Students considering a career in law enforcement can pursue such an opportunity at Owens Community College as the academic institution is now accepting applications for the upcoming fall Basic Peace Officer Academy Training Program on the Toledo and Findlay campuses.
During the seven-month program, Owens police academy students will take courses in patrol operations, firearms, defensive tactics, criminal investigation, constitutional law and physical conditioning using modern, high-tech police equipment. Participants will receive expert instruction from local police officers, sheriff's deputies and corrections officers, as well as state and federal agents.
In addition, coursework earned by police academy graduates will apply toward an associate degree at Owens in law enforcement.
Upon completion of the program, each student will receive a certificate from Owens. Curriculum for the college's police academy is approved by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission.
All requirements of the Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission must be met for certification. Application packets must be requested by May 17. Applications for fall academy classes should be completed and returned to the college during the week of June 18-21. Fall police academy program classes begin in August.
For more information, or to obtain an application packet, call (567) 661-7439 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7439.