Employment Background: Sergeant Basye has completed 19 years of law enforcement service, with the last 10 years at the Tipp City Police Department (Miami County). He also serves as an evidence technician, Crisis Intervention Team member, and patrol rifle operator. He has drawn upon his extensive, life-long knowledge of the automotive industry to fulfill his duties of police fleet manager, which includes product research and development, as well as installation and maintenance. Additionally, Marc is a lodge trustee for FOP Lodge 58, and serves as the Honor Guard Coordinator. Marc first became a law enforcement trainer in 2003, when he was hired by OPOTA. Today, he is a certified instructor for the basic academy driving, pursuit termination techniques, tactical driving, SUV handling skills, 4WD off-road skills, and vehicle counter-ambush tactics. He assists the OPOTA accident investigation courses by participating in vehicle crash damage exercises and speaking about investigating crashes where public safety vehicles are involved. Marc is an adjunct instructor at Sinclair Community College and Central Ohio Technical College, where he teaches in the OPOTC peace officer basic training curriculum. Marc is a two-time graduate of driver training programs at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. In 2010, he completed the Law Enforcement Driving Instructor Program before returning the following year to complete the advanced-level program. This accounts for nearly 160 hours of training on pursuit management and ideology, non-emergency and emergency vehicle operations, SUV operations, pursuit immobilization techniques and tire deflation devices. Marc has sat as a FLETC Curriculum Review Committee member.
Educational Background: In 1999, Marc was elected as councilman for the Village of Covington, where he continues serving today. In his third term, Marc is chairperson of the police committee. In addition to his full-time and part-time commitments, Sergeant Basye is currently enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice program at Tiffin University.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Marc and his wife, Susan, reside in Covington, Ohio and have three adult daughters and two granddaughters. They enjoy spending time riding their Harley-Davidson motorcycle and driving their classic Ford Mustang convertible.
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