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Mantracker returns to Coweta


  • By Clay Neely
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  • Apr. 15, 2019 - 10:27 AM

Mantracker returns to Coweta

The Newnan Times-Herald

The Mantracker Public Safety Training Conference will take place this week across the county, and residents can expect to see hundreds of officers from across the state for annual training.

The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office has been hosting the conference since 1993.

It began when the Georgia Department of Corrections teamed up with Coweta to teach K-9 handling, searches and tracking. These tactics are used mainly for escaped convicts, which is where the term “mantracker” comes from.

The conference will take place Tuesday through Thursday. Officers will attend sessions at the Coweta Fairgrounds, the firing range on Old Corinth Road, the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, and the Newnan Utilities Cabin on Young Avenue.

Sessions will include communications courses, courses involving drug trends, ethics in law enforcement, family violence, social media, de-escalation techniques, firearms sessions, and investigations courses.

Every year, Mantracker also allows officers to take a firearms requalification course, which every officer is required to take each year.

Officers will be training each day from about 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.