Twelve officers graduated from the Basic Community Supervision Officer Training (BCSOT) at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia.
The graduation ceremony was held on Thursday, October 21, 2021, in the auditorium. 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 individuals serving for felony offenses 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 and protecting Georgia communities.
“Over the past eight weeks, these men and women have been tested, both mentally as well as physically, and have proven they are prepared to excel in this challenging and rewarding profession,” said Porter,
“The DCS Training Academy prepares future officers to fully appreciate the impact they will have in an individual’s life. I know that these values will help them as they begin their careers and work to improve the lives of those under probation and parole as well improve communities across Georgia,” 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 Americus, Brunswick, Gainesville, Gwinnett, Milledgeville, Sandersville, Savannah, and Tifton.