Certified Officers (FAQ)

Do you offer a lateral transfer program?
Please contact our office at 706-653-3154 regarding lateral transfers.
Fri, Dec 8, 2023 at 3:19 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, Dec 8, 2023 at 3:21 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, Jun 25, 2018 at 10:27 AM
I am a certified peace officer in another state, do I have to attend another police academy?
Candidates who meet the criteria for Georgia POST's Equivalency of Training (EOT) guidelines will not be required to attend the police academy. The Colu...
Fri, Dec 8, 2023 at 2:49 PM