Owens Community College announced the establishment of a new Private Armed Security Training Academy.
The Private Armed Security Training Academy classes will occur at the College's Center for Emergency Preparedness, which is located on the Toledo-area Campus in Perrysburg Township.
During the seven-week program, Owens private armed security academy students will take courses in the role of private security personnel, overview of the legal system, criminal law, search and seizure, crisis situations, unarmed self defense, armed response, report writing, first aid/CPR, personnel security, crime prevention, patrol techniques and crowd control, among other curriculum. Participants will receive instruction from Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) approved law enforcement officials.
Upon completion of the program, graduates become eligible for certification as an Ohio private security officer. Curriculum is approved by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission and supported by American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International.