The Training Unit is responsible for coordinating training for all Sheriff’s Office personnel. In addition to the basic certifications of Communications Officer, Jailer, and Peace Officer, all personnel must meet or exceed the minimum training standards set by the Sheriff and the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council. The Training Unit provides annual in-service training and firearms qualifications and coordinates attendance in advanced training opportunities.
All deputies are encouraged to complete the Senior Deputy program through the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association. The Training Unit works with the Sheriffs’ Association to provide the Module 1 and Module 2 classes.