The Georgia Public Safety Training Center’s Basic Training Division maintains and operates several academies throughout the state in addition to the academy in Forsyth. Each of these academies conducts the Basic Mandate Law Enforcement Training program, the Basic Jail Officer Training program, and selected specialized and advanced training courses. As of July 1, 2014, Instructional Services Division will conduct the Basic Communications Officer Training program. All academies are supported by Advisory Boards made up of local officers and civilian personnel.

GPSTC Athens

Richard Dixon, Training Manager
[email protected]

155 Buddy Christian Way
Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706) 369-6342
Fax: (706) 369-6335

GPSTC Forsyth

Timothy Melton, Training Manager
[email protected]

1000 Indian Springs Drive
Forsyth, GA 31029
Phone: (478) 993-4200
FAX: (478) 993-4209

GPSTC Pickens

Chadd Wilson, Training Manager
[email protected]

339A West Church Street
Jasper, GA 30143
Phone: (478) 538-3561

GPSTC Columbia/Richmond

Richard Dixon, Training Manager
[email protected]

Classes are being conducted at GPSTC Columbia/Richmond on an as needed basis.
Contact the Academy manager for more information.

GPSTC Columbus

John Taliaferro, Training Manager
[email protected]

3001 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31906
Phone: (706) 568-2025
FAX: (706) 569-3127


Chadd Wilson, Training Manager
[email protected]

3175 Cedartown Highway
Rome, GA 30161
Phone: (706) 368-7519

Classes are being conducted at GPSTC Rome on an as needed basis.
Contact the Academy manager for more information.

GPSTC Savannah 

Hal Braswell, Training Manager
[email protected]

108 Sunshine Avenue
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 644-7766
FAX: (912) 644-7700

GPSTC Tifton

Marty Smith, Training Manger
[email protected]

2802 Moore Highway, ABAC 49
Tifton, GA 31793
Phone: (229) 386-3606
FAX: (229) 386-7246

North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy (contract)

North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy Major Ken Davis, Director
[email protected]

5000 Austell-Powder Springs Rd, Ste 151
Austell, GA 30106
Phone: (770) 499-5080
FAX: (770) 732-5938

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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