Employment Opportunity

Applicants are required to take a standardized test to assess suitability for law enforcement work. Applicants who pass the initial test are then required to complete a detailed supplemental application and take a standardized test for entrance to the Police Academy. The next stage in seeking employment is an interview with the Chief of Police or designee. Applicants who have a favorable interview are then scheduled for a polygraph exam, followed by a physical agility test, and a the a conditional job offer. An offer of employment is followed by a psychological test , physical exam, drug screen, and final employment offer by the Human Resource Director and City Manager.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • A United States Citizen
  • No felony convictions according to O.C.G.A. 35-8-8
  • No family violence related convictions according to O.C.G.A. 19-13-1
  • At least a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED
  • A valid Driver's License

Accepted applicants will be required to enter into a training agreement.  Georgia POST Certified Law Enforcement Officers are encouraged to apply.

The starting salary for entry level police officers is $37,422.25, with the opportunity to receive an annual education incentive of up to $2,000 for sworn personnel.

  • Starting Salary - $37,422.25
  • Starting Salary with Partial College Incentive Pay - $38,422.25
  • Starting Salary with Full College Incentive Pay - $39,422.25

An application for employment may be picked up at the police department front desk, requested by mail or click here to fill out an on line application.

 

Police

229-242-2606

229-293-3150

Chief of Police

Brian K. Childress 

Location

Valdosta Police Department
500 North Toombs Street
Valdosta, Georgia 31601

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