The Ohio Small Police Department Association
OSPDA Training Partner
Mark Proud is an Air Force veteran, police officer, and corporate executive with 27 years of law enforcement experience. He has been a law enforcement instructor for 19 years, a Private Security Unit Instructor for 11 years and is currently a Private Security Firearms Academy Commander.
Mark retired from a midsized suburban police department in central Ohio after twenty-four years of full-time service. Throughout his career, he was the agency’s rangemaster, armorer, primary instructor, and full-time training coordinator. He currently serves, in a reserve capacity, as a training officer for a village police department in Ohio and is an adjunct instructor for the Columbus State Community College Police Academy. He is also a master instructor for Wrap Technologies.
The instructional topics in which he specializes include firearms, defensive tactics, active shooter, use of force, baton, chemical spray, women’s self-protection, driving, situational awareness, and de-escalation. He incorporated his business, Blueline Training Solutions in 2011. His mission is to provide clients with the necessary knowledge and skills to create a safe and secure environment for their employees, officers, and the public.
The Ohio Small Police Department Association is a non-profit 501 (c)(3)
Jeffrey Ehasz, Executive Director
Phone: (912) 227-4440
Mailing Address:P.O. Box 283Wellington, Ohio 44090