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GPTC Law Enforcement Academy Recruits Under the Gold Dome

February 06, 2013
LEA Recruits

The current class of recruits in the Law Enforcement Academy at GPTC spent a recent day at the State Capitol.  During their visit they get the rare opportunity to meet current Governor Nathan Deal.  Each class requests a meeting with the Governor, but this is the first time that request has been granted for an LEA class.  This was one of the stops during their week of constitutional law work for the class.  Among the other items on the groups agenda included visits to legislators, committee members and various state office officials.  The purpose of the capitol visit is to expose the future peace officers to the different mechanisms of state government.  This current class includes: Anrae Barnett-Johnson, Alexander Blake, Joshua Copeland, William Holmes, Kara Jeffs, Cornell Madison, George Murphy, Richard Phillips, Lance Savage, Patrick Sims, Darius Warren and Jumaane Williams.

The group is part of the 17-week training at the Law Enforcement Academy.

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