2018 Governor’s Initiative Courses

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center is proud to announce the launching of four new online Governor’s Initiative courses on January 1, 2018:

Under the Governor’s Initiative training requirements, P.O.S.T. certified law enforcement officers are required to take courses covering the Use of Force, De-escalation, and two credit hours of Community Policing. The 2017 Use of Force and De-escalation Options for Gaining Compliance is still available.

 

However, in 2018, Use of Force and De-escalation Options for Gaining Compliance will be offered as stand-alone courses of 3 hours and 2 hours respectively.

Use of Force (3 hours P.O.S.T. credit)

De-escalation Options for Gaining Compliance (2 hours P.O.S.T. credit)

 

To fulfill the De-escalation requirement, officers will be allowed to take the stand-alone De-escalation Options for Gaining Compliance course or the new Autism and De-escalation course.

Please remember the following courses satisfy the Community Policing electives as well:

Cultural Awareness (2 hours P.O.S.T. credit)

Fostering Positive Community Relations (3 hours P.O.S.T. credit)

Police Legitimacy and Procedural Justice for Community Relations (2 hours P.O.S.T. credit)

 

These courses are inclusive of, not in addition to, the 20-hour continuing education required by O.C.G.A. 35-8-21.