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Training Unit


The Training Unit, under director Lt. Stephen Wilbanks, is responsible for in-service training and continuing education for all of the department's employees. In the spirit of cooperation among local agencies, the Hall County Sheriff's Office also opens many classes to officers from other law enforcement agencies and makes its range facilities available to them as well. Outside agencies requesting to participate in HCSO training courses should submit a Training Request Form.


Under the rules of the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council, active certified peace officers are required to complete a minimum of 20 training hours annually. 


Retired peace officers in good standing who wish to apply for a GA POST Annual Retired Officer Qualification Certificate please click HERE for information. 



Lt. Stephen Wilbanks
Training Director

Willard Baxter Firearms & Training Complex
2684 Allen Creek Road
Gainesville, GA 30507
Ph: 770-531-4959

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