March 1, 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.

MEET  TWO OF OUR CONFERENCE PRESENTERS (highly recommended by OSSA who had them speak at their recent annual conference):

Please note, this particular presentation is available to and recommended for spouses and significant others of those  who are attending the conference. We are hoping that the information on trauma - identifying it, making sense of it, and addressing it - will be of great value. Encourage your loved ones to join us for this presentation. We will make sure there are additional chairs available! 

Matt Quackenbush, LCSW
Deer Hollow's Director of Education & Trainings

Matt Quackenbush has nearly two decades of experience in the mental health arena. He is the owner and creator of Finding Strength and the Finding Strength Method, a cutting-edge therapeutic treatment approach. As Deer Hollow’s Director of Education and Trainings he travels the Nation with a team of fellow passionate healers, on a mission to educate all who are willing to listen that there is hope available to any who suffer from trauma. Using many different mediums to accomplish this aim, Matt is also the host of the critically acclaimed podcast the Finding Strength Podcast, available anywhere you get your podcasts. Read More

Topic: “Making Sense of Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress”
Using the latest research in neuroscience and mental health treatment, Matt Quackenbush, LCSW, a seasoned and expert clinician with over a decade of experience working with first responders and veterans, will teach us what trauma and stress are and what we can do about it. You will leave with a new skill set and new tools to be able to reduce your anxiety and better respond to stress, and 
most importantly understand what to do if you or someone you know is suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD or other mental health issues.

Jared Nesary
Yakima PD Officer (Ret.), Speaker

Jared Nesary is a United States Marine Corps Veteran with 22 years in law enforcement. Jared worked the majority of his patrol assignment on a swing or graveyard shift. Jared spent 9 years on SWAT, 10 years on Honor Guard, handled two Patrol K-9’s “Bruno” and “Yogi” (Da-Bear) was a Gang Officer, School Resource Officer, Peer Support Officer, and was the Department Training Officer, Lead Active Shooter/Rescue Task Force Instructor and the Lead De-Escalation Instructor for the Yakima Police Department when he retired in December 2020. Read More

Topic: "You Are Never Alone" - A Personal Story of Survival, Courage, and Vulnerability
Jared will share his personal battle with PTSD, and what healing looks like after residential treatment. His courage to ask for help, which in his words saved his life and career. “You are never alone” is a personal story of survival, courage and vulnerability and a great reminder to all that no matter how dark the darkness gets or how far you have fallen, you are never alone in this battle. Jared survived PTSD and won his life back.



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 TODAY, March 1, 2023. Click here for more information on the available awards, award recipients, and a link to the nomination form.

OACP Training Center

Check out our new training center by logging into the members only area of the website and clicking on the Training tab in the upper blue ribbon. We've added a package called "Additional Training Opportunities." This will contain information regarding training, seminars, and conferences NOT hosted by OACP that we think would benefit our members. Take some time to explore the site and let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.

Oregon News


Never sacrifice safety for rapport
Robert King (Past Conference Presenter)
Very early in my career, I was stabbed during a traffic stop. The stop was for a minor violation; unbeknownst to me, the occupants had recently committed an armed robbery.
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Kotek names new chair to help steer liquor control commission away from scandal
Oregon Capital Chronicle
Marvin Révoal, who has served on the board for nine years, assumed the role Friday. 
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State proposal would allow convictions to be overturned based on new science
Oregon Capital Chronicle
Sometimes the job of legislating involves weighing not just one interest or two but a whole group of them, all competing against each other – even when the core issue seems simple.
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National News


Kentucky state police cadet class largest since 2014
U.S. News & World Report
The agency welcomed 103 cadets on Sunday, which is the largest class to arrive for training since 2014, a statement from the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.
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Eastside Wilmas armed gang members with ghost guns in L.A. Harbor area, authorities say
Los Angeles Times
Federal agents and Los Angeles police detectives uncovered a supply line of custom-made, untraceable ghost guns being built to arm gang members on the streets of Wilmington, authorities said Monday.
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DHS S&T’s Biometric Tech Rally Highlights Efficacy of Group Facial Recognition Systems
Executive Gov
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has released findings from the 2022 Biometric Technology Rally, an annual event that tested and compared facial recognition systems.
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