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Graduates Join DCS as Community Supervision Officers

September 29, 2017

The Georgia Department of Community Supervision commissioned 29 graduates in a ceremony celebrating the completion of the department’s Basic Community Supervision Officer Training (BCSOT) at The Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) in Forsyth on September 29, 2017.

These men and women join the ranks of fellow officers responsible for the community-based supervision of approximately 200,000 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 been tested, both mentally as well as physically, and have proven they are prepared to excel in this challenging and rewarding profession,” said Morrison. “The level of commitment, teamwork, and perseverance these officers have shown during their training is truly inspiring, and for that, we are both proud of them and proud of them. As they begin their careers, we look forward to the difference they will make in the lives of offenders and our communities,” 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 officers will begin serving their communities in field offices located in Atlanta, DeKalb, Columbus, Augusta, Waycross, Lafayette, Clarkesville, Valdosta, Canton, Greensboro, Carrollton, Savannah, Warner Robins, Cuthbert, Lawrenceville, Dalton, Brunswick, Bainbridge, Athens, Jackson, Statesboro, Rome, and Morrow.

The Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.) certifies each officer at the conclusion of the graduation ceremony.

 

About DCS

DCS is responsible for the effective and efficient supervision of Georgia’s adult felony offenders, and Class A and Class B designated juvenile offenders. It is the mission of The Georgia Department of Community Supervision to protect and serve all Georgia citizens through effective and efficient offender supervision in our communities while providing opportunities for successful outcomes. DCS employs evidence-based practices to hold offenders accountable and reduce the state's recidivism rate.

 

For more information, please contact Racheal Peters, DCS Director of Public Affairs at 470-755-4358 or racheal.borgman@dcs.ga.gov.