Job Vacancy Announcement - 105th Trooper School

Job Vacancy Announcement – 105th Trooper School



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Be a part of an elite group of men and women who serves, protects, and defends the people of the State of Georgia, while preserving the rights and dignity of all. We’re looking for the best and the brightest, who can handle a never ending variety of situations and people. You will receive the very best technical, physical, and law enforcement training while gaining skills that will put you at the top of your game. We invest thousands of dollars in your training that consistently result in competence, capability, professionalism and confidence building.  As a Georgia State Trooper you will find a challenging career providing assistance to citizens, insuring traffic safety, and promoting peace and order throughout the state. Come join us and experience the greatest camaraderie and teamwork in a unique environment that delivers law enforcement at the highest possible standard!


The Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for the 105th Trooper School. This school is contingent on approval of anticipated funding. It is anticipated that the 105th Trooper school will begin August 5, 2018. The department has immediate staffing needs statewide. All assignments will be made based on the operational needs of the department, taking into consideration the current home location of the selected applicants.




DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Under close supervision, patrols highways and roads to enforce traffic and criminal laws. Investigates traffic crashes and provides assistance to motorists. Assists other law enforcement agencies in enforcing traffic and criminal laws, and ensuring safety of the general population. Participates in criminal prosecution. DPS offers a number of opportunities for specialized assignments for Troopers throughout their career.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, possess a diploma from an accredited high school or G.E.D, and must be 21 years old upon graduation from Trooper School.
Applicants must also successfully pass the pre-employment process which includes the background investigation and polygraph, oral interview, physical fitness test, psychological and medical evaluations, and meet other requirements for certification as a peace officer set by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.).


$36,110 (while in Trooper School)
$46,422 (upon Trooper School graduation)



Trooper First Class 1- $51,552

Trooper First Class 2- $56,707

Trooper First Class 3 - $61,825


TROOPER CADET PROGRAM - For candidates who are interested in employment with DPS prior to Trooper School, please carefully read the following information.


We anticipate hiring Cadets to be employed at Georgia State Patrol Posts prior to the start of the 105thTrooper School. Salary for Trooper Cadet is $34,392.00 annually.


Eligibility consists of the following:

  • Must be an applicant for the 105th Trooper School
  • Must successfully pass polygraph, background investigation, and interview for the Cadet Program


Candidates selected for the Cadet Program will be employed while continuing in the process for the 105th Trooper School. We anticipate a limited number of available positions and interested candidates are encouraged to attend PT as early in the process as possible. This opportunity will be available pending funding approval and until the positions are filled. More information on this opportunity will be provided at the PT session.


Please note: Candidates for the 105th Trooper School are not required to participate in the Cadet Program to be eligible for selection to the 105th Trooper School.


Eligible veterans for GI Bill benefits can receive 18 months’ worth of stipend pay from the Veteran’s Administration in addition to the salary paid by DPS while in the academy and during on the job training after graduation. The current OJT rates vary by which GI Bill the veteran selects and time of service.


PHYSICAL FITNESS STANDARDS: The Physical Fitness Program is an evaluation of absolute standards (same job = same standard).  These 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 following events will comprise the assessment:


Physical Training (PT)


Minimum Standard



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


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


        1.5 mile run       

15:34 (15 mins: 34 secs)

Push Ups            

(#) 21 in 1 minute (rest in the up position)

Sit Ups                

(#) 30 in one minute (hands held over the ears, rest in the up position)


Please note that these are the minimum standards for consideration for employment. The Trooper School cadets will be required to be at a much higher level of fitness which includes long distance running for cardiovascular endurance.  It is highly suggested that applicants implement physical training programs that will prepare them to far exceed the minimum requirements listed above.


PT Dates for the 105th Trooper School: Applicants may attend any of the following scheduled PT sessions. Please click the following link below to access the background packet. The background packet is to be brought to the PT session.



PT-#1- Atlanta- 10:00am


Maynard H Jackson High School

801 Glenwood Ave, SE

Atlanta, GA 30312

Meet at the Track

PT #2- Forsyth – 9:00am


Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive Forsyth, GA 31029

PT #3 -Statesboro- 9:00am


Statesboro High School Track

10 Lester Road, Statesboro, GA 30458

PT- #4- Loganville -9:00am


Walnut Grove High School

4863 Guthrie Cemetery Road, Loganville, GA 30052

PT-#5- Valdosta – 10:00am


Lowndes Co. High School Track

1606 Norman Drive, Valdosta, GA 31601

PT #6- Forsyth- 9:00am


Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive Forsyth, GA 31029

PT #7- Atlanta- 10:00



McEachern High School, 2400 New Macland Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127

Located at the JV track. The entrance to the track is on Gaydon Rd., which is located off of New Macland Rd.

PT- #8-Thomasville- 10:00am


Thomas Co. Central High School Football Field/Track

200 N. Pinetree Blvd., Thomasville, GA 31792


PT #9-Gainesville- 10:00am


North Hall Community Center Park

4175 Nopone Rd., Gainesville, GA


PT- #10-Savannah- 9:00am


Savannah Christian Prep School

1599 Chatham Parkway, Savannah, GA  31408

PT #11-Cartersville- 10:00am


Old Cass High School (Bartow County College and Career Academy)

738 Grassdale Road, Cartersville, GA 30121

PT- #12- Forsyth- 9:00am


Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive Forsyth, GA 31029

PT #13- Ft Benning- 10:00am


Stewart Watson Field, Eckel St., Ft. Benning, GA  31905

Smith Gym address:

6835 Dixie Road, Ft. Benning

This location is on base so applicants will have to go through the base front gate. Stewart Watson Field is located next to Smith Gym.


PT #14- Snellville- 10:00am


Shiloh High School, 4210 Shiloh Road, Snellville, GA 30039

PT #15- Grovetown- 11:00am


Grovetown High School track/stadium, 2010 William Few Parkway, Grovetown, GA 30813


PT #16- Thomasville- 10:00am


Thomas Co. Central High School football field/track, 200 N. Pinetree Blvd., Thomasville, GA 31792

PT #17- Forsyth- 9:00am


Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive Forsyth, GA 31029



MEDICAL STANDARDS: Minimum vision of 20/60 uncorrected in each eye, and corrected to 20/40 or better in both eyes with glasses or contact lenses. Additional medical standards must be met prior to final offer of employment.



·       Prior military service

·       Prior experience as a Law Enforcement Officer

·       Current employment with the Georgia Department of Public Safety


If you are a currently certified peace officer, please carefully read the following:


The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) is unable to reimburse other law enforcement agencies for training expenses as defined by § 35-8-22. Therefore, DPS has determined that any currently certified peace officer as defined in § 35-8-2 will not be considered for employment with DPS until at least 24 months after the completion of basic mandate training as of August 5, 2018 (the tentative hire date for the 105th Trooper School). This will not apply to candidates who were not employed by another Georgia law enforcement agency while completing basic mandate training. We strongly encourage you to re-apply once you have worked for your current agency for 24 months after completion of mandate training.


The Department of Public Safety is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Human Resources Division
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