Featured Training

GPSTC has rounded up some signature courses that we are offering as featured training. To view a complete list of courses available, please browse our course catalog.

GPSTC Hosts Dynamics of Officer/Citizen Encounters

The Georgia State Patrol and the Georgia Public Safety Training Center are teaming together to offer Dynamics of Officer/Citizen Encounters on June 8 in Forsyth, GA. This course is POST approved for the new Community Relations Training requirement! Since this is an era of intense public scrutiny, organizations are re-examining how officers interact with the […]

GPSTC Offers Firearms Instructor Training

While attending Firearms Instructor training, students participate in a variety of combat shooting drills, including drawing techniques, safe loading and unloading procedures, proper use of cover, immediate actions, engagement of multiple targets, and a variety of other shooting problems. This course is designed to develop qualified instructors who can manage and conduct firearms training programs. […]

GPSTC Offers Use of Force Instructor Training

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center will be offering Use of Force Instructor Training on June 19. The Use of Force Instructor Training will give students the knowledge and skills necessary to design, develop, and implement use of force training using static, dynamic, and interactive training. Law enforcement professionals will learn the principles of use […]

GPSTC Offers TASER Course

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center is offering TASER on May 25. If you missed the last class offering, now is your chance!   Anyone employed with a local, state, or federal law enforcement agency and is designated to carry and use a TASER on duty can attend the class. This course is designed to […]

GPSTC Offers Criminal Apprehension for Patrol

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center offers Criminal Apprehension for Patrol at the main campus in Forsyth, GA. The course is intended for officers assigned to traffic, patrol and interdiction duties with all levels of experience. Attending this course will: -improve legal and ethical decisions made by law enforcement officers during police-citizen encounters in accordance […]

GPSTC Offers Tactical Diffusion Strategies Training

Tactical Diffusion Strategies Training will be offered May 1-3 at GPSTC’s main Forsyth campus.   This course will provide the student with the latest theories in verbal communication and situational de-escalation techniques. A review of the legal considerations for use of force situations and basic concepts of verbal defense and influence will be some of […]

Return of the First Responder Course

Due to popular demand, the Georgia Pubic Safety Training Center is bringing back the forty-hour First Responder course. This course will provide necessary training on patient contact in the emergency medical services system. Since they are often the first ones on the scene of emergency medical calls, police officers have a responsibility to assist in […]

GPSTC Offers Clandestine Laboratory Site Safety Officer

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center will offer Clandestine Laboratory Site Safety Officer, April 4-April 6, 2017. This course is directed to the certified clandestine laboratory investigator. It will begin where the Basic Clandestine course leaves off and add more in-depth training on the necessary mechanisms for safely conducting a clandestine laboratory investigation.   A […]

GPSTC Offers Police Countersniper Level 1

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center will be offering another Police Countersniper Level 1 course May 8 through May 12 at the main campus in Forsyth, GA. On the first day, students will be required to produce a letter from their agency confirming their assignment as a countersniper. This course is designed for officers assigned […]

GPSTC Offers Basic Clandestine Laboratory Investigator Course

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center is offering Basic Clandestine Laboratory Investigator Course on March 13, 2017.   This 50-hour course is designed to prepare officers responsible for the investigation, assessment and processing of illicit clandestine drug laboratories in accordance with OSHA & EPA regulations. Topics covered in this course will be an overview of […]

GPSTC Answers the Governor’s Call

On September 8, 2016, Governor Nathan Deal announced a new law enforcement reform initiative. This initiative includes an expansion of specific training courses required by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council (POST) as part of the continuing education requirements for sworn peace officers. The purpose of this new curriculum is to provide state […]

GPSTC Offers UAS Regulation and Licensing Course

The Georgia Police Academy is offering Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Regulatory, Registration and Licensing Requirements for Public Safety Entities on March 29, 2017 at the main GPSTC campus.   This course is limited to individuals who currently have actual participation in the operation of their agency’s UAS program. Since this course is an express compliance […]

GPSTC Offers Monthly A.L.E.R.R.T. Level 1 Courses

The Georgia Police Academy is now offering monthly courses for A.L.E.R.R.T. Terrorism Response Tactics Active Shooter Level 1. These courses will be held at GPSTC’s main campus in Forsyth.   A.L.E.R.R.T. Terrorism Response Tactics Active Shooter Level 1 is an adoption of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (A.L.E.R.R.T.) program created by Texas State […]

Upcoming TASER Courses Available

The TASER course is designed to certify the user in the use of the TASER Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW), specifically the X26. A brief overview of CEW technology, medical safety, and tactical considerations will be covered. The effects of the TASER and deploying the TASER in various practical applications will be included as well. TASER […]

GPSTC Offers Tactical Handcuffing

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center is offering Tactical Hancuffing on March 6. The Tactical Handcuffing training course is designed for public safety officers to reduce the potential of injury and liability risk when lawfully restraining and controlling an aggressive subject.   Special Notes: Students need to bring a student manual, pencil, personal protections, flash […]

GPSTC Hosts Missing Children Courses

Missing Children Seminar for CEO’s and Missing Children: Dynamics & Response are facilitated by the National Center For Missing & Exploited Children as a partnership between with the National Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency, and GPSTC is proud to bring this training to Georgia.   Special Notes: Even though you must register through GPSTC […]

GPSTC Offers Specialized Patrol Techniques

Specialized Patrol Techniques is being offered on December 5, 2016 at GPSTC’s main campus in Forsyth. This course provides peace officers with a working knowledge of the current techniques of traditional and specialized patrol programs as well as information on current and future trends in patrol service. Some topics to be included, but not limited […]

GPSTC Now Offers TASER Course

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center is now offering a TASER course for anyone employed with a local, state, or federal law enforcement agency and is designated to carry and use a TASER on duty. The course is designed to certify the user in the use of the TASER Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW), specifically the […]

GPSTC Offers Basic ATV Operators Course

ATV use in the public safety community is on the rise. The Georgia Public Safety Training Center is offering two separate Basic ATV Operators Courses that will address safe operations of these vehicles. These two classes will be held on December 20 and December 21. This basic course offers novice operators an opportunity to learn […]

GPSTC Hosts Basic Tactical Shield Instructor Course

Whether you’re training Tactical Operators, Patrol Officers, or Drug Enforcement Units, the Basic Tactical Shield Instructor course will help you become more proficient as a ballistic shield operator and instructor. This intensive three-day Safariland course provides instructors with the techniques and skills required to train their department’s personnel while operating with a ballistic shield. Students […]

GPSTC Offers Internal Affairs Investigations

The Georgia Police Academy is offering the Internal Affairs Investigations course the week of November 14-18, 2016. The course will be held at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Forsyth campus.   Through classroom presentation and discussion, this course provides Georgia officers with an overview of the Constitution and Bill of Rights as it applies […]

GPSTC Offers Criminal Procedure

GPSTC is offering the highly sought after Criminal Procedure course October 31st through November 4th. Through classroom presentation and discussion, this course provides Georgia officers with an overview of the Constitution and Bill of Rights as it applies to law enforcement, with emphasis on the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 14th Amendments. Additional topics include […]

The GPSTC to Host Use of Force Symposium

Seats are still available. Register today! Use of Force Symposium Registration The Georgia Public Safety Training Center is hosting a Use of Force Symposium as the first in a series on Contemporary Issues in Policing. Law enforcement officers are being asked to confront the traditional dangers of the job while being held to the highest […]

GPA Offers Urban Post-Blast Investigations

If you’re interested in explosion investigations, this is the class for you!       The Georgia Police Academy is offering Urban Post-Blast Investigations at the bomb range on Georgia Public Safety Training Center’s main campus in Forsyth, GA, October 24 through October 28. This five-day course will be instructed by explosives experts of the […]

GPA Offers Police Cyclist Course

Police Cyclist will be offered by Georgia Police Academy, December 5 through December 9. Taught by IPMBA certified instructors, this course provides the student with a basic understanding and skill level to handle a police mountain bicycle during law enforcement situations. The student will be provided with the knowledge of how to effectively utilize the […]

GPA Conducts Law Enforcement Officer’s Response to Domestic Violence

GPA will be offering a Law Enforcement Officer’s Response to Domestic Violence at the Savannah Regional Academy, October 3 through October 7. The course is designed for law enforcement training in the investigation of family violence incidents in compliance with OCGA 17-4-20. The course will provide the skills and knowledge necessary to enforce O.C.G.A. 19-13-1 […]

GPA Offers Supervision Level II

Seats are available in Supervision II, September 26 through September 30 at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center main campus. This class always fills up fast, so don’t miss your chance! Supervision Level II is the second of three required courses for P.O.S.T Supervisory Certification. Topics include supervisory leadership, training and development, performance evaluation, employee […]

GPA Develops Officer Survival Level II

The Georgia Police Academy has developed Officer Survival Level II, another level to the Officer Survival courses. Certified peace officers who have successfully completed the Officer Survival Course will have the opportunity to attend Officer Survival Level II for the first time on January 30, 2017 at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center’s main campus […]

Georgia Police Academy Hosts Two Anti-Terrorism Courses

The Georgia Police Academy is hosting Foundations of Terrorism on September 19, 2016 and Forensic Statement Analysis on September 29, 2016 on Georgia Public Safety Training Center’s main campus in Forsyth, GA.   Foundations of Terrorism  Foundations of Terrorism will examine the foundations of terrorism, and the operational framework of methods and techniques terrorist adhere […]

GPSTC Offers Post Blast Response Course

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center is hosting a Post Blast Response course on September 26 and September 27. As an intricate part of the course, the students will get the chance to witness an explosion on the range. After the explosion, a multi-disciplined group of personnel from multiple agencies and different backgrounds will work […]

GPA Creates New Tactical Diffusion Strategies Course

The Georgia Police Academy has developed a new course called Tactical Diffusion Strategies. This course is designed for law enforcement officers who have direct contact with the public. In this course, students will be provided with the latest theories in verbal communication as well as situational de-escalation techniques. Some topics that will be focused on […]

Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs to Host Free Training at the GPSTC

The Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs will be hosting free training in the Georgia Public Safety Training Center’s Auditorium on August 23, 2016. Topics will include EEOC Discrimination and Social Media issues. These topics will be geared towards state, county, and municipal governments. Please note that this is not a GPSTC credit course. Register today […]

GPA Schedules Three DART Diver Qualification Test Opportunities

  The Georgia Police Academy will be conducting a Diving Accident Response Techniques (DART) course starting March 20, 2017. To take this course, you must pass the DART Diver Qualification Test. There will be three testing opportunities: 10/03/16, 11/28/16, and 01/30/17. Start training and register for testing now!    

Clandestine Laboratory Safety & Awareness, Sept. 6-7

First responders: Do you know how to identify a clandestine laboratory? Do you know what to do in the event you come across one? Stay safe by learning these things and more in the Clandestine Laboratory Safety & Awareness class this September 6-7. This class will teach you to identify the various types of clandestine […]

14th Annual Georgia State Firefighter Weekend

The Georgia Fire Academy invites you to attend the 14th Annual Georgia State Firefighters Weekend on September 9-11, 2016. All classes below will be offered on-campus, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. Registration must be completed online through www.gpstc.org. Note: Classes not meeting the minimum enrollment 30 days prior to the start date may […]

Lowrimore Increases Max Attendance for July Criminal Procedure Class

John Lowrimore, of the Georgia Police Academy, has increased the number of students who may attend the July 25-29, 2016 offering of his Criminal Procedure class. Lowrimore made the decision to schedule a larger class size to accommodate students who have not been able to get into past offerings of this high demand class. Lowrimore […]

Rescue Systems I: Fundamentals of Heavy Rescue, July and August Offerings

Rescue Systems I: Fundamentals of Heavy Rescue is back on the GPSTC training calendar! This scenario-based, hands-on training provides essential skills for responding to a collapse, rescuing persons trapped, and moving heavy objects. Students learn inventive new ways to deploy ladders and other common equipment found on rigs. This course is designed to meet the […]

Hornady to Present the Evolution of Ammunition at the GPSTC Firearms Complex

The Hornady Law Enforcement/Military Division will host “The Evolution of Ammunition – An In-Depth Look at Advancements in Ammunition” at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Firearms Complex on Monday, June 13, 2016, starting at 9:00 a.m. This presentation will provide a look at the advancements in rifle, shotgun and handgun ammunition and will explain […]

Clandestine Laboratory Site Safety Officer, April 26-28, 2016

The Georgia Police Academy will be conducting a Clandestine Laboratory Site Safety Officer course at the Forsyth GPSTC campus on April 26-28, 2016. This 24-hour course is open to any certified clandestine laboratory investigator who may be required to act as the site safety officer of future clandestine laboratory investigative sites. The certification prerequisite means […]

Specialized Patrol Techniques, Feb 22-23

The Georgia Police Academy will be conducting another offering of the Specialized Patrol Techniques course, February 22-23, 2016. This 16-hour course is designed to provide peace officers with a working knowledge of the current techniques of traditional and specialized patrol programs as well as information on current and future trends in patrol service. This course […]

Interpersonal Communications

The Georgia Police Academy will be conducting two offerings of Interpersonal Communications in March. The offerings will be held March 3 and March 4 at the main GPSTC campus in Forsyth. In addition to helping students achieve their POST Intermediate Certification, this 8-hour course is designed to provide law enforcement officers with a working knowledge […]

Specialized Patrol Techniques, February 3-4, 2016

The Georgia Police Academy will be conducting a Specialized Patrol Techniques course, February 3-4, 2016. This 16-hour course is designed to provide peace officers with a working knowledge of the current techniques of traditional and specialized patrol programs as well as information on current and future trends in patrol service. This course can be applied […]

February 2016 NIMS Courses Announced

The Georgia Fire Academy announces three February courses for the NIMS program. These include IS 300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents, IS 400: Advanced ICS and the Command and General Staff for Local IMTs. Each course plays an important role of educating public safety personnel to assist local, state and federal agencies in their efforts […]

2016 NFA Firefighter Weekend

Registration is now open for the 2016 NFA Firefighter Weekend, March 19-20, in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Check out the flyer and the registration form for all of the details. Make sure you register before February 5 to ensure your seat!  

Clandestine Laboratory Investigator Re-Certification Now Available Online

The Georgia Police Academy is pleased to announce the launch of the Clandestine Laboratory Investigator Re-Certification online course. The course is designed to provide Certified Clandestine Laboratory Investigators with their annual eight-hour re-certification training in a convenient online format. This course meets the annual re-certification requirements as outlined by OSHA 1910.120 (e)(8). Topics will include […]

Clandestine Laboratory Safety & Awareness Training Class

The Georgia Police Academy will be conducting the Clandestine Laboratory Safety and Awareness course December 1-2, 2015. This two-day class teaches Clandestine Laboratory Safety and Awareness to all branches of public safety: from the Emergency Medical responder going into private homes on medical calls, to the Fire Fighter tasked with suppressing a residential or commercial […]

Law Enforcement and Animal Encounters Online Training

Police officers engage with unfamiliar dogs every day. Some of these encounters turn deadly because many officers lack strategies for dealing with seemingly aggressive dogs without resorting to lethal force. Check out our new course, which is designed to provide law enforcement officers with the knowledge and strategies that will prepare them to engage with […]

Response to Suspected Strangulation in Incidents of Domestic Violence

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center is proud to announce the launching of this new online course that was produced by the Georgia Commission on Family Violence. The purpose of this course is to help law enforcement officers investigate strangulation incidents correctly, respond to victims in an appropriate manner, and gather evidence that will enable […]

Peace Officer’s Guide to Low THC Oil Registry Online Briefing

This online briefing, developed in partnership with the Ga. Department of Public Health, is to provide information on the new laws pertaining to the Low THC Oil Registry. This briefing is for informational purposes and does NOT provide POST credit. Learn about these laws today!

New Online: Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs – An Introduction

The new GPSTC Online course, Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs – An Introduction, is an excellent resource for officers and investigators who may come into contact with these criminal organizations. The course provides an introduction to the history and origin of the term “one percenter” and the significance this and other terms and symbols have in the […]