January: Introduction to Crime Prevention Training & CPS Certification with the OCPA

The Ohio Crime Prevention Association will be offering a three-day Introduction to Crime Prevention Course for sworn and non-sworn professionals interested in beginning crime initiatives or those interested in refreshing their knowledge.

Ohio Crime Prevention Association - OCPA

Register through the OCPA

$299 Registration Fee
January 29-31, 2020
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Loveland Police Department

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.

This 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 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.

Topics to be Covered

  • History and Theory of Crime Prevention:  Historical overview, theory, and practice
  • Professional Resource and Development:  Community programs, youth programs, crime analysis, crime prevention marketing, presentation and facilitation, time management, identify and growing potential leaders, and challenges
  • Homeland Security:  Emergency Response Security
  • Physical Security:  Burglary prevention, facility security, farm/rural crime prevention, loss prevention, crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED)
  • Personal Safety and Security:  Personal safety, crime prevention for youth, crime prevention for seniors, prevention of cyber crimes, and violence prevention

Crime Prevention Specialist Designation

After successfully completing this course and passing the written exam, attendees will be recommended to the Ohio Crime Prevention Association Board of Directors to be approved for the designation of Crime Prevention Specialist.  For more information on the CPS process and overview, please click here.


Instructors are know in their profession throughout Ohio with multiple years of experience 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.

Who Should Attend

Crime Prevention Officers * School Resource Officers * Community Policing Officers * Law Enforcement Personnel * DARE Officers * University/Campus Law Enforcement * Leadership * Human Resource Personnel * Risk Reduction Managers * Security Teams * Safety Managers and Directors * Neighborhood Watch Leaders * Civic Leaders * Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni

Training Information

Training will be held daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m at the Loveland Police Department starting Wednesday, January 29th and runs through Friday, January 31st.  The Crime Prevention Specialist Exam is included with registration cost and will be offered on the last day of the course.  Training registration includes:  training materials, exam fees, and 1 year membership to the OCPA.

Training Costs

$299 for the 3-day course.

Registration & Information

Visit the OCPA Site


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