Columbus Police Department Hiring Event.

We are looking for motivated individuals who are committed to public service. Join us on Sunday, March 16th, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Public Safety Center located at 510 10th Street. Event attendees will experience an accelerated hiring process by completing the following requirements: Initial Interview, Physical Agility Test (PAT), Written Exam, and Background Screening. This hiring event is only for candidates interested in applying for a police officer position. On the day of the event, please arrive at the event dressed in appropriate PT attire. Candidates should also bring a valid debit or credit card to pay the $35 fee for the written exam (Accuplacer). Register for this event by clicking the link below. Registration is fast, easy and convenient!


If you have copies of your required documents, PLEASE bring the following to the hiring event:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • High School Diploma or College Diploma
  • Driver's License
hiring event

The Columbus Police Department is excited to host a hiring event on Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place at the Public Safety Center located at 510 10th Street in Columbus, Georgia. Candidates interested in applying for police officer and police cadet positions are encouraged to attend. Event attendees will have an opportunity to meet and interact with our recruitment team, ask questions, and complete multiple steps in the hiring process, all in one day! Candidates interested in applying should expect to stay longer to complete the following hiring process steps: application submission, initial interview, written test, and the physical fitness test. More information about each position is outlined below.

Police Cadet: If you are between the ages of 18 to 20 years old, please visit our police cadet website to learn more about the requirements for this position. This is a full-time, paid position that matures into a police officer position when a cadet turns 21. The police cadet position is ideal for recent high school graduates or current high school seniors looking to start their law enforcement careers early.

Police Officer: If you are at least 21 or older, please visit our police officer website to learn more about the specific requirements for this position. In addition to a rewarding career, the Columbus Police Department offers a competitive salary and benefits package for all new hires.

Attendees are also asked to bring the following items/documents to ensure a smooth and efficient hiring event:

  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Cell Phone. Your cell phone will be used to validate your online application.
  • Suitable clothing for the physical fitness test.
  • Please bring a valid debit card or credit card. The written test requires the payment of a $25 fee. Cash will not be accepted.
  • Bring your mask. Masks must be worn inside the building at all times.

Want to skip the line and start the hiring process when you arrive? Click on the links below to submit your application early! Please make sure you click the correct link for the position you intend to apply for.

We look forward to seeing you on February 26th! Questions about this event should be directed to the Columbus Police Department’s Recruiting and Background Unit by calling 706-653-3154.