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Police Academy Program Offered at the Owens Findlay Campus

FINDLAY - If you ever considered a career in law enforcement, this is your opportunity to register for the Basic Peace Officer Training Program at the Owens Community College Findlay Campus.

Students at the Owens police academy take classes in patrol operations, firearms, defensive tactics and criminal investigation using modern, high-tech police equipment. Students receive expert instruction from local police officers, sheriff's deputies and corrections officers, as well as state and federal agents. Applications for academy classes must be completed by Friday, June 7 and classes begin Monday August 19.

Successful completion of this program will enable participants to become eligible for certification as a peace officer in Ohio. Many graduates of this program now are employed in various local law enforcement agencies. The Owens police academy is approved by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission.

Upon completion of the program, each person will receive a certificate from the Owens Workforce and Community Services Division and earn credit hours toward an associate degree in Law Enforcement.

All requirements of the Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission must be met for certification. For more information or to obtain an application packet, call (567) 429-3600.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing community college of its size in the nation. On the Toledo-area and Findlay campuses, Owens serves more than 36,000 credit and non-credit students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and the lowest tuition in Northwest Ohio. Owens Community College offers over 100 career-oriented programs and majors in Agriculture, Business, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering 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.

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