Fourteen students from the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy celebrated graduating from the program with a completion ceremony today.
The six women and eight men have completed coursework containing the entire Georgia Peace Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) Basic Law Enforcement Training Course. Their successful completion of the program qualifies them to be state-certified peace officers.
This is the 26th group of students to complete the program since its inception in 2009. Each cohort selects a fallen officer for whom the graduating class will be named. The cohorts have a tradition of giving the family of the fallen officer a challenge coin dedicated to the officer. A challenge coin is a symbol of an unbreakable bond of dedication and allegiance among military personnel and law enforcement officers. This cohort honors Lieutenant John Cain of the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, who passed away on December 4, 2016 after a courageous battle against cancer. He is survived by his wife and children.
The Basic Law Enforcement Technical Certificate of Credit provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to become competent law enforcement officers. For more information about the Peace Officer Academy visit www.savannahtech.edu/PeaceOfficerAcademy or contact Nancy Jones at 912.443.5191 or email@example.com. The next class begins in January 2019.