Bruce Stanford, Division Director
Ginny Sapp, Division Secretary
Phone: (478) 993-4499
Fax: (478) 993-4497

The Georgia Police Academy, which was founded in 1962 and consolidated with the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in 1991, provides advanced and specialized training for Georgia’s certified law enforcement officers in dozens of instructional areas including: criminal investigations, drug enforcement and drug recognition, firearms, forensics, legal, organizational development, traffic safety, physical fitness and counter-terrorism. Coroners’ mandatory basic and in-service training are also hosted by the Georgia Police Academy.

The staff at the Georgia Police Academy (GPA) is dedicated to developing the abilities of Georgia’s law enforcement officers to deliver safe, effective and efficient services to the communities they serve. GPA offers a comprehensive array of training courses that address the professional development needs of Georgia law enforcement organizations from entry-level training through supervisor training.

The GPA strives to maintain state-of-the-art training for the Georgia law enforcement community and continuously researches the most effective training methods to ensure that we deliver the highest quality training to our customers.  The Academy offers an experiential approach to learning that provides our students with a balanced classroom environment of lectures, combined with the use of realistic scenarios, to better prepare officers for real world applications.

Interested in Becoming a Police Officer?

Contact the Basic Training Division to learn more about becoming a police officer.

For all questions regarding advanced and specialized training for sworn police officers, please use the contact form below to get in touch with the Georgia Police Academy.

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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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