premium dorm roomIn order to provide the most convenient and comprehensive training experience possible, GPSTC offers on-site lodging in our 253-room dormitory. We offer both standard and premium room options on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dorm check-in will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Students must check out no later than 8:00 a.m. on the day of departure. Students must vacate/move out of their dorm room and return the room key to the Student Services desk by 8:00 a.m. on the last day of class. A $10.00 fee will be charged for late check-outs. 

The use of the GPSTC dormitories is for students and eligible instructors only.  No spouses or guests are permitted, unless they are also actively attending a GPSTC event.

All forms of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs are prohibited on state property except for use in training activities under the direct supervision of a Course Coordinator. All forms of gambling are prohibited on state property. Smoking (including the use of vapor e-cigarettes) is permitted in designated areas outside the building. Tobacco chewing, dipping and spitting is regarded as an outdoor activity.

Standard Rooms

GPSTC’s standard dorm rooms provide a convenient and cost-effective lodging option that allows students to focus on their training objectives. Each standard room is double or triple occupancy and features a bathroom and a television. Students may choose to lodge as a single occupant in a standard room on a space available basis for a fee.

Premium Rooms

Our premium rooms are single occupancy and boast a queen-size, hotel-quality memory foam bed, wireless internet, satellite TV, bathroom and a mini refrigerator.

Student Amenities

While at GPSTC, students have access to a full gym and remodeled weight room, game room, ATM, and laundry facilities.

Eligibility & Fees

Students employed by a state, county, or municipal public safety agency that attend training courses are not charged for standard double or triple occupancy dorm rooms. Students who are attending basic certification are not charged for standard double or triple occupancy dorm rooms. Basic students must lodge in a double or triple occupancy capacity (as assigned), and do not have the option for private or Premium rooms.  Employees of federal agencies, out-of-state agencies and private sector organizations, must pay for lodging. The following rates apply:  

Dorm Room Type Tuition Eligible Personnel Tuition Non-Eligible Personnel
Standard (double occupancy) Free $15 per night
Standard (triple occupancy) Free $15 per night

Standard (single occupancy, space available)

$15 per night $30 per night
Premium (single occupancy only) $20 per night $20 per night

What to Bring with You

To make the most of your stay in the GPSTC dorms, you should bring an alarm clock and toiletries. GPSTC provides standard pillows, linens and towels. Phones are no longer available in the dorm rooms. Emergency phones are located on each floor. Lockers are provided for personal items and valuables.

Dorm Check-in

Dorm check-in is available beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays, with a check-out time of 8:00 a.m. on the day of departure. All personal belongings must be secured in the wardrobe provided, unless the student is physically present in the room. Students in classes longer than one week must lock up personal belongings in the wardrobe provided, or take them home over the weekend.

Quiet Hours

Quiet hours are enforced from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.

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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