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College Credit Application
for Basic Law Enforcement Training
for Georgia Peace Officers Standard and Training


Recognizing the learning and skill acquired in the line of duty through ongoing training, Reinhardt University offers Georgia peace officers who have completed the 408 –hour Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification and a minimum of two years of successful full time employment at a Georgia law enforcement agency the opportunity to petition for 15 college credits. Students who have successfully completed Basic Law Enforcement Certification may apply for college credit for the following courses: CRJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice, CRJ 252 Criminal Justice Administration for Law Enforcement, CRJ 253 Constitutional Law for Law Enforcement, CRJ 205 Procedures in Law Enforcement and CRJ 206 Investigation in Law Enforcement. These credits may be applied toward an associate degree in Criminal Justice or as general electives for a bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Management and Leadership.

Interested candidates will provide Reinhardt University with the following information:

  • A cover letter petitioning for credit
  • Documentation of successful completion of Basic Law Enforcement Training for GAPOST
  • Documentation of two years’ fulltime employment at a Georgia law enforcement agency
  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s supervisor affirming the candidate’s knowledge and skill in covering assigned responsibilities

Once the documentation has been received, the candidates will be required to write a 3-5 page narrative based on topics selected by a Review Board. The narrative will address the candidate’s ability to apply classroom principles to practical law enforcement issues. In addition, the narrative will demonstrate a clear transition of ideas, correct spelling, punctuation and appropriate use of grammar.

The applicant’s petition, materials and narrative will be evaluated by the Review Board which consists of three law enforcement officers who are Reinhardt University instructors with graduate degrees in related fields of study and members of the University’s Police Advisory Board.