APD is looking to hire new police officers, pay increase announced

Posted at 7:57 PM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 21:57:17-05

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    ATLANTA, GA (WGCL) — The Atlanta Police Department is looking to increase its numbers by hosting a hiring event on February 13.

In October Atlanta City Council approved a $10 million funding increase for APD. With the funding, the department was able to increase new officer pay to $48,500.

Those interested in becoming an officer can attend the event starting at 7 p.m. at the City of Atlanta Public Safety Headquarters on Peachtree Street SW. Applicants will be interviewed during the event and are required to have the following documents:

Copy of your high school diploma, certified high school transcripts or G.E.D. certificate
A copy or your original social security card
A copy of your birth certificate for the Bureau of Vital Statistics
A copy of your current valid state driver’s license
Two (2) passport style photographs
An 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 every held a valid driver’s license
Qualifying SAT, ACT, COMPASS, CPE or Accuplacer test scores will be accepted.

Applicants should come dressed in business attire, arrive early and plan to be at the event for a few hours.

For additional information, contact APD Background and Recruitment Unit at 404-546-7650.

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