GPSTC Athens

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.

Basic Police Officer Training

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.

Basic Jail Officer Training

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.

Advanced and Specialized Training

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.

 

 

 

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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