Training Bureau And Special Projects Bureau
The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office Training Bureau is a part of the MCSO Administrative Bureau. The Training Bureau is responsible for providing training for over 400 Law Enforcement, Civilian and Reserve employees of the Sheriff's Office.
The Training Bureau provides both basic and advanced training courses. These courses cover subjects ranging from Critical Incident Training, Firearms Skills, Defensive Tactics and Court Security to Legal Issues, Mental Health, and Domestic Violence.
Each year all sworn officers are required by the Peace Officer's Standards and Training Council to obtain a minimum of 20 hours of training. Law Enforcement officers assigned to the Muscogee County Jail are required to have an additional 20 hours, for a total of 40 training hours annually.
The Training Bureau also trains citizens of Muscogee County in the Citizen Emergency Response Team program and other Columbus Consolidated Government employees in the Floor Leader program. These programs prepare non-public safety individuals for both man-made and natural disasters.