Minimum Employment Criteria

  • 21 years of age for Certified Patrol Officers – 18 years of age for Jail Officers
  • High School diploma or State issued GED
  • Valid Georgia drivers license
  • No adverse driving record
  • No DUI’s (driving under the influence) within the past seven (7) years
  • Honorable Discharge if prior Military Veteran and you have completed your required active service
  • US Citizen for Certified and Detention Officers
  • No felony convictions
  • No “guilty” pleas under the First Offender Act
  • No family violence convictions
  • No illegal drug usage, including marijuana, within the past twelve (12) months
  • NO usage of “hard” drugs including but not limited to: cocaine, LSD, crank/crack, ecstasy, heroin or mushrooms