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Police Academy at ABAC Announces 265th Session Graduates

TIFTON—Twenty-one individuals from the South Georgia area recently received certificates at graduation exercises for the 265th 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 Brad J. Porter of the Albany Police Department. First place in Academics was awarded to Austin R. Cannon of the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office, and second place in Academics went to Joshua W. Bradley of the ABAC Police Department.  Hunter G. Daughtrey of the ABAC Police Department received first place in Firearms, and second place was awarded to Michael J. Antonio, Jr., of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.  John J. Griner served as president of the 265th session.

Other graduates included Dexter L. Hawkins of Albany, sponsored by the GPSTC; Bryant K. Pascoe, Porsha S. Stewart, William H. Tuten, III, Edward C. West, and Bradford O. Young of the Albany Police Department; Cody A. Green of the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office; Robert A. Donaldson of the Cordele Police Department; and James C. Collier and Jamaer R. Proctor of the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office

Other graduates included Eugene N. Rowe, Jr., of Lake Park, sponsored by the GPSTC; Matthew S. Castleberry of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office; Brandon A. Keith of the Moultrie Police Department; and James E. Kent, III, and Kasee E. Ward of the Valdosta Police Department.

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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