Job Vacancy Announcement- 112th Trooper School- ACCELERATED CURRICULUM- Extended until September 28, 2021

Job Vacancy Announcement – 112th Trooper School- ACCELERATED CURRICULUM – Extended Application Deadline

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Join an elite group of men and women who serve, protect, and defend the people of the State of Georgia, while preserving the rights and dignity of all.  We are looking for those with a strong mind and work ethic, an uncompromising character, and a servant’s heart 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 to put you at the top of your game.  We invest thousands of dollars in your training that consistently results in true professionals who provide assistance  to Georgia’s citizens,  safeguard lives and property, and promote peace and order throughout the state.  Come join the courageous men and women of the Georgia State Patrol and experience the greatest camaraderie and teamwork in a unique environment that delivers law enforcement at the highest possible standard.  We are looking for YOU!

The Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for the 112th Trooper School.  This school is contingent on approval of anticipated funding.  It is anticipated that the 112th Trooper school will begin January 9, 2022.  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.


$47,350 (while in Trooper School and upon Trooper School graduation)


Trooper First Class 1- $52,583

Trooper First Class 2- $57,841

Trooper First Class 3- $63,062


How is this school different?

*Accelerated curriculum is 13 weeks.

*Curriculum builds on the basic peace officer certification and eliminates repetitive instruction.

*Field Training program will begin after graduation and will take place in assigned Troop.


Training that is included in the Accelerated curriculum includes:

*Advanced driver training; including Precision Immobilization Technique training

*Advanced firearms training

*Advanced defensive tactics training

*Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training

*Advanced accident investigation training

*Advanced Traffic Stops training

*Standardized Field Sobriety Training

              *Intox-9000 training

*Speed Detection training


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Under close supervision, Troopers patrol the roadways to enforce traffic and criminal laws.  Troopers investigate traffic crashes and assist motorists.  The Georgia State Patrol is an assisting agency to all law enforcement agencies in this and any other state.  Troopers may assist other agencies with enforcing traffic and criminal laws in their area,  civil unrest, or matters of protecting citizens’ First Amendment rights.  Troopers participate in criminal apprehension and prosecution.  The Department of Public Safety offers many 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, and psychological and medical evaluations.  Applicants of the 112th Trooper School must be certified as a peace officer by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.) at the time of application, and have a minimum of two years verified road/patrol experience by January 8, 2022.

Note: Applicants who are certified in another state or were a federal peace officer and have not had more than three (3) years break in service may be eligible to take the Equivalency of Training (EOT) test in order to obtain GA P.O.S.T certification. Details regarding the EOT and how to apply for this equivalency can be found at web link


NOTE: The DPS Uniform and Appearance Policy has changed to allow applicants with some visible tattoos in a short sleeve uniform shirt to wear a long sleeve shirt.


Applicants with tattoos or brands will be disqualified for either of the following:

  1. Tattoos/brands that depict or support criminal behavior, drug usage, nudity, profanity, promiscuity, subversive groups, bigotry, etc.
  2. Tattoos/brands on the neck, face, head, hands, and fingers that are visible while on duty and/or in a long sleeve uniform shirt.  Tattoos on the arm must not be below the crease of the wrist. Exceptions include tattoos/brands that are covered by one ring per hand, or by a watch band on either the left or right wrist. Uniform members with tattoos visible in a short sleeve uniform shirt (generally, below the crease of the arm and tip of the elbow) will wear the class A uniform (long sleeve shirt). 

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.



Please click the following link below to access the background packet. ALL applicants participating in a Physical Training (PT) session must bring a completed background packet.

  Download this pdf file.  


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. 


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 exceed the minimum requirements listed below.


The following events will comprise the assessment: 



Physical Training (PT) Session Event

Minimum Standard

Additional Details



Sit Ups


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


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.



Push Ups


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


1.5 Mile Run


2000-meter Row

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


ROW - You will be required to complete a 2000-meter row and achieve a targeted VO2 max of at least 50%. The damper setting on the side of the Concept 2 Rower will be set to “5”. The time each individual must complete the 2000-meter row to achieve the 50% VO2 max standard is determined by their weight, age, and gender.


Please see the following link to fill in your age, weight, and gender to determine the time you must complete the row to reach the 50% VO2 max standard:



Note:  Rowing will only be available at the event held the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC).


Please see the following video link for tips to successfully complete the rowing:

Concept2 Rower Technique Video


Please see the following video link that will demonstrate common rowing technique errors:

Common Rowing Technique Errors Video





Applicants must attend one of the following PT sessions to continue in the hiring process.

Applicants may attend any of the following scheduled PT sessions:



TFC2 Greg Cummings #167

​​​Cell: 470-590-7707


September 30, 2021

9:00 AM

North Hall Community Center

4175 Nopone Road

Gainesville, GA 3050



Corporal Stewart Parker #904

Cell: (470) 727-5139


October 1, 2021

9:00 AM

Northeast Middle School

3021 Fulwood Road

Tifton, GA 31794 


Note: Please park in the “visitor parking” or grass area adjacent to the track near the front of the school.


Lt. Auston J. Allen #70

Cell:  404-430-8570


October 2, 2021

9:00 AM

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

·       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 January 9, 2022 (the tentative hire date for the 112th 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 Georgia Department of Public Safety is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employees and applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, natural origin, age, disability, or genetic information.


For more information about this job contact:

Human Resources Division
404-624-7553 or
[email protected]