The Training Unit is a unit of the Patrol Bureau and focuses its attention on the following three categories:

  • Basic/Orientation Training
  • In-Service Training
  • Advanced Training

Basic Orientation Training is a one hundred twenty (120) hour classroom orientation program for each new officer.

Along with orientation training an officer must complete Basic Mandate Training of 360 hours which is held at Fulton County Police Academy.

Upon successful completion of the Academy an officer will receive a minimum six weeks of Field Training before he/she is allowed to work without a training officer present. On average, a new officer is in training at least six months.