Public Safety Leader Program

2023 Schedule


The Future Leaders in Public Safety are Made Here

Our Public Safety program is designed with one mission in mind – to create the West Point of Law Enforcement.  We have one goal – to create the next generation of leaders in public safety.  At GMC, we support law enforcement, and to that end, we have designed a training program to take a young cadet, provide them two years of leadership training, ensure that they receive certification to become a mandated officer, educate them with their college degree and send them to the agencies that will be clamoring to hire them.

Cadets in the Public Safety Leadership Program will be developed with the same programs used to develop future military officers.  However, while an ECP cadet might spend the time outside of class on military training and activities, the Public Safety cadets will spend their time training in-depth to excel at mandate school.  In addition to earning their Associates degree in Criminal Justice or Homeland Security, these cadets will receive extensive training in Leadership, Fitness, Driving, Firearms, Handling tense situation and much more.

In the first three terms of the freshman year, the cadet will spend time in class and in training.  During their fourth term, they will complete and excel at mandate school at GPSTC in Forsyth, GA.  Their second year of study will be devoted to completing their degree, honing their skills and participating in on-the-job training with local law enforcement to prepare them for their future careers.  Once graduated, agencies from all over the state will clamor to add our cadets to their ranks, and we are positive that each graduate will have the skills to fast track into leadership positions.

Georgia Military College has been creating leaders in the military for over 140 years.  Now, we are putting our heritage and know-how to work for law enforcement.



75% of students qualified for a full scholarship; over $2M was granted in scholarships in 2021

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The GMC Public Safety Leader program provides rigorous academic courses focused on Criminal Justice or Homeland Security to best prepare students for a career in law enforcement. The courses cadets must complete have been personalized and approved by local law enforcement agencies.

The GMC schedule of classes closely mimics the schedule at a service academy. Upon arrival, students will undergo a two week mathematics assessment that will place them in the mathematics course that will best meet their current knowledge level while still providing a challenge. We have four academic terms every year, some of the typical courses for our cadets include: Leadership, Criminal Justice, Communications, Math, English, Forensic Sciences, and more.  In addition to rigorous coursework, our cadets will be developed in the skill required to be a law enforcement officer and excel at mandate school.

Public Safety Leadership training

Admissions Requirements

  • 2.0 High School Grade Point Average or GED equivalent, or be in good academic standing at the college you may transfer from.
  • Be capable of participating fully in the structured cadet physical fitness and activities program.
  • Be no older than the age of 23.
  • Have no significant legal issues.


Leadership Development

Character Development: We live by the code of Duty, Honor, Country.

This code which those words perpetuate embraces the highest moral standard and will stand the test of any ethics or philosophies ever promulgated for the uplift of mankind. Its requirements are for the things that are right, and to make the right decisions all the time. “Character Above All” is our motto! Leadership Lecture Series: The Corps of Cadets participates in a monthly leadership lecture series with Military and community leaders that have a distinguished performance in their fields. The speakers share best practices, lessons learned and their personal stories and what enabled them to be successful.


Extracurricular Activities

Our Junior College Athletics is second to none, with teams competing in football, softball, soccer, golf, cross country, and rifle.

Our Students Clubs/Organizations and intramural Sports are fantastic: Anime Club-Meets to discuss and promote anime and broaden Japanese cultural understanding; Art Club-All students are invited to join with or without an artistic flair; Collegiate Ministry-student led, with a campus minister, this group seeks to provide opportunities for spiritual growth; Biology Club-biological experiences outside for those normally found in classroom and laboratory; Cadet Glee – open to any member of the GMC Corps of Cadet. The Cadet Glee Club performs publicly each quarter; Chess Club- open to all students who want to learn the game or for the advance chess players participate in competitions; Chorus Club- for those interested in the vocal arts and the Chorus Club performs publicly each quarter; Color Guard and Drill team- open to any member of the GMC Corps of Cadets. Promote the spirit of competition and discipline through the performance of precision execution military drill; Creative Thinking Club- uses puzzles and critical thinking exercises throughout the quarter to challenge students to think critically and apply unconventional solutions to problems; Ethics Bowl Team- open to all students this club helps develop critical thinking skills. Students debate ethical dilemmas and compete within the institution and the campus winners compete regionally; Fine Arts Club- Students rehearse and perform a scripted play. They learn to basics of stagecraft, self-discipline and the importance of listening and observations skills; Intramural- This sports program for men and woman is designed to offer a wide range of activities each term. Sports include volleyball, basketball, kickball, dodgeball and tennis challenges; Pre Nursing Club- for students pursuing a degree in a health related field. Members participate in group activities, day trips, overnight conferences and volunteers; Phi Theta Kappa-International Honors Society-Membership by invitation only.

Cadet Athletics


Physical Fitness

Physical fitness is key for any future officer.

Our rigorous physical fitness program is designed to develop our Service Academy Preparatory students to be in top shape upon arrival to their respective academies. Our students receive fitness assessments every month to monitor their progress.



Our facilities are exceptional and state of the art!

From our classroom and computer labs to our fitness center and Cadet Barracks – where all Cadets reside. We know you will find our facilities some of the best you have seen on a college campus.

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The surrounding area of our Milledgeville, Georgia campus is beautiful and filled with many things to do.

Milledgeville is a college town, as we share it with Georgia College and State University, and a Technical College. Five minutes from campus is Lake Sinclair (where our college has its own lake lot), fishing, canoeing, amazing golf courses and a very short commute to Macon, Augusta, and Atlanta.

Academic Excellence.
Since 1879.

We’ve been educating bright minds for well over a century. That’s why a degree from GMC means more than just a great education. It means success.