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Zaki Hazou

Legal Instructor

Zaki Hazou is a proud Ohioan with a passion for Fourth Amendment jurisprudence.  His zeal for teaching Search & Seizure stems from his desire to help law enforcement professionals better understand pertinent legal doctrines that impact their day-to-day decision making.

Zaki started his career in law enforcement as a Patrol Officer in Strongsville, Ohio.  He is currently a Detective at the Strongsville Police Department, where in addition to his duties as a detective, he is also responsible for the development and implementation of his agency’s in-service legal training, refresher legal training for newly hired officers, and the presentation of the Ohio-mandated legal continued professional training.  He also teaches various criminal law courses at a local police academy in Middleburg Heights, Ohio.  Prior to his career in law enforcement, Zaki served in the United States Army as a Linguist, and taught Arabic to military field grade officers.

Zaki holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Kent State University, and a master’s degree in Legal Studies with a concentration in Criminal Law from the Cleveland State University College of Law.  He speaks five languages at various proficiency levels, and strongly advocates for intercultural competence among police officers.

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Current reviews for Zaki Hazou

8 Reviews

5

MS

Ohio

Instructor is very knowledgeable and engages the entire class.

5

AC

Wimington PD
Ohio

Advanced Search as well as traffic stops was excellent. Zaki was a great instructor and very intelligent. He answered any and all of my questions before and after class. Thanks Zaki!!

5

Walt Griffith

Loveland
OH

Great class! Instructor was very knowledgeable and made the class enjoyable. Great report writing refresher as well as learning new material

5

Brad Jones

Mount Orab Police
Ohio

Zaki is a phenomenal instructor who brings real life scenarios to the classroom and he delivers the information in a manner in which all students and understand.

5

AM

Ohio

I was in the Search & Seizure, Advanced Traffic Stops and Bulletproof Report Writing classes taught in Hamilton Township, OH. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and presented the information in an approachable and professional manner.

Upcoming Training for Zaki Hazou

Village of Bethel Police Department
06/05/2024

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06/06/2024

Emerging Legal Trends
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 | Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Cost: $189

Real World De-Escalation
Thursday, June 6, 2024 | Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Cost: $125

Duty to Intervene
Thursday, June 6, 2024 | Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Cost: $125

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Bethel, OH - Emerging Legal Trends 06-05-2024
$ 189.00
36 available
Bethel, OH - Real World De-Escalation 06-06-2024
$ 125.00
44 available
Bethel, OH - Duty to Intervene 06-06-2024
$ 125.00
46 available
Stark County Training Room
06/11/2024

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06/12/2024

Real World De-Escalation and Duty to Intervene
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 | Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Bulletproof Report Writing
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 | Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Massillon, OH - Real World De-Escalation and Duty to Intervene 06-11-2024
$ 189.00
17 available
Massillon, OH - Bulletproof Report Writing 06-12-2024
$ 189.00
19 available
Medina County Sheriff’s Office Training Facility/Akron University Medina Campus
07/23/2024

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07/24/2024

Advanced Search & Seizure
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 | Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Advanced Traffic Stops
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 | Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Medina, OH - Advanced Search and Seizure-07-23-2024
$ 189.00
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Medina, OH - Advanced Traffic Stops-07-24-2024
$ 189.00
6 available

Education

Master of Legal Studies, Cleveland State University College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio. (2018)

  • Concentration – Criminal Law.

  • Cumulative GPA – 3.87 on a 4.0 scale.

Bachelor of Arts, Justice Studies, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. (2006)

Ohio Peace Officer Certificate, Ohio State Highway Patrol Police Academy, Columbus, Ohio. (2013)

 

Experience

2022 – Present – Legal Instructor, Blue to Gold Law Enforcement Training March

February 2021 – Present – Instructor, Polaris Career Center

June 2022 – Present – Detective, Strongsville Police Department

August 2013 – June 2022 – Police Officer, Strongsville Police Department

January 2010 – May 2013 – Linguist / Operations Sergeant, United States Army

July 2006 – December 2009 – Assistant Manager, Office of Safety & Security, Kent State University

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Training

Speaker of Arabic, English, Hebrew, Arameac, and French — at various proficiency levels.

Certified Police Instructor – Procedural Justice, Domestic Violence, and Legal.

Completed formal training courses in the following areas:

  • Core Criminal Investigations.

  • Narcotics Investigations.

  • Sexual Assault Investigations.

  • Online and Undercover Investigations.

  • Criminal Patrol and Drug Interdiction Operations.

  • Interview and Interrogation – Basic and Advanced courses.

  • Verbal de-escalation.

  • Crisis Intervention and Mental Illness First Aid.

  • Intercultural Proficiency and Diversity.

Well-versed in Fourth Amendment jurisprudence (Search & Seizure).

Demonstrated effective intercultural communication skills.

Advise on crime prevention strategies to strengthen community relations

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