Chief Executive Training Class – Session 2 of 2022 @ GACP - Duluth
May 9 @ 8:00 am – May 18 @ 3:00 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.

To add command staff member to the waiting list for 2022, the letter below must be completed by a chief and submitted to GACP.


District 9 Meeting @ Lanier College and Career Academy
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

It is the pleasure of the Oakwood Police Department to host the May District 9 meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Lanier College and Career Academy located at 2719 Tumbling Creek Rd., Gainesville, GA 30504 in the Willow Room.  This will be a catered meal, so please RSVP by May 11 with Lt. Bray at  Training for the morning will be presented by Lt. Bray of the Oakwood Police Department and the topic is Use of Force Analysis in Unprecedented Times.  This topic is an adaptation of a presentation that Lt. Bray made during the GALEFI Conference in 2021.  If you need to contact us at the last minute or if you have questions, you can reach Chief Tim Hatch at 678-559-4625.

District 2 Meeting @ Webex
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

District 2 will be hosting their May meeting via Webex on May 18th. Please contact Chief Michael Persley,

District 11 @ Golden Corral - Kennesaw
May 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

District 11 will be hosting their May meeting on May 18th at Golden Corral – Kennesaw.

Executive Board Meeting @ GPSTC
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The May GACP Executive Board Meeting will be held Thursday, May 19th. The Georgia Public Training Center will be hosting the meeting at their Forsyth location (1000 Indian Springs Drive, Forsyth, GA 31029) at 10:00 am.

Executive Board Meeting Agenda – May 2022

District 7 Meeting @ Wadley Community Complex
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2020, at 11:00 am @ Wadley Community Complex. The Office of Public Safety Support will be speaking on Mental Health in Public Safety. Lunch will be catered by a local restaurant.

Supervisory Liability Issues Training @ Valdosta State University Center
May 25 @ 8:00 am – May 26 @ 5:00 pm

Dr. Darrell Ross of Valdosta State University will be hosting a 16-hour GACP approved training block titled Supervisory Liability Issues for the Criminal Justice Manager. The course will be held on May 25 – 26th at the Valdosta State University Center, 1313 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Ga 31601. The class will start at 8 am. Please contact VSU PD training coordinator Tim Balch at 229-412-0590 to RSVP.

Supervisory Liability Issues For Criminal Justice Manager

State Certification Assessor Training Course
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police

Presents a one-day training seminar . . .

Georgia State Certification Assessor Training Course

June 1, 2022
8:00am – 5:00pm

Registration Fee: $75.00


The Assessor Training Course is designed to instruct certification managers on evaluating other agencies for compliance with the certification standards.


3500 Duluth Park Lane, Suite 700
Duluth, GA  30096


COURTYARD Duluth Downtown
3141 Hill Street NW
Duluth, GA 30096

Booking Link: CLICK HERE!

Room Rate: $96

Group Name: Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police


Please contact State Certification Coordinator, Chuck Groover at 770-495-9650, for more information.


Walking the Narrow Road of Leadership: Leadership Principles for Law Enforcement Personnel and Managers @ Dougherty County Public Library
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police and the Albany Police Department are excited to sponsor an outstanding opportunity for agencies to provide free training for first line supervisors.

Presenter: Dr. Jack Enter

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022

Time:  8:00 am – 12:00 pm


Dougherty County Public Library

2507 Dawson Road

Albany, Georgia 31707

Cost: Free


The law enforcement profession continues to face significant challenges in its operational and organizational roles. Unfortunately, one of the more pressing issues facing law enforcement agencies may be the failure of their supervisors and managers to consistently practice the recognized leadership principles that they learned in management training programs. Most supervisors and managers seem to take the “path of least resistance” when dealing with problem employees or communicating with employees. This “wide road of mediocrity” is believed to be the primary path of most managers, and these leadership failures have become a significant form of stress and frustration for the law enforcement culture.

This program examines; why these problems occur and the practical methods that managers and supervisors can use to become an effective leader and walk the narrow road of leadership excellence – both at work and home.


Please register by contacting:

Lt. Terrence Whitlock

Albany Police Department


Jack Enter – Leadership Principles for Law Enforcement

District 8 Meeting @ Cohutta Seventh Day Adventist Fellowship Hall
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

District 8 will be meeting June 9th at 11:00 am. The meeting will be hosted at the Cohutta Seventh Day Adventist Fellowship Hall. The training topic will be Leadership taught by Dr. Robert Overstreet. Training is available for 3 executive POST credits

District 9 Meeting @ Suwanee City Hall
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Suwanee Police Department will host the June District Nine Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Suwanee City Hall located at 330 Town Center Avenue, Suwanee, GA on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.  Parking is available along Town Center Avenue and behind City Hall. You may also park at the Police Department and walk over if you wish. Breakfast will be served beginning at 9:00 am with training to immediately follow.  Training will be provided by GACP Director Butch Ayers and will cover Legal/Legislative Updates. Please RSVP to Donna Copeletti at to ensure there will be enough food on hand.

District 2 Meeting @ WebEx Platform
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

District 2 will be hosting their June meeting via the WebEx platform. Available for 1-hour POST credit.

District 11 Meeting @ Golden Corral - Kennesaw
Jun 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The June District 11 meeting will be on held June 15th. Sgt. Davis of Woodstock PD will be speaking on Red Dot Piston Technology.

Executive Board Meeting
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The GACP Executive Board will be meeting June 23rd at the Brasstown Valley Resort. The meeting will begin at 10 am.


Executive Board Meeting – 6/23/22

District 6 Meeting @ Garden City Police Department
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Garden City Police Department will be hosting the District 6 meeting on June 28th. At this time, the prospect of a new District Representative will be discussed.