The City of Kennesaw Police Department is a progressive and innovative agency serving a diverse population of over 30,000 in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Kennesaw was named "One of America's Top 10 Cities for Families" by Family Circle Magazine in 2007. The city was also recognized in 2009 as one of the "Top 25 Cities and Towns with the Best American Values" by Newsmax magazine.
The Kennesaw Police Department is currently accredited by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP) and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
The Department is actively recruiting Police Officers. Physical agility tests will be conducted Quarterly on the 3rd Friday of the month (Jan, April, July, and October), at 7 am. Applications will be provided at that time upon successful completion of the physical agility test.
Being a member of the Kennesaw Police Department not only offers an exciting chance to work in a vibrant and rapidly growing community, but also offers one of the best benefits packages in the metro area.
Take Home Car Program
Education Incentives (Tuition Reimbursement/Additional Pay based on Education)
Georgia Municipal Association Retirement Program
The first step in the hiring process is successful completion of the physical agility test. Applications will be provided upon successful completion of the physical agility testing. No appointment for testing is necessary. Please dress in appropriate attire for physical exercise and bring a photo ID. All physical agility testing is conducted at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive. The test consists of 29 sit-ups and 21 push-ups in one minute; sit and reach 17 inches; vertical jump 17 inches; and 300 meter run in 64 seconds.
All Police Applicants are required to complete the following:
Physical Agility Test (complete before applying)
Ga. POST Academy Entrance Exam (Ga. POST Certified Officers are Exempt)
Hiring Board Interview
The City of Kennesaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Kennesaws proud heritage is honored and remembered on the grounds of the City Cemetery.
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Morning dog walking is invigorating and enjoyable at Swift-Cantrell Park.
City officials and business owners cut the ribbon to showcase a new opening.
Police officers start the recruiting process early.
Shop at our Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods & other items from May-October.
Mayor Mathews invites future community leaders to participate in City Council meetings.
The Police Honor Guard is specially trained to represent the department at formal functions.
The Civil War era comes to life at the Southern Museum and in annual battle re-enactments.
The annual Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival features a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned contest.
Gather your paints brushes or camera and get inspired at Smith-Gilbert Gardens.
Enthusiastic and dedicated staff provide first-rate support of the citys trails, parks and facilities.
Hundreds of volunteers maintain the beautiful flora at the 16 acre Smith-Gilbert Gardens.
The Citys two community parks offer families hours of recreation and relaxation.
Children celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree in the Garden at Swift-Cantrell Park.
Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park offers a bird-eye view of the city and surrounding area.
A new pedestrian underpass provides safe passage between Main St. and the Depot.
The City offers free wireless internet in parks & city facilities.
The Annual Big Shanty Festival features crafts, food, & shows attracting over 50,000 visitors.