STEP 1
WHY SCMPD

  • NEW HIGHER SALARIES–certified police officers start at $39,230!! For more information click here!
  • The SCMPD is now offering bonuses to officers who are already certified and pay incentives for all recruits and officers with a 4-year college degree and/or active duty military service.   For more information click here!
  • Comprised of more than 600 sworn officers and 200 civilian employees, we are always actively recruiting qualified men and women who have a passion to serve.
  • Savannah is historical community, just a few miles from the beach.
  • We patrol more than 600 miles of land area that ranges from dense, urban populations to to rural areas.
  • We are a diversified police department that fully embraces the philosophy of community oriented policing.
  • Close military ties with Savannah’s Hunter Army Airfield; Ft. Stewart is just a few miles to the south and Parris Island is to the north.
  • The SCMPD is an equal opportunity employer.

STEP 1
APPLY

  1. APPLY ONLINE–City of Savannah Application
    • Click Here to Apply
    • Scan & Upload Documents in PDF format onto the online application before submitting.
  2. You will be contacted by SCMPD via e-mail if eligible for testing.  Please be sure to check your e-mail Inbox and Spam/Junk folders. 

STEP 2
TESTING

  1. Approximately 2-4 Days
    • Select Testing Dates in Savannah  For testing dates click here!  
    • Georgia Peace Officers Standards & Training Exam (i.e. Compass, SAT, ACT)
    • Physical Fitness Assessment
    • Oral Board
    • Polygraph Exam
  2. Approximately 4-8 Weeks
    • Background Investigation
  3. Approximately 2-4 Days
    • Conditional Offer (PLEASE NOTE: this does NOT guarantee employment)
    • Final Interview for Employment
    • Medical Exam
    • Psychological Evaluation
    • Fingerprinting

STEP 3
TRAINING

35-week Training Course for Newly Certified Officers

  1. 11 WEEKS– Georgia Mandated Peace Officer Training Course.
  2. 8 WEEKS– New Officer Basic Course at SCMPD.
  3. 16 WEEKS– Problem-Based Learning / “Hands-on” Field Training.

The SCMPD pays for all training, uniforms and gear.

There is a 12-month probationary employment period that starts after completion of the 27-week (Newly Certified Officers) or 16-week (Prior Certified Officers) training period.

Have questions not already addressed on the webpage?  Contact the Recruiting unit.  

E-Mail the Recruiting Unit

Call the Recruiting unit (912) 651-4226

QUICK LINKS

PAY AND BENEFITS

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PAY AND BENEFITS

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TESTING PROCESS

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TESTING PROCESS

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TESTING DATES

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TESTING DATES

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UPCOMING JOB FAIRS

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UPCOMING JOB FAIRS

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STEP FORWARD - APPLY NOW

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STEP FORWARD - APPLY NOW

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Sgt. Sean Carr is the Supervisor of SCMPD Recruiting. (912) 651-4226

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SCMPD RECRUITING

E-mail Sgt. Carr