Georgia Law Enforcement Command College at CSU Receives Commendation

Staff Report From Columbus CEO

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Governor Kemp has recognized the importance and success of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College at Columbus State, serving as a “graduate school” for public safety in Georgia. After eighty classes serving over 300 agencies across Georgia, the Governor has acknowledged the program’s success over the past 25 years.  The Masters in Public Safety Administration has graduated 70 cohorts consisting of 1,584 graduates with 10 additional cohorts in progress with 174 actively enrolled.
"This recognition is further confirmation of the success Command College has had in developing transformational leaders throughout the public safety community and beyond.  It is a reflection of the hard work our staff has put in along with the support from our partners from across Georgia and the southeast,” said Billy Mixon, Director of the Command College at CSU. “The faculty and staff of Command College offer first hand perspective from a successful practitioner's point of view.  This is why we are unique and have been so successful.  I am very proud of Columbus State University's vision in supporting such a valuable program and I am grateful that Governor Kemp has recognized our efforts."
The Command College was established in May of 1994 by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. It holds four classes per year for agencies across the state on the campus of CSU to actively engage public safety officers in identifying current issues, analyzing their impacts and effects, and forecasting future probabilities. Students/graduates consist of local, state, and federal agencies from across the southeast United States to include a majority of Georgia's public safety community (Ga. State Patrol, Ga. Dept. of Community Supervision, Ga. Dept. of Natural Resources, Ga. Emergency Management Office, Ga. Dept. of Corrections, Ga. Dept. of Revenue, Ga. Bureau of Investigation to name a few) thereby establishing an elite network of officials across the country enabling the sharing of techniques and strategies  to address real world problems.  The Command College includes the Professional Management Program and the Executive College, which was developed by the CSU Justice Administration Outreach. In addition, the Justice Administration Outreach in partnership with the Georgia Department of Corrections and with other law enforcement agencies across the state has created several programs individually designed to meet the organizational needs of each of those agencies.