155 Buddy Christian Way, Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706) 369-6342 Fax: (706) 369-6335
The Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Athens conducts the Basic Police Officer Training program, the Basic Jail Officer Training program, and selected advanced and specialized training courses.
Candidates who wish to become law enforcement officers should carefully review the requirements for Becoming a Police Officer in Georgia. Upon completing all prerequisites, candidates may enroll in the 408-hour Basic Law Enforcement Training program at GPSTC Athens. The Basic Law Enforcement Training program is typically taught eight times per year at GPSTC Athens.
Candidates interested in becoming Jail Officers in Georgia should do so through their agency of employment. Training officers may enroll candidates into the 80-hour Basic Jail Officer program at GPSTC Athens. The Basic Jail Officer Training program is typically taught four times per year at GPSTC Athens.
A selected offering of advanced and specialized training courses are offered at GPSTC Athens. Please view the GPSTC Athens course calendar for a complete list of classes at this location.