Do you think you’ve got what it takes to join one of Georgia’s leading law enforcement agencies? If so, the Dalton Police Department is looking for you. The DPD is currently accepting applications for new officers.
To qualify as an applicant, candidates must meet the standards set by the Georgia Peace Officer Training Standards Council (POST), be at least 21 years old, be a citizen of the United States, and have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent, with at least some college education preferred. Candidates must possess good people skills, a professional work ethic, and be able to work as a team player. Candidates must be able to to work a flexible schedule, including night shift and weekends. Candidates must have the ability to perform the essential functions of the job. Candidates must be United States citizens. Successful candidates will be responsible for the enforcement of city ordinances and state laws in a fair and impartial manner. Starting pay for new officers is approximately $14.99 per hour. Further pay adjustments are made during the first year of service as training and probation requirements are met. Additional education incentives are available for recruits with Baccalaureate Degrees.
Applications can be obtained at the Human Resources Office in City Hall, 300 West Waugh Street, Dalton, GA 30721. A City of Dalton application must be filled out and received by the job closing date of June 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm E.S.T.
To download an application and for more information on the selection process and the duties of a Dalton police officer, click here to visit the "How to Join the Dalton Police Department" page. The link can also be found in the "Important Pages" menu on the left hand side of this page. The City of Dalton is an equal opportunity employer.