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Lt. Crystal Zion, Georgia State Patrol Training Division; Director Trey Drawdy, RU Public Safety Institute; Trooper Charles Pitts; Trooper Taylor Stevenson; Trooper Stephen Spires; Captain Garrett Fiveash, Director of Georgia State Patrol Training Division.


Reinhardt University honored several recent graduates of the Georgia State Trooper training program with $1,000 academic scholarships to further their criminal justice education.

On Nov. 6, Trey Drawdy, interim dean of the School of Professional Studies and director of the Public Safety Institute at Reinhardt University, attended the Georgia State Patrol Trooper School Graduation in Forsyth, Georgia to award scholarships to the highest academic averages in Troops 108 and 109.

Troopers Charles Pitts, Taylor Stevenson and Stephen Spires were given $1,000 each in academic scholarship to pursue a criminal justice bachelor’s degree at Reinhardt University.

“The Georgia State Patrol has a well-earned reputation for professional excellence,” said Drawdy. “As such, Reinhardt is proud to award scholarships to distinguished graduates of the Trooper School. We wish these Troopers well as they enter into the service of our state and seek to promote the public good.”

Reinhardt has a foundation in the criminal justice field with an on-campus police academy that is certified by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council. Reinhardt is authorized to deliver the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course along with advanced, specialized, and in-service training. With many wanting to expand their education to remain competitive and current in the field, and the busy life of professionals, Reinhardt offers the Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree 100% online.