Title 35, Chapter 4, Section 2
As used in this chapter, the term:
(1) "Academy" means the Georgia Police Academy.
(2) "Police officer" means any law enforcement officer charged
with the duty of enforcing the criminal laws and ordinances of the
state or of the counties or municipalities of the state who is
employed by and compensated by the state or any county or
municipality of the state or who is elected and compensated on a
fee basis. The term shall include, but not be limited to, members
of the department, municipal police, county police, sheriffs,
deputy sheriffs, wardens, guards, agents and investigators of the
State Forestry Commission, conservation rangers of the Department
of Natural Resources, and agents of the Department of Revenue.
(3) "State" means the State of Georgia and any department, board,
bureau, commission, or other agency thereof.