Thank you for your interest in becoming a communications officer. The work of a communications officer requires high standards because it is the vital link between the community and law enforcement. Candidates interested in becoming a communications officer in Georgia must complete an application with the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) prior to enrolling in the Georgia Public Safety Training Center’s (GPSTC) Basic Communications Officer Training Program.
Upon meeting the pre-requisites listed below, candidates may enroll in GPSTC’s Basic Communications Officer Training, which is a 40-hour program that is completed in one week. After a candidate has completed the program, they are eligible for POST certification.
This course is intended for new communications officers employed by a governmental agency who receive, process, or transmit public safety information and who dispatch law enforcement, firefighters, medical or emergency management personnel.
Basic Communications Officer Training Program Highlights
Length of Program: 1 week
Tuition: FREE for new Public Safety Communications Officers/Telecommunicators employed by a local governmental agency in Georgia; $600 for those who have been employed longer than six months.
Dates offered: View dates the program is offered
Locations offered: GPSTC Forsyth
Contact the Instructional Services Division at GPSTC’s main campus in Forsyth, GA.