STC Peace Officer Academy Moves to Crossroads Campus

Academy now offers POST-credit in-service training classes

#1236 | November 22, 2011

SAVANNAH – The Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy has relocated to STC’s Crossroads Campus in Pooler, Ga. The new POA location has a Fire Arms Training Simulator, two dedicated classrooms and an administrative office.

The POA is also now offering continuing-education or in-service training classes for certified Georgia Peace Officers with three Peace Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) credit courses from 8 A.M. until 5 P.M. on the days listed:

Verbal Judo November 29 -30, 2011

Interviews and Interrogations December 6 – 8, 2011

Search Warrants and Affidavits December 13 – 14, 2011

To register for these classes contact Reeshemah Johnson (912.443.5808). For more information about the credit courses or the Academy contact Claire Pimentel (912.443.5191.)

The POA’s first class of 2012 begins on January 17, 2012. While the deadline for this cohort has passed, interested candidates may start the process for the spring course.

The 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 POST Basic Law Enforcement Training Course. Successful completion of the program will qualify the student to be a state-certified peace officer.

Savannah Technical College, the region’s leading provider of market-driven, quality technical and adult education, has been meeting the needs of its community for more than three-quarters of a century. Building on a tradition of partnership, pride and service, the college serves nearly 5,000 students each semester in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties, offering more than 70 certificate, diploma and associate degree programs in fields ranging from automotive technology to surgical technology and from marketing to computer information systems to culinary arts and beyond.



For more information contact:
Amy Shaffer, APR

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 (