Sheriff Eric Levett has been named to the advisory board at a local law enforcement academy.
On July 3, the Georgia Sheriffs' Association nominated Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett to serve on the Advisory Board to the Law Enforcement Academy at Georgia Piedmont Technical College in Covington. Following the nomination, Academy Director Major Harry McCann, Jr. has accepted and named Sheriff Levett to serve on the Advisory Board. Sheriff Levett brings twenty years of law enforcement experience to his position on the board.
"I feel honored and humbled to have been asked to serve on the law enforcement academy's advisory board," said Sheriff Eric Levett. "I take this advisory position very seriously and will convey all my years of experience to serve the position to the best of my ability."
The Georgia Piedmont Technical College Law Enforcement Academy is a 17-week program for current law enforcement employees and pre-employment students. The 744 training hours achieved during the academy include basic mandate, as well as standardized field sobriety testing, Taser training, Oleoresin Capsicum (pepper spray) training, and ASP baton training. The additional education and training obtained during the lengthier academy provide law enforcement agencies with officers that are more qualified and better trained than the typical shorter programs offered at other law enforcement academies throughout the state.