The following equipment is required of cadets attending the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program at GPSTC Pickens.
  1. Black Shoes/Boots: one pair (must hold a shine, inspected daily)
  2. Academy Logo polo shirts, white (3)
  3. Academy Logo t-shirts, navy (1)
  4. Pants, khaki (5.11 Tactical cotton preferred)
  5. Belt, black
  6. Academy Logo baseball hat, khaki (1)
  7. Academy Logo shorts, gray (1)
  8. Athletic shoes (1 pair)
  9. Duty Belt, black (leather or nylon)
  10. Holster (leather or nylon), security level 2 minimum
  11. Pistol with three magazines and magazine pouch in .40, .45 or 9mm calibers. Pre-service candidates must have pistol approved prior to the first day of class. Pre-service candidates may be able to borrow Academy pistols if they are available, so please check before purchasing a weapon.
  12. Weapon cleaning supplies (recommended)
  13. Flashlight with batteries and flashlight holder/ring
  14. Handcuffs with keys and handcuff case (no corrections high security cuffs, please)
  15. Expandable baton and baton holster
  16. Training pistols (artificial weapons) will be issued to all students by the Academy
  17. A good dictionary (recommended)
  18. 3” three-ring binder (notebook)
  19. A flash drive (thumb drive) for downloading required material. The Peace Officers Reference Text (PORT) will be provided to you this way.

Uniform Vendors

For a list of local vendors that stock Academy logo merchandise, please contact the Academy.
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