Description of Classes

Class Orientation and Welcome 
Participants are introduced to the Academy Staff and fellow classmates. The Chief of
Police and his command staff are introduced. State Certification and National
Accreditation will be discussed. Light refreshments are available for participants and staff.
A tour of the facility and a brief history of our department will be presented by the Chief
of Police.
Officer Survival/Mechanics of Arrest 
Techniques involving officer survival are discussed. Student will view videotapes
regarding officer shootings and survival techniques. Participants will perform practical
exercises searching rooms and buildings. Domestic disputes will also be discussed within
this block of instruction. The PRISM Simulator will be utilized during this section of the
academy. This simulator will place participants in shoot-don’t shoot situations. Students
are also introduced to proper handcuffing techniques, as well as the use of force continuum.
Criminal Investigations Division/Crime Scene Processing 
Members of the Criminal Investigation Division present this course. Participants will be
exposed to the structure of the Investigative Division as well as interview techniques,
investigative tactics and available resources. Juvenile offenses will be discussed during
this block of instruction. Techniques for crime scene processing and evidence gathering
are discussed. Participants will conduct a practical exercise processing a mock crime
Drug Identification/Awareness 
Participants will be introduced to the different drugs that affect our community. Topics
included will be drug recognition and intervention programs. The class will be
supplemented by a variety of visual aids.
Traffic Laws/Traffic Investigations/DUI Investigations 
Participants are introduced to the Georgia Motor Vehicle Law. Other topics that are
presented will include traffic direction, vehicle pullovers, officer safety and pursuits
actions, and officer responsibilities.
The laws regarding DUI cases are discussed along with techniques officers use in
determining if a driver is safe to operate a motor vehicle.
Juvenile Operations 
The Juvenile Officer will present an overview of procedures for dealing with the special
needs and responsibilities relating to the arrest and processing of juvenile offenders.
Internet Crime/Identity Theft 
The officer assigned to this program will discuss internet safety and prevention techniques
to help protect your children from being victims of sexual predators. Also, the class will
present information on how to guard against Identity Theft and what actions you should
take if you become a victim.
SWAT Team Operations/Communications 911 Center
The Special Response Team Members of the Griffin Police Department will discuss their
responsibilities and tactical operations abilities. A field demonstration is provided.
911 Center operations are discussed. Participants are given a tour of the communications
center and will see how emergency calls are received, processed and dispatched.
Attendees will participate in both classroom and live-fire training held at the Griffin Gun

For further information contact Lieutenant Darrell Dix 770-229-6450 x 394


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