Twelve officers graduated from the Basic Community Supervision Officer Training (BCSOT) at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia. All graduates are now certified as Community Supervision Officers by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.).
These men and women join the ranks of fellow officers responsible for the community-based supervision of approximately 200,000 adult felony offenders throughout Georgia.
DCS Director of Training and Professional Development, Ms. Shanta Porter, says that these new officers are well prepared and she is confident they are ready to begin their assignments.
“Over the past eight weeks, these men and women have endured rigorous challenges designed to build a foundation for a safe and productive career,” said Porter. “The dedication, teamwork, and integrity these officers have shown during their training are truly inspiring. We are honored to have them join our team. We look forward to the positive impact they will have on our communities and the citizens of our great state,” added Porter.
The BCSOT curriculum includes training on the following courses: supervision techniques, investigation procedures, intervention strategies, Georgia law, policy and procedure, interview skills, physical fitness, arrest procedures, defensive tactics, computer interaction, enhanced supervision procedures, and firearms qualification.
The new officers will serve their communities in field offices located in Columbus, Cordele, Dekalb, Lagrange, Lawrenceville, Morrow, Newnan, Savannah, and Waycross.