ATLANTA - Thirty-six Community Supervision Officers will graduate from the Department’s Basic Community Supervision Officer Training (BCSOT) program on Thursday, November 3, 2016. The ceremony, which begins at 11:00 am, will be held at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) in Forsyth, GA. At the conclusion of the ceremony, each officer will be certified as a Community Supervision Officer (CSO) by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.).

These men and women will soon join the ranks of fellow CSOs currently responsible for the community-based supervision of approximately 180,000 adult felony offenders throughout Georgia.

DCS Director of Field Operations David Morrison says that these new officers are well prepared and ready to serve their communities.

“Over the past eight weeks, these men and women have overcome many obstacles, challenges and tests,” said Morrison. “The dedication, teamwork and integrity these officers have shown during their training is truly inspiring. I know that these values will help them as they begin their careers and work to improve the lives of offenders and communities across Georgia,” added Morrison.

The BCSOT program includes training on: supervision techniques, investigation procedures, intervention strategies, Georgia law, policy and procedure, interview skills, physical fitness, arrest procedures, defensive tactics, computer interaction and firearms qualification.

The new Community Supervision Officers are assigned to the following locations: McDonough, Sandersville, Valdosta, Lawrenceville, Tifton, Atlanta, Dalton, DeKalb, Canton, Morrow, Newnan, Wilder, Cedartown, Camilla, LaFayette, Appling, Jesup, Gainesville, Albany, and Dublin.

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For more information, please contact Racheal Borgman, Director of Public Affairs at 470-755-4358 or