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.

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  • 80 hours paid vacation per year.
  • 104 hours of sick leave per year.
  • 11 Holidays per year.
  • 18 days of military leave per year.
  • Every other weekend off.
  • $2,400 Georgia P.O.S.T. Certification Incentive.
  • Health insurance with dependent coverage.
  • Full salary while attending the police training academy.
  • Health and Wellness Center.
  • Take home car.
  • Uniform and equipment provided.
  • $5,000 signing bonus.
  • $1,200 military service incentive.
  • Retirement pension.
  • $1,000 Relocation Assistance.
  • Longevity Pay

Amazing Community.


Application Process.


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High School or GED:
Associate's Degree:
Bachelor's or Master's Degree:

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Frequently Asked Questions.

The Columbus Police Department maintains an applicant support portal that answers many commonly asked questions. You can also submit a request to have a recruiter contact you directly.