As part of his/her continuing education and training in the administration of law enforcement, Chief James Godfrey, of the Baxley Police Department, recently attended the 2012 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 through July 25. This year’s conference covered a variety of topics such as: Myths and Realities of the Police Use of Force, Current Changes in FLSA and Other Employment Law, Developing a Risk Management Approach in Criminal Justice Agencies, Community Policing and Preventing Violent Extremism, Below 100 Program, Overview of State Agency Resources, Review of Georgia House Bill 1176, and the Current Threat Landscape.
Chief Godfrey was among more than 495 heads of law enforcement agencies attending the 45th annual Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police Summer Training Conference. In addition to the Chiefs attendance at the conference, a significant number of departmental command staff were also present to learn about training topics that will benefit their department and community. Director Stan York of the Sandersville Police Department, President of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, encouraged the chiefs to implement the valuable training provided at the conference and continue to strive and enhance the professional development of your valued staff.