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The Ohio Small Police Department Association

OTOA Active Threat Response: User Course

  • 17 Jun 2024
  • 08:00
  • 18 Jun 2024
  • 17:00
  • Drop Elementary School; Plain City, Ohio

Tuition for this course is 100% reimbursed to your agency

through the AG’s office Ohio School Safety Grant Program.

The OTOA Active Threat Response - User Course 16-hour course provides officers with the

principles and tactics necessary for an effective response to active threat/active killer events,

both individually and alongside other responding officers.

This unique program, specifically designed for front-line officers, blends evidence-driven

principles with practical tactics, emphasizing critical decision-making, legal use of force, and de-

escalation strategies, all while understanding human reactions under extreme stress.

Participants will gain insights into psychological responses in high-stress scenarios,

complemented by topics on the Constitutional Use of Force and coordination tactics with other


The course concludes with practical, reality-based scenarios that reinforce the application of

learned skills, particularly understanding stressed human behavior, ensuring readiness for real-

world challenges.

The Ohio Small Police Department Association is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) 


Jeffrey Ehasz, Executive Director

Phone: (912) 227-4440

Email: jehasz@ospda.org

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 283
Wellington, Ohio 44090

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