The Georgia State Patrol is Hiring!!


Job Vacancy Announcement 101st Trooper School

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Georgia State Patrol – Trooper

Be a part of an elite group of men and women who serves, protects, and defends the people of the State of Georgia, while preserving the rights and dignity of all. We’re looking for the best and the brightest, who can handle a never ending variety of situations and people. You will receive the very best technical, physical, and law enforcement training while gaining skills that will put you at the top of your game. We invest thousands of dollars in your training that consistently result in competence, capability, professionalism and confidence building.  As a Georgia State Trooper you will find a challenging career providing assistance to citizens, insuring traffic safety, and promoting peace and order throughout the state. Come join us and experience the greatest camaraderie and teamwork in a unique environment that delivers law enforcement at the highest possible standard!

The Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for the 101st Trooper School. This school is contingent on approval of anticipated funding. It is anticipated that the 101st Trooper school will begin May 21, 2017.

If you are a currently certified peace officer, please carefully read the following:

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) is unable to reimburse other law enforcement agencies for training expenses as defined by § 35-8-22. Therefore, DPS has determined that any currently certified peace officer as defined in § 35-8-2 will not be considered for employment with DPS until at least 24 months after the completion of basic mandate training as of May 21, 2017 (the tentative hire date for the 101st Trooper School). This will not apply to candidates who were not employed by another Georgia law enforcement agency while completing basic mandate training. We strongly encourage you to re-apply once you have worked for your current agency for 24 months after completion of mandate training.

The department has immediate staffing needs statewide. All assignments will be made based on the operational needs of the department, taking into consideration the current home location of the selected applicants.

Duties & Responsibilities: Under close supervision, patrols highways and roads to enforce traffic and criminal laws. Investigates traffic crashes and provides assistance to motorists. Assists other law enforcement agencies in enforcing traffic and criminal laws, and ensuring safety of the general population. Participates in criminal prosecution. DPS offers a number of opportunities for specialized assignments for Troopers throughout their career.


Annual Salary Minimum
$36,110 (while in Trooper School)
$46,422 (upon Trooper School graduation)





Trooper First Class 1– $51,522

Trooper First Class 2– $56,707

Trooper First Class 3 – $61,825


Veteran’s Benefits
Eligible veterans for GI Bill benefits can receive 18 months’ worth of stipend pay from the Veteran’s Administration in addition to the salary paid by DPS while in the academy and during on the job training after graduation. The current OJT rates vary by which GI Bill the veteran selects and time of service.


Minimum Training & Experience:  Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, possess a diploma from an accredited high school or G.E.D, and must be 21 years old upon graduation from Trooper School.
Applicants must also successfully pass the pre-employment process which includes the background investigation and polygraph, oral interview, physical fitness test, psychological and medical evaluations, and meet other requirements for certification as a peace officer set by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.).


Physical Fitness Standards: The Physical Fitness Program is an evaluation of absolute standards (same job = same standard).  These standards are based upon Cooper Institute standards reflective of the minimum fitness level an individual must possess to perform their job regardless of their age or gender.  The following events will comprise the assessment:


Event Minimum Standard
        1.5 mile run 15:34 (15 mins: 34 secs)
Push Ups (#) 21 in 1 minute (rest in the up position)
Sit Ups (#) 30 in one minute (hands held over the ears, rest in the up position)



Please note that these are the minimum standards for consideration for employment. The Trooper School cadets will be required to be at a much higher level of fitness which includes long distance running for cardiovascular endurance.  It is highly suggested that applicants implement physical training programs that will prepare them to far exceed the minimum requirements listed above.


Remaining PT Dates for the 101st Trooper School:



o   Wednesday, 01/11/2017 – 11:00 AM

McEachern High School – Park in the North parking lot and meet on the track

2400 New Macland Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127


o   Saturday, 01/14/2017 – 10:00 AM

GSP Post 8 Madison – Meet in the parking lot

1060 Monticello Rd. , Madison, 30650


o   Saturday, January 28, 20179:00am– Forsyth



Medical Standards: Minimum vision of 20/60 uncorrected in each eye, and corrected to 20/40 or better in both eyes with glasses or contact lenses. Additional medical standards must be met prior to final offer of employment.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior military service
  • Prior experience as a Law Enforcement Officer
  • Current employment with the Georgia Department of Public Safety



The Department of Public Safety is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Link to Apply:



For more information about this job contact:

Human Resources Division
404-624-7553 or


1 Comment

  1. I’m in the military but planning on getting out and want to persue a career with the Georgia state patrol. Is there anything that I can do while I’m still in the military to help me with the application process?

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