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The Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Association (O.P.B.A)

The Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Association (O.P.B.A) represents police departments  and law enforcement agencies throughout Ohio including ranking officers and chiefs.Membership in the O.P.B.A is limited to duly appointed, sworn police and law enforcement officers, correction officers and dispatchers of governmental or quasi-governmental police departments or police agencies or such retired officers, or dispatchers, located within the State of Ohio. This association exists to provide aid and protection to its members, for the education of its members, for the general welfare of its members and their families and for the betterment of police and people of their communities.




 

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10147 Royalton Rd. Suite J.
N. Royalton, OH  44133
Phone: 1-800-457-4190
1-440-237-7900
Fax: 1-440-237-6446


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2015 Membership Form

Find all our forms including the 2015 Membership Drive form on the forms link on the left navigational bar on the website or click here for the direct link



 

Law Enforcement Bulletin October 2014

Ohio Attorney General's Law Enforcement Bulletin

October 2014

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Search and Seizure (Community Caretaking Exception): State v. Barzacchini; State v. Hendrix; and State v. Leveck

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The community caretaking exception to the warrant requirement is only available when you have a reasonable, objective belief immediate assistance is needed to protect life or prevent serious injury.  Otherwise, you need a warrant.


Miranda (Public Safety Exception): State v. Brown

If you have an objectively reasonable need to protect yourself or the public from an immediate danger associated with a weapon, you can question a suspect without giving Miranda warnings.

Proper Protocol (Sting Operation, Receiving Stolen Property): Young v. Owens

When conducting a sting operation on a Receiving Stolen Property case, statute requires the seller to give an explicit representation to the buyer that the goods were stolen.

OPOTA Courses Available This November

 

The Attorney General’s Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) offers state-of-the-art courses led by expert instructors. Consider taking a course this November.