Peace Officer Academy Honors Graduates
SAVANNAH – Eleven students
from the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy celebrated graduating
from the program with a completion ceremony today.
The six men and five women have completed coursework containing the entire Georgia Peace Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic Law Enforcement Training Course. Their successful completion of the program qualifies them to be state-certified peace officers.
is the 27th group of students to complete the program since its inception in
2009. To date, the program has graduated 346 P.O.S.T.-certified officers. Many
candidates are in various stages of the application process with statewide
agencies. Ten of the eleven candidates have been hired by area police
departments. Savannah Tech’s Peace Officer Academy has a 97% placement rate.
cohort selects a fallen officer for whom the graduating class will be named.
The cohorts have a tradition of giving the family of the fallen officer a
challenge coin dedicated to the officer. A challenge coin is a symbol of an
unbreakable bond of dedication and allegiance among military personnel and law
enforcement officers. The challenge coin tradition started as a military
tradition in World War I and was later adopted by law enforcement.
cohort honors Officer Anthony Christie of the Savannah Police Department, who
passed away on May 25,2018, after his patrol car was struck by a
tractor-trailer on Interstate 16. He is survived by his wife, parents and sister.
Basic Law Enforcement Technical Certificate of Credit provides students with
the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to become competent law
enforcement officers. The 18-week cohort program utilizes classroom instruction
pertaining to criminal justice theory and the prevailing principles of modern
law enforcement, as well as practical application of pertinent enforcement
skills. College coursework contains the entire Georgia Peace Officers Standards
& Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic Law Enforcement Training Course so that
successful completion of the program will qualify the student to be a
state-certified peace officer.
For more information about the Peace Officer Academy visit
www.savannahtech.edu/PeaceOfficerAcademy or contact the office at 912.443.5191 or email@example.com
next class begins in July 2019.
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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.
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