Basic Law Enforcement- Peace Officer Academy

The Basic Law Enforcement Certificate program provides students with the necessary skills, standards, and knowledge in order to become qualified, proficiency trained, ethical and competent peace officers in criminal justice careers. Successful graduation from the program certifies the graduate as a Georgia Peace Officer by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.). Costs for this certification are included in the program costs.

State Officers such as the Georgia State Patrol, deputy sheriffs, county police, municipal police, and campus police are a few examples of peace officers. Peace Officers maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, state, or federal laws and ordinances. Peace Officers may perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area, direct traffic, issue traffic summonses, investigate accidents, apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.

Program Contacts:

Department Head

John Warenzak


Program Contact

Jennifer Fleming


Academic Advisor

Nancy Jones



Programs of Study: