Certification Unit

The University of Georgia Police Department’s Certification Unit is a component of the Bureau of Training and Certification and is primarily responsible for the management and oversight of the agency’s Standard Operating Procedures. In addition to overseeing updates to departmental policy, the Certification Unit collects proofs to meet State Certification standards set forth by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police to ensure that departmental policies and personnel are meeting professional best practices. The Certification Unit also plans yearly departmental in-service training to meet State training standards and to provide officers with the yearly training hours required to maintain their law enforcement certification. The Certification Unit is officially composed of an Administrative Sergeant but relies heavily on the involvement and contributions from every member of the agency to provide the proofs needed to meet certification standards.