The 1991 Spirit of Georgia award winner Beaver Manufacturing Company of Mansfield continues a long history of supporting educational initiatives by becoming a full partner in education with the DeKalb Technical College (DTC) Law Enforcement Academy with its donation of $25,000 Thursday.
“Beaver Manufacturing is proud to have the opportunity to work with the academy as it grows to become the finest basic law enforcement training facility in the southeast,” said Ed Needham, Jr., President and CEO of Beaver Manufacturing.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I thank Beaver Manufacturing for their generous donation,” said DTC President Dr. Robin Hoffman. “She shares the college’s appreciation of not only the monetary donation but also the company’s community involvement. It is because of the support of companies such as Beaver Manufacturing that innovative programs such as the Law Enforcement Academy are possible.”
The Law Enforcement Academy at DeKalb Tech offers trainees a technical certificate of credit (TCC) after completion of the program. With the TCC in hand, the new law enforcement officers can choose to continue their education toward a degree in criminal justice. The January 2008 opening of the new Law Enforcement Academy represents a collaboration between the Technical College System of Georgia, the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC), and the state Peace Officers Standards and Training Council (POST).
Also pictured and attending the meeting and representing the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs/Service Guild of Covington were Lynn Garrett and Nonie Needham. The GaFWC/Service Guild of Covington, led by Lee Aldridge of the Public Affairs Department, joined as Partner-in-Education and Advocate, for the new Law Enforcement Academy created to serve all of metro Atlanta, at DeKalb Technical College/Covington Campus."
For more information on the academy call Beverly Thomas, Program Director, at 404-297-9522, ext. 5302