Abuse and Neglect ......................................................................................................18 Crisis Intervention ..................................................................................................................18 Domestic Violence ..................................................................................................................18 Missing Children Investigations and Juvenile Justice System ................................................ 19 Missing Persons Update ........................................................................................................ 19

Computer-Related Courses ............................................................. 23
Master Evidence Recovery Specialist in a Digital Environment ............................................23 Evidence Recovery Specialist in a Digital Environment – Certification and Testing ............24 Evidence Recovery Specialist in a Digital Environment – Recertification .............................24 Alternate Device Forensics .....................................................................................................25 Basic Linux .............................................................................................................................25 Basic Networking ...................................................................................................................26 Computer Crime First Responder ..........................................................................................26 Computer Data Recovery – Basic ...........................................................................................27 Computer Data Recovery – Intermediate Level I...................................................................27 Computer Data Recovery –Intermediate Level 2 ...................................................................28 Computer Data Recovery – Advanced ...................................................................................28 Creating a Law Enforcement Web Site ..................................................................................29 Digital Evidence Testimony ...................................................................................................29 Forensic Hardware Workshop ...............................................................................................29 Internet Investigations I .........................................................................................................30 Internet Investigations II ........................................................................................................30 Linux Forensics.......................................................................................................................31 Networking Forensics ............................................................................................................31 Power Point for Public Safety .................................................................................................32 Undercover Online Investigative Techniques ........................................................................32 Wireless Networks..................................................................................................................33

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Corrections Courses ....................................................................... 37
Basic Jail Extraction Team Instructor Course ........................................................................37 Basic Training for 12-Hour Facilities .....................................................................................37 Correctional Administrators Course for Full-Service Facilities .............................................37 Correctional Supervisors Course for Full-Service Facilities ...................................................37 Jail Administrators and Full-Time Correction Officers for a 12-Day Facility .......................38 Jail Suicide Prevention ............................................................................................................38 Local Corrections Basic Training ...........................................................................................38 Transporting Prisoners/Use Of Restraints in a Correctional Facility ....................................39

Court Services ................................................................................ 43
Bailiff /Court Officer Basic Training ......................................................................................43 Administrative Bailiff .............................................................................................................44 Court Screening Officer .........................................................................................................44

Crime Scene Courses ...................................................................... 47
Master Evidence Technician Track ........................................................................................47 Evidence Technician ..............................................................................................................47 Basic Fingerprint Classification ..............................................................................................48 Bloodstain Evidence ..............................................................................................................48 Crime Scene Management and Evidence Classification ........................................................48 Drug Identification and Field Testing Seminar......................................................................49 Evidence Room Management ................................................................................................49 Fingerprint Comparison Techniques......................................................................................50 Forensic Aspects Of Death .....................................................................................................50 Latent Print Development ...................................................................................................... 51 Marijuana Identification ......................................................................................................... 51 Methamphetamine/Clandestine Lab Awareness/Pobt Instructor Certification .................... 52 Methamphetamine: Recognition, Identification and Safety Concerns Of Clandestine Laboratories .................................................................................................. 52

Defensive Tactics Courses............................................................... 55
Advanced Ground Defense Systems....................................................................................... 55 Asp Tactical Baton and Restraint Instructor .......................................................................... 55 Basic Edged Weapons Defense Instructor.............................................................................. 55 Conductive Energy Device (CED) Instructor ........................................................................ 55 Defensive Tactics for Female Officer ...................................................................................... 55 Defensive Tactics Instructor ...................................................................................................56 Defensive Tactics Instructor Update.......................................................................................56 Defensive Tactics Instructor Workshop..................................................................................56 How to Instruct a Female Self-Protection Clinic ...................................................................56 Individual Chemical Repellent (CS, OC, CS/OC) Instructor ...............................................56 Weapon Retention Shot Avoidance ........................................................................................56

Firearms and Specialty Munitions Courses ......................................59
3 Dimensional Targets and Their Use in Law Enforcement...................................................59 AR15/M16 Type Armorer Course .........................................................................................59 Advanced Firearms Tactics ....................................................................................................59 Basic Fundamentals Of Shooting ...........................................................................................60 Basic Precision Rifle Skills ....................................................................................................60 Colt M16 and AR15 Armorer ................................................................................................60

2009 Course Catalog Combat Marksmanship ......................................................................................................... 61 Combat Marksmanship: Undercover & Concealed Carry Tactics ........................................ 61 Downed Officer/Civilian Rescue............................................................................................62 Dynamic Breeching Instructor ...............................................................................................62 Dynamic Defense for Tactical Teams .....................................................................................62 Firearms Instructor .................................................................................................................62 Firearms Instructors Conference ............................................................................................62 Firearms Instructor: Weapon Training and Re-Qualification ...............................................62 Firearms Instructor Workshop: “Task Focus Shooting Drills”...............................................63 Law Enforcement Officer Flying Armed ...............................................................................63 Non Lethal Munitions Instructor...........................................................................................63 Non-Traditional and Confined Space Shooting .....................................................................63 Police Rifle Carbine Instructor ...............................................................................................64 Police Carbine Operator .........................................................................................................64 Practical Simulation Training Instructor................................................................................64 Remington Model 700 Rifle Armorer ...................................................................................64 Remington Model 870 Shotgun Armorer .............................................................................65 Revolver Instructor Course .....................................................................................................65 Semi-Automatic Pistol Instructor ...........................................................................................65 Shotgun Instructor .................................................................................................................65 Sigarms Academy Armorer ....................................................................................................65 Singleton International MP/UMP-Colt SMG-M4/M16 Instructor.....................................66 Singleton International Vehicle and Bus Assault ....................................................................66 Smith and Wesson M & P 15 Rifle Armorer.........................................................................66 Smith and Wesson M & P Series Pistol Armorer .................................................................66 Tactical Anatomy Instructor................................................................................................... 67 Tactical Precision Rifle Operator Instructor........................................................................... 67 Tactical MunitioNs Instructor ................................................................................................ 67 Tactical Submachine Gun Instructor ..................................................................................... 67 Working With and From Vehicles ......................................................................................... 67

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Fitness-Wellness Courses................................................................ 71
Bulletproof Mind....................................................................................................................71 Dying in Blue .........................................................................................................................71 Physical Fitness Specialist ......................................................................................................72

Homeland Security Courses............................................................ 75
The Beslan Terrorist School Siege and Lessons for America..................................................75 Critical Incident Management Training ................................................................................75 Hazmat &WMD Awareness for The First Responder (Train-The-Trainer) ..........................76 Hazmat & WMD Awareness for The First Responder .........................................................76 Introduction to Arab/Islamic Culture ...................................................................................76 Introduction to Terrorism .......................................................................................................76 Introduction to The Qur’an ....................................................................................................77

Human Relations Courses ............................................................... 81
Community Diversity Instructor ............................................................................................81 Crime Victims Rights and Responsibilities ............................................................................81 Crisis Intervention Instructor .................................................................................................81 Dealing With The Suicidal .....................................................................................................81 Death Notification..................................................................................................................82 Domestic Violence Instructor .................................................................................................82

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Peace Officer Training Academy Human Relations and Conflict Management ........................................................................82 Missing, Abused and Neglected Children’s Instructor ...........................................................85

Instructor Training Courses .............................................................85
ADAP/SFST Instructor Update ...........................................................................................85 ASP Tactical Baton and Restraint Instructor .........................................................................86 Basic Academy Driving Instructor .........................................................................................86 Basic Edged Weapons Defense Instructor .............................................................................87 Basic Jail Extraction Team Instructor ...................................................................................87 Community Diversity Instructor ...........................................................................................88 Conductive Energy Device (CED) Instructor ........................................................................88 Crisis Intervention Instructor .................................................................................................89 Defensive Tactics Instructor ...................................................................................................89 Defensive Tactics Instructor Update.......................................................................................90 Defensive Tactics Instructor Workshop..................................................................................90 Domestic Violence Instructor .................................................................................................90 Dynamic Breeching Instructor ...............................................................................................91 Dynamic Defense for Tactical Teams .....................................................................................91 Electronic Speed Measuring Device (ESMD) Instructor ......................................................92 Firearms Instructor .................................................................................................................92 Firearms Instructor Conference .............................................................................................93 Firearms Instructor: Weapon Training and Re-Qualification ...............................................94 Firearms Instructor Workshop: Task Focus Shooting Drills .................................................94 Hazmat & Wmd Awareness for The First Responder (Train-The-Trainer) ...........................95 Individual Chemical Repellent (CS, OC, CS/OC) Instructor ...............................................95 Instructor 14 Hour Update Course .......................................................................................96 Instructor Training .................................................................................................................97 Methamphetamine/Clandestine Lab Awareness/Pobt Instructor Certification ...................98 Missing, Abused and Neglected Children Instructor .............................................................98 Non-Lethal Munitions Instructor ..........................................................................................99 Peace Officer Basic Training Legal InstruCtor .....................................................................99 Police Rifle Carbine Instructor .............................................................................................100 Practical Simulation Training Instructor..............................................................................100 Pursuit Termination Techniques – Instructor ...................................................................... 101 Revolver Instructor Course ................................................................................................. 101 Semi-Automatic Pistol Instructor ......................................................................................... 102 Shotgun Instructor ............................................................................................................... 102 Singleton International MP5/UMP – Colt Smg – M4/M16 Instructor .............................. 103 Singleton International Vehicle and Bus Assault .................................................................. 103 Tactical Anatomy Instructor Course ...................................................................................104 Tactical Driving – Instructor ................................................................................................ 105 Tactical Munitions Instructor ..............................................................................................106 Tactical Precision Rifle Operator Instructor ........................................................................106 Tactical Submachine Gun Instructor (SMG) ....................................................................... 107

Investigations Courses .................................................................. 111
Master Criminal Investigator Track .................................................................................... 111 Advanced Sex Crimes Investigation .....................................................................................112 Behavioral Analysis Of Sexually-Related Deaths ................................................................112 Behavioral , Truth and Deception ....................................................................................... 113 Bias Crimes Investigations ................................................................................................... 113 Body Worn Cameras and Microphones .............................................................................. 113

2009 Course Catalog Case Management ................................................................................................................ 114 Conducting Background Investigations ............................................................................... 114 Controlled Or Direct Buys in Drug Investigations .............................................................. 114 Core Criminal Investigation ................................................................................................. 115 Covert Room Installations .................................................................................................. 115 Covert Vehicle Installations ................................................................................................. 116 Cultivating Confidential Informants .................................................................................... 116 Death Investigation .............................................................................................................. 117 Effective Financial Crimes I................................................................................................. 117 Effective Financial Crimes II ............................................................................................... 118 Event Planning .................................................................................................................... 118 Fire and Arson Investigation ................................................................................................ 119 Identity Theft Investigation ................................................................................................. 119 Internal Investigations .......................................................................................................... 119 Interview and Interrogation ..................................................................................................120 Interview and Interrogation Involving Drug Cases ..............................................................121 Linguistic Statement Analysis Technique (LSAT) – Basic ..................................................121 Linguistic Statement Analysis Technique (LSAT) – Advanced ..........................................121 Prescription Drug Abuse and Diversion Investigation ........................................................122 Reid Techniques for Interview and Interrogation – Basic ....................................................122 Reid Techniques for Interview and Interrogation – Advanced .............................................123 Sex Crimes Investigation ......................................................................................................123 Street Drugs: Recognition and Identification .......................................................................124 Undercover Tactics & Techniques ........................................................................................124 White Collar and Fraud Investigation..................................................................................125

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Legal Courses ............................................................................... 129
Arrest, Search and Seizure and Search Warrants (Practical) ...............................................129 Arrest Without a Warrant ....................................................................................................129 Investigating Use Of Force Cases ........................................................................................129 Legal Ramifications Of Miranda..........................................................................................130 Legal Update ........................................................................................................................130 Ohio Liquor Laws ................................................................................................................130 Ohio Public Records............................................................................................................. 131 Peace Officer Basic Training Legal Instructor ..................................................................... 131 Testifying in Court ............................................................................................................... 132 Warrantless Searches ............................................................................................................135

Management-Supervision Courses ............................................... 135
Attorney General Resources for Law Enforcement ..............................................................135 Empowerment and Productivity ...........................................................................................135 First Line Supervision ..........................................................................................................136 Managing Criminal Investigations.......................................................................................136 Managing Patrol Operations ................................................................................................137 Media Relations – Advanced ................................................................................................138 Mid-Level Management.......................................................................................................138 Performance Leadership ......................................................................................................138 Recruitment for Law Enforcement ....................................................................................... 139 Seven Habits Of HighLy Effective People for Law Enforcement ........................................ 139 Understanding and Working with Difficult Behaviors......................................................... 140 Writing Grants for Police Agencies...................................................................................... 140

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Patrol Courses .............................................................................. 143
Field Training Officer (FTO) Program (Ohio Model) ........................................................ 143 Field Training Officer (FTO) Supervisor (Ohio Model) .....................................................144 Patrol Drug Operations .......................................................................................................144 Police Mountain Bike Course...............................................................................................144 Public Safety Telecommunicator I ........................................................................................ 145 Rapid Response to Active Shooter Incidents ...................................................................... 145 Reduced Light Survival Training & Tactics ........................................................................ 146 The Supervisor’s Role During and After Pursuits ................................................................ 146 Water Proofing The Patrol Officer........................................................................................ 147

Photography-Imaging-Graphics Courses ...................................... 151
Basic Law Enforcement Videography ................................................................................... 151 Basic Photography ................................................................................................................ 151 Crime Scene and Evidence Photography .............................................................................. 152 Photography for Investigators ............................................................................................... 152

Simulator Courses ........................................................................ 155
Emergency Vehicle Response and Pursuit Driving “Making Good Decisions” Simulator ................................................................................... 155 Vehicle Response and Firearms Encounters (Simulator) ...................................................... 155

Skills Development ....................................................................... 159
Modern Report Writing ....................................................................................................... 159 Spanish Refresher .................................................................................................................160 Survival Spanish ...................................................................................................................160 Barricade, Hostage and Suicide Scenarios............................................................................ 163

Special Operations Courses ......................................................... 163
Commander’s Role in a Barricade, Hostage Or Suicide Situation ....................................... 163 Dispatcher Responsibilities At a Barricade, Hostage Or Suicide Situation .........................164 Drown Proofing Divers .......................................................................................................164 Drug Warrant Services ........................................................................................................164 First Responder’s Role in a Barricade, Hostage Or Suicide Situation .................................. 165 Hostage Negotiations – Basic ............................................................................................... 165 Hostage Negotiations – Advanced ....................................................................................... 165 Non-Lethal Munitions Instructor ........................................................................................ 166 Principle Protection Level I .................................................................................................. 166 Reactive Shooting Course .................................................................................................... 167 Swat Training – Basic .......................................................................................................... 167 Swat Training – Advanced .................................................................................................. 167 Tactical Precision Rifle Operator Instructor ........................................................................ 168 Tactical Sub-Machine Gun Operators Course ..................................................................... 168 Tactical Team Leader /Operations Planning........................................................................ 171

Traffic Courses ...............................................................................171
Adap (Alcohol Detection and Prosecution) .......................................................................... 171 Adap Instructor (Alcohol Detection and Prosecution) ......................................................... 171 Advanced Commercial Vehicle Crash Investigation (IPTM) .............................................. 171 Advanced Traffic Collision Investigation (Level II) ............................................................. 172 Bicycle – Vehicle Investigation and Reconstruction ............................................................. 173 Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection (Level I).................................................................. 173

2009 Course Catalog Commercial Driver’s License Awareness Level I ................................................................. 173 Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement ( Level II ) .......................................................... 174 Commercial Driver’s License Awareness Level II ................................................................ 174 Crash Investigation Techniques for The Patrol Officer ........................................................ 174 Electronic Speed Measuring Device (ESMD) Instructor .................................................... 174 Grade Crossing Collision Investigation ............................................................................... 175 Interviewing Techniques for Traffic Collision Investigation ................................................ 175 Inspection and Investigation Of Commercial Vehicle Crashes (IPTM).............................. 175 Investigating Agricultural Equipment and All-Terrain Vehicle Incidents ......................... 176 Pedestrian – Vehicle Investigation and Reconstruction ..................................................... 176 Radar and Lidar Operator (40-Hour NHTSA Certification).............................................. 177 Traffic Collision Investigation (Level I) ............................................................................... 177 Traffic Collision Reconstruction Update (IPTM) ............................................................... 177 Traffic Collision Reconstruction (Level IV)......................................................................... 178 Vehicle Dynamics (Level III) ............................................................................................... 178 Visual Statement Computer Aided Drawing Software (IPTM) .......................................... 179

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Vehicle Operations ....................................................................... 183
Basic Academy Driving Instructor ....................................................................................... 183 Dispatching for Emergency Response and Pursuit ............................................................. 183 Emergency Vehicle Operations for The Field Training Officer ............................................184 Off-Road Four-Wheel Drive Operations for Emergency Vehicles Level I ........................184 Off-Road Four-Wheel Drive Operations for Emergency Vehicles Level II ......................... 185 Pursuit Termination Techniques ..........................................................................................186 Pursuit Termination Techniques Refresher ......................................................................... 187 Pursuit Termination Techniques – Instructor ......................................................................188 Tactical Driving ....................................................................................................................188 Tactical Driving – Instructor ................................................................................................ 191

OPOTA/OPOTC Directory ............................................................ 193 Application for London Courses .................................................... 199 Application for Richfield Courses .................................................. 201

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CAMPUS LOCATIONS:
THE LONDON CAMPUS
The London Campus is located at 1650 S. R. 56 SW, London, Ohio (just north of London). This campus has the Technology Center and the Scenario Building. Additionally, meals are provided for every course at this facility as well as the Tactical Training Center. Overnight lodging is available on-site for students if desired.

The London Campus 1650 S.R. 56 SW P.O. Box 309 London, OH 43140 (740) 845-2700 Toll Free: (800) 346-7682 FAX: (740) 845-2675

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TACTICAL TRAINING CENTER
The Tactical Training Center (TTC) is located at 1960 U.S. 42 SW, London, Ohio (just south of London). The TTC has three firing ranges, driving track and motor pool. Tactical Training Center 1960 US Rt. 42 SW London, Ohio 43140 (740) 845-6300 Fax: (740) 845-6318

THE RICHFIELD CAMPUS
The Richfield Campus is located at 4055 Highlander Parkway Suite B, Richfield, Ohio (near I-271 and I-77). Richfield offers a computer lab, a 120 seat auditorium and an additional class room. Programs are presented by staff from Richfield and London as well as adjunct instructors. Richfield Campus 4055 Highlander Pkwy Richfield, Ohio 44286 (330) 659-2311 Fax: (330) 659-2401

THE CAMBRIDGE CAMPUS
The Cambridge Campus is located at 2130 E. Wheeling Ave. (old US 40) in Cambridge, Ohio (use exit #46 on I 77, 1/2 mile west). Cambridge is our newest regional campus, offering two high-tech classrooms where lecture-oriented classes are offered. Cambridge Campus 2130 E. Wheeling Ave. Cambridge, Ohio 43725 (740) 439-3655

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LOCATION MAPS
OPOTA LONDON CAMPUS AND TACTICAL TRAINING CENTER

RICHFIELD CAMPUS

CAMBRIDGE CAMPUS

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OPOTA RESOURCES
FIELD TRAINING:
OPOTA offers the option of academy staff instructors conducting courses at sites away from OPOTA facilities. One or more agencies may wish to have select courses presented locally. Such courses involve an OPOTA staff instructor either teaching or coordinating a course at facilities provided by the requesting agency. Course options are limited by length and type of training. Certain courses are not conducive to field presentations. Administrators or local Training Officers should contact the Assistant Executive of Advanced Training at 740-8456300 for more information.

eOPOTA
In an effort to make training affordable and convenient, the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy has established eOPOTA. eOPOTA is an on-line learning resource for criminal justice personnel providing training materials 24 hrs x 7 days a week. Learners can search for, enroll and take training in several categories. Subject areas include a forum for exchange of ideas among practitioners. Learners may also track personal training history and obtain transcripts of their participation. Feedback is encouraged including referrals to training materials or programs that might be posted to the eOPOTA site. Additional information may be obtained by calling the eOPOTA Administrator listed in the directory. We continue to expand the selection of courses offered on eOPOTA with interesting and valuable training. eOPOTA is accessible through the user’s Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) login. New users will need to visit the Attorney General’s web site at www.ag.state.oh.us, click on the OHLEG icon and click on “Request Form for Access to Investigative Tools.” Follow the instructions included on the form.

OHIO LAW ENFORCEMENT GATEWAY (OHLEG)
It is a top priority of the Attorney General’s Office to reach out to local public safety agencies to provide support and guidance for local crime fighting efforts. The Attorney General’s office has made great advances to make sharing information among Ohio law enforcement agencies easier by creating OHLEG, the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway, an electronic criminal justice information network. OHLEG is a secure, Web-based platform that provides law enforcement with a variety of investigative tools and training applications to help solve and prevent crimes. Since its launch in 2003, OHLEG has rapidly expanded and hundreds of Ohio law enforcement agencies have signed on to take advantage of its many crime-fighting features. OHLEG currently provides access to several law enforcement databases and tools, and includes a cross-database search engine and propriety records management system for agencies that cannot afford to purchase a commercial recordkeeping system. Several crime-fighting and intelligence sharing tools were made available through OHLEG, which has already garnered the attention of the United States Department of Justice as a project to be replicated on a national level. Additional information about the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway, may be obtained by calling (866) 40-OHLEG, or by visiting the OHLEG website at www.ohleg.org.

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RICHARD P. BROWNLEY
Richard P. Brownley joined the OPOTA staff in May 2003. Previously, Mr. Brownley served with the Licking County Sheriff ’s Office for 15 years as a full time Deputy Sheriff, where he was assigned to the Detective Division dealing with the forensic aspects of investigations. This included crime scene processing, drug analysis, evidence collection/processing and computer forensics. Rich is a current member and former Sergeant-atArms of the Ohio Identification Officers Association. He also maintains memberships in the International Association of Identification, International Association of Property and Evidence and High Technology Crime Investigation Association. Rich coordinates and teaches forensics-related courses such as Evidence Technician 1&2, Marijuana Identification, Fingerprinting, Crime Scene Management and others. He holds an appointment with the Madison County Sheriff ’s Office as a Special Deputy.

TODD W. CARELESS
Todd Careless joined the OPOTA staff in 2006. He instructs the computer forensic and investigation courses at the OPOTA Richfield Campus. Mr. Careless came to OPOTA after 15 years with the Norwalk Police Department where he was a patrol officer. In addition to patrol, he was also assigned to duties as an evidence technician, marijuana identification officer and computer forensic investigator. He is certified by OPOTA as an Evidence Recovery Specialist in a Digital Environment and he is a member of the High Technology Crime Investigators Association. He maintains his commission as a reserve patrol officer with the Norwalk Police Department.

CHRIS CERINO
Law Enforcement Training Officer, Chris Cerino came to the Richfield campus after being with the Federal Air Marshal Service where he served as a training officer and flying Federal Air Marshall in the Cleveland Field Office. Chris spent 8 years with the Medina City Police Department as a patrol officer, field training officer and emergency services team leader. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice studies from Kent State University and has been in law enforcement since 1992. He teaches and coordinates training courses in the areas of firearms, patrol and tactical operations.

KERRY E. CURTIS
Kerry Curtis joined the OPOTA staff as a full-time instructor in 2004. He has been with the Attorney General’s Officer for 15 years; eight years as an Environmental Investigator and seven years with the Peace Officer Training Commission as the Certification Officer for Peace Officer Basic Training. Kerry has an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement Technology from Lima Technical College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Bowling Green, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Tiffin University. Kerry’s primary responsibilities are teaching Instructional Skills and Homeland Security topics. He also assists in Firearms and Driving Courses. Kerry is appointed as a Special Deputy with the Auglaize and Madison County Sheriff ’s Offices.

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JAMES D. DANIELS
Doug Daniels joined Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) as a full time instructor in 2000. Before joining the OPOTA staff, he served 23 years with the Greenfield Police Department where he attained the rank of sergeant. His duties included patrol, investigations, juvenile and school truancy, shift supervisor, bike patrol supervisor/officer and inservice instructor. His teaching responsibilities include firearms, defensive tactics, officer survival, chemical agents, and patrol tactics. He is a multicertified Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) instructor and basic commander in Basic Peace Officer Training. He has taught in numerous academies around the state of Ohio and several court officer courses outside the state. Mr. Daniels served on the Bailiff Curriculum Committee and the Use of Force Committee. He is recognized as a subject matter expert by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission in several areas. Mr. Daniels is a member in good standing with the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), and the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (I.A.L.E.F.I.). He has taught at three I.A.L.E.F.I. Annual Training Conferences and one I.A.L.E.F.I. Regional Conference. Mr. Daniels serves as a reserve officer with the Greenfield Police Department.

RON DAVITT
Ron Davitt joined the OPOTA staff in August 2008 after serving sixteen years with the Steubenville, Reynoldsburg, and Columbus Airport Authority police departments. Throughout his time with those departments, he served as a member of the honor guard, SWAT team, bike patrol, contract negotiation team, and as the department Training Coordinator. Ron has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from Ohio State University, and served with the Army Reserve for eleven years. He currently lives in London with his wife and two children.

JEFF A. EGGLESTON
Mr. Eggleston currently oversees the driving programs at the academy. He began his law enforcement career in 1979, serving with the United States Marine Corps as a military police officer. He also served with the Urbana Police Department as a patrol officer, range officer and baton instructor. Mr. Eggleston owned driving schools in both Urbana and Marysville and joined the Marysville Police Department in 1990, where he has served as a patrol officer, range officer and in-service driving instructor. Mr. Eggleston has instructed and/or supervised numerous academy classes that include: Defensive and Pursuit Driving, Patrol, Stops and Approaches, Traffic Enforcement Technologies and Firearms. He was certified as a secondary career technical instructor through the University of Toledo and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Mr. Eggleston has presented at the “National Conference of High Schools that Work” and was a law enforcement instructor with Tri-Rivers Career Center until 2003. Mr. Eggleston has completed the advanced driving instructor program presented by the Maryland Corrections and Police Training Commission, Precision Immobilization Techniques Instructor Course at the Fairfax County Virginia Police Academy, Off Road Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor Course in Hollister, California and the Vehicle Ambush Countermeasures Course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). Mr. Eggleston has also served as a curriculum review committee member with FLETC. Mr. Eggleston is a member of the Association of Law Enforcement Emer-

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JOHN E. FOY
John E. Foy served fourteen years with the Belmont County Sheriff ’s Office prior to joining the OPOTA instructional staff in 1985. Mr. Foy earned a bachelor of science degree from Mount Union College in 1972. Mr. Foy’s training responsibilities at OPOTA include: firearms; tactical weapons; specialty munitions; and special operations. Mr. Foy became a firearms instructor at the Belmont County Sheriff ’s Department in 1974, also serving as a trainer, investigator and supervisor. He held the rank of Lieutenant at the time of departure. Since joining OPOTA, Mr. Foy has completed training with: The Ohio National Guard, the Armor Holdings Training Division, Singleton International, Gunnery Sergeant Carlos N. Hathcock II (USMC Ret.), the HK International Training Division, the Remington Law Enforcement Training Division, Sig-Sauer, Glock and Ruger Armorer courses, the Miami-Dade Special Response Team Training Section, and the Practical Shooting Academy, and the National Rifle Association. He is an active member of the National Rifle Association, the National Tactical Officers Association, the American Gunsmith’s Association, the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, the Ohio Gun Collectors Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, the Law Enforcement Alliance of America, the International Defensive Pistol Association and the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors. Mr. Foy was awarded the Attorney General’s Spirit Award in 2007. Mr. Foy holds a deputy sheriff ’s appointment with the Madison County Sheriff ’s Department.

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BILL NORTON
Bill Norton joined the OPOTA Staff in 1996 after retiring as a lieutenant with 26 years from the Springfield Police Division. Mr. Norton worked in patrol, investigations, drugs, intelligence, community relations and training. He has an Associate’s Degree in Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Affairs from Wright State University. He has been an OPOTCcertified instructor since 1974 and has also served as a Commission-approved school commander. Mr. Norton’s 40-year background in photography includes work as a contract photographer for newspapers and magazines with assignments varying from feature articles to professional sports. Bill created the digital imaging program at OPOTA which is believed to be the first of its type in the nation. He is certified in Computer Forensics Program Examiner, CFCE coach, Internet Webmaster and a nationally-published author of police training articles. Mr. Norton is on the Defiance College Computer Forensics Program Advisory Board, as well as a member of the International Association for Identification, International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists, High Tech Crime Investigators Association, serving in 2007 as the president of the Ohio Chapter.

DRAKE OLDHAM
Drake Oldham joined the OPOTA staff in March 2008 after serving eleven years as a patrol officer with the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department in Summit County, Ohio. Drake served six years on the Special Response Team where he was an operator, sniper/observer, and team trainer. His last two years with Cuyahoga Falls were spent as a full-time trainer assigned to the training unit where he instructed firearms, chemical & less lethal munitions, rapid deployment, OC, ASP, and Taser. Drake has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminology from Ohio University. Drake coordinates and instructs numerous training courses at the Richfield Campus and specializes in the areas of firearms and tactical operations.

JOSEPH PALMER
Joe Palmer joined OPOTA as a full-time instructor in 2004. He is responsible for all legal topics and several investigation and administration courses. Before joining the OPOTA staff, Mr. Palmer was actively engaged in the practice of law. He is a former assistant county prosecutor, law director, chief municipal court prosecutor, magistrate and judge. He served OPOTA for many years as a guest instructor in the legal area and was an assistant professor of criminal justice at Clark State Community College. Mr. Palmer has received awards from the Buckeye State Sheriff ’s Association, the Ohio Legislature, Clark State Community College and was named to Who’s Who of American College Educators.

DAVID A. PETERS
Dave Peters retired as a lieutenant from the Ohio State Highway Patrol and joined the OPOTA staff as a full-time instructor in 1997. Mr. Peters teaches and coordinates the traffic and patrol programs including: DUI enforcement, electronic speed measuring devices, crash investigation and commercial motor vehicle classes. Mr. Peters is a graduate of Columbus State Community College where he earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Management. He has taught for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is certified by the Institute of Police Technology and Management (FLA) as a crash re-constructionist.

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RONALD D. THAYER
Ronald D. Thayer retired from the Montgomery County Sheriff ’s Office and joined the OPOTA staff as a guest instructor in 2004. Ron became a full time instructor in 2008, and teaches and coordinates courses in traffic crash investigation and commercial vehicle investigation and enforcement. Ron graduated from Sinclair Community College in Dayton, with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. Ron is member of the following Traffic Accident Professional Organizations, INCR, NAPRS, ARC, ALERT, and IATAI. Ron is a certified and accredited Traffic Crash Reconstructionist. Ron has instructed courses in traffic enforcement and traffic crash investigation throughout the State of Ohio since 1998.

WAYNE K. WIGGINS
Wayne K. Wiggins came to the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in 1988 from the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department, where he served as a patrol officer. Mr. Wiggins is responsible for the facilitation of investigation, patrol and juvenile justice programs. He also coordinates the DARE program, The Victims Advocacy Academy (ADVANCE) and coordinates all teleconferences. He is a 1998 graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. He is appointed by the Madison County Sheriff ’s Office as a special deputy.

JERRY ZACHARIAS
Jerry Zacharias joined the OPOTA. staff in Jan. of 2008. Prior to joining the OPOTA. he served 15 years with the Marion City Police Department, in the patrol division and as a member the department S.R.T. Since 2000 he had taught self defense tactics and firearms at the Marion Technical College basic police academy. He also completed a civilian police training mission in Iraq in 2005. He received a B.A. from the Ohio State University in 2008. He has attended advance training at OPOTA., F.L.E.T.C. and the H & K International training division. He is currently a member in good standing with the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (I.A.L.E.F.I.).

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BASIC TRAINING
PEACE OFFICER BASIC TRAINING ACADEMY (OPOTC)
This 16-week basic training academy is designed to meet the requirements of Revised Code Section 109.77 for peace officer certification, and will address all academic and skills areas of basic law enforcement duties. In addition to meeting the stated minimum requirements for certification, this course will include advanced instruction in firearms and driving using the Academy’s scenario house, indoor-outdoor ranges, driving simulators, 1.8 mile driving track, and skid pad. This is a “semi-military style” residential academy, and cadets will be required to reside at the Academy during the week. Enrollment space is limited and no open enrollment is permitted in this course. An information packet outlining the minimum requirements and containing application forms will be sent on request to any interested agency administrator. Prerequisites: Closed Academy – Student must be sponsored by a department and must pass a background and fingerprint check prior to admittance. Students must also pass a physical and a physical fitness test administered by their department. This course will be residential only; a uniform will be required; all rules and guidelines of the commission will be followed; and scheduled physical fitness test will be conducted. Date(s) January 12-May 1 Cost: Commander: $3,600-London James D. Daniels Course Number(s) 05-006-09-01 Location London

PEACE OFFICER REFRESHER TRAINING (OPOTC)
This training is required for persons reappointed as peace officers on or after January 1, 1989 who have had a break in service of more than one year but less than four years. Th is course meets the requirements described in Section 109: 2-1-12(D) of the Ohio Administrative Code. Registrations received without a determination letter will not be accepted and will be returned. For more information on refresher requirements, contact OPOTC’s Certification and Standards Division at the numbers listed in the Directory Section of this catalog. Date(s) March 30-April 3 April 6-10 August 17-21 August 24-28 October 19-23 October 26-30 Cost: Commander: Cost: Commander: Course Number(s) 01-075-09-01 01-075-09-02 01-075-09-03 Location Richfield London Richfield

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BASIC TRAINING
CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
This course fulfills the six-hour child abuse and neglect instruction required for peace officer basic training certification update. Human Relations Topic 5 of the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Program is presented by an OPOTC-certified instructor. Date(s) January 30 February 3 Cost: Coordinator: Cost: Coordinator: $65-London James Daniels $50-Richfield Chris Cerino Course Number(s) 01-284-09-01 01-284-09-02 Location Richfield London

CRISIS INTERVENTION
This course fulfills the six-hour crisis intervention instruction required for peace officer basic training certification update. Human Relations Topic 4 of the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Program is presented by an OPOTC-certified instructor. Note: Course hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. both locations Date(s) Course Number(s) January 28 01-184-09-01 February 3 01-184-09-02 Cost: Coordinator: Cost: Coordinator: $65-London James D. Daniels $50-Richfield Chris Cerino

Location Richfield London

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
This course fulfills the 15-hour domestic violence instruction required for peace officer basic training certification update. Human Relations Topic 3 of the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Program is presented by an OPOTC-certified instructor. Date(s) January 26-27 February 10-11 Cost: Coordinator: Cost: Coordinator: $130-London James D. Daniels $100-Richfield Chris Cerino Course Number(s) 01-484-09-01 01-484-09-02 Location Richfield London

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BASIC TRAINING
MISSING CHILDREN INVESTIGATIONS AND JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
This course fulfills the six-hour missing children instruction required for peace officer basic training certification update. Human Relations Topic 6 of the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Program is presented by an OPOTC-certified instructor. Date(s) January 29 March 12 Cost: $65-London Course Number(s) 01-384-09-01 01-384-09-02 Location Richfield London

Coordinator: James D. Daniels Cost: Coordinator: $50-Richfield Chris Cerino

MISSING PERSONS UPDATE
The purpose of this course is to satisfy the requirements of H.B. 571, which requires this training for Peace Officers experiencing a break in service or Open Enrollment students who completed Peace Officer Basic Training, but who have not been appointed as a Peace Officer until on or after June 1, 2007. Human Relations Topic 11 of the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Program will be presented by an OPOTC-certified instructor.

Date(s) February 2** February 5* April 9* October 15** Cost: $25-London

Course Number(s) 01-195-09-01 01-195-09-02 01-195-09-03 01-195-09-04

Location Richfield London London Richfield

Coordinator: James D. Daniels Cost: Coordinator: $25-Richfield Chris Cerino

Note: *Course hours are from 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. London location **Course hours are from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Richfield location

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COMPUTER-RELATED COURSES
MASTER EVIDENCE RECOVERY SPECIALIST IN A DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT-300 HOURS
The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy has established a certification process for computer crime investigators known as Evidence Recovery Specialist in a Digital Environment. Each candidate must complete 300 hours of computer-related training. The 300 hours includes completion of the core training program of 176 hours, 84 hours of elective courses and 40 hours of practical testing. The core and elective blocks are listed below. Upon completion of 256 hours of training, the candidate must submit an application with dates of course completion. OPOTA will verify completion of the courses and classify the candidate as eligible to attend the Evidence Recovery Specialist in a Digital Environment-certification course (this is the last 40 hours of training required). Upon completion of the certification course, the candidate is issued the Evidence Recovery Specialist in a Digital Environment certificate. Specialists are certified for two years. Over the two year period, certified specialists are required to attend 40 hours of continuing education in the computer forensic field and attend an update and testing process to maintain certification. The update testing can be taken anytime within the second year of their certification. CORE COURSES
Basic Computer Data Recovery 40 Hrs Intermediate Computer Data Recovery 40 Hrs Intermediate Computer Data Recovery Level 2 40 Hrs. NEW Advanced Computer Data Recovery 40 Hrs Digital Evidence Testimony 16 Hrs

ELECTIVE COURSES
Internet Investigations I 32 Hrs Computer Crime First Responder 8 Hrs Undercover Online Investigative Techniques 24 Hrs Internet Investigations II Basic Linux 16 Hrs Linux Forensics 16 hrs Creating a Law Enforcement Web Site 16 Hrs 32 Hrs Forensic Hardware Workshop 24 Hrs

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TOTAL: 84 HOURS

NOTE: Only OPOTA courses are accepted for initial certification. Previously completed OPOTA courses are evaluated on an individual basis. Continuing education for the specialist re-certification can be taking or instructing OPOTA computer forensic courses. The hours may also consist of taking or instructing computer forensic courses outside OPOTA, such as vendor based training. Non-OPOTA courses will be evaluated on an individual basis. Due to changes in the core requirements, Students who have completed Advanced Computer Data Recovery towards their certification classes by December 31, 2008 will be allowed to complete their certification under the 2008 standards as long as the certification process is completed by December 31, 2009. Students who have begun the certification process, but not finished Advanced Computer Data Recovery, will have their hours assessed and will be advised if they need to make up any hours. Unless the required make-up hours are a full week, students will not be charged to attend make-up hours.

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COMPUTER RELATED
EVIDENCE RECOVERY SPECIALIST IN A DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT – CERTIFICATION AND TESTING
After completion of the computer core and elective courses, candidates are eligible to attend this course. Candidates are tested on their mastery of digital evidence processing through written and practical testing. Upon completion of this course, candidates will be certified as an “Evidence Recovery Specialist in a Digital Environment.” Candidates receive a copy of Scott Mueller’s “Upgrading and Repairing PC’s” for reference. Prerequisite: Basic, Intermediate, Intermediate Level 2 and Advanced Computer Data Recovery, Digital Evidence Testimony and 84 hours of elective computer courses. Date(s) June 8-12 November 30-December 4 December 7-11 Cost: Coordinator: Cost: Instructor: $375-London Bill Norton $300-Richfield Todd Careless – Both Sites Course Number(s) 06-208-09-01 06-208-09-02 06-208-09-03 Location Richfield Richfield London

EVIDENCE RECOVERY SPECIALIST IN A DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT – RECERTIFICATION
During the second year of evidence recovery specialist certification, students can take this course. Students will be tested on their proficiency in digital evidence processing. Testing will be written and practical. During the two-year certification, students must have completed 40 hours of continuing education in the computer forensic field. This education can consist of additional classroom training in computer forensics. Non-OPOTA sponsored courses will be evaluated on an individual basis. Upon completion students will be certified for an additional two year period. Date(s) June 8-12 November 30-December 4 December 7-11 Cost: Coordinator: Cost: Instructor: $375-London Bill Norton $300-Richfield Todd Careless – Both Sites Course Number(s) 06-218-09-01 06-218-09-02 06-218-09-03 Location Richfield Richfield London

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COMPUTER RELATED
ALTERNATE DEVICE FORENSICS
This course concentrates on the recovery and analysis of data and artifacts from electronic devices outside traditional computer systems, but which can contain potential electronic evidence. Devices covered include personal data assistants, portable music and video players, digital cameras, and similar devices. Particular emphasis will be placed on consumer game systems that are frequently examined by forensic personnel. Also included is an overview of forensics for photocopiers and fax machines, GPS receivers and navigation systems, digital audio recorders and answering machines. Prerequisites: Basic Computer Data Recovery or equivalent. An understanding of computer forensic fundamentals is expected. A pre-test may be required. Date(s) July 27-29 December 14-16 Cost: Instructor: Cost: Instructor: $250-London Bill Norton $190-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 06-243-09-01 06-243-09-02 Location Richfield London

BASIC LINUX
This two-day hands-on course is an introduction to the Linux operating system. This system is for data recovery specialists or cybercrime investigators who want to use Linux for forensic imaging or examination. Students will learn about various Linux distributions and install both hard disk and Live CD systems during the class. Topics include Linux partitions, file systems, navigation, mounting discs, basic commands and switches. The course includes commands and procedures to use Linux to create a forensic duplicate of suspect media that is compatible with popular data recovery and analysis packages. Completion of practical and written exercises is required. Pre-requisite(s): Computer Data Recovery - Basic or equivalent data recovery training. A pre-test may be required. Date(s) January 27-28 April 9-10 Cost: Cost: Instructor: $140-London $110-Richfield Bill Norton – Both Sites Course Number(s) 06-213-09-01 06-213-09-02 Location London Richfield

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COMPUTER RELATED
BASIC NETWORKING
This five-day course presents information on physical and virtual infrastructures of networks. Topics include hubs/switches, routers, firewalls, IP’s, servers and workstations, domain controllers, server operating systems and user permissions. LEADS/MDT issues for officers/IT administrators will also be addressed. Pre-requisite(s): Internet Investigations I or equivalent computer knowledge. Date(s) February 9-13 Cost: Instructor: $300-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 06-240-09-01 Location Richfield

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COMPUTER CRIME FIRST RESPONDER
This one-day class is for officers or investigators likely to encounter computers, digital media or electronic devices during an investigation. Topics include computers or media as either tools or targets of crimes and laws related to computers, methods of searching, securing and transporting a computer system without destroying evidence and how to submit the equipment to a computer crime specialist or unit. Additional time-sensitive topics related to the seizure of the above items as well as email and other internet records will also be discussed. This course is restricted to law enforcement personnel only. Note: No computer experience is necessary for this class. Date(s) January 20 January 22 July 21 November 12 Cost: Instructor: Cost: Instructor: $70-London Bill Norton $55-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 01-137-09-01 01-137-09-02 01-137-09-03 01-137-09-04 Location Richfield London Richfield Richfield

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COMPUTER RELATED
COMPUTER DATA RECOVERY – BASIC
This 40-hour course is for law enforcement personnel responsible for forensic data recovery. Topics include legal issues, computer filing system, imaging data from an evidence perspective, identification and recovery of electronic evidence, recovering erased fi les, lab planning and polices and related subjects. Hands-on exercises are included. Students receive a copy of Norton System Works Premier and a set of basic DOS utilities for investigations. This course is restricted to active law enforcement personnel. Date(s) January 5-9 January 26-30 July 13-17 Cost: Coordinator: $450-London Bill Norton Len Drinkard Course Number(s) 06-183-09-01 06-183-09-02 06-183-09-03 Location London Richfield Richfield

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$375-Richfield Todd Careless

COMPUTER DATA RECOVERY – INTERMEDIATE LEVEL I
This 40-hour course builds on skills acquired during Computer Data Recovery - Basic. Topics include an introduction to Windows forensics, such as spool, swap and link files, Windows registry, hashing and an introduction to automated tools. Students participate in handson exercises throughout the course. Students are issued a intermediate level forensic utility. This course is restricted to active law enforcement personnel. Prerequisite: Students must have completed Computer Data Recovery - Basic. Date(s) February 23-27 March 23-27 August 24-28 Cost: Cost: Instructor: $450-London $375-Richfield Bill Norton & Todd Careless – Both Sites Course Number(s) 06-196-09-01 06-196-09-02 06-196-09-03 Location Richfield London Richfield

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COMPUTER RELATED
COMPUTER DATA RECOVERY –INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 2
This 40-hour course builds on skills acquired during Computer Data Recovery – Basic and Intermediate. Topics include advanced Windows forensics, such as alternate data streams, EFS, Internet artifacts from chat programs and web browsers and an introduction to basic encryption. Students participate in hands-on exercises throughout the course. Students are issued a hard drive and external drive enclosure. Prerequisite: Students must have completed the Computer Data Recovery - Basic and Intermediate. This course is restricted to active law enforcement personnel. Date(s) March 30 – April 3 September 14–18 September 21–25 Cost: $450-London Course Number(s) 06-238-09-01 06-238-09-02 06-238-09-03 Location Richfield London Richfield

Instructor: Bill Norton Cost: Instructor: $375-Richfield Todd Careless

COMPUTER DATA RECOVERY – ADVANCED
This 40-hour course builds on skills acquired in the previous Data Recovery courses. It provides advanced training on forensic tools in a Windows environment. Other topics include Windows Vista Forensics, analyzing RAM, forensic uses of virtualization, RAID and cell phone issues. Students perform hands-on exercises throughout the course. Students are issued a hardware “write blocker” to use for acquisition and analysis in a Windows environment. This course is restricted to active law enforcement personnel. Prerequisite: Students must have completed the Computer Data Recovery - Basic and Intermediate and Intermediate 2. Date(s) May 4-8 October 26-30 November 2-6 Cost: Coordinator: Cost: Instructor: $575-London Bill Norton $500-Richfield Todd Careless – Both Sites Course Number(s) 06-205-09-01 06-205-09-02 06-205-09-03 Location Richfield Richfield London

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COMPUTER RELATED
CREATING A LAW ENFORCEMENT WEB SITE
This two-day workshop is for those responsible for creating or maintaining a law enforcement presence on the World Wide Web. Students will learn design considerations and basic HTML language. Students will also learn helpful Web site features using artwork and photographs, dealing with copyright and ethics issues and getting people to return to your web site. Students will create a Web site during the workshop. Prerequisite: Familiarity with the Windows operating system is helpful. Date(s) January 20-21 February 18-19 Cost: Cost: Coordinator: Instructor: $160-London $130-Richfield Todd Careless Bill Norton – Both Sites Course Number(s) 01-140-09-01 01-140-09-02 Location London Richfield

DIGITAL EVIDENCE TESTIMONY
During this two-day course, students will learn how to communicate with individuals who are not familiar with computer terminology. Techniques for use in the courtroom setting are presented to assist the investigator in presenting complex testimony in a manner easily understood by jury members and judges. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to law enforcement personnel. Students must have completed Computer Data Recovery – Basic, Intermediate, Intermediate Level 2 and Advanced. Date(s) May 26-27 November 23-24 Cost: Instructor: $200-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 06-204-09-01 06-204-09-02 Location Richfield Richfield

FORENSIC HARDWARE WORKSHOP
This three-day course presents basic components of computers and their function, the steps in building a computer, basic hardware and software troubleshooting and aspects that make a computer more useful for forensic purposes. Students will build a functional computer in class and receive that computer to take with them. Prerequisite: Students should feel comfortable working with sensitive electronic components. Date(s) September 29-October Cost: Instructor: Course Number(s) 06-224-09-01 Location Richfield

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INTERNET INVESTIGATIONS I
This four-day course is for officers or investigators responsible for investigating crimes involving the Internet. Students will learn about structure and features of the Internet, types of Internet crimes and fraud, investigative resources, legal and ethical issues, case preparation, e-mail and IP tracing. Students will perform hands-on exercises throughout the course. This course is restricted to active law enforcement personnel. Prerequisite: Students should have a strong knowledge of the Windows operating system; such as creating and renaming folders and saving information collected from the Internet. Date(s) March 2-5 August 10-13 October 13-16 Cost: Instructor: Cost: Instructor: $280-London Bill Norton $220-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 06-185-09-01 06-185-09-02 06-185-09-03 Location Richfield Richfield London

INTERNET INVESTIGATIONS II
This five-day course is a continuation of Internet Investigations I. Students will learn how to identify and respond to various types of Internet-related criminal complaints. Topics include Peer-to-Peer networking, additional training in chat rooms and case documentation. Students are required to complete comprehensive investigation projects. This course is restricted to active law enforcement personnel. Prerequisite: Internet Investigations I Date(s) May 18-22 August 3-7 November 16-20 Cost: Instructor: Cost: Instructor: $280-London Bill Norton $220-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 06-239-09-01 06-239-09-02 06-239-09-03 Location Richfield London Richfield

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COMPUTER RELATED
LINUX FORENSICS
This two-day class is a continuation of the Basic Linux course and targets both the use of Linux as a tool for forensic imaging and analysis. Topics include imaging of large partitions and external devices, splitting images, effective searching and data carving methods, and the use of popular Linux forensic tools. Also, covered is an overview of logs, artifacts, and other files of interest during examinations of seized Linux systems. Prerequisites: Basic Linux or equivalent hands-on introductory course. A pre-test may be required. Date(s) November 9-10 November 23-24 Cost: Instructor: Cost: Instructor: $140-London Bill Norton $110-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 06-244-09-01 06-244-09-02 Location Richfield London

NETWORKING FORENSICS
This five-day class provides computer forensic examiners Information about network log aggregation, data identification and preservation. Topics include identifying intruders or rogue accounts, identifying or recreating actions of a user, identifying security measures bypassed or subverted, identifying and preserving stored, deleted or tampered information and isolating compromised resources. This course is restricted to law enforcement officers only. Prerequisites: Basic Networking or equivalent computer knowledge, completion of Evidence Recovery Specialist in Digital Environment Certification or actively involved in computer forensics. Date(s) October 5-9 Cost: Instructor: $300-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 06-241-09-01 Location Richfield

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POWER POINT FOR PUBLIC SAFETY
This three-day course is designed for public safety personnel who need to give presentations to all types of audiences. Students will learn the structure of a presentation and learn to use basic and advanced tools of Microsoft’s Power Point program. They will also learn how to tailor a presentation to a given audience. Students will create an original presentation, using the skills taught during the class. Note: While not required, students are encouraged to have a working knowledge of the Windows operating system and good word-processing skills. Date(s) April 6-8 September 8-10 Cost: Instructor: $115-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 06-242-09-01 06-242-09-02 Location Richfield Richfield

UNDERCOVER ONLINE INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES
In this three-day course, students will learn basic investigative techniques, technical setup, chatting techniques and legal issues that must be addressed when conducting undercover online investigations with an assumed identity. This course is designed to follow accepted investigative techniques and protocols. This course is restricted to active law enforcement personnel. Prerequisite: Students should have strong computer skills and be familiar with the Internet and the use of Windows and web browsing. Date(s) October 14-16 Cost: Instructor: $165-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 06-225-09-01 Location Richfield

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WIRELESS NETWORKS
This three and a half day course starts with the fundamentals of wireless networking, then moves into configuring and troubleshooting wireless networks, followed by advanced techniques to include discovery and tracking, digital network intelligence, wireless security, war driving, and methods used by criminals to attack wireless networks. Hands-on sessions accompany each block of instruction and field work will be required. Also, each student will build a directional antenna. This course is restricted to active law enforcement personnel. Prerequisite: Computer Data Recovery or equivalent data recovery training, as well as a basic understanding of computer networking. A pre-test may be required. Date(s) April 20-23 June 8-11 Cost: Coordinator: Cost: Coordinator: $310-London Bill Norton $230-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 06-245-09-01 06-245-09-02 Location Richfield London

Featured Instructor: Tactical Network Solutions – Both Sites

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CORRECTIONS COURSES
BASIC JAIL EXTRACTION TEAM INSTRUCTOR COURSE
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

BASIC TRAINING FOR 12-HOUR FACILITIES
This course fulfills the training requirement of the Bureau of Adult Detention found in the Jail Standards for a 12-hour facility (Ohio Administrative Code 5120: 1-12-18). Topics include an overview of minimum jail standards, jail and prisoner security, emergency responses, recognition of abnormal inmate behavior (including suicidal behavior), mental and emotional disorders, retardation and substance abuse and fire safety and response. Due to the brief time required to take the test, and to ease the logistical pressures on departments, those attending the course at OPOTA will be allowed to test at the end of the second day of the course. Date(s) January 27-28 Cost: Coordinator: $150-London Ron Davitt Course Number(s) 02-154-09-01 Location London*

CORRECTIONAL ADMINISTRATORS COURSE FOR FULL-SERVICE FACILITIES
This course PARTIALLY FULFILLS the training requirements for full-service facility standards, 5120: 1-8-18(C)(2), Ohio Administrative Code, for new or newly assigned administrators in a full-service facility. Date(s) August 24-28 Cost: Coordinator: $325-London Ron Davitt Course Number(s) 02-082-09-01 Location London

CORRECTIONAL SUPERVISORS COURSE FOR FULL-SERVICE FACILITIES
This course PARTIALLY FULFILLS the training requirements for full-service jail standards, 5120: 1-8-18(C) (2), Ohio Administrative Code, for new or newly assigned supervisors in a full-service facility. Date(s) May 11-15 Cost: Coordinator: $325-London Ron Davitt Course Number(s) 02-098-09-01 Location London

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JAIL ADMINISTRATORS AND FULL-TIME CORRECTION OFFICERS FOR A TWELVE-DAY FACILITY
This course fulfills the basic training requirement mandated by the Bureau of Adult Detention Jail Standards for Twelve-Day Facilities, 5120: 1-10-18(A) and (B), Ohio Administrative Code, for the jail administrator and for full-time corrections officers whose principal job is to work in the jail area with prisoners. Date(s) October 19-23 October 26-27 (2days) Cost: Coordinator: Course Number(s) 02-078-09-01 Location London

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JAIL SUICIDE PREVENTION
This course may be used to fulfill training requirements of the Bureau of Adult Detention as follows: Full-Service Facilities: Twelve-Day Facilities: 12-Hour Facilities: Date(s) June 8 Cost: Coordinator: $65-London Joe Palmer Charmaine McGuffey OAC 5120: 1-8-18(A)(3) - Partial Completion OAC 5120: 1-8-18(B)(3) - Partial Completion OAC 5120: 1-10-18(A)(3) OAC 5120: 1-10-18(B)(3) OAC 5120: 1-12-18(A)(3) Course Number(s) 02-072-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor:

LOCAL CORRECTIONS BASIC TRAINING
This course fulfills the training requirement per Ohio Administrative Code Section 109:2-902(A) for new or newly assigned correctional staff. Date(s) July 6-10 July 13-17 July 20-24 July 27-31 Cost: Coordinator: Course Number(s) 02-061-09-01 Location London

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CORRECTIONS COURSES
TRANSPORTING PRISONERS/USE OF RESTRAINTS IN A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
This course may be used to fulfill some of the training requirements of the Bureau of Adult Detention (OAC 5120) in both “transportation of prisoners” and “proper use of restraints” for detention facilities in Ohio. The course includes information on the use of various types of restraints, proper use of restraints and how restraints may be compromised, how to organize, and administer the proper and safe transportation of prisoners, proper search techniques and use of force issues. Special needs: All officers will need to bring handcuffs with a key. This course may be used to fulfill training requirements of the Bureau of Adult Detention as follows: Full-Service Facilities: Five-Day Facilities: 12-Hour Facilities: Date(s) February 18 November 19 Cost: Coordinator: $65-London Ron Davitt OAC 5120: 1-08-18(B)(3) - Partial Completion OAC 5120: 1-10-18(A)(3) OAC 5120: 1-10-18(B)(3) OAC 5120: 1-12-18(A)(3) Course Number(s) 02-172-09-01 02-172-09-02 Location London London

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COURT SERVICES
BAILIFF/COURT OFFICER BASIC TRAINING
This course is designed for the individual whose duties may include those of an Administrative Bailiff and the performance of security duties inclusive of maintaining the integrity of the Court by controlling the demeanor of the participants in the criminal justice process. An individual acting in the above capacity may or may not carry a firearm. An individual acting in the above capacity that will NOT carry a firearm may be excluded from the hand gun training portion (IV-1). This individual shall submit a request at the time of registration to be excluded from the hand gun topics. An individual who is a current certified peace officer may submit a request at the time of registration to be excluded from the hand gun training portion (IV-1) and defensive tactics portion (V). It is recommended that non-peace officers, peace officers and criminal bailiffs (ORC 2301.15) enroll in this course. Students who have approved prior equivalent training credit will not be required to attend those portions of the course and will not be charged. Prerequisites: Attendance must be authorized by Court 117 form submitted; student must bring weapon, holster, magazine or other ammunition holder and magazines or loaders; clothes for defensive tactics. Cost includes training, room and board. Date(s) June 1-5 June 8-12 June 15-19 June 22-26 Cost: Coordinator: Course Number(s) 01-032-09-01 Location London

week 1 week 2 week 3 week 4 $1,750-London Wayne Wiggins

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ADMINISTRATIVE BAILIFF
This course is designed for the individual whose duties and assignments include: announcing the opening and closing of court, administration of oaths, safeguarding of evidence/exhibits, service of legal documentation and the performance of all other administrative duties as assigned by the court. An individual acting in the above capacity has NO court security functions. This individual does NOT carry a firearm. It is recommended that retired peace officers and non-peace officers enroll in this course. Date(s) February 2-6 Cost: Coordinator: $325-London Wayne Wiggins Course Number(s) 01-145-09-01 Location London

COURT SCREENING OFFICER
This course is for individuals whose duties involve out-of-courtroom security assignments including the use of x-ray machines, magnetometers and other devices used for personal security checks. Individuals acting in a Court Screening Officer capacity may or may not carry a firearm. Individuals acting as a Court Screening Officer will NOT be armed may be excluded from the firearms training portion of this course (IV-1). Individuals not wanting firearms training are required to submit a request at the time of registration to be excluded from the firearms training portion of this class. This request is subject to the commander’s approval. Individuals who possess a current Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training certificate of completion may submit a request at the time of registration to be excluded from the firearms and defensive tactics training portions of this class (IV-1 and V). This request is subject to the commander’s approval. Date(s) November 30– December 4 December 7-11 December 14-18 Cost: Coordinator: Course Number(s) 01-197-09-01 week 1 week 2 week 3 $975-London Wayne Wiggins Location London

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CRIME SCENE COURSES
MASTER EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN TRACK – 260 HOURS
Officers and other personnel involved in evidence recovery and handling are eligible and encouraged to earn the Master Evidence Technician Certification. Applicants must complete a core training program of 200 hours. Beginning in 2008, applicants must also complete an additional 60 hours of training in various elective courses. This will result in a minimum of 260 hours required to receive certification. Applicants, who have started this process prior to 2008, will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine the number of elective hours required. Core Courses Evidence Technician Bloodstain Evidence Basic Photography Crime Scene Photography Elective Courses Death Investigation Law Enforcement Ideography Forensic Aspects of Death Evidence Room Management Basic Fingerprint Classification Fingerprint Comparison Techniques Marijuana Identification

After completion of the required courses, applicants may submit a letter of request for certification along with copies of certificates from completed courses. Upon verification that the applicant has in fact completed the requirements, he/she will receive a Master Evidence Technician certificate and lapel pin. Generally, only OPOTA sponsored courses are accepted. Training, from other sources will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

EVIDENCE TECHNICIAN
This two-week course is a combination of the previous Evidence Technician 1 & 2 and some new topics. The student will learn different types of evidence collection and will have the opportunity to apply those techniques in hands-on situations. The course will also include two days of latent fingerprint development training including alternative light sources, powders, and chemistry. Note: Students will receive a fingerprinting kit and a personal alternative light source. Date(s) February 23-March 6 June 15-26 October 19-30 Cost: Instructor: $1,300-London Richard Brownley Course Number(s) 06-228-09-01 06-228-09-02 06-228-09-03 Location London London London

Featured Instructors: Tim Elliget; Don Frost; Greg Perry; Bill Norton; Steve Salesman; & Larry Tate

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BASIC FINGERPRINT CLASSIFICATION
This course provides instruction on the Henry and NCIC methods of fingerprint classification. Students will learn to analyze and classify fingerprint impressions. Students also learn how to take rolled impressions. Date(s) March 16-20 Cost: Coordinator: $325-London Richard Brownley Course Number(s) 03-176-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: BCI & I Staff

BLOODSTAIN EVIDENCE - 20 HOURS THEORY / 20 HOURS LAB
This course provides the student the opportunity to learn and practice bloodstain pattern interpretation and bloodstain evidence collection. Topics include blood flight characteristics, stain patterns and detection and collection methods. This is a practical, hands-on course. Date(s) May 18-22 September 21-25 Cost: Instructor: $525-London Richard Brownley Course Number(s) 03-130-09-01 03-130-09-02 Location London London

Featured Instructor: N. Leroy Parker

CRIME SCENE MANAGEMENT AND EVIDENCE CLASSIFICATION FORMERLY CRIME SCENE MANAGEMENT AND EVIDENCE IDENTIFICATION
This one-day course is for first-responding officers. It provides students with the basics of crime scene determination, control and integrity. The students will also learn about various types of evidence that may be encountered and what collection methods are appropriate for each. Date(s) January 21 February 6 April 29 June 5 October 9 November 18 Cost: Cost: Instructor: $65-London $50-Richfield Richard Brownley – Both Sites Course Number(s) 03-421-09-01 03-421-09-02 03-421-09-03 03-421-09-04 03-421-09-05 03-421-09-06 Location London Richfield London Richfield Richfield London

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CRIME SCENE COURSES
DRUG IDENTIFICATION AND FIELD TESTING SEMINAR
This eight-hour course provides an awareness of drug identification and field testing. It begins with the physiology of drugs and their effects on the body and covers forms of controlled substances, manufacturing, and packaging methods. Common drugs of abuse such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, date rape drugs, and ecstasy are among the substances discussed. Use of NIK field test kits includes hands-on testing of controlled substances. Students learn to use and interpret test kits and understand the polytesting system of drug field testing. Date(s) February 3 April 28 October 6 November 4 December 11 Cost: Cost: Instructor: $135-London $125-Richfield Richard Brownley – Both Sites Course Number(s) 03-147-09-01 03-147-09-02 03-147-09-03 03-147-09-04 03-147-09-05 Location Richfield London Richfield London Richfield

EVIDENCE ROOM MANAGEMENT
This two-day course is for personnel assigned to property and/or evidence rooms. The student will learn about different types of evidence, types of packaging, chain of custody, accountability, security and operating procedures. Date(s) May 4-5 June 1-2 July 7-8 December 9-10 Cost: Cost: Instructor: $160-London $130-Richfield Richard Brownley – Both Sites Course Number(s) 03-017-09-01 03-017-09-02 03-017-09-03 03-017-09-04 Location London Richfield London Richfield

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FINGERPRINT COMPARISON TECHNIQUES
This 40-hour advanced seminar covers the process of fingerprint comparison. The student will participate in hands-on exercises in comparing fingerprints. Exercises challenge and enhance the skills of students at all levels. Students will learn to identify characteristics in a fingerprint pattern and will be able to use a small portion of a print to make an identification. Additionally, students will be able to identify characteristics from one print to another and determine if the same person made the print. Prerequisite: Completion of a 40-hour Basic Fingerprint Classification course taught by OPOTA, the FBI, BCI or other agency. Outside training will be evaluated on a case-bycase basis. Note: Each student should bring a magnifier and ridge counter. Date(s) May 11-15 Cost: Coordinator: $375-London Richard Brownley Course Number(s) 03-314-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: BCI & I Staff

FORENSIC ASPECTS OF DEATH - 20 HOURS THEORY / 20 HOURS LAB
This 40-hour seminar familiarizes officers with the procedures used to manage death scenes. Students will learn how to identify buried bodies as well as identification and excavation techniques of skeletal remains. Experts in the fields of entomology, archeology and anthropology will present the latest information in their fields. Exercises include excavation of mock graves and the collection of insect specimens and related evidence. Note: Students should anticipate working outside and be prepared for all types of weather conditions. Date(s) August 3-7 Cost: Coordinator: $550-London Richard Brownley Course Number(s) 06-175-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Neal Haskell; Frank & Julie Saul; & Mike Pratt

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CRIME SCENE COURSES
LATENT PRINT DEVELOPMENT
This two-day hands-on course provides the latest instruction in various methods of latent print development. Topics covered include a review of basic fingerprint classification, powder and chemical selection for porous and nonporous surfaces, powder and chemical development of latent prints, and use of cyanoacrylate (superglue) fuming and lifting techniques. Note: This course is not for those students who have or are planning to enroll in the Evidence Technician courses. These techniques are covered in those courses. Date(s) February 4-5 February 11-12 June 3-4 August 26-27 October 7-8 Cost: Cost: Instructor: $180-London $150-Richfield Richard Brownley – Both Sites Course Number(s) 03-138-09-01 03-138-09-02 03-138-09-03 03-138-09-04 03-138-09-05 Location Richfield London Richfield London Richfield

MARIJUANA IDENTIFICATION
This three-day course is for peace officers involved in narcotics investigations or who require training in marijuana identification. Its purpose is to develop or improve skills in the scientific identification of marijuana using chemical and microscopic techniques. Instruction covers the use of the modified Duquenois-Levine test, the effervescence test, and NIK field testing procedures. Skills in microscopic examination are developed. Students participate in handson testing and conduct more than 50 microscopic and chemical tests before graduating. Date(s) January 13-15 April 8-10 September 15-17 Cost: Instructor: $245-London Richard Brownley Course Number(s) 06-008-09-01 06-008-09-02 06-008-09-03 Location London London London

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METHAMPHETAMINE/CLANDESTINE LAB AWARENESS/POBT INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

METHAMPHETAMINE: RECOGNITION, IDENTIFICATION AND SAFETY CONCERNS OF CLANDESTINE LABORATORIES
This one-day course is for law enforcement and criminal justice personnel. Topics include the affects of methamphetamine on the body, the manufacturing process, user identification, enforcement methods and tactics, investigative techniques, chemicals and equipment identification, drug laws, and officer safety Date(s) April 3 August 3 November 5 Cost: Coordinator: $50-Richfield Chris Cerino Course Number(s) 03-354-09-01 03-354-09-02 03-354-09-03 Location Richfield Richfield Richfield

Featured Instructor: BCI & I Staff

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DEFENSIVE TACTICS COURSES
ADVANCED GROUND DEFENSE SYSTEMS
This five-day “Advanced Instructor,” level program is designed to upgrade training and certify departmental instructors in the use of techniques and tactics for commonly occurring encounters on the ground. This system was designed exclusively for law enforcement, corrections, and the military. This is the only course to show the commonality between standing defense and ground defense so the student has to learn one system. This course will cover realistic and effective responses highlighting the three safety zones in a ground defense, laying the verbalization, proper falling techniques with and without a subject, intergraded use of force skills needed to safely transition between different levels of force, defense positions, escapes from grips and grabs, identifying chokes, weapon retention in and out of the holster, and addressing deadly force options with empty hands. Date(s) July 27-31 Cost: Instructor: $720-London Sam Faulkner Course Number(s) 05-190-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Dave Young

ASP TACTICAL BATON AND RESTRAINT INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

BASIC EDGED WEAPONS DEFENSE INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

CONDUCTIVE ENERGY DEVICE (CED) INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

DEFENSIVE TACTICS FOR FEMALE OFFICER
This two-day course is for female officers focusing on tactics and body mechanics. It provides realistic subject control techniques specifically designed for female officers. Situations involving confrontations while standing and on the ground are also covered. Equipment required: Athletic clothing (gym clothes and shoes) and duty belt including firearm and handcuffs are required Date(s) April 8-9 Cost: Instructor: $145-London Sam Faulkner Course Number(s) 05-371-09-01 Location London

DEFENSIVE TACTICS INSTRUCTOR
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DEFENSIVE TACTICS COURSES
DEFENSIVE TACTICS INSTRUCTOR UPDATE
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

DEFENSIVE TACTICS INSTRUCTOR WORKSHOP
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

HOW TO INSTRUCT A FEMALE SELF-PROTECTION CLINIC
Defensive tactics instructors are often requested to conduct classes on female self-protection. This course covers the topics of unarmed self-defense, psychological self-defense and the use of mechanical devices such as aerosols, stun guns and whistles for non-law enforcement females. Equipment required: Exercise clothing and gym shoes. Date(s) February 23-24 Cost: Instructor: $160-London Sam Faulkner Course Number(s) 05-180-09-01 Location London

INDIVIDUAL CHEMICAL REPELLENT (CS, OC, CS/OC) INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

WEAPON RETENTION SHOT AVOIDANCE
This course covers numerous aspects of weapon retention. Topics include survival maneuvers when faced with instant-armed threat, gun stripping in surprise situations, moving and shooting techniques, and safe handling considerations when moving around other officers with a drawn firearm. Equipment required: Duty gear and weapons, clothes in which the student can move comfortably, a long-sleeved sweatshirt and gloves. Date(s) March 16-17 Cost: Instructor: $150-London Sam Faulkner Course Number(s) 05-137-09-01 Location London

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FIREARMS AND SPECIALTY MUNITIONS COURSES
3 DIMENSIONAL TARGETS AND THEIR USE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
This one-day course is designed to give firearms instructors an opportunity to compare and evaluate three-dimensional targets and how they can be used to give officers a better understanding of armed, encounters. Officers will gain a better understanding of how angles can change and how a subject might look and react. Several different brands of three-dimensional targets will be used. Required Equipment: Duty belt, sidearm, wrap around glasses, hearing protection and ball cap. Students should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Date(s) March 10 September 15 Cost: Instructor: $200-London James D. Daniels Course Number(s) 04-150-09-01 04-150-09-02 Location London London

AR15/M16 TYPE ARMORER COURSE
This course is for the operator that wants to thoroughly understand the operation of the AR15/M16. Maintenance, disassembly, reassembly, common malfunctions, and the weapon’s strengths/weaknesses will be discussed. Manufacturing shortcuts, identification, and the corresponding corrective action will be covered Required Equipment: Students are required to bring a AR15/M16, eye protection, and basic cleaning kit. Date(s) February 24 Cost: Coordinator: $100-Richfield Drake Oldham Course Number(s) 04-167-09-01 Location Richfield

Featured Instructor: Ned Christiansen

ADVANCED FIREARMS TACTICS
This two-day course enhances shooting skills by introducing new trends in firearms training. Topics include cover and concealment, move and shoot techniques, use of space, malfunction drills, two-officer tactics, angled and position shooting. Required Equipment: Duty belt, sidearm, wrap around glasses, hearing protection and ball cap. Students should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Date(s) February 24-25 September 1-2 Cost: Instructor: $400-London James D. Daniels Course Number(s) 04-108-09-01 04-108-09-02 Location London London

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BASIC FUNDAMENTALS OF SHOOTING
This two-day course assists officers who wish to enhance their basic shooting skills. The course covers sight alignment, stance, grip, trigger management, drawing techniques and other fundamental shooting skills. This course is not for advanced shooters. Required Equipment: Duty gear, sidearm, wrap around glasses, hearing protection and ball cap. Students should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Date(s) July 1-2 September 9-10 Cost: Instructor: $400-London James D. Daniels Course Number(s) 04-120-09-01 04-120-09-02 Location London London

BASIC PRECISION RIFLE SKILLS
This three-day course introduces students to the tactical precision rifle. The course is designed for students with minimal precision rifle experience. Instruction includes precision rifle operation and marksmanship skills. This course is recommended as a prerequisite for the Tactical Precision Rifle Operator Instructor Course. Special Concerns: Each student must provide a serviceable precision rifle weapon system and 150 rounds of match grade ammunition. Date(s) May 4-6 Cost: Instructor: $160-London John Foy Course Number(s) 04-168-09-01 Location London

COLT M16 AND AR15 ARMORER
This three-day course is instructed by the Colt Law Enforcement Training Division. The M16 weapon family and variants (AR15, M4, SMG) are addressed. The Colt Law Enforcement Training Division provides all the required tools and firearms. Special Concerns: Each student must supply wrap-around eye protection. Date(s) February 10-12 April 28-30 November 17-19 Cost: Coordinator: Cost: Coordinator: $500-London John Foy $450-Richfield Drake Oldham Course Number(s) 04-084-09-01 04-084-09-02 04-084-09-03 Location London Richfield London

Featured Instructor: Colt Law Enforcement Training Division – Both Sites

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COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP
This is a three -day course for law enforcement officers and firearms instructors who desire to fine tune their marksmanship and weapons handling skills. Instruction focuses on the mastery of the basics in a highly diagnostic and hands on fashion. Students will utilize dry fire and live fire drills to create weapons handling and manipulation skills. Combat marksmanship combines the fundamentals of marksmanship and the principles of combat shooting and places them into a hierarchy of necessity and importance. Students will master the critical aspects of handgun shooting including: muscular-skeletal alignment, platform, draw and presentation, grip, sight alignment and trigger manipulation. Multiple targets, spread fire techniques, reloads and malfunction drills are among the topics. Common misconceptions regarding shooting will also be addressed. Special Concerns: This is a physically demanding course with extensive amounts of shooting and weapon manipulation. Equipment Required: Appropriate indoor range attire. Daily work holster w/magazine pouch, handgun w/3 magazines, hearing & eye protection, and 1000 rounds ammunition. Date(s) February 10-12 April 14-16 September 15-17 November 3-5 Cost: Instructor: $200-Richfield Chris Cerino Course Number(s) 04-140-09-01 04-140-09-02 04-140-09-03 04-140-09-04 Location Richfield Richfield Richfield Richfield

COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP: UNDERCOVER & CONCEALED CARRY TACTICS
Being able to function with your firearm when you are not on uniformed duty status is necessary for officer safety. Oftentimes officers or agents are assigned to plain clothes or undercover assignments. This brings new considerations to operating in a safe effective and economical fashion with your firearm. Students will learn new ways to operate in a concealed fashion without loosing the tactical edge. Topics include: dressing to conceal, concealment garments, concealment holsters and tactical considerations of concealment to include quick accessibility to your firearm verses deep concealment and the loss of reactionary speed. In addition to classroom instruction students will also participate in dry fire and live fire drills. Required Equipment: Appropriate range attire and concealment garment. (sport coat, jacket, button down shirt, etc.) Concealment holster (shoulder rig, belly band, “thunderwear”, “SOB”, paddle, etc.) handgun w/3 magazines, hearing & eye protection, and 300 rounds ammunition. Date(s) March 19 December 3 Cost: Instructor: $75-Richfield Chris Cerino Course Number(s) 04-148-09-01 04-148-09-02 Location Richfield Richfield

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DOWNED OFFICER/CIVILIAN RESCUE
This one-day course is not designed for S.W.A.T. or S.R.T., it is designed for the patrol officer who is the first responding officer to a crisis. Topics include conduct of a rescue operation, basic responding officer formations, shield and no shield rescues, carrying methods, as well as tactics for rescue. Required Equipment: Patrol Rifle (if available), duty rig and firearm, ball cap, eye protection, hearing protection, ballistic vest (if available), NO SHOTGUNS ARE PERMITTED IN THIS COURSE. Date(s) April 23 June 25 Cost: Instructor: $175-London James D. Daniels Course Number(s) 04-152-09-01 04-152-09-02 Location London London

DYNAMIC BREECHING INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

DYNAMIC DEFENSE FOR TACTICAL TEAMS
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

FIREARMS INSTRUCTORS CONFERENCE
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: WEAPON TRAINING AND RE-QUALIFICATION
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR WORKSHOP: “TASK FOCUS SHOOTING DRILLS”
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

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LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER FLYING ARMED
This three-hour course meets the requirements of the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) for officers who are required to fly armed and are providing protective escort, hazardous surveillance operations, prisoner escort (all segments of round trip to pickup and/or deliver a prisoner) or a law enforcement officer on official travel required to report to another location armed and prepared for duty. THE COURSE WILL BEGIN AT 9:30 A.M. BOTH LOCATIONS. Date(s) January 21 March 5 April 8 June 24 September 16 September 24 November 24 Cost: Instructor: Cost: Instructor: No Cost-London James D. Daniels No Cost-Richfield Chris Cerino Course Number(s) 04-071-09-01 04-071-09-02 04-071-09-03 04-071-09-04 04-071-09-05 04-071-09-06 04-071-09-07 Location London Richfield London London London Richfield London

NON LETHAL MUNITIONS INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

NON-TRADITIONAL AND CONFINED SPACE SHOOTING
This two-day course builds on skills acquired during the Advance Firearms Tactics course. In this course, students are exposed to shooting positions and techniques they might encounter in the line of duty. They are placed in awkward and uncomfortable positions. They practice shooting from prone (front and back), rolling, crouching, kneeling and confined space positions with one- and two-hand techniques. Required Equipment: Duty gear, sidearm, wrap around glasses, hearing protection and ball cap. Students should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Date(s) May 27-28 Cost: Instructor: $400-London James D. Daniels Course Number(s) 04-122-09-01 Location London

POLICE RIFLE CARBINE INSTRUCTOR
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POLICE CARBINE OPERATOR
This three-day course is designed to develop basics of patrol carbine. Students will gain a base level understanding combined and skill proficiency. Students will progress from cleaning, care and maintenance to deployment, basic handling and marksmanship skills and on to advanced shooting drills. This course will cover techniques commonly used in urban and rural environments. Training is based on fundamental principles that will increase speed, accuracy and confidence with the carbine. Topics include safety, care & line level maintenance; nomenclature, characteristics & accessories; battle zero; fundamentals; handling & manipulation skills; ready positions; deployment & shooting positions; firing techniques; shooting on the move; barricades; and transition drills. Required Equipment: AR15 or M16 variant rifle w/3 magazines, sling, pistol, holster, belt, three pistol magazines, pistol magazine holders, eye & ear protection, weapons cleaning kit, water bottle and foul weather gear, 1000 rounds rifle ammunition and 300 rounds pistol ammunition. Note: This course is held at the Wadsworth Police Department outdoor firing range. Date(s) June 23-25 July 21-23 September 29-October 1 Cost: Coordinator: $200-Richfield Chris Cerino Course Number(s) 04-153-09-01 04-153-09-02 04-153-09-03 Location Richfield Richfield Richfield

Featured Instructor: Kevin Davis & Andrew Blubaugh

PRACTICAL SIMULATION TRAINING INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog

REMINGTON MODEL 700 RIFLE ARMORER
Remington Law Enforcement Training Division Instructors provide training in troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair for Remington 700 Rifles. Remington provides armorer tools for this course. Special Concerns: Each student must provide wrap-around eye protection and a Remington 700 Rifle. Date(s) March 11 December 9 Cost: Instructor: $250-London John Foy Course Number(s) 04-156-09-01 04-156-09-02 Location London London

Featured Instructor: Remington Law Enforcement Training Division

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REMINGTON MODEL 870 SHOTGUN ARMORER
The Remington Law Enforcement Training division presents this course. Remington instructors provide training for troubleshooting, maintenance and repair for Remington 870 and 1187 series shotguns. Remington will provide the armorer tools for this course. Special Concerns: Each student must provide wrap-around eye protection and a Remington 870 shotgun. Note: This course is now a two day course rather than the former two and half day course. Date(s) March 9-10 March 12-13 December 7-8 December 10-11 Cost: Instructor: $500-London John Foy Course Number(s) 04-164-09-01 04-164-09-02 04-164-09-03 04-164-09-04 Location London London London London

Featured Instructor: Remington Law Enforcement Training Division

REVOLVER INSTRUCTOR COURSE
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog

SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

SHOTGUN INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

SIGARMS ACADEMY ARMORER
Sigarms Academy coordinators instruct this course. This hands-on program provides students with training in assembly, disassembly and maintenance of Sigarms pistols. Sigarms provides all tools, weapons and manuals for the course. Date(s) November 9-10 Cost: Coordinator: $475-Richfield Drake Oldham Course Number(s) 04-030-09-01 Location Richfield

Featured Instructor: Sigarms Academy Staff

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SINGLETON INTERNATIONAL MP/UMP-COLT SMG-M4/M16 INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

SINGLETON INTERNATIONAL VEHICLE AND BUS ASSAULT
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

SMITH AND WESSON M & P 15 RIFLE ARMORER
This course is designed for departments issuing the Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Rifle. Focus will be on nomenclature, field stripping and maintenance, safeties and safety checks, detailed disassembly, troubleshooting and minor repairs. Note: Students must provide wrap around industrial grade eye protection. Date(s) October 27-28 Cost: Instructor: $350-London John Foy Course Number(s) 04-162-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Smith & Wesson Academy

SMITH AND WESSON M & P SERIES PISTOL ARMORER
This course is designed for departments carrying the Smith & Wesson M & P pistol. Focus will be on nomenclature, field stripping and maintenance, safeties and safety checks, detailed disassembly, troubleshooting and minor repairs. Note: Students must provide wrap around industrial grade eye protection. Date(s) January 29 February 19 October 29 October 30 December 9 Cost: Instructor: Cost: Coordinator: $190-London John Foy $175-Richfield Drake Oldham Course Number(s) 04-163-09-01 04-163-09-02 04-163-09-03 04-163-09-04 04-163-09-05 Location London London London London Richfield

Featured Instructor: Smith & Wesson Academy-Both Sites

TACTICAL ANATOMY INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

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FIREARMS AND SPECIALTY MUNITIONS COURSES
TACTICAL PRECISION RIFLE OPERATOR INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

TACTICAL MUNITIONS INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

TACTICAL SUBMACHINE GUN INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

WORKING WITH AND FROM VEHICLES
This two-day course is designed around firearms and vehicles. Often officers must use a vehicle as protective cover or concealment or must engage in an armed encounter in and around the vehicle. As with the Non-Traditional and Confined Space Shooting course, officers are placed in awkward and uncomfortable positions to practice shooting from prone, rolling, crouching and kneeling positions using one- and two-hand techniques. Patrol rifle with handgun and shotgun are used in this course. Officers also engage targets while sitting inside the vehicle. Required Equipment: Duty gear, sidearm, wrap around glasses, hearing protection and ball cap. Students should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Date(s) July 14-15 September 3-4 Cost: Instructor: $430-London James D. Daniels Course Number(s) 05-348-09-01 05-348-09-02 Location London London

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FITNESS-WELLNESS COURSES
BULLETPROOF MIND
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, U.S. Army (RET), an expert in the field of human aggression, violence, and violent crime instructs this course. As a career Army officer and U.S. Military Academy instructor, Lt. Col Grossman has made major contributions to the study of violent crime and the healing processes. He has appeared on national television programs such as “60 Minutes,” “Dateline NBC,” CNN and other networks. The primary course objective is to teach students to “do for the mind and spirit, what body armor does for the torso.” Topics include conflict physiology and psychology, training to overcome resistance to use of lethal force, and cause and effect of violence in the United States and the world. Date(s) April 13 June 30 November 23 Cost: Coordinator: Cost: Coordinator: $165-London John Foy $150-Richfield Drake Oldham Course Number(s) 05-182-09-01 05-182-09-02 05-182-09-03 Location London Richfield London

Featured Instructor: Lt. Col. David Grossman – Both Sites

DYING IN BLUE
This one-day course teaches participants the warning signs of suicide in police officers and ways to prevent a suicide attempt. Topics include characteristics of violence, behaviors of violence, job stresses, and means of prevention and help. Date(s) June 17 November 17 Cost: Coordinator: $65-London Joe Palmer Ralph Portier Course Number(s) 02-161-09-01 02-161-09-02 Location London London

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PHYSICAL FITNESS SPECIALIST
This five-day course trains personnel to establish a fitness program for their agency designed to improve the overall health of the officers. Discussion includes tests and measurements for new employees in terms of validity and liability. This course fulfills one of the requirements for approval as a fitness instructor for Peace Officer Basic Training. Textbooks and manuals are included. Equipment required: Exercise clothing, gym shoes and a calculator. Date(s) June 1-5 August 31-September 4 Cost: Coordinator: $445-London London Staff Course Number(s) 06-033-09-01 06-033-09-02 Location London London

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HOMELAND SECURITY COURSES
THE BESLAN TERRORIST SCHOOL SIEGE AND LESSONS FOR AMERICA
Archangel Group’s President, John Giduck arrived at the Beslan Middle School No. 1 in North Ossetia, Russia, at the conclusion of the battle by Russian Special Forces to retake the school. He spent months investigating all aspects of this attack, including many interviews with Russian Special Forces, government officials and Beslan townspeople. Giduck presents aspects of his investigation into how the terrorists’ plan was formed, intelligence developed for the assault, defenses deployed and how ultimately negotiations failed and why, resulting in more than 300 dead in a ten-hour battle. As well, this seminar covers the government’s plan in handling the crisis, what went wrong and what went right. Vulnerabilities of U.S. schools to this same type of assault and suggested changes in security to protect our children are presented in detail. Date(s) November 3-4 Cost: Coordinator: $300-London Kerry Curtis Course Number(s) 05-430-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: John Giduck of ArchAngel Corp.

CRITICAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TRAINING
This is a one-day hands-on training course. Students manage critical incidents through roleplaying scenarios on a model city. The National Incident Management System (NIMS) requires first responders to take immediate action to ensure incident management and control. This class provides those necessary steps to posture the agency to transition into the Incident Command System (ICS). Students will also be able to explain their actions through an accountability system which includes how to develop policy. Prerequisites: ICS-100 (NIMS), ICS-700, Date(s) September 2 Cost: Coordinator: $175-London Kerry Curtis Course Number(s) 01-200-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Dave Gregory, Cincinnati Police Dept.- Retired

HAZMAT & WMD AWARENESS FOR THE FIRST RESPONDER (TRAIN-THE-TRAINER)
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

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HAZMAT & WMD AWARENESS FOR THE FIRST RESPONDER
This one-day course was developed by the Ohio Security Task Force subcommittee for training. It meets National Fire Protection Association, Inc. (NFOPA), United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Office of Domestic Preparedness (ODP) standards and guidelines. It also meets the needs of multiple disciplines (fire, law enforcement, EMS, healthcare providers and public works) that may be involved with incidents involving hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction Date(s) November 17 Cost: Instructor: $65-London Kerry Curtis Course Number(s) 05-397-09-01 Location London

INTRODUCTION TO ARAB/ISLAMIC CULTURE
This two-day course is offered to answer some of the questions law enforcement officers have regarding the Arab/Islamic Culture. Topics include development of the Arabic culture including traditions, customs and the status of women. The rise of Islam including the relation of Islam to Judaism and Christianity. The Contemporary Middle East including the colonization of the Middle East, rise of dictatorship, the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and the rise of terrorism. Date(s) February 18-19 Cost: Coordinator: $100-London Kerry Curtis Course Number(s) 05-445-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Omar Alomari, Ohio Division of Homeland Security

INTRODUCTION TO TERRORISM
This one-day course is an introduction to the concepts surrounding terrorism and terrorists movements. The terrorism lesson plan from the Peace Officer Basic Training Curriculum is covered, as well as additional terrorism topics not covered in the lesson plan. Students will learn the elements of terrorism, domestic and international terrorist groups and right wing/ left wing terrorist groups. Students completing this course meet one of the OPOTC requirements to instruct this topic in Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Date(s) April 14 Cost: Coordinator: $65-London Kerry Curtis Course Number(s) 05-387-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Capt. Jeff Corcoran, University of Cincinnati PD

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INTRODUCTION TO THE QUR’AN
There are many questions regarding the Qur’an and its interpretation. This course is designed to assist the officer and give an understanding of the Qur’an. This course will cover the history and language of the Qur’an. Also discussed, will be its translation and interpretation by the Prophet Muhammad, Shia scholars, Sufis’, Rationalists, Black Muslims, Jihadist Muslims and Reformists. Date(s) March 26 Cost: Coordinator: $65-London Kerry Curtis Course Number(s) 05-454-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Omar Alomari, Ohio Division of Homeland Security

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HUMAN RELATIONS COURSES
COMMUNITY DIVERSITY INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

CRIME VICTIMS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Peace officers are frequently the first to encounter victims after a crime has occurred. This course provides information on the rights and responsibilities of crime victims and law enforcement respectively, typical victim reactions, the VINE victim notification system, and other information that law enforcement personnel can use to encourage victims to become effective partners in the law enforcement and criminal justice systems. Date(s) June 30 Cost: Coordinator: No Cost-London Joe Palmer-London Course Number(s) 02-130-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Ohio AG Crime Victim’s Section

CRISIS INTERVENTION INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

DEALING WITH THE SUICIDAL
This one-day course covers effective ways of handling suicide victims and families. Also, the student will be discussing the definitions of suicide, historical perspectives, philosophical aspects, and misconceptions. The officer’s response to death, the victim, and intervention in suicide attempts will be covered. The officer will learn the phenomenon of suicide, why people choose to end their lives, suicide of the elderly, juvenile suicide, and recent trends known as “suicide-by-cop.” Date(s) January 22 April 30 September 22 Cost: Coordinator: $65-London Joe Palmer Course Number(s) 02-012-09-01 02-012-09-02 02-012-09-03 Location London London London

Featured Instructor: Ralph Portier

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HUMAN RELATIONS COURSES
DEATH NOTIFICATION
This one-day program provides information and guidance to officers who must inform family members and/or friends of the death of a loved one. Topics include strategies for staying emotionally healthy as a crisis professional, coping techniques, “how-to- help” techniques, survivor issues, communication techniques, victim distress, and human behavior. This course also provides the student with resources such as crime victim services and other social services. Date(s) May 6 October 21 Cost: Coordinator: $65-London Wayne Wiggins Cindy Reagan-Kuhr Course Number(s) 03-186-09-01 03-186-09-02 Location London London

Featured Instructor:

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

HUMAN RELATIONS AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
This two-day course is for the patrol officers who have regular contact with citizens in crisis situations. The course fulfills a two-part mission; patrol officers learn to identify and handle personal conflict and they learn how to reduce confl ict with citizens in daily encounters. Other topics include a study of values, morals, and a wide range of tools officers can use to manage confl ict. Date(s) July 6-7 December 14-15 Cost: Coordinator: Cost: Coordinator: $130-London Joe Palmer $100-Richfield Drake Oldham Course Number(s) 02-009-09-01 02-009-09-02 Location Richfield London

Featured Instructor: Ron Michalec-Both Sites

MISSING, ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN’S INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

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INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSES
ADAP INSTRUCTOR (ALCOHOL, DETECTION AND PROSECUTION)
During this five-day course, students will be certified to instruct the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHSTA) recommended Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) four-day OVI enforcement course (ADAP). Course material includes a review of instructor skills, presentation of the OVI curriculum material, individual student presentation of the material and a written test. Volunteer drinkers are used to test the student’s proficiency of conducting the SFST tests during a live drinking session. All teaching materials will be provided to the student. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be OPOTA registered as a qualified instructor for the basic ADAP/SFST courses in the State of Ohio. Prerequisite: Applicants must have completed an instructional skills course or equivalent and the basic DUI enforcement course (SFST or ADAP). Note: This class may be funded through a federal grant administered by the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Applicants should contact the coordinator after September 2008 for verification of available funding Date(s) January 5-9 Cost: Instructor: $375-London Dave Peters Course Number(s) 06-122-09-01 Location London

ADAP/SFST INSTRUCTOR UPDATE
This course will update current ADAP/SFST Instructors using the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) SFST curriculum and the OPOTA curriculum. This latest training modules from NHTSA and OPOTA will be used. Electronic copies of the Basic ADAP/SFST Material and the Instructor ADAP/SFST Manual will be made available to the student. Prerequisites: The student must have completed a 32-hour ADAP course, a 40-hour ADAP Instructor, and an OPOTA recognized Instructor Skills course. Date(s) January 22 February 12 March 10 March 11 March 27 April 17 June 5 Cost: Instructor: $50-All Locations David Peters Course Number(s) 06-167-09-01 06-167-09-02 06-167-09-03 06-167-09-04 06-167-09-05 06-167-09-06 06-167-09-07 Location London London Richfield Richfield Norwood Police Academy Toledo Metro Parks, Lucas Co. Geauga Co. S.O.

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INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSES
ASP TACTICAL BATON AND RESTRAINT INSTRUCTOR
This three-day course teaches the handling and application techniques of the ASP Tactical Baton. Students are also instructed in the ASP Tactical Restraint program. Students who successfully complete the training are issued an OPOTA certificate as well as ASP factory certification. Equipment required: Duty belt, ASP expandable baton with scabbard, exercise clothes and gym shoes. Date(s) April 14-16 July 7-9 October 20-22 Cost: Instructor: $195-London London Staff Course Number(s) 05-372-09-01 05-372-09-02 05-372-09-03 Location London London London

BASIC ACADEMY DRIVING INSTRUCTOR
This five-day course is designed to provide the student with skills necessary to teach the Driving Unit in the Peace Officer Basic Training. The class also provides the foundation for in-service driver training. Liability issues and other topics will be discussed in a classroom setting. There is extensive practical application of driving techniques and students must demonstrate competency in driving skills and the ability to instruct others in these techniques. Students will be required to assist with instructing a Basic Emergency Vehicle Operations Course during the last three days of class and will be required to make an in-class presentation. Night exercises are possible. Vehicles will be provided. Techniques for handling inservice and problem drivers will be covered. Note: Students are outside on the driving course regardless of the weather. Foul weather and hot weather equipment is recommended. Students are required to bring a copy of their department emergency response and pursuit policy. Helmets will be provided, however students may bring their own DOT certified helmet if desired. 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. Special Concerns: Student instructors must dress appropriately as instructors during days three, four and five of the course. BDU style trousers or slacks and polo type shirts are required. Prerequisites: It is strongly recommended that each student successfully complete a Basic Emergency Vehicle Operations Course within the previous three years. Previous completion of an Instructor Skills course in not required for attendance, but will prove very helpful. Date(s) June 15-19 September 29-October 2 Cost: Instructor: $495-London Jeff Eggleston Course Number(s) 05-418-09-01 05-418-09-02 Location London London

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BASIC EDGED WEAPONS DEFENSE INSTRUCTOR
This three-day certification program was developed for agencies desiring to train and certify instructors in techniques and tactics for edged weapon attacks. Th is popular system is designed for law enforcement, corrections, and military. The course covers techniques to defend against a knife attack and to use an edged weapon as a personal self defense option. This course covers realistic and effective responses highlighting body mechanics employed to effectively defend against an edged weapon attack. Also addressed are the various angles of an edged weapon attack, the knowledge of how an attacker uses a knife against an officer, dynamic movement tactics, limb control and stabilization techniques, disarming techniques, stunning tactics, use of force options for patrol applications and ground stabilization techniques. Certification is valid for three years. Date(s) July 22-24 Cost: Instructor: $470-London Sam Faulkner Course Number(s) 05-423-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: David Young

BASIC JAIL EXTRACTION TEAM INSTRUCTOR COURSE (FORMERLY CELL EXTRACTION)
This three-day course is for Officers that are or will be assigned to training jail staff in the use of extraction/capture tactics and technologies. Students will receive detailed instruction on: policy and liability risk reduction issues, team oriented control tactics, team devilment and selection of members, training standards and record keeping, chain of command, and report writing. In addition to physical skills a number of compliance/restraint technologies will be demonstrated. The techniques, technologies and concepts instructed in this course have been designed for both linear and direct supervision jails. Student will participate in dynamic force on force training. Other key topics include, but are not limited to: detailed instruction on the use of the Action Response Continuum, tactical planning and strategies used in responses to combative inmates, proper use of team control tactics in combination with compliance/restraint technologies, team member roles and responsibilities before, during and after control is achieved, team pre-brief and post briefings, deployment and use of versus types of shields, chain of command, responsibilities of administration and supervisors, medical issues, EMS responsibilities, and myth vs. fact about body armor used in corrections. Special Concerns: Students are required to dress in clothing suitable for extraction training. The training will be both academic and physically challenging. Students must be able to participate in all phases of training to complete this course. Students are encouraged to bring their Departments Extraction gear (helmet with shield, body armor, shin guards, gloves, mouthpiece, shield(s), gas mask(s), basic restraints such as hand cuffs, shackles and keys will be needed as well. Date(s) March 30-April 1 Cost: Coordinator: $195-London Joe Palmer Zane Nickell Course Number(s) 02-176-09-01 Location London

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COMMUNITY DIVERSITY INSTRUCTOR
This two-day program is open to those responsible for presenting the topic in Peace Officer Basic Training (POBT) and meets the requirements of the OPOTC. Topics include practical presentation and delivery methods, use of multi-media devices, student performance objective (SPO), compliance issues, mandatory hour requirements, adult learning theory, state and federal law overview, curriculum enhancement and update methods, confrontation triggers, and maintaining course flow. A written examination with a minimum score of 70 percent is required to complete the program. Date(s) February 9-10 November 2-4 Cost: Coordinator: $150 Richfield Staff Course Number(s) 02-170-09-01 02-170-09-02 Location Richfield Richfield

Featured Instructor: Chief Chris Noga

CONDUCTIVE ENERGY DEVICE (CED) INSTRUCTOR
This two-day vendor neutral training course covers the adopted “Ohio Model Training Protocol” developed in cooperation with The Buckeye State Sheriff ’s Association (BSSA), Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) and the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA). This course will cover the techniques for deployment and certification of instructors to certify users in the operation of TASER M26 and X26 (currently the only CED available is the TASER brand) conducted energy devices. Students will receive detailed instruction on medical concerns, weapons safety, and take part in live training simulations. Equipment required: Students should bring their own Tasers. We will provide the cartridges for the training. Date(s) January 13-14 April 21-22 June 9-10 October 13-14 Cost: Cost: $240-London $240-Richfield Course Number(s) 05-438-09-01 05-438-09-02 05-438-09-03 05-438-09-04 Location London London Richfield London

Featured Instructor: Zane Nickell-Both Sites

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INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSES
CRISIS INTERVENTION INSTRUCTOR
This two-day course prepares students to teach the Crisis Intervention topic in Peace Officer Basic Training and meets one of the requirements for certification. Students will be required to: prepare lesson plans, teach from these plans, and use student centered learning techniques. A pre and post test will be administered. If possible, students should bring a laptop computer. This course is taught in an adult learning theory setting. A review of the Basic Training Lesson Plan is optional. Date(s) April 27-28 Cost: Coordinator: $130-London Joe Palmer Course Number(s) 02-111-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Jacqueline Lewis

DEFENSIVE TACTICS INSTRUCTOR
This five-day course provides instruction on scheduling, instructing, and evaluating a comprehensive defensive tactics program. The latest concepts in defensive tactics are covered. A “Defensive Tactics Instructor’s Manual” and a defensive tactics videotape are included in the course fee. Equipment required: Gym clothes and gym shoes, handcuffs with key, duty belt, firearm, and baton. Date(s) February 2-6 May 11-15 September 14-18 December 7-11 Cost: Instructor: $410-London London Staff Course Number(s) 05-060-09-01 05-060-09-02 05-060-09-03 05-060-09-04 Location London London London London

Featured Instructor: Frank Herzog & Chris Hofacker

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INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSES
DEFENSIVE TACTICS INSTRUCTOR UPDATE
This two-day course is for certified defensive tactics instructors (approved prior to January 1, 2000) who intend to continue instructing Topic 6 - Subject Control in Peace Officer Basic Training (POBT). Ground defense, edged weapons defense and hold releases will be covered. Students must be current defensive tactics instructors. DT Instructors not teaching in POBT are not required to complete this course. They would be better served taking the DT Instructor Workshop course. Equipment required: Duty gear, athletic clothing (gym clothes and shoes with good lateral support). Date(s) March 2-3 Cost: Instructor: $195-London Sam Faulkner Chris Hofacker Course Number(s) 06-194-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor:

DEFENSIVE TACTICS INSTRUCTOR WORKSHOP
This two-day workshop is a great opportunity for DT Instructors to update, add to, refine and practice their techniques. The class will be an open format, providing an opportunity to review and practice any technique students would like to cover. It is also a good time to exchange new ideas and techniques in defensive tactics. Equipment required: Students should bring duty gear. No ammunition will be necessary. Date(s) March 19-20 Cost: Instructor: $130-London Sam Faulkner: Course Number(s) 05-170-09-01 Location London

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INSTRUCTOR
This two-day course prepares students to teach the Domestic Violence topic in Peace Officer Basic Training and meets one of the requirements for certification. Students will be required to: prepare lesson plans, teach from these plans, and use student centered learning techniques. A pre and post test will administered. If possible, students should bring laptop computers. This course is taught in an adult learning theory setting. A review of Basic Training Lesson Plan is optional. Date(s) May 11-12 Cost: Coordinator: $130-London Joe Palmer Course Number(s) 02-011-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Jacqueline Lewis

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INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSES
DYNAMIC BREECHING INSTRUCTOR
This three-day instructor course qualifies the student to teach breeching techniques. Forced entry tactics and technologies of the 12 gauge breeching rounds and specialized entry tools will be explained as they apply to common or unique entry situations. This is not explosive breeching school. Students will be certified by OPOTA and the Redman Training Division. Required Equipment: assigned tactical gear to include pistol, holster, impact weapon, and handcuffs with key. Helmet, any protective equipment (elbow/knee pads, body armor, gas mask and ballistic shield). Date(s) September 16-18 Cost: Coordinator: $495-London Jerry Zacharias Course Number(s) 05-455-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Dave Young, Redman Training Division

DYNAMIC DEFENSE FOR TACTICAL TEAMS
This course’s primary focus is to provide instructional capability as a “tactical instructor” for defensive tactics while handling long and short weapons and wearing tactical equipment including the chemical agent mask. Topics include: power strike development, empty hands close quarter confrontations, grappling, individual and team take downs, transition from weapons to empty hands, legal and medical concerns for high risk training, chemical environment tactics, weapon retention, and integrated use of force options. Required Equipment: The student must provide: 12 gauge police shotgun; submachine gun; (or primary long weapon, rifle carbine, etc.) and three submachine gun magazines, sidearm, belt, holster, and three sidearm magazines; 37/40 mm single or multiple launcher (if available); impact weapon; handcuffs with key; ballistic helmet; hard and soft body armor; chemical agent mask; ballistic shield if available; personal protective equipment (athletic mouth guard, wrap around eye protection, hearing protection, and, ball cap. Date(s) September 16-18 Cost: Coordinator: $750-London John Foy Course Number(s) 05-192-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Dave Young, Redman Training Division

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ELECTRONIC SPEED MEASURING DEVICE (ESMD) INSTRUCTOR
This five-day course will use the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) RADAR and LIDAR training curriculum in conjunction with the OPOTA lesson plan. Course material includes a review of instructor skills, presentation of the ESMD curriculum material, individual student presentation of the material, proficiency testing in the field, and a written test. The testing in the field will include usage of various devices and giving practical instruction to fellow students. All the teaching materials will be provided to the student. The student should bring foul weather equipment. Prerequisites: Applicants must have completed basic radar and laser training. Applicants must also have completed an instructor skills course or the equivalent. Note: This class may be funded through a federal grant administered by the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Applicants should contact the coordinator after September 2008 for verification of available funding. Date(s) July 27-31 Cost: Instructor: $400-London Dave Peters Course Number(s) 05-178-09-01 Location London

FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR
This two-week course covers revolver, semi-automatic pistol, and shotgun training. It is for new instructors in these weapons. Students should have a working knowledge of all three weapons. This is not a beginner’s course. Topics include range management, lead and hearing issues, range safety, and analysis and correction of shooter problems. Students completing this course meet part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. Required Equipment: A list of required equipment is provided with confirmation of registration for this course. Students should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Date(s) May 11-15 May 18-22 August 3-7 August 10-14 September 28October 2 October 5-9 Cost: Instructor: Course Number(s) 04-091-09-01 04-091-09-02 04-091-09-03 Location London London London

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INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSES
FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR CONFERENCE
This one-day conference is a forum for firearms instructors to bring in new ideas and techniques and to network with other instructors from around the state. The conference reviews the SPO’s for Peace Officer Basic Training, Bailiff Basic Training, the in-service re-qualification course and covers training as it relates to a variety of weapons. There are discussions on implementing non-traditional shooting positions in firearms training. Participants are encouraged to bring copies of new techniques or courses of fire to share with others. Thinking “outside the box” is encouraged. This conference includes range time. Required Equipment: A list of required equipment is provided with the confirmation for this course. The OPOTA indoor/outdoor range uses FRANGIBLE, no-lead, non-toxic ammunition ONLY. Ammunition is provided for 38cal, 40cal, 45cal, 9mm and 357 Sig handguns. Students using handguns chambered for other than these calibers must supply 700 rounds of FRANGIBLE ammunition for the weapon they use. FRANGIBLE ammunition provided by the student must be approved by OPOTA prior to the class. In the event that FRANGIBLE, no-lead, non-toxic ammunition cannot be obtained for such weapons, students are required to bring a weapon chambered for those calibers for which OPOTA provides ammunition. Student should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Date(s) June 23 September 14 Cost: Instructor: $380-London James D. Daniels Course Number(s) 04-169-09-01 04-169-09-02 Location London London

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FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: WEAPON TRAINING AND RE-QUALIFICATION
This course is required for officers seeking OPOTC firearms instructor certification. Course content includes: firearms range safety and management; use of force and firearms training liability; and OPOTC firearms training requirements. There is no range activity in this course. Date(s) January 15 February 3 February 19 February 24 March 24 April 2 May 12 May 27 November 9 December 1 December 15 Cost: Instructor: $145-London John Foy Course Number(s) 04-170-09-01 04-170-09-02 04-170-09-03 04-170-09-04 04-170-09-05 04-170-09-06 04-170-09-07 04-170-09-08 04-170-09-09 04-170-09-10 04-170-09-11 Location London London Richfield London London Richfield London Richfield London Richfield London

Featured Instructor: Charlie Rubenstein Cost: Coordinator: $125-Richfield Richfield Staff

Featured Instructor: Kevin Davis

FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR WORKSHOP: TASK FOCUS SHOOTING DRILLS
This course is directed to firearms instructors who wish to improve personal firearms instructional skills and personal shooting skills. The course introduces “task focus” shooting exercises to improve shooting accuracy and speed. Required Equipment: Students must provide: personal protective equipment, wrap around eye protection, hearing protection, ball cap, and a sidearm with belt, holster, and magazines (at least three recommended). Knee and elbow pads are strongly recommended. Date(s) May 26-28 Cost: Instructor: $275-London John Foy Course Number(s) 04-171-09-01 Location London

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INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSES
HAZMAT & WMD AWARENESS FOR THE FIRST RESPONDER (TRAIN-THE-TRAINER)
This is a “train-the-trainer” course for Hazmat & WMD Awareness for the First Responder. It provides information and techniques for safety services personnel (fire, law enforcement, EMS, healthcare providers and public works) who may be involved in hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction incidents. This one-day course was developed by the Ohio Homeland Security Task Force sub-committee on training and authorizes the individual to teach the 8-hour course. This course is required for anyone seeking approval to teach this topic in Peace Officer Basic Training. It meets National Fire Protection Association, Inc. (NFPA), United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Office of Domestic Preparedness (ODP) standards/guidelines Prerequisites: Completion of the Hazmat & WMD Awareness for the First Responder Course or equivalent Hazardous Materials Course. Date(s) November 18 Cost: Instructor: $85-London Kerry Curtis Course Number(s) 05-376-09-01 Location London

INDIVIDUAL CHEMICAL REPELLENT (CS, OC, CS/OC) INSTRUCTOR
This two-day course is presented by senior-level oleoresin capsicum (OC) instructors certified by Mace Security International’s Training Division. It certifies senior-level instructors in the use of OC for law enforcement and correction officers and to authorize successful participants to certify other personnel. Topics include recommended guidelines for the training in and deployment of OC, use of force options, ground stabilization techniques, zones of approach and escape, surviving an OC attack, verbalization techniques, and single and multiple officer OC applications. The instructional techniques presented in this course can be applied to the instruction of any other chemical repellent product. Equipment required: Safety glasses, protective mouthpiece, a change of clothing and duty rig (gun belt and accessories). Date(s) May 19-20 September 22-23 Cost: Instructor: $175-London Sam Faulkner Course Number(s) 05-181-09-01 05-181-09-02 Location London London

Featured Instructor: Zane Nickell

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INSTRUCTOR 14 HOUR UPDATE COURSE
This course is required of all currently certified Unit Instructors who teach in any of the Commission approved basic academies (Peace officer, Corrections, Private Security, etc.). This course is a review and an update of Adult Learning Theory, Student Centered Learning Teaching Techniques, and Commission lesson plan updates. Each student is required to present a 15-minute lesson plan using the techniques discussed in class. The student may bring a prepared lesson plan to class or create a lesson plan in class. All currently certified Unit Instructors must attend this course prior to July 2009 to remain certified to teach in the Commission approved basic academies. Prerequisites: Current OPOTC instructor certification Note: Richfield students will report to the Summit County Training Facility at 8:00 a.m. Date(s) January 13-14 January 21-22 January 21-22 February 10-11 February 18-19 March 12-13 March 17-18 March 19-20 April 2-3 April 9-10 April 22-23 April 23-24 May 4-5 May 27-28 June 1-2 June 4-5 June 8-9 June 11-12 June 15-16 June 18-19 June 22-23 Cost: Instructor: Cost: Coordinator: $110-London Kerry Curtis $75-Richfield Richfield Staff Course Number(s) 06-229-09-01 06-229-09-02 06-229-09-03 06-229-09-04 06-229-09-05 06-229-09-06 06-229-09-07 06-229-09-08 06-229-09-09 06-229-09-10 06-229-09-11 06-229-09-12 06-229-09-13 06-229-09-14 06-229-09-15 06-229-09-16 06-229-09-17 06-229-09-18 06-229-09-19 06-229-09-20 06-229-09-21 Location London London Richfield London Richfield London Richfield London London London Richfield London London Richfield London London London London London London London

Featured Instructor: John Lindsey; and Lt. Dale Soltis, Summit Co. S.O.

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INSTRUCTOR TRAINING (80 HOURS)
This ten-day course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. Topics covered 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 using a prepared Commission basic training lesson plan. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area. There is evening work to prepare for class projects. Students are encouraged to bring word processing equipment with which they are familiar. Note: This course meets one of the requirements for certification as a unit instructor in Commission approved programs. Date(s) January 26-30 February 2-6 February 23-27 March 2-6 August 3-7 August 10-14 September 14-18 September 21-25 October 19-23 October 26-30 November 30 December 4 December 7-11 Cost: Cost: Instructor: Course Number(s) 06-220-09-01 06-220-09-02 06-220-09-03 06-220-09-04 06-220-09-05 06-220-09-06 Location London London Richfield London London London

week 1 week 2 week 1 week 2 week 1 week 2 week 1 week 2 week 1 week 2 week 1 week 2 $675-London $535-Richfield

Kerry Curtis-Both Sites

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METHAMPHETAMINE/CLANDESTINE LAB AWARENESS/POBT INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION
Completion of this one day course is required of persons planning to instruct the Peace Officer Basic Training Topic 11-18, Methamphetamine and Clandestine Laboratories-Officer Safety and Awareness. Students will observe formal presentation of the entire course, review the lesson plan, and instructor performance objectives. Students will be provided with a CD containing an OPOTC approved PowerPoint presentation, student materials, and instructor notes. Date(s) March 17 November 12 Cost: Coordinator: $100-Richfield Chris Cerino Course Number(s) 06-227-09-01 06-227-09-02 Location Richfield Richfield

Featured Instructor: BCI Methamphetamine Eradication Unit

MISSING, ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN INSTRUCTOR
This one-day course prepares students to teach the Missing, Abused, and Neglected Children topic in Peace Officer Basic Training. Topics include child abuse law, reporting requirements, signs of abuse, interview techniques, National Child Search Assistance Act, Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse, AMBER Alert system, national resources, and a review of the Missing, Abused, and Neglected Children lesson plan from Peace Officer Basic Training. This course meets one of the requirements for certification to instruct the Missing, Abused, and Neglected Children topic in Peace Officer Basic Training. Date(s) January 13 Cost: Coordinator: $65-London Joe Palmer Course Number(s) 02-112-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Ralph Portier

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NON-LETHAL MUNITIONS INSTRUCTOR
This five-day program is designed for personnel who will train and certify department “INSTRUCTORS” in Non-Lethal Technology for law enforcement or correctional agencies. This course provides skills and information in the use and tactical applications of the pepperball, chemical aerosol projectors, chemical munitions, specialty impact munitions, and distraction devices. Topics include how to select aerosols, different spray patterns, protective masks, air launchers deployment, 12 gauge chemical munitions & specialty impact munitions, 37/40 mm chemical munitions & specialty impact munitions, indoor & outdoor chemical munitions deployment, establishing an effective training program, single and team deployment, history of distractionary devices, integrated use of force options, establishing qualification courses, and policy and procedures. Note: Chemicals and Specialty Impact Munitions are supplied by RedMan Training and ALS. Equipment Required: Assigned duty gear to include holster, pistol, impact weapon, handcuffs with key; helmet with drop shield; body armor; gas mask; riot shield; 12 gauge shotgun; and 37/40 mm launcher (if available). Munitions are supplied for this course, but students are encourage to bring any outdated agency munitions if available. Date(s) September 21-25 Cost: Coordinator: $1,000-London John Foy Course Number(s) 05-167-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Dave Young, Redman Training Division

PEACE OFFICER BASIC TRAINING LEGAL INSTRUCTOR
This five-day course prepares instructors to teach topics in the Legal Unit in Peace Officer Basic Training. Topics include the Ohio Revised Code, laws of arrest, search and seizure, civil liability, use of force, and testifying in court. Prerequisites: Students must have a minimum of three years of law enforcement experience. This course meets part of the requirements for certification by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission as a Basic Training instructor. An Ohio Revised Code Handbook is included as part of this course. Date(s) August 10-14 Cost: Instructor: $340-London Joe Palmer Course Number(s) 03-338-09-01 Location London

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POLICE RIFLE CARBINE INSTRUCTOR
This five-day course is for officers seeking training or instructional skills with the law enforcement assault rifle or carbine. Instruction focuses on firearms safety, administrative procedure, operational procedure, and tactical shooting skills. Completion of this course meets the OPOTC weapon requirements for assault rifle/carbine instructor certification. Special Concerns: Extended training hours are required. Students must provide suitable tactical clothing, wrap around eye protection, head cover (ball cap), hearing protection, assault rifle or carbine, at least three 30-round magazines, rifle/carbine sling, sidearm, duty belt and holster, at least three sidearm magazines or speed loaders, and 1,000 rounds of rifle/carbine ammunition. A complete equipment list is supplied upon confirmation of registration. Student should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Date(s) April 6-10 April 27-May 1 May 18-22 July 6-10 August 3-7 August 24-28 September 14-18 Cost: Instructor: Cost: Instructor: $375-London John Foy $350-Richfield Chris Cerino Course Number(s) 04-129-09-01 04-129-09-02 04-129-09-03 04-129-09-04 04-129-09-05 04-129-09-06 04-129-09-07 Location London London London Richfield London Richfield London

PRACTICAL SIMULATION TRAINING INSTRUCTOR
This course is to train the student to conduct confrontational scenario training. Students will be introduced to physiological and psychological aspects of lethal force confrontations, and training for lethal encounter situations. Training will focus on: safety and employment of special effects simulation weapons; lesson plan development, role player preparation; site preparation, and training site control. Note: Students must provide duty sidearm, belt, holster, and coveralls or BDU style clothing. Date(s) October 13-15 Cost: Instructor: $200-London John Foy, Dave Peters & Jerry Zacharias Course Number(s) 04-455-09-01 Location London

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PURSUIT TERMINATION TECHNIQUES – INSTRUCTOR
This three-day course is dedicated to providing students with knowledge and skills necessary for teaching others the successful termination of a vehicle pursuit. Students will receive classroom and practical hands on training in the use of Precision Immobilization Techniques (PIT), tire deflation devices, pursuit intervention techniques, channeling, and moving/stationary roadblocks from the perspective of a trainer. Legal and liability issues will be addressed. Specially equipped OPOTA training vehicles will be used. Students will be required to act as instructors during a Pursuit Termination Techniques Course scheduled the last two days of this program. Prerequisites: It is required that attendees complete a two-day Pursuit Termination Techniques course or be a certified Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor prior to enrollment. Special Concerns: Students are to bring foul weather gear. This course requires that students engage in moderate physical activity to include 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. Student instructors must dress appropriately as instructors during days two and three of the course. Slacks or BDU style trousers and polo type shirts are required. Helmets will be provided, however, students may bring their own DOT certified helmet if desired. Date(s) May 20-22 October 7-9 Cost: Instructor: $420-London Jeff Eggleston Course Number(s) 05-360-09-01 05-360-09-02 Location London London

REVOLVER INSTRUCTOR COURSE
This three-day course prepares students to function as revolver instructors. It covers the unique aspect of the revolver and revolver shooting techniques. Students should have a working knowledge of the revolver. This is not a beginner’s course. There will be a brief update on legal matters, range issues, safety, lead, and hearing issues. The rest of the course will be on the range analyzing and correcting 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. Students attending this course must have attended a Semi-Automatic Pistol Instructor Course after 2003 before they may take this course. Required Equipment: A list of required equipment is provided with confirmation of enrollment for the course. Student should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Course requires extended hours. Date(s) October 27-29 Cost: Instructor: $675-London James D. Daniels Course Number(s) 04-172-09-01 Location London

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SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL INSTRUCTOR
This five-day course prepares students to function as semi-automatic pistol instructors. It covers the unique aspect of the semi-automatic pistol and semi-automatic pistol shooting techniques. Students should have a working knowledge of the semi-automatic pistol. 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. Required Equipment: A list of required equipment is provided with confirmation of enrollment for the course. Student should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Course requires extended hours. Note to Richfield Location: Students will need to bring 1,500 rounds of pistol ammunition. Students will report to Summit County Sheriff ’s Office Training Facility. Date(s) July 6-10 July 20-24 July 27-31 November 16-20 Cost: Instructor: Cost: Instructor: $675-London James D. Daniels $350-Richfield Chris Cerino Course Number(s) 04-022-09-01 04-022-09-02 04-022-09-03 04-022-09-04 Location London London Richfield London

SHOTGUN INSTRUCTOR
This three-day course prepares students to function as shotgun instructors. Topics include pump and semi-automatic shotguns, transition from shotgun to handgun, range management, lead and hearing issues, range safety, and analysis and correction of shooter problems. This is a basic instruction and usage course and does not cover advanced techniques. This course meets part of the OPOTC requirements for approval as an in-service Re-qualification and/or Peace Officer Basic Training Firearms Instructor. Required Equipment: A list of required equipment is provided with the confirmation for this course. Student should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Date(s) June 15-17 October 13-15 Cost: Instructor: $570-London James D. Daniels Course Number(s) 04-009-09-01 04-009-09-02 Location London London

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SINGLETON INTERNATIONAL MP5/UMP – COLT SMG – M4/M16 INSTRUCTOR
This course, presented by Singleton International, covers all the aspects of the submachine gun for both operator and instructor. Emphasis is directed to training the student on the accuracy and controllability of full automatic fire delivery. Classroom and range drills will be explained as to how they are most effectively instructed. All students will teach a live-fire full automatic presentation during the program. Successful completion of this course satisfies OPOTC weapon specific requirements for submachine gun re-qualification instructor certification. Special Concerns: Students must supply: personal protective equipment, wrap around eye protection, hearing protection, head cover (ball cap), MP5, UMP, Colt SMG, M4 M16 or other SMG, (9mm, 10mm, .40 S&W, 45 ACP, .223) or other SMG; sidearm and holster; and 2000 rounds of SMG ammunition. A complete equipment list is provided upon application to this course. Date(s) September 28October 2 Cost: Coordinator: $800-London John Foy Course Number(s) 04-175-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Singleton International

SINGLETON INTERNATIONAL VEHICLE AND BUS ASSAULT
This course presented by Singleton International concentrates on aggressive containment and control of passenger vehicles and buses. Techniques of vehicle stopping, blocking, assault, and occupant extraction will be addressed. Note: Students must supply a sidearm and holster. Students may bring an MP5/Colt SMG additionally. Students are encouraged to bring agency ladders for bus and aircraft assault if available. Date(s) April 21-23 Cost: Coordinator: $450-London John Foy Course Number(s) 05-456-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Singleton International

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TACTICAL ANATOMY INSTRUCTOR COURSE
This is an 8-hour course designed primarily for experienced police firearms instructors, and includes both in-depth classroom instruction as well as practical applications. This course covers the rationale behind three-dimensional target visualization using published research from the police science literature and punctuated with examples from actual Officer-Involved Shootings (OIS). Topics covered in depth include: adult learning theory for firearms instructors, ethics on use of deadly force, overview of terminal ballistics, gunshot wounds and incapacitation, ballistics of service calibers and ammunition, statistics of tactical realities of officer involved shootings (OISs), vital human anatomy, and physiology. Relevant target anatomy is explained in a unique manner that is easily visualized and retained. Finally, the class is rounded out with highly effective Reality-Based Training exercises which reinforce three-dimensional targeting skills. Participants will be provided with a copy of Dr. Williams’ Tactical Anatomy Instructor Manual as well as a detailed handout. Participants should bring a notepad and 3 colored pencils/markers and 3 plain white t-shirts (a very snug fit is essential for the exercises). Required: Long sleeve shirt or sweat shirt, duty rig and firearm. Date(s) January 23 Cost: Coordinator: $200-London James D. Daniels Course Number(s) 05-462-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: James S. Williams, M.D.

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TACTICAL DRIVING – INSTRUCTOR
This advanced two-week course provides student instructions with the ability and knowledge necessary to instruct others in the skills and behaviors unique to emergency response situations. Students are trained and tested on numerous steering and braking applications, lineof-sight driving, cornering methods, route selection considerations and are required to act as instructors during a basic tactical driving course scheduled for the second week of class. Additionally, students are trained in legal aspects of law enforcement driving along with the human factors involved in responding to emergencies. Students participate in actual pursuit driving scenarios. Nighttime driving exercises are required and are usually scheduled for the fourth day of each week of class. Students use an OPOTA police vehicle equipped with added safety features to perform advanced practical exercises. Students are asked to assist with movement and placement of cones and events. Foul weather and hot weather equipment is recommended. Students should bring a copy of their department pursuit and emergency response policy. Note: This course is not recommended for remedial or corrective driving students. It is recommended that attendees be in good physical condition. Students find it helpful if they have previously attended an instructor skills course. Attendance in an emergency vehicle operations course within the past three years also proves helpful. Helmets are provided, however, students may bring their own DOT-certified helmet if desired. Students must bring a current vehicle operator’s license. Shoes which lace and cover the entire foot are mandatory. Special Concerns: Appropriate attire for instruction is required such as slacks or BDU style trousers along with plain or department logo polo type shirts. Prerequisites: Although it is not mandatory, students find it helpful if they have previously attended a Tactical Driving Course and an Instructor Skills course. Date(s) September 14-18 October 26-30 Cost: Instructor: Course Number(s) 05-380-09-01 Location London

week 1 week 2 $950-London Jeff Eggleston

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TACTICAL MUNITIONS INSTRUCTOR
This four-day course provides training and instructor certification in the use of aerosol, chemical, and less lethal munitions as well as Noise/Flash Distraction Device (NFDS) or flash-bang devices. This training will increase officer confidence in physically threatening situations as well as reduce the exposure to civil liability by the certified user and his/her employer for unnecessary or improper force used to control violent and aggressive people. Topics include principles, skills and techniques to control violent and aggressive behavior and reduction of personal injury to officers, suspects and the general public. Special Concerns: A test will be given at the end of each topic covered. Upon completion of this course, students will be certified to instruct agency personnel in the use and deployment of aerosol, chemical, less-lethal munitions, Noise/Flash Distraction Device (NFDS) and flash-bang devices. Required Equipment: All students attending this class will be required to have a calculator, notebook, pen and pencil, as well as safety equipment such as Nomex type gloves, earplugs, and glasses. It is recommended that attending officers wear either tactical B.D.U.’s or casual dress clothing and bring their departmental issued 12 gauge less-lethal deployment systems. Date(s) August 18-21 Cost: Coordinator: $450-Richfield Drake Oldham Course Number(s) 05-441-09-01 Location Richfield

Featured Instructor: Combined Tactical Systems

TACTICAL PRECISION RIFLE OPERATOR INSTRUCTOR
This two-week course is directed to officers with precision rifle instructor assignments and/ or SRT/SWAT assignments. Training includes: precision rifle weapon system maintenance and operation, rifle ballistics, telescopic sight calibration, rifle team units, and field skills. Completion of this course satisfies the weapon specific requirement for scope-sighted rifle re-qualification instructor. Special Concerns: This is not an entry level course. Candidates for this course should have at least completed the OPOTA Basic Precision Rifle Skills course or other equivalent training prior to entry in this course. This course requires extended training hours and rigorous activity. Candidates must be at an acceptable physical fitness level for participation in this course. Date(s) June 15-19 June 22-26 Cost: Instructor: Course Number(s) 04-157-09-01 Location London

week 1 week 2 $500-London John Foy

Featured Instructor: Lt. David Nirode

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TACTICAL SUBMACHINE GUN INSTRUCTOR (SMG)
This five-day course is directed at officers seeking training or skills to instruct the submachine gun. Instruction focuses on intensive tactical shooting drills, firearms safety, SMG administrative procedure, and SMG operational procedure. Completion of the course meets one of the requirements for OPOTC submachine gun instructor certification. Special Concerns: Extended training hours are required. A complete equipment list is supplied with confirmation of enrollment. Students should wear appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Date(s) July 6-10 October 5-9 Cost: Instructor: $375-London John Foy Course Number(s) 04-050-09-01 04-050-09-02 Location London London

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INVESTIGATIONS COURSES
MASTER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR TRACK – 192 HOURS
Interested law enforcement professionals are eligible to earn the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy Master Criminal Investigator Certificate. Applicants must complete a core-training program of 128 hours. An additional 64 hours must be obtained by completing two elective courses for a total of 192 hours.

Core Courses Core Criminal Investigation 40 hours Sex Crimes Investigation 24 hours Computer Crime First Responder 8 hours Death Investigation - Basic 40 hours Photography for Investigators 8 hours Drug Identification & Field Testing 8 hours

Elective Courses Internet Investigations 32 hours Confidential Informants 8 hours Investigation of Bias Crimes 8 hours Bloodstain Evidence 40 hours Crime Scene Photography 40 hours Internal Investigation 16 hours Basic Photography 36 Hours

After completion of the required courses, applicants may submit a letter of request for certification with copies of OPOTA certificates of completion as noted above. Upon verification of completion of the course requirements, the applicant is issued a Master Criminal Investigator Certificate. Generally, only OPOTA-sponsored courses are accepted. However, during the verification process, each certificate is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Previous OPOTA courses taken are evaluated on an individual basis. Students who have completed the former OPOTA 120-hour Criminal Investigation program will receive full credit of 120 hours in the Core Course area.

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ADVANCED SEX CRIMES INVESTIGATION
This program is designed for those officers who have either attended a basic sex crimes investigation program or who have experience in such investigations. Topics presented will include juvenile and female sexual offenders, personality disorders, false confessions in sexual crimes, false allegations of rape, drug facilitated sexual assault (date and acquaintance rape), compliant victimization, collateral evidence, tips on testifying in sex cases, child molestation, crime scene staging, M.O., signature, and ritual in sex crimes and sexual homicides. Prerequisites: Students should have successfully completed the program “Sex Crimes Investigation” prior to enrollment of this program. Date(s) July 15-17 October 26-27 Cost: Coordinator: Cost: Coordinator: $230-London Wayne Wiggins $220-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 03-200-09-01 03-200-09-02 Location Richfield London

Featured Instructor: Michael Napier, FBI & National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (Retired)-Both Sites

BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS OF SEXUALLY-RELATED DEATHS
This two-day program explores investigative concepts and strategies applicable to sexuallyrelated deaths. Topics include investigative and prosecutorial strategies; concepts and terminology in criminal investigative analysis; offender characteristics and traits; organized, disorganized and mixed offender behavioral classifications; autoerotic fatalities and equivocal death (suicide or accident); crime scene reconstruction; and death scene staging. Students participate in a group oriented practical problem. Date(s) August 13-14 September 30-October 1 Cost: Coordinator: Cost: Coordinator: $230-London Wayne Wiggins $220-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 03-367-09-01 03-367-09-02 Location London Richfield

Featured Instructor: Michael Napier, FBI & National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (Retired)-Both Sites

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BEHAVIORAL , TRUTH AND DECEPTION
Interview and Interrogation are skills vital to criminal investigations. In this course a different view to interviewing is presented as a way to achieve more effective results. Criminal interviewing and interrogating does not have to be convoluted, therefore hands-on instruction is presented from a law enforcement perspective. Video segments are utilized to demonstrate many of the techniques and responses for observation in real time. Topics Covered: Interviewing Ethics, Discerning Truthfulness and Deception, Themes and Theme Analysis, Bending Reality and Confessions, Criminal Psychology, Confrontational Styles, Question Style and Sequencing, Verbal and Non-Verbal Strategies, Use of Props, Removing Psychological Barriers to Confessions, Statement Analysis and Defending Investigative and Interview Products in Court. Date(s) July 29-31 Cost: Coordinator: $345-London Wayne Wiggins Course Number(s) 03-420-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Michael Napier, FBI & National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (Retired)

BIAS CRIMES INVESTIGATIONS
This one-day course explores the issues of bias-oriented crimes. Topics include evolution of hate crime legislation, historical overview of incidents, identification and recognition of motives, investigative methods and resources. Date(s) April 23 September 3 Cost: Coordinator: $65 Wayne Wiggins Course Number(s) 02-128-09-01 02-128-09-02 Location London London

BODY WORN CAMERAS AND MICROPHONES
This three-day course will provide introductory guidance on the selection, installation, use, care and maintenance of covert electronic surveillance equipment worn on the body or otherwise carried by an individual. It is open to technicians, investigators and patrol personnel. Topics include: selection, installation (including soldering and crimping of wires), concealment, and care of surveillance equipment on a person. It also includes an overview of the latest technologies available for intelligence gathering and the support elements associated with each technology. Each student will receive a covert video body camera, a microphone, pre-amplifier and related tools during the course. As a class project, students will install a camera, microphone and pre-amplifier on a person or a movable object during the course.

Note: Students are encouraged to bring items they wish to install, (cameras and microphones, etc.). Date(s) September 9-11 Cost: Coordinator: $300-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 03-372-09-01 Location Richfield

Featured Instructor(s): Bureau of Workers Compensation, Special Investigations Unit

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CASE MANAGEMENT
This one–day course is an in-depth presentation of case management techniques for investigators and investigative unit supervisors. Topics include development of policy and procedures for the investigative unit, case screening parameters including solvability vs. resolvability, making case assignments and complaint assignment journals, monitoring case progress, case closure, case disposition, and quality control. Students are required to complete an investigative package during the course. Students should bring a copy of their agency report and investigative forms for use during practical exercises.

Date(s) May 14 October 22 Cost: Coordinator: $65-London Wayne Wiggins

Course Number(s) 01-124-09-01 01-124-09-02

Location London London

CONDUCTING BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS
This two-day program is designed to instruct law enforcement, fire and public safety personnel in conducting and accurately reporting background investigations on prospective employees. Topics include: role of the background investigator, sources of information, legal issues including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), reporting practices and standards, departmental policies and procedures, and applications for employment. Students are requested to provide a copy of their agency employment application package. Date(s) April 1-2 June 15-16 August 12-13 Cost: Coordinator: $130-London Wayne Wiggins Course Number(s) 01-051-09-01 01-051-09-02 01-051-09-03 Location London Richfield London

Featured Instructor: Jeff Mitchell Cost: Coordinator: $100-Richfield Drake Oldham

Featured Instructor: Ron Michalec

CONTROLLED OR DIRECT BUYS IN DRUG INVESTIGATIONS
This one-day course provides instruction and discussion of the theoretical aspects of undercover operations involving undercover officer buys and confidential informant buys. Topics include: investigative tactics & techniques, cover stories, pitfalls, application of electronic equipment for evidence collection, and report writing. No practical exercises are involved in this course. Date(s) September 14 Cost: Coordinator: $50 Chris Cerino Course Number(s) 03-362-09-01 Location Richfield

Featured Instructor: Bradley Kemp

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CORE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
This five-day program is designed as a foundation for uniformed officers having investigative responsibility and officers about to be assigned or assigned to a detective/investigative unit. Topics include: search warrants, interview and interrogation, investigative ethics, case management, evidence identification, warrantless searches, and criminal investigation. Written examinations with a aggregate score of 70 percent are required to complete this program. Upon completion of this program, the student will be eligible to enroll in the “Master Criminal Investigator” program. Date(s) March 2-6 July 13-17 November 2-6 Cost: Coordinator: $350-London Wayne Wiggins Course Number(s) 03-183-09-01 03-183-09-02 03-183-09-03 Location London London London

Featured Instructors: Doyle Burke & Bruce Robertson

COVERT ROOM INSTALLATIONS
This three-day course provides introductory guidance on the selection, installation, use, care, and maintenance of covert electronic surveillance equipment in rooms. It is open to technicians, investigators, and patrol personnel. Topics include: selection, equipment installation (including soldering and crimping of wires), concealment, and care of surveillance equipment in a room. It includes an overview of the latest technologies available for intelligence gathering and the support elements associated with each technology. As a class project, students install a camera, microphone and pre-amplifier in a mock-up of a wall and drop ceiling. Note: Students are encouraged to bring items they wish to install, (cameras and microphones, etc.). Generic items will be available. Date(s) March 24-26 Cost: $300-Richfield Course Number(s) 05-401-09-01 Location Richfield

Coordinator: Todd Careless Featured Instructor: Bureau of Workers Compensation, Special Investigations Unit

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COVERT VEHICLE INSTALLATIONS
This course provides basic, introductory guidance on the selection, installation, use, care, and maintenance of covert electronic surveillance equipment in vehicles. It is open to technicians, investigators, and patrol personnel. Topics covered include vehicle selection, equipment installation (including soldering and crimping of wires), concealment, and the operation of camera and microphones. It includes an overview of the latest technologies available for intelligence gathering and the support elements associated with each technology. Each student receives a covert camera, a microphone, pre-amplifier, and related tools during the course. As a class project, students install a camera, microphone, and pre-amplifier in a vehicle. Note: Students are encouraged to bring items they wish to install, (cameras and microphones, etc.). Generic items will be available. Date(s) June 16-18 Cost: $300-Richfield Course Number(s) 05-401-09-01 Location Richfield

Coordinator: Todd Careless Featured Instructor: Bureau of Workers Compensation, Special Investigations Unit

CULTIVATING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANTS
This one-day course provides a foundation to law enforcement personnel to identify, recruit, and utilize confidential informants in investigations. Topics include policies, informant recruitment and motivation, dos and don’ts of using informants, managing the informant, pitfalls, and general guidelines to limit potential liability to the agency. Date(s) March 26 August 12 September 10 Cost: Coordinator: Cost: Coordinator: $65-London Wayne Wiggins $50-Richfield Chris Cerino Course Number(s) 03-190-09-01 03-190-09-02 03-190-09-03 Location London Richfield London

Featured Instructor: Brad Kemp-Both Sites

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DEATH INVESTIGATION
This five-day program is designed for the investigator/detective investigating deaths that may be of suspicious origin and cases in which deaths involve adults with infants and/or children. Topics include causes and manner of death, types of evidence, indicators of force used, wound identification, blood stain interpretation, investigative procedures, witness interviews, suspect interrogation, courtroom presentation, prosecution, pathological evidence, coroners requirements and services, Ohio Revised Code statutes, interviews, physical scene analysis, death scene checklist, positional and compressive asphyxiation, and “in-custody” related death. Practical exercise will be conducted to reinforce methods and techniques. Date(s) March 16-20 September 14-18 Cost: Coordinator: $325-London Wayne Wiggins Course Number(s) 03-359-09-01 03-359-09-02 Location London London

Featured Instructors: Doyle Burke, Dr. Russell Uptegrove, and Nicole Burke

EFFECTIVE FINANCIAL CRIMES I
This two-day course is the first of two courses intended to provide the student with basic and intermediate skills related to effective investigation of financial crimes. Topics include Ohio Revised Code, U.S. Patriot Act, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and how each relates to financial crimes investigations. Other topics include types of frauds and schemes involved in financial crimes, how to investigate them and the basics of business financial operations. Financial Inferential Charts and how to organize evidence using a Case Book model. Basic Techniques of Forensic Accounting will be applied to achieve these goals. Fraud schemes that occur via the Internet will also be discussed. Date(s) April 15-16 Cost: Coordinator: $175-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 03-407-09-01 Location Richfield

Featured Instructors: Greg King & Arvin Clar

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EFFECTIVE FINANCIAL CRIMES II
This two-day course is the second course in the Effective Financial Crimes series. This course will enhance skills obtained in EFC 1. Student will learn to investigate businesses, identity theft, money laundering and complex computer crime investigations. Inferential Network and Analysis techniques will be applied. Student will be given a crime scenario and must complete an investigation. Prerequisite: A basic understanding of Windows Office applications. EFC 1 or four years as an investigator. Date(s) September 15-16 Cost: Coordinator: $175-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 03-408-09-01 Location Richfield

Featured Instructors: Greg King & Arvin Clar

EVENT PLANNING
This one-day program is designed for all law enforcement personnel involved with community and large scale events requiring a “visible” and/or “invisible” law enforcement presence. The broad focus will cover all events (i.e. - athletic events, festivals, parades, high profile visitation, musical venues and more). Topics include pre-planning, logistics, personnel concerns, legal issues, scope of authority, checklists, long-term planning, resources and standards. Date(s) June 4 November 5 Cost: Coordinator: $65 Wayne Wiggins Course Number(s) 01-199-09-01 01-199-09-02 Location London London

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FIRE AND ARSON INVESTIGATION
The course provides basic information on the investigation of suspicious fires. It generally follows the National Fire Protection Association’s Guide to Fire and Explosion Investigations 921, 2001 edition. Topics include a review of Ohio Revised Code arson sections, types of fires, responsibilities of the fire department , basic fire cause and origin, investigative techniques such as exterior examination, internal survey, photography and diagramming, evidentiary issues such as identification, collection and analysis, interviews and interrogation, witness development, and case presentation. Date(s) June 22 Cost: Coordinator: $50 Chris Cerino Course Number(s) 03-383-09-01 Location Richfield

Featured Instructor: Ohio Fire Marshall’s Office

IDENTITY THEFT INVESTIGATION
This program will provide the investigator with tools and resources to identity and successfully prosecute acts of identity theft and fraud. Topics include the behavior of suspects, tracing and gathering evidence, case preparation, fraudulent documents, and state/federal statutes. Date(s) May 15 October 16 Cost: Coordinator: $65-London Wayne Wiggins Course Number(s) 03-181-09-01 03-181-09-02 Location London London

Featured Instructor: Mark Hoy

INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS
This two-day program is for the law enforcement officer responsible for investigations of internal personnel. Topics include types of misconduct, complaints (external and internal), investigative procedures, standards, departmental policies and procedures, case history and law, employee rights, role of the investigator, administrative responsibilities, and managing an internal affairs unit. Date(s) April 21-22 October 13-14 Cost: Coordinator: $130-London Wayne Wiggins Course Number(s) 01-050-09-01 01-050-09-02 Location London London

Featured Instructor: Thomas Quinlin

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INTERVIEW AND INTERROGATION
This three-day program provides students with improved interview and interrogations skills that may be applied to any law enforcement situation. Topics include general interview and interrogation techniques, legal requirements and limitations including a discussion of the Miranda and Escobedo cases, effective listening styles, non-verbal communication, statement analysis, child or juvenile interview techniques, polygraph vs. CVSA usage, neuro-linguistic programming, representational systems, and behavioral science in profiling. Date(s) March 10-12 July 22-24 November 17-19 Cost: Coordinator: $195-London Wayne Wiggins Course Number(s) 03-020-09-01 03-020-09-02 03-020-09-03 Location London London London

Featured Instructors: Brad Kemp; Cindy Reagan-Kuhr & Bruce Robertson

INTERVIEW AND INTERROGATION INVOLVING DRUG CASES
This one-day course provides students with a foundation to interview subjects in violation of Ohio drug laws. Students are presented techniques useful in recruiting informants, intelligence gathering, and gaining confessions in drug cases. Other topics include body language and general drug knowledge. Date(s) July 14 Cost: Coordinator: $50 Chris Cerino Course Number(s) 03-361-09-01 Location Richfield

Featured Instructor: Bradley Kemp

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LINGUISTIC STATEMENT ANALYSIS TECHNIQUE (LSAT) –BASIC
This three day program on effective technique for the detection of deception, truthfulness and identification of hidden information in a subject’s written or spoken statements. LSAT involves scientifically examining the word choice, structure and content of a subject’s statement to determine whether it is truthful or deceptive as opposed to the traditional emotional manner of rationalizing the events in the subject’s story. Students will also learn how to develop and use the LSAT Investigative Questionnaire, or “IQ”. Using the IQ , one investigator can “interview” an unlimited number of suspects at the same time for virtually any offense thereby narrowing the suspect list in a matter of minutes. The program is interactive with significant hands-on, statement analysis practice. Prerequisites: Students are encouraged to bring with them statements from past or current cases that might be used as examples in class. Students should bring a simple, four function calculator. Date(s) April 8-10 August 26-28 Cost: Coordinator: $300 Wayne Wiggins Course Number(s) 03-390-09-01 03-390-09-02 Location London London

Featured Instructor: Sgt. Bob Shaffer

LINGUISTIC STATEMENT ANALYSIS TECHNIQUE (LSAT) –ADVANCED
This program is a continuation of Basic LSAT and incorporates the use of computer programs in the analysis process, the analysis and examination of complex statements and analysis of transcripts from oral interview and interrogations. The Linguistic Statement Analysis Technique (LSAT) is an effective tool for the detection of deception and determining the truthfulness and identification of hidden information in a subject’s written or spoken statements. Prerequisites: Students MUST attend the Basic LSAT course before they may attend the advanced training course. Students are encouraged to bring with them statements from past or current cases that might be used as examples in class. Students should bring a simple, four function calculator. Date(s) October 22-23 Cost: Coordinator: $200 Wayne Wiggins Course Number(s) 03-391-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Sgt. Bob Shaffer

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PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE AND DIVERSION INVESTIGATION
This course provides a national overview of prescription drug abuse and diversion. Topics include DAWN and NSDUH - two Federal databases on drug abuse, the Controlled Substance Act as it applies to prescription and controlled substances, general overview of prescription drug crimes and their victims, targeting, investigating, and reporting of these offenses. Several case studies are reviewed during the program. Students are also given an information packet containing resource materials on diversion of prescription drugs. Date(s) February 19 March 3 October 15 November 3 Cost: No Cost-London Coordinator: Richard Brownley Cost: No Cost-Richfield Coordinator: Todd Careless Featured Instructor: Purdue Pharmaceuticals-Both Sites Course Number(s) 03-364-09-01 03-364-09-02 03-364-09-03 03-364-09-04 Location London Richfield London Richfield

REID TECHNIQUES FOR INTERVIEW AND INTERROGATION – BASIC
This three-day program sharpens observation skills and teaches how to use the suspect’s behavior to reveal when he or she is ready to confess. Topics include identifying the five facial expressions that indicate the emotional state of the suspect and developing a strategic game plan for every interviewing/interrogation based on evaluating the suspect using case facts. Other topics include interview and interrogation preparation, behavior symptoms, Reid Behavior Analysis Interview (B.A.I.), the “Nine Steps of Interrogation®” and more. All registrations will be handled by OPOTA Date(s) August 25-27 Cost: Coordinator: $400-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 03-056-09-01 Location Richfield

Featured Instructor: John E. Reid and Associates
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REID TECHNIQUES FOR INTERVIEW AND INTERROGATION – ADVANCED
This one-day course builds on skills acquired during the three-day basic Reid Techniques course. Topics include stages of the interrogation, screening suspects for interrogation, juvenile interrogations, interrogation on guilty knowledge, playing one suspect against the other, and interrogation on multiple crimes. Prerequisites: Completion of the Basic Reid Techniques for Interview and Interrogation. All registrations will be handled by OPOTA. Date(s) August 28 Cost: Coordinator: $150-Todd Careless Richfield Staff Course Number(s) 03-323-09-01 Location Richfield

Featured Instructor: John E. Reid and Associates

SEX CRIMES INVESTIGATION
This three-day course is for investigative personnel assigned to sex crimes units. Topics include investigative techniques, deviant sexual behavior, autoerotic fatalities, pedophilia, false rape investigations, sexual homicide, pedophilia, rapist typology profiling, and evidence collection. Date(s) February 23-25 April 8-10 August 10-12 Cost: Coordinator: Cost: Coordinator: $345-London Wayne Wiggins $350-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 03-013-09-01 03-013-09-02 03-013-09-03 Location London Richfield London

Featured Instructor: Michael Napier, FBI & National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (Retired)-Both Sites

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STREET DRUGS: RECOGNITION AND IDENTIFICATION
This program is designed for all law enforcement and criminal justice professionals. Topics include current controlled substances, national and regional trends, substance identification, packaging techniques, types of paraphernalia, concealment locations (personal and vehicle), and legal issues of substance possession and trafficking. Date(s) March 24 June 30 October 13 November 12 Cost: Coordinator: $65-London Wayne Wiggins Course Number(s) 03-049-09-01 03-049-09-02 03-049-09-03 03-049-09-04 Location London London London Richfield

Featured Instructor: Larry Lewis Cost: Coordinator: $50-Richfield Chris Cerino

Featured Instructor: Bradley Kemp

UNDERCOVER TACTICS & TECHNIQUES
This five-day program provides a foundation for personnel to conduct undercover activities. Topics include types of undercover operations, intelligence collection and analysis, operational security and officer safety, how to create undercover characters and roles, recruitment and management of informants, surveillance operations and monitoring techniques, technical considerations and equipment, tactical planning, defensive techniques, and undercover forms and usage. Students participate in practical exercises to reinforce the classroom learning experience. The course is conducted during both day and evening hours. Date(s) June 15-19 August 17-21 Cost: Coordinator: $425-London Wayne Wiggins Tactical Awareness Group Course Number(s) 03-335-09-01 03-335-09-02 Location London London

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WHITE COLLAR AND FRAUD INVESTIGATION
This program is designed for law enforcement and criminal justice professionals. Topics include Insurance Fraud (Property and Casualty), Healthcare (Insurance Cards, Prescription Drugs, Pharmaceutical, Workers Compensation, SSI), Banking Fraud (Identification, Checking, Money Order, Check Cashing Facilities, Credit Card), Miscellaneous Fraud Schemes (Piracy, Tax, Employee, Prepaid Services, Counterfeit Goods, Internet), Legal Issues (ORC and RICO), Public Resources, Private Resources, Forensic Accounting Techniques. Upon successful completion the student should be eligible to take the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Examination. Prerequisites: Attendance will based upon requirements to take the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE ) Examination under the following point system: 10 points for every year of college and 5 points for every year of law enforcement (investigator and/ or detective) with 40 points as a minimum to enroll. Verification of points may be required before acceptance to the program is granted. Date(s) April 13-17 May 18-22 June 22-26 Cost: Coordinator: Course Number(s) 03-422-0901 Location London London London

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LEGAL COURSES
ARREST, SEARCH AND SEIZURE AND SEARCH WARRANTS (PRACTICAL)
During this two-day course, students achieve an understanding of the legal aspects of arrest, search warrant preparation, the execution of search warrants, legal aspects of search and seizure and terminology used in warrants. Date(s) May 4-5 July 8-9 November 23-24 Cost: Instructor: Cost: Coordinator: $130-London Joe Palmer $100-Richfield Chris Cerino Course Number(s) 01-065-09-01 01-065-09-02 01-065-09-03 Location London Richfield London

Featured Instructor: John Cole

ARREST WITHOUT A WARRANT
This one-day course provides discussion on the requirements and exceptions to arrest procedures under the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The course culminates in an exercise during which students analyze a situation wherein an arrest has occurred. They write a review to “justify” the warrantless arrest. Date(s) April 13 Cost: Instructor: $50-Richfield Chris Cerino Course Number(s) 03-334-09-01 Location Richfield

INVESTIGATING USE OF FORCE CASES
Unfortunately most supervisors and investigators receive little to no training in the area of use of force investigations. This course is specifically designed for investigators, supervisors, and administrators who are responsible for use of force investigations. Learn state of the art methods for investigating use of force incidents involving suspect injury, citizen complaints, less lethal device application, and deadly force incidents. Get up to date legal information regarding this important topic. Topics include: Graham v. Connor; Tennessee v. Garner; Objective Reasonableness; Physiological Effects of Stress; Perceptual Distortions; Critical Incident Amnesia; Excited Delirium; Writing Use of Force Reports; Conducting Use of Force Investigations; and Policy and Procedure. Date(s) March 25 Cost: Coordinator: $75-Richfield Chris Cerino Course Number(s) 03-384-09-01 Location Richfield

Featured Instructor: Kevin Davis

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LEGAL RAMIFICATIONS OF MIRANDA
During this one-day course, students achieve an understanding of the legal aspects of the 5th Amendment regarding Miranda and its supporting cases. Date(s) April 16 July 23 Cost: Cost: Instructor: $65-London $50-Richfield Joe Palmer – Both Sites Course Number(s) 03-341-09-01 03-341-09-02 Location London Richfield

LEGAL UPDATE
This course updates law enforcement personnel on recent legal decisions affecting the criminal justice system. Date(s) April 23 December 3 Cost: Instructor: $90-London Joe Palmer Course Number(s) 03-047-09-01 03-047-09-02 Location London London

OHIO LIQUOR LAWS
Topics discussed in this course include Ohio Revised Code Title 43, legal challenges and issues, sobriety issues, field testing legalities, and code enforcement techniques. Additional topics include structure of the liquor and food stamp enforcement agencies, types of permits, police cases, improper conduct violations, food stamp trafficking, gambling offenses, evidence and evidence handling, minor (juvenile) violations, false identifications, and joint investigations. Date(s) March 5 September 14 October 1 Cost: Coordinator: Cost: Coordinator: $65-London Joe Palmer $50-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 01-113-09-01 01-113-09-02 01-113-09-03 Location London Richfield London

Featured Instructor: Liquor Enforcement Division Ohio Dept. of Public Safety – Both Sites

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LEGAL COURSES
OHIO PUBLIC RECORDS
This one-day course focuses on the provisions of Ohio Revised Code Section 149.43(B). Topics covered include public records, historical overview, RC-1 Form, RC-2 Form, RC-3 Form, Ohio Public Records Act (Sunshine Law), legal considerations, investigative resources, types of records, Internet records, and methods of access. Date(s) March 26 May 29 September 10 September 17 Cost: Coordinator: Cost: Coordinator: No Cost-London Joe Palmer No Cost-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 01-048-09-01 01-048-09-02 01-048-09-03 01-048-09-04 Location London Richfield Richfield London

Featured Instructor: Office of the Attorney General – Both Sites

PEACE OFFICER BASIC TRAINING LEGAL INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

TESTIFYING IN COURT
This one-day course is for law enforcement, criminal justice, fire, and public safety personnel. Topics covered include courtroom strategies, testimony vs. written reports, court preparation, professional conduct, and evidentiary considerations. Date(s) January 21 June 25 July 21 October 29 Cost: Cost: Instructor: $65-London $50-Richfield Joe Palmer – All Sites Course Number(s) 01-072-09-01 01-072-09-02 01-072-09-03 01-072-09-04 Location London London Richfield London

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LEGAL COURSES
WARRANTLESS SEARCHES
This one-day course covers issues surrounding the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution from a local law enforcement perspective. Topics covered include stop and frisk, searches incident to lawful arrest, consent searches, auto searches, emergency exceptions, and inventory searches. Date(s) July 22 Cost: Instructor: $50-Richfield Joe Palmer Course Number(s) 03-356-09-01 Location Richfield

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MANAGEMENT-SUPERVISION COURSES
ATTORNEY GENERAL RESOURCES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
This one-day course provides detailed information on resources available to the law enforcement community from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. This course provides officers with assistance in dealing with crimes in their communities. Agents, investigators and attorneys are available from sections of the Attorney General’s Office including BCI, Consumer Protection, Health Care Fraud, Child and Elder Protection and the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission. Presenters are prepared to share information and suggestions with officers enrolled in the class. Date(s) May 21 Cost: Coordinator: No Cost-London Joe Palmer Course Number(s) 02-160-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Office of the Attorney General

EMPOWERMENT AND PRODUCTIVITY
This one-day workshop presents the concepts of four distinct behavioral empowerment levels: victim, passive, active and highly active. An understanding of these distinct empowerment levels allows participants to select the appropriate behavior when interacting with co-workers to obtain optimum results. Topics include how empowerment levels work and affect behaviors, relationships and employee interactions that effect creativity and efficiency, synergy of workplace productivity, definitions, identification of group empowerment, challenges and concerns, personal and leadership assessment, review and understanding of the Empowerment Model and Next Step/Action Plan. This program is presented by James A. White Sr. who is a senior master training management consultant and executive coach with more than 25 years of corporate, education and government experience. Date(s) January 21 April 22 Cost: Coordinator: $90-London David Peters Course Number(s) 01-191-09-01 01-191-09-02 Location London London

Featured Instructor: James W. White, Sr.

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MANAGEMENT-SUPERVISION COURSES
FIRST LINE SUPERVISION
This five-day course is for new supervisors or those looking to enter supervision. Topics covered include: Role of the First Line Supervisor; Communication and Motivation; Employee Development; Performance Evaluations, Internal Investigations; Discipline and Grievance; Fundamentals of Leadership; Styles of Management; Decision Making and Problem Solving; Civil Liability; Constitutional Issues; Supervising Diverse Workers; and Dealing with Discriminatory Practices. The class is presented in the Student Centered Learning style and is a tested course. The topics are not specifically law enforcement oriented. They apply to most business practices. Note: This is an entry level supervision course. Date(s) February 2-6 March 30-April 3 May 11-15 June 22-26 July 20-24 Cost: Instructor: Course Number(s) 01-004-09-01 01-004-09-02 01-004-09-03 01-004-09-04 01-004-09-05 Location Richfield London London London Richfield

$270-London & Richfield David Peters-Both Sites

MANAGING CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS
This program is designed for detective and investigation personnel. Topics include selection and training of investigators, investigative unit management techniques, organization and coordination of an investigative unit, the role of the patrol division in the investigative process, case management, improving the criminal investigation process and productivity and performance measurement. Date(s) June 24-25 August 31-September 1 Cost: Coordinator: $150-London Wayne Wiggins Course Number(s) 03-211-09-01 03-211-09-02 Location Richfield London

Featured Instructor: Thomas Hirschy Cost: Coordinator: $150-Richfield Chris Cerino

Featured Instructor: Ron Michalec

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MANAGING PATROL OPERATIONS
This program is designed for all law enforcement personnel and encourages police agencies to adopt and/or improve patrol methods, tactics, and strategies to deal with today’s criminal and traffic issues. This program will assist police supervisors and managers in the planning and decision-making process as it relates to the management of the police patrol operation. In addition, this course will emphasize an organization-directed patrol activity approach to traffic and crime control issues rather than random or self-directed activity. Ultimately, this program will help police supervisors and police managers ensure that police resources are efficiently used to maximize effectiveness. Date(s) April 27-28 November 9-10 Cost: Coordinator: $130-London Wayne Wiggins Robert Green Course Number(s) 01-183-09-01 01-183-09-02 Location London London

Featured Instructor:

MEDIA RELATIONS –ADVANCED
This is a two-day course designed to present basic media relation concepts for law enforcement officials who might be serving in a public affairs officer capacity or be tasked to talk to the media in an official capacity. The course provides insight into media culture, tips to develop successful relationships with the media and a workable “do’s and don’ts” list. In addition, students will participate in practical exercises to develop the skills necessary to be interviewed by reporters as well as writing a press release for media dissemination. Date(s) June 22-23 Cost: Coordinator: $75 Drake Oldham Ron Michalec Course Number(s) 01-205-09-01 Location Richfield

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MID-LEVEL MANAGEMENT
This five-day course is the next level of supervision training building upon the First Line Supervision course at OPOTA. Topics include: Leadership and Management Skills; recruiting and Hiring; Employee Development and Evaluation; Department Fiscal and Budget Issues; Department Planning; Corporate Decision Making; Managerial Liability; Policies and Procedures; Special Projects and Planning; Media Relations; Labor Relations and Fair Labor Standards Act; Continuing Professional Training; reports required by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission; and Ethics. This is a tested course and is presented by the Student Centered Learning method. The course is to prepare the student for advancement in executive leadership. Note: This is an advanced course, but can be used by senior First Line Supervisors Course Number(s) 01-006-09-01 01-006-09-02 01-006-09-03 $270-London & Richfield David Peters-Both Sites Location Richfield London London

Date(s) May 18-22 June 15-19 August 24-28 Cost: Instructor:

PERFORMANCE LEADERSHIP
This course provides an overview of the concepts of performance standards, their usefulness in measuring effective law enforcement and successfully leading an organization. Topics include legal issues and the link between performance standards with the reduction of crime and traffic incidents. Discussion includes implementation and administration of performance standards and strategies to improve individual officer and agency performance. Note: Students should bring a calculator for minimal use during this course. Date(s) February 17 April 21 Cost: Coordinator: $65-London David Peters Course Number(s) 01-196-09-01 01-196-09-02 Location London London

Featured Instructor: John DeJarnette

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RECRUITMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
This course is for law enforcement supervisors or administrators responsible for recruiting personnel. Topics include problem identification, government interaction, the selection and hiring process, minority and majority labels, background investigation techniques, traditional and non-traditional recruiting strategies, equal employment opportunity (EEO) and consent decrees. Students are required to provide an application package and background investigation outline for their agency. Note: Course will be held at Columbus Police Academy, 1000 North Hague, Columbus, Ohio. Class starts at 8:00 a.m. Date(s) May 19 Cost: Instructor: $65 Joe Palmer Course Number(s) 01-147-09-01 Location Columbus Police Academy

Featured Instructor: Sgt. Anthony Wilson

SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
No police department can be truly successful unless its employees are highly effective. This course is based on the best-selling book written by Dr. Stephen R. Covey and provides a unique opportunity for law enforcement professionals to develop and refine their supervisory and leadership skills. Through understanding and practicing the seven habits, students become more effective leaders. This program has been well received in corporate America for the past 16 years and has been recently adapted specifically for law enforcement professionals. This course is taught by Mike Epperson, chief of police in Dublin, Ohio, and a FranklinCovey certified facilitator. Students receive both OPOTA and Franklin-Covey certification. Date(s) February 18-19 May 27-28 November 17-18 Cost: Coordinator: Cost: Coordinator: $325-London David Peters $325-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 01-178-09-01 01-178-09-02 01-178-09-03 Location London Richfield London

Featured Instructor: Michael Epperson – Both Sites

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UNDERSTANDING AND WORKING WITH DIFFICULT BEHAVIORS
Providing service often puts public employees in direct contact with difficult people. Understanding behaviors and attitudes that are common in times of difficulty can serve to diff use potentially volatile situations. This workshop provides a basic understanding of interpersonal and situational difficulties. It provides some suggested techniques and strategies for working with difficult people and resolving difficult situations. Topics include identification of behavior types, strategies and tools for defusing difficult behaviors, understanding the four primary interactive styles, exploration of tools and strategies for effective communications, practice and application and next step/action plan. James A. White Sr., a senior, master training management consultant and executive coach with more than 25 years of corporate, education and government experience, presents this program Date(s) February 19 April 23 Cost: Coordinator: $90-London David Peters Course Number(s) 02-163-09-01 02-163-09-02 Location London London

Featured Instructor: James A. White, Sr.

WRITING GRANTS FOR POLICE AGENCIES
This course introduces the concepts and steps of the grant-writing procedures to those responsible for acquiring funds for law enforcement agencies. Topics include funding sources, Federal assistance and grants from private corporations, the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services, required forms, Internet resources and other resources. Date(s) April 13 May 8 October 23 Cost: Coordinator: Cost: Coordinator: $100-London Joe Palmer $100-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 01-102-09-01 01-102-09-02 01-102-09-03 Location Richfield London London

Featured Instructor: Resource Linkage Associates – Both Sites

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PATROL COURSES
FIELD TRAINING OFFICER (FTO) PROGRAM (OHIO MODEL)
This five-day course is designed to provide either newly appointed Field Training Officers or veteran FTO’s, 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 offices 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 principals. 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. Date(s) January 12-16 February 23-27 November 2-6 November 30-December 4 Cost: Cost: $535-London $460-Richfield Course Number(s) 01-190-09-01 01-190-09-02 01-190-09-03 01-190-09-04 Location London Richfield London Richfield

Featured Instructors: Jeff Eggleston & Joe Palmer – Both Sites

FIELD TRAINING OFFICER (FTO) SUPERVISOR (OHIO MODEL)
This three-day course is for personnel who manage their agency FTO program. It provides supervisors with an overview of the Ohio Model FTO process. Topics include: establishing the training program, ensuring proper instruction of trainees, review of the evaluation process, documentation, remedial training, and evaluation. Case study scenarios will be discussed in groups which deal with common FTO Management issues. This course is an overview of the Ohio Model from management perspective. For those who have previously attended the Ohio Model FTO program, this class will service as a review. Date(s) October 14-16 Cost: Instructors: $225-London Jeff Eggleston & Joe Palmer Course Number(s) 01-192-09-01 Location London

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PATROL COURSES
PATROL DRUG OPERATIONS
This two-day course is designed for all patrol officers.  Topics include: the development of street informants, recognition of high risk zones, search methods (single and double), probable cause and search, search warrants, surveillance methods, and directed patrol strategies. Date(s) April 6-7 April 29-30 July 27-28 Sept 2-3 Cost: Coordinator: Cost: Coordinator: $130-London Wayne Wiggins $100-Richfield Chris Cerino Course Number(s) 03-400-09-01 03-400-09-02 03-400-09-03 03-400-09-04 Location London Richfield London Richfield

Featured Instructors: Sgt. Sean Flanigan, K-9 Unit Cleveland Metroparks Ranger Dept. & Mark Schoonover-Both Sites

POLICE MOUNTAIN BIKE COURSE
The student will learn and understand the technical aspects of police bicycle patrol including braking, turning, negotiating stairs, and quick turns. The student will also learn the basic maintenance necessary to prepare the bicycle for the rigors of patrol. Finally, the student will learn the necessary steps to increase fitness and recognize injury early in the police mountain bicycle season, including exercise tips and nutrition pointers that will allow the cyclist to effectively perform during the course of a workday. The student should come prepared for intense physical exertion. Each student will ride approximately 100-150 miles during the course of the week. Prior to the first day, each student is expected to familiarize himself/ herself with the basic operation of a bicycle, with a focus on some longer rides. Note: Travel by vehicle away from O.P.O.T.A. to another training site (Columbus area) during the course is required. This class will meet Monday morning at the O.P.O.T.A. Tactical Training Center in London, Ohio. Students will be responsible for their own meals away from the London Campus. Meals are not provided. Comments: Each student should be prepared to ride the first day. Each student is responsible for an ANSI certified bicycle helmet, and protective eye wear. It is required that students bring departmental bike uniform and or reflective bike apparel. Students should bring a duty belt, holster and firearm. It is highly recommended to have bicycle-type pants or shorts with a padded crotch, fingerless gloves, sturdy soled bicycling shoes, and sunscreen. The student should be prepared for bicycle repairs if necessary. Date(s) May 11-15 Cost: Coordinator: $400-London Jeff Eggleston Course Number(s) 05-122-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructors: OSU Police Department & Upper Arlington Police Department

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PATROL COURSES
PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATOR I
This five-day course addresses the basic function of the public safety telecommunicator. All public safety services are addressed including law enforcement, fire, EMS, and combined center operations. Specific call guidelines are reviewed. Also addressed is the emerging field to telematics (the use of cellular and satellite technology in the automotive industry). Current employees may receive continuing education credit. New-hires can be trained and valuable APCO Institute International Certification may be obtained. This course meets standards for telecommunicator training in several states. Topics include roles and responsibilities, interpersonal communication, technology, stress management, call classification, telephone communication techniques, radio communication techniques, legal suspects, and telematics. This course qualifies for three credit hours toward a degree in public safety communications from APCO Virtual College. This course is compliant with House Bill 361. Date(s) May 18-22 September 14-18 Cost: Coordinator: $325-London Wayne Wiggins Chris Burkhardt Course Number(s) 01-193-09-01 01-193-09-02 Location London London

Featured Instructor:

RAPID RESPONSE TO ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENTS
The Columbine and Virginia Tech active shooter incidents have brought this issue to the forefront. This two-day course will provide students with information for both pre-planning and operational tactics that in recent cases have been successful in countering active shootertype incidents. Teamwork, weapons skills, tactics, and coordinating a multi-agency response will be covered. Recent incidents as well as potential terrorist-related incidents are also covered. There is no live-fire in this course. Required Equipment: Appropriate clothing, foul weather gear, personal body armor, any department standard equipment, eye protection, primary entry weapon (SMG, Shotgun, Patrol Rifle), secondary weapon (handgun), and light mount for weapons (highly recommended). Bring Simmunition w/marking cartridges or Air Soft weapons if available. No live ammunition needed. Date(s) February 25-26 September 22-23 Cost: Coordinator: $200-Richfield Drake Oldham Course Number(s) 05-431-09-01 05-431-09-02 Location Richfield Richfield

Featured Instructor: James Gnew, Cleveland P.D. SWAT

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PATROL COURSES
REDUCED LIGHT SURVIVAL TRAINING & TACTICS
Many assaults and shootings of law enforcement personnel take place under low light conditions, but little training is done in this environment. This training program prepares officers to face and win violent encounters regardless of lighting conditions by combining classroom with hands-on, defensive tactics, firearm skills, and confrontation simulations. Officers will learn and perform techniques and tactics designed to work in a variety of subdued lighting conditions. Flashlight techniques which allow the student to locate, identify, and neutralize an armed threat are covered. This training is designed for patrol officers, defensive tactics instructors, and firearm’s instructors. Special Concerns: This is a physically demanding course. Students should be prepared to perform close quarters combat techniques. Required Equipment: Students must bring semi-auto pistol with (3) magazines, duty holster (uniform or plainclothes), safety glasses, baseball hat and ear protection, concealable body armor, 500 rounds of duty equivalent ammunition, and duty flashlight. Comfortable and appropriate clothing for range and mat-room work is mandatory. The duty belt must be secured to trousers. If available, students should bring a Redgun or similar non-firing training handgun. Date(s) March 10-12 November 17-19 Cost: Instructor: $200-Richfield Chris Cerino Course Number(s) 05-442-09-01 05-442-09-02 Location Richfield Richfield

THE SUPERVISOR’S ROLE DURING AND AFTER PURSUITS
This one-day course assists supervisors and officers-in-charge who find themselves “supervising” a pursuit incident. A comprehensive approach to a pursuit situation is presented and includes pursuit policy, training, supervision, and accountability. Guidelines on how to develop or review and modify pursuit policy, establish procedures to control and terminate a pursuit, secure and control the scene, and after-action critiques are provided. Other topics include crossing the jurisdictional line, multi-jurisdictional pursuits, and Ohio laws regarding pursuits. Case studies of actual pursuits are discussed. Note: Students are required to bring a copy of their agency pursuit policy. Date(s) March 19 October 13 Cost: Coordinator: $50-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 01-177-09-01 01-177-09-02 Location Richfield Richfield

Featured Instructor: John Lindsey

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WATER PROOFING THE PATROL OFFICER
This three-day course is designed to improve the safety of uniformed public safety personnel responding to water-related environment. Students will be immersed in still and moving water while wearing full duty gear. They will learn steps to a safe encounter, how to avoid becoming a victim, recovery techniques, in-water self defense and rescue of others. A 10-minute water tread and 100 yd. swim test is required. A lifejacket may be worn by beginners and / or non-swimmers for the duration of the course. The learning environment includes classroom, pool, and river settings. Students must bring: bathing suit and towel, dry suit, wet suit or shorty, complete duty belt, and equipment including ammunition, regular duty foot wear, foot protection such as wet suit booties or swim shoes, and full uniform. Students must bring clothing appropriate for the weather. Ballistic vests will be provided. This course is open to all uniformed public safety personnel. Date(s) September 9-11 Cost: Coordinator: $180 Chris Cerino Kevin Erskine Course Number(s) 06-217-09-01 Location Richfield

Featured Instructor:

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PHOTOGRAPHY-IMAGING-GRAPHICS COURSES
BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT VIDEOGRAPHY
This three-day course is for law enforcement officers with no experience in videography and who are responsible for the use of video for crime scenes or other documentary videography. Students are introduced to the use of video in law enforcement, with an emphasis on crime scene and evidentiary documentation for officers without access to a video production studio. Topics includes: lighting, basic pre- and post-production, problem-solving in the field, video for training and in-car cameras. Basic photography skills are helpful. Special Concerns: Students must bring a suitable video camera, at least three blank tapes, batteries with charging system, tripod, auxiliary lighting equipment and cabling for playback through a VHS, VCR or TV monitor. Date(s) March 16-18 June 30-July 2 Cost: Cost: Coordinator: $210-London $165-Richfield Bill Norton-Both Sites Course Number(s) 06-151-09-01 06-151-09-02 Location Richfield London

Featured Instructor: Don Sampsel – Both Sites

BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY
This five-day course is for law enforcement officers with little or no experience in photography. The overall goal of this course is to provide students with fundamental skills for producing quality photographs and for problem-solving 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, calculating flash guide numbers, basic color theory, processing techniques and other topics. This course is a prerequisite for the Crime Scene and Evidence Photography course. Special Concerns: Students should have appropriate clothing for outdoor exercises. Equipment will be provided. This course is equally suited for agencies using either fi lm or digital cameras. Date(s) May 4-8 May 18-22 June 22-26 July 13-17 August 24-28 Cost: Coordinator: Cost: Coordinator: $380-London Bill Norton $305-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 06-152-09-01 06-152-09-02 06-152-09-03 06-152-09-04 06-152-09-05 Location Richfield London London London Richfield

Featured Instructors: Don Moore & Eric Silvi – Both Sites

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PHOTOGRAPHY-IMAGING-GRAPHICS COURSES
CRIME SCENE AND EVIDENCE PHOTOGRAPHY
This five-day course for law enforcement personnel responsible for photographing crime scenes and evidence in non-laboratory settings with fi lm or digital cameras. The course emphasizes problem-solving using the equipment available to the officer. Students learn to photographically document a crime scene, fingerprints, and small evidence, enhance evidencing photographs through lighting choices and the use of alternate light sources. Other topics include ethics, legal aspects and court presentations. This course is equally suited for agencies using either fi lm or digital cameras. All equipment is provided during the training. Prerequisite: Basic Photography or equivalent training course. A written pretest may be administered for non-OPOTA equivalent courses. Special Concerns: There is one evening exercise. Students should have appropriate clothing for at least two outdoor exercises. Date(s) September 28-October 2 November 16-20 Cost: Cost: Instructor: $380-London $305-Richfield Bill Norton-Both Sites Course Number(s) 06-153-09-01 06-153-09-02 Location Richfield London

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR INVESTIGATORS
This one-day class meets photography course requirements for the Master Criminal Investigator Certificate program. This course addresses basic uses of photographs in court, conditions that can affect their acceptability, and steps for photographing common types of crimes. Other topics include photographic techniques that can be used to produce better images with automated film or digital cameras. Note: This class does not replace the in-depth Basic Photography course which may be taken as an elective course. Date(s) February 17 April 27 Cost: Cost: Instructor: $70-London $55-Richfield Bill Norton – Both Sites Course Number(s) 06-214-09-01 06-214-09-02 Location Richfield London

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SIMULATOR COURSES
The simulator courses are conducted on state-of-the-art driving simulators. These computerdriven simulators, which use wide-screen plasma video panels where the windshield and side windows would be, can be programmed to replicate a variety of driving scenarios and road conditions.

EMERGENCY VEHICLE RESPONSE AND PURSUIT DRIVING “MAKING GOOD DECISIONS” SIMULATOR
This one-day course uses state of the art driving simulators to place the student in several virtual world-driving scenarios. During each scenario, the student’s ability to evaluate all factors involved and choose the appropriate driving response will be challenged. Studies have shown that crashes involving police vehicles occur at times because of poor decisions made under stress. The use of these simulators allow introduction of crowded streets and pedestrians in practical driving scenarios in a safe virtual environment. Legal issues and vehicle handling techniques will also be discussed in a classroom setting. Date(s) January 21 January 23 Cost: Instructor: $130-London Jeff Eggleston Course Number(s) 05-382-09-01 05-382-09-02 Location London London

VEHICLE RESPONSE AND FIREARMS ENCOUNTERS (SIMULATOR)
This two-day course is designed to provide the student with a unique learning environment. State of the art driving and firearms simulators will be used to challenge the student’s ability to make decisions under the stress created by realistic virtual world scenarios. By training in this way, scenarios can be performed that would otherwise be too dangerous if attempted behind the wheel of an actual vehicle or with live fire. Virtual urban streets and innocent bystanders can be introduced as part of the environment with no danger of injury. Classroom theory concerning vehicle handling, legal issues and use of force will be conducted. Date(s) March 4-5 March 25-26 Cost: Instructors: $130-London Jeff Eggleston & James D. Daniels Course Number(s) 05-416-09-01 05-416-09-02 Location London London

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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
MODERN REPORT WRITING
This course assists report writers and reviewers in preparing accurate, concise and complete investigative reports. Topics covered include communication, parts of speech, report-writing guidelines, grammar usage and report forms and formats. Date(s) January 8 June 19 July 20 October 15 Cost: Cost: Instructor: $65-London $50-Richfield Joe Palmer–All Sites Course Number(s) 01-045-09-01 01-045-09-02 01-045-09-03 01-045-09-04 Location London London Richfield London

Featured Instructor: Ralph Portier-All Sites

SPANISH REFRESHER
This one-day workshop is a sequel to the Survival Spanish course and will reinforce the student’s knowledge of basic command terminology, how to obtain general information, and how to respond to immediate emergency situations while waiting for an interpreter to arrive at the scene or via telephone services. The workshop includes a review of pronunciation and memorization of terminology and phrases related to medical situations, weapons, drugs, insults, and role play. Prerequisites: Student should have completed a basic Survival Spanish for Law Enforcement class. Date(s) October 5 Cost: Coordinator: $75-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 05-440-09-01 Location Richfield

Featured Instructor: Isabel Framer

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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
SURVIVAL SPANISH
Most often field officers may not have time to wait for an interpreter and must respond immediately in order to: 1) ensure safety for themselves and the safety of civilians, 2) maintain immediate control and order of a situation, 3) identify and pursue a suspect, 4) Use dynamic entry during a search, and 5) provide general instructions. Th is two-day workshop on “Survival Spanish” will provide law enforcement with basic terminology to give commands, obtain general information, and respond to immediate emergency situations while waiting for an interpreter to arrive at the scene or via telephone services. Note: The workshop includes pronunciation and memorization of terminology and phrases, terminology related to insults, role play, and includes safety guidelines when using Survival Spanish. The session will concentrate on “Working with Interpreters”. It includes real-life case analysis with interactive applications and instructive video materials. The workshop highlights case law, Title VI prohibition against national origin discrimination and is conducted in a thought-provoking interactive manner. Students will be provided with a commercially produced course book and an audio CD to refresh and improve language skills outside the classroom. Date(s) March 9-10 Cost: Coordinator: $175-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 05-439-09-01 Location Richfield

Featured Instructor: Isabel Framer

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS COURSES
BARRICADE, HOSTAGE AND SUICIDE SCENARIOS
This two-day course provides students with two days of intense involvement in critical incident scenarios. These scenarios are for patrol officers, hostage negotiators, SWAT team members, and command officers. Scenarios include dealing with the suicidal, the hostage taker, and barricaded subject(s). Prerequisites: Basic Hostage Negotiations and Advanced Hostage Negotiation. The hours in this course are flexible and may include evening sessions. Date(s) July 21-22 Cost: Coordinator: $305-London Jerry Zacharias Course Number(s) 05-351-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Dana Farbacher & Tim Halbakken

COMMANDER’S ROLE IN A BARRICADE, HOSTAGE OR SUICIDE SITUATION
This one-day course provides guidance to command personnel at the scene of a critical incident. Topics include development of agency policies and procedures, scene management from the commander’s perspective, officer safety, mutual aid and multi-jurisdictional concerns, flow charting (pro-active and reactive), and media relations. Note: This program does not train personnel to function as hostage negotiators. Date(s) March 9 Cost: Coordinator: $90-London Jerry Zacharias Course Number(s) 05-352-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Dana Farbacher & Tim Halbakken

DISPATCHER RESPONSIBILITIES AT A BARRICADE, HOSTAGE OR SUICIDE SITUATION
This two-day course assists dispatchers in handling critical incident calls. Topics include communication center responsibilities in a critical incident situation, development of agency policies and procedures, communication techniques, and commonly available resources. Note: This program does not train personnel to function as hostage negotiators. Date(s) March 10-11 Cost: Coordinator: $205-London Jerry Zacharias Course Number(s) 05-349-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Dana Farbacher & Tim Halbakken

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS COURSES
DROWN PROOFING DIVERS
This three-day course is designed for currently certified public safety divers. The student will improve dive performance, confidence and skill when presented with an underwater hazard. The course covers recognition of underwater hazards, avoiding and escaping them, stress and panic, and basic interview skills. Diving fatalities are reviewed and discussed. The learning environment includes classroom and pool setting. A fitness-to-dive, stress, and panic evaluation are required. Required Equipment: Students will be provided with a copy of, “Devil’s Triangle: a Guide to Drown-Proofing Divers” by Kevin L. Erskine provided with registration. The student is responsible for providing three cutting tools, all personal dive gear regulator, mask, bc, wet or dry suit, fins and a minimum of two tanks. The tanks must be current hydro checked and be full. This course is open to all public safety personnel. Date(s) October 14-16 Cost: Coordinator: $120 Chris Cerino Course Number(s) 05-410-09-01 Location Richfield

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS COURSES
FIRST RESPONDER’S ROLE IN A BARRICADE, HOSTAGE OR SUICIDE SITUATION
This two-day course provides guidance to officers responding to critical incidents. Topics include guidelines for the first responding officer in a critical incident situation, development of agency policies and procedures, communications techniques, setting the tone of the situation, scene management, and officer safety. Note: This program does not train personnel to function as hostage negotiators. Date(s) March 12-13 Cost: Coordinator: $205-London Jerry Zacharias Course Number(s) 05-350-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Dana Farbacher & Tim Halbakken

HOSTAGE NEGOTIATIONS – BASIC
This five-day course provides students with basic skills to manage all facets of hostage and barricade situations. Topics include history, philosophy, practical hostage techniques, scene management, and containment. Students participate in a negotiation scenario on the final day. Date(s) February 2-6 August 31-September 4 Cost: Coordinator: $350-London Jerry Zacharias Course Number(s) 05-020-09-01 05-020-09-02 Location London London

Featured Instructor: Dana Farbacher & Tim Halbakken

HOSTAGE NEGOTIATIONS – ADVANCED
This four-day course builds on skills acquired during Basic Hostage Negotiations. Topics include a review of basic skills, on-scene management tactics, communication skills, case studies of mobile situations, and suicide (suicide by cop and police suicide). Students will participate in two practical hostage negotiation exercises. Prerequisite: Basic Hostage Negotiation course or equivalent. Date(s) April 6-9 Cost: Coordinator: $280-London Jerry Zacharias Course Number(s) 05-031-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Dana Farbacher & Tim Halbakken

NON-LETHAL MUNITIONS INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

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PRINCIPLE PROTECTION LEVEL I
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). Topics 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 a function in the role of dignitary/principal protector, as well as improve the relationship between the law enforcement officers and protection personnel during visits of dignitaries with protection teams. Students will use simulators and be placed behind the wheel of OPOTA provided vehicles for techniques such as “J Turns”, “Bootleg Turns”, “Vehicle Cross Blocks” and “Offensive Escape Ramming.” Note: It is highly recommended that students be in good physical condition. Helmets will be provided, but students may bring a DOT certified helmet of their own if desired. Eye protection will also be needed. Students should bring comfortable tactical clothing and business attire along with holster gear for each. 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. Date(s) April 6-10 Cost: Instructor: $599-London Jeff Eggleston Course Number(s) 05-394-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Terrapin Group

REACTIVE SHOOTING COURSE
This two-day course will focus on reactive judgment shooting skills. The courses of fire and scenarios training will be intense. Critical thinking in tactical situations coupled with situational awareness will be stressed. Single and multiple officer scenarios will be covered. Notes: Extended training hours will be required. Each student must provide; suitable range clothing, wrap around eye protection, head cover (ball cap), and hearing protection. They must also provide a sidearm, duty belt, holster and at least three sidearm magazines. There will be a low light/night shoot segment in this course. Sidearm ammunition will be supplied if weapons are chambered for 9mm, .40S&W, .45ACP. Date(s) March 16-17 Cost: Instructor: $155-London Jerry Zacharias Course Number(s) 04-173-09-01 Location London

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS COURSES
SWAT TRAINING – BASIC
This basic SWAT course is designed for entry level candidates. Training topics include: SWAT formation; high risk warrant service planning and operation; barricaded suspects; specialty munitions deployment; breaching; exterior and interior tactics. Successful completion of the course will include distraction device operator certification. Special Concerns: This is a physically demanding course. A fitness evaluation will be administered on the first day of class. Equipment Required: Suitable tactical clothing, sidearm and at least three magazines, tactical duty belt, body armor, personal protective equipment, wrap around eye protection, hearing protection, and head cover (ball cap).hearing and eye protection; 12 gauge shotgun and submachine gun with at least three magazines, Prerequisite: It is recommended that operators attending this course complete an SMG operator’s course Date(s) May 11-15 June 1-5 July 27-31 Cost: Instructor: Cost: Instructor: $500-London Jerry Zacharias $500-Richfield Drake Oldham Course Number(s) 05-369-09-01 05-369-09-02 05-369-09-03 Location Richfield Richfield London

SWAT TRAINING – ADVANCED
This course is for SWAT operators that have completed an entry level program. Topis will include: precision tactical weapon skills; linear tactics; victim/officer rescue; hostage rescue; negotiator functions; breaching and entry techniques; and operation organization, planning, and execution. Equipment Required: Suitable tactical clothing, sidearm and at least three magazines, tactical duty belt, body armor, personal protective equipment, wrap around eye protection, hearing protection, and head cover (ball cap).hearing and eye protection, elbow and knee pads are strongly recommended; 12 gauge shotgun and submachine gun with at least three magazines. Prerequisite: This course is physically demanding and students must be at an acceptable physical fitness level for participation in this course. Candidates for this course should attend an entry level SWAT course prior to entry into this course. Date(s) October 5-9 October 19-23 Cost: Instructor: Cost: Instructor: $500-London Jerry Zacharias $500-Richfield Drake Oldham Course Number(s) 05-390-09-01 05-390-09-02 Location Richfield London

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS COURSES
TACTICAL PRECISION RIFLE OPERATOR INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the FIREARMS section of the catalog.

TACTICAL SUB-MACHINE GUN OPERATORS COURSE
This three-day course is directed toward officers who seek operational skill training in an SMG weapon system. Instruction focuses on firearm safety, operational procedure, and tactical shooting skills. Weapons operating systems and care of these systems will also be addressed. Any full automatic fire capable 9mm, 40 S&W, 45ACP or.223 caliber firearm is acceptable in this course. Note: Extended training hours are required. Each student must provide: suitable range clothing, wrap around eye protection, head cover (ball cap), and hearing protection. They must also supply a police rifle or carbine with at least three 30-round SMG magazines, side arm, duty belt, holster with at least three side arm magazines, and 750 rounds of SMG ammunition. There will be a night shoot/low light segment in this course. A complete list of required equipment will be supplied upon application. Sidearm ammunition will be supplied if weapon is chambered in 9mm, .40 S&W, or .45 ACP. Date(s) April 13-15 Cost: Instructor: $195-London Jerry Zacharias Course Number(s) 04-174-09-01 Location London

TACTICAL TEAM LEADER /OPERATIONS PLANNING
This three-day course is designed for Team Leaders who assist in planning and implementing tactical operations. The focus will be on leadership principles and tactics for leading an entry team element. Topics include legal issues, personnel requirements, multi-jurisdictional operations, surveillance missions, response to barricade, suicide, and hostage rescue situations. Students will participate in operational planning scenarios and practical exercises. Required equipment: Department issued specialized team equipment (shield, breaching tools, mirrors, etc.), BDU clothing, sidearm, tactical duty belt, tactical protective equipment, hearing and eye protection, long arm, and sidearm. AirSoft weapons if available. Date(s) June 16-18 August 4-6 Cost: Coordinator: $200-Richfield Drake Oldham Course Number(s) 05-457-09-01 05-457-09-02 Location Richfield Richfield

Featured Instructor: Ohio Tactical Officers Association

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TRAFFIC COURSES
ADAP (ALCOHOL DETECTION AND PROSECUTION)
This course certifies students in the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHSTA) standardized field sobriety testing procedures including the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus. Subject material includes DUI detection, note taking, legal issues and a mock trial. Note: This class may be funded through a Federal grant administered by the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Applicants should contact the coordinator after September 2008 for verification of available funding. Date(s) March 23-26 April 13-16 June 1-4 December 8-11 Cost: Instructor: $275-All Sites David Peters – All Sites Course Number(s) 06-121-09-01 06-121-09-02 06-121-09-03 06-121-09-04 Location Norwood Police Academy Toledo Metro Parks-Lucas Co. Geauga Co. S.O. London

ADAP INSTRUCTOR (ALCOHOL DETECTION AND PROSECUTION)
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

ADVANCED COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CRASH INVESTIGATION (IPTM)
This five day course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills acquired in IPTM’s Inspection and Investigation of Commercial Vehicle Crashes course. Students will learn how to conduct a detailed analysis of commercial motor vehicle dynamics and its application to traffic crash reconstruction. Students will be shown how to determine the limits of axle weights based upon the center of mass, as well as static and dynamic roll properties. Students will need a scientific calculator and will participate in outside exercises. Prerequisite: Officers should have completed a Traffic Collision Investigation (Level I) and the Inspection and Investigation of Commercial Vehicle Crashes courses prior to registering for this course. Date(s) July 27-31 Cost: Coordinator: $675-London Ronald Thayer Course Number(s) 06-248-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: IPTM – Institute of Police Technology & Management

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ADVANCED TRAFFIC COLLISION INVESTIGATION (LEVEL II) FORMERLY TRAFFIC CRASH INVESTIGATION LEVEL II
This two week course is for officers who have advanced vehicle collision investigation responsibilities. Instruction will cover advanced techniques in measuring and mapping, vehicle behavior, and analysis of vehicle lamps and safety systems. Students will apply mathematical formulas to determine velocity, airborne, time, and distance. An introduction to Pedestrian/Bicycle and Motorcycle investigation is included in the course. Students will need a scientific calculator and will participate in outside exercises. Prerequisites: Traffic Collision Investigation Level I or equivalent course Note: This course may be funded through a federal grant administered by the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Students should contact the coordinator after September 2008 for verification of available funding. Date(s) May 11-15 May 18-22 July 6-10 July 13-17 Cost: Instructor: Course Number(s) 03-413-09-01 03-413-09-02 Location London London

week 1 week 2 week 1 week 2 $550-London Ronald Thayer

Featured Instructor: Ben Kramer

BICYCLE – VEHICLE INVESTIGATION AND RECONSTRUCTION
This two-day course with an optional third-day is for the new and experienced law enforcement officer. Instruction will cover the Ohio Revised Code, bicyclist’s data collection, vehicle and bicycle impact dynamics, bicyclist injuries and conspicuity, and reaction time and human factors. The (optional) 3rd day of the course is for officers who will investigate and reconstruct bicycle-vehicle collisions. Students will apply mathematical formulas to determine speed, time, and distance in bicycle-vehicle collisions. Students will need a scientific calculator and will participate in outside exercises. Prerequisite: None. Students registering for the (optional) 3rd day of the course should have completed Traffic Collision Investigation and Advanced Collision Investigation courses. Date(s) June 2-4 Cost: Instructor: $200-London Ronald Thayer Course Number(s) 03-412-09-01 Location London

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COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION (LEVEL I) FORMERLY COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE INVESTIGATION AND COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE AWARENESS LEVEL I
This five day course is an introduction to commercial motor vehicles. The course covers commercial motor vehicle inspections and enforcement of the Ohio Revised Code as it applies to commercial motor vehicles. Instruction will cover weights, loads, and safe inspection procedures. Students will receive training from representatives of the Ohio Department of Transportation. The Roadway Express Safety Team will provide “hands on” practical exercises in inspection of defects, regulation violations, and an opportunity to drive a commercial motor vehicle. Students will participate in outside exercises. This course does not certify officers in the federal Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP). Date(s) April 27-May 1 Cost: Instructor: $300-London Ronald Thayer Course Number(s) 06-246-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructors: Roadway Express Safety Team, Jeff Honefanger & David Waggoner

COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE ENFORCEMENT ( LEVEL II ) FORMERLY COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE INVESTIGATION AND COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE AWARENESS LEVEL II
This five-day course covers enforcement of the Ohio Revised Code as it applies to commercial motor vehicles. Instruction will cover weights, load securement, and safe inspection procedures. Students will receive training from representatives of the Ohio Department of Transportation. This course of instruction includes practical exercises in weighing and inspecting commercial motor vehicles. Students will be certified as Ohio Weight Enforcement Officers. This course does not certify officers in the federal Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP). Date(s) May 4-8 Cost: Instructor: $300-London Ronald Thayer Course Number(s) 06-247-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Jeff Honefanger & David Waggoner

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CRASH INVESTIGATION TECHNIQUES FOR THE PATROL OFFICER
In this three-day course, students will cover basic and advanced investigative skills for dealing with more serious traffic crashes when a technical crash investigator or a traffic crash reconstructionist is not available. Topics include introduction to traffic crash investigations, traffic crash series of events, crash scene preservation, roadway and vehicle evidence identification, documentation and collection, crash scene photography and field measurements, speed estimates and documentation through crash reporting. This course will provide a starting point for those who are interested in specializing in crash investigation, but have not attended Traffic Collision Investigation Level I. The course will build upon crash investigation skills presented in basic peace officer training and prepare the student for advanced study in this field.  Note: Students who do not want to specialize in technical crash investigation, but are required to handle traffic crashes, will be provided with guidance in proper crash scene documentation. Date(s) May 18-20 Cost: Coordinator: $200-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 03-380-09-01 Location Richfield

Featured Instructor: Dave Lichoff

ELECTRONIC SPEED MEASURING DEVICE (ESMD) INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

GRADE CROSSING COLLISION INVESTIGATION
According to the Federal Railroad Administration Ohio was 8th in the United States with 127 highway-rail grade crossing collisions in 2006. When a collision occurs at a highwayrail intersection, law enforcement officers respond. Officers will become familiar with railroad operations and the conditions at highway-rail grade crossings. The Grade Crossing Collision Investigation (GCCI) course will help officers more effectively investigate such incidents. The training will be provided by Operation Lifesaver, Inc. Note: This training is available at no cost to law enforcement officers. Date(s) April 13-14 Cost: Coordinator: $No Cost-London Ronald Thayer Course Number(s) 03-411-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Operation Lifesaver, Inc.

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TRAFFIC COURSES
INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES FOR TRAFFIC COLLISION INVESTIGATION
This one-day course is for officers with At-Scene Investigation responsibilities. Instruction will cover types of interviews; general interviewing techniques; driver, occupant and witness interviews; and uncooperative witnesses. Students will be provided samples of witness statement forms. An introduction to the use of computer statement forms is included in the course. Students should be familiar with Ohio crash reporting forms and procedures before attending this course. Date(s) February 2 April 7 Cost: Instructor: $65-London Ronald Thayer Course Number(s) 03-409-09-01 03-409-09-02 Location London London

INSPECTION AND INVESTIGATION OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CRASHES (IPTM)
This five day course will cover the unique characteristics of commercial motor vehicles and the special dynamics when one is involved in a collision. Detailed information of the nomenclature and operation of commercial motor vehicles will provide officers with the ability to perform a post crash inspection of the vehicle. Students will conduct “hands on” exercise inspections and vehicle testing during the course. Students will need a calculator and will participate in outside exercises. Prerequisite: Officers should have completed a Traffic Collision Investigation (Level I) course prior to registering for this course. Date(s) June 22-26 Cost: Coordinator: $675-London Ronald Thayer Course Number(s) 03-410-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: IPTM Institute of Police Technology & Management

INVESTIGATING AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT AND ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE INCIDENTS
This three-day course is for the experienced law enforcement officer who has had training in At-Scene Collision Investigation. Instruction will cover signing, lighting, and reflectivity standards for agricultural vehicles. Students will learn enforcement of SMV emblems, and other farm vehicle safety requirements. Prerequisite: Officers should have completed a Traffic Collision Investigation course prior to registering for this course. Date(s) June 29-July 1 Cost: Instructor: $200-London Ronald Thayer Course Number(s) 05-458-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Bryce Adams

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TRAFFIC COURSES
PEDESTRIAN – VEHICLE INVESTIGATION AND RECONSTRUCTION
This two-day course with an optional third day is for the new or experienced law enforcement officer. Instruction will cover the Ohio Revised Code, pedestrians, data collection, pedestrian impact dynamics, pedestrian injuries, conspicuity, reaction time and human factors. The (optional) 3rd day of the course is for officers who will investigate and reconstruct vehicle pedestrian collisions. Students will apply mathematical formulas to determine speed, time, and distance in pedestrian-vehicle collisions. Students will need a scientific calculator and will participate in outside exercises. Prerequisite: None for the first two days. Students registering for the (optional) 3rd day of the course should have completed Traffic Collision Investigation and Advanced Collision Investigation courses. Date(s) May 26-28 Cost: Coordinator: $200-London Ronald Thayer Course Number(s) 03-414-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: IPTM Institute of Police Technology & Management

RADAR AND LIDAR OPERATOR (40-HOUR NHTSA CERTIFICATION)
This course merges theory and practical application of traffic RADAR and LIDAR. In addition to formal instruction in the history, operation and courtroom testimony of RADAR and LIDAR, there are two days of field exercises and speed estimations with a certified instructor leading to NHTSA certification as a LIDAR/RADAR operator. Date(s) May 11-15 Cost: Instructor: $300-Richfield Todd Careless Course Number(s) 03-357-09-01 Location Richfield

Featured Instructor: John Lindsey

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TRAFFIC COURSES
TRAFFIC COLLISION INVESTIGATION (LEVEL I) FORMERLY TRAFFIC CRASH INVESTIGATION LEVEL I
This two week course is for officers with At-Scene Investigation investigative responsibilities. Instruction will cover investigation of the collision scene, human factors, documentation of evidence from vehicles and the trafficway, field sketching, measuring and diagramming, and photography. Students will apply mathematical formulas to determine speed, time, and distance. An introduction to Commercial Motor Vehicles is included in the course. Students should be familiar with Ohio crash reporting forms and procedures before attending this course. Students will need a calculator and will participate in outside exercises. Note: This course may be funded through a federal grant administered by the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Students should contact the coordinator after September 2008 for verification of available funding. Date(s) March 2-6 March 9-13 March 23-27 March 30-April 3 August 3-7 August 10-14 Cost: Instructor: Course Number(s) 03-415-09-01 03-415-09-02 03-415-09-03 Location London London London

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$550-London Ronald Thayer

Featured Instructors: Mark Ross & Michael Stechnschulte

TRAFFIC COLLISION RECONSTRUCTION UPDATE (IPTM)
This five day course will provide the latest theories and methodologies of collision reconstruction and expand upon an officers knowledge of collision analysis. Students will review mathematical topics, dynamics, skid and critical speed analysis, time-distance, rotational mechanics, narrow objects impacts, the conservation of momentum, rollover and airborne speed analysis. Students will need a scientific calculator. Prerequisite: Officers should have completed Traffic Collision Investigation, Advanced Collision Investigation, Vehicle Dynamics, and Traffic Collision Reconstruction courses prior to registering for this course. Date(s) August 17-21 Cost: Coordinator: $675-London Ronald Thayer Course Number(s) 03-416-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: IPTM Institute of Police Technology & Management

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TRAFFIC COURSES
TRAFFIC COLLISION RECONSTRUCTION (LEVEL IV) FORMERLY TRAFFIC CRASH RECONSTRUCTION
This two week course is for the experienced law enforcement officer who has had training in Advanced Collision Investigation, and Vehicle Dynamics. Instruction will cover human factors, Newton’s Laws, and basic physics. Students will learn and apply time and distance, energy and motion, momentum, and vector analysis to traffic collisions. This course utilizes project work and students will reconstruct actual and staged crashes involving motor vehicles, pedestrians, motorcycles, and commercial motor vehicles. Students will need a scientific calculator and will participate in outside exercises. Prerequisite: Officers should have completed Advanced Collision Investigation, and a Vehicle Dynamics courses prior to registering for this course. Date(s) October 19-23 October 26-30 Cost: Instructor: Course Number(s) 03-417-09-01 Location London

week 1 week 2 $750-London Ronald Thayer

Featured Instructor:

Vince Cronin & Mark Rice

VEHICLE DYNAMICS (LEVEL III) FORMERLY VEHICLE DYNAMICS
This one-week course is for the experienced law enforcement officer who has had training in At-Scene and Advanced Collision Investigation. Instruction will cover vehicle systems, vehicle motion, including yaw and rotation, hydroplaning and rollovers. Student will learn empirical testing procedures, analysis of vehicle crush, and apply mathematical formulas to determine energy, speed, and velocity. Students will need a scientific calculator and will participate in outside exercises. Prerequisite: Officers should complete Traffic Collision Investigation and Advanced Collision Investigation courses prior to registering for this course. Date(s) September 21-25 Cost: Instructor: $400-London Ronald Thayer Course Number(s) 03-418-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: Bryce Adams & Mark Rice

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TRAFFIC COURSES
VISUAL STATEMENT COMPUTER AIDED DRAWING SOFTWARE (IPTM)
This five day course will provide instruction in basic and advanced techniques in using Vista FX3 Computer Software from Visual Statement. The course will include one day of crime scene reconstruction techniques for crime scene investigators. Students will be required to bring a laptop computer with Vista FX3 software: or purchase Vista FX3 software prior to the class, and bring a laptop computer to the class. Note: Familiarization with basic computer skills are recommended for this course. Date(s) January 26-30 Cost: Coordinator: $675-London Ronald Thayer Course Number(s) 03-419-09-01 Location London

Featured Instructor: IPTM Institute of Police Technology & Management
Visual Statement, Inc.

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VEHICLE OPERATIONS
BASIC ACADEMY DRIVING INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

DISPATCHING FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND PURSUIT
This one day course provides law enforcement dispatchers with knowledge and skills necessary for communicating during an emergency response or pursuit situation. Classroom instruction, video/audio critique and roll play exercises concerning situational stress, information necessity and communication techniques will be followed by on-track, in-car demonstrations. This will provide dispatchers a perspective from inside the cruiser. Dispatchers will also have the opportunity to drive a simulated response and pursuit using state of the art simulators. The day of training will culminate with realistic dispatch scenarios. Dispatchers will handle communications for mock chases as they are actually taking place on the driving facility. Note: Students should dress for the weather. Helmets will be provided, but students may bring their own approved DOT helmets if desired. Since this class takes place in conjunction with the Tactical Driving Course, it is an afternoon course starting at 1:00 PM and dismissing at 10:00 PM. Date(s) August 13 September 17 Cost: Instructor: $75-London Jeff Eggleston Course Number(s) 05-417-09-01 05-417-09-02 Location London Londo

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VEHICLE OPERATIONS
EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATIONS FOR THE FIELD TRAINING OFFICER
This course is designed to provide the currently certified field training officer (FTO) with the necessary information to assist new officer trainees with the challenges of emergency driving. Current legal issues will be covered, along with pursuit and emergency response theory. Vehicle dynamics, use of the police radio, physiological issues involved in police driving will be learned. Techniques needed to recognize, evaluate, and correct driving errors are the focus of the curriculum. The student will be required to drive and act as coaches during practical driving event scenarios using OPOTA vehicles. Note: Students should bring copies of their departmental FTO manual and pursuit/emergency response policies. Helmets will be provided. However students may bring their own DOT certified helmet if desired. 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. Prerequisites: Must be a currently Certified Field Training Officer or enrolled in an upcoming Field Training Officer Course. Date(s) July 14-15 Cost: Instructor: $250-London Jeff Eggleston Course Number(s) 05-362-09-01 Location London

OFF-ROAD FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATIONS FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES LEVEL I
This two-day course is designed to provide basic knowledge of off-road operations to emergency response professionals. Topics include; equipment, winching, side tilt, cross axle, ascent, descent, spotting, angle of approach and departure. Students will be paired in teams for practical events. Proper obstacle negotiation and mechanical sympathy will be a focus of the class. High center gravity operation on and off-road will be addressed. OPOTA vehicles will be used; however, students are welcome to bring agency four wheel drive vehicles if desired. Note: 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. Students should also bring insect repellent, sun screen, sun glasses and work gloves. Date(s) May 5-6 June 9-10 July 28-29 September 1-2 Cost: Instructor: $350-London Jeff Eggleston Course Number(s) 05-459-09-01 05-459-09-02 05-459-09-03 05-459-09-04 Location London London London London

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VEHICLE OPERATIONS
OFF-ROAD FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATIONS FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES LEVEL II
This two day class is designed to follow the Level I class. It provides an opportunity for students to use basic techniques learned in the Off-Road Level I course in a more challenging environment. Students will use OPOTA supplied 4x4 vehicles and may bring their own departmental off-road vehicles if desired. Training will take place at a remote closed facility which offers dynamic off-road obstacles. Travel to a rustic off-campus location will be necessary requiring students to make over-night stay arrangements. A list of area motels will be provided upon registration. Free primitive camp sites will be available on site if desired. Problem solving will be a focus. Topics covered include: equipment, winching, side tilt, cross axle, ascent, descent, spotting, angle of approach and departure. Students will be paired in teams for practical events. Proper obstacle negotiation and mechanical sympathy will be a focus of the class. High Center gravity operation will be addressed. Prerequisites: Students must have successfully completed the Level I class or equivalent. It is recommended that the classes be taken in direct succession as the Level I and Level II courses are scheduled back to back. Note: All students must bring a current driver’s/operator’s license. Students should also bring insect repellent, sun screen, boots, hat, sun glasses and work gloves. Special Concerns: This is a challenging course which is held in a rustic, remote Ohio location near Somerset east of Lancaster. Students should be prepared for varying weather and terrain. Extended hours/night time or late night exercises are possible. Emphasis is placed on slow deliberate maneuvering. Every effort is made to avoid vehicle damage. Mud, dirt and passing limb scratches will occur. Date(s) May 7-8 June 11-12 July 30-31 September 3-4 Cost: Instructor: Course Number(s) 05-460-09-01 05-460-09-02 05-460-09-03 05-460-09-04 $300-London Jeff Eggleston Location Somerset, Ohio Somerset, Ohio Somerset, Ohio Somerset, Ohio

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VEHICLE OPERATIONS
PURSUIT TERMINATION TECHNIQUES
This two-day course is dedicated to providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful termination of a vehicle pursuit. The students will receive classroom and practical hands-on training in the use of Precision Immobilization Techniques (PIT), tire deflation devices, pursuit intervention techniques, channeling and moving/stationary roadblocks. Legal and liability issues will also be addressed. Specially equipped OPOTA training vehicles will be used. Special Concerns: Students are to 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. Some instruction may be provided by instructors-in-training, under supervision. 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. Date(s) April 14-15 May 21-22 July 8-9 July 22-23 August 19-20 September 9-10 October 8-9 October 22-23 Cost: Instructor: $320-London Jeff Eggleston Course Number(s) 05-359-09-01 05-359-09-02 05-359-09-03 05-359-09-04 05-359-09-05 05-359-09-06 05-359-09-07 05-359-09-08 Location London London London London London London London London

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VEHICLE OPERATIONS
PURSUIT TERMINATION TECHNIQUES REFRESHER
This one-day course is designed to provide an opportunity to those who have already successfully completed the Pursuit Termination Techniques basic or instructor course to review and practice skills and maneuvers. Current theory and legal trends will be discussed in a classroom setting followed by simulator and on-tract practice of Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT), spike strips, rolling road blocks, stationary roadblocks and vehicle intercept. OPOTA vehicles will be used. Helmets will be available, but students may bring their own DOT approved helmets if desired. Special Concerns: Students are to bring foul weather gear. 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. Prerequisites: Must have completed a Pursuit Termination Techniques Basic or Instructor Course. Date(s) April 1 April 17 July 24 Cost: Instructor: $185-London Jeff Eggleston Course Number(s) 05-461-09-01 05-461-09-02 05-461-09-03 Location London London London

PURSUIT TERMINATION TECHNIQUES – INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

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VEHICLE OPERATIONS
TACTICAL DRIVING
This advanced five-day course is dedicated to providing students with the concepts, skills and behaviors unique to the emergency response situation. Students will be trained and tested on numerous steering and braking applications, line-of-travel driving, cornering methods, route selection considerations, etc. Additionally, students are trained in legal aspects of law enforcement driving along with the human factors involved in responding to emergencies. The student will participate in actual pursuit driving scenarios. Nighttime driving exercises are required, usually scheduled for the fourth day of class. The student will use an OPOTA vehicle equipped with added safety features to perform dynamic and advanced practical exercises. Students may be asked to assist with movement and placement of cones and set up of events. Foul weather and hot weather equipment is recommended. All students should bring a copy of their departmental Pursuit and Emergency Response Policy. Some instruction may be provided by instructors-in-training, under supervision. 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. Note: 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. Date(s) August 10-14 September 14-18 October 26-30 Cost: Instructor: $655-London Jeff Eggleston Course Number(s) 05-345-09-01 05-345-09-02 05-345-09-03 Location London London London

TACTICAL DRIVING – INSTRUCTOR
Please see course description and dates in the INSTRUCTOR section of the catalog.

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OPOTA/OPOTC GENERAL INFORMATION
London Campus.......................................................................................... (740) 845-2700 London Campus..........................................................................................(800) 346-7682 OPOTA/OPOTC Fax ............................................................................... (740) 845-2675 Tactical Training Center .............................................................................(740) 845-6300 Tactical Training Center Fax ...................................................................... (740) 845-6318 Richfield Campus ........................................................................................ (330) 659-2311 Richfield Campus ........................................................................................(888) 436-7282 Richfield Campus Fax ................................................................................. (330) 659-2401 Cambridge Campus ....................................................................................(740) 432-6823 Cambridge Campus Fax .............................................................................. (740) 432-5248 Youngstown Campus...................................................................................(330) 884-7500 Youngstown Campus Fax ............................................................................ (330) 884-7551

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Executive Director .......................................................Ronald G. Ferrell, (740) 845-2700 Administrative Assistant ....................................................Gaye Gossard, (740) 845-2678 Deputy Director ..................................................................Robert Fiatal, (740) 845-2700

ACADEMY OPERATIONS
Director of Operations. .............................................. David M. Hornyak, (740) 845-2696 Facility Services Superintendent ................................... Denise Peterman, (740) 845-2710

CLERICAL
Clerk ...................................................................................... Linda Forby, (740) 845-2700 Clerk ....................................................................................Mike Gumm, (740) 845-2700 Clerk ..................................................................................... Terri Hutslar, (740) 845-2700 Clerk ................................................................................ Nevalyn Payton, (740) 845-6300 Clerk-Intermittent ...................................................... Catherine Corson, (740) 845-2700 Clerk-Intermittent .......................................................... Marilyn Fluhart, (740) 824-2700 Clerk-Intermittent ................................................................. Marie Lorz, (740) 845-2700

MAINTENANCE
Maintenance Supervisor ....................................................... Jason Hupka, (740) 845-2702 Maintenance Repair Worker ............................................. John Anderson, (740) 845-2706 Maintenance Repair Worker ............................................Kenith Bennett, (740) 845-6324 Maintenance Repair Worker .............................................Marty McAfee, (740) 845-2750 Maintenance Repair Worker ...................................................... Jim Park, (740) 845-6309 Maintenance Repair Worker .................................................. Alex Patton (740) 845-2749 Auto Mechanic ......................................................... Ronald E. Williams, (740) 845-6310

CUSTODIAL
Custodial ............................................................................ Patty Detling, (740) 845-2748 Custodial .........................................................................................Vacant, (740) 845-2747 Custodial .......................................................................... Sandy Gossard, (740) 845-2711 Custodial ............................................................................... Alice Lipps, (740) 845-6324

ADVANCED TRAINING DIVISION
Assistant Executive Director .......................................... Louis A. Agosta, (740) 845-6301 Administrative Assistant .................................................... ..Donna Long, (740) 845-6308

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INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF
Law Enforcement Training Officer ......................... .Richard P. Brownley, (740) 845-2715 Law Enforcement Training Officer ...................................... Kerry Curtis, (740) 845-6303 Law Enforcement Training Officer .............................. .James D. Daniels, (740) 845-6304 Law Enforcement Training Officer ......................................... Ron Davitt, (740) 845-2707 Law Enforcement Training Officer ................................Jeff A. Eggleston, (740) 845-6305 Law Enforcement Training Officer ........................................John E. Foy, (740) 845-6302 Law Enforcement Training Officer .........................................Bill Norton, (740) 845-2716 Law Enforcement Training Officer .....................................Joseph Palmer, (740) 845-2751 Law Enforcement Training Officer ..................................David A. Peters, (740) 845-2719 Law Enforcement Training Officer .................................. .Ronald Thayer, (740) 845-6307 Law Enforcement Training Officer ................................. Wayne Wiggins, (740) 845-2717 Law Enforcement Training Officer ...................................Jerry Zacharias, (740) 845-6322

REGIONAL TRAINING
Assistant Executive Director ............................................ Frederick Wolk, (330) 659-2311 Office Assistant / Registrar .................................................Margie Nolan, (330) 659-2311 Office Assistant .................................................................... Louise Kisha, (330) 659-2311

INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF
Law Enforcement Training Officer ...............................Todd W. Careless, (330) 659-2311 Law Enforcement Training Officer ...................................... Chris Cerino, (330) 659-2311 Law Enforcement Training Officer ...................................Drake Oldham, (330) 659-2311

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registrar ..............................................................................Margie Nolan, (330) 659-2311 Registration Fax .......................................................................................... (330) 659-2401

MAINTENANCE
Maintenance Repair Worker ................................................. Steve Albert, (330) 659-2311

BUSINESS OFFICE
Business Manager .............................................................. Scott Weimer, (740) 845-2679

PURCHASING
Purchasing Agent ............................................................... Cindy Gullett, (740) 845-2680

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Registrar ......................................................................... Vickie Finchum, (740) 845-2703 Registration Fax ......................................................................................... (740) 845-0362 Account Clerk ............................................................... Tom Richardson, (740) 845-2713

TUITION, BILLING AND PAYMENT INFORMATION
Accounts Payable Clerk. ........................................................Kem Dicken, (740) 845-2681 Accounts Receivable Clerk ......................................... Leeann Robertson, (740) 845-2682

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CERTIFICATION AND STANDARDS DIVISION
Assistant Executive Director .............................................Victoria Gatien, (740) 845-2683 Administrative Assistant ........................................................ Kelly Shore, (740) 845-2684

CERTIFICATION BAILIFF/DEPUTY BAILIFF BASIC TRAINING
School Approval & Closing ............................................. Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692 School Enrollment Information ........................................... Lynn Henry, (740) 845-2685 Commander Certification ................................................ Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692 Instructor Certification .................................................... Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692 Instructor Information and Certificates ........................... Phillis Patridge, (740) 845-2686 Instructor Course Equivalency......................................... Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692 Certificates & Duplicate Certificates ................................... Lynn Henry, (740) 845-2685

CANINE UNIT AND EVALUATOR TRAINING
Evaluation Approval and Closing .......................................... Justin Cain, (740) 845-2674 Evaluator Approvals ................................................................ Justin Cain, (740) 845-2674 Unit Information and Certificates ........................................ Lynn Henry, (740) 845-2685 Evaluator Information and Certificates ................................ Lynn Henry, (740) 845-2685 Training Facility Approval ...................................................... Justin Cain, (740) 845-2674

CORRECTIONS OFFICER BASIC TRAINING
School Approval & Closing ............................................. Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692 School Enrollment Information ........................................... Lynn Henry, (740) 845-2685 Commander Certification ................................................ Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692 Instructor Certification .................................................... Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692 Instructor Information and Certificates .......................... Phillis Patridge, (740) 845-2686 Instructor Course Equivalency......................................... Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692 Certificates & Duplicate Certificates ................................... Lynn Henry, (740) 845-2685 Prior Equivalent Training Evaluations............................. Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692 Update Training Evaluations ........................................... Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692

FIREARMS REQUALIFICATION
Instructor and Course of Fire Approval ........................... Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692 Instructor Information and Certificates ............................... Lynn Henry, (740) 845-2685 Instructor Course Equivalency......................................... Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692

JAILER BASIC TRAINING
School Approval & Closing ............................................. Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692 School Enrollment Information ........................................... Lynn Henry, (740) 845-2685 Commander Certification ................................................ Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692 Instructor Certification ................................................... Phillis Patridge, (740) 845-2686 Instructor Course Equivalency......................................... Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692 Certificates & Duplicate Certificates ................................... Lynn Henry, (740) 845-2685 Prior Equivalent Training Evaluations............................. Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692 Update Training Evaluations ........................................... Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692

PEACE OFFICER BASIC & REFRESHER TRAINING
School Approval & Closing ................................................... Jill Gregory, (740) 845-2693 Commander Certification ...................................................... Jill Gregory, (740) 845-2693 Instructor Certification .......................................................... Jill Gregory, (740) 845-2693

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Peace Officer Training Academy Instructor Information and Certificates .......................... Phillis Patridge, (740) 845-2686 Instructor Course Equivalency......................................... Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692 Original Appointments & Certificates ................................ Sheryl Shaw, (740) 845-2689 School Enrollment Information ............................................ Sheryl Shaw, (740) 845-2689 Criminal History and BMV Checks ..................................... Sheryl Shaw, (740) 845-2689 Open Enrollment Letters ...................................................... Sheryl Shaw, (740) 845-2689 Peace Officer Refresher Training Information ..................Lori Rinehart, (740) 845-2687

PEACE OFFICER CERTIFICATION
Appointments ..................................................................... Sarah Thomas, (740) 845-2753 Terminations .................................................................. LaDonna Stoltz, (740) 845-2688 Transcripts..............................................................................Mary Bruce, (740) 845-2699 Certification Confirmation ....................................................Mary Bruce, (740) 845-2699 Work History .....................................................................Lori Rinehart, (740) 845-2687 Public Information Requests .................................................Mary Bruce, (740) 845-2699 Prior Equivalent Training Evaluations................................... Jill Gregory, (740) 845-2693 Update Training Evaluations ............................................ Sarah Thomas, (740) 845-2753 Agency Rosters...................................................................... Sheryl Shaw, (740) 845-2689 Decertification....................................................................... Sheryl Shaw, (740) 845-2689

PRIVATE SECURITY BASIC TRAINING
School Approval & Closing ................................................... Justin Cain, (740) 845-2674 Commander Certification ...................................................... Justin Cain, (740) 845-2674 Instructor Certification .......................................................... Justin Cain, (740) 845-2674 Instructor Information and Certificates ......................... Phillis Patridge, (740) 845-2686 Instructor Course Equivalency......................................... Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692 School Enrollment Information ...................................... LaDonna Stoltz, (740) 845-2688 Certificates & Duplicate Certificates ............................. LaDonna Stoltz, (740) 845-2688 Firearms Prior Equivalent Training Evaluation...................... Justin Cain, (740) 845-2674

PROBATION/PAROLE OFFICER FIREARMS TRAINING
School Approval & Closing ............................................. Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692 School Enrollment Information ........................................... Lynn Henry, (740) 845-2685 Commander Certification ................................................ Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692 Instructor Certification .................................................... Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692 Instructor Information and Certificates .......................... Phillis Patridge, (740) 845-2686 Instructor Course Equivalency......................................... Suzanne Tobin, (740) 845-2692 Certificates & Duplicate Certificates ................................... Lynn Henry, (740) 845-2685

CONCEALED CARRY PROGRAM
Concealed Carry Coordinator ...............................................John Martin, (740) 845-2660 Quarterly Reporting .............................................................. Lynn Henry, (740) 845-2685

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Information and Requirement ........................................... Sarah Thomas, (740) 845-2753 Agency CPT Report ............................................................ Sheryl Shaw, (740) 845-2689

2009 Course Catalog Request for Prior Approval ............................................... Sarah Thomas, (740) 845-2753 CPT Extensions Information ............................................ Sarah Thomas, (740) 845-2753 Agency/Officer Compliance Information ................. Brittany Thompson, (740) 845-2754 eOPOTA Administrator ................................................. Frederick Wolk, (330) 659-2311 Assistant eOPOTA Administrator ........................................ Kim Hahn, (740) 845-2712

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CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
Curriculum Supervisor .........................................................John Martin, (740) 845-2660 Curriculum Specialist.................................................................... Vacant, (740) 845-2699 Researcher ............................................................................................................... Vacant Testing Administrator .................................... Portia Gonzalez-McDade, (740) 845-2694 Administrative Secretary ........................................................ Kim Hahn, (740) 845-2712 Administrative Staff ........................................................... Karen Ressler, (740) 845-2698

OPOTA FIELD AGENTS
Statewide Supervisor ............................................................Lori Wachtel, (740) 845-2690 Central Region ........................................................................Bill Murray, (419) 569-5826 North Central Region ........................................................ Bernie Kieffer, (330) 414-1832 Northeast Region .................................................................Toni DiSalvo, (330) 414-3202 Northwest Region .............................................................Greg Brillhart, (740) 412-4993 Southeast Region ........................................................... Mike McGreevy, (740) 270-9043 Southwest Region ...................................................................Matt Lyons, (937) 367-5654 Note: OPOTC program forms are available via the Attorney General’s web site at www.ag.state.oh.us, by clicking the “Law Enforcement” and “Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy” links.

PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING ACADEMY ACCREDITATION
Accreditation Manager ..................................................... Dave Hornyak, (740) 845-2696 Assistant Accreditation Manager .......................................... Hope Stout, (740) 845-2664 Word Processing Specialist ........................................ Brittany Thompson (740) 845-2754

Course Application Forms

LONDON-REGISTRATION FORM – PLEASE PRINT OHIO PEACE OFFICER TRAINING ACADEMY P.O. BOX 309, LONDON, OHIO 43140 DIRECT TELEPHONE LINE: (740) 845-2703 FAX NUMBER: (740) 845-0362
Process one form for each student and each course at least three weeks prior to the starting date of the course.

Name: Last Gender: M / F DOB: Agency: Address: First / / SSN: MM DD YYYY Middle -

Rank:

Daytime Phone: (

) ______________

City: Agency’s Telephone Number: (

County: ) Agency Fax Number: (

State: )

Zip:

Course /Reservation Information: Course Title: Course Date(s): Course No: Total Cost:

Private Security students will be charged $25.00 per day in addition to the normal cost of tuition. Registered enrollees who do not attend and did not cancel the registration four business days prior to the course will be charged an administrative fee equal to one-half the total course fee. All meals are included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified. Overnight accommodations needed ($15.00 per night)? Yes How many nights will you be staying at the academy? _______ No Arrival Date: __________________

Do you have any medical condition or special needs which we should know about? If yes, please explain.

Yes

No

Billing Information: Confirmation of enrollment and billing is sent to this address. It is the responsibility of the addressee listed below to provide proper notification to the student enrolled. Name: Billing Address: City: County: State: Zip: E-mail confirmation to: _____________________________________________________________________ Student e-mail address to receive notices of future training:
Agreement: The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy will provide instruction in the course under competent instructors and assumes no responsibility other than the opportunity to learn under supervision. The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, and the Office of the Attorney General are hereby relieved of liability. All courses are subject to cancellation. Enrollment in a course constitutes an acceptance of this agreement and the conditions stated. Registered enrollees who do not attend and do not cancel the registration four business days prior to the course will be charged and administrative fee equal to one-half the total course fee. Applicant's Signature* Chief/Sheriff/Authorizing/Supervisor Signature* Date

Title:

*Signatures indicate approval for attendance, billing and of Agreement, as well as verification of applicant’s affiliation with agency.

RICHFIELD REGISTRATION FORM – PLEASE PRINT OHIO PEACE OFFICER TRAINING ACADEMY 4055 HIGHLANDER PKWY., STE. B RICHFIELD, OH 44286 PHONE: (888) 436-7282 FAX NUMBER: (330) 659-2401
Process one form for each student and each course at least three weeks prior to the starting date of the course.

Name: Last First Middle

Rank:

Gender: M / F DOB: / / SSN: MM DD YYYY Agency: Address:

- Daytime Phone: (

)________________

City: Agency’s Telephone Number: (

County: )

State: Agency Fax Number: ( )

Zip:

Course /Reservation Information: Course Title: Course Date(s): Course No: Total Cost:

Private security students will be charged $25.00 per day in addition to the normal cost of tuition. Registered enrollees who do not attend and did not cancel the registration four business days prior to the course will be charged an administrative fee equal to one-half the total course fee. Do you have any medical condition or special needs which we should know about? If yes, please explain. Yes No

Billing Information: Confirmation of enrollment and billing is sent to this address. It is the responsibility of the addressee listed below to provide proper notification to the student enrolled. Name: Billing Address: City: County: State: Zip: E-mail confirmation to: ____________________________________________________________________ Student e-mail address to receive notices of future training:
Agreement: The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy will provide instruction in the course under competent instructors and assumes no responsibility other than the opportunity to learn under supervision. The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, and the Office of the Attorney General are hereby relieved of liability. All courses are subject to cancellation. Enrollment in a course constitutes an acceptance of this agreement and the conditions stated. Registered enrollees who do not attend and do not cancel the registration four business days prior to the course will be charged and administrative fee equal to one-half the total course fee.

Title:

Applicant's Signature*

Chief/Sheriff/Authorizing/Supervisor Signature*

Date

*Signatures indicate approval for attendance, billing and of Agreement, as well as verification of applicant’s affiliation with agency.

Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy 1650 S.R. 56 SW P.O. Box 309 London, OH 43140 (740) 845-2700 Toll Free: (800) 346-7682 FAX: (740) 845-2675

STATE OF OHIO
Office of the Attorney General

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