GPSTC Graduation

Acworth, Cherokee County GA. June 14, 2010 - Six deputies with the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office graduated from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) Regional Academy in Dalton, Georgia Friday afternoon. Deputies Jonathan Nuzzo, Christopher Taylor, Michael Dickerson, Michel Fortson, Mark Patterson, and Ralph Morvillo completed 408 hours of police training over the past 11 weeks. The deputies are currently assigned to the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center.

GPSTC is responsible for the coordination of the delivery of training to all state public safety officers, job specific training programs for state agencies, advanced and specialized training for both state and local peace officers, chief executive training and supervisory and management training. The Basic Mandate course, which is required to be a peace officer in Georgia, is an 11 week course which teaches the fundamentals of law enforcement.

 

   

Photo from left to right: Deputies Jonathan Nuzzo, Christopher Taylor, Michael Dickerson, Michel Fortson, Mark Patterson, Ralph Morvillo, and Major Edward Lacey.

 

 
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