Oregon Police Canine Association

2019 Fall Seminar


Oregon Police Canine Association

September 23rd-25TH, 2019

Seven Feathers Casino Resort 
146 Chief Miwaleta Lane
Canyonville, OR 97417

Room rates: $95/night Sunday Wednesday . 
There is a 12% tax rate per night. 

When reserving a room,  call 1-888-677-7771 or you may book online at www.sevenfeathers.com 
Mention you are with the Oregon Police Canine Association Seminar or use group ID 685. 
Our block of rooms will be held until September 2, 2019. 



Handler, Working K9 at Seminar: $350.00

Handler, Not Working K9 at Seminar (Classroom only): $50.00 

Supervisor, Working K9 at Seminar: $350.00

Supervisor, Not Working K9 at Seminar: $50.00

OPCA Trainers, $35.00 


*After September 8th, 2019 all registrations (with the exception of the Decoys) will increase by $100.00 


This registration session will allow you to complete the required information and submit payment. Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately. To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account information available.  Following the completion of this registration, you will see a charge on your account from OPCA. You may also choose to pay your fees by check, either by mail or in person at check-in. 

Detection Guest Speaker: Mark Kaufmann

Mark Kaufmann is currently the civilian trainer for the 2nd Ranger Battalion's Multi-Purpose Canine (MPC) program. He has served over 11 years within the Special Operations K9 community. Five years were actively handling and deploying while assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment with the past six in the civilian trainer position. He has trained over 250 dogs in all aspects of patrol, explosive detection, and tracking. He has deployed ten times to combat zones in both a civilian and military capacity. Mr. Kaufmann has also trained and conducted over 20 seminars for Law Enforcement Agencies throughout the nation at both local and federal levels. Mr. Kaufmann’s primary approach to training is behavioral. He attempts to teach canines to learn and function as independently as possible to perform in difficult environments and off-set the inevitability of human error, especially relevant to detection. Mr. Kaufmann’s philosophies and methodologies have led to the capture and discovery of countless hidden combatants and explosives throughout the course of his career. 

Patrol Guest Speaker: Bill Lewis

"Liability and Leadership

This one-day presentation for the  will be divided into four sections related to K9 operations and liability for handlers, trainers, and supervisors;  Reasons We Get in Trouble, Leadership Challenges in the K9 Unit, Report Writing & Training Documentation, and Testing & Evaluations.

Sergeant Bill Lewis II (Retired) with over 40 years of law enforcement and instructor experience related to patrol operations, K9, SWAT, supervision, and leadership.  He has published various articles relating to legal trends, case decisions, K9 teams and K9 programs.  He started working with K9 teams in 1980 as a decoy and later as a handler, supervisor, instructor, trial judge, consultant, unit evaluator, certifying official and expert witness - over 29 years of K9 experience.   He is the author of the "Reasons We Get in Trouble" periodicals and instructor for "Canine Liability 360."?




Please direct questions to:

Anthony Bastinelli


Phone: (503) 998-7020