2013 Class Schedule

All Correspondence (GPSTC Student Authorization Forms) need to be faxed to the Griffin Police Department Training Division at 678-692-0412.

2013 Class Schedule

Intermediate Certification



First Responder





Criminal Procedures

April 8-12, 2013

Lt. Richardson


Griffin Police Department



Crime Scene Processing

August 12-14, 2013, 2013 CSI Keith Dryden


G.P.D. Classroom

Search Warrants and Affidavits

September 16-17, 2013 Lt. Darrell Dix
G.P.D. Classroom

Officer Survival

October 14-18, 2013 Dix/Thomason/Staff
G.P.D. Classroom

Interviews & Interrogations

November 4-6, 2013 Maj. Terry Brock
G.P.D. Classroom

Health & Wellness

October 2-4, 2013 Thomason/Spahn
G.P.D. Classroom


Interpersonal Relations

TBA Capt. Dwayne Jones
G.P.D. Classroom


Advanced Certification



Advanced Traffic Law

June 17-19, 2013 Lt. Pike
G.P.D. Classroom


Specialized Patrol Techniques

March 4-5, 2013 Inv. Pete Spahn/Off. Larry Wright
G.P.D Classroom


Crime Scene Processing

TBA Keith Dryden
G.P.D. Classroom


Search Warrants & Affidavits

TBA Lt. Dix
G.P.D. Classroom


Advanced Firearms

May 13-16, 2013 Lt. Thomason / Lt. Dix


G.P.D. Classroom/Griffin Gun Club


On the first day of class students are to report to the training room at the Griffin Police Department located at 868 W. Poplar St. Griffin Ga. 30224

Students attending this class should bring with them their duty belt, service weapon, at least 1000 rounds of handgun ammunition, safety glasses, ear protection, and body armor.

On the first day of training students will be required to shoot a minimum score of 70% on the 30 round Georgia Standard Qualification Course (SQC) to participate in the class. For the final exam the student must shoot a 90 % on the SQC in order to pass. This course is accepted by POST to obtain your Advanced Certification.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Lt. Darrell Dix @ 770-229-6450 ext. 394


Advanced Report Writing

January 29-30, 2013 Inv. Keith Dryden
G.P.D. Classroom


Interviews & Interrogations

TBA Maj. Brock
G.P.D. Classroom



For information regarding these courses and slot availability contact Lt. Darrell Dix at 770-229-6450 Ext. 394 or ddix@cityofgriffin.com.
Please call no later than 10 days prior to your desired training dates.

You can fax student authorization forms to (678) 692-0412

Lodging: Hotel - Griffin Inn & Suites
676 North Expressway
Griffin, Georgia 30223

There will be a special discounted rate for persons attending training offered by the Griffin Police Department will receive a rate of $37.99+ Tax for a single room and $47.99+ Tax for a double room. Persons needing these accommodations will need to specifically advise that they are attending Griffin Police Department Training.

AIS-PRISIM Simulator

Realistic Firearms Training Conducted at Your Department!

The Griffin Police Department Training Division offers judgmental use of force training with the state of the art AIS-PRISM mobile training simulator. The PRISM Simulator offers “As Real As it Gets” training for your officers by providing them with realistic scenarios that both mentally and physically challenge the student to perform at their best. Best of all…….. we bring the training to you!

The AIS-PRISM “As Real As it Gets” System

The system itself uses video of real people acting as role players in various scenarios. The scenarios vary from “shoot” to “no shoot” and can be manipulated by the instructor to have various endings based on the performance of the student. For example a scenario may be viewed that calls for the student to use deadly force. The exact same scenario may be viewed by another student and end in a non-deadly force situation.

The weapons that we provide for the simulator are actual weapons that operate utilizing “airmunitions”. The weapons fire, recoil, eject casings, and utilize magazines for loading and reloading. Unlike other air systems, these weapons are not attached to air hoses. By not being tied to an air hose the student can move freely in the simulator without stumbling or tripping, load and reload when necessary, use cover, and respond in “As real as it Gets” scenarios. We provide weapons manufactured by:

  • Glock
  • Sig-Sauer
  • Smith & Wesson

The AIS-PRISM System utilizes the patented “Shootback” system which allows the simulator to “shootback” at the student using high speed plastic projectiles. This makes the student realize the importance of cover and how to properly utilize it.

A great benefit in this training is the ability to capture the actions of the student on video where they can be reviewed immediately and critiqued. The instructor will show the video to the student, breaking their actions down step by step allowing the student to make corrections in their use of force judgment, verbal commands, cover/concealment, shooting techniques, and tactics.

At the end of each scenario we provide a printout of the individual student’s performance on the scenarios presented to them. This printout can become part of the student’s training file.

Why train in Judgmental use of force?

Based on Georgia POST rule 7.9 and Supreme Court Decisions regarding the requirement to provide a “Realistic, Judgmental component to deadly force training”. “Range training alone (Standard Qualification) will not meet the minimum constitutional test of “Deliberate Indifference” (City of Canton v. Harris)

In Zuchel v. City and County of Denver, The Court held that the defendants were “Deliberately Indifferent” to the need for better use of force training for its officers and that failure to teach strategic judgmental training rendered the defendant’s firearms training “grossly inadequate”.

Training Liability in the Use of Deadly Force

With the AIS-PRISM System your Officers will receive training in:

  • Officer Presence
  • Verbal Commands
  • The Use of Force Continuum
  • Escalation and De-escalation of Incidents
  • Marksmanship
  • Cover and Concealment

Through AIS-Prism training your agency will be provided with:

  • Individualized training reports for each officer for their permanent files
  • Assistance with defense testimony regarding training
  • Training on your schedule at your facility
  • Timely response to your training needs
  • Assistance in applying for grants (if eligible) to pay for professional training

To participate in this training you will need to provide:

  • Location for set up
  • Standard duty gear (Duty holster, gun belt, soft body armor)

About the Instructors:

Lt. Darrell Dix is a POST certified Senior Instructor, as well as being a Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, and SWAT Instructor. He has over 20 years of law enforcement experience. Lt. Dix is a member of the Georgia Tactical Officer’s Association (GTOA), and National Tactical Officer’s Association (NTOA).

For information on training package pricing or to arrange training dates contact Lt. Darrell Dix @ 770-229-6450 Ext. 394 or email us at: pdtraining@cityofgriffin.com

All of our courses are elegible for GA POST credit hours.


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