STEP 1
APPLY

  1. APPLY ONLINE–City of Savannah Application
  2. SCMPD will contact applicants by e-mail if they are eligible for testing.  
  3. Questions?  Contact the City of Savannah Human Resources Department
    • Call HR at (912) 651-6484

STEP 2
TESTING

Testing Requirements for Applicants

  • Successful completion of a 7 module Criti-Call Communications Exam
  • Submit Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council Application
  • Interview for Employment
  • Fingerprinting
  • Successfully pass Background Investigation and Driver History Check
  • Medical Exam

STEP 3
TRAINING

Training Course for New Officers

Must complete training course for new communications officers. Increases in pay earned upon completion of each phase.

  • Communications Officer Orientation
  • Communications Phase 1 – Call Taking / Emergency Medical Service Dispatch Training
  • Communications Phase 2 – Records / Municipal Agency Training
  • Communications Phase 3 – Primary Dispatch Channel Training
  • Georgia Mandated 40 hour Basic Communications Officer Course.
  • Emergency Medical Dispatch / CPR Certification
  • Georgia Crime Information Center Terminal Operator Certification
  • National Incident Management Certifications

The SCMPD pays for all training, uniforms and gear.