Police officer completes course
Donald L. Jones attends advanced traffic law class
Master Patrolman Donald L. Jones of the Covington Police Department completed a course in Advanced Traffic Law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.
This course is required by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training council for Advanced Certification.
The course provides public safety officers an overview of the laws in the Georgia Traffic Code that pertain to moving vehicle violations and includes updates on rules of the road, which govern how a vehicle shall be operated safely on Georgia roads. Rules of the road not only encompass laws governing traffic but also include common driving practices.
Additional topics include drivers and vehicle licensing requirements; state-wide vehicle safety inspection regulations and emission standards in appropriate counties and factors contributing to accidents and serious offenses that result in significant property damage, injury or loss of life.
Emphasis in the course is placed on Georgia statues that govern the operation of motor vehicles and case law pertaining to specific offenses.
Funding for this program has been provided by the State of Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
The Georgia Public Safety Training Center provides training programs for local and state certified public safety officers at no cost to the local community for tuition, meals or lodging.