Certified Officers (FAQ)

If I am certified as a Peace Officer in another state, do I still have to attend the Police Academy?
Yes, the Columbus Police Department will require you to attend the entire Police Academy, regardless of your peace officer certification (other than Georgia...
Thu, 24 May, 2018 at 9:53 PM
Do you offer a lateral transfer program?
No, we do not offer a lateral transfer program.
Tue, 29 May, 2018 at 5:51 PM
How long is the training for Georgia P.O.S.T. Certified Peace Officers?
New hires with a Georgia P.O.S.T. Peace Officer certification must complete the department's Recruit Academy (agency training) and the Field Training Pr...
Fri, 29 Jun, 2018 at 3:50 PM
Georgia P.O.S.T. Incentive.
New officers hired by the Columbus Police Department who are Georgia POST Certified Peace Officers will be eligible for the POST Certification Incentive. Th...
Mon, 25 Jun, 2018 at 10:27 AM