On June 16, 2020, President Trump issued Executive Order 13929 (EO), Safe Policing for Safe Communities, calling for safe policing practices and policies to ensure transparent, safe, and accountable delivery of law enforcement services to communities.

To determine agencies that would credential agencies for compliance with these requirements, the U.S. Department of Justice identified associations that sponsored state certification / accreditation programs and  the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) in each state. GACP administers Georgia's Law Enforcement Certification Program. POST Executive Director Mike Ayers and GACP Executive Director Butch Ayers have determined that GACP will take the full lead in credentialing agencies in the State of Georgia. As POST Executive Director Mike Ayers noted, POST Council's primary focus will remain with the certification of individual officers. Therefore, the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP) has been identified as the credentialing agency in regard to certifying that the submitting agency's policy / policies meet specific use-of-force requirements, set forth by DOJ for discretionary federal grants.

Steps to Submit Your Request

  • Download and Complete the following application form:
    • GACP Use of Force Certification FormPLEASE make sure that for each portion, you reference your own policy page and section. We recommend highlighting and scanning your policy for the attachment with clear referencing.
  • Save & Print Form
  • Sign Hardcopy of Printed Form
  • Scan Form after Signing
  • Send Scanned Form (with Signature) & Policy Attachment VIA email to: DOJ-Certification@gachiefs.com