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Manchester Police Department has openings for the position of police officer. The department is currently accepting applications for Ga POST certified officers, (preferred), and non-certified candidates. 

Manchester has a population of approximately 4000 citizens and is located in southern Meriwether county and a small portion of northern Talbot county, about 35 miles north of Columbus and 70 miles south of Atlanta


Manchester Police officers are expected to demonstrate competency and professionalism while providing law enforcement services for our citizens. They will perform a wide range of law enforcement functions including but not limited to making arrests, serving warrants, issuing traffic citations, city ordinance violation summons, working traffic accidents, patrolling neighborhoods and business districts, answering calls for service through MPD dispatch and Meriwether 911, crowd control, community policing, and general enforcement of the law. 

Minimum Requirements:

   Must be 21 years of age

   Must be a U.S. Citizen

   Must have a high school diploma or equilavent

   Must have a valid driver's license

   Must have no felony convictions

   Successful completion oral interview and background check

   Check of criminal and traffic history

   Must pass a drug screen and polygraph

   Non-certified candidates must successfully complete mandate school

   Certified candidates must be in good standing with POST


   Medical Insurance for employee paid by the city

   POAB retirement paid by the city

   GMA retirement paid by the city

   Life insurance paid by the city

   Vision and dental offered at low cost to employee

   Accrued annual and sick leave

   Holiday pay  (12 days)

   Issued equipment such as uniforms, service weapon, back up weapon, body cam, patrol rifle, less lethal               weapon, taser, body armor, tint meter, alco sensor, MDT with GCIC capability, take-home vehicle 35 mile               (radius)

   12 hour shifts

   Overtime available, paid with time and a half hourly wage or time and a half comp time (your choice)


   Entry level non-certified candidates annual salary $37,206, after completion of mandate and FTO salary goes       to $39,435 

   Entry level POST certified candidates annual salary $39,435, after completion of 12 month probation period           salary goes to $41,664

   Salaries based on employee working 2229 hours annually 

 Applications can be obtained on our website, or may be picked up at the Manchester Police Department Administration Building at 122 2nd Street Manchester, Ga. The City of Manchester is an equal opportunity employer and these positions will remain open until filled. 

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