To be considered for employment as a police officer with the Cobb County Police Department you must be 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma, and be a U.S. citizen.
Any of the following criminal convictions will be considered an automatic disqualification.
- Any felony offense
- Any misdemeanor of an aggravated nature or related to public order or decency
- Any offense related to Domestic Violence
- More than two misdemeanor offenses
- More than one DUI/DWI and the conviction must not have been within the last five years
- Racing or Reckless Driving within the past five years
- Homicide by Vehicle, Habitual Violator, Attempting to Elude an Officer, or Hit and Run
- A less than honorable discharge from any military organization
- Termination of employment for just cause from a local, state, or national civil service or merit system
In order to present the most professional appearance to the citizens we serve, Cobb County has a policy regarding tattoos and branding.
The following list includes but is not limited to the types of prohibited tattoos and branding:
- Any depiction of nudity or violence
- Sexually explicit or vulgar art, words, phrases, or profane language
- Symbols likely to incite a strong negative reaction in any group
- Initials or acronyms that represent criminal or historical oppressive organizations
- More than one tattoo/brand displayed on each arm or leg is prohibited.
- Any tattoo/brand which is larger than 3” by 4” displayed below the elbow
- Any tattoo or branding on the head, face, neck, scalp, hands, or fingers