Georgia Piedmont Technical College Law Enforcement Academy

Georgia Piedmont Technical College Law Enforcement Academy

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Folks, it is that time again! Field Sobriety Training.
You can make $50 per day, on Wednesday and/or Thursday. The Law Enforcement Academy needs legitimate subjects for the two-day training. It is an interesting experience, you will learn a lot about yourself and the way you metabolize alcoholic beverages. It is an unconventional way to "back the blue." OH! yeah, and they pay you $50 per day to drink.

You WILL be intoxicated when the training is complete, but not the "Spring Break, PCB, 1987," kind of intoxicated, but you should still plan accordingly. You will need a ride home, Uber or Lyft are pretty cheap. If I know you pretty well and you live near the City of Covington I might be able to help you out. The location is in this check-in, but it is off of Alcovy Road.

Requirements: Must be 21 years or older, and able to drink alcoholic beverages. Have a valid I.D. You MUST have a ride home because you cannot drive after the training. You cannot eat 2 hours prior to the start time, and you will not be allowed to eat during the training.

These are the only dates available, please do not message me and ask me if you can do it Monday or the eleventeenth Thursday next month.
These are the dates and times available, period.

Wednesday, December 5, 11:00 a.m. until about 4:00 p.m DAYTIME
Thursday, December 6, 3:00 p.m. until about 8:00 p.m EVENING
(There are fewer slots for Thursday, so participants for Wednesday will be given the first option to do Thursday.)

Message me or if you have my number, text me and let me know you're available and will show up.
PLEASE DO NOT MESSAGE ME A BUNCH OF INANE QUESTIONS! The information you need is in this post, if you need more information then this probably not the $50-$100 gig for you.

Thank you, and support your local law enforcement. 🙂👮‍♂️👮‍♀️
Looking to get up there in October for Fi****ms Instructor.....any recommended lodging locations. Looking for something that is budget friendly.

GPTC LEA is an 11-week, Monday through Friday, Georgia POST certified law enforcement academy. Learn more at and 1:00 p.m. (EST).

Located in Covington, Ga., Georgia Piedmont Tech’s Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) is the first, and currently only, Law Enforcement Academy in the state of Georgia to be accredited by CALEA (the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies), the most widely recognized accrediting body in Public Safety. Qualified candidates in Georgia Piedmont Tech’s LEA program are eligible for both HOP

Operating as usual

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GPTC Law Enforcement Academy held its Spring 2023 graduation last night, May 17th, at the Newton Campus Conference Center. It was both a joyous and bittersweet occasion as it was Major Gene McKinney’s last graduating class with GPTC. Captain Clint Buggle presented McKinney with a plaque on behalf of the College, commemorating his service as director of the Academy.

GPTC congratulates all of the 12 graduating officers on a job well done and thanks them for their dedication and service. Way to go!

Photos from Georgia Piedmont Technical College Law Enforcement Academy's post 12/07/2022

Congratulations to our graduating officers, who received their certificates this week at the GPTC Law Enforcement Academy ceremony held on Monday, Dec. 5. We wish you all the best as you go forth and serve your respective communities!

Conyers Police Department

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Thank you to our special guest instructor Rodrigo Artilheiro from Rodrigo Defensive Tactics for helping us provide some of the best law enforcement defensive tactics training in the world! Special thanks to Sgt. Figueroa from Marietta, Georgia Police Department for your continued support and dedication to training at our academy.

Are you ready to answer the call to serve and receive the best law enforcement training available in Georgia? Apply now for our next academy class at

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Our new defensive tactics mats are in! These new Resilite mats are safer and more lightweight than previous models. Now our students will have the most up to date equipment while they learn Jiu Jitsu. Studies show that officers using Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques reduce injury to the officer and suspects. This leads to less liability to the agency and less excessive use of force complaints as well!


Congratulations to the largest GPTC Law Enforcement Academy class yet — 2022-040! We are extremely proud of our 21 graduates, who can now go FORWARD and make our community safer. Thanks for all you do! 💙🚔🚨

Also! Big shoutout to the award winners as follows:
- Top Gun Award: Harvey Martin
- Academic Achievement Award: Scott Strickland
- Guardian Award: Fred Jackson


Class 2022-040 starts Monday! If you are ready to answer the call to serve, apply today at

Photos from Georgia Piedmont Technical College Law Enforcement Academy's post 03/28/2022

Congratulations to the latest graduating class!


Students are hard at work already! They have embarked on an awesome journey that will consist of 11 weeks of training. It will be tough, but rewarding. Class 2022-039 began on January 10th. Stay tuned for more updates from this class! Visit to apply for our next class!

Timeline photos 12/03/2021

Thanks, SGA!

Recently, the GPTC Student Government Association (SGA) helped bring a bit of holiday cheer into the lives of students experiencing financial hardships by providing grocery gift cards at no cost to them. Law Enforcement Academy student Marvelous Porter, pictured, was one of the students nominated. The Academy thanks SGA for their thoughtful generosity.


We are deeply saddened to hear that deputy sheriff and graduate Lena Marshall was killed in the line of duty. She graduated in GPTC's first-ever academy class on April 30, 2009. Her watch ended on Nov. 8, 2021. We offer our condolences to her family and friends. We will take it from here, Lena.

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A look back at the most recent graduation. Congratulations, everyone!


Congratulations to recent LEA graduates (from left) Steven Guppy and Marvelous Porter as they start their new careers with the Milledgeville Police Department!


The GPTC Law Enforcement Academy prepares students with the skills needed to be effective public servants in ANY situation. This includes target practice in less than ideal weather conditions and shooting from positions of disadvantage.


If you haven't already been vaccinated against COVID, tomorrow is your day! Thank you, Governor Kemp :)

GPTC and other state agencies will be CLOSED tomorrow to encourage vaccinations and thank those who have already gotten the shot(s). If you are eligible, please consider taking this opportunity to fight COVID.


The largest group of LEA students in years taking their pre-tests. You've got this!

Photos from Georgia Piedmont Technical College Law Enforcement Academy's post 08/02/2021

Congratulations to our latest class of LEA graduates❗ A packed house came out to the Newton campus Thursday to celebrate this new batch of heroes - Coleman Williford (pre-service), Carmen Williams-Brown (DeKalb Sheriff's Office), Jonathan Sugg (Covington PD), Adler Piersaint (Covington PD), Joshua Kitchens (Conyers PD), and Caderrius Armstrong (pre-service). Thanks to you all for making this commitment to service. 👮👮‍♀️


HIRED BY: Georgia Piedmont Technical College Law Enforcement Academy program graduate Danilo Cubacub was hired recently by the Eatonton Police Department using the skills he gained at GPTC. Show Danilo some love with a 👍 or ❤️ and give him a shoutout in the comments!


HIRED BY: Georgia Piedmont Technical College Law Enforcement Academy program graduate Juanqualo Murrah — who earned the Top Gun Award for his performance in the Academy in March — was hired recently by the Covington (Ga.) Police Department using the skills he gained at GPTC. Show Juanqualo some love with a 👍 or ❤️!

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Congratulations to our latest group of law enforcement officers from the Metro Atlanta area who have completed the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Law Enforcement Academy Advanced Instructor Training! This 80-hour course is designed for public safety officers who instruct in performance-oriented training and are responsible for lesson plan development.

Pictured, from left, are Captain Gene McKinney, Interim Director/Instructor of the GPTC Law Enforcement Academy, Everett Searcy of the Conyers Police Dept (PD), Aaron Berry of the Lawrenceville PD, Chris Vaughn of the CSX Railroad PD, Marc Rommelman of the Henry County PD, and Mike Blevins and Doug Schad, both of the Lawrenceville PD.

The next 80-hour Instructor Training class runs August 2-13 at GPTC's Newton Campus, Building D, in Covington. For more information, visit:

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The Georgia Piedmont Technical College Law Enforcement Academy celebrated the graduation of the newest class of five recruits from our 11-week training program on March 25 in Covington. Two graduates are already employed with agencies in our region, while three are new to the profession (pre-service). Congratulations! 💙

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Love!!!!! 💙💙💙💙



Sunday Inspiration


On July 27, 1981, Adam Walsh was abducted from a Florida shopping mall and brutally murdered.

Today, July 27, 2020, we honor his legacy and his memory.
“Out of our pain, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children was created in 1984, after President Ronald Reagan signed the Missing Children’s Assistance Act. We want to make sure Adam didn’t die in vain. It all came about because of Adam, because of our love and respect for the kind of person he was and how many other people loved him. He was the motivation to make something positive out of this tragedy. To make sure he wouldn’t just be another murdered child, another statistic.” John & Revé Walsh

In memory of Adam Walsh. “If his song is to continue… we must do the singing.” If you have any information regarding a missing or exploited child, please call: 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)

First Responder Friday - PTSD911 - a documentary film 07/22/2020

First Responder Friday - PTSD911 - a documentary film

First Responder Friday - PTSD911 - a documentary film PTSD911 is a documentary film series about real people who show up when we call 911. These men and women serve the public and are willing to face things that most of us can’t even imagine, yet maintain a high level of dignity and professionalism. We expect them to show up when we call and […]

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They did it! Congratulations Georgia Department of Public Safety!

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Wanna join a great agency? They are hiring!

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Please....just don’t!

Don't forget our furry friends when we talk about the dangers of cars on hot days. They are just as vulnerable as young children when it comes to vehicular heatstroke.


Lip Sync Challenge

TBT! Our contribution to the lipsync challege that went on a couple of years ago. Given the hard times the country is facing this is a perfect message for the day. Everything is going to be ok!

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Very proud of Officer Quick, graduate of class 2016-023! Doing the good work! Keep it up Quick!


Graduates! Go finish your degree! Just a few classes left!

Registration for Fall 2020 courses is now OPEN and classes begin August 17!

Current Summer students >>> talk to your advisor and add courses in Banner Web.

Brand new students >>> apply for admission online NOW — visit to get started and contact your advisor to register for Fall classes.

Check out the list of classes offered for Fall 2020 here:

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Upon successful completion a graduate will have obtained Georgia Peace Officer certification, 700+ hours of POST training, Taser user certification, Standardized Field Sobriety Training, extended training in all high-liability areas, additional training in Constitutional Law, and 42 semester hours towards their 60 hour Associate's degree in Criminal Justice. Be sure to check out "Testimonials" under the Notes section!

About Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Established in 1961, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is one of the top technical colleges in Georgia. GPTC prepares individuals with the skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing, global economy. The institution is guided by Dr. Jabari Simama, who was appointed as the college’s third president on September 1, 2012. Georgia Piedmont has nine learning centers in DeKalb, Newton, Rockdale and Morgan counties. Academic and technical programs of study at GPTC lead to more than 140 degrees, diplomas and certificates. For additional information, please visit

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8100 Bob Williams Pkwy
Covington, GA

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Monday 7:30am - 6:15pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6:15pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6:15pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6:15pm
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