While attending training at the Cobb County Public Safety Police Training Academy, all students shall be governed by the policies, procedures, and guidelines set forth by the Training Academy and the Cobb County Police Department as it pertains to:
Conduct Between Students
Contact between students shall be respectful and courteous at all times.
Conduct Between Students and Academy Staff
Courtesy and professionalism shall be extended at all times between the Academy staff and the student.
Conduct of the Student During an Investigation
Any student removed from class for any reason must report directly to the Academy Director or Deputy Academy Director. The student must have approval from the Academy Director or Deputy Academy Director to return to class.
Sexual and Other Forms of Unlawful Harassment
Sexual or any other form of unlawful harassment (i.e., threats, etc.) is prohibited and will not be tolerated as directed by the Cobb County Employee Handbook.
Hazing is strictly prohibited by the Training Academy, by the students, as well as instructors. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of hazing is "an initiation process involving harassment."
Physical Activity (not job or training related)
Any student choosing to participate in physical activity (weight training, basketball, walking, etc.) during official breaks, e.g., during lunch, shall be governed by the Department's rules and regulations in the event an injury occurs. Reckless or mischievous conduct is not allowed in the Training Academy.
Health & Safety Issues
It is the responsibility of the student and staff members to report any health or safety issues immediately to the Course Instructor or any Academy staff member for the purpose of correction.
Plagiarism & Copyright Infringement
No student shall inappropriately use information, materials, devices, sources, or aid another to complete academic activities. The materials distributed by the Cobb County Public Safety Police Training Academy are the property of the Cobb County Public Safety Police Training Academy and are not to be published, duplicated, or distributed without the consent of the Academy Director. Furthermore, no instructor shall present any material (as their own) without properly citing the source.
Appropriate & Inappropriate Behavior
All students and staff members shall conduct themselves in a manner that will not reflect negatively on themselves, the Cobb County Police Department, or their prospective employer.
Procedures for Reporting and Handling Violation of the Code of Conduct
Any student observing a violation of the code of conduct can report this violation to the Course Instructor, Academy Class Coordinator, or any other staff member. Reporting of the violation can be in writing or verbally, depending on the seriousness of the violation. Upon reporting, the protocol will be followed in regard to an investigation and notification of the student's employer.