Why Serve

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Thank you for your interest in the Atlanta Police Department.

The Atlanta Police Department is comprised of over 2,000 women and men, civilian and sworn, who each have a strong desire to serve the community by reducing crime and treating all with respect and compassion.

Our nationally recognized and accredited department offers you a diverse and unique workplace with endless opportuniites which range from patrol to complex criminal investigations.

The department provides unparalleled training, equipment, and experiences which will prepare you for the exciting challenges and rewards that await.

I welcome and encourage your participation in the recruitment process and hope you will join our team of dedicated professionals.


Erika Shields
Chief of Police
Atlanta Police Department