Basic Law Enforcement
Ogeechee Technical College

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Meet the Faculty

Jim Mitchell

Director of Law Enforcement Academy

Evans Technical Education Complex
Fax: 912.739.5366

Mr. Mitchell is the Lead Instructor for the Law Enforcement Academy. He has been a certified police officer for over 15 years and a police instructor for more than a decade. Mr. Mitchell’s police experience includes assignments in Criminal Investigations, Forensics/Crime Scene Investigation, Special Operations (SWAT), Traffic Enforcement Team, DUI Task Force, Training, and Patrol. Additionally, as a former U.S. Army Special Operations soldier and as a contractor for the U.S. Department of State, Mr. Mitchell has extensive international experience in training both foreign police and military. Mr. Mitchell is a Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certified Senior Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Health and Wellness Instructor, Crime Scene Technician, Field Training Officer, and holds numerous other law enforcement certifications and awards. Mr. Mitchell is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice.


Evans Technical Education Complex
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625 Cedar Avenue, Hagan, Georgia 30429
Phone: (912) 739-5367
Fax: 912.739.5366


Welcome to the Ogeechee Technical College Law Enforcement Academy.

The Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) is a Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) Certified Police Academy, providing a Basic Training Program which consists of over 700 hours of rigorous training for persons seeking certification as an entry level law enforcement officer. The OTC LEA’s Basic Training Program is based on unrelenting academics, strong ethics, accountability, and intense physical training. The Basic Training Program is designed to produce the best possible law enforcement officers who are fully prepared for duty in the real world.

In addition to basic law enforcement training, the OTC LEA offers Georgia P.O.S.T. Accredited Advanced/Specialized Training for certified peace officers. This Advanced/Specialized Training is designed to provide the student with a relevant, cutting-edge training experience. Advanced/Specialized courses are both academically and physically demanding and far exceed the scope of traditional Advanced/Specialized Training courses offered in Georgia.

For further information about OTC LEA’s Basic Training Program or Advanced/Specialized Training, click
here. To submit an application for the Basic Training Program or to learn more about the application process, click Admissions and follow the instructions provided.


Those considering pursuing law enforcement certification through the Ogeechee Technical College Law Enforcement Academy will complete 10 required courses that are transferable to the Criminal Justice Degree (CJT3).


Programs of Study

Basic Law Enforcement Certificate*

*Denotes Title IV eligible program (PELL).

Program Purpose Statement

The Basic Law Enforcement Certificate program prepares students for careers in law enforcement. The program provides students with the education and training necessary to develop the academic, occupational, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement.


Program Courses

LETA 1010 - Basic Law Enforcement Health and Life Safety
LETA 1012 - Ethics and Liability for Basic Law Enforcement
LETA 1014 - Basic Law Enforcement Firearms Training
LETA 1016 - Emergency Vehicle Operations
LETA 1018 - Defensive Tactics
LETA 1020 - Police Patrol Operations
LETA 1022 - Methods of Criminal Investigation
LETA 1024 - Criminal Law
LETA 1026 - Criminal Procedure
LETA 1028 - Police Traffic Control and Accident Investigation
LETA 1030 - Principles of Law Enforcement
LETA 1032 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
LETA 1034 - Constitutional Law

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