Recruiting Events

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 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 Driver's 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
Writing 60
Numerical 34
  • Any one of the above test scores, which are required, will qualify as the GA POST Entrance Exam
  • Applicants that have previously taken and passed the Georgia Post Entrance Exam are exempt from the above exams if they can provide a copy of the test results.
  • We will accept all of the POST exams taken prior to 12/31/2016. Accuplacer will be the only exam accepted after 12/31/2016.

    Please visit the following links for more information on Accuplacer:
Attention Applicants: The following documents are NOT required to attend the Recruiting Events listed below, but these documents MUST be brought into the Background and Recruitment Office within 10 days of attending a Recruiting Event:
  • A copy of your current, valid Driver's License 
  • A copy of your High School Diploma, Certified High School Transcripts, or GED Certificate
  • A copy of your original Social Security Card
  • A copy of your Birth Certificate - from the Bureau of Vital Statistics
  • 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 EVER held a valid Driver's License

2017 Atlanta's Finest 5K

APD Recruiting Event-Police Officers

  • Date: 08/19/2017 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Location: Pemberton Place
    126 Ivan Allen Jr BLVD NW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30308
  • Introduction: The Atlanta Police Department is hiring Police Officers to join our Faces of the FORCE!


Interested in becoming a Police Officer with the Atlanta Police Department Faces of the FORCE? Come check out APD at the Atlanta's Finest 5K on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 7:30am-12:30pm at Pemberton Place!

The APD Background and Recruitment Unit will be recruiting and educating prospective applicants on becoming a Police Officer, to serve and protect the City of Atlanta, WE ARE APD! 

*** The City of Atlanta is now offering Recruits who are Military Veterans a $5,000 bonus upon completion of training to become Police Officers .***

What: Atlanta's Finest 5K

When: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Where: Pemberton Place|126 Ivan Allen Jr BLVD, NW |Atlanta, GA 30308

Time:  7:30am-12:30pm

Your Face awaits joining our Faces of the FORCE!!!

The Atlanta Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

See YOU at the Finish Line!!!!

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