GPA Develops Officer Survival Level II

The Georgia Police Academy has developed Officer Survival Level II, another level to the Officer Survival courses. Certified peace officers who have successfully completed the Officer Survival Course will have the opportunity to attend Officer Survival Level II for the first time on January 30, 2017 at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center’s main campus range in Forsyth, GA.

The new Officer Survival course will challenge new officers and veterans on their marksmanship. Officer Survival Level II is designed to provide training necessary to increase the law enforcement officer’s ability to apply the basic handgun marksmanship fundamentals during armed encounters from various situations and shooting positions.

Topics will include marksmanship fundamentals, shooting while moving, both weapon hand and support only operations, shooting from various positions of disadvantage, shooting from and around patrol vehicles, engaging shoot/no shoot targets while clearing the Live Fire Shoot House, shooting from seated positions, and shooting from various ground positions.

Students will need to bring their department issued duty weapon, duty belt, and body armor. However, ammunition will be provided in the following calibers: 9mm, 40S&W, and 45ACP.


Prerequisite: Must be certified or sworn law enforcement and have successfully completed the Officer Survival Course.

Keep a lookout for course offerings!