General Questions (FAQ)

Who should I contact if the answer to my question does not appear here?
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please email recruiting@columbusga.org, or call 706-653-3154. You can also use our support portal to submi...
Mon, 4 Jun, 2018 at 2:44 PM
What type of calls do Police Officers handle?
Police Officers respond to a variety of emergency calls, to include, but not limited to: Armed Robbery, Shooting, Domestic Disturbance, Neighbor Disputes, Ve...
Mon, 14 May, 2018 at 9:51 AM
Why did I receive a denial letter?
Due to the availability of more qualified applicants, some candidates might receive a denial letter. Be mindful that our process is highly selective.
Mon, 14 May, 2018 at 10:05 AM
If I was denied employment, can I reapply?
Typically, an applicant can reapply one year from their denial letter date. This is not always the case. Please contact the recruiting office to get more inf...
Mon, 14 May, 2018 at 10:09 AM
How long is the application process?
In most cases, the application process lasts between three to six months.
Mon, 14 May, 2018 at 10:23 AM
If hired, how long before I can work in a specialized unit?
In general, a Police Officer will work in the Patrol Division for a minimum of two or three years before being eligible for a specialized unit.
Mon, 14 May, 2018 at 10:25 AM
What are the working shifts in the Patrol Division?
In the Patrol Division, Police Officers work all three shifts on a three-month rotating basis. It is managed on a 6-3 working schedule. For example, a Police...
Mon, 14 May, 2018 at 10:31 AM
Can I attend and complete college courses/programs while working at the department?
The Columbus Police Department encourages all Police Officers to continue their education. On the other hand, Police Officers must schedule their classes so...
Mon, 14 May, 2018 at 10:35 AM
Can I practice on the obstacle course to prepare for my upcoming physical agility test?
No. Applicants are strictly prohibited from accessing the testing facility prior to the physical agility exam.
Mon, 14 May, 2018 at 10:38 AM
Will tattoos disqualify me?
No. All tattoos must be concealed per departmental policy. For example, many Police Officers wear long sleeve uniforms to cover up any visible tattoos. Be mi...
Mon, 14 May, 2018 at 11:04 AM