The Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety is excited to invite you to participate in the 2024 Lethal Weapon course! This valuable joint prosecutor/law enforcement officer training program is scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2024 through Friday, November 15, 2024 at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia.


If you are interested in participating, please register soon as class size is limited. This training is open to prosecutors and law enforcement only.


Funding for this course is provided by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. There is NO FEE to attend this training.


What to Expect:

Lethal Weapon is a program created by the American Prosecutors Research Institute, National Traffic Law Center, with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The goal of this course is to improve the investigation and prosecution of crimes stemming from automobile crashes and will use the team-building approach with officers and prosecutors from across Georgia.

This joint training approach allows the involved disciplines to learn from each other in a classroom setting rather than outside a courtroom just before trial. Each profession will gain firsthand knowledge of the challenges and difficulties the other encounters in cases arising out of automobile crashes. This course will give police officers a greater understanding of what evidence prosecutors must have in these kinds of cases. At the same time, this course teaches prosecutors what to reasonably expect from officers at the scene and to ask better questions of the officers in the courtroom. There will also be a live controlled crash on site.

Both prosecutors and officers will become more effective as a result of interactive training classes in:

  • Why Vehicular Homicides are So Hard to Prosecute
  • Reconstruction - The Language
  • Crash Reconstruction Methodologies
  • Reconstruction Methodologies
  • Vehicular Homicide & Related Case Law
  • Crash Scene Reconstruction
  • On Location Crash Site Demonstration


There will be a total of 14 CLE/POST hours available for this course.


Lodging | If lodging is requested, the cost will be covered by GOHS. Reservations will be made for you according to the nights selected in registration. A confirmation will be sent to you after the reservation has been made.


Reimbursement | Reimbursement of attendees for Stop to State Court is based on the availability of state funds for that purpose. For District Attorney personnel, reimbursements come out of the approved travel budget for the Judicial Circuit. Employees of other agencies are not eligible for reimbursement by PAC.


We hope you can join us for this important training opportunity! If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Bruce by telephone at (770) 282-6298 or kbruce@pacga.org or Tommy Grier at tgrier@pacga.org.

Location

Georgia Public Safety Training Center
1000 Indian Springs Drive
Forsyth, Georgia

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Contact us

For additional event or venue information, please send an email to kbruce@pacga.org

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