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DeKalb Co. residents may qualify for free workplace, church security courses offered by Auburn P.D.

AUBURN, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – The Auburn Police Department is partnering with a security specialty company to teach safety at churches and local businesses.

The courses will be offered July 30 through August 2 at either Dayspring Church or the Auburn Police Training Facility. Classes are limited to 80 people each.

APD is offering 100 free spots (50 for each class) to DeKalb County residents; others will be able to participate by paying a registration fee.

The classes are being conducted in partnership with Strategos International, which describes itself as an "innovative leader in security training, consulting and protective services."

“These courses are just another way we’re trying to educate the public on how to protect and safeguard themselves and others around them,” said APD Chief Martin McCoy. “We already offer Rape Aggression and Defense courses and firearms safety training.

"By offering training on church and workplace security, we’re just adding another spoke in our wheelhouse of community education. Our goal is to continue to be a resource for how to enhance personal and community safety.”

The training courses being offered include:

The APD has allocated funds from last year’s golf fundraiser to cover the cost of 100 registrants. Free spots will be given in two courses (50 for each class):

  • July 30: Personal Awareness and Safety for Believers
  • August 2: Workplace Violence & Intruder Response

To request one of the free spots, you must contact Chief McCoy at or 260-920-3200 Ext 1901. Only DeKalb County residents are eligible for one of the free spots.


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