District 9 Meeting @ Lavonia PD
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

The January District Nine meeting will be held in Lavonia at the Historic Depot located at 1269 East Main Street.  Please be advised that a good ole southern barbecue will be served at lunch so the training will begin at 10:00 am.  Breakfast will not be served, but we will have plenty of coffee and light snacks for the early arrivers.  I encourage each of you to attend this meeting as we share “A Case Study In a Small Town Police Shooting”.  The training is focused on a six day period in December 2016 when six Georgia law enforcement officers were shot, two of those being fatal. We will examine the shootings in Lavonia as well as the aftermath followed by the tragic events in Americus.  The Instructors for the training session will be Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle and Americus Police Chief Mark Scott.

For those of you traveling south on S.R. 17 from I-85. simply proceed to the traffic signal downtown (West Ave) and turn left.  Proceed over the railroad tracks and the depot is on your immediate left.

For those traveling north on S.R. 17, turn right at the traffic signal and proceed as stated above.

There is no need to RSVP, we will have an ample amount of food!  Please plan on attending and bring someone with you!

Bruce Carlisle
District Nine Representative
Chief of Police
City of Lavonia

*** Please note:  Lunch will be served**

District 2 Meeting
Jan 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

District 2 Chief’s meeting is Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in Albany at BJ’s Country Buffet, 2401 Dawson Road, Suite A.  Time is 11:30.

Winter Training Conference
Feb 5 – Feb 7 all-day

GACP Winter Training Conference

District 5 Meeting
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

On behalf of myself and GACP District 5 Representative Chief Chris Wright, we would like to invite you to our next quarterly meeting that will be held ; Tuesday, 20 February 2018 at 1200-1400 hours at the Bonefish Grill located on St Simons Island. The physical address is 202 Retreat Village #3 St Simons Island, Ga. 31522.


Our speaker will be Charles “Skeet” Brewer from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. The subject will be; “How to Implement a Tactical Medicine Training Program”. He presented this to the IACP in Philadelphia last year and as I understand it, the presentation was well received and very beneficial. For those of you who have the benefit of knowing “Skeet”, he’s an awesome and humble guy that gets things done. He’s done an outstanding job getting all my staff up to speed on tactical medicine and bleeding control. He will also discuss other training options at the FLETC and how to take advantage of the FLETC training close to home. This block he will present to us has been submitted to Monica at GACP for approval for POST Chief’s credit.


I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank newly appointed Glynn County Police Chief John Powell on his appointment as Chief, and for desiring to host this event! He’s a guy with a ton of experience and a superlative attitude of service and collaboration. On another note, if you have not eaten at the Bonefish, you’re in for a real treat!


I would also like to thank Chief Powell’s team, specifically Chief of Staff Brian Scott & Sgt. David Haney Jr., for their initiative in helping to make this happen in a great venue with a great speaker…thanks guys!


PLEASE RSVP WITH SGM PAULA HENDERSON @ in order that we can get a headcount prior to the meeting, or by calling 912-267-4100 EXT 7111

Goals Conference/Chiefs Day at the State Capitol
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

2018 Goals Conference

Chiefs Day at the State Capitol

**More Details Coming Soon!


District 9 Meetin
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

On Wednesday, March 21st, the Franklin Springs Police Department is proud to be hosting the District 9 meeting at our City Hall located at 2531 W. Main Street in Franklin Springs. The City Hall is located on US Highway 29 directly in front of the Emmanuel College Athletic Center.

Breakfast will be provided and we will begin serving at 9:00 a.m.

We ask the everyone please park in the rear parking lot of City Hall.

Our training will start at 10:00 a.m. with Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney D. Parks White presenting New Laws and Legal Update.

We will also have a representative from Verizon Wireless to speak about a new service they offer to Public Safety First Responders. Please RSVP to City Clerk Jackie Yearwood, at

For any golfers, Victoria Bryant State Park has a gorgeous course, Highland Walk located only 3 minutes from City Hall. Their website is

We are looking forward to seeing everyone on the 21st.

John P. Thomas
Chief of Police
Franklin Springs Police Department
2531 W. Main St.
Royston, GA. 30662
Mailing: PO Box 207
Franklin Springs, GA. 30639
Office: 706-245-6957
Cell: 706-498-3730

State Certification Manager Course @ Georgia
Mar 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
State Certification Assessor Course
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Chief Executive Training Class @ GACP Office
Apr 16 @ 8:00 am – Apr 26 @ 3:30 pm
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