Job Vacancy Announcement- 114th Trooper School- JOINT ACCELERATED (A) & BASIC (B) CURRICULUM

Job Vacancy Announcement – 114th JOINT Trooper School – ACCELERATED (A) & BASIC (B) CURRICULUM

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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, 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 114th Trooper School, which is anticipated to begin January 15, 2023.. This school will be a dual-purpose class that will include both an accelerated curriculum for those candidates that are POST certified with a minimum of two (2) years road experience and a regular curriculum to accommodate candidates that do not meet the criteria for an accelerated curriculum.

The accelerated curriculum will begin with 14 weeks within the Academy after which candidates will complete Field Training and begin their career as a Georgia State Trooper. The Basic curriculum will be 34 weeks of Academy curriculum, which includes 12 weeks of field training. Please click on the following link for detailed information about the 114th Trooper School and how both curriculums will be accomplished.



The department has immediate staffing needs statewide. 114th Cadets will be given the opportunity to select three patrol posts for their desired location and they will be guaranteed assignment to one of those locations.



$52,350 (while in Trooper School and upon Trooper School graduation)


Trooper First Class 1- $57,583

Trooper First Class 2- $62,841

Trooper First Class 3- $68,062

Senior Trooper- $71,215

Master Trooper - $74,525


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: Applicants 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.

For candidates for the Accelerated Curriculum only: Applicants 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 14, 2023.  Applicants who are certified in another state or were a federal peace officer may be eligible to obtain GA P.O.S.T certification via the Equivalency of Training (EOT) process. 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 events held at 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 may attend any of the following scheduled PT sessions:








TFC3 Sean Sutherland

North Recruiting Coordinator

Cell: 678-346-0233


June 11, 2022

10:00 AM

Sonarville Recreational Center

(Gordon County)

7494 Fairmount Hwy

Calhoun, GA 30701



TFC3 Klay Luke

Troop G Recruiter

Cell: 470-477-0279


June 18, 2022

10:00 AM

Colquitt County High School

(Colquitt County)

105 Darbyshire Road

Norman Park, GA 31771

Meet at track



Sgt. Jeff Cain

Troop F Recruiter

Cell: 404-430-8239


June 18, 2022

9:00 AM

Swainsboro High School

(Emanuel County)

689 S Main Street

Swainsboro, GA 30401


Sgt. Dustin Rozier

Cell: 404-387-3413


June 24, 2022

9:00 AM

Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, GA 31029


TFC1 Nicholas Johnson

South Georgia Recruiter

Cell: 404-263-8486


June 25, 2022


Northeast Middle School

Tift County

3021 Fulwood Road

Tifton, GA 31794

Meet at the Track



TFC Andrew Clement

Troop C Recruiter

Cell: 678-346-1095


June 29, 2022

9:00 AM

Maynard Jackson High School

(Fulton County)

801 Glenwood Ave SE

Atlanta, GA 30316

Meet at the track



TFC3 Ben Clarke

Troop D Recruiter

Cell: 404-713-5593


July 24, 2022

10:00 AM

Spalding High School

(Spalding County)

433 Wilson Road

Griffin, GA 30224

Meet at the track


Sgt. Dustin Rozier

Cell: 404-387-3413


July 29, 2022


Georgia Public Safety Training Center

1000 Indian Springs Drive

Forsyth, GA 31029



TFC3 David Osborne

Troop E Recruiter

Cell: 678-346-1358


July 30, 2022

9:00 AM

Grovetown High School

(Columbia County)

2021 Warrior Way

Grovetown, GA 30813

Meet at the track



TFC3 Greg Cummings

Troop B Recruiter

Cell: 470-590-7077


August 8, 2022

10:00 AM

North Hall Community Center & Park

(Hall County)

4175 Nopone Rd,

Gainesville, GA 30506



TFC3 Merritt Meeks

Troop I Recruiter

Cell: 470-477-0951


August 13, 2022

9:00 AM

Georgia State Patrol Post #11

(Liberty County)

2302 Airport Road

Hinesville, GA 31313

Meet at back of post





Sgt. Dustin Rozier

Cell: 404-387-3413


August 20, 2022


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 in the State of Georgia, 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 15, 2023 (the tentative hire date for the 114th 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]