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Police Officer Cadet

City of Johns Creek

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Are you passionate about serving your community, upholding the law, and making a difference? If you have the drive We invite you to embark on a fulfilling career in law enforcement as a Police Officer Cadet.

At the City, we're committed to providing aspiring law enforcement professionals with the opportunity to start their journey toward becoming fully-fledged police officers. This is your chance to learn from the ground up, gaining the essential knowledge, skills, and experience required to uphold justice, maintain public safety, and be a force for good in our community.

To learn about the steps in the police cadet recruiting process, click here.


  • Competitive Compensation: We offer a competitive wage: $26.49 to $41.73/hour with a potential salary of $91,137.80 for an 84-hour schedule, healthcare, fantastic retirement benefits, including 12% of your base pay to 401a, $1 for $1 up to 5% match in the 457(b) retirement plans with financial adviser services available at no additional cost (this could be a total of 22%!), a take-home car if you live within 35 miles after completing the field training program, Currently, the City is offering a $5,000 sign-on bonus after completing field training program.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: You'll have access to state-of-the-art equipment and technology, empowering you to excel in your duties and keep our community safe.
  • Community-First Philosophy: At Johns Creek, we prioritize community engagement and partnership. You'll have the chance to build strong, positive relationships with the residents you serve, fostering trust and mutual respect.
  • Career Advancement: At Johns Creek, your career progression is a priority. We offer various career paths, from specialized units to leadership positions, to help you achieve your professional goals.
  • Advanced Training and Development: Our commitment to your growth never wavers. We offer continuous training and educational opportunities, ensuring you remain at the forefront of law enforcement practices. This is even after we have you go through POST training (see below).


In this entry-level role, you will attend a POST (Peace Officers Standards and Training) approved basic police academy. Under the close supervision of experienced professionals, you will develop the technical knowledge, essential skills, and physical capabilities required to excel in the field of police service. After the successful completion of the basic academy you will be sworn in as a Georgia certified police officer.


The City of Johns Creek is a vibrant jewel nestled in the thriving northeast suburbs of Metro Atlanta. As the 9th largest city in Georgia, we take pride in our community of 85,000 residents and 250 dedicated employees who contribute to its growth and well-being. Established in December of 2006, Johns Creek has emerged as a beacon of safety in Georgia, consistently earning high marks on's rankings. We aim to be pioneers in health, wellness, and innovation, continually drawing residents and businesses from all corners to call Johns Creek their home.


We're looking for someone who can ultimately work an 84-hour schedule while meeting the following qualifications:

  • US Citizen
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Georgia driver's license
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Insurable driving record, class C
  • Ability to hear within the normal audible range with or without correction
  • 20/20 vision with or without correction
  • No felony convictions
  • No marijuana use in the last three years
  • No illegal drug usage
  • Physical fitness and agility test
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to uphold the highest standards of integrity and professionalism

If you're passionate, driven, and committed to making a difference, we want to hear from you!

If you are already POST-certified, please apply here. If you have any questions about the recruiting process, please email


The City of Johns Creek is a drug free workplace and all positions are subject to the candidate successfully passing a background screening.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


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