PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – 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 spring Basic Peace Officer Academy Training Program on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area 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.
Local law enforcement agencies where Owens graduates have been employed include the Lucas County Sheriff’s Department, Maumee Police Department, Northwood Police Department, Perrysburg City Police Department, Perrysburg Township Police Department, Sylvania City Police Department, Sylvania Township Police Department, Toledo Police Department, the Wood County Sheriff’s Department, Findlay Police Department, Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, Hardin County Sheriff’s Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Department and Fostoria Police Department.
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 Oct. 6. Applications for fall academy classes should be completed and returned to the College during the week of Nov. 5-9. Fall police academy program classes begin in January.
For more information, or to obtain an application packet, call (567) 661-7439 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7439.
Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.