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The Atlanta Police Department is constantly looking for dedicated, community-minded individuals to join our ranks, and become part of our force for positive change in Atlanta.

Please visit us at joinatlantapd.org/applynow/ to submit an on-line application prior to the job fair. If you have the following documents available on the day of the job fair, please bring them with you.

Please Note: The only document needed to attend and test at our listed Recruiting Event Career Fairs is as follows:
  • A valid copy of your current State Driver's License (You must have a current Valid State Driverís License)
Accepted minimum scores in lieu of the post entrance examination:

Definition Test Sub-Test Score
Assessment of skills for Successful Entry and Transfer Asset Reading 38
Asset Student Guide   Writing 35
    Numerical 35
Computerized Adaptive Placement Assessment & Support System COMPASS Reading 70
    Writing 32
    Numerical 26
Scholastic Assessment Test SAT Verbal 430
    Math 400
American College Testing ACT Verbal 18
    Math 16
College Placement Exam CPE Reading 75
    Math 75
    English 75
  • Any one of the above test scores, which are required, will qualify as the GA POST Entrance Exam
  • ONLINE SAT, COMPASS, ACT, CPE SCORES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, MUST HAVE ORIGINAL TEST DOCUMENTATION.
  • Applicants that have perviously taken and passed the Georgia Post Entrance Exam are exempt from the above exams, if they can provide a copy of the test results.
Attention Applicants: The following documents are NOT required to attend the Career Fairs listed below, but these documents MUST be brought into the Background and Recruitment Office within 10 days of taking the written exams provided at the Career Fair:
  • A copy of your High School Diploma, Certified High School Transcripts, or G.E.D. Certificate
  • A copy of your original Social Security Card
  • A copy of your Birth Certificate - from the Bureau of Vital Statistics
  • A copy of your current valid State Driver's License
  • Two (2) passport style photographs
  • And original copy of your Driver's Record, including the past seven (7) years history transcript from the Department of Motor Vehicles in EVERY state in which you have EVER held a valid Driver's License

Upcoming Events



*** ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF OHIO, FLORIDA, and NEW YORK ***

The Atlanta Police Department is currently scheduling future recruiting events. We are assessing the interest level in Recruiting events in the following locations & dates:

  • Cleveland, Ohio - February 17-18
  • Miami, Florida - March 17-18
  • New York, New York - April 14-15
  • Buffalo, New York - May 18-19


If you are interested in becoming an Atlanta Police officer, and would like for the Atlanta Police to hold a job fair in one of the locations listed above, please let us know you would be interested in attending by clicking the Register for Event button and completing the brief form.




Please Note: By completing the "Registration" form, you are stating that you are interested in an upcomming recruiting event hosted by the Atlanta Police Department in the locations listed above. The Atlanta Police Department will use the number of "Registrants" to ensure that the appropriate accomodations are made for police candidates. By completing the form, you are not obligated to attend the event.





Date: Friday, January 20, 2017

Where: Public Safety Headquarters
226 Peachtree St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Office: 404.546.7650

Details: The Atlanta Police Department will be recruiting police officers on Friday, January 20, 2017 in Atlanta, GA at the Public Safety Headquarters. Interviews and testing will begin promptly at 10:00 AM. Qualifying SAT, ACT, or Accuplacer test scores will be accepted in lieu of testing. Please be prepared to be in attendance for at least six hours. Plan accordingly and come early.

Dress for success – business attire accepted. Applicants should bring athletic attire for the agility test (examples – tennis shoes, t-shirts, shorts or sweatpants).

If you have any questions, contact the APD Recruitment Unit at 404.546.7650.

The Atlanta Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.





Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017

Where: Public Safety Headquarters
226 Peachtree St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Office: 404.546.7650

Details: The Atlanta Police Department will be recruiting police officers on Saturday, January 28, 2017 in Atlanta, GA at the Public Safety Headquarters. Interviews and testing will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. Qualifying SAT, ACT, or Accuplacer test scores will be accepted in lieu of testing. Please be prepared to be in attendance for at least six hours. Plan accordingly and come early.

Dress for success – business attire accepted. Applicants should bring athletic attire for the agility test (examples – tennis shoes, t-shirts, shorts or sweatpants).

If you have any questions, contact the APD Recruitment Unit at 404.546.7650.

The Atlanta Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.