Georgia Requires Police Training on Election Security

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On June 11, the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council voted to make an election security course part of basic training for new police officers. This decision makes Georgia the first state in the nation to mandate election security training for new police officers. This required course will cover Georgia election laws, including “protections against voter intimidation, election interference and threats.”

The Committee for Safe & Secure Elections (CSSE) “applauds Georgia’s common-sense effort to ensure law enforcement officers have the information they need to better protect voters and election officials, prevent intimidation, and ensure safe and secure elections. We hope Georgia’s approach can serve as a model for other states, and CSSE remains available as a resource to law enforcement agencies interested in making election security a component of their training programs.”

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