PAY & BENEFITS
Cobb County Police Department offers competitive pay and benefits.
Entry Level Police Officer: $50,377
Lateral Officer Pay: Lateral entry applicants will be given credit for years of service and placed accordingly in the Step in Grade pay scale.
- Evening Shift officers receive an additional $0.50/hour.
- Morning Shift officers receive an additional $1.00/hour.
Education Incentive Pay
- Associates Degree: $1,000 [$250 per quarter]
- Bachelor's Degree: $2,000 [$500 per quarter]
- Master's Degree: $3,000 [$750 per quarter]
- Take Home Vehicle Program
- Hazardous Duty Pay - where applicable
- On-Call for Court Pay
- Paid Overtime
$4,000 Hiring Incentive for Non-Lateral Police Officer Applicants
$8,000 Hiring incentive for Lateral Police Officers
A hiring incentive is offered to both Lateral and non-lateral recruits who meet specific criteria along with completion of phase II training. The Cobb County Police Department requires a commitment of three years from the date of hire. If voluntary separation occurs prior to the three year commitment, the incentive must be paid back on a pro-rated basis.
- Long Term Disability
Free Wellness Clinic
A free health clinic is available for all Cobb County Employees and their dependents who have insurance with Cobb County. The clinic offers sick and well checks and many prescription medications at no cost to the employee.
The Cobb County Police Academy has been approved by the Georgia Department of Veterans Service as an on-the-job-training program. If you are a veteran and have contributed to the G.I. Bill, you will be eligible to receive monetary benefits while in the academy, throughout your training program and your first 18 months working test period. This is in addition to your police salary.
Uniforms and Equipment
All uniforms and job related equipment are provided by the Cobb County Police Department at no cost to you.
Tuition Reimbursement is available for you while you complete a college degree or certification. Reimbursable amounts are dependent upon available funding and will be proportionately distributed to all pre-approved applicants on a quarterly basis.
Several of our precincts have fitness centers with both strength and aerobic training equipment and are open 24 hours a day. Additional facilities are located at police headquarters and the Department of Public Safety Training Center.
Paid Vacation Leave
- 13 days per year / 1 year of service
- 15 days per year / 5 years of service
- 20 days per year / 10 years of service
- 22 days per year / 15 years of service
- 25 days per year / 20 years of service
11 paid holidays per year
Paid Sick Leave
Accumulates at 4.0 hours per biweekly
Paid Military Leave
Up to 18 days per year
Bereavement Leave Policy
Full-time employees will receive up to  days of bereavement leave with pay for  hours. Employees working in part time positions shall be eligible for bereavement leave equal to  part-time days off with pay.
Parental Leave Policy
Eligible full-time employees will receive six weeks paid time off to care for and bond with their newborn or newly adopted child. All eligible employees must be employed full-time at least one full year of service, having worked a least 1,250 hours during the last 12 consecutive months. Employee must have given birth to a child, be the spouse of the individual who has given birth to a child or adopted a child (adopted child must be age 17 or younger).