SAVANNAH, GA (November 21, 2017) – SCMPD Capt. David Gay has graduated from the prestigious University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course.

Capt. Gay was one of 46 law enforcement officers from 43 agencies and 17 states to graduate from the 138th Administrative Officers Course on Nov. 9, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Southern Police Institute (SPI) was founded at the University of Louisville in 1951.

The Administrative Officers Course (AOC) is a police executive leadership graduate program attracting participants from law enforcement agencies throughout the United States, the Pacific Rim nations and Europe.

The AOC is a 12 week (480 hour) in-residence, accredited college-level educational program. The course curriculum is designed to develop informed, effective, ethically and technically competent law enforcement administrators. This comprehensive development program provides instruction in law enforcement issues, diagnostic problem solving and administrative law.

Capt. Gay is a 25-year veteran of the SCMPD.  He was promoted to captain in 2016.  He is currently the commander of the Planning and Technology and various support functions of SCMPD. Gay is the 16th SCMPD officer to complete the AOC since 1957.

“We are exceptionally proud of Capt. Gay,” said SCMPD Chief Joseph H. Lumpkin, Sr. “The Southern Police Institute is renowned for grooming some of this nation’s finest leaders in the field of law enforcement. I am confident that Capt. Gay will be no exception as he continues on this professional path.”