February 22, 2023


April 4 - 7

Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center
Bend, Oregon


Members: $340
Non-members: $360
Registration will increase by $20 on March 20. Unfortunately once we submit the meal count to the conference center, we will not be able to issue refunds at that time. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. If a refund is needed, please request it prior to Tuesday, March 28 and we'd be glad to refund the full amount.

Rooms are available for $120 (per diem rate plus tax/fees) in OACP's room block through March 6. After that they are released to the public. Click here to reserve a room. Please note that though the reservation link indicates dates from Tuesday through Friday, you can easily choose Mon. night as well (if participating in committee meetings requires you to be there bright and early Tues morn!). Or, if you prefer, call 1-866-453-4480.


John Van Dreal
School Psychologist, Author, Threat Assessment Consultant

John Van Dreal is a school psychologist and the retired director of Safety and Risk Management Services for the Salem-Keizer School District. He continues his career consulting with school districts and communities on behavioral threat assessment systems and violence prevention. He has over 35 years of experience in threat assessment and management, psycho-educational evaluation, crisis intervention, behavioral intervention, and security and risk management systems consultation. In 1999, he began the development and implementation of the Salem-Keizer Cascade Model, a multi-agency student threat assessment system considered by experts to be a leading practice. Through that collaboration, he has worked daily with educators, law enforcement, trial court personnel, juvenile justice, and mental health personnel in preventive behavioral threat assessment—the management of youth and adult threats of aggression within the schools, institutions, and the community. Read More

Topic:"A Comprehensive System for Preventive Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management in the Schools”

Mr. Van Dreal will use his experience and expertise to give insight into recognizing and managing behavioral threats in schools.



OACP Award Program

The OACP Awards Banquet is fast approaching and we would love to be able to honor deserving members (and non-members) for their service to the OACP. Please consider nominating someone you believe merits this recognition. Award nominations are due March 1, 2023. Click here for more information on the available awards, award recipients, and a link to the nomination form.

OACP Training Center

An email was sent to all members regarding our new, more robust online training center platform. Simply log in to the members only area of the website and click on the Training tab in the upper blue ribbon and you'll be redirected to the training center. Take some time to explore the site and let us know if you have any questions or suggestions. We hope this adds tremendous value to your OACP membership.

Oregon News


Oregon cops should have at least 2 years of higher education, bill says
The Oregonian
A Portland lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require law enforcement officers to complete at least two years of higher education.
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2nd Amendment sanctuary measure overturned in Oregon
Local governments in Oregon can’t declare themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries and ban police from enforcing certain gun laws, a state appeals court decided Wednesday, in the first court case filed over a concept that hundreds of U.S. counties have adopted in recent years.
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National News


Seattle police to deploy social workers, behavioral health specialists alongside cops on some calls
The city of Seattle is testing out a new 911 response tactic which deploys social workers and behavioral health specialists alongside police officers.
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Exclusive: Discover to enable tracking of purchases at gun retailers from April
Discover Financial Services (DFS.N), a provider of credit cards, told Reuters it will allow its network to track purchases at gun retailers come April, making it the first among its peers to publicly give a date for moving ahead with the initiative, which is aimed at helping authorities probe gun-related crimes.
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The nation's largest federal law enforcement agency has new use-of-force rules. How much will change?
Last year, in an effort to fulfill his campaign promises of bold criminal justice reform, President Joe Biden issued an executive order he said would increase accountability for federal law enforcement agencies.
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