District 9 Meeting @ Hartwell Police Department @ Hartwell First United Methodist Church
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The October District Nine meeting will be held in Hartwell on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 and hosted by Chief Anthony Davis. The meeting will be held at the First United Methodist Church located at 200 E. Howell Street, Hartwell, GA.  Breakfast will be served at 9:00 am and the  training will begin at 10:00 am.

Training will be conducted by BJay Pak, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, and Didi Nelson.  There will also be a brief presentation from Georgia State Patrol Lt. Colonel Tommy Waldrop, Captain Al Whitworth, and Lieutenant Maurice Raines regarding recent organizational restructuring.  Allen Poole, Director of The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, will also be in attendance.

There is no need to RSVP.  Chief Davis said he will have plenty of food for everyone.

District 7 Meeting
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The next scheduled District 7 meeting will be hosted by the Sardis Police Department on October 17, 2019.  The meeting will be held at the Ole Southern Cafe (690 Charles Perry Ave, Sardis 30456) located in Sardis Georgia.

These meetings are open to all certified law enforcement personnel.  Those who attend that are not executives will receive two (2) training hours.  All executives in attendance will receive two (2) executive credit hours.

400 Years – The Journey Event @ Callaway Conference Center
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

400 Years-The Journey Event

Four workshops are available as part of the 400 Years-The Journey Event.


Location: Callaway Conference Center on the West GA Tech campus in LaGrange, GA

Date:  October 19, 2019

Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Topics Include: 

Improving Law Enforcement Relationships with Diverse Communities

This workshop consists of a panel of three programs that have guided the Lagrange Police Dept. in improving relationships with diverse communities and the community at large; Community Outreach; Constitutional Policing; and Racial Intelligence Training


Intergenerational Trauma

Presented by Dr. Kelly Veal and Zsa Zsa Heard, Licensed Counselor and CEO of the Lagrange Housing Authority – a discussion of how the trauma of the African American experience has been systematically and biologically transferred from generation to generation. This workshop can be particularly important for those in working in the judicial system and in public education.



A three part panel discussion (“The Pilgrimage”, The Apology”; and “The Marker/Calling the Names”) of events preceding, surrounding, and following Lagrange Police Chief Lou Dekmar’s historic 2017 apology for the lynching of Austin Callaway in 1940.


Tracing Our Heritage: What Happens When Descendants of Enslaved and Enslaver Meet?

Discussion centers around a Harris County family’s roots, interconnected histories through enslavement times, and their newly discovered relationships to one another.  Included will be a representative from the Atlanta Chapter of “Coming to the Table.”


All workshops are free, starting at 10:00 and run for approximately 2 hours. Two hours of Executive Credits are available.  Please note:  you can only attend one seminar as they run simultaneously.


Pre-registration is strongly recommended, on-line at:

www.400yearslg.cbo.io or via the mail-in form attached.

Doors open at 9:00 a.m.


For More Information:

400 Years Flyer

Workshop Flyer

Registration Form

Sexual Assault: A Community and Campus Team Approach For Law Enforcement @ Morgan County Sheriff’s Office
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm

The Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA) is hosting a free three-day training aimed at enhancing the skills of community and campus police working sexual assault crimes.

Topics addressed will include:

*Legal Definitions of Sexual Assault
*Victim Response to Sexual Assault
*Victim, Perpetrator Characteristics
*Neurobiology of Trauma
*Challenges of disclosure/report
*Tips for talking with victims
*A Survivor’s story
*Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs)
*Title IX & Clery: Reporting Requirements for campus officers
*Response and Investigation of Sexual Assault
*First Responders
*Lead Investigator/Supervisor
*Victim Interviews
*Investigative Response
*Lead Development
*Misconceptions vs Realities of Sexual Assault
*Suspect Interviews
*Sexual Assault Typologies
*Crime Scene Processing & Documentation

This training offers 24 non-executive POST credit hours.

For More Information: Sexual Assault Training

Register Now!

District 6 Meeting – Open Records for Law Enforcement Executives @ GA Ports Authority Credentialing Center
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Georgia Ports Authority Police Department will host training titled, Open Records for Law Enforcement Executives. This training will be delivered by the Office of the Attorney General. Our guest instructor is Mrs. Jennifer Colangelo.

Mrs. Colangelo has been an Assistant Attorney General since 2012.  She works in the Employment, Education and Government Services section, handling matters for clients such as the Georgia Department of Education, the State Charter School Commission, and the Professional Standards Commission.  She also works on the Attorney General’s Open Government Mediation Program, helping citizens resolve problems with the Open Meetings and Open Records Acts.  Before joining the Law Department, she was an Assistant Public Defender in the Enotah Judicial Circuit for several years.  Ms. Colangelo attended Rutgers University Law School in New Jersey before moving to Georgia.

This training is approved for 3 POST Executive training credit.

Please register by email request to Captain Eric Hampton at ehampton@gaports.com

Metro Atlanta Gang Intelligence Meeting @ GWCC Rooms 208-209-2010
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On October 19th, the Georgia World Congress Center will be hosting training featuring an overview of gang culture in facilities and what is being sent from the inside out to communities.

Command level members of the Department of Corrections, Department of Community Supervision, and the Department of Juvenile Justice will educate attendees on specific gang trends in the following locations:

  • Western Region.  GGIA Western Region VP Ryan Foles Coweta DAs Office
  • Metro Region,   GGIA Metro Region VP  Mark Belknap United States Marshal Service
  • East Metro Gangs  Lt. Lucas Conyers PD ,  ADA Oversreet Rockdale Circuit East Metro Gang Wars
  • Southern Crescent,  Sgt. David Tealer  City of South Fulton Gang Task Force Supervisor

Attorney General Chris Carr and US Attorney BJ Pak as well as the Governor have been invited to say a few words.

2 Hours of Executive POST Credit will be available.


Register Now!

The Realities of Organized Crime Symposium @ GPSTC - Forsyth
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia, along with the Georgia Gang Investigators Association and the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, invites prosecutors, law enforcement, and government agencies to attend the The Realities of Organized Crime Symposium course at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia.

The Realities of Organized Crime Symposium is a one-day organized crime training course that will include multiple interactive Q&A sessions with gang resource prosecutors and GGIA staff. Sessions topics will include Federal Resources and Fighting Gangs as a Team.

There is no fee to attend this course. Space is limited so please sign up quickly if you are interested in attending. There will be 4.5 CLE hours and 5 POST executive credit available.

Event Agenda

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Human Trafficking Training @ Georgia Public Safety Training Center
Nov 6 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Please review the following poster for information regarding the upcoming Human Trafficking Training presented by the Georgia Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force. The training will be held at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, and is available for 8 hours of execitive POST credit.

For More Information

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District 5 Meeting @ Waycross Okefenokee Lion's Club
Nov 19 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Chief Tommy Cox will be hosting the district 5 meeting on Tuesday, November 19th, beginning at 10:30 AM. The meeting will be held at the Waycross Okefenokee Lion’s Club (711 Columbus St. Waycross, GA).

The speaker will be Al Sandrik with the National Weather Service in Jacksonville. He will be discussing severe weather planing for agency heads and providing an overview of the resources available to law enforcement through the National Weather Service. This meeting will provide 3 hours of executive training.

District 9 Meeting @ Jefferson Police Department
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Message from Chief Joseph Wirthman:

We will be meeting at the City of Jefferson multi purpose room located at 1010 Washington Street. Executive level training will be provided starting at approx. 9:30 am. For those early who come early coffee will be provided. After the training lunch will be served by Stonewall’s Barbecue. I need an RSVP to jwirthman@cityofjeffersonga.com  for those attending to get an approx. head count for the meal. Looking forward to fellowship with everyone as we kick off the holiday season.


Chief Joseph Wirthman

City of Jefferson, Georgia