Public Safety / Public Safety Leadership Institute

Mercer University’s Public Safety Leadership Institute offers compact, focused, and affordable Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) seminars for public safety professionals. Seminar topics prepare current professionals to fortify skills in leading, serving, and protecting their communities. Topics include:

  • What’s New in Criminal Law and Procedure: When courts render/deliver decisions in criminal proceedings, law enforcement officials must be prepared to respond to any resulting disturbance. This one-day course covers current developments regarding criminal procedures, substantive law, sentencing procedures, search and seizure rules, and Miranda Rights to keep officers informed and prepared.
  • Performance Goals and Standards for Corrections Supervisors: Correctional officers face many challenges, including managing large institutions and training new employees, all within a budget. This one-day course examines ways to inspire employees to reach their full potential. Participants learn how to provide their employees with systematic evaluations and how to deliver valuable feedback. The module also includes lessons in effective coaching, reinforcement techniques, and problem-solving.

Program delivery

Get the most from Mercer’s Public Safety Leadership Institute with a one-day, face-to-face session. Collaborate with faculty and colleagues in a format customized to fit your busy schedule and needs. Participants may complete the program at their place of employment or one of Mercer’s locations around Georgia. Our highly-qualified faculty deliver the curriculum to achieve outcomes beneficial to each participant. Our public safety leadership partners include police and sheriff departments in the following counties:

  • Bibb County
  • Carroll County
  • Clayton County
  • Cobb County
  • DeKalb County
  • Douglas County
  • Paulding County
  • Rockdale County


For more information about POST and how Mercer may assist with your organization’s staff development efforts please contact:
Dr. Steven Ruegger, Program Coordinator
(678) 547-6484