Peace Officer Academy Summer Graduation August 8 10:30 AM

Class named in honor of the late Liberty County Sheriff J. Don Martin

SAVANNAH – Ten students will graduate from the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy at its spring completion ceremony August 8 at 10:30 AM in the Eckburg Auditorium on the Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Road. Of the ten, three are currently affiliated with law enforcement agencies including Savannah Chatham Metro Police and Hinesville Police Department.

Each cohort selects a fallen officer for whom the graduating class will be named. This cohort selected J. Don Martin, the long-time Liberty County Sheriff who passed away in May, 2010. His wife, Polly will attend the graduation.

This is the eighth group of students to complete the program since its inception in 2009. To date, the program has graduated 105 POST-certified officers.

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.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (