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CONFERENCE

2017 OCPA Annual Training Conference

MARCH 20-22, 2017

EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL COLUMBUS-DUBLIN
5100 UPPER METRO PLACE, DUBLIN, OH 43017

Download Conference Booklet [.PDF]

Download Conference Breakout Sessions [.PDF]



What OCPA Is All About

The Ohio Crime Prevention Association [OCPA] was incorporated as a nonprofit association in 1977. OCPA was founded by a core group of crime prevention officers in Columbus with the goal of promoting the practice and profession of crime prevention within law enforcement and Ohio’s communities. We are a not-for-profit, membership-supported organization representing public-and private-sector crime prevention partners. OCPA, the professional voice on crime prevention in Ohio and a partner in the national program, is the largest state crime prevention association in the nation and in 2016 will celebrate our 39th anniversary of helping to make communities safer places to live, work, and raise a family.

Today with members from around the state representing law enforcement and the private sector, businesses, government agencies and the public at large, OCPA develops and advances a continuum of educational opportunities, resources, programs, and networks in an effort to prevent crime in Ohio.

OCPA supports the national model for crime prevention. This definition identifies that crime prevention: is a pattern of attitudes and behaviors; is directed at reducing the threat of crime; enhances the sense of safety and security; positively influences the quality of life in society; helps develop environments where crime cannot flourish.

The mission of the OCPA is to: Coordinate the efforts of members representing law enforcement, government, corporate, social service, educators, the media, faith and citizen partners into a cohesive effective force, dedicated to building safer communities; Provide progressive, professional training on all aspects of crime prevention and community policing; Gather a wide range of crime prevention and community policing resources; Promote the beliefs of crime prevention and principles of community policing through the development of comprehensive publications and manuals; Serve as a supportive authority and technical advisor to law enforcement agencies on crime prevention, community policing and related issues; Collaborate with all levels of government and other organizations to maximize information sharing and resources to achieve the common goal of safer communities; Prepare a cadre of presenters to train the community in effective crime prevention strategies and ways to localize initiatives to best meet the needs of a specific area; Lead, at the state and national level, crime prevention projects with far-reaching, long-term community benefits; Advocate for legislative action on a range of crime prevention measures, to institutionalize crime prevention as a way of life in Ohio.

"Professional Voice of Crime Prevention In Ohio Since 1977"



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OCPA conferences consistently provide participants with professional crime prevention training and a uniquely structured agenda that emphasizes peer networking as a valuable learning tool. From nationally recognized keynotes, to workshops on current crime prevention trends and topics, you will receive training and materials to more effectively build safer communities. Training at the conference this year will consist of breakout sessions and more advanced training sessions.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Crime Prevention Practitioners & Specialists
  • Community Policing Officers
  • Homeland Security Analyst
  • Intelligence & Crime Analyst
  • School Resource Officers
  • DARE Officers
  • Law Enforcement Administration
  • Health Care and Social Service Providers
  • Loss Prevention Managers
  • Government Officials
  • University Professors and Students
  • Concerned Citizens and Citizen Volunteers
  • Volunteers In Public Service
  • American Society for Industrial Security Members
  • Law Enforcement Personnel
  • Community Liaison Officers

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Presentations by national, federal, and state representatives on various crime prevention topics
  • Specialists, speakers and trainers with cutting-edge and practical expertise consisting of breakout sessions and more advanced training sessions for crime prevention practitioners and community leaders
  • Opportunities to network with colleagues from across the state and nation
  • OCPA training conferences receive great reviews from participants and many repeat attendees

TRAINING TOPICS

Training topics may consist of:

  • Care & Growing of Volunteers
  • Cops & Kids Day
  • Utilizing Crime Stoppers For Your Department
  • Restorative Justice
  • Railroad Crime & Operation Lifesaver
  • Hoarding
  • Scams Targeting Ohioans
  • Crime Mapping
  • RHF Active Shooter TOT
  • Nuisance Hotel Legislation
  • CPTED Ideas From A Landscape Architect
  • Missing Persons
  • Law Enforcement Contacts Foreign Nationals
  • Evidence Collection
  • Community Development As Public Safety Tool
  • Restorative Justice
  • Public Safety Officers Benefits Program
  • Heroin & Opiates
  • Implementing “Best Practice” Response to Domestic Violence
  • Getting The Truth
  • Medical Marijuana Impacts
  • Community Mindset-The Interaction of Leadership Style & African Philosophy

Download Conference Breakout Sessions [.PDF]

Conference Breakout Sessions will be confirmed and announced soon. When all training sessions are confirmed, we will be sending you the information, via a Constant Contact e-mail, plus it will be posted on our website: ocpa-oh.org. Please check the website for updates.



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CONFERENCE RATES

EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL COLUMBUS-DUBLIN
5100 UPPER METRO PLACE, DUBLIN, OH 43017

CONFERENCE FEE:
OCPA MEMBER - $281.00
NON-MEMBER - $331.00
Includes Conference Registration Fee, Training & Training Materials, Two Breakfast Buffets [Tuesday & Wednesday], Three Lunch Buffets [Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday], Beverage Station All Three Days, Networking Opportunities, Conference Giveaways, Door Prizes

ONE-DAY ONLY PACKAGE:
OCPA MEMBER - Monday, 3/20: $82; Tuesday, 3/21: $117.00; Wednesday, 3/22: $82
NON MEMBER - Monday, 3/20: $92; Tuesday, 3/21: $147.40; Wednesday, 3/22: $92
Includes One-Day Conference Registration Fee, Training Materials, Hot Lunch Buffet, Beverage Station, Networking Opportunities, Conference Giveaways



LODGING INFORMATION

EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL COLUMBUS-DUBLIN
Central Reservations: 800-200-9219 or Hotel Direct: 614-790-9000
Group Code: CPV
Discounted Room Rate Cut Off Date: FEBRUARY 25, 2017
Web page address is: http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/C/CMHESES-CPV-20170319/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

LODGING RATE: $134.00 PER NIGHT [State & Local Tax 17.5% per room/per night]]
All attendees will be responsible for making their own lodging arrangements and payment of the expenses incurred. Room rates are for one to four guests in each room. There is a 48 hour cancellation/change policy for reservations. All reservations must be made prior to the Discounted Room Rate Cut Off Date in order to take advantage of the group rate.

Food & Beverage included with lodging: Free made-to-order breakfast, including fresh omelets, bacon, fruit and oatmeal; complimentary Evening Reception, featuring free drinks and snacks. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes. If your accommodations will be paid by a government agency or tax exempt organization/association, the hotel can arrange credit card authorizations or check payment with the individual/agency as long as the Embassy Suites has a form of payment prior to February 25, 2017, Discounted Room Rate Cut Off Date. Please advise them that you are tax-exempt when you make your reservation.

Check in time is 4:00 p.m. and check out is 12:00 p.m. The hotel also offers complimentary parking and wireless internet access.

Hotel Amenities: Spacious two-room suites feature comfortable and convenient amenities, including: Private bedroom, Separate living room with a comfortable sleeper sofa and a dining/work space; Two flat-panel TVs and Wi-Fi; In room microwave, coffeemaker and mini-fridge; In-room coffee and teas; Complimentary 24/7 fitness center and indoor pool, and casual dinner service at our full-service restaurant, located on-site.


Download Conference Registration Form

MAIL, E-MAIL, or ONLINE

OHIO CRIME PREVENTION ASSOCIATION • PO BOX 174 • LAKEVIEW, OH 43331
P [740] 417.9027 • F [740] 417.9118
INFO@OCPA-OH.ORG

REGISTER ONLINE


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AGENDA

SUNDAY, MAY 8

4:00 pm – 6:00 pmEarly Registration Check-In
6:00 pm – 8:00 pmTraining: Crime Prevention Today
8:00 pm – 10:00 pmMembers Meet Members Networking

MONDAY, MAY 9

8:00 amRegistration Check-In
9:00 am – 5:00 pmExhibitor Showcase
9:00 am – 9:30 amOpening Ceremony
9:30 am – 11:30 amIntroduction To Crime Prevention Training
Breakout Session I: 3 Workshops
11:30 am – 1:30 pmOCPA Past President’s & Special Guest Recognition
OCPA Annual Awards Program
Lunch [Included in Conference Registration]
1:30 pm – 2:00 pmOCPA Membership Meeting
2:00 pm – 5:00 pmIntroduction To Crime Prevention Training
2:15 pm – 4:45 pmBreakout Session II: 3 Workshops
4:45 pm – 5:15 pm Voting
8:00 pm – 10:30 pmMembers Meet Members Networking

TUESDAY, MAY 10

6:45 am – 8:00 amBreakfast [Included in Conference Registration]
7:30 am – 8:00 amVoting
8:00 am – 4:00 pmExhibitor Showcase [Entire Day]
8:00 am – 5:00 pmIntroduction To Crime Prevention Training
9:00 am – 4:30 pmVolunteer In Police Service Training
8:00 am – 10:00 amBreakout Session III: 3 Workshops
10:15 am – 12:15 pm Breakout Session IV: 3 Workshops
12:15 pm – 1:15 pmLunch [Included in Conference Registration]
1:15 pm – 3:15 pmBreakout Session V: 3 Workshops
3:30 pm – 5:00 pmBreakout Session VI: 3 Workshops
8:00 pm – 10:30 pmMembers Meet Members Networking

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

6:45 am – 8:00 amBreakfast [Included in Conference Registration]
8:00 am – 5:00 pmIntroduction To Crime Prevention Training
8:00 am – 10:00 amBreakout Session VII: 3 Workshops
10:15 am – 12:15 pmBreakout Session VIII: 3 Workshops
12:15 pm – 2:30 pmLunch [Included in Conference Registration]
General Session
Installation of 2016-2017 Board of Directors
Raffle – Closing – Certificates of Completion

OCPA GUN RAFFLE

GIFT CARD CAN BE USED TOWARDS A GUN OF YOUR CHOICE,
ANYTHING IN THE STORE OR CASH - $350 VALUE

TICKETS: $1 EACH OR 6 FOR $5

The winner will be drawn at the OCPA 40th Annual Training Conference on March 22, 2017. To purchase tickets: Call the OCPA Office at 740.417.9027; via email at info@ocpa-oh.org or contact a local OCPA District Representative or Board Member [information listed below]; or send payment for tickets to OCPA, PO Box 174, Lakeview, OH 43331 and tickets will be mailed to you.

President Chris Pawelski Board Emeritus Hugh Bennett
Dayton Police Department Akron Police Department, Retired
Christopher.pawelski@daytonohio.gov hbenn195@aol.com

Vice-President John Davis District One Pierre LaRose
Centerville Police Department Westerville Division of Police
jdavis@centervilleohio.gov pierre.larose@westerville.org

Secretary Becky Gaytko District Two Tim Saltzman
Dayton Police Department Hancock County Sheriff’s Office
rebecca.gaytko.@daytonohio.gov TJSaltzman@co.hancock.oh.us

Treasurer Bruce Fedor District Three Glenn Dugas
Willoughby Police Department Valley View Police Department
bfedor@willoughbypolice.com vvpd7384@yahoo.com

Past President Vickie Yendriga District Four Josef Ture
Aurora Police Department Springdale Police Department
yendrigav@auroraoh.comjture@springdale.org

President’s Council Liaison John DiPietroDistrict Five Dave Weber
Miami Township Police Department, RetiredRoss County Sheriff’s Office
majjohn@sbcglobal.netd.webber@rosssheriff.com


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ANNUAL AWARDS

Crime prevention is everyone’s business. It is the responsibility of all levels of government and communities. It is linked with solving social problems and is far more than security. Crime prevention requires a central position in law enforcement. It is cost-effective and may be tailored to local needs and conditions. Ultimately, crime prevention improves the quality of life for residents and empowers them to build a better future in their communities.

The Ohio Crime Prevention Association Annual Awards recognize and honor law enforcement and community partners for their exceptional efforts toward preventing crime, while educating and involving their communities in effective, long-lasting prevention strategies. The 2016 Crime Prevention Awards will be presented to award recipients at the OCPA 40th Annual Conference Awards Program at the Embassy Suites Hotel Dublin located in Dublin, Ohio on Monday, March 20, 2017.

OCPA AWARD CATEGORIES

  • OHIO CRIME PREVENTION PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR
    • LAW ENFORCEMENT
    • NON LAW ENFORCEMENT
  • OHIO CRIME PREVENTION SPECIAL PROJECT AWARD

OCPA AWARD CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS

OHIO CRIME PREVENTION PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR

  • Ohio Crime Prevention Association member.
  • Private or public sector crime and loss prevention, non law enforcement and law enforcement. There will be one award in the Non Law Enforcement category and the Law Enforcement category. Crime prevention or community policing a major aspect of current employment.
  • Exemplary commitment to improving the quality of life through crime prevention efforts.

OHIO CRIME PREVENTION SPECIAL PROJECT AWARD

  • Awarded to an agency or municipality that defines and problem solves an issue utilizing distinct and effective measures.
  • Project must have been active in 2016.

Submit your Award Applications via email to INFO@OCPA-OH.ORG no later than February 1, 2017.

OCPA AWARD SUMMARIES

Award summaries should provide a comprehensive description of the individual, project or strategy being nominated for this year’s award. Consider the following questions before writing your summary. Summaries may be no longer than three double-spaced, single-sided typed pages. DOES YOUR SUMMARY . . .

  • Describe the scope of the nominee’s past and current involvement in successful crime prevention and policing initiatives, including those at the city, county or state level?

  • Detail the nominee’s crime prevention responsibilities, and commitment to the community being served?

  • Identify positive changes in the community because of the nominee’s work?

  • Include a summary of the crime prevention project, community policing or homeland security strategy, and related goals and accomplishments?

  • Relate how and why the project began?

  • Explain how the project or initiative is funded?

  • Provide information on the number of community partners, or residents involved in the crime prevention, community policing or homeland security initiative?

  • Explain how progress of the project, initiative or strategy is determined?

  • Describe the strategy employed to implement the project, initiative or strategy?

  • Provide information on evaluation of the project, initiative or strategy?

  • Answer why the nominated individual, project, initiative or strategy is most deserving of the award?

OCPA AWARD GUIDELINES

ENTRY FORM AND AWARD SUMMARY [REQUIRED] - SUPPORTING MATERIALS [OPTIONAL]

Award nominations will be disqualified if all rules are not followed.

  1. Entry forms and award summaries must be typed.

  2. Submit a separate entry form for each award nomination submitted.

  3. Submit your Award Applications via email to INFO@OCPA-OH.ORG no later than February 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

  4. Award summaries may be up to three double-spaced, single-sided pages in length.

  5. You may submit any supporting materials that you believe support your entry. You need only submit one set of supporting materials. Please note that these materials will not be returned.

  6. There will be one award recipient in the award category Ohio Crime Prevention Special Project Award and two award recipients in the award category Ohio Crime Prevention Practitioner of the Year. Honorable mentions will be awarded at the discretion of the awards judges.

  7. The 2017 Ohio Crime Prevention Association awards panel includes individuals involved in statewide crime prevention and policing activities. The OCPA President and awards judges are ineligible to submit nominations or receive awards.

  8. For publicity purposes, you may include with your award packet the name of the nominee’s state senator and representative.

  9. Award recipients from 2016 are ineligible to receive an award in the same award category in 2017. They may, however, submit or receive nominations for other award category.

  10. Award recipients will receive a complimentary Award Luncheon for themselves and their guest(s).

  11. Entries must be received via email by February 1, 2017 – 5 pm. For questions regarding the OCPA Annual Awards or Annual Conference, contact OCPA at 740.417.9027 or by e-mail at INFO@OCPA-OH.ORG.


DOWNLOAD ANNUAL AWARDS ENTRY FORM

MAIL OR E-MAIL ENTRY FORM WITH COMPLETED AWARD PACKET TO

OHIO CRIME PREVENTION ASSOCIATION • PO BOX 174 • LAKEVIEW, OH 43331
P [740] 417.9027 • F [740] 417.9118
INFO@OCPA-OH.ORG



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EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

OCPA EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE
  • MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
    9 AM – 5:00 PM

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017
    8 AM – 4 PM

We would like to invite all interested exhibitors to display their services and products on Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Conference Exhibitor Showcase. Exhibit hours will be Monday, March 20th from 9 am to 5:00 pm and Tuesday, March 21st from 8 am to 4 pm. Set-up time will be Monday, March 20th from 7:30 am-9:00 am, with tear down on Tuesday, March 21st at 4:00 pm. The Exhibitor Showcase will be held in the training area of the Embassy Suites Hotel Dublin located at 5100 Upper Metro Place in Dublin, OH 43017. This is a tremendous opportunity to share your resources with members of the country’s largest state crime prevention organizations, at the country’s largest state crime prevention conference.

The cost for Non-Profit Organizations to exhibit is $75 and For-Profit Organizations to exhibit is $250 and government agencies can exhibit at no charge. Space is limited. Exhibitors will be taken on a first-come-first-served basis. Exhibitor benefits include a conference registration list with names and addresses, invitation to the hospitality suite, opportunity to promote your products and services to professionals, listing in all conference publications and a copy of the conference schedule of events/information.

Download Exhibitor Agreement Form

MAIL OR E-MAIL THIS AGREEMENT TO

OHIO CRIME PREVENTION ASSOCIATION • PO BOX 174 • LAKEVIEW, OH 43331
P [740] 417.9027 • F [740] 417.9118
INFO@OCPA-OH.ORG



ADVERTISER INFORMATION

Make a difference in Ohio communities and crime prevention efforts through your advertisement.
Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to reach Ohio law enforcement professionals with your products and services.

We would like to encourage businesses and organizations to advertise in our official conference publication that is received by every law enforcement agency in the state of Ohio, other Ohio and national associations and organizations and the OCPA membership, which is a diverse group representing law enforcement agencies, government offices, businesses, the faith community and resident groups.

To be included in the conference agenda publication that all conference attendees receive at the conference, you must submit your ad copy with payment by APRIL 18, 2016. Your advertiser information/ad will also be posted on our web-site upon receipt. Please provide ad copy for the publication [special copy for size purchased, letterhead, or business card]. Otherwise, your ad will be printed with the information as shown. Please check this invoice for correct spelling and information. Contributions to OCPA are not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes. However, payments may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense.

CONFERENCE PUBLICATION ADVERTISING RATES

Ad SizeRateAd SizeRate
Full Page$300 1/4 Page$65
3/4 Page$2251/8 Page$40
Half Page$1501/10 Page$25
Full Year on Website w/any ad$75Full Year on Website$100

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MAIL OR FAX THIS AGREEMENT TO

OHIO CRIME PREVENTION ASSOCIATION • PO BOX 174 • LAKEVIEW, OH 43331
P [740] 417.9027 • F [740] 417.9118



CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP

Platinum Sponsor $2,500: Crime Prevention Awards Sponsor

  • Logo and title sponsorship listing on all printed materials associated with the conference and on OCPA’s website
  • Promotional item/flyer of your choosing and providing to be included in Conference Registration Packets
  • Conference banner of your providing placed in General Session area
  • Option to present an Award at the OCPA Conference
  • Company name included in general conference press releases
  • Logo listing on all event specific conference signage
  • E-mail addresses for all registered attendees
  • One complimentary exhibit booth space
  • Full-page ad in the conference program

Gold Sponsor $1,500: Crime Prevention Association Awards Luncheon

  • Conference banner of your providing placed in Awards Luncheon Area
  • E-mail addresses for all registered attendees
  • One complimentary exhibit booth space
  • Half-page ad in the conference program

Silver Sponsor $1,000

  • Logo acknowledgment on all printed materials associated with the event and on OCPA’s website.
  • One complimentary exhibit booth space

Bronze Sponsor $375

  • Promotional item/flyer of your choosing and providing to be included in Conference Registration Packets
  • Logo listing in program as a break sponsor – ¼ page ad
  • One complimentary exhibit booth space

In-Kind Sponsor

  • If you have a concept for an in-kind sponsorship from your company, please let us know. We will assess the level of contribution and work with you to make sure you receive appropriate recognition.

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MAIL OR E-MAIL THIS AGREEMENT TO

OHIO CRIME PREVENTION ASSOCIATION • PO BOX 174 • LAKEVIEW, OH 43331
P [740] 417.9027 • F [740] 417.9118

INFO@OCPA-OH.ORG



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INTRODUCTION TO CRIME PREVENTION TRAINING

MARCH 20-22, 2017
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL COLUMBUS-DUBLIN
5100 UPPER METRO PLACE, DUBLIN, OH 43017


The Ohio Crime Prevention Association will be hosting their three-day INTRODUCTION TO CRIME PREVENTION COURSE© in conjunction with the 2017 OCPA Annual Training Conference. Those who register for the Introduction To Crime Prevention Training will complete the training and exam process during these three days; plus they will also be able to interact with some of the Conference events and networking opportunities. The Introduction To Crime Prevention Course© is for law enforcement professionals interested in beginning crime prevention initiatives or those interested in refreshing their knowledge.

Effective Crime Prevention has been seen as a key strategy in reducing crime and violence in our communities. The course is tailored to the needs of today’s crime prevention and community policing practitioners, and places great emphasis on programmatic initiatives giving the practitioners the knowledge, tools and resources to do their jobs successfully.

Crime Prevention is the anticipation, recognition and the appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce it. Crime Prevention means working in partnership, rather than in isolation, and working with concerned citizens to address ways to prevent crime and drug abuse. It means communities and individual citizens learning how to protect themselves and to work together to keep their neighborhoods crime and drug free. It means law enforcement working with communities, businesses, and service organizations to develop action plans based on information about crime and other problems.


TOPICAL INSTRUCTION INCLUDES:

  • History Theory of Practice of Crime Prevention: Historical Overview, Theory and Practice

  • Professional Resources & Development: Community Programs, Youth Issues and Programs, Crime Analysis, Crime Prevention Marketing, Presentation and Facilitation, Time Management, Identity and Nurture Potential Leaders, Challenges

  • Homeland Security: Emergency Response Security

  • Physical Security: Burglary Prevention, Facility Security, Farm/Rural Crime Prevention, Loss Prevention, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

  • Personal Safety and Security: Personal Safety, Crime Prevention for Youth, Crime Prevention for Seniors, Prevention of Cyber Crimes, Violence Prevention

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Crime Prevention Practitioners and Loss Prevention Managers; Crime & Loss Prevention Professionals interested in refreshing their knowledge; Community Policing Officers, DARE Officers, School Resource Officers and other interested law enforcement personnel; Citizens involved in Community Policing or Crime Prevention Efforts; and Chief’s & Sheriff’s interested in starting Crime Prevention programs in their communities.

TRAINING COSTS:

Same Price as Conference Attendance. Training will be held daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Training cost covers training and training materials. The Crime Prevention Specialist Exam [$50 Fee] will be offered the last day of the course. For further information and details on how to become an OCPA Certified Crime Prevention Specialist, please visit the OCPA web-site at www.ocpa.oh.org.

LODGING:

If lodging is needed, please refer to the information in the booklet that will provide you with all the information that you need to make lodging arrangements.


Download the Registration Form for this Training

MAIL, E-MAIL, or ONLINE

OHIO CRIME PREVENTION ASSOCIATION • PO BOX 174 • LAKEVIEW, OH 43331
P [740] 417.9027 • F [740] 417.9118
INFO@OCPA-OH.ORG

Register Online


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