What is the C.H.A.M.P.S. Program?


Upon being elected in  November of  2004, Sheriff Tim Burkhalter had a vision for our youth in Floyd County. He promised the community that he would provide programs for our children and in keeping his promise, the C.H.A.M.P.S program was created here in Floyd County. As with many of the Programs the Floyd County Sheriff's Office offers, C.H.A.M.P.S operates on donations provided through sponsors and individuals within our community. Every penny counts towards the goal of shaping our children for their future. If you would like to make a donation and become part of this great program please contact us at 706-291-4111 Ext. 8847  or Ext. 8871.

Program Length: The length of this course is 12 weeks and the School Board and the Sheriff work closely to determine the lessons that are pertinent to the needs of Floyd County.

Target Audience: Seventh graders. Georgia Sheriff's Association's goal is to act as a part of  the student's health grade for students in middle school.

Presentation: All lessons are presented through Power-Point presentations that have been provided to the instructor by the Georgia Sheriff's Association.

What does C.H.A.M.P.S. stand for: Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety.

Class Length: Classes are between Forty-Five and Sixty minutes, one day a week.  (This counts as a class grade, usually a health grade.)

Instructor(s): C.H.A.M.P.S. lesson plans are taught by  certified law enforcement officers from local Sheriff's Offices. All instructors have successfully completed C.H.A.M.P.S. instructor training, which is a 80 hour course specifically designed to prepare Officers how to best teach your children.

It is the desire of the Floyd County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Sheriff's Association to see children participate in healthy activities that are drug-free, non-violent, and promote safety.

For additional information , please visit the Georgia Sheriff's Association Website at gsa.org