Upcoming events

    • Thursday, August 24, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Westerville Police Department * 29 S State St. * Westerville, OH 43081

    • Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Euclid

    • Friday, September 15, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Miami Township Police Department * 5900 McPicken Drive * Milford, OH * 45150

    • Thursday, October 19, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, October 20, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Delaware Community Center YMCA * 1121 South Houk Road * Delaware, OH 43015

    The Ohio Crime Prevention Association will be hosting a two-day training opportunity for law enforcement  professionals interested in learning a fundamental approach to creating effective security surveys.  By developing a systematic methodology to risk assessment, the officer can effectively standardize his processes while still customizing the instrument for the individual client.  This course is designed with the Crime Prevention Specialist and community policing officer in mind.  This specialized training will help officers develop an understanding of what should and should not be included in a survey and give them a practical means of effectively communicating their findings to clients.

    Assessing real estate liability is a core discipline for the crime prevention specialist and this course charts a starting point for developing the skills to effectively look at the built environment with an eye toward risk management. 


    • A Basic Crime Prevention Review 
      • Target Hardening
      • Defensible space
      • Territorial Reinforcement
      • Natural Surveillance
      • Access Control
    • Understanding the Crime Prevention Triangle
    • What Should and should not be included in a security survey
    • Disclaimers - How and why they need to be included
      • The Liability Disclaimer
      • The Security Document / Public Disclosure Protection Disclaimer
    • Developing a basic, standardized format for the instrument
    • Understanding Security by Depth (The Bullseye approach)
    • The Three L's of Security
      • Light (and the importance of how we perceive it)
      • Locks
      • Landscaping
    • The need for good photography in a security survey
    • Understanding the specific needs of different types of clients
      • Residential
      • Business
      • Faith Based Organizations
      • Government Facilities

    This course involves one and one half days of classroom study and a half day on location conducting a security survey of a pre-selected location.  Students will develop and submit a security survey utilizing the skills developed in the classroom. 


    Crime Prevention Officers - School Resource Officers - Community Policing Officers - Law Enforcement Personnel - D.A.R.E. Officers - University/College Law Enforcement - Chiefs and Sheriff's - Human Resource Personnel - Risk Reduction Managers - Security Teams - Loss Prevention Officers


    This training was developed  and will be presented by Tom Wagner, CPS, ACPP.  Tom recently retired from  Montgomery Police Department and is a member of OCPA, plus he served on the OCPA Board of Directors.  OCPA instructors are experienced law enforcement officers who have earned the OCPA Crime Prevention Specialist designation.  Our presenters are well versed in matters of crime prevention and safety, and are committed to presenting our courses using a professional, informative and insightful approach.

    • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Goodwill Easter Seals of Miami Valley - 660 S. Main Street, Dayton OH 45402


    Safety Town is an interactive educational program that is designed to educate children on a variety of safety topics and techniques that can be utilized in real life situations. The program is geared for children between the ages of four and five years of age and entering kindergarten.


    Our presentation will cover topics to educate attendees, groups, organizations, agencies, or individuals that are interested in developing, sponsoring, or implementing a safety program for your town.


    • Who is involved in Safety Town
    • Educational Topics Presented in Safety Town
    • Locations of Safety Town
    • Budgets
    • Schedules
    • Volunteers
    • Resources


    Whether you have an established program and looking for new ideas or wanting to implement a new program this training course can help.

    Preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States.  Every year thousands of families lose a child because of a preventable injury.  Millions more children are injured every year.  In the United States nearly 9 million children are treated for injuries in an emergency department ever year. Teaching children to be safe starting at a young age can help prevent these eye opening statistics.


    Crime Prevention Practitioners - Community Policing Officers - DARE Officers - School Resource Officers - School PTO Members - YMCA  - City Parks & Recreation - Civic Organizations:  Rotary, Lions, Optimist Clubs - Citizens interested in starting a Safety Town in their community 


    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.

    • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • TBD

    • Friday, November 17, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Vandalia Police Department * 245 JE Bohanan Dr. * Vandalia, Ohio * 45377

    • Thursday, December 14, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    • Friday, January 19, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Police Department * 2300 Ferguson Rd * Cincinnati, Ohio * 45238


Advanced CPTED

Advanced Crime Prevention - 4 Day Course


Cults, Occult & Deviant Behavior

Current Banking Trends & Issues

Healthcare, Fraud, Waste & Abuse

House of Worship

Human Trafficking

Indentity Theft

Introduction to Crime Prevention - 3 Day Course

Neighborhood & Business Watch

Security Surveys & Assesment

Sexting, Cyberbullying & Social Media

The Citizen Police Academy


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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