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How do I apply to become a police officer?
Basic Requirements (FAQ)
What are the basic requirements to become a police officer with the Columbus Police Department?
Do I need a college degree to become a police officer?
I do not have a driver's license. Can I apply?
What is the maximum age for becoming a Police Officer?
What are the requirements to pass the PT test?
Salary and Benefits
What is the starting salary for new police officers?
If hired, when do my health, dental, and vision benefits become effective?
Can Police Officers make extra money by working part-time jobs?
Does the Police Department provide all of the necessary equipment to perform the job?
Armed Forces (FAQ)
I am currently enlisted in the military and I am interested in applying.
Can I still apply with a dishonorable discharge?
Military Service Incentive.
Police Academy (FAQ)
Where is the Police Academy located?
How long is the Police Academy?
Do I receive full salary and benefits while attending the Police Academy?
How many Police Academy classes are held each year?
Will I stay in a dorm environment while attending the Police Academy?
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Background Process (FAQ)
What can I do to expedite my background investigation process?
Will previous drug use disqualify me from being a Columbus Police Officer?
Will a declared bankruptcy disqualify me from becoming a Police Officer?
Certified Officers (FAQ)
If I am certified as a Peace Officer in another state, do I still have to attend the Police Academy?
Do you offer a lateral transfer program?
How long is the training for Georgia P.O.S.T. Certified Peace Officers?
Georgia P.O.S.T. Incentive.
Police Cadet Position
I am over the age of 21, can I apply to become a Police Cadet?
What is the Police Cadet position?
General Questions (FAQ)
Who should I contact if the answer to my question does not appear here?
What type of calls do Police Officers handle?
Why did I receive a denial letter?
If I was denied employment, can I reapply?
How long is the application process?
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Out of State Applicants
Out of State Applications
Do you accept out of state application?
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