Three deputies with the graduated Friday from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) in Forsyth.
Deputies Cody Jones, Matthew Freeman and Bryan Stark successfully completed 408 hours of police training over the past 11 weeks. The deputies are assigned to the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center.
All three deputies were recognized as Honor Students. Freeman was the class president, received the top academic award and also was named the "Top Gun" for the best shooter in the class. Jones was named the second "Top Gun" for the second best shooter in the class and also received the class flag for the best all round student. The class flag recipient is chosen by the academy staff.
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.