Cobb County Government



Join our team and make a difference

The Cobb County Police Department is known throughout the Southeast for our commitment to professionalism, public trust, and excellence in performance. Our training program surpasses all requirements mandated by state regulations and delivers high credentials that our personnel are known for around the country.

If you are selected to be part of our team, you will participate in a paid comprehensive training program that will provide a solid foundation of job knowledge, firearms training, tactical skills, and physical fitness.

The Cobb County Police Department has its own P.O.S.T. certified expanded mandate school which features a rigorous 5 month curriculum supplemented with practical scenarios, defensive tactics, and firearms training. After successfully completing the academy, recruits will be assigned to a Field Training Officer at one of our five precincts where they will receive additional training in the field lasting approximately 12 weeks. Once this phase has been completed, recruits transition to solo status for an additional 6 weeks of direct observation by the shift sergeant.

For our non-resident applicants, we understand the challenges associated with relocation and will be happy to assist you with information regarding your concerns.

If you are ready to accept the challenge and join other professionals who have pursued their calling, we look forward to hearing from you.

For more information on joining the Cobb County Police Department contact:

Detective Ralph Rogers at 770-499-3938 or via email at
Detective Charles Smith at 770-528-3822 or via email at
You may also contact Internal Affairs directly by calling 770-528-3812.



Minimum Qualifications

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.

Application Process


The application process is to be completed online and will generally open on the first Monday of each month that the physical ability test is given. Once a predetermined number of applicants have applied, the process will close.