2020 Administrative Staff Seminar – Cancelled
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm


GA Tech Threat Assessment Program Overview Training (Facilitated by GEMA) @ Jackson County SO
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

The training below (facilitated by GEMA) has been approved for 7 hours of  executive credits.


GTPD Threat Assessment Program Overview Training

POAG – Winter Leadership Symposium @ Westin, Jekyll Island
Nov 9 @ 8:00 am – Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm

The POAG Winter Leadership Symposium offers 12 hours of executive credits.

There are 16 total hours offered.  In addition to the 12 executive hours, four hours are provided to satisfy the Governor’s Initiative requirements for Community Policing (2 hours) and Use of Force (2 hours).  (Governor’s Initiative credits cannot be considered for executive hours).

For registration information, class offerings and hotel reservations, go to:


State Certification Classes – Manager and Assessor @ La Quinta Inn and Suites
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – Nov 13 @ 5:00 pm

The Georgia Law Enforcement Certification Program announces the following State Certification training:

State Certification Manager Training Course*
Thursday,  November 12, 2020
8:00 5:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $75.00
Seats Available: 40

State Certification Assessor Training Course**
Friday, November 13, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $75.00
Seats Available: 40

Use this link to register for classes:

*Please note:  You must use the new link above to register.  The link will allow you to make a payment with a credit card at the time of registration – OR – you can request an invoice to make a check payment.

The cost of each class is $75 and each class provides 8-hours POST Training.

  • There is limited space available, so registration will be on a first come basis.
  • Maximum of 2 people from any one agency allowed per class.
  • Absolutely NO WALK-INS accepted.
  • Lunch is provided each day.

Registration for GACP training is not confirmed and a seat is not guaranteed until payment is received. Please note, if you do not cancel your registration by the required date AND you do not show up for the class, your agency will be billed for any outstanding balance due.

*Per State Certification Rules, an agency must have a trained Certification Manager to obtain/RETAIN State Certification. If your agency is currently certified but has recently lost its trained certification manager, then the agency MUST send someone to this class or risk losing its state certification status*

**This is the Beginner’s Assessor Course, not the Assessor Refresher Course.


Training and Accommodations:
LaQuinta Inn & Suites
400 Russell Pkwy
Forsyth, GA  31029

For reservations, call:  478-885-2500
(Ask for the GPAC rate.)

Please contact State Certification Director, Mark Bender, for more information.

District 9 Meeting @ The Hartwell First United Methodist Church
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The November District Nine/Georgia Association of Chief of Police meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 18 and hosted by Hartwell Police Chief Anthony Davis.  The meeting will be held at The Hartwell First United Methodist Church located at 200 Howell Street Hartwell, Georgia.  Breakfast will be served beginning at 9:00 am with training immediately following.  The training will be provided by Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White.  Chief Davis is excited to host the meeting and advised that there is no need to RSVP.  He will have plenty of food for everyone.

District 11 Meeting
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The next GACP District 11 meeting will be held via teleconference utilizing WebEx hosted by Georgia Chiefs on Wednesday, November 18th , at 11:00 AM.

This month’s Guest Speaker will be Lance LoRusso. Mr. LoRusso is a recognized civil litigator with a law enforcement background. He focuses his practice on critical incident & media response, catastrophic personal injury, tractor trailer wrecks, and wrongful death cases. Lance is honored to serve as General Counsel to the Georgia State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police. Lance has represented over 80 officers on-duty shootings or in-custody deaths and has lectured on deadly force and other topics to law enforcement officers from more than twenty-five states, several federal agencies, and international police associations. He has been a firearms instructor for over 25 years, serves as a use of force expert, and regularly consults with attorneys defending law enforcement officers in use of force and criminal cases brought against them in the performance of their duties. Lance holds an undergraduate degree from Emory University and a Master’s degree from Kennesaw State University. He graduated with honors from Georgia State University College of Law. He is licensed to practice in Georgia, Tennessee, & Arkansas. Lance’s books, When Cops Kill about use of force incidents and Blue News covering police and media response, were written to raise money for law enforcement charities. To date, over $25,000 has been donated to assist officers, their families and their survivors. He has also written several fiction books inspired by his experiences as a cop and his work with first responders.

If you have any questions, please contact Chief Mike Carswell at 770-345-5537, Email:, or Director Robison at 678-297-6342, Email:

If you are not in District 11 and would like to attend, please contact Chief Mike Carswell for the meeting link.

District 8 Meeting @ Villa Rica Police Department
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

There will be a 2 hour training presented by Benjamin Scott from the Board of Regents Police on “Recognizing Agonal Breathing for the prevention of In-Custody Deaths” and “Liability surrounding an Agency’s Oath of Office”.  The training will be on November 18th from 11-1 in the Courtroom at the Villa Rica Police Department located at 101 Main St. Villa Rica.  Lunch will be provided.  The two hours will qualify for Executive Hours.  Please respond back to Terri Bowles to RSVP.

District 1 @ The Parrish House
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

District 1 will meet at The Parrish House on Wednesday,  November 25, 2020, from 11 A.M until 1 P.M. and District Attorney Dick Perryman will be providing a short training session. This will be a Dutch treat but they have an excellent buffet. The Parrish House address is 1401 South Hutchinson Avenue Adel, Ga 31620.

Winter 2020 Chief Executive Training Class @ GACP - Duluth, GA
Nov 30 @ 8:00 am – Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm

If you are a New Chief or Head of a Law Enforcement Agency, please review Code Section 35-8-20.1(a) for information on this class and your mandate regarding executive/management level training. Click here to see Code Section 35-8-20.1(a).

If you are a new chief and need to register for this class, please contact Monica Duran, Training Coordinator at or at 770-495-9650.

**There are currently spots open for command staff members.  To sign up for this class as a command staff member, the letter below must be completed by your chief and submitted to GACP.


Law Enforcement and Business Continuity Summit XII @ Virtual - Via Zoom
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

The Law Enforcement and Business Continuity Summit XII has been approved for 4 hours of executive credits.

“2020: NEED WE SAY MORE?” Looking for Light at the End of the Pandemic Tunnel and
Using Lessons Learned to Thrive After We Take Off the Masks

To register for the Summit, use the online registration at

Once you are approved to attend, you will receive an email confirmation with your unique link to attend the Summit.  This is your link associated with your email address, so please do not share it with others. The detailed agenda with speaker bios will be sent to you 1-2 days prior to December 4.

Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.  Again, it is important that you register online in advance of the Summit.  If you need to cancel, you must use the link provided in the registration confirmation you will receive.

This summit is an invitation-only event and not open to the general public.  Attendance is restricted to members of law enforcement and private/corporate security.  All registration requests will be reviewed to determine eligibility to attend.  Only those approved by the planning committee will be admitted to the Summit.