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DepartmentColumbus Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Salary39,491.90 to 42,898.21 Annually
Deadline Jun 30, 2018 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Columbus, GA
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Job Announcement


Columbus Police Department, GA Police Jobs




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If you are interested in becoming a member our team and enjoying the benefits of a gratifying career in Public Safety, we encourage you to join the Columbus Police Department. Should you feel the need to heed the call to civic duty, you will be rewarded justly:


Required Knowledge

To be considered for employment, applicants are obliged to fulfill the following requirements:

Supervisory Control

The Police Captain, Police Lieutenant or the Police Sergeant assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.

Scope and Effect

The purpose of this position is to enforce federal, state, and local laws. Successful performance helps ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the police department and provides increased public safety for citizens and businesses of the city.

Physical Demands

The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, running, walking, bending, or crouching. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color. Pursuit situations may require significant physical agility and exposure to violence or injury.

Work Environment

The work is typically performed in a patrol car or other vehicle, office, library, computer room, or outdoors where the employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, cold or inclement weather, and dangerous situations requiring the use of physical force and sometimes the use of firearms and other weapons. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.

Physical Agility Test



Fulfilling these requirements, and pending a thorough background check, a polygraph test and a psychological exam, the recruit will be interviewed by the Command Staff of the Department. Should the enrollee pass all classes required by the State of Georgia by maintaining a minimum academic score of 80%, they are ready to assume the position of protector, enforcer, and community leader. Those applicants successfully passing all phases of the selection process to include the final interview will be required to attend the state mandated Police Academy. Graduates of the academy are ready to assume the position of protector, enforcer, and community leader.

This job is not for everyone. Wear the badge. Earn the pride. Together we can keep our city safe.

The entire application process can take over 90 days. Click HERE for the Application Process.


Please direct questions regarding this position to recruiting@columbusga.org

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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