GPTC Law Enforcement Academy to host career fair

COVINGTON — The Law Enforcement Academy at Georgia Piedmont Technical College is once again hosting a career fair for those interested in a career in law enforcement.

The Law Enforcement Career Day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, June 30, at the college, located in Building D Exhibit Hall at 8100 Bob Williams Parkway in Covington.

This is the third career fair held at the Law Enforcement Academy, something Major Harry McCann, director of the Law Enforcement Academy, has said he is aiming to do each semester.

The event will be a traditional job fair format, but will be geared specifically for law enforcement.

In past fairs, representatives from a number of agencies around the state have been on hand to recruit prospective employees. In March, a number of police departments, such as Conyers, Roswell, Sandy Springs and Gainesville, were on hand, as well as the Rockdale and Newton counties sheriff’s offices. Georgia Perimeter College Police Department, representatives from the state Department of Public Safety, which includes the Motor Carrier Compliance Division and the Georgia State Patrol, and MARTA were also there.

The Law Enforcement Academy at Georgia Piedmont provides basic mandate training for those wishing to become P.O.S.T. certified in law enforcement. It is a full-time, 17-week, paramilitary-structured program that is offered three times a year.

In addition to P.O.S.T. certification, graduates also earn 42 credit hours toward a 65-hour associate’s degree in criminal justice.

For more information about the upcoming job fair, please contact Georgia Piedmont Technical College Law Enforcement Academy at 404-297-9522 ext. 5046. Potential recruits should bring a copy of their resumes and be dressed in attire appropriate for an interview.