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Prior to becoming a police officer, a number of requirements must be met. These include a High School diploma and being over the age of 21.


  1. Must be a US Citizen (POST requirement)
  2. High School diploma (or GED equivalent)
  3. Must possess a valid Georgia Class C Driver's License
  4. Must be 21 years of age
  5. No felony convictions during your lifetime
  6. No termination for cause from a local, state, or national civil service organization 
  7. If certified, must maintain a valid POST Certification with required 20 hours of training
  8. No discharge from any military organization less than honorable

The above requirements are not all-inclusive.