Now offering OPOTA classes!


OPOTA Classes in Cleveland

Action Defense is proud to offer the OPOTA  Private Security Academy (124-Hour Course), Armed Security Certification Course (20hr) and Re-Certification course (4hr).Training will be provided by OPOTC Instructors who are certified in both Private Security and Law Enforcement Firearms Training. In addition to the basic requirements, Action Defense offers additional classes to Private Security companies and individuals to help in the preparation of the many conditions facing Private Security today.   

Private Security Academy

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124-Hour Private Security Class

This course prepares you to take the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) Exam

Action Defense offers additional advanced training certifications! 

* In order to carry firearms, you must hold a separate certification , also offered by Action Defense.

Upcoming Evening Academies

March 23, 2020 thru May 11, 2020

Classes are Mon - Friday  6pm -10pm

Enrollment Deadline:  March 9, 2020

Program Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • At least 18 years old at time of enrollment 
  • Photo ID (driver license, state-issued ID, or passport)
  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Perfect attendance for the duration of the academy (per OPOTC regulation)

Restrictions: 

  • Any felony conviction (including any arrests or convictions expunged or sealed by the court) and certain misdemeanor convictions (including domestic violence and drug possession) may prohibit you from entering the academy. In addition, any crime reduction or plea agreement/bargain in which the original charge was domestic violence will prohibit you from entering the academy.

Additional Information

Tuition and Payment options

Tuition is $1850.00  (Compare to other local school's  $2400.00-$2900.00)  

 Tuition includes: Student performance objective materials, three-ring binders, academy shirts (one T-shirt and one polo), American Heart Association /CPR certification, 

**firearms training, simulation and live fire, use of a weapon, and ear and eye protection. Details provided at orientation.

Additional Certifications

Baton Certification

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12 Hour Course | $225.00  

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Shotgun Certification

5 Hour Course
$100.00

5 Hour Course | $100.00

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Phazzer/ Tazer Certification

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8 Hour Course | $395.00

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O.C. Spray Certification

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4 Hour Course | $100.00

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OPOTA Classes - Armed Security Certifications

20-Hour Certification (Semi-Auto or Revolver) | $225.00

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This class fulfills all requirements to obtain your OPOTC Private Security Firearms Certificate. As mandated by Ohio law, students successfully passing the class, will be able to demonstrate the following:   


  • Proficiently name, verbalize and demonstrate the rules for safe handling of a handgun & proper storage practices of both handguns & ammunition
  • Demonstrate and explain how to handle ammunition in a safe manner
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to shoot a handgun in a safe manner
  • Proper handling of firearms, range safety and how to properly load & unload a handgun
  • Basic marksmanship

In addition to these skills, students will be taught the basic principles of Ohio CHL law and will be taught how to handle interaction with law enforcement.  Instruction is provided by an Ohio Police Officers Training Commission (OPOTC) Certified Instructor with years of practical experience in carrying a firearm & in law enforcement. 


Requirements  

  • Absolutely no ammunition is allowed in the classroom at any time.  Please leave  all ammunition in your vehicle
  • Ball caps optional
  • Handgun & 100 rounds of ammunition (Action Defense will provide a rental  firearm for a nominal charge & also has ammunition for purchase)
  • Eye and ear protection (Provided for free if needed)
  • Photo ID (driver license, state-issued ID, or passport)
  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must not be under indictment or been convicted of a felony in the U.S. or elsewhere
  • Must not be convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence
  • Not under court order (i.e. order of protection, harassment, etc.)
  • Must not be a fugitive from justice
  • Must not be a user of or addicted to any controlled substance
  • Must not have been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces
  • Have never renounced U.S. citizenship
  • Do not suffer from mental illness and have not been adjudicated mentally  incompetent or committed to a mental institution

Duration: 20 Hour Course over 2 days


Includes:  

  • Class Materials
  • Use of 9mm handgun and ammo(available for rent)
  • Range Fees
  • Target
  • Eye & Ear protection
  • Ohio Police Officers Training Academy Private Security Certificate

Required 4-Hour Annual Qualification (Semi-Auto or Revolver) | $100.00

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This class fulfills all requirements to obtain your Ohio Private Security re-qualification Certificate. As mandated by Ohio law.


  Requirements  

  • YOU MUST BRING A COPY OF YOUR CURRENT CERTIFICATE OR YOU CANNOT RE-QUALIFY
  • Absolutely no ammunition is allowed in the classroom at any time. Please leave all  ammunition in your vehicle 
  • Ball caps optional
  • Students are also required to provide their own  firearm, duty belt/holster and ammo (no steel cased ammo permitted)
  • Eye and ear protection (Provided for free if needed)
  • Photo ID (driver license, state-issued ID, or passport)
  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must not be under indictment or  have been convicted of a felony in the U.S. or elsewhere
  • Not  convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence
  • Must not be under court order (i.e. order of protection, harassment, etc.)
  • Must Not be a fugitive from justice
  • Must not be a user of or addicted to any controlled substance
  • Must not have been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces
  • Have never renounced U.S. citizenship
  • Do  not suffer from mental illness and have not been adjudicated mentally incompetent or committed to a mental institution


Duration: 4 Hour Course 



Includes:  

  • Class Materials
  • Range Fees
  • Target
  • Eye & Ear protection
  • Ohio Police Officers Training Academy Private Security Certificate

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Action Defense LLC

6285 Pearl Rd, Room 42, Parma Heights, Ohio 44130, United States

440-218-2029