Homeland Security & Terrorism

In this program, you will be provided training in law enforcement, homeland security & terrorism and the protection of lives and property. During the junior year all students complete OPOTA (Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy) training. Senior students study Homeland Security & Terrorism or the Private Security Academy. These educational pathways provide opportunities to earn specialized certifications in the subject area. Both pathways include certifications in First Aid & CPR, A.S.P. (expandable baton), pepper spray, taser, NIMS, ICS and FEMA.

Skills Learned

  • Damage & Death Analysis
  • Blast Analysis
  • Defensive Driving Course
  • Intelligence Gathering and Surveillance
  • Mass Casualty Management
  • Ballistics
  • Less Than Lethal Options
  • Unarmed Self-Defense
  • Weapons of Terrorism
  • Testimony in Court
  • Handling of Evidence
  • Constitutional Law
  • Security Measures
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear & Explosives
  • Bomb Detection & Disposal
  • Criminal Law Procedures
  • Police Communications
  • Terrorist & Counter Terrorist Tactics
  • Laws of Arrest

College Credits

North Central State College


  • OPOTA Private Security
  • CPR/First Aid
  • OC Pepper Spray
  • A.S.P. Baton
  • National Incident Management System 100 & 700

Program Highlights

  • Use investigative techniques to solve crimes and to mediate terrorist attacks
  • Develop your mind and body using self-defense tactics and fitness training
  • Research and analyze current trends and issues in public safety

Career Focus

Prepare yourself for employment in the following legal fields.


  • All branches of the miliary 
  • Transportation Safety Administration (TSA)
  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • State Trooper        
  • Private Security
  • At age 18: Local & State Police Agencies

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Shelby, Ohio, 44875

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