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GOHS and GPSTC Extend DRE Training to South Georgia

Twelve law enforcement officers, primarily from the southern portion of Georgia, assembled in Tifton, GA on June 17, 2013 to take part in this year’s inaugural third Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) training school, hosted by instructors from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC). Motivated to certify additional DREs in South Georgia, State DRE Coordinator James Harper has spent the last two years working closely with the Governor’s...

By Adam Ham, ago

Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) School

Search results for 'dre' Every day in the United States, 30 people die as a result of impaired driving crashes. During 2010, alcohol was a contributing factor in 298 highway fatalities in Georgia, while drugs other than alcohol (e.g., marijuana and cocaine) are involved in about 18% of motor vehicle driver deaths. Driving while impaired, under the influence of alcohol or an illegal substance, continues to pose a serious safety threat...

By Adam Ham, ago

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Certifications for Police Officers

Search results for 'dre' Through the Georgia Police Academy, GPSTC offers programs of instruction that qualify law enforcement officers for a variety of specialized certifications including the following POST-qualified certifications: Intermediate/Advanced Supervisory/Management Arson Investigator (also provides NPQ certification) Crime Scene Technician Traffic Accident Reconstruction Specialist The Georgia Police Academy also offers...

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GOHS Awards Impaired Driving Training Programs Grant to GPSTC

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) in Forsyth, Georgia is pleased to announce that it has received two training grants totaling $365,200 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), the state agency charged with educating the public on traffic safety and facilitating the implementation of programs that reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities on Georgia roadways. The grants, which will continue through September of 2013,...

By Adam Ham, ago
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Welcome to the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC), the state’s premier training facility for all state and local public safety-related units of government including police officers, firefighters, 911 operators, coroners, emergency management officers, rescue officers, jail officers and other emergency service personnel.

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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