Employment Opportunities

Applications for employment can be found at the link directly below.  If you experience any problems with submitting an online application, please contact the Human Resources Department at 770-974-3112.

Only completed applications will be accepted. There is no need for additional paperwork at this time (i.e. resumes and reference letters). If you desire to start a new and exciting career in law enforcement, we encourage you to consider joining our family.  Our department enjoys overwhelming community support and we strive to reciprocate by providing the best and most professional police services possible.  This begins with hiring the right people who are dedicated to serving our citizens!


Incentives

Acworth is currently offering a one time signing bonus of $2000 at the time of hiring and an additional $1,250 if still employed August 2023.

Pay

 Certified Police Officer Hiring Scale Below

Police Officer With

No Experience

5 + years’ Experience

HS Diploma or Equivalent

$48,297.60

$49,505.04

Associate Degree

$49,505.04

$50,734.84

Bachelor’s Degree

$50,712.48

$51,987.00

Master’s Degree

$51,919.92

$53,216.80


The Acworth Police Department also accepts applicants who are not currently certified. Uncertified officers will earn $45,994.52. Once graduated from the academy, you will earn between $48,297.60 - $51,919.92 depending on education level (see certified officer’s hiring scale).

Other Compensation:
  • On-Call Court Pay
  • Officers assigned as a Field Training Officer
  • Officers assigned to specialized units (Criminal Investigations, K-9, Special Operations)
  • Shift differential of $1.00 per hour for night shift

Benefits

  • Educational Assistance Program
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave: Accumulated at a rate of 8 hours per month, and the City participates in a sick leave buy back program
  • 1 Week of Vacation and Sick time starting on your first day
  • You can also carry over your current employments vacation time, up to 120 hours
  • 6 Weeks of paid Parental leave
  • Employer Matched 401A: We participate in the Georgia Municipal Association Employees Retirement System
  • Excellent Health Coverage: Including Medical, Dental, and Vision, as well as Aflac!
  • Paid Training
  • Take-Home Car Program: Sworn personnel are assigned take-home vehicles after sucessful completion of the field training officer program (Typically 3 months)
  • 12 hour shifts: Only work 14 days a month!
  • Specialized Units: K-9, Traffic, Parks, Criminal Investigations, Undercover Narcotics, and Community Affairs
  • Paid monthly membership fee to Peace officer's annuity benefits (POAB)
  • Free 24/7 fitness center at the police department
  • Free membership to Georgia Martial Arts
Click here to see full benefits here.

Requirements

  • At least 21 years of age for Patrol
  • High school diploma or GED
  • GA Driver's License
  • Ability to work various shifts, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to perform the duties expected of a Patrol Officer
  • Completion of the Georgia POST physical agility test

Recruitment Process

Step #1 - Employment application and physical agility test
Applicants should complete an employment application online. Selected applicants will be scheduled for a Physical Agility Test. Candidates should wear comfortable clothing for physical activity. Upon successful completion of the Georgia P.O.S.T. mandated Physical Agility Test applicants will given a background packet to be completed before interview.

Step #2 - Oral panel interview
This will be a panel interview with officers of various rank. You will be required to wear business attire and arrive on time for your schedule interview. After the panel concludes all questions, officers will discuss the results. The candidate will be notified if they were recommended or not recommended for further consideration of employment.

Step #3 - Background investigation
A thorough background investigation of the candidate’s application and background packet will be conducted. During this step, an investigator will review all documents, employment history, criminal history, driving history, and references.

Step #4 - Conditional offer of employment
If a vacancy exists, once the candidate successfully passes the oral panel interview, the candidate will be made an offer of employment conditional upon completing a background investigation, polygraph, psychological evaluation, medical screen, and a drug screen.

Step #5 - Polygraph, psychological evaluation, physical & drug screen
The candidate will be notified by an investigation of their schedule date and times for each evaluation.


Contact Us

For all employment questions please contact us at pdjobs@acworth.org or call Officer Eric Mistretta's office at 678-695-7590.

Records Division

Monday - Friday:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Records@acworth.org
(770) 974-1232

Police Department

Acworth Police Department
4440 Acworth Industrial Dr.
Acworth, GA 30101
(770)-974-1232

Detention Center

Acworth Detention Center
4404 Acworth Industrial Dr.
Acworth, GA 30101
(770) 974-0295

Other Divisons

Investigations: (678) 801-4043

Court Services: (770) 974-0965

Tip Hotline: (770) 975-5826