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Georgia State Patrol                                                                                  Job Vacancy Announcement – 111th Trooper School – Extended Closing Date
Position Title: Trooper

Link to Apply:


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 are 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 111th Trooper School. This school is contingent on approval of anticipated funding. It is anticipated that the 111th Trooper school will begin September 12, 2021. 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 assists 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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 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 that 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.).

$36,832 (while in Trooper School)
$47,350 (upon Trooper School graduation)

Trooper First Class 1- $52,583
Trooper First Class 2- $57,841
Trooper First Class 3- $63,062

CADET PROGRAM – For candidates who are interested in employment with DPS prior to Trooper School, please carefully read the following information.

We anticipate hiring Cadets for employment at Georgia State Patrol Posts prior to the start of the 111th Trooper School. Salary for Cadet is $35,080.00 annually.

Eligibility consists of the following:
• Must be an applicant for the 111th Trooper School
• Must successfully pass polygraph, background investigation, and interview for the Cadet Program
Candidates hired for the Cadet Program will continue in the process for the 111th Trooper School. We anticipate a limited number of available positions and interested candidates are encouraged to attend PT as early in the process as possible. This opportunity will be available pending funding approval and until the positions are filled. More information on this opportunity will be provided at the PT session.

Please note: Candidates for the 111th Trooper School are not required to participate in the Cadet Program to be eligible for selection to the 111th Trooper School.

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.

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.

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 exceed the minimum requirements listed below.

The following events will comprise the assessment:

WATCH: Informational video with detailed instructions on how to perform each event.

All applicants are encouraged to view the informational video to help them prepare to succeed in this step in the hiring process.

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)

1.5 Mile Run – You will be required to run 1.5 miles within 15 minutes and 34 Seconds (15:34)



Note: GPSTC locations, except for : April 10, 2021

Candidates who choose to row must adhere to the following:

· You will be required to complete a 2000-meter row and achieve a targeted VO2 max of at least 50%.

· The damper setting on the side of the Concept 2 Rower will be set to “5”.

· The time each individual must complete the 2000-meter row to achieve the 50% VO2 max standard is determined by their weight, age and gender.

Please CLICK HERE to fill in your age, weight and gender to determine the time you must complete the row to reach the 50% VO2 max standard:

Please see the following video link for tips to successfully complete the rowing:

Concept2 Rower Technique Video

Please see the following video link that will demonstrate common rowing technique errors:

Common Rowing Technique Errors Video

PT Dates for the 111th Trooper School: Applicants may attend any of the following scheduled PT sessions. Please click the following link below to access the background packet. The background packet is to be brought to the PT session.

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

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

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 August 2, 2020 (the tentative hire date for the 111th 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 of Public Safety is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Notice: Submission of your application indicates that you specifically agree to receive text messages to your cellular number (if applicable) regarding any portion of the employment process (i.e. background, oral interview, medical/psychological appointments, POST application process and Trooper School). Your submission of your application indicates that you understand your carrier’s normal messaging rates may apply for the receipt of these text messages.

For more information about this job contact:
Human Resources Division
404-624-7553 or


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