Background and Recruiting


Maintains law and order and protects life and property. Patrols assigned geographic area; receives and responds to dispatched calls; investigates and takes appropriate action on assigned calls; conducts security checks of businesses, parks, public building, industrial areas and residences; Issues citations and/or makes arrests for violations of laws including traffic violations and local ordinances; prepares incident and accident reports; attends and testifies in various levels of court, including Superior, State, Juvenile, Administrative and Municipal, on cases investigated or reports written; locate defendants and serves criminal warrants; assists with crowd control and security assignments at various public gatherings or incident scenes; reports hazardous conditions on public roadways and bridges; conducts surveillance. Duties to include but not limited to court, City Hall security and, transporting inmates to and from medical facilities; may serve as field training officer; works with public, civic organizations, etc. in conducting community activities.


Knowledge of law enforcement concepts and terminology, including criminal investigation, law enforcement and crime prevention; first-aid principles and techniques; report preparation and record keeping; and human behavior theories related to criminology, crisis intervention and crowd control; knowledge of laws and court decisions pertaining to law enforcement, including search and seizure, suspects and prisoner’s rights, and custody and protection of evidence; knowledge of College Park Police Department, policies and procedures; geographic layout of City; must be able to perform accurate mathematical calculations; comprehend and retain factual information and apply what is learned; must be able to observe and remember details of events, names, faces, numbers and physical descriptions; prepare and maintain clear, accurate and concise reports and files; must be able to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form; must be able to react quickly and calmly in emergencies; operate the computer and various programs understand and carry out oral and written instructions.


High school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree preferred but not mandatory; valid Georgia drivers license, US citizen; at least 21 years of age; meet POST requirements for Peace Officer Certification and/or academy admittance pursuant to GA law; successful completion of the pre employment process which includes written exam, oral interview, background check, criminal records and traffic history check, medical and drug screening polygraph evaluation, and/or voice stress, successful completion of Police Academy; equivalent combination of education and experience.


College Park (GA) Police Agility Test Video

Physical Agility Testing will require that all applicants be able to perform the following activities:

  • 25 Push-Ups in one minute
  • 30 Sit-Ups in one minute
  • 6/10 of a mile in 8 1/2 minutes or less
  • Be able to drag a 175 pound dummy 25 meters (~82 feet)

Public Safety Employment Application