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What Does It Take to Enter a Police Academy Training Program?

by Tim Brunicardi

If you're looking to enter a police officer training academy in Ohio, you must be able to pass a series of tests that measure both your level of physical fitness, as well as your ability to pass a series of medical tests.

6 Safety Tips to Prevent a Fire in Your Home

by Tim Brunicardi

According to the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 358,500 home structure fires per year during 2011-2015. To promote Fire Prevention Week and help make sure you don’t fall victim to this statistic, we’ve listed six ways to prevent fires in your home.

Everything You Need to Know About Fire Prevention Week

by Tim Brunicardi

Today kicks off Fire Prevention Week which runs until Saturday October, 13. In accordance with this year’s theme, Fire Prevention Week encourages everyone to develop the following fire safety habits:

A Day to Remember: September 11, 2001

by Tim Brunicardi

Today Hocking College’s School of Public Safety Services is holding a 9/11 memorial ceremony at 10 a.m. in front of the Public Safety Services building. This event is open to the public.

Hocking's Spring Police Academy Graduates With 100% Success Rate

by Tim Brunicardi

This past May, Hocking College proudly graduated all its students from the Police Academy program with a 100% success rate. The graduation took place on May 11, 2018 at The Lodge.

Holy Smokes! Today is International Firefighters' Day

by Tim Brunicardi

Today is International Firefighters Day, a day that we honor and celebrate the men and women who have dedicated their lives to keeping our communities safe.

According to FirefightersDay.org, "On this date, you are invited to remember the past firefighters who have died while serving our community... [while also showing] our support and appreciation to firefighters' worldwide."

The Benefits Of Getting Your Corrections Degree At Hocking College

by Tim Brunicardi

In today’s unpredictable job market, it’s important for college students to choose a career path that’s not a one way street. To be precise, they need to pick a degree program that will provide them with a multitude of potential job options.

Lock Down a Career in Criminal Justice: Become a Correctional Officer

by Tim Brunicardi

What Is A Correctional Officer?

A Correctional Officer is a member of law enforcement whose duties and responsibilities extend beyond those of law enforcement officers. A Correctional Officer is also an umbrella term that covers a wide range of different job titles. These varying positions can range from being employed at a prison to working for the probation system, U.S. Postal Service, or the Internal Revenue Service.

Hocking College and University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Sign 'Two Plus Two' Agreement

by Tim Brunicardi

Recently Hocking College’s School of Public Safety Services signed a 'two plus two' agreement with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO).

What You Need To Know About Hocking's Upcoming OPOTC Class

by Tim Brunicardi

Registration begins on March 7, 2018 for an Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) approved academy class that the Hocking College Public Safety Services department will be hosting. This program will run from May 30 through September 27, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, physical morning condition classes will start at 6 a.m, and candidates will be expected to attend some Saturday and Sunday classes that focus on firearms, driving, and police radar.

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