Employment Opportunities  >>  Public Safety

Police Officer

City of Valdosta

Posted: Sep. 11, 2018

End Date: Sep. 24, 2018


Type: Full Time

Salary/Pay Rate:  $34,540.90

  • Pay Grade: 14
    • Basic Police Officer Recruit Salary - $34,540.90
    • Basic Police Officer Salary (with Police Accreditation bonus) - $38,099.52
    • Starting Salary with Partial College Incentive Pay and Police Accreditation - $39,099.48
    • Starting Salary with Full College Incentive Pay and Police Accreditation- $40,099.44
  • Department: Police
  • Facility: Valdosta Police
  • City/State: Valdosta, Georgia
  • Announcement Type: Internal/External

Position Overview

The City of Valdosta Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer. Position involves a variety of law enforcement tasks, including but not limited to, assure protection of people and property; patrols assigned geographic area of the city; responds to calls relayed by the dispatcher including domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, and others; conducts preliminary inquiries, field interviews, and follow-up investigations.

Salary Enhancement

Partial College Incentive Pay

Candidates who have successfully completed all major course work or all core curriculum toward their criminal justice related Associates Degree, as required for continuation toward a Bachelor’s Degree, as determined by the Chief of Police or his designee, are eligible to receive a bonus of $1,000.00 to their annual base salary.

Full College Incentive Pay

Candidates who have successfully obtained a Bachelor’s degree in a criminal justice related field, as recognized by the University System of Georgia, are eligible to receive a yearly bonus of $2,000.00 to their annual base salary.


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

  • Must satisfactorily complete a background investigation, oral interview, polygraph test, physical agility test, psychological and emotional stability test, pre-employment physical and drug screen

  • Georgia POST Certified Law Enforcement Officers are encouraged to apply.


Please complete a City of Valdosta Application form and email it to LaToya Robinson at covhr@valdostacity.com to be considered for the position you are interested in applying for. An application must be submitted for each position you are interested in applying for. A resume and cover letter may be attached as additional information only. You may apply in person at the City of Valdosta Human Resources Department, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601.

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The City of Valdosta offers competitive salary with excellent benefits package. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify employer.

Posted by Admin June 14, 2018 Categories: $30k - $40k Full Time