Accept the Challenge


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Carefully read each statement to determine if you are eligible to apply at the Columbus Police Department.

  • I am at least 21 years old.
  • I am a US born citizen or have been naturalized.
  • I have a high school diploma or GED.
  • I have no felony convictions.
  • I have no convictions, misdemeanor or city ordinance, involving family violence.
  • I have no history involving the sale and/or distribution of an illegal substance as an adult as defined by Georgia law or of a significant nature as a juvenile.
  • I have a valid driver's license (license may be from any U.S. state).
  • I have not used marijuana within 2 years of the date of application.
  • I have not used any Schedule I narcotics (example: Ecstasy, Heroin, LSD) within 10 years of the date of application. Prior use will be determined on a case by case basis.
  • I have not used any controlled substance Schedule II, III, IV or V narcotics within the last 5 years of the date of application. This includes any prescription medication not used as prescribed or not prescribed to me.
  • I have not used any illegal steroids within 3 years of the date of application.
  • All Misdemeanors or City Ordinance convictions will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
  • I have not made any false statements or knowingly provided false information on the application or any document related to the application process.
  • I have not been dishonorably discharged from the armed services.

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