(Franklin) — Officer Jennifer Nelms of the Franklin Police Department recently graduated from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Regional Academy in Columbus, after completing the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course.
This program takes 11 weeks to complete and consists of 408 hours of rigorous training that includes classroom-based lecture and practical skill building sessions.
Among the training topics are criminal and traffic law, juvenile law, domestic violence, sexual assault, criminal procedure, vehicle pullovers, burglary investigation, firearms, crime scene processing, and emergency vehicle operation.
As mandated by state law, all police officers in Georgia must complete this training in order to earn certification through the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council.
The position Officer Nelms filled with the department was vacated in 2013 and is a continuation of the three year federal grant agreement the City of Franklin had received.