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.

2 Feb

UGA Spring Career and Internship Fair

Time: 12:00 PM

Location:Classic Center, 300 North Thomas Street, Athens, Georgia 30601

15 Feb

University of Alabama at Birmingham Spring Career Fair

Time: 12:00 PM

Location:UAB Student Center, 1400 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233


  • 80 hours paid vacation per year.
  • 104 hours sick leave per year.
  • 11 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.
  • $5,000 signing bonus.
  • $1,200 military service incentive.
  • Retirement pension.
  • $1,000 Relocation Assistance.
  • Longevity Pay


  • High School or GED:       $44,683.99
  • Associate's Degree:         $45,673.06
  • Bachelor's Degree:          $46,921.58
  • Master's Degree:             $48,170.10

Amazing Community.


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.

Click here to view the application process.


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.