The Columbus Police Department is a state and nationally accredited law enforcement agency dedicated to protecting and serving the citizens of Columbus, Georgia. Become part of a highly trained law enforcement team focused on building and maintaining strong community partnerships that improve the safety and quality of life for every citizen. Join today and protect the promise of a better tomorrow.


  • Up to 10 paid vacation days per year.
  • 13 day sick leave per year.
  • 10 Holidays per year.
  • 18 days military leave per year.
  • $2,400 Georgia P.O.S.T. Certification Incentive.
  • Health insurance with dependent coverage.
  • Full salary while at police training academy.
  • Health and Wellness Center.
  • Take home car.
  • Uniform and equipment provided.
  • $2,000 signing bonus.
  • $1,200 military service incentive.
  • Retirement pension.
  • $1,000 Relocation Assistance.


  • High School or GED:   $40,587.57
  • Associate's Degree:    $41,524.22
  • Bachelor's Degree:     $42,772.74
  • Master's Degree:        $44,021.26

Amazing Community.

Columbus is a great place to live, work and raise a family. Please visit the Amazing Columbus website to experience why Columbus, Georgia is a great place to call home.

Minimum Requirements.

  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must pass a physical agility test.
  • Pass a state-mandated entrance exam.

Application Process.

  1. Check your Eligibility.
  2. Apply Online.
  3. Physical Agility Test and State Entrance Exam.
  4. Background Check, Polygraph, Psychological Exam.
  5. Pre-Interview and Final Interview.

      Click here to view the application process.

Contact Us.

We encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. The Columbus Police Department maintains a support page which answers many of your questions! To contact us, please visit our helpdesk.