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The Georgia Public Safety Training Center, a.k.a. GPSTC, offers more than 50 public safety independent online courses that can be completed from the comfort of your home or office, on your schedule.  These courses also include the State of Georgia mandated training such as: Use of Deadly Force De-escalation techniques and alternatives Community Policing The exception being the firearms re-qualification courses, where the officers are required to qualify with all agency issued/carried firearms. To aid the continuous development of Georgia certified officers, GPSTC has developed a host of courses to keep them up to date on some of the latest training or to serve as refreshers for courses taken earlier.  Some of those courses include: Annual Legislative Updates Building Positive Community Relations Cultural Awareness Dealing with Mentally Ill or Persons with Diminished Capacity Carrying and Possessing Weapons in Georgia Due Regard Ethics and Professionalism Family Violence Introduction to Terrorism Understanding […]

Are you interested in taking the first step in discovering an exciting career within the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office? The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit is seeking qualified members from our community who meet the standards necessary to become a Fulton County Sheriff’s reserve deputy. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office invites you to consider a second career to serve in a state and nationally accredited law enforcement agency. We offer an opportunity to work in one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the state and country. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office offers qualified individuals a chance to experience working with diverse cultures and communities in Atlanta and throughout Fulton County. The Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy program is comprised of civic minded members like you, former full-time law enforcement officers, and retired deputies who wish to volunteer as Reserve Deputies. These deputies supplement the full-time deputies in a variety of […]

Excerpts from the “Condensed History of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit” article. Initial research did not uncover the formation date of the organization, its initial commander, strength, rank structure and divisions.  However, it was learned that before the organization became the Reserve Unit that we know today, it was formed as a Sheriff’s Posse.  This group of individuals assisted mostly in search and rescue efforts, civic and other non-law enforcement roles. In 2017, the Reserve Unit was comprised of two groups of individuals who were desirous of supporting the Sheriff’s Office.  The first group consisted of sworn, state certified reserve deputies and the second, retirees who once served as sworn full-time deputies of the Sheriff’s Office. Today’s Reserve Unit has nearly 200 members who average over 18,000 hours of service to the community each year.  It provides security for community events, conducts massive cell searches at the Fulton County Jail, […]

  Each year, deputies of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit provide law enforcement coverage for a host of civic activities during the course of the year.  Historically, our deputies provide security, escort and/or traffic control duties while working the following special events: Martin Luther King Parade, Old Savior’s Day Motorcade, Black History Month Parade, Atlanta Zoo Beastly Feast, NPU-Q Annual 5K Run, Juneteenth Parade, Summerhill Parade, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Homeless Initiative, Pittsburgh Community Parade, FirED Up 5K Run, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Annual Youth H.Y.P.E. Conference, Morris Brown Homecoming Parade, Clark Atlanta/Morehouse Homecoming Parade, Christmas Kwanzaa Parade, AFD 16 Holiday Community Party, Party for Special Citizens, and Helping Hands International