ATLANTA, Georgia - The Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS) is excited to announce the successful graduation of its 54th Basic Community Supervision Officer Training (BCSOT) class on Thursday, November 2nd, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) in Forsyth, Georgia. The ceremony commemorates the certification of 24 dedicated graduates as Community Supervision Officers by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.).


Throughout an intensive eight-week training program, the BCSOT Cadets underwent rigorous instruction and preparation for their vital roles within the Department. Upon completion of the BCSOT, these newly minted officers acquired an impressive 320 hours of comprehensive training, encompassing an array of essential skills, including supervision techniques, investigation procedures, intervention strategies, Georgia law, policy and procedure, interview skills, physical fitness, arrest procedures, defensive tactics, computer interaction, enhanced supervision procedures, and firearms qualification.


During BCSOT, the aspiring officers faced academic, mental, and physical challenges that tested their commitment to protecting the citizens of Georgia. 


“Over the past eight weeks, these officers have endured rigorous training demonstrating a strong commitment to serving the communities in their new role as community supervision officers. They are well-equipped to face day-to-day challenges while providing opportunities for successful outcomes,” said Lori A. Massengale, Director of Training and Professional Development. “We look forward to the impact they will have on the lives of those under supervision, their families, and the community at large.”


Class President Brianna Turner delivered a speech at the ceremony that resonated deeply with their fellow graduates. “What we have chosen is not merely a job, but rather a lifelong career. A career represents the culmination of one's life's work, and that is precisely what each and every one of us has been trained to accomplish.”


This graduation ceremony not only signifies the completion of the Basic Community Supervision Officer Training but also marks the beginning of a new chapter in the careers of these officers. The Department of Community Supervision looks forward to witnessing the positive impact they will undoubtedly make in their communities and within the organization.


During the graduation ceremony, several graduates were honored for their outstanding performances in various proficiencies. The distinguished honorees were:


  • Academic Award - Isabella Galdabini (Athens office)
  • Team Competition - Red Team - Kolton Fussell (Waycross), Deshanda Lashley (Rockdale), Savannah Cook (Carrollton), Roosevelt White (Marietta), Isabella Galdabini (Athens), and Vikiana Peguero (McRae)
  • Physical Fitness - Austin Sisson (Cedartown)
  • Top Gun - Richard Chapman (Canton)
  • Leadership - Brianna Turner (Morrow)
  • Adjunct Instructor - Terquarius Head (Griffin)
  • Class President - Brianna Turner


The new officers will serve their communities in DCS Field Offices as follows:


Leroy Irchirl - Atlantic/Claxton

Kolton Fussell - Waycross/Douglas

Kelvin Moore - Alapaha/Lakeland

Tammy Jones - Houston/Warner Robins

Tiffany Duffie - Chattahoochee/Columbus

Darin Fitz - Stone Mt/Dekalb

Dashanda Lashley - Rockdale

Adijah Hyacinth - Stone Mt/Dekalb

Taszeana Nuby - Atlanta

Charnell Allen - Atlanta

Tamia Bryant - Flint/McDonough

Brianna Turner - Clayton/Morrow

Savannah Cook - Coweta/Carrollton

Tiffany Williams - Paulding/Dallas

Roosevelt White - Cobb/Marietta

Austin Sisson - Tallapoosa/Cedartown

Vikiana Peguero - Oconee/McRae

Kameron Hodge - Dublin

Richard Chapman - Blue Ridge/Canton

Isabella Galdabini - Western/Athens

Madison Grams - Alcovy/Monroe

Carl Brown - Henry Co Probation

Kaylee Hunt - Statesboro

Joshua Robinson - Chattahoochee/Columbus


Public Information Manager Jamelle Washington


External Affairs Deputy Director Brian Tukes