Called the Homeland Security & Emergency Management Institute at the University of Georgia Griffin campus, it is a professional program to train today’s security and response leaders. Griffin Fire-Rescue Chief Tommy Jones worked with Arthur Cain, the director of Continuing Education at UGA-Griffin to development the program.
Jones said he, Police Chief Frank Strickland and City Manger Kenny Smith completed a similar master’s degree program at Columbus State, and he wanted to bring a similar program here, which initially started as a fire officers leadership academy.
For more information call the UGA-Griffin Office of Continuing Education at 770-229-3478 or visit online at www.ugagriffincontinuinged.com.
(For the complete story, see the Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 print edition of The Griffin Daily News.)