GPSTC Cherokee

GPSTC sealGPSTC/Cherokee Academy
516 Chattin Drive, Canton, GA 30115
Phone: (678) 880-4847  Fax: (770) 345-3228


The Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Columbus conducts the Basic Police Officer Training program and selected advanced and specialized training courses on occasion.

Basic Police Officer Training

Candidates who wish to become law enforcement officers should carefully review the requirements for Becoming a Police Officer in Georgia. Upon completing all prerequisites, candidates may enroll in the 408-hour Basic Law Enforcement Training program at GPSTC Columbus. The Basic Law Enforcement Training program is typically taught four times per year at GPSTC Cherokee.