The Georgia Public Safety Training Center’s Basic Training Division maintains and operates several academies throughout the state in addition to the academy in Bibb. Each of these academies conducts the Basic Mandate Law Enforcement Training program, the Basic Jail Officer Training program, and selected specialized and advanced training courses. As of July 1, 2014, Instructional Services Division will conduct the Basic Communications Officer Training program. All academies are supported by Advisory Boards made up of local officers and civilian personnel.
Porter was the first staff songwriter at Stax Records and developed his skills in A&R and songwriting.  In Porter's A&R capacity, he signed acts including The Emotions, Homer Banks, The Soul Children and was a catalyst for bringing in Isaac Hayes as a writing partner.  As house composers for Stax Records , Porter and Hayes penned most of Sam & Dave 's hits, including " Soul Man ", " I Thank You ", " When Something Is Wrong with My Baby " and " Hold On, I'm Comin' ". They also wrote material for Carla Thomas ("B-A-B-Y"), Johnnie Taylor ("I Got to Love Somebody’s Baby" and "I Had a Dream"), and The Soul Children . Starting in the late 1960s, Hayes became increasingly focused on his own recording career, eventually leading to the end of the songwriting partnership. The Hayes-Porter duo composed 200 songs during their collaboration.