Police Officer (Police Recruit)

Atlanta, GA
DeKalb County Police Department

It is the mission of the DeKalb County Police Department to:

Promote order.
Protect the public.
Deliver the optimum police services through an effective, efficient and professional response in partnership with the entire community.
The department will also provide quality services to the citizens of DeKalb County, its governmental officials, various county departments and to each member of the DeKalb County Police Department.


High School Diploma
$40,868.00 per year

Bachelor’s Degree or Higher
$42,911.00 per year

Certified Officers with 2+ Years of Experience
$44,286.00 per year (Officers certified in other states will start at the regular starting pay, but will increase to this amount after a 7-week training academy in which you will receive GA POST Certification.)


Initial Application
Applicant must be at least 20 years of age

High School Diploma or GED

20/40 corrected in one eye and 20/20 corrected in the other eye with uncorrected vision of 20/100; color blindness is acceptable if correctable with a corrective contact lens

Driver's License
Applicant must have a valid driver's license

Health and Well Being
Good physical and mental health

Good moral character

Criminal Record
No felony conviction

No domestic violence (misdemeanor or felony) convictions

Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen

If Veteran
Honorable discharge