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Police Academy at ABAC Announces 262nd Session Graduates

TIFTON—Twenty-one individuals from the South Georgia area recently received certificates at graduation exercises for the 262nd session of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) Regional Police Academy at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. 

Academy Director Marty Smith said the Overall Achievement award for the session went to Timothy J. White of the Douglas Police Department.

First place in Academics was awarded to Seth A. Stroup of the Bainbridge Police Department. Stroup also received second place in the Firearms competition.  First place in Firearms was awarded to Jared P. Long of the Bainbridge Police Department.  Long also received second place in the Academics requirement. Adam M. Celinski of the Sylvester Police Department served as president of the 262nd session.

Other graduates included John T. Walker of the Bainbridge Police Department; Robby L. Black of the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office; Samuel J. Spires of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office; David D. Flick, Samuel W. Floyd, and Essence S. Hunter of the Dougherty County Police Department; Brittany L. Coleman of the Douglas Police Department; and Jared T. Davis and Mark S. Williams of Hahira, sponsored by the GPSTC.  

Other graduates include William C. Youghn of the Irwin County Sheriff’s Office; David A. Lott, II, of the South Georgia State College Department of Public Safety; Brandon D. Johnson and Steven W. Tuller of the Sylvester Police Department; Chandler S. Geddes of Thomasville, sponsored by the GPSTC; Matthew Chisholm, Jr., and Johnny L. Jernigan, III, of the Waycross Police Department; and Maurice L. Johnson, Jr., of the Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office.

The GPSTC Regional Police Academy regularly holds multi-week intensive training sessions designed to acquaint officers with state-of-the-art law enforcement techniques. The Academy operates in cooperation with the School of Human Sciences at ABAC.
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