The Law Enforcement Task Force is comprised of law enforcement officials, legislators, and community leaders. Task Force members are charged with examining the Basic Law Enforcement Officer Training Course and establishing competency-based standards for any course revisions deemed appropriate to better prepare officers to address the challenges of policing in a modern society by emphasizing both the critical thinking and tactical skills needed in today’s environment.


  • Verda Colvin
  • Gerald Couch
  • Eddie DeLoach
  • Sonja Fillingame
  • Bert Flewellen
  • Tyler Haprer
  • George Hartwig
  • Vivadon Horton
  • Dan Kirk
  • Michael Persley
  • Alan Powell
  • Mitch Ralston
  • Pat Strode
  • Ken Vance, Co-Chair
  • Chris Wigginton, Co –Chair
  • Scott Woodell


About Us

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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