12 Graduated from basic training in community supervision from DCS
Twelve officers graduated from the Basic Community Surveillance Officer Training (BCSOT) at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia.
The graduation ceremony took place on Thursday, October 21, 2021, in the auditorium. All graduates are now certified as community monitoring officers by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST).
These men and women join the ranks of fellow officers responsible for community oversight of approximately 200,000 people serving in criminal offenses across Georgia.
DCS Director of Training and Professional Development Ms. Shanta Porter said these new officers are well prepared and that she is confident that they are ready to begin their missions and protect Georgian communities.
“Over the past eight weeks these men and women have been tested, both mentally and physically, and have proven they are ready to excel in this challenging and rewarding profession,” Porter said,
“DCS Training Academy prepares future officers to fully appreciate the impact they will have in an individual’s life. I know these values will help them start their careers and work to improve the lives of those on probation and parole, as well as improve communities across Georgia, ”Porter added.
The BCSOT program includes training on the following courses: Supervisory Techniques, Investigative Procedures, Response Strategies, Georgia Law, Policy and Procedure, Interview Techniques, Physical Fitness, Arrest Procedures, Defensive Tactics, Interaction IT, enhanced surveillance procedures and firearms qualification.
The new officers will serve their communities from field offices located in Americus, Brunswick, Gainesville, Gwinnett, Milledgeville, Sandersville, Savannah and Tifton.