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Some jobs offer a challenge. Some offer rewards. Some offer the chance to make a real difference in peoples' lives. A career with the Atlanta Police Department offers all this and more. 

Join the APD today, and become part of the premier law enforcement team that's making one of America's best cities even better and safer. 


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Faces of the Force - There are almost a half million people in the city of Atlanta - each with dreams, lives, and families that need protecting. The brave, dedicated men and women of the Atlanta Police Department represent and reflect the many diverse communities we serve; and each has a unique perspective on what it means to be a force for positive change in our great city.

Salary & Benefits - The Atlanta Police Department is committed to creating and maintaining one of the elite law enforcement agencies in America. An important part of this commitment is our ability to provide our officers with the compensation, benefits, support, and resources they need to continuously answer the call. 

Training - We believe the officers of the Atlanta Police Department deserve access to the best training, support, and development resources available. Because we know that exceptional fitness, education, and preparation are essential to their ability serve the citizens of Atlanta, and when you answer the call you make a commitment to keep Atlanta safe. 

Officer Development - We understand that if we are to be successful in establishing and maintaining the Atlanta Police Department as a premier law enforcement agency, we must continually invest in developing our most valuable asset - the brave men and women of our force. 

Life in Atlanta - Metro Atlanta spans 20 counties, several of which (Cobb, Paulding, Douglas) are the fastest growing in Georgia. The undisputed capital of the New South, Atlanta's metropolitan area is the ninth largest in America, and home to more than 4 million people. 

Community Involvement - The Atlanta Police Department is committed to being a force for positive change in our city. To be truly successful in this endeavor, we know that we must strive to do more than simply protect and serve. We must become and remain actively involved in our communities, engaging and partnering with civic groups and individual citizens to achieve our shared goal of creating a safer and better Atlanta for all

Why Serve - Message from Chief Shields

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