Training Info

2018 TRAINING APPROVAL PROCESS

Please read the following information, which should be helpful in understanding how  the process of obtaining GACP Executive/Management Level Training Credit works so you can comply with Georgia Code §35-8-20 regarding training requirements for agency/department heads. An agency/department head, is defined in Georgia Code §35-8-2 (4) which states:

“Department Head” means the chief executive or head of a state department or agency, a county, a municipality, or a railroad who is a peace officer and whose responsibilities include the supervision and assignment of one or more employees or the performance of administrative and managerial duties of a police agency or law enforcement unit.”

Training classes such as report writing, LIDAR training, traffic accident reconstruction, impact weapons, commercial vehicle inspections, conflict resolution, first responder, street survival, verbal judo, and courtroom demeanor are several examples of training programs that are not approved for chief’s credit. Classes that are needed to meet the Governor’s Initiative Requirements are not approved for executive credits.  You must have a minimum of 25 hours to comply with GACP and POST. Twenty (20) hours of GACP Executive Credit and, at a minimum, four (4) hours of classes that meet the Governor’s Initiative Requirements and the one (1) hour firearms re-qualification requirement. If you fail to meet all training requirements, you will lose your power of arrest as of January 1st, 2019.

( For further information regarding the Governor’s Initiative Requirements, go to:  https://www.gapost.org/pdf_file/20_hour_update_2016.pdf .)

*PRORATED hours: In the event that you are appointed as an agency/department head part way through the year, you will be required to obtain 2 hours of Executive credits per month for the remaining months of the year. For example, if you are appointed as chief on September 10th, you will then be required to obtain 8 hours of Executive Credits before December 31st of that year: 2 hours each for September, October, November, and December.

All requests for training approval shall be submitted to the GACP Training Coordinator where it will be reviewed and either approved/disapproved. Confirmations of approval/disapproval will typically be sent by email within a couple of days. Generally, training classes that directly relate to your job function as the chief executive of the agency such as classes dealing with management and/or upper level supervision are approved.

LINK TO SUBMIT TRAINING APPROVAL:
https://gachiefs.wufoo.com/forms/zgvw15h0mix15p/

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED WITH APPROVAL REQUESTS:

If the course IS designated by GACP as approved for executive/management level training, submit the following:

  • GACP Training Approval Form; and
  • Proof of attendance.
  • If the course has NOT been designated by GACP as Approved (If the training is out‐of‐state or in‐state training that is not approved by POST, the information must first be submitted to POST for training credit.):
    • Data supporting the training as executive /management level training (syllabus, course curriculum, lesson plan, etc.);
    • Qualifications of the presenter(s); and
    • Proof of attendance (if course has already been  held).

The use of any GACP training codes that are listed on the POST website will NOT be accepted for credit unless pre‐approved by the GACP Executive Director or GACP Training Coordinator.

Review your POST training history often at  www.gapost.org to  make sure your executive hours are listed. Please allow a reasonable amount of time for your POST training record to be updated with approved executive hours. Most submitted executive training will be listed in POST within two (2) weeks of submission. Please contact the GACP Training Coordinator if sufficient time has passed and you do not see the executive hours listed under your training history.

2018 APPROVED COURSES

Under O.C.G.A. §35‐8‐20, all heads of law enforcement agencies must receive their annual training as selected and provided by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. GACP recognizes the training programs listed below as APPROVED for executive/management hours during the 2018 calendar year.

APPROVED COURSES GIVEN BY GACP:

  • Assessment Center Preparation
  • Certification Assessors Training
  • Certification Managers Training
  • Chiefs Legislative Training & Day at the Capitol Chief Executive Training Class (New Chiefs School)
  • District Training (2 hours maximum; Brief Synopsis of Training Required)
  • Employee Liability/Conduct
  • Ethics for Law Enforcement Executives/Managers
  • Evidence and Property Liability
  • Goals Conference
  • Leadership Development Legislative Update
  • Personnel Management
  • Summer Training Conference
  • Supervision/Management
  • Twelve Critical Tasks
  • Winter Training Conference

APPROVED GPSTC CLASSROOM BASED COURSES:

  • Management Level 1
  • Management Level 2
  • Management Level 3
  • Supervision Level 1
  • Supervision Level 2
  • Supervision Level 3

APPROVED GPSTC INDEPENDENT ONLINE LEARNING*:

  • Dealing with the Mentally Ill or Persons with Diminished Capacity
  • Pursuit Policy Development

APPROVED GEMA & HOMELAND SECURITY AGENCY CLASSROOM BASED COURSES*:

  • Continuity of Government/Continuity of Operations
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Disaster Recovery Program: Info & Documentation
  • Emergency Planning
  • Emergency Response to Terrorism: Strategic Considerations for Command Officers
  • Leadership and Influence
  • Mass Fatalities Incident Response for Rural Communities
  • NIMS ‐ Advanced ICS Command and General Staff‐Complex Incidents (IS400)
  • NIMS ‐ Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents (IS300)
  • Resource Management‐Enhanced Threat and Risk Assessment

OTHER APPROVED COURSES & PROGRAMS:

  • 21st Century Policing
  • Below 100
  • Child Fatality Review
  • Color of Law (FBI Atlanta)
  • Community Policing – Randy Means***
  • Consular Notification
  • Executive Development Program
  • FBI LEEDS Development
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy
  • FEMA – All Hazards Training
  • GILEE Training Program
  • Planning for School Bomb Incidents
  • POST Certification Process
  • Preparing for Civil Unrest in Georgia
  • Pursuit Policy/Role of Authority
  • SLATT Training
  • Southern Police Institute (SPI) Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM)
  • USDOJ Violent Crime Training

PROGRAMS THAT MAY QUALIFY FOR PARTIAL OR FULL EXECUTIVE CREDITS APPROVAL**:

  • Campus Law Enforcement Training
  • Commission on Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Conference Training
  • Eyewitness Identification
  • Gatlinburg Law Enforcement Conference
  • GCIC Security & Integrity of CJ Information (2 hours course only)
  • Georgia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (GACLEA)
  • Georgia Law Enforcement Command College Annual Refresher Class
  • GSIN Conference
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police Training (IACP)
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) CEO Symposium
  • PAC Conference
  • POAG Conference
  • United States Department of Justice Courses

(Please note that course summaries are requested and evaluated yearly for these events before approval is granted.)

ALL OTHER TRAINING REQUESTS WILL BE HANDLED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.
A maximum of THREE (3) hours of executive training credits can be earned in 2018 through online courses.

**Approval can only be determined once supporting documents have been received.  For training approvals, please submit your request at:

https://gachiefs.wufoo.com/forms/zgvw15h0mix15p/

 

 

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