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    • Tuesday, August 30, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Thursday, September 01, 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • Whitehouse Police Dept., 6925 Providence St., Whitehouse, Ohio 43571
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    The Ohio Crime Prevention Association will be hosting a three-day Introduction to Crime Prevention Course for sworn and non-sworn 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. This comprehensive course is designed to address local community needs ranging from physical security to violence prevention. The course is tailored to the needs of today‚Äôs 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 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.


    History & Theory of Crime Prevention: Historical overview, theory, and practice

    Professional Resource & Development: Community programs, youth issues and

    programs, crime analysis, crime prevention marketing, presentation and facilitation, time management, identity and growing potential leaders, challenges

    Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design: Security Surveys

    Physical Security: Burglary prevention, facility security, farm/rural crime prevention, loss prevention

    Personal Safety and Security: Personal safety, crime prevention for youth, crime

    prevention for seniors, prevention of cyber-crimes, violence prevention


    Instructors are known in their profession throughout Ohio with multiple years of expertise in law enforcement, crime prevention, and loss prevention. All instructors for this course are Ohio Certified Crime Prevention Specialists, are active in their profession, and are members of and certified to instruct by the Ohio Crime Prevention Association.


    $349.00 for the 3-day course. Training will be held daily from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm with an open lunch. The Crime Prevention Specialist Exam (CPS) is included with registration cost and will be offered on the last day of the course. Training registration includes: training materials, networking opportunities, certificate of completion, with successful passing of exam; CPS certificate & uniform pin.  Lodging is the responsibility of each attendee.

    Download flyer:  2022 CPS Intro to Crime Prevention Whitehouse Ohio.pdf


    Contact Past President John DiPietro,CPS  john.dipietro@ocpa-oh.org

    • Saturday, October 15, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish 5900 Buckwheat Rd., Milford, Ohio 45150
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    Houses of Worship can be extremely vulnerable to active shooter attacks because of their location, population, and open door mentality.  There are certain steps the leadership team can take to minimize the risk of being involved in an active shooter incident and this training will not only cover those steps, but will also cover best practices to survive these types of incidents.


    In addition to active shooter incidents, there is a growing number of property crimes being committed against Houses of Worship, especially theft of funds, burglary, arson, and vandalism.  Even more disturbing, House of Worship members and staff are just as vulnerable to occurrences of personal and physical abuse as any other location.  Those intent on victimizing the vulnerable know that the forgiving culture and easy access environment of the House of Worship can inadvertently foster an opportune place to strike.  House of Worship leaders have the responsibility to conscientiously screen candidates, set boundaries, maintain an atmosphere of ethical behavior, and sustain a safe overall environment that is a hallmark of the House of Worship as a place of refuge and peace.


    Our presentation will cover topics to educate members, staff, leadership, and clergy on how to protect people and property; preventing accidents, injury, and neglect, safeguarding against loss from crime and theft of funds, protecting members and staff from abuse, liability, false claims, and lawsuits.  Protection of those entrusted to your care is a key element of a House of Worship.  Taking these additional, proactive steps will especially demonstrate your care and concern for the members, staff, and guests in your facility.


    • Active Shooter
    • Physical Security
    • Personal Security
    • Youth Safety and Programs
    • Risk Management and Emergency Operations Planning
    • Financial Security
    • Electronic, Data Security
    • Organizational Protocol
    • CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) & Other Crime Prevention Strategies


    This training course is designed to inform and educate those responsible for maintaining a safe environment for the people and property associated with churches, chapels, synagogues, temples, mosques, or any other place of worship we reverently call a House of Worship.  This course will assist in helping House of Worship leaders to learn how to prevent, avoid, and control various risks associated with the members, staff, guests, and buildings that make up your House of Worship.  Fortunately, most of the crime mentioned above are preventable!

    FBI statistics reveal that property crimes listed above are the primary ones that are costing Houses of Worship nearly 500 Million Dollars in lost funds and insurance costs, not to mention the loss of parishioners. 


    Clergy - Management - Security Teams - Staff - Religion Members - Crime Prevention Practitioners - Community Policing Officers


    OCPA  instructors are experienced law enforcement officers who have earned the Ohio Crime Prevention Association's Certified Prevention Specialist designation.  OCPA instructors are well versed in matters of crime prevention and safety, and are committed to presenting the course using a professional informative, and insightful approach.

    Questions:  Contact Past President John DiPietro,CPS, CLEE  john.dipietro@ocpa-oh.org


Introduction to Crime Prevention - 3 Day Course


Advanced CPTED

House of Worship


Tel: (740) 280-OCPA (6272)

Email:  info@ocpa-oh.org
Website:  www.ocpa-oh.org

P.O. Box 178 * Galloway, Ohio * 43119

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