weight roomThe Physical Training facilities at GPSTC serve multiple purposes including individual fitness programs and recreation as well as physical training programs. The Physical Training area includes the following:

Weight Room

A state-of-the art fitness center with free weights; universal machines; cardio equipment such as elliptical trainers, treadmills, stair stepper, and stationary bike; and a heavy bag. The weight room also features piped music and satellite television.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Basketball Court & Agility Area

GPSTC’s gym features a half-court basketball area open for recreational play during non-training hours. During training hours, the court is used for defensive tactics training. Also located on the gym floor, GPSTC’s agility area is devoted to Crossfit® training with power ropes, climbing ropes, a climbing net, TRX straps and medicine balls.

For training purposes, the basketball court and agility area can accommodate up to two classes at a time and is often used for defensive tactics training sessions.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and during daytime hours if no class is on the floor.

Outdoor Track & Obstacle Course

The outdoor track and obstacle course includes a quarter-mile track for instructional and personal physical training programs as well as a 13-prop obstacle course used for agility and coordination training.

Hours of Operation: Daylight hours, weather permitting and if not in use for a training class.

Defensive Tactics/Physical Training Classrooms

Two padded classrooms serve as home to GPSTC’s defensive tactics and physical training blocks of instruction. Each room can accommodate 15 to 35 students at a time depending on the nature of the training.

Hours of Operation: Open for training courses only.


GPSTC’s pool is used for dive training only. Because the pool is not heated, it best replicates real-world water rescue operations. The pool features an underwater observation window and the potential for using sunken props and obstacle features that train students to perform underwater retrieval and search-and-rescue operations.

Hours of Operation: Open for training courses only.

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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