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Police Officer Recruit

Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Police Department

Some jobs offer challenge. Some offer rewards. Some offer the chance to make a real difference in peoples’ lives. A career with the Atlanta Police Department offers all this and more.

Join the Atlanta Police Department today, and become part of the premier law enforcement team that’s making one of America’s best cities even better and safer.

Responsibilities:

A police officer performs a wide range of tasks to promote public safety and security. This includes crime prevention, general enforcement of the law and related work as required. The duties of a police officer include, but are not limited to: patrolling, crime detection, investigation, and traffic enforcement.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

*UNITED STATES CITIZEN OR NATURALIZED DOCUMENTATION

*SUCCESSFULLY PASS THE COGNITIVE SKILLS EXAMINATION AND PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT

*MINIMUM AGE OF 20 1/2 (AT LEAST 6 MONTHS AFTER 20TH BIRTHDAY)

*VETERANS MUST HAVE AN HONORABLE DISCHARGE OR UNCHARACTERIZED DISCHARGE FROM MILITARY BRANCH (IF APPLICABLE)

*A VALID US DRIVER’S LICENSE

*A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED CERTIFICATE

*VISUAL ABILITY CANNOT BE LESS THAN 20/100 IN EACH EYE UNCORRECTED, AND MUST BE CORRECTED TO 20/20 WITH GLASSES, CONTACT LENSES, OR RK SURGERY.

*MEDICAL EXAMINATION REQUIRED UPON OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT

A thorough background investigation will be conducted by the Atlanta Police Department on all applicants who pass the initial phase of the application process. The background investigation includes, but is not limited to the following: polygraph examination, fingerprinting, criminal/driver’s history, and employment history. Upon an offer of employment, a psychological interview and a medical examination will be required.

All applicants for employment with the Atlanta Police Department are subject to a thorough background investigation to verify the accuracy of statements provided within the application, and to confirm your qualification for employment.