Job Vacancy Announcement-Georgia Capitol Police Officer

Job Vacancy Announcement: 

Georgia Capitol Police Officer-Nine positions

Location: Capitol Police Division- Capitol Hill- Atlanta (Fulton County)

Salary: $32,413/non- post certified-----$43,215/post certified


The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) oversees the day-to-day operation of the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Capitol Police and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD). We currently have a challenging and rewarding opportunity for Capitol Police Officers with the Capitol Police Division.


The Capitol Police Division (CPD) consists of sworn law enforcement officers who have the primary responsibility of protecting life and property, preventing and detecting criminal acts, and enforcing traffic regulations throughout Capitol Hill. This includes the apprehension of criminals, traffic enforcement and protection of public and building security in the Capitol Hill area. Capitol Police Officers performs a full-range of assigned law enforcement duties to maintain security and order in the Capitol Hill area or other sector.




§  Georgia Capitol Police Officer 1: POST Certified-$43,215

§  Georgia Capitol Police Officer 2: 18 months as Officer 1 and completion of agency specific required training.- $47,537

§  Georgia Capitol Police Officer 3: Four years of experience at the lower levels and completion of agency specific  required training.- $52,291


This position is perfect for candidates who seek a challenging opportunity to serve the citizens of the State of Georgia while protecting the grounds of Capitol Hill and the surrounding area.


A typical workday includes, but is not limited to:


·       Apprehends criminal suspects and turns over to local jurisdiction for booking or incarceration

·       Coordinates with the Georgia State Patrol and adjacent law enforcement jurisdictions

·       Directs traffic during special events

·       Enforces traffic laws in assigned sector

·       Guards and monitors buildings

·       Investigates criminal activity in sector

·       Provides security for events in sector


If you are already a POST 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. 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.



Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, possess a valid driver's license, be a citizen of the United States,  and possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Applicants who are not POST certified in Georgia will be sent to a regional academy for their POST requirements.


Applicants must complete the panel interview, background/polygraph investigation, medical/psychological evaluations and meet other requirements for certification as a peace officer set by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST).


Medical Standards: Vision: minimum vision of 20/100 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.


Physical Fitness Standards: The Physical Fitness Program is an evaluation based on the recommendation of the Cooper's Institute in terms of absolute standards (same job = same standard). These standards are 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) Event

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.



Sit Ups

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


Push Ups

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







1.5 Mile Run


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






Candidates who choose to row must adhere to the following:


·        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:


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





Please note that these are the minimum standards for consideration for employment.


Preferred Qualifications:

One year of sworn or non-sworn law enforcement experience or one year of college is preferred. 



Application deadline: Friday, November 13, 2020



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This is an unclassified position unless filled by a classified employee. Only applicants chosen for interview will be contacted.


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.