As part of their continuing education and training in the administration of law enforcement, Interim Chief Brannen Pruette and Commander Jerome Perkins of the Douglas Police Department recently attended the 2018 Annual Summer Training conference sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Heads of law enforcement agencies from throughout the state participated in the four-day conference. The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police is responsible for the delivery of training to the chiefs of Georgia’s police departments and law enforcement agencies.
The Summer Training Conference was held at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center from July 22-25. This year’s conference covered a variety of topics such as: “Recruiting and Hiring for Law Enforcement,” “Leadership and Communication Excellence,” “Law Enforcement Under the Microscope: It’s Time to Think CLEAR,” “Burden of Command,” “Some Thoughts on ‘Real’ Risk Management,” and “Steps to Follow after an Officer Death-How to Manage the Details.”
Chief Joseph Wirthman of Jefferson Police Department, President of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, stated, “In today's world, the criminal justice system is constantly changing. With that, the men and women charged with leading their agencies as the Executives face changing obstacles and challenges as they try to provide their communities with the best possible professional law enforcement service. This year, and in years past, the GACP has provided outstanding training and networking opportunities at their summer conference. This training goes a long way in assisting Law Enforcement Executives in meeting the goal of providing the most professional service to their communities and the State of Georgia.”