Chamber hosts personal safety seminar

Michael L. Hild Sr.

Michael L. Hild Sr.

Gazette News Report

XENIA — Prepare for the holiday shopping season with good safety skills learned from a safety and law enforcement expert as Michael L. Hild Sr. will take seminar goers on Nov. 18.

Where should you park in a large mall parking lot? Are there smart strategies to get away from an intimidating attacker? Is your business taking steps to stay safe during the busy times ahead?

Greene County Criminal Justice Academy Commander Michael L. Hild Sr. oversees Basic Peace Off icer Training. This training once completed allows graduates to work at city, county, township, village, hospital and other police agencies throughout the state of Ohio.

Commander Hild started his career in law enforcement with the Dayton Police Department in October 1970. He has served in the US Air Force Security Police, Madison Township Police Department, City of Oakwood Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

He has been a certif ied peace off icer instructor since 1984 and commander since early 1990’s, training literally thousands of police offers and citizens on various types of training and safety issues. He spent 5 years with the Ohio Attorney General’s Off ice assigned to the Ohio Peace Off icer Training Academy, as academy commander of all basic training programs. Hild is past President of the Ohio Crime Prevention Association, past Chairman of the Safety Association for Education, Trustee of the Ohio Police Juvenile Off icers Association and Chaplain for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

The workshop will take place 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 at Xenia YMCA, 135 E. Church St. The event is free to all XACC Members and $25 for non-XACC members. A box lunch will be served. All participants are invited to purchase a boxed lunch for $8 or brown bag it. Registration is required by Nov. 16. For more information call 937-372-3591.

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