The Quarterly | DCS Employee Newsletter Issue 14 - Page 9

THEQUARTERLY
TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
“ OVER THE PAST EIGHT WEEKS , THESE MEN AND WOMEN HAVE BEEN TESTED , BOTH MENTALLY AS WELL AS PHYSICALLY , AND HAVE PROVEN THEY ARE PREPARED TO EXCEL IN THIS CHALLENGING AND REWARDING PROFESSION ,"
– SHANTA PORTER

BASIC COMMUNITY SUPERVISION

Three classes have graduated from the Basic Community Supervision Officer Training ( BCSOT ) at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth , Georgia during this last quarter .
All graduates are now certified as Community Supervision Officers by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council ( P . O . S . T .).
These men and women join the ranks of fellow officers responsible for the community-based supervision of approximately 200,000 adult felony offenders throughout Georgia .
DCS Director of Training and Professional Development , Ms . Shanta Porter , says that these new officers are well prepared and she is confident they are ready to begin their assignments .
" I know that these values will help them as they begin their careers and work to improve the lives of those under supervision and communities across Georgia ," said Porter .
The Agency ' s Training Academy prepares future officers to fully appreciate the impact they will have in an individual ' s life .