Transit Police Officer

Atlanta, GA
MARTA Police Operations

Engages in activities necessary to ensure public safety, law enforcement, security and crime prevention. Some duties are performed under stressful or life-threatening circumstances or require physical restraint of others.

Live your Dream-Join the MARTA Team!!!

Pay starts at $37,772 and tops out at $58,136 for a Sr. Officer.

MARTA offers excellent benefits and opportunities for advancement.

MARTA also provides all uniforms and equipment.

MARTA is currently offering a

$3,000 Signing Bonus for Georgia Certified Officers.

$1,000 Signing Bonus for non-certified personnel.

Closing Date: 7-2-19


1. Performs patrol activities and related tasks such as vehicle and foot patrols, traffic control, security checks, crowd control and assisting persons in distress (includes providing emergency medical care to ill or injured persons).
2. Carries out apprehension and arrest procedures; issues warnings and citations; investigates accidents, complaints, and incidents; preserves crime scenes and gathers evidence; testifies in court.
3. Operates communications equipment and police vehicles; follows procedures regarding the use of firearms and the use of force; maintains equipment in excellent working order.
4. Prepares and submits accurate police reports; successfully completes all training requirements; conforms to the Police Services Dress Code.
5. Communicates with and offers assistance to the public; answers questions; responds to complaints or problems in tactful and diplomatic manner. Strives to meet MARTA Police Services goals to provide for a customer oriented, safe and secure system.
6. Acquires and demonstrates knowledge of federal regulations, local ordinances, state law, and MARTA Police emergency and safety procedures


The successful candidate will have one of the following:

· Two or more years of college (60 semester hours/90 quarter hours)

· One completed term of Honorable Military Service

· Two years as a POST Certified Peace Officer, Corrections Officer or Jailer

· Completion of a Pre-Service Academy

Applicants must also be at least 21-years-old and are required to pass all tests related to the position, including a Background Investigation to include criminal history records check, polygraph examination and credit check. Must pass physical examination, including drug/alcohol screening and psychological testing. Must possess a valid drivers’ license.