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Governor’s Initiative Online Courses

Use of Force and De-escalation Options for Gaining Compliance is required of all sworn law enforcement officers in the state. The other courses are electives, chosen by the officer. Officers must complete at least one elective course every year. These courses are inclusive of, not in addition to, the 20-hour continuing education required by O.C.G.A. §35-8-21.


Welcome to GPSTC

  • Welcome to the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, a comprehensive training complex for use by all state and local public safety related units of government within the state of Georgia.

    With a focus on developing the best public safety training possible, we offer hundreds of top-notch courses for personnel of all levels, across multiple fields of expertise. Several of our programs have received national recognition. We invite you to discover all that GPSTC has to offer.

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Latest News & Announcements

    • GPA Assists Gilmer Middle School STEAM Class

      The Traffic Section of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center/Georgia Police Academy proudly assisted Robert McCart’s Gilmer Middle School STEAM …more
    • Police Training Reform

      POST Rule Revision: Rule 464-5 (Annual Training Requirement) Effective January 1, 2017, the 20-hr. annual continuing education requirement for Peace …more
    • Scheduled Network Upgrade February 3, 2017

      The Georgia Public Safety Training Center has scheduled a network upgrade for this Friday (2/3/2017) from 3pm – 6pm. During this …more
    • GPSTC Announces CPE Graduate

      GPSTC is proud to announce Angela Bowen, Instructional Services Division Manager, graduated from APCO International’s Certified Public-Safety Executive Program. Bowen …more