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Police Officer Recruiting


The City is accepting applications for future police officer openings from September 2, 2014, until September 13, 2015, for its next Police Recruiting Process.  Interested applicants should complete the online application form on the bottom of the Human Resources page, and review the City's recruiting process (below).

Please Note:  Anyone who has applied online since September 2, 2014, does not need to apply again.

Any recruiting questions should be directed to Capt. Byers at 678.474.1569 or by email to .

Upcoming Police Officer Applicant Testing

Police Officer applicants who pass the initial screening of their resume submission will be sent an email notice regarding our Police Officer Candidate Testing to be held at scheduled times September 16 through 19, 2015. The initial testing is the written test.  Applicants who pass the written test will also undergo the physical fitness assessment.

Only those applicants who receive an email from the City will be permitted to test. These applicants should R.S.V.P. as instructed and bring their completed forms to check-in.

Steps of the Hiring Process

There are ten steps to the Police Officer hiring process:

Step 1 - Application for Employment

All applicants must complete the online submission process, which includes your resume and salary requirements. If selected for further consideration, you will also be asked to complete an Authorization for Release of personal records.

Resumes will not be accepted by email, in person, by mail, or any other delivery method in-lieu of online submission via the link provided. False or misleading information at any stage of the recruiting process will result in immediate disqualification from the process.

Step 2 - Written Examination

A standardized written test will be administered to all applicants who have passed the Physical Agility Test. If you fail, you may retake the written test after 6 months if we offer another testing date during that time period.

Step 3 - Physical Agility Test

The Physical Agility Test (PAT) is designed to measure strength, agility and endurance. The physical fitness test standard is: 1.5-mile run (18 min. 30 sec.); 300-meter sprint (90 sec.); push-ups (10 in 1 min.); sit-ups (12 in 1 min.).

The test/standards are pass/fail and apply to both male and female applicants.

Step 4 - Oral Interview

An interview to assess your decision making skills, communication skills and judgment ability will be conducted by the Department. Only those candidates who pass the oral interview will move forward in the selection process.

Step 5 - Conditional Offer of Employment

A conditional offer of employment will be made to qualified applicants once an opening is available. This offer is contingent upon the applicant successfully completing and passing the remaining steps of the hiring process.

Step 6 - Background Investigation

All applicants will submit to a complete Background Investigation. As part of the background investigation, we will check the applicant's employment history, criminal history, credit history, education and military records as well as personal references. Please note that the background investigation is ongoing and may begin as soon as the application for employment is received.

Step 7 - Polygraph

All positions in the Police Department require the applicant to submit to a Polygraph Examination. A contractor employed by the City will administer polygraphs. If results indicate deception, the applicant will be given the opportunity to explain, deny or admit the deception. A second examination maybe administered at the discretion of the Police Department, if it is determined to be necessary for consideration of the applicant continuing in the process. The decision to remove an applicant from the hiring process will not be based solely on the outcome of a Polygraph.

Step 8 - Medical Evaluation/Drug Screen

The Medical Evaluation is thorough, and it is essential that you be in excellent health with no conditions which would restrict your ability to safely perform work. This exam will include but is not limited to the following: EKG, Substance Abuse Screening, Medical Exam and a TB Test.

Step 9 - Psychological Evaluation

The Psychological Evaluation consists of written psychological tests as well an individual oral interview and evaluation by a contracted party on factors related to successful performance in the difficult and stressful job of Police Officer. The information evaluated includes psychological tests as well as the background findings.

Step 10 - Hiring Interview with the Chief of Police

Once the application and hiring process has been completed, the applicant will be interviewed by the Johns Creek Chief of Police. This process serves as a way for the future officer and the Chief to become familiar with one another and to ensure that the officer has an understanding of what is expected of him/her while employed with the City of Johns Creek.

Steps 6-9 may not necessarily occur in this order.

Sworn Officer Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:
  • Must be a US Citizen (POST standard)
  • Must be able to hear within the normal audible range (200 to 8000 Hz) with or without correction
  • Must have 20/20 vision with or without correction
  • High School diploma (or GED equivalent)
  • Must possess a valid Georgia Class C Driver's License
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • No felony convictions during your lifetime
  • No termination for cause from a local, state, or national civil service or other merit system
  • No convictions for DUI/DWI within the past three years. No more than one conviction of DUI/DWI in your lifetime
  • If certified, must maintain a valid POST Certification with required 20 hours of training

The above requirements are not all-inclusive. Please see the JCPD Officer Job Description.


The City of Johns Creek offers a comprehensive employee benefits package. For more information, contact Human Resources:

City of Johns Creek
Human Resources Division
12000 Findley Road, Suite 400
Johns Creek, GA 30097

678.512.3200 or HR@JohnsCreekGA.gov

E-Verify ID:  100011

The City of Johns Creek is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   EEOP Short Form