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Public Safety Certificate Program - Columbus State University

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Command College

Public Safety Certificate Program

Accenting professional public safety management through training and education.

The Public Safety Certificate program in association with Columbus State University provides a program of study that goes beyond what is currently available in law enforcement supervision and management development courses, serving as an "advanced school" for public safety personnel, the Law Enforcement Public Safety Certificate program offers a study that is distinctive, flexible, and comprehensive.

The Public Safety Certificate program brings together the leading thinkers in corporate and public management to provide public safety officers with intense training in the best available management theory and practice to render innovative solutions to organizational problems and to address important issues in managing public service organizations effectively.


The curriculum does not duplicate existing courses. It offers courses which explore issues with unparalleled detail, such as leadership development and managing change.


The Public Safety Certificate program is versatile so that contemporary and emerging issues are addressed. With evolving demographic factors, ever-changing law enforcement technique and new developments in technology, new challenges for the present and the future will be studied.


A broad course of study is offered. It not only includes a variety of topics, it also provides an opportunity to work as team members.

Study Includes:

A 400 hour program divided into ten 40-Hour cohort modules, meeting five times a year. Three (3) semester hours of university academic credit and 40 hours of POST training are awarded for each module. The completion of the ten Public Safety Certificate program modules provides POST training for the Supervision and Management certifications.


Law Enforcement

  • Athens-Clarke County Police Department
    West Precinct
    3700 Atlanta Hwy.
    Athens, GA 30605
  • Augusta University
    Georgia Cyber Center/ Hull McKnight Building
    100 Grace Hopper Lane
    Augusta, GA 30901
  • Chatham County Sheriff's Office
    1050 Carl Griffin Drive
    Savannah, GA 31405
  • Cherokee Fire Station #21
    1190 Evenflo Drive
    Canton, GA 30114
  • Cobb County Public Safety Police Academy
    2435 East-West Connector
    Austell, GA 30106
  • Columbus State University Command College
    3902 University Avenue
    Columbus, GA 31907
  • Fort Valley State University/Warner Robins Campus
    151 Osigian Blvd.
    Warner Robins, GA. 31088
  • Georgia Tech Police Department
    879 Hemphill Ave. NW
    Atlanta, GA 30318
  • Gwinnett Police Department
    770 Hi Hope Road
    Lawrenceville, GA 30044
  • Rockdale Sheriff's
    911 Chambers Drive NW
    Conyers, GA 30012
  • Spalding County Sheriff's Office
    401 Justice Blvd.
    Griffin, GA 30224
  • Tifton Police Department
    527 Commerce Way
    Tifton, GA 31794

Department of Corrections

  • Lee State Prison
    153 Pinewood Drive
    Leesburg, GA 31763
  • Metro Transitional Center
    1303 Constitution Rd. SE
    Atlanta, GA 30316
  • Georgia Department of Corrections at Milledgeville
    2271 Vinson Hwy.
    Milledgeville, GA 31061
  • GA State Prison Training Facility
    154 1st. Avenue S.
    Reidsville, GA 30453
  • Rome/Floyd Fire Administration & Education Center
    409 East 12th. Street NE
    Rome, GA 30161

Application Procedures

  • Completed enrollment application
  • Nomination from the head of the employing public safety agency. (If the head of the agency is applying, the person to whom the head of the agency reports to in the chain of command must provide the nomination.)
  • Acceptance to Columbus State University

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