The Columbus Police Department is recruiting dedicated men and women who share a commitment to excellence and a calling to protect and serve. Join our 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 CPD has earned a reputation for using the most progressive approaches and innovative tactics in the law enforcement. And, it all starts with quality officers who are committed to the highest levels of professional and ethical standards. After all, the citizens of Columbus deserve the best we have to offer. Join the Force for good today.
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If you are interested in becoming a member our team and enjoying the benefits of a gratifying career in Public Safety, we encourage you to join the Columbus Police Department. Should you feel the need to heed the call to civic duty, you will be rewarded justly:
To be considered for employment, applicants are obliged to fulfill the following requirements:
The Police Captain, Police Lieutenant or the Police Sergeant assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
The purpose of this position is to enforce federal, state, and local laws. Successful performance helps ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the police department and provides increased public safety for citizens and businesses of the city.
The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, running, walking, bending, or crouching. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color. Pursuit situations may require significant physical agility and exposure to violence or injury.
The work is typically performed in a patrol car or other vehicle, office, library, computer room, or outdoors where the employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, cold or inclement weather, and dangerous situations requiring the use of physical force and sometimes the use of firearms and other weapons. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
Fulfilling these requirements, and pending a thorough background check, a polygraph test and a psychological exam, the recruit will be interviewed by the Command Staff of the Department. Should the enrollee pass all classes required by the State of Georgia by maintaining a minimum academic score of 80%, they are ready to assume the position of protector, enforcer, and community leader. Those applicants successfully passing all phases of the selection process to include the final interview will be required to attend the state mandated Police Academy. Graduates of the academy are ready to assume the position of protector, enforcer, and community leader.
This job is not for everyone. Wear the badge. Earn the pride. Together we can keep our city safe.