Cobb County Government

Salary and Benefits

Police Officer I

$40,014.18 - $64,022.89 (18 month Working Test Period)

Police Officer II

$41,614.02 - $66,583.24 (upon completion of Working Test Period)



Shift Differential

Evening Shift officers receive an additional $.50/hour.
Morning Shift officers receive an additional $1.00/hour.

Education Incentive Pay

$1,000 Associates Degree
$2,000 Bachelors Degree
$3,000 Masters Degree

Take Home Vehicle Program

Hazardous Duty Pay
- where applicable

On-Call for Court Pay

Lateral Entry Program - click here for more information


Employer Sponsored Benefits

Long Term Disability

Free Wellness Clinic

A free health clinic is available for all Cobb County Employees and their dependants who have insurance with Cobb County. The clinic offers sick and well checks and many prescription medications at no cost to the employee.

Veteran's Benefit

The Cobb County Police Academy has been approved by the Georgia Department of Veterans Service as an on-the-job-training program. If you are a veteran and have contributed to the G.I. Bill, you will be eligible to receive monetary benefits while in the academy, throughout your training program and your first 18 months working test period. This is in addition to your police salary.



Uniforms and Equipment

All uniforms and job related equipment are provided by the Cobb County Police Department at no cost to you.



Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition Reimbursement is available for you while you complete a college degree or certification. Reimbursable amounts are dependent upon available funding and will be proportionately distributed to all pre-approved applicants on a quarterly basis.



Fitness Centers

Several of our precincts have fitness centers with both strength and aerobic training equipment and are open 24 hours a day. Additional facilities are located at police headquarters and the Department of Public Safety Training Center.



Paid Leave

Paid Vacation Leave

13 days per year / 1 year of service
15 days per year / 5 years of service
20 days per year / 10 years of service
22 days per year / 15 years of service
25 days per year / 20 years of service


10 paid holidays per year

Paid Sick Leave

Accumulates at 4.0 hours per biweekly

Paid Military Leave

Up to 18 days per year

Bereavement Leave Policy

Full time employees will receive up to [3] days of bereavement leave with pay for [24] hours. Employees working in part time positions shall be eligible for bereavement leave equal to [3] part time days off with pay.