Four Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputies recently completed the Law Enforcement Professional Management Program offered through Columbus State University.
The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputies that just completed the program are: Sgt. Jake Coggins, Cpl. Shasta Duren, Deputy Stephen McCullough and Investigator Brian Reents.
The Law Enforcement Professional Management Program is an advanced program of study for law enforcement officers that is offered through Columbus State University. The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office hosts the PMP courses through its collaboration with Columbus State University. The PMP courses offered at RCSO are also open to other area law enforcement agencies, which increases and promotes networking with other police departments and sheriff's offices in the metro area. The 400-hour program is divided into 10, forty hour class modules that meet several times per year. Class topics include personnel, budgets, legal liability, and decision making. By the end of the program, students earn a total of 30 semester hours of college credit and 400 training hours through the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council.
"I am proud of the RCSO deputies that just completed this intense program," said Sheriff Eric Levett. "The Professional Management Program is the type of professional law enforcement training that will help deputies address advanced organizational and law enforcement issues that are prevalent in modern law enforcement. Rockdale County residents will ultimately see the difference through a higher level of knowledge, experience, and professionalism that will help enhance our service delivery and make Rockdale County safer."