Be the difference.

The Columbus Police Department is recruiting dedicated men and women who share a commitment to excellence and a calling to protect and serve. Join the Force for Good and become part of a highly trained law enforcement team focused on the safety of our community and improving the quality of life for every citizen.



As one of the largest police departments in the state of Georgia, the Columbus Police Department has earned a reputation for using the most progressive approaches and innovative tactics in law enforcement. It all starts with quality officers who are committed to the highest levels of professional and ethical standards. After all, the citizens of Columbus, Georgia deserve the best and brightest we have to offer.

Join Our Team.

  • Competitive Salary and Benefits.
  • Accredited Law Enforcement Agency.
  • Advanced computer and communications systems.
  • Modern in-house fitness center.
  • Quality uniforms and equipment.

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.  



  • United States Citizen or Naturalized.
  • 21 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • No Felony Convictions.
  • No Family Violence Convictions.
  • No Dishonorable Discharge.


  • Up to 10 paid vacation days per year.
  • 13 day sick leave per year.
  • 10 Holidays per year.
  • 18 days military leave per year.
  • $ 2400 Georgia P.O.S.T. Certification Incentive.
  • Health insurance with dependent coverage.
  • Full salary while at police training academy.
  • Take home car.
  • Uniform and equipment provided.
  • $ 2000 signing bonus.
  • $ 1200 military service incentive.
  • Retirement pension.
  • $ 1000 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

Application Process.


      Click here to view the entire 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 applicant support portal.