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High School - 740.753.3511
15676 State Route 691 Nelsonville, OH 45764

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement

Program Description:

Students in this program will receive training and experience needed to: gain employment in the private security sector or with local law enforcement agencies; continue their training at the post-secondary level; or enlist in the armed forces to further develop their career in military police science. Students will develop skills and learn techniques currently used by law enforcement professionals.

The training curriculum is based on OPOTC Peace Officer Basic Training. Upon completion, students should have cultivated the skills, behaviors, and attitudes necessary for a continuous transition toward additional career training or entry-level placement related to the many criminal justice agencies.

Instructor: Commander Mike Collins

740.753.3511 or 800.637.6508  

Areas of Study:

  • Ethics
  • Legal aspects of the Ohio system
  • Physical training
  • Defensive tactics
  • Communication skills
  • CPR/AED Adult and Infant
  • Private security
  • Fingerprinting and image casting
  • Arrest procedures
  • Crime scene processing
  • Traffic control
  • Mobile and foot patrol
  • Identify and classify crimes
  • Accurate report writing and records management
  • Working cooperatively with outside agencies
  • Professional behavior
  • Corrections & Cell Extractions 

Professional Certification Opportunities:

  • O.C. Spray certification
  • CPR/AED Certification
  • Taser Certification
  • Telecommunication (911 Dispatch)
  • Articulated credits toward a degree in Criminal Justice at Hocking College 
  •  NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800 Certifications (FEMA)
  • Impact Weapon Certification (Baton)

Leadership Organizations:

  • SkillsUSA (Vocational and Industrial Clubs of America)
  • National Vocational Technical Honors Society
  • Explorers, Athens, Ohio
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