• Application

    Complete the application and submit to Human Resources.


    Human Resources Division

    Visit: (details)

    959 United Avenue S.E.
    Atlanta, GA 30316
    United States

    Mail to

    P.O. Box 1456
    Atlanta, GA 30371-1456

  • Physical Fitness Assessment

    The Physical Fitness Program is an evaluation of absolute standards (same job = same standard). The standards are based upon Cooper Institute standards reflective of the minimum fitness level an individual must possess to perform their job regardless of their age or gender. The physical fitness assessment is for Trooper/Officer positions only.

    The following events will comprise the assessment along with the minimum standard that must be met:

    • #

      Physical Training (PT) Session Event

      Minimum Standard

      Additional Details



      Sit Ups


      (#) 30 in one minute, fingers cupped behind ears, rest in up position only 

      WATCH: Informational video with detailed instructions on how to perform each event.


      Physical Fitness Test Standards Video


      All applicants are encouraged to view the informational video to help them prepare to succeed in this step in the hiring process.



      Push Ups


      Push Ups -  (#) 21 in one minute, only hands and feet touch the ground, rest in up position


      1.5 Mile Run

      RUN - You will be required to run 1.5 miles within 15 minutes and 34 Seconds (15:34)


      All applicants are encouraged to view the informational video to help them prepare to succeed in this step in the hiring process.


    Please note: These are the minimum standards for consideration for employment. The Trooper Academy will require cadets to be at a much higher level of fitness. It is highly suggested that applicants implement physical training programs that will prepare them to well exceed the minimum requirements listed above.

  • Polygraph Examination

    You must complete and pass the polygraph exam before moving on to the next step in the hiring process.

  • Background Investigation

    Employment in law enforcement agencies involves public trust. Only those persons whose conduct, character and behavior does not discredit either themselves or the Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be employed. The DPS employment process will address the integrity, ethical conduct, honesty, prejudices, financial responsibility, and past behavior of all applicants.

  • Oral Interview

    For some positions, the oral interview is conducted before the polygraph.

  • Psychological Evaluation

    The psychological evaluation is for Trooper / Officer positions only. 

  • Medical Evaluation / Drug Screening

    The medical evaluation / drug screening is for Trooper / Officer positions only.

  • P.O.S.T. Application & Approval

    The Peace Officers Standards & Training Council (P.O.S.T) application and approval is for Trooper / Officer positions only.