Capitol Police Officer Cadet

Atlanta, GA
Georgia Department of Public Safety


  • $48,843/non- post certified (Cadet)
  • $63,216/post certified

Closing Date: Aug 2, 2024.

Position Summary:

The Capitol Police Division (CPD) consists of sworn law enforcement officers who have the primary responsibility of protecting life and property, preventing, and detecting criminal acts, and enforcing traffic regulations throughout Capitol Hill. This includes the apprehension of criminals, traffic enforcement and protection of public and building security in the Capitol Hill area. Capitol Police Officers performs a full range of assigned law enforcement duties to maintain security and order in the Capitol Hill area or other sector.

Essential Functions:

  • Apprehends criminal suspects and turns over to local jurisdiction for booking or incarceration.
  • Coordinates with the Georgia State Patrol and adjacent law enforcement jurisdictions.
  • Directs traffic during special events.
  • Enforces traffic laws in assigned sector.
  • Guards and monitors buildings.
  • Investigates criminal activity in sector.
  • Provides security for events in sector.


  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, possess a valid driver’s license, be a citizen of the United States, and possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Applicants who are not POST certified in Georgia will be sent to a regional academy for their POST requirements.
  • Applicants must complete the panel interview, background/polygraph investigation, medical/psychological evaluations and meet other requirements for certification as a peace officer set by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST).

Preferred Requirements:

  • One year of sworn or non-sworn law enforcement experience or one year of college is preferred.