The Operations Division is responsible for the functions related to development, evaluation and management of peace officer training. Other major responsibilities include:
Special Operations of the Division
The Training Standards Division has additional responsibilities that ensure the peace officers of Georgia are receiving the highest quality and most up to date training that is available. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Peace Officer Records
P.O.S.T.'s Data Communications Section maintains the following records on the P.O.S.T. computer system:
P.O.S.T. maintains employment, certification and training records on over 153,000 officers. Of these, over half are actively employed in their field of certification.
A Self Help Guide for Georgia's Peace Officers
Officers are entitled to challenge sanctions imposed by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council. This page is intended to assist officers in this process by providing information relevant to an Administrative Hearing.
For Officers contesting sanctions or other issues related to their Peace Officer Certification, it is suggested and encouraged that knowledge in the following be attained:
Rules of the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (Rule 464 published 1998 in the Office of the Secretary of State) Specifically Rule 464-8 as amended. (O.C.G.A. 35-8-7.1 and 35-8-7.2)
Rules of the Office of State Administrative Hearings ( Rule 616 published 1995 in the Office of the Secretary of State) O.C.G.A. 50-13 as amended ( The Georgia Administrative Procedure Act )
The P.O.S.T. Hearing Process
The Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council has discretionary authority by law, to discipline peace officers. Disciplinary action is taken in the form of sanctions against an officer's peace officer certification. Action is based on the preponderance of evidence that conduct was exhibited which is deemed to be in violation of the Georgia P.O.S.T. Act (O.C.G.A. 35-8 as amended). Sanctions ranging from reprimands to revocation are imposed based on the severity of the offense. Due process is afforded those sanctioned through an administrative hearing.
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