Georgia Police Academy News

GPSTC Track Progress

  Progress is continuing well as we draw closer to Phase 2 of the expansion project! 

GPSTC Hosts Tactical Night Vision Company

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center will be hosting the Tactical Night Vision Company (TNVC) for a demonstration event on June 26th at 6pm.   TNVC will allow attendees to test and evaluate some of Read more…

GPA Assists Gilmer Middle School STEAM Class

The Traffic Section of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center/Georgia Police Academy proudly assisted Robert McCart’s Gilmer Middle School STEAM class with learning more about child seatbelt safety with a live test crash. During the Read more…

GPSTC Announces GOHS Grants

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia is pleased to announce that the Georgia Police Academy has received two training grants from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The first grant is Read more…

13 WMAZ Features Basic Mandate Graduation

After eleven weeks of basic mandate training, the GPSTC-Forsyth Academy held a graduation on Friday, September 23, 2016 for the qualified cadets. 13WMAZ featured the basic mandate graduation.   Click the link below to read Read more…

GPA Conducts Public Safety Diver Course

  The Georgia Police Academy recently conducted the Public Safety Diver Course, August 29 through September 2. The Public Safety Diver course, PSD, is offered as a second week of further learning for divers after Read more…

GPA Conducts Pedestrian Crash Investigation

This week the Georgia Police Academy conducted the Pedestrian Crash Investigation course. During training for Pedestrian Crash Investigation, actual test crashes are performed in order to best demonstrate evidence recognition and collection.  These test crashes Read more…

GPSTC Represented at WREX 2016 in Orlando

Instructors Bruce Stanford and Chuck Odom of the Georgia Police Academy and Truman Boyle of the Georgia State Patrol, traveled to Orlando, Florida the week of May 2, 2016 to conduct motorcycle crash testing for Read more…

GPSTC to Co-Host Range Day/Product Expo in June

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center and Gulf State Distributors will co-host a Range Day/Product Expo on June 21, 2016. The event will be held at the GPSTC Firearms Complex. The last day to register Read more…

GPSTC Active Shooter Training Featured in Online Atlantic Documentary

April 20, 1999 at approximately 11:20 AM, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold entered Columbine High School in Columbine Colorado and began a massacre in which 12 students and 1 teacher were killed along with 21 Read more…

Pedestrian Crash Testing

On Feb 17, 2016, Bruce Stanford and Truman Boyle conducted pedestrian crash testing. This testing is part of the Georgia Police Academy’s Pedestrian Crash Investigation course.  The testing data is collected and the formulas are Read more…

Crash Test Validates Motorcycle Crash Investigation Methods

The Georgia Police Academy’s Motorcycle Crash Investigation course was held the week of December 14-18, 2015. This course is designed to provide traffic crash investigators with a better understanding of the motorcycle design, handling characteristics Read more…

GPA Traffic Section Receives Two GOHS Grants

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) in Forsyth, Georgia is pleased to announce the Georgia Police Academy Traffic Section has received two training grants from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The first Read more…

Active Shooter Response Demonstration

Fox 5 Atlanta’s Dana Fowle was on scene for an exclusive demonstration at the new GPSTC Active Shooter Building. Check out her coverage at Fox 5 Atlanta and then head over to Flickr.com for more Read more…

Open House Celebrates Two New GPA Training Facilities

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center and the Georgia Police Academy celebrated the opening of two new state-of-the-art training facilities. The November 9th ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours marked the official opening of the Active Shooter Read more…

GPSTC Participates in 2nd Annual Public Safety Day

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center proudly participated in the 2nd Annual Public Safety Day, hosted by the 2015 Leadership Monroe class. This event was held Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 10:00am – 3:00pm. The Read more…

GPA Instructors provide training for future Crime Scene Investigators

Jonathan Fuss of the Georgia Police Academy orchestrated a training event for the Strong Rock Christian Academy Forensic Sciences Class. Accompanying him to provide this training were fellow GPA Instructors Jason Jones and Larry Mooney. Read more…

Live Fire Body Armor Demo

                                           

GPSTC Training Featured in Glennville Sentinel

GPSTC instructors made the front page of the Glennville Sentinel. Three Georgia Police Academy Instructors, Jonathan Fuss, Larry Mooney, and James R. Harper, along with Captain Luther Hires of the Coastal Area Traffic Enforcement Network, Read more…

Cooper Institute’s Law Enforcement/Fire Service Fitness Specialist Course

The Cooper Institute is back with their first-rate Fitness Specialist course. Police and Fire Instructors of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center are participating in this course that reinforces the need for public safety professionals, Read more…

Glock Announces Course Cancellations

Due to low enrollment, Glock has announced the cancellation of their July GPSTC courses. Students registered for these courses have been contacted directly by Glock. Below is a copy of the notification letter. If you Read more…

Crash Formula Testing and Validation Controlled Crashes

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, GPA Instructor Bruce Stanford’s Crash Formula Testing and Validation class got to put their skills to work investigating controlled test crashes. The instructors executed two crash tests: a pole strike Read more…

Cub Scout Tour

On February 9, Georgia Police Academy Director Carlos Ortiz gave a tour of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center to Monroe County’s Cub Scout Den 10 of Pack 51 and their Den Leader Jeff Pixley. Read more…

Bruce Willis Graduates Top of NFA Class

Bruce Willis Graduates Top of NFA Class Congratulations to the Georgia Police Academy’s own Bruce Willis for his graduation from the National Forensic Academy (NFA). The NFA is an intensive 10-week training program funded by Read more…

GSU Criminal Justice Student Association Tours GPSTC

On Friday, October 10, the GPSTC hosted members of the Georgia State University Criminal Justice Student Association for an afternoon of touring and learning. Tim Melton, GPSTC Instructor, guided the Association members on the tour Read more…

GPSTC Arson Training Program Receives Donation

The GPSTC Arson Training Program received a generous $1,000 donation from the Atlanta Gas Light Resources/Atlanta Gas Light Charity Fund. The money was raised at their 2014 Golf Charity Tournament. Tommy Sipsy, an Atlanta Gas Read more…

GPSTC to Sponsor Macon Kiwanis Club’s Teen Driving Road-eo

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center will serve as a sponsor for the Macon Kiwanis Club’s Teen Driving Road-eo on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the Hutchings Career Center located at 2004 Riverside Drive, Macon, Read more…

GPSTC Upgrades Judgmental Pistol Simulators

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) recently acquired and installed new theater-style, scenario-based Judgmental Pistol Simulators at its main campus in Forsyth and at its regional academies. With more than 500 scenarios designed to Read more…

FBI Atlanta and GPSTC Host Active Shooter Symposium

FORSYTH—On July 23-24, 2013, the FBI’s Atlanta Field Office, in conjunction with the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC), hosted a two-day conference at GPSTC’s Forsyth, Georgia facility to discuss best practices and services available Read more…

Ortiz Trains with Counterterrorism Experts

Division Director Carlos Ortiz of the Georgia Police Academy, a division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, has returned from Israel after an intensive two weeks of immersion in the latest public safety training Read more…

Georgia Honors Fallen Heroes

Governor Nathan Deal gave the keynote address at the Georgia Public Safety Memorial Ceremony at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) in Forsyth. Twelve men and women who died while on duty as public Read more…

Change in Online Course Delivery

GPSTC has relocated our extremely popular independent online course offerings from a Blackboard hosted server to an internal server operated solely by the Training Center. The new delivery system will result in benefits for students Read more…

GPSTC Leaders Participate in Georgia-to-Georgia Exchange

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center’s (GPSTC) Executive Director Tim Bearden and Interim Deputy Director of Training Keith Howard recently returned from a week-long trip to the Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, where they met with Read more…

GPSTC and GSP Conduct Crash Test

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center’s Traffic Section (GPSTC), in collaboration with the Georgia State Patrol’s (GSP) Specialized Crash Reconstruction Team (SCRT) and Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD), conducted a two-vehicle crash test today at Read more…

Deal recognizes Georgia Public Safety Professionals

Gov. Nathan Deal today recognized 18 public safety professionals for acts of heroism and eight for contributions to their profession at the Governor’s Public Safety Awards ceremony in Forsyth. The recipients were given medallions and Read more…

GOHS Awards Impaired Driving Training Programs Grant to GPSTC

The Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) in Forsyth, Georgia is pleased to announce that it has received two training grants totaling $365,200 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), the state agency charged Read more…

New Recreation Hours

The weight room is now available from 5:00 pm until 9:30 pm Monday-Thursday. Any recreational items (i.e. weight belts, gloves) must be supplied by the student.

Policy Change: Tuition for Repeats

At the Board of Public Safety Meeting on February 10, 2011, the Board approved charging a tuition fee for all students that repeat a class due to failure. This change went into effect on July Read more…

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