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 a $527,201.13 training grant. The grant will begin October 1, 2016 and run through September 30, 2017. The program will help finance the advanced DUI/Impaired Driving Training programs for all state and local law enforcement agencies within the state of Georgia.

The Drug Recognition Expert, DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing programs provide law enforcement officers in the field with the training and knowledge to arrest and successfully prosecute offenders. “The ultimate goal of our program is to prevent the needless injuries and deaths that are directly attributed to impaired drivers,” said GPSTC Program Manager Jonathan Fuss.

The second grant is a $44,005.12 training grant. The program will help finance the Speed Detection & Enforcement training programs for all state and local law enforcement agencies within the state of Georgia. The Speed Detection & Enforcement programs provide law enforcement officers in the field with the training and knowledge to proactively enforce speed laws and successfully prosecute offenders.

Both grants will begin October 1, 2016 and run through September 20, 2017. “The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is committed to keeping everyone safe on our roads and highways, from the smallest precious cargo to the most seasoned drivers,” said GOHS Director Harris Blackwood. “This grant will help GPSTC keep Georgians safer on our roadways.”

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