The School of Public Safety has a long and proud history of training first responders at Owens Community College.
The College originally offered education and training to first responder students in 1973 in law enforcement and fire science classes on the Toledo-area Campus. In 1989, the programs were expanded to include the Findlay-area Campus.
In 1994, the College built the Fire Science/Law Enforcement Center to provide a dedicated training facility for first responder students. In 2007, the Center for Emergency Preparedness opened and students had access to one of the premier training facilities for first responders in the nation.
At the Center for Emergency Preparedness, the high-tech Training and Operations Center - considered the command center for the School and the CEP - was opened in 2009.
Today, the School of Public Safety offers associate degrees in Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Management (Paramedics), Emergency Management and Planning, and Fire Science and houses the Basic Peace Officer Training Academy.
Graduates can be found working in the public and private sectors in Northwest Ohio and beyond.