GPSTC has rounded up some signature courses that we are offering as featured training. To view a complete list of courses available, please browse our course catalog.

Family Violence Curriculum

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Family Violence curriculum consists of the Family Violence First Responder and Family Violence Investigations courses. Multiple offerings of each course are available throughout the year. Please note that these courses replace Read more…

Stinger Spike Systems Train-the-Trainer Program

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingOn June 18, 2018, GPSTC will be offering a 4-hour train-the-trainer program on the Stinger Spike Systems rapid tire deflation systems. The class consists of approximately one hour of classroom instruction covering pursuit Read more…

Guns, Legislation, and Searches: A Law Enforcement Update

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingOn Thursday, July 19, 2018, the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth will present, in cooperation with the Georgia Prosecuting Attorney’s Council and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Read more…

Public Safety Fitness Specialist Replaces Health & Wellness Instructor Course

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe former Health and Wellness Instructor training program has been updated and is now the Public Safety Fitness Specialist course. This course will be offered commencing in October. This is a comprehensive Read more…

Fire Service Leadership and Executive Development

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingFire Service Leadership and Executive Development The City of Atlanta will be conducting two new fire service leadership courses you do not want to miss! Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking April Read more…

GPSTC Hosts Virtual Simulation Roundtable

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingOn March 29, 2018, Meggitt Training Systems in conjunction with the Georgia Public Safety Training Center will be hosting a Virtual Simulation Roundtable for law enforcement.   Attendees will have the opportunity Read more…

Fentanyl Response & Current Drug Trends Symposium

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center is offering a one-day Fentanyl Response & Current Drug Trends Symposium on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. This symposium will present information on appropriate protective strategies when Read more…

GPSTC Develops Public Safety Diver Course

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured Training The Georgia Public Safety Training Center has developed a Public Safety Diver course. This 120 hour course will prepare the student for the unique duties associated with public safety diving issues. Phase One Read more…

Dynamics of Officer/Citizen Encounters

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingRegister today for one of the following offerings: February 19, 2018 February 20, 2018 February 21, 2018 February 22, 2018 February 23, 2018 Prerequisite: Certified law enforcement officer currently employed with a state, Read more…

2018 Governor’s Initiative Courses

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center is proud to announce the launching of four new online Governor’s Initiative courses on January 1, 2018: Autism and De-escalation (2 hours P.O.S.T. De-escalation credit) Building Positive Read more…

Dynamics of Officer/Citizen Encounters

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingRegister today for one of the following offerings: February 19, 2018 February 20, 2018 February 21, 2018 February 22, 2018 February 23, 2018 Prerequisite: Certified law enforcement officer currently employed with a state, Read more…

GPSTC Offers Clandestine Laboratory Safety and Awareness Course

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center is holding a Clandestine Laboratory Safety and Awareness course on December 5. This course will familiarize students with various types of clandestine laboratory operations used to Read more…

GPSTC Offers Clandestine Laboratory Safety and Awareness Course

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center is holding a Clandestine Laboratory Safety and Awareness course on December 5. This course will familiarize students with various types of clandestine laboratory operations used to Read more…

Managing Critical Incident Response Symposium, October 24, 2017

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Managing Critical Incident Response Symposium will be on October 24, 2017, at the main campus in Forsyth, Georgia. Public safety personnel of all ranks and disciplines are invited to attend this Read more…

GPSTC Hosts Concealed Carry Instructor Workshop

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingOn September 25, the Georgia Public Safety Training Center will be hosting a Concealed Carry Instructor Workshop for Firearms Instructors. This course will merge combative handgun techniques with everyday carry and concealment Read more…

GPSTC Offers Forensic Anthropology for Law Enforcement: Clandestine Grave Investigations

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center is holding a Forensic Anthropology for Law Enforcement: Clandestine Grave Investigations course on September 25, 2017. This course is designed for personnel who are assigned to Read more…

GPSTC Offers Defensive Tactics Instructor Course

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center is now offering a new Defensive Tactics Instructor course. On June 30, 2017, this course was approved for P.O.S.T. credit. This course is designed for P.O.S.T. Read more…

GPSTC Offers Emergency Medical Responder

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center is holding an Emergency Medical Responder course on August 28. Firefighters, police officers, and other emergency services personnel are often the first on the scene of Read more…

GPSTC Hosts Symposium

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center will be hosting a Managing Critical Incident Response Symposium, 10/24. Confirmed presenters include: Aurora Police Incident Commander Lieutenant Jad Lanigan, Aurora Police SWAT Commander Mike Dailey, Read more…

GPSTC Updates Domestic Violence Curriculum

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Law Enforcement’s Response to Domestic Violence will no longer be offered. Instead, this course has evolved into new two courses: Family Violence First Responder and Family Violence Investigations. The Family Violence Read more…

CIT Program Expansion

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC), the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), and the Georgia chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) are pleased to Read more…

GPSTC Offers Tactical Diffusion Strategies

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingOn August 14, the Georgia Public Safety Training Center will be offering Tactical Diffusion Strategies. Since this course is designed for law enforcement officers who have direct contact with the public, students Read more…

GPSTC Offers Police Cyclist

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center is offering Police Cyclist on October 2. The Police Cyclist course will provide the student with a basic understanding and skill handling of a police mountain Read more…

GPSTC Offers School Resource Officer

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center is offering School Resource Officer on July 10. This course will be for law enforcement officers assigned as, or anticipating assignment as, a School Resource Officer. Read more…

GPSTC Hosts Langdon Tactical Courses

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center is pleased to announce the following courses from Langdon Tactical: Tactical Carbine Skills, 9/5-9/6; and Advanced Tactical Pistol Skills, 9/7-9/8. To attend the courses, students will Read more…

New Drug Enforcement Investigations Course

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe GPSTC – Police Academy Division’s new Drug Enforcement Investigations Course has replaced the Introduction to Drug Enforcement course. The new course covers investigative techniques used in proactive investigations of ongoing criminal activity (drugs, gambling, Read more…

Fentanyl Informational Briefing

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingGPSTC has released an informational briefing on the drug Fentanyl. The information in this briefing is provided by the DEA. Please check out this information today. While it does not provide POST Read more…

GPSTC Hosts Dynamics of Officer/Citizen Encounters

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia State Patrol and the Georgia Public Safety Training Center are teaming together to offer Dynamics of Officer/Citizen Encounters on June 8 in Forsyth, GA. This course is POST approved for Read more…

GPSTC Offers Firearms Instructor Training

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingWhile attending Firearms Instructor training, students participate in a variety of combat shooting drills, including drawing techniques, safe loading and unloading procedures, proper use of cover, immediate actions, engagement of multiple targets, Read more…

GPSTC Offers Use of Force Instructor Training

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center will be offering Use of Force Instructor Training on June 19. The Use of Force Instructor Training will give students the knowledge and skills necessary to Read more…

GPSTC Offers TASER Course

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center is offering TASER on May 25. If you missed the last class offering, now is your chance!   Anyone employed with a local, state, or federal Read more…

GPSTC Offers Criminal Apprehension for Patrol

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center offers Criminal Apprehension for Patrol at the main campus in Forsyth, GA. The course is intended for officers assigned to traffic, patrol and interdiction duties with Read more…

GPSTC Offers Tactical Diffusion Strategies Training

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingTactical Diffusion Strategies Training will be offered May 1-3 at GPSTC’s main Forsyth campus.   This course will provide the student with the latest theories in verbal communication and situational de-escalation techniques. Read more…

Return of the First Responder Course

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingDue to popular demand, the Georgia Pubic Safety Training Center is bringing back the forty-hour First Responder course. This course will provide necessary training on patient contact in the emergency medical services Read more…

GPSTC Offers Clandestine Laboratory Site Safety Officer

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center will offer Clandestine Laboratory Site Safety Officer, April 4-April 6, 2017. This course is directed to the certified clandestine laboratory investigator. It will begin where the Read more…

GPSTC Offers Police Countersniper Level 1

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center will be offering another Police Countersniper Level 1 course May 8 through May 12 at the main campus in Forsyth, GA. On the first day, students Read more…

GPSTC Offers Basic Clandestine Laboratory Investigator Course

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center is offering Basic Clandestine Laboratory Investigator Course on March 13, 2017.   This 50-hour course is designed to prepare officers responsible for the investigation, assessment and Read more…

GPSTC Answers the Governor’s Call

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingOn September 8, 2016, Governor Nathan Deal announced a new law enforcement reform initiative. This initiative includes an expansion of specific training courses required by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Read more…

GPSTC Offers UAS Regulation and Licensing Course

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Police Academy is offering Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Regulatory, Registration and Licensing Requirements for Public Safety Entities on March 29, 2017 at the main GPSTC campus.   This course is Read more…

GPSTC Offers Monthly A.L.E.R.R.T. Level 1 Courses

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Police Academy is now offering monthly courses for A.L.E.R.R.T. Terrorism Response Tactics Active Shooter Level 1. These courses will be held at GPSTC’s main campus in Forsyth.   A.L.E.R.R.T. Terrorism Read more…

Upcoming TASER Courses Available

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe TASER course is designed to certify the user in the use of the TASER Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW), specifically the X26. A brief overview of CEW technology, medical safety, and tactical Read more…

GPSTC Offers Tactical Handcuffing

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center is offering Tactical Hancuffing on March 6. The Tactical Handcuffing training course is designed for public safety officers to reduce the potential of injury and liability Read more…

GPSTC Hosts Missing Children Courses

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingMissing Children Seminar for CEO’s and Missing Children: Dynamics & Response are facilitated by the National Center For Missing & Exploited Children as a partnership between with the National Office of Juvenile Read more…

GPSTC Offers Specialized Patrol Techniques

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingSpecialized Patrol Techniques is being offered on December 5, 2016 at GPSTC’s main campus in Forsyth. This course provides peace officers with a working knowledge of the current techniques of traditional and Read more…

GPSTC Now Offers TASER Course

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Public Safety Training Center is now offering a TASER course for anyone employed with a local, state, or federal law enforcement agency and is designated to carry and use a Read more…

GPSTC Offers Basic ATV Operators Course

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingATV use in the public safety community is on the rise. The Georgia Public Safety Training Center is offering two separate Basic ATV Operators Courses that will address safe operations of these Read more…

GPSTC Hosts Basic Tactical Shield Instructor Course

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingWhether you’re training Tactical Operators, Patrol Officers, or Drug Enforcement Units, the Basic Tactical Shield Instructor course will help you become more proficient as a ballistic shield operator and instructor. This intensive Read more…

GPSTC Offers Internal Affairs Investigations

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingThe Georgia Police Academy is offering the Internal Affairs Investigations course the week of November 14-18, 2016. The course will be held at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Forsyth campus.   Read more…

GPSTC Offers Criminal Procedure

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingGPSTC is offering the highly sought after Criminal Procedure course October 31st through November 4th. Through classroom presentation and discussion, this course provides Georgia officers with an overview of the Constitution and Read more…

The GPSTC to Host Use of Force Symposium

Training at GPSTC  >  Featured TrainingSeats are still available. Register today! Use of Force Symposium Registration The Georgia Public Safety Training Center is hosting a Use of Force Symposium as the first in a series on Contemporary Read more…

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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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