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Cobb County Public Safety Police Academy

Cobb County Police Academy

Rules and Regulations

All officers and civilians in attendance at any course taught at the Cobb County Public Safety Police Academy are expected to dress and conduct themselves professionally. Students will be dressed in appropriate attire. Officers will wear departmental Class A style uniforms or departmental approved training uniforms. Civilians will wear appropriate business casual attire and appropriate footwear. Unless otherwise instructed, denim jeans, shorts, athletic wear, to include sweat suits and stretch/yoga style pants, t-shirts, open-toe footwear and anything with inappropriate language or symbolism, as determined by academy staff, will not be allowed.

Visiting personal will be issued an Electronic "Proximity" Visitors Card granting them access to the facility's gated parking and controlled access areas.  If their issued card is lost or stolen, it is their responsibility to report this immediately to the staff.  This card will be returned to the staff, in good working order, at the completion of the class they are attending.  Failure to return the card will result in credit for the course being withheld until the cost of the card is covered.

The Academy will be accessed during normal working hours 0630-1600 hrs with the exception of prescheduled programs.  Students will not enter access controlled or administrative areas without staff approval. 

Certified LEO’s are authorized to be armed but all weapons must be carried in a holster that completely shrouds the trigger area.

The Cobb County Public Safety Police Academy course attendance requirements are consistent with Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) Uniform Academy Regulations, dated July 1, 2020.

  • Per paragraph 1.2.3, students shall not be absent for more than 5% of a State Mandated Training Course. The 5% regulation shall apply to high liability topics individually and shall be cumulative toward the entire course. High Liability topics are those topics which require a “specialized” instructor. Some examples of these topics are: Firearms, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Defensive Tactics, Judgmental Pistol Shooting, and Emergency Medical Training.
  • Per paragraph 1.2.4 a student shall be deemed absent for one hour if that student fails to report within fifteen minutes of the start of any hour of instruction, unless that student's absence has been excused by the academy director.
  • Per paragraph 10.1, students may not receive partial credit for refresher or in-service courses. To receive training credit, they must attend 90% of the entire course. An example of an in-service course is annual training.

CCPD Policy 6.02 states all sworn employees who attend training at a location inside the County, are required to have with them, at a minimum, a ballistic vest, portable radio, primary or secondary firearm, handcuffs, an extra magazine, and, if not in one of the Department uniforms, something that can easily identify them as a police officer (badge, police windbreaker, etc.), as well as their assigned county vehicle.

Laptops, cellphones, newspapers, etc., will not be used during class unless approved by the instructor.

Beverages are allowed in the classroom; however, the container must be covered with a sealable lid. Individual style snacks are also permitted provided they do not distract from the course or instruction.

Address

2435 East-West Connector, Austell GA 30106

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 3741 Tramore Pointe Pkwy, Austell, GA 30106. 770-349-8000

Click link below to make hotel reservations at discounted rate:

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COBB COUNTY POLICE OFFICERS ONLY

If you are a CCPD Officer you must submit a CCPD training request through your chain of command. Remember to update your profile if it does not reflect your badge number and correct okey number.

 

 

Click here to initiate your CCPD training request

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NON-COBB COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS ONLY

If you are not a CCPD Officer but wish to enroll in a CCPD taught course, i.e. ITC, Radar Operator, Search Warrants and Affidavits, etc., you must complete the Outside Agency Training Request. All requests must be approved by your supervision. When your request is processed you and your supervisor will receive confirmation of receipt and status. If there are no more vacancies you will be added to the wait list.

If the course is not taught by Cobb, a hosted course taught by organizations such as Dolan, Guardian, NTOA, PATC, etc., an outside agency training request is not required but you must register with the organization directly.

CIT is a GPSTC course hosted by us. Outside agencies MUST register directly through GPSTC, do not submit an outside agency training request to us.

 

Click here to submit an outside agency training request (Cobb taught courses only)

November 2021 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
11/1-11/5 0800-1700 First Responder - CAD01E (CCPD Officers Only-Limit 8) Mandate 57 None 5
11/4-11/5 0800-1700 Guardian-Developing a Culture of Leadership Excellence Frank Trammer

$289 On/Before Sep 9th,$269 Multi-Agency discount* (5 or more) $359 After September 9th

 2
11/8-11/12 0800-1600 Supervision II-AQS10G SGT Gosman None 1
11/8-11/19 0800-1700 Use of Force Instructor Training-SIM17G (See prerequisites) G Corbitt None 3, Tac Vil
11/10

0800-1600

Remedial Driver Training (Public Safety Only) C Willis None 1
11/10-11/12 0800-1600 Gangs - IGA00G  CAGE/OCU None A, Tac Vil (Fri)
11/15-11/19 0800-1700 Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program - AGW03G GPSTC None B

 

November Course Descriptions

Guardian-Developing a Culture of Leadership Excellence

GUARDIAN LEADERSHIP Developing a Culture of Leadership Excellence Workshop is intended for participants who want to learn how to intentionally foster a positive culture through role modeling, creating shared values, and by inspiring and empowering their employees to galvanize commitment and achieve organizational goals.

This TWO-DAY interactive workshop will explore the value of:

  • Cultivating a climate conducive to leadership growth and development
  • Clarifying and communicating a purpose that resonates with others
  • Defining and articulating a vision for your team and organization
  • Creating shared values to galvanize commitment
  • Achieving success in terms of a team
  • Building a safe environment for taking risks and learning from failure
  • Developing a successive leadership culture that lasts for generations

If you are not from CCPD please click the link to register: https://www.guardianleaders.com/course/developing-a-culture-of-leadership-excellence-austell-ga/

Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program

The Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training course prepares law enforcement officers and other public safety personnel with the skills to assist people with mental illness, co-occurring disorders, substance abuse, developmental disorders or other brain disorders who are in crisis, thereby advancing public safety and reducing stigma. This course is an intensive 40-hour, five-day curriculum that is comprised of both classroom instruction and practical exercises delivered by mental health professionals, other subject matter experts and CIT law enforcement instructors. This course is approved by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Council.

CCPD Officers - Due to limited seats, you will be identified by your supervision if selected to attend this course.  

Outside agency officers must register through GPSTC, IAW your agency training policies. 

Remedial Driver Training

Remedial Driver Training for Cobb County Public Safety Employees (RISK Management Approved)

This is a remedial driver’s course for Public Safety Personnel. The course addresses bad driving habits to avoid and common mistakes performed by Public Safety employees. This course is tentatively approved by Risk Management to replace the County’s Remedial Driver’s Safety Course. To attend, the employee must have a county vehicle he/she normally drives while on duty.

POC SGT M Gosman [email protected]

 

Gangs

  • -Gang Law
  • -Blood and Crip overview
  • -UBN
  • -Hispanic Gangs
  • -Gangster Disciple and Chicago Gangs
  • -Ghostface Gangsters/Aryan Gangs/Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
  • -Hybrid Gangs
  • -Gangs in Cobb ADC
  • -Social Media and gangs
  • -Gang charges and search warrants
  • -District Attorney Office presentation
  • -Practical exercise involving social media analysis, tattoos search warrants, and gang charges
  • -Gang case review, mock trial

 

Supervision II

This is the second of the series and builds on what is learned in Supervision I. Additional topics include Leadership, Legal issues, Communication, Performance Management, and Discipline, and Critical Incidents.

First Responder

Police officers are often the first on the scene of emergency medical calls and have a responsibility to know what to do. This course provides instruction on immediate care skills that may stabilize an injured person until medical personnel arrive. Required for Intermediate Certification.

Prerequisites: Students must provide proof of current CPR certification from a national provider such as the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. This must include Adult CPR, Pediatric CPR, and Automated External Defibrillation. Must be sworn and certified law enforcement.

Use of Force Instructor Training

Course Description: This course is designed to give the students the knowledge and skills necessary to design, develop, and implement use of force training using static, dynamic, and interactive training. The course will provide these law enforcement professionals with the principles of use of force, ideas on use of force training, and the overview needed to assist in the evaluation of officer-involved use of force incidents. Focus will be on use of force issues that correlate with the Fourth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, and Eighth Amendment.

This course is a combination of lecture and practical activity; however, this course is not "tactic" based. It's primary design is to expose the student to the decision-making process of using reasonable force in necessary situations and how to articulate the force option used after the incident takes place.

Prerequisites: Class size is limited to 18. Must be employed with a local, state, or federal law enforcement agency. Must possess POST General Instructor Certification or equivalent.

Training Outcomes

To teach instructors how to design, develop, and implement use of force training based on state and federal statutes, U.S. Constitution, Graham v. Connor (1989), Tennessee v. Garner (1985), Scott v. Harris (2007), Whitten v Wooten (2008), and Whitley v Albers (1986).

Special Notes: Student should bring appropriate clothing for scenario based training, rain gear, ball cap, eye protection, and groin protection. Student must have department-issued duty gear (excluding firearm, ammo, OC Spray, Baton, TASER), handcuffs with key, and body armor. Student must be able to participate in intensive training that may be outdoors and in inclement weather.

December 2021 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
12/1-12/2 0800-1700 Pepperball Instructor/Armorer Course - IDO03G PepperBall $395.00 1
12/2-12/3 0800-1700 Guardian - Effective Leadership Communication Frank Trammer Before/On October 7: $289
Multi-Registration Discount (5+): $269
After October 7: $359
2
12/6-12/10 0800-1600 Supervision III-AQS11G SGT Gosman None 1
12/6-12/8 0800-1600 LETA-Narcotics, Gangs and Financial     Investigations Training Conference     M Demarcus/S  Migoia $350.00 3
12/8-12/10 0800-1600 PATC-Interview Techniques for Street and Road Patrol Officers John Crimmins $350.00 2
12/9 12/10 Guardian- 21 Century Leadership Frank Trammer   Lab A
12/14 0800-1700 Command Presence - The Transformational Trainer - NIM26G TBA $215.00 ($395.00 if taking both classes) 2
12/15 0800-1700 Command Presence - Designing Effective Training Programs - NIM32G TBA $195.00 ($395.00 if taking both classes) 2
12/20-12/21 0800-1600 Advanced Report Writing - CAL02G   (CCPD Only) TBA None Mandate 58
           
           
           

 

December Course Descriptions

Supervision III

This is the last of the series, and some topics include Motivation, Stress Management, Interpersonal Communication, and Public Speaking.

Advanced Report Writing

An accurate, well-written report is a critical part of any criminal investigation. This course will provide students the tools necessary for writing effective reports. Course topics include principles of effective writing including grammar and mechanics of writing, elements of effective report writing, law enforcement considerations, and preparing special reports. Students will complete a series of activities, including the creation of law enforcement reports, designed to reinforce the learning objectives.

Required for Intermediate Certification

Guardian - Effective Leadership Communication

About This Workshop


Excellent communication skills are essential to effective leadership. The
ability to effectively communicate vision, mission, values, ideas, and goals
are absolute requirements for leadership success. Many leaders take
communication for granted believing they are already good at it, but
survey results indicate otherwise. According to studies, over 91% of
employees say their bosses lack this critical skill. Effective leaders
communicate in a way that motivates team members to achieve
organizational goals. If a leader cannot get a message across clearly and
motivate others to act on it, then having a message doesn't even
matter.

During this interactive workshop, you will learn strategies to enhance
your communication skills and relate to others in a way that increases
your leadership effectiveness. You will be equipped with the ability to
move beyond words and communicate in a way that connects with
others and inspires action.


What You’ll Learn
• Approaches, frameworks, and tools for communicating effectively
• How to go beyond communicating to actually connecting with
   people
• Ways to successfully navigate communication barriers
• How to speak so people will listen and listen so people will speak
• The importance of transparency and authenticity in developing
    trust and building rapport
• Effective strategies for giving and receiving feedback

If you are not with CCPD please click here to register: https://www.guardianleadership.com/

 

PATC-Interview Techniques for Street and Road Patrol Officers

Course Objectives

The best opportunity a police officer has in obtaining a confession is moments after the crime is committed. By conducting an effective patrol interview/interrogation, you deprive the suspect of the opportunity to create a compelling story to explain away their involvement in criminal activity. Furthermore, you force them to commit to a story that in all likelihood will fall apart once you delve further into your investigation.

This course will provide officers with:

  • Tools to get a suspect to want to talk with an officer.
  • Techniques that will help the officer determine to a high-degree of certainty whether a suspect is being truthful or deceptive.
  •  Steps that must be taken to ensure a legally-valid confession is obtained.
  • Creation of an environment that is conducive to eliciting a confession. 
  • Means to identify verbal and body language that is indicative of deception.

Participants will learn how to break down the barriers of communication that police officers often face when questioning suspects. They will learn techniques that will assist them in obtaining admissions of guilt and ultimately how to illicit a VALID confession while maintaining a safe environment for the officer and the suspect during the interview/interrogation.

To register for this course select this link: https://www.patc.com/training/register.php?ID=18344

LETA-Narcotics, Gangs and Financial Investigations Training Conference

Class Program

· Financial Investigations on Narcotics and Gang Members

· Money Laundering Investigations

· Basic Asset Forfeiture Investigations

· Advanced Asset Forfeiture Investigations

· Gangs and Fraud Investigations

· Credit Card Skimming and Money Card investigations for Investigators

· Following the Money Trail on Narcotics, Gangs and Vice Investigations

A three day (24 hour) training program designed for Gangs, Vice, Narcotics, Interdiction Officers and Fraud Investigators who participate in Narcotics, Vice, Gang and Fraud investigations.  This is a specialized training program designed to teach investigators the proper methods to conduct thorough financial investigations.  In many instances a case ends after the initial arrests are made. 

There is another whole side of criminal investigations which should include financial investigations. This training will cover Basic Asset Forfeiture investigations as well as Advanced Asset Forfeiture investigations. Gang members are now heavy into the fraud aspect of Credit Card skimming,  Identity Theft and IRS tax return fraud. They are making hundreds of millions of dollars by utilizing fraud to further their criminal enterprises.  Investigators will learn how to find fraud based crimes and how to successfully prosecute fraud cases. Reverse Sting narcotics investigations are the best way to target Drug Trafficking Organizations. These sting operations target distributors, buyers and their financial backing. The instructors for this one of a kind training have many years of investigative experience and this training course offers a unique perspective that no other law enforcement training in the country offers in this capacity. 

Group rates are available and class space is limited.  Be sure to make your reservations early for this one of a kind specialized training!

To register online, click: www.uctraining.net

The Transformational Trainer

Transforming Good Instructors into Great Ones
Regardless of subject matter expertise, the role of the trainer is to enhance the performance
of their students. The Transformational Trainer is an instructor enhancement program
designed to help you focus on the "how to train" not just the "what to train". This program
is designed to challenge instructors to think differently about law enforcement training to
improve the quality of learning transfer so that work performance improves. Through
guided discussions, case studies, video analysis, self-assessments and small group
exercises, participants will explore:

  • Characteristics of the
  • Transformational Trainer
  • The Science of Learning: Making it "Stick"
  • Generational Differences and
  • Communication Styles
  • Human Performance Factors that
  • Affect Decision Making
  • A New Look at Student Feedback
  • Storytelling as a Trainer's Tool
  • Eliminating Death by PowerPoint
  • Continuous Self-Improvement

To register: https://commandpresence.net/register/

Designing Effective Training Programs

Solid Curriculum for Peak Performance

Designing court defensible, evidence-based training is the cornerstone of enhancing student
performance and safety, while also protecting agencies from accusations of "failure to train". Much
of law enforcement training focuses on the quality of the instructor, but even the best instructors
must have solid content to deliver to ensure peak performance by their staff. This course is
designed to provide instructors, course developers, and supervisors with a simple toolbox to design
training (in any topic) in accordance with a validated Instructional System Design (ISD) process.
Through guided discussion and practical exercises, participants will discover:

  • What Should We Teach? Determining Training Needs and Gaps
  • Instructional System Design: The Road Map to Successful Training
  • Why Do We Know What We Think We Know? Determining Valid Resources
  • Lesson Plans: Yes; They're Really Necessary!
  • Designing Effective Handouts: Stop Making Copies of the Slides!

To register: https://commandpresence.net/register/

Guardian - 21st Century Leadership

Guardian Leadership presents 21st Century Leadership. Leadership in the 21st century is more complicated than it has ever been. To be an effective law enforcement leader today, you must have the right mindset in order to properly serve the people you work with. Effective leaders also must establish the right habits for success and avoid those habits that undermine their leadership. The best leaders today leverage technology to their advantage as well. The right mindset combined with effective habits and the latest technology will equip leaders with the tools necessary to effectively lead in the 21st century.

During this TWO-DAY interactive workshop, you will:

  • Learn how your mindset as a leader can make all the difference in your effectiveness.
  • Learn the good habits to adopt and the bad habits to avoid.
  • Find out how technology can help you as a leader.
  • Learn how the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing report provides guidance for today’s leaders.

To register, go to: http://www.guardianleaders.com/

PepperBall Instructor/Armorer

COURSE DESCRIPTION
PepperBall products can help reduce officer and suspect injuries, save lives, decrease the risk of litigation, and improve public perception of law enforcement agencies. The PepperBall System is an affordable, non-lethal tool designed for patrol, corrections, and tactical officers in a wide variety of situations. The PepperBall Instructor/Armorer Certification course involves intensive training in the use of the nonlethal PepperBall System, including operation, safety, maintenance, and deployment. This course certifies attendees as PepperBall Instructors for their individual agency, allowing the attendee to design a course in the safe and effective use of the PepperBall System.


COURSE REGISTRATION
Please note that the course begins promptly at 8:00 am. You should plan to show up at least 15 minutes early. All necessary equipment is provided by PepperBall. A training manual, flash drive, live-fire certification rounds and visual aids are also included. Appropriate training attire should be worn (No shorts, sandals, etc.). Please bring safety glasses. If you wear contacts, please have the ability to remove them at the training site. No firearms or ammo allowed in class.

Select this link to register for the course: www.pepperball.com

January 2022 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
1/10-1/14 0800-1700

Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program - AGW03G

GPSTC None B
           
           
           
           

 

January Course Descriptions

Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program

The Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training course prepares law enforcement officers and other public safety personnel with the skills to assist people with mental illness, co-occurring disorders, substance abuse, developmental disorders or other brain disorders who are in crisis, thereby advancing public safety and reducing stigma. This course is an intensive 40-hour, five-day curriculum that is comprised of both classroom instruction and practical exercises delivered by mental health professionals, other subject matter experts and CIT law enforcement instructors. This course is approved by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Council.

CCPD Officers - Due to limited seats, you will be identified by your supervision if selected to attend this course.  

Outside agency officers must register through GPSTC, IAW your agency training policies. 

February 2022 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
2/7-2/11 0800-1700 IPTM- Commercial Vehicle Crash Investigation - Level I  - OTI12G IPTM $795.00 2, EVOC
2/7-2/11 0800-1700 Peer Counselor Certification Course  -SCC01G DPS/OPSS None B
2/15-2/17 0800-1700 PATC-Basic Criminal Investigation for Street Patrol and New Criminal Investigators Tim Randall $350.00 2
2/22-2/24 0800-1700 Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Valkyries Austere Med Solutions None 2, Tac Vil
2/28-3/1 0800-1700 PLET-Cell Phone Investigations Technology PLET TBA 1

 

February Course Descriptions

IPTM- Commercial Vehicle Crash Investigation - Level I - 40hr - OTI12G

This intensive course will cover the unique characteristics of commercial motor vehicles and the special dynamics at play when one is involved in a collision.

Detailed information of the nomenclature and operation of commercial motor vehicles will provide you with a level of competence needed to have an adequate understanding of mechanical components, parts and pieces of the commercial motor vehicle and how they may factor into your investigation. To reinforce the concepts presented, you will conduct “hands-on” exercises and vehicle testing during the course.

Topics include:

  • Tractor-trailer nomenclature
  • Brake systems: configuration and operation
  • Wheels, rims and tires
  • Steering suspensions and frames
  • Trailer coupling devices - fifth wheels
  • Driver concerns - log books
  • Vehicle components
  • Center of mass determinations
  • Skid mark measurements and speed analysis
  • Jackknifing
  • Rollover
  • Vehicle dynamics in braking
  • Weight shifting

Note: You should bring a scientific calculator with you. Work clothes for outside activities as well as a camera and equipment to document field exercises are recommended.

Prerequisite: This course is designed for traffic crash investigators who have completed, at a minimum, IPTM’s At-Scene Traffic Crash/Traffic Homicide Investigation course or its equivalent. You should have a good working knowledge of the techniques and applications of the formulas presented in the basic course, as the presentation of mathematical formulas will build upon techniques already used by investigators.

Audience: Law enforcement and private traffic crash investigators, claims adjusters, engineers, attorneys, safety officers, military investigative personnel, animators and graphic designers

To register select: https://www.campusce.net/iptm/cart/index.aspx

Peer Counselor Certification Course (DPS/OPSS)

This course is taught by Georgia Department of Public Safety, Office of Public Safety Support

Topics include:

  • CISM overview
  • Peer Support
  • Psychological crisis
  • Mental Health and Peer Support
  • Individual Intervention with role playing
  • Group Intervention with role playing
  • Role playing practical exercises
  • Self- care for Peers

Outside agencies must register at: [email protected]

Basic Criminal Investigation for Street Patrol and New Criminal Investigators

This course is designed for new investigators and patrol officers. The course provides a basic foundation of information and knowledge on the basic tools and skills necessary for a criminal investigation.

Rules of Evidence - Making mistakes is the number one reason cases are lost. When you go to trial, the defendant is never the one on trial. What is on trial is your and you case. This section will cover how to avoid the mistakes we make.

Search and Seizure - Expectation of privacy, 7 exceptions to a search warrant, motor vehicle searches, Terry searches, home searches.

Search Warrants - How to write a search warrant, elements of a search warrant, probable cause affidavit, reasonable particularity requirement, curtilage, good faith, return of service and search warrant examples.

Crime Scene Management - Your crime scene can be one of the most important elements of your case. This section will cover how to manage a crime scene to make sure everything gets done, everything gets done correctly and everything is documented.

Analyzing Evidence – At a crime scene how do you know what is evidence, what do you collect and what do you process. This section will better understand what evidence is and how it can benefit your case.

Follow-up Investigation – Interviews, Records checks, crime reconstruction, crime timeline, case check list, case notes, digital evidence, proving the element of a crime, social media investigations

Case Management – Planning for a successful prosecution should be a consideration from the time the case is assigned. Case screening, police/prosecutor relations, case audits, briefings and investigative plan

Eyewitness Identification - Simultaneous lineup, sequential lineup, live lineup, photo lineup composition, photo lineup admonishment, double blind showing and one on one lineups.

Case Overview - Arson, Burglary, Child abuse, Homicide, Theft, Assault, Batter, and Rape.

Interview and Interrogation – In criminal investigations witnesses solve crimes. You will learn how to get people to talk to you, how to get more information and how to get better information.

Interview setting, profile of a successful interview, interviewing techniques, collecting information, the “don’ts" of interviewing, documenting interviews, telephone interviews, confrontation calls, the cognitive interview process, memory retrieval techniques, distinguishing truthful and deceptive responses, 7 steps to a confession and false confessions.

Outside agencies must register here: https://www.patc.com/training/register.php?ID=18450

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)

TCCC has become the standard of care for the tactical management of combat casualties within the Department of Defense and is the sole standard of care dually endorsed by both the American College of Surgeons and the NAEMT for casualty management in tactical environments. The focus of instruction is to give the operator the ability to recognize, evaluate and control life threatening wounds, airway compromise and chest trauma, that present during a tactical mission by using an IFAK (individual first aid kit) and aid bag. Combat personnel and non-medical combatants in the U.S. and most coalition militaries are now being trained to manage combat trauma on the battlefield in accordance with TCCC Guidelines. This 3 day 24-hour course covers topics designed to decrease preventable death in tactical situations. Topics include: MARCH-E assessment, Hemorrhage control, surgical airway control and needle decompression, treating wounded responders in threatening environments, pediatric patients and techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety. CEU’s and POST Credit Offered!

The training is presented by Region N Healthcare Coalition. Training will be conducted by Valkyries Austere Medical Solutions, LLC.

Outside agencies must register directly through GEMA's website: https://training.gema.ga.gov/TRS/courseDesc.do?sourcePage=courseSearch&cofId=46721

PLET-Cell Phone Investigations Technology

Topics Covered:

• Cell Phone Search Warrants & Court Orders

• Interpretation of Call Records

• Collecting Stored Data

• Exploiting Cell Phone Apps

• Cell Phone Company Resources

• Obtaining & Mapping Cell Site Data

• GPS & WIFI Tracking

• Geo Fencing

• Pen Registers & Wire Taps Overview

Course Overview:

It has become increasingly difficult for law enforcement to successfully exploit cell phones due to the evolution of smartphone technology. Criminals' heavy reliance on cell phones makes it crucial for police officers to learn common cell phone terminology and understand the data they receive from cell phone companies.

Historical cell-site data and specialized location records have been utilized in hundreds of investigations to successfully track a criminal or put them near a crime scene. Information will be presented during this block of instructions on the benefits of using these records, the limitations of the records, and the best software to map the records.

Smartphone Applications (APPS) have become the preferred method of communication for criminals. Although the content of many APPS is encrypted, there are digital imprints left behind on the actual device. Information will be presented on various APPS, as well as the types of data that can be obtained from the APP providers.

Wiretap investigations can produce very powerful and overwhelming evidence of guilt; The course will provide students with the fundamental aspects of developing wiretap investigations, uses and analyzing of pen registers.

The final blocks of instruction will involve the use of cell phone geo fences around a crime scene and Wi-Fi router interrogation. These advanced techniques have proven extremely useful in hundreds of investigations. This two-day training course will provide officers with a comprehensive approach to exploiting cellular telephones.

March 2022 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
3/1-3/3 0800-1700 PATC-Human Trafficking Inv T Tunidor $350 2
3/7-3/11 0800-1600 FTO Course - SAQ09G M Neely None 1
3/7-3/25 0800-1700 Instructor Training Course W DeWalt None 3,2, Lab C
3/21-3/25 0800-1700 Detective and New Investigator B Jarvis, T Tittle $525  
           
           
           

 

March Course Descriptions

Instructor Training Course

This course is designed for someone who instructs in performance-oriented training and is responsible for lesson plan development. During the course, each student writes an original lesson plan and develops the presentation skills necessary to deliver that lesson. This is a challenging course and one that will require your full attention and attendance. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that you schedule as few outside demands on your time during these weeks as possible.

If you are a law enforcement officer (LEO), please be sure your topic is law enforcement related. It must be a topic that is suitable for presentation to a group of your peers in a professional and academic setting. For those that are not LEO, the same standard applies to a topic that benefits your peers or subordinates, as presented in a training environment. Your topic must be approved by the Advanced Training Unit prior to the beginning of the course. Completed lesson plans become property of the Cobb County Public Safety Police Academy.

You will need a laptop computer with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint installed for daily use while attending this course.

Field Training Officer Course

The Field Training Officer Program combines on-the-job instruction with objective evaluation and documentation, thereby enabling students to use this selection process within their own department. Although the course is open to any certified law enforcement officer, to apply for certification you must have three years of law enforcement experience (two years with present department).

CCPD Officers - This course is required for promotion to Sergeant.

Human Trafficking Inv

Human trafficking exists in the United States and can be considered Modern Day Slavery. Worldwide, it is a $150 billion criminal industry and it is found in every state of the United States. As many as 300,000 children in the US are at risk for sexual exploitation on a yearly basis.

Law Enforcement Officers may encounter a human trafficking operation during the course of their duties: during a traffic stop, during a police raid or even through a walk-in complaint. These situations often lead to the rescue of a human trafficking victim.

This course will provide attendees with an understanding of:

  • Basic education of how to identify Human Trafficking
  • Characteristics of victims and perpetrators
  • Mechanism of operations, and assessments of trends
  • Case studies
  • Investigative techniques and trends
  • Insight into undercover Human Trafficking/Vice operations
  • How these type of investigations crossover with internet crimes against children and traveler cases
  • Obstacles law enforcement officials must overcome
  • Substantial legal, cultural, and organizational barriers while investigating and prosecuting trafficking cases

Outside agencies must register directly with PATC : http://www.patc.com/training/detail.php?ID=18504

 

Detective and New Criminal Investigator

This course is a comprehensive INTRODUCTORY LEVEL overview for the law enforcement officer who has recently the crucial task of conducting supplemental investigations of suspected criminal offenses. During this course the student will also be exposed to various injury, death, homicide and sexually sensitive and explicit sexual battery cases. Also included in this course will be several post-mortem examination photographs and videotape segments, as well as injury, death and homicide scenes through photos and videotapes from actual closed cases. This part of the course will be VERY GRAPHIC AND INTENSE.

Conducting supplemental investigations of suspected criminal offenses requires the assigned law enforcement investigator to possess a high degree of investigative expertise, skills, and the knowledge necessary to bring the case to a successful conclusion. Today, numerous professionals from different disciplines, need to have the tools to conduct professional and thorough investigations. These disciplines include, but are not limited to:

  • All law enforcement and support personnel and police laboratory personnel
  • Forensic anthropologists, forensic odontologists, forensic botanists

  • Social services/protective investigators

  • Prosecuting attorneys, agency attorneys

  • Medical and healthcare providers

  • EMT’s,firefighters, paramedics, EMS first responders

  • Medical examiners, coroners, forensic pathologists, medical examiner/coroner investigators

  • School personnel and others that find themselves involved in these investigations in one way or another.

    Therefore, it is imperative that every one of these professionals engage in joint training on a regular basis so EVERY ounce of collective energy can be funneled in thevictim’s direction for a successful resolution. Today, more than ever before,we must work together to ensure that all investigative measures are completed properly.

    Upon successful completion of this course, each student will have acquired a comprehensive understanding and will accordingly possess the specialized knowledge and skills, needed to conduct a thorough and meticulous investigation concerning suspected criminal activity.

Criminal Investigation Overview: Where Your Investigation Begins – Legal Issues Involving the Investigation – Goals and Objectives of a Successful Investigation – The Importance of the Post-Arrest Investigation

Identity Theft: Personal Identifiers – Financial Identifiers – Methods of obtaining personal information – Best practices for reducing identity crime – Federal Trade Commission and Secret Service Roles in ID Crimes

Digital Evidence: Value of Digital Evidence – Types of Digital Evidence – Legal Issues, Judicial Decisions – 4th Amendment Issues – The Search Warrant - Social Media- Cell Phones & Towers - Dark Web

Conducting Successful Interviews: Introduction to Interviewing – Witness Reliability Issues – Witness Types – Best Practices for Conducting Successful Interviews

Conducting Successful Suspect Interrogations: Goals of the Interrogation – Legal Guidelines –5th & 6th Amendment Considerations – U. S. SupremeCourt Decisions – Planning and Documenting the Interrogation – Types of Suspect Interviews and Methods of Obtaining Information

Major Case Investigation Study Major case considerations - multi-jurisdictional cases - Investigative concerns -Best practices - Culmination of the investigation

The 10 Most Common Investigative Pitfalls Repeated Mistakes/Errors Officers make during investigations - Considerations of scene assessment - Outside resources - 4th Amendment Issues (Search Warrant &Judicial created exceptions

Crime Scene Considerations The eight purposes of evidence - Three common homicide scene stagings - Search patterns - Thermal injuries - Temperatures for 2nd degree water burns - Bite marks - Track evidence - Weather considerations - Blood at the crime scene -Hangings & Strangulations - Shaken baby - Locard’s Theory - Langer lines -Alternate light sources - Sketching the scene

The Sexually Violent Juvenile & Their Behaviors Statistics & Studies - Behavioral concerns - Categories of juvenile sexual homicides -Fire setting - Animal Cruelty - Traits of female sex offenders - Child victimizations - Enuresis - Children with disabilities (as victims)

Injury & Death Overview Motives for murder - Cause, mechanism & manner of death - Homicide classifications- Decedent information & unidentified remains - Time of death estimations -Sharp force trauma - Blunt force trauma - Firearm wounds and injuries - Suicide investigations - Autoerotic deaths - The choking game

Investigative Strategies for Sex Crime Investigations 3 approaches a rapist will utilize - 3 defenses a rapist will give law enforcement once accused - 2 types of confessions from sex offenders - 3 behaviors to focus on in a rape case - 4 types of rapists in our society - 3 reasons evidence is taken from a rape scene - 3 reasons a stranger will abduct a child - The eyewitness statement


NOTE:  THIS CLASS WILL BE REPORTED AS CONSISITING OF 35 HOURS. THE CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS CLASS MAY VARY ACCORDING TO YOUR STATE'S ACCREDITATION GUIDLINES.

Outside agencies must register directly with PATC: http://www.patc.com/training/detail.php?ID=18511

 

 

 

April 2022 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
4/4-4/8 0800-1700

Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program - AGW03G

GPSTC None B
4/21-4/22 0800-1600 Search Warrants and Affidavits - CAJ02G SGT P Usher None 2
4/25-4/28 0800-1700 Use Of Force Investigations - ABI26G Glyn Corbitt None 2
           
           
           
           

 

April Course Descriptions

Use Of Force Investigations - ABI26G -32h

Course Description

An officer-involved use of force incident could unjustly affect an agency's credibility in the community. The Use of of Force Investigations course is an advanced training program for front-line supervisors, Internal Affairs investigators, and/or Command Staff who are likely to perform internal reviews of non-deadly and deadly force incidents in order to present a legally sound, unbiased analysis to determine reasonableness. Focus will be on use of force incidents that occur during initial officer/citizen contacts, in a jail facility, and in a prison setting. The program focuses on the legal, operational, and administrative aspects of conducting a successful use of force investigation.

Training Outcomes

To provide investigators with the knowledge and skills to effectively review and evaluate a use of force investigation.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites. However, students must submit a letter of recommendation to the course coordinator from their Agency Head that they will be/may be required to analyze a use of force incident. This letter is required to gain acceptance into the class.

Who Should Attend

All local, state, and federal law enforcement front-line supervisors, Internal Affairs investigators, and/or Command Staff who may be responsible for reviewing and evaluating a departmental use of force incident. This course is pertinent to patrol, jail, and correctional staff.

Special Notes

Registration for this course for outside agency officers must be through GPSTC. Letters of recommendation should be submitted via email to [email protected].

Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program

The Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training course prepares law enforcement officers and other public safety personnel with the skills to assist people with mental illness, co-occurring disorders, substance abuse, developmental disorders or other brain disorders who are in crisis, thereby advancing public safety and reducing stigma. This course is an intensive 40-hour, five-day curriculum that is comprised of both classroom instruction and practical exercises delivered by mental health professionals, other subject matter experts and CIT law enforcement instructors. This course is approved by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Council.

CCPD Officers - Due to limited seats, you will be identified by your supervision if selected to attend this course.  

Outside agency officers must register through GPSTC, IAW your agency training policies. 

Search Warrants and Affidavits

This course familiarizes the student with an overview of search and seizure, based on the Fourth Amendment, and the legal requirements for obtaining and executing search warrants. Required for Advanced Certification.

May 2022 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
5/9-5/13 0800-1700 IPTM- Heavy Vehicle ECM Data use in Crash Recon IPTM $1195 2
5/9-5/10 0800-1700 PATC-Social Media and Cell Phone Investigative Techniques M Maranville $325 2
           
           
           

 

May Course Descriptions

Heavy Vehicle Electronic Control Module Data Use in Crash Reconstruction

This course will assist you with the forensic collection and analysis of event data that is available in Heavy Vehicle Electronic Control Modules (HVECM), also referred to as Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders (HVEDR).

During the training, you will learn how to analyze the data that is imaged from an HVECM and then apply the information to your investigation. We will explain the data that is available and can be imaged from commercial vehicles and conduct a detailed discussion of the various reports obtainable from Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, Mack/Volvo, International and other manufacturers.

Finally, we will image available vehicles and show you how to use and reconcile HVECM data with other methods of reconstruction analysis as well as examine and analyze the data to determine its validity.

Topics include:

  • Accessing and imaging data using the recommended hardware and software
  • Latest HVECM devices and available data, including but not limited to:
    • Detroit Diesel
    • Mercedes-Benz
    • Cummins
    • Caterpillar
  • ABS, GPS and collision avoidance systems
  • Determining the validity and reliability of HVECM data
  • Applying the data to your investigation
  • Reconciling data with other reconstruction analysis

Note: You must bring work clothes for outside activities (including inclement weather). We recommend bringing a laptop computer with administrative privileges.

Prerequisite: You must have successfully completed IPTM’s Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation course–or its equivalent–or have prior approval of the instructor.

Audience: Law enforcement and private traffic crash investigators, insurance fraud special investigators and claims adjusters, engineers, attorneys, safety officers, military investigative personnel, collision animation and simulation graphics users

To register: https://www.campusce.net/iptm/cart/index.aspx

Social Media and Cell Phone Investigative Techniques

The criminal mind never sleeps and is constantly advancing with technology. This introductory course will review the use of cyber technology looking at social networking* sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Google+, Telegram, Omegle, and others in understanding criminal behavior and social networking sites, and cell phone technology*. Within cell phone technology investigative techniques, investigations techniques will range from cell phone apps to cell phone tower tracking protocols. Social networking sites and cell phones have expanded cyber crimes and created new channels for sharing information that could also be utilized by law enforcement to investigate crimes and identify suspects. This course does include child abuse and other illicit activities as case studies and examples. This course does include P2P investigations, proactive chat investigations, search and seizure protocols with courtroom testimony, gaming platforms, and much more.

(*Course will not be taught in necessarily the same order as listed below and in outline) (2-day event)

Upon Completion:

Participants will be able to:

1. Common crimes committed on social networking sites.

     a. The use of "bots."

     b. Artificial intelligence in gathering data.

2. Understand the basic steps for preserving a profile.

    a. Identifying its creator.

    c. Gather profile information.

3. Review social networking artifacts.

    a. Obtain evidence from servers.

4. Capture live digital evidence from computers and networks using opensource internet tools.

5. Perform live router interrogations.

    a. Use router interrogations to find evidence on computers.

    b. Copy RAM contents, Analyze routers at the scene.

6. Search and seizure protocols on digital evidence and courtroom testimony.

7. Understand and define the basic terms related to investigating cyber crimes.

8. Understand and explain IP addresses.

     a. Including dark web and virtual private networks (VPNs)

     b. Capture IP addresses and URL’s

9. Describe the links between social networking sites and the acceleration of crimes.

     a. Telegram, Omegle, Chat investigations, gaming platforms.

10. Understand the role of sextortion and online gaming platforms using social networking sites and cell phones.

11. Employ specific techniques and evolving tactics for successful cyber investigations.

12. Learn how to intercept digital evidence.

     a. Learn the importance of securing metadata when intercepting evidence.

13. Search and seizure protocols.

     a. Seizing both electronic and digital evidence and courtroom testimony.

     b. Current case laws

14. Learn how to intercept digital evidence.

     a. Metadata, cell phone records, tower records, cell phone data.

15. How to conduct peer-to-peer (P2P) investigations.

a. Proactive chat investigations.

 

Outside agencies must register directly with PATC: http://www.patc.com/training/detail.php?ID=18505

June 2022 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
6/6-6/17 0800-1700 Use of Force Instructor Training - SIM17G Glyn Corbitt None 1, Tac Vil
6/14-6/16 0800-1700 Investigating Basic Sex Crimes T Tittle $350 2
           
           
           

 

June Course Descriptions

Use of Force Instructor Training

Course Description: This course is designed to give the students the knowledge and skills necessary to design, develop, and implement use of force training using static, dynamic, and interactive training. The course will provide these law enforcement professionals with the principles of use of force, ideas on use of force training, and the overview needed to assist in the evaluation of officer-involved use of force incidents. Focus will be on use of force issues that correlate with the Fourth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, and Eighth Amendment.

This course is a combination of lecture and practical activity; however, this course is not "tactic" based. It's primary design is to expose the student to the decision-making process of using reasonable force in necessary situations and how to articulate the force option used after the incident takes place.

Prerequisites: Class size is limited to 18. Must be employed with a local, state, or federal law enforcement agency.

Non-CCPD students must register and be accepted through GPSTC.  Must possess POST General Instructor Certification or equivalent. 

Training Outcomes

To teach instructors how to design, develop, and implement use of force training based on state and federal statutes, U.S. Constitution, Graham v. Connor (1989), Tennessee v. Garner (1985), Scott v. Harris (2007), Whitten v Wooten (2008), and Whitley v Albers (1986).

Special Notes: Student should bring appropriate clothing for scenario based training, rain gear, ball cap, eye protection, and groin protection. Student must have department-issued duty gear (excluding firearm, ammo, OC Spray, Baton, TASER), handcuffs with key, and body armor. Student must be able to participate in intensive training that may be outdoors and in inclement weather.

Investigating Basic Sex Crimes

Course Objectives:

This 2.5 day class is directed towards prosecutors, rape crisis and social workers, mental health counselors, and specifically the law enforcement officer. The attendee will gain insight into sexual behaviors through the examination of, (but not limited to): victim/witness interviews (child & adult), motivations, survey studies, statistical data and suspect analysis. Theories and trend projections will also be explored.

This course of study is a comprehensive overview for the participant for the entry into the investigative field of deviant sexual behavior. Furthermore, this will prepare the student to give basic public presentations and discussions on the topic. For investigations in this field, the Investigating Officer must have a(n):

Understanding Of Good Communication Skills

  • What a Good Interviewer Asks/Seeks
  • Ability to Link Up with the Victim
  • Sensitivity to the Situation
  • “Specific” Questions to Ask
  • Review/Assessment of Selective Questions/Statements for “Truths”

Insight Of A Sex Offender’s Behavior

  • Ability to “Examine” the Scene
  • Statistical Data
  • Classifications
  • “Psychology” of the Sex Offender
  • Juvenile Offenders

Knowledge Of Sex Crimes

  • Criminal vs. Non-Criminal
  • Motivational Factors
  • Victim Reactions
  • Exposure/Overview of Selected Cases
  • Investigative Concepts

Upon Completion:

  • Working Knowledge of Sexual Terminology.
  • Insight to Develop Investigative Strategies for Victims and Suspects.
  • Have Advanced Knowledge of Sexual Behaviors.
  • Examine Data and Statistics for Clearer Understanding of Why? and How?
  • Historical Aspects, Beliefs and Origins of Sex Terms and Practices.
  • Enable the Student to Develop a Knowledgeable Presentation to Civic Groups.
  • Understand Aspects of Victimized Children and Rapport Building.
  • Receive a Student Study Guide with the Information Covered During the Class.
  • Exposure to Theories and Statements from Mental Health Professionals/Counselors.

Outside agencies must register directly through PATC: http://www.patc.com/training/detail.php?ID=18506

July 2022 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
7/11-7/15 0800-1700 Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program - AGW03G GPSTC None B
7/11-7/12 0800-1700 PATC-Forensic Pathology for Investigators W Ralston $325 2
           
           
           

 

July Course Descriptions

Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program

The Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training course prepares law enforcement officers and other public safety personnel with the skills to assist people with mental illness, co-occurring disorders, substance abuse, developmental disorders or other brain disorders who are in crisis, thereby advancing public safety and reducing stigma. This course is an intensive 40-hour, five-day curriculum that is comprised of both classroom instruction and practical exercises delivered by mental health professionals, other subject matter experts and CIT law enforcement instructors. This course is approved by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Council.

CCPD Officers - Due to limited seats, you will be identified by your supervision if selected to attend this course.  

Outside agency officers must register through GPSTC, IAW your agency training policies. 

Forensic Pathology for Investigators

Effective investigation of events involving injury or death requires recognition of patterns of physical findings on the body and at the scene. Such recognition is necessary to properly interpret the significance of the finding, and integrate this information into the case as a whole. Early recognition of certain patterns of injury on the human body allows the criminal investigator to properly assess the scene and begin proper procedure for collection of relevant evidence.


This course consists of the visual presentation of hundreds of cases of injury and death, including homicides, suicides, accidents, and deaths from natural disease. Many cases of nonfatal injury are also presented, including accidental and inflicted injury in children and adults. Important investigative aspects and patterns of injury of sexual assault cases are discussed. Characteristics of self-inflicted injuries are contrasted with injuries from assaults by other persons.


The course begins with an introduction to forensic pathology. Medical terminology frequently used by forensic pathologists is illustrated and defined through visual example and case presentation. It is important that investigators have a good understanding of such terminology, to understand the importance of various physical findings to their cases.


Cause, mechanism, and manner of death are discussed and defined. Each is discussed in depth, through case example. Estimation of postmortem interval and time of death are discussed. Patterns of decomposition are illustrated. The reasons that these changes occur are explained. Integration of physical findings on the human body with scene findings and historical information is stressed. These scene findings include bloodstain patterns and other important but often overlooked pieces of evidence. Proper recognition and collection of such trace evidence is emphasized.


The investigator is shown common patterns and causes of sudden natural death. Common risk factors, scene findings, and histories seen in sudden natural death are illustrated. Various causes at different age ranges are presented.


Categories of injury are then explored through example. Blunt force injuries and sharp force injuries are illustrated, and their production is explained. Scene findings including blood patterns in these cases are illustrated. Blunt force injuries are compared and contrasted with sharp force patterns. The investigator will learn to recognize patterns produced by various types of instruments, and the common ways such patterns are produced.


Injuries from firearms are discussed. The investigator is taught how to differentiate entrance wounds from exit wounds. The investigator is taught to recognize physical findings to allow estimation of range of fire in handgun wounds and shotgun wounds. Patterns arising from distinctive types of ammunition and weapons are shown.
Other types of injury and death to be illustrated and explained include: asphyxia, drug-related deaths, fire-related deaths, electrocution, drowning, and motor vehicle collisions. Patterns, diseases, and investigative approaches unique to the investigation of injury and death in children are given special consideration and discussion. The unique investigative approach required for pediatric cases is emphasized.


At the conclusion of the course, the investigator will possess a good visual library of common pattern injuries that will facilitate recognition of these patterns and their significance early in the investigative process. The investigator will recognize subtle trace evidence, and know proper collection and preservation thereof. The investigator will be able to maximize investigative effectiveness by recognizing the significance of physical findings on bodies and at scenes. The investigator will be able to integrate this knowledge base into the facts of a specific case to draw sound and defensible forensic conclusions. We see what we look for, and we look for what we know.

August 2022 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
8/1-8/5 0800-1600 FTO Course - SAQ09G  M Neely None 1
8/18-8/19 0800-1600 Search Warrants and Affidavits - CAJ02G SGT P Usher None 2
8/29-9/1 0800-1700 Use of Force Investigations - ABI26G Glyn Corbitt None 2
           
           
           
           

 

August Course Descriptions

Use of Force Investigations

Course Description

An officer-involved use of force incident could unjustly affect an agency's credibility in the community. The Use of of Force Investigations course is an advanced training program for front-line supervisors, Internal Affairs investigators, and/or Command Staff who are likely to perform internal reviews of non-deadly and deadly force incidents in order to present a legally sound, unbiased analysis to determine reasonableness. Focus will be on use of force incidents that occur during initial officer/citizen contacts, in a jail facility, and in a prison setting. The program focuses on the legal, operational, and administrative aspects of conducting a successful use of force investigation.

Training Outcomes

To provide investigators with the knowledge and skills to effectively review and evaluate a use of force investigation.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites. However, students must submit a letter of recommendation to the course coordinator from their Agency Head that they will be/may be required to analyze a use of force incident. This letter is required to gain acceptance into the class.

Who Should Attend

All local, state, and federal law enforcement front-line supervisors, Internal Affairs investigators, and/or Command Staff who may be responsible for reviewing and evaluating a departmental use of force incident. This course is pertinent to patrol, jail, and correctional staff.

Special Notes

Registration for this course for outside agency officers must be through GPSTC. Letters of recommendation should be submitted via email to [email protected].

FTO Course

The Field Training Officer Program combines on-the-job instruction with objective evaluation and documentation, thereby enabling students to use this selection process within their own department. Although the course is open to any certified law enforcement officer, to apply for certification you must have three years of law enforcement experience (two years with present department).

CCPD Officers - This course is required for promotion to Sergeant.

Search Warrants and Affidavits

This course familiarizes the student with an overview of search and seizure, based on the Fourth Amendment, and the legal requirements for obtaining and executing search warrants. Required for Advanced Certification.

September 2022 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
9/26-9/29 0800-1700 PATC-Criminal Drug Interdiction Techniques and Concealment Locations G Goltz $350 2
           
           
           
           

 

September Course Descriptions

Criminal Drug Interdiction Techniques and Concealment Locations

Students will see first hand how Criminal patrol techniques can yield large and small drug and other type arrests from traffic stops and other legal contacts with people of society regardless of age, sex, race, gender or any other class or designation.  These students will learn about the growing number of drugs they may see in their area and how to battle them.  The students will learn how to put these legal techniques into place with these types of contacts after completing the class. 

Upon Completion:
Each student will have been provided the instruction to:

  • Learn the History of contraband saturation into the U.S. and how over time the trends and patterns have shifted
  • Identify legal traffic stops
  • Identify the conversational questions and concealed interviews during the encounter
  • Identifying indicators
  • Detect that some terrorists networks are tied to drugs and how to stop them
  • Requesting Consent legally
  • Identifying search and seizure laws especially search incident to arrest, probable cause, consent and other legal techniques
  • Properly using K-9’s and the case law pertaining to their deployments
  • Identify how be more officer safety conscious
  • How actual search techniques should escalate
  •  Locating hidden contraband in very sophisticated compartments
  • Identify Cover loads
  • What to do after criminal activity or contraband is located
  • Documenting  these arrests properly
  • How Controlled deliveries can develop into more arrests and the perks with them
  • Recognize Escort/Decoy Vehicles and the awareness with them needed
  • Identify Currency seizure procedures and how they benefit your agency….AND MORE

Outside agencies must register directly with PATC: http://www.patc.com/training/detail.php?ID=18510

October 2022 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
10/3-10/7 0800-1700 Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program - AGW03G GPSTC None B
10/3-10/21 0800-1700

Instructor Training Course - SII01G

W DeWalt None 3,2 Lab C
           
           
           

 

October Course Descriptions

Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program

The Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training course prepares law enforcement officers and other public safety personnel with the skills to assist people with mental illness, co-occurring disorders, substance abuse, developmental disorders or other brain disorders who are in crisis, thereby advancing public safety and reducing stigma. This course is an intensive 40-hour, five-day curriculum that is comprised of both classroom instruction and practical exercises delivered by mental health professionals, other subject matter experts and CIT law enforcement instructors. This course is approved by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Council.

CCPD Officers - Due to limited seats, you will be identified by your supervision if selected to attend this course.  

Outside agency officers must register through GPSTC, IAW your agency training policies. 

Instructor Training Course

This course is designed for someone who instructs in performance-oriented training and is responsible for lesson plan development. During the course, each student writes an original lesson plan and develops the presentation skills necessary to deliver that lesson. This is a challenging course and one that will require your full attention and attendance. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that you schedule as few outside demands on your time during these weeks as possible.

If you are a law enforcement officer (LEO), please be sure your topic is law enforcement related. It must be a topic that is suitable for presentation to a group of your peers in a professional and academic setting. For those that are not LEO, the same standard applies to a topic that benefits your peers or subordinates, as presented in a training environment. Your topic must be approved by the Advanced Training Unit prior to the beginning of the course. Completed lesson plans become property of the Cobb County Public Safety Police Academy.

You will need a laptop computer with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint installed for daily use while attending this course.

November 2022 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
           
           
           
           
           

 

November Course Descriptions

December 2022 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
12/5-12/9 0800-1600 FTO Course - SAQ09G M Neely None 1
           
           
           
           

 

December Course Descriptions

FTO Course

The Field Training Officer Program combines on-the-job instruction with objective evaluation and documentation, thereby enabling students to use this selection process within their own department. Although the course is open to any certified law enforcement officer, to apply for certification you must have three years of law enforcement experience (two years with present department).

CCPD Officers - This course is required for promotion to Sergeant.