Office of Professional Standards and Training
The Office of Professional Standards and Training is tasked with many functions. OPST is responsible for all training, oversight of the Field Training Program, collaboration with the Detention Center for its Jail Training Program, Georgia State Certification, CALEA accreditation and Internal Affairs.
We will conduct advanced and specialized training opportunities related to Supervision I, Supervision II, Supervision III, Management I, Management II, Management III, Interviews and Interrogations, Leadership Training, Domestic Violence Training, Advanced Sexual Assault Investigations, Tactical Rifle, Street Crimes Seminar and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.
The Office of Professional Standards is headed by Lieutenant Allen Rollins. He is responsible for oversight of all activities at the Training Center as well as the FTO and JTO efforts as well as certification and accreditation. Working alongside Lt. Rollins are Sgt. Steven Bell, Sgt. Everett Jenkins, Sgt. Michelle Thomas, Cpl. Joe Scarlett, Ins. Kathy Daniel, Ins. Ryan Gregory, Deputy Doug Tice, Deputy Rusty Eskew, and Susan Epps. Also Lt. Allan Rollins oversees the Internal Affairs Division.
The Office of Professional Standards and Training will be the driving force behind our certification and accreditation efforts. We recognize that we must adhere to the highest levels of professionalism and service delivery. To that end, Sheriff Roundtree determined that the RCSO would follow the Georgia State Certification and CALEA accreditation programs as road maps to that professionalism.
Adhering to the standards of state certification and national accreditation gives reality to the notion that we follow the best practices of our industry. Only through relentless scrutiny of our policies, procedures and practices through the lenses of certification and accreditation do we realize our dream of providing the best law enforcement services possible to all of our citizens and visitors.