Authorities say more than 10 percent of the sworn officers with the Georgia Department of Public Safety are off the job until administrative glitches involving their certification can be worked out. State officials say 121 Georgia State Patrol troopers, Capitol Police, and motor division compliance officers are affected.
Law enforcement trainers in northwest Georgia are using the old Eastbrook Middle School in Dalton — emptied in 2012 and replaced by the new Eastbrook Middle — to run "active shooter" simulations to train officers.
Georgia sheriffs are working to reduce the number of traffic crashes involving officers responding to emergency calls. So their state association bought two high-tech simulators and state training officials are developing a new program to reinforce driving skills and safety.