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Antonio (Tony) is a Sergeant with the Oregon, OH Police Division where he oversees Crime Prevention, Community Policing, Juvenile Diversion, Grants, Training, and supervises the DARE and School Resource Officers. As the divisions Firearms Range master, he oversees the firearms training program and holds Firearms Instructor Certification in Revolver, Semi-Auto Pistol, Shotgun, Patrol Rifle and Sub-Machine Gun. Tony has been a member of the division’s Special Response Team since 1993 and was named the Team’s Commander in 2009. Prior assignments include Patrol Supervisor, Detective and 7 years as the division’s first School Resource Officer. Assigned to the local high school in 1998 he has been involved in school safety and its evolution post-Columbine. Having attended several school safety training seminars, Tony achieved National Practitioner (2003) status awarded by the National Association of School Resource Officers. With experience in both school-based policing and in SWAT tactics, Tony has become a recognized trainer in both disciplines. Tony has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Lourdes University and has been awarded the Oregon Police Division’s Achievement and Lifesaving Awards. Tony became a Certified ALICE and RAIDER instructor and has taught both instructor level courses for ALICE Training and Response Options, including at the 2013 Ohio Tactical Officers Association Conference where he also serves at OTOA’s Region 1 Representative. Tony has two adult sons and five grandchildren.