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ATLANTA, GA (CBS46) The Atlanta Police Department is looking to increase its numbers by hosting a hiring event on February 13.

In October Atlanta City Council approved a $10 million funding increase for APD. With the funding, the department was able to increase new officer pay to $48,500.

Those interested in becoming an officer can attend the event starting at 7 p.m. at the City of Atlanta Public Safety Headquarters on Peachtree Street SW. Applicants will be interviewed during the event and are required to have the following documents:

  • Copy of your high school diploma, certified high school transcripts or G.E.D. certificate 
  • A copy or your original social security card
  • A copy of your birth certificate for the Bureau of Vital Statistics
  • A copy of your current valid state driver's license 
  • Two (2) passport style photographs
  • An original copy of your driver's record, including the past seven (7) years history transcript from the Department of Motor Vehicles in EVERY state in which you have every held a valid driver's license
  • Qualifying SAT, ACT, COMPASS, CPE or Accuplacer test scores will be accepted.

Applicants should come dressed in business attire, arrive early and plan to be at the event for a few hours. 

For additional information, contact APD Background and Recruitment Unit at 404-546-7650.

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