Public Safety Leadership Program

2023 Schedule


The goal of the Public Safety Leadership Program is 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 man or woman, provide them two years of leadership training, ensure that they receive excellent preparation to become a mandated officer, educate them with their college degree, and give them the tools necessary to be the most successful Peace Officer in Georgia. Public Safety Cadets will spend their time training in-depth on career-relevant topics to help them excel at Basic Mandate, and in their future career, from certified law enforcement professionals. In addition to earning their Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice, these Cadets will receive extensive training in leadership, character, values, fitness, investigations, emergency vehicle operation, firearms, defensive tactics, and officer resiliency.

Georgia Military College has been creating leaders for over 140 years.  Now, we are putting our heritage and know-how to create leaders in public safety.


The GMC Public Safety Leadership Program provides rigorous academic courses and focused classes to best prepare students for a career in law enforcement. We have five academic terms every year and some of the typical courses for our Cadets include: Leadership, Criminal Justice, Communication, Mathematics, English, and Forensic Sciences. In addition to rigorous coursework, our Cadets will be developed in the skills required to become the best law enforcement officer and prepare them to excel at Basic Mandate.


Public Safety Leadership Program 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, including passing the Physical Ability Test before going to Basic Mandate:
  • Must possess good moral character.
  • Minimum of 17 years old when enrolled, and no more than 23 years old.
  • Pass the criminal background investigation


P.O.S.T. Requirements for Basic Mandate

  • No felony convictions, or sufficient misdemeanors showing pattern of disregard for the law
  • Must meet all P.O.S.T. Entrance Exam requirements
  • Pass medical and psychological examination




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.