The violence that permeates our society, and negatively affects our quality of life has in the past few years moved into our churches. Unfortunately, incidents of church violence are becoming more and more frequent. This trend has led Miami Valley Shooting Grounds to develop a training program to address this issue.
The Ohio CCW program, the contents of which is mandated by Ohio law, falls grossly short in preparing anyone for defensive combat situations. The training deals mostly with Ohio CCW laws, gun safety, and very basic marksmanship. It contains no training in defensive shooting.
From a liability standpoint, it makes good sense for churches to ensure that any member that is relied upon to provide security should receive the minimum training required by the State of Ohio for armed personnel.
Enclosed, please find a breakdown of training provided in the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council Private Security (Firearms) Course. It has been tailored by our staff to specialize in Church Safety/Security.
This 20 hour course (state mandated minimum hours) meets the requirement for certification as an armed security officer, for which the State of Ohio issues a training certificate. In addition, many other pertinent training issues are covered.
Please feel free to contact either of the following with any questions or concerns you may have about this course. (References provided upon request.)
Contact Mark Stusek to Schedule Training
Mark Stusek - - 937.304.9695
Ohio Peace Officer Training Council
Private Security (Firearms) Training Course
Length of Course: 20 hours (all training mandatory by State of Ohio standards)
This course is offered in 3 configurations:
1. Sat & Sun, 10 hours each day – 8 am to 630 pm
2. Mon – Thurs, 5 hours each evening, 530 pm to 1030 pm
3. For groups of 10 or more, any requested combination of dates and times
1. Orientation – Introduction of Instructors & Students
2. History of Security Officers in the U.S.
3. Ohio Revised Code # 4749.10 (Laws) concerning use of Firearms by Security personnel
4. “Use of Force” Continuum
5. Use of Deadly Force (Firearm) by Security personnel
6. Guidelines, Justifications and Elements of using Deadly Force by Security Personnel
7. Consequences of incorrect use of Deadly Force
8. Firearms for use as Security officers – Selecting a “fighting” handgun
9. Ammunition for use as Security Officers – “Stopping” Power
10. Related equipment (holsters, belts, vests, etc.) for use as Security Personnel
11. 4 Firearms Safety Rules
12. Range Safety Rules
13. Home Gun safety rules
14. Basic Marksmanship – sight alignment/sight picture
15. Advanced Marksmanship – sight indexing/sight errors/lethal triangle
16. Gunfighting – Shooting Platform, Grip, Sight Picture, Trigger Discipline
17. Gunfighting – Smooth, Combat Draw
18. Combat Reloading
19. Shooting from Cover
20. **Shooting from Awkward Positions
21. **Shooting while Moving
22. Correcting Stoppages
23. ** Shooting in/from/at assailants in crowds
24. Written Test
25. Firearms Proficiency (shooting) Test Note: ** indicates “church teams” training
MIAMI VALLEY SHOOTING GROUNDS
7771 South Cassel Road
Vandalia, Ohio 45377
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