2016-2017 GACP Goals
Chief Billy Grogan, GACP President
April 26, 2016
A large group Chiefs of Police and other members of the GACP came together to discuss potential goals for the upcoming year. There was a spirited discussion around several different suggested ideas.
Some of the suggested goals included dealing with legislative issues, the public perception of the police and collecting use of force data. Although these ideas and other similar ones were important and had merit, the focus of most of the groups conversation centered on training.
As a result, the 2016-2017 GACP goals are as follows:
Appoint an ad-hoc committee to review the New Chief’s school curriculum and assess current best practices across the country in order to prepare a written report with suggested curriculum changes.
Appoint an ad-hoc committee to review the structure of our District Representatives program and prepare a report with any recommended changes. The committee is tasked with identifying ways to increase both training and networking opportunities through our District Representatives across the state.
Appoint an ad-hoc committee to review the Georgia P.O.S.T. Basic Mandate curriculum, total training hours and prepare a written report with any suggested changes. This comprehensive review will detail other state requirements and consider contemporary training needs. Additionally, this committee will work closely with the Georgia Sheriff’s Association and any other identifiable groups with a vested interest in this topic.
Conduct a training and/or panel discussion at both the WTC and STC of 2017 related to the Final Report of President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Police Use of Force, Law Enforcement and the Mentally Ill and De-escalation and Policing.