As part of their continuing education and training in the administration of law enforcement, Chief Wiley Gammon and Assistant Chief Wendell Bell of the East Georgia State College Police Department recently attended the 2016 Annual Winter Training Conference sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. This year’s conference was attended by the heads of law enforcement agencies from throughout the state participating in the three-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 Winter Training Conference was held at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta from January 23 through January 25, 2016. This year’s training covered a variety of topics such as: “Leadership Lessons Learned from the Boston Bombing,” “Benefits and Keys to Operating a Successful Explorer Program,” “Integration of Psychological Services in the Aftermath of an Officer-Involved Shooting,” “Leadership for Reducing Organizational Stress in Law Enforcement,” “Being Transparent in Officer-Involved Shooting Investigations,” “FBI Investigation of Recent International & Domestic Active Shooter Events,” as well as a block of instruction focusing on “Insights Into Federal Civil-Rights Color-of-Law Statutes and Investigations.”
Chief Gammon and Asst. Chief Bell were among more than 280 heads of law enforcement agencies attending this Conference. Chief George N. Turner of the Atlanta Police Department and President of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police stated, “As law enforcement agencies throughout our nation continue to address unusual and complex challenges, I am pleased with the extensive expertise of the GACP conference presenters. Our Winter Training Conference cultivated a premium environment for GACP members to develop solutions in addressing similar issues. As always, the Winter Conference produced great discussion, high energy, and sustainable outcomes that will