POLICE ACADEMY

Police Academy

Cobb County maintains a strong commitment to the high quality training we are known for throughout the southeast. Applicants who successfully complete the hiring process will join our team and receive full pay and benefits while undergoing 26 weeks of mandate training as part of a team of Cobb County Police recruits at our own departmental police academy. This state of the art training facility provides training well in excess of the state standard of 12 weeks to build Cobb County Police officers who are prepared to succeed in their mission serving the community through any circumstances.

The highly qualified and experienced training staff provide exceptional instruction and leadership in academic studies, practical scenarios, mindset training, de-escalation, use of force, defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operations, firearms and many other topics. In order to develop highly capable, healthy and fit police officers, physical fitness is an integral part of the training evolution. Physical fitness training consists of HIIT style workouts using mainly bodyweight exercises and running.

At the completion of mandate training, you will be prepared to transition your learning experience to the field. After graduation, officers will be dispersed to precincts across the county to begin 12 weeks of field training with a Field Training Officer. Once successfully completing field training, new officers are released to solo status.

However, the training component of your career never ends. As a member of a large and highly professional law enforcement organization, professional development and advanced training is provided in an ongoing basis throughout your career as a Cobb County Police officer.

ACADEMY TRAINING SCHEDULE

  • ORIENTATION

    Recruits participate in new hire orientation. They are introduced to Command personnel and the Training Staff. Recruits are informed of the Cobb County Police Academy Rules and Regulations and expectations of conduct. Recruits will be given a physical fitness test followed by classroom instruction.

    • Ethics and Professionalism
    • Study Strategies
    • Big Peach Running Company
    • No Harassment/Performance Appraisals
    • Criminal Law

    Physical training is done daily.

  • EVOC Training

    Physical training is done daily.

  • Classroom Instruction

    Classroom Instruction: Firearms

    • Familiarization

    Classroom Instruction

    • Peace Officer Liability
    • Internal Affairs Unit

    Physical training is done daily.

  • Firearms Training

    Monday - Friday will include physical training.

  • Techniques & Classroom Instruction

    Defensive Tactics

    Classroom instruction

    • Criminal Justice System

    Monday - Friday will include physical training.

  • Techniques & Classroom Instruction

    Pursuit Termination Techniques – PIT

    Classroom Instruction

    • Mental Health First Aid

    Physical training is done daily.

  • Classroom Instruction

    • Interpersonal Communications
    • Cultural Diversity
    • Guardian Philosophy/Cooper Model
    • Implicit Bias
    • Domestic Violence

    Physical training is done daily.

  • Classroom Instruction

    • Criminal Procedures
  • Classroom Instruction

    • Community Policing & Crime Prevention Techniques
    • Crime Victim Compensation
    • Media Relations
    • Patrol and Observation
    • CIT/Mental Health/Excited Delirium

    Physical training is done daily.

  • Classroom Instruction

    • Radio Operations/Scenarios
    • Rules of Evidence
    • Radio Operations
    • Map Reading
    • Interviews & Interrogations
    • Advanced Report Writing
    • Terrorism
    • Motor Vehicle Theft Investigation (Auto Theft)

    Physical training is done daily.

  • Classroom Instruction

    • Critical Incident Management
    • Courtroom Demeanor & Court Orientation Tour
    • Courtroom Demeanor Classroom
    • Courtroom Demeanor & Warrant Testimony
    • DT/De-escalation Training
    • HAZ-MAT/Response to Fires
  • Classroom Instruction

    • POST mid-term Comprehensive EXAM
    • PT Test #2
    • Class A Fitting
    • Crime Scene (16 hrs) & Death Investigation (2 hrs)

    Physical training is done daily.

  • Classroom Instruction

    • Bombs and Explosives
    • Sex Crimes
    • Firearms -Shotgun with L/L
    • Fingerprinting
    • Vehicle Occupant Protection
    • ASP Certification

    Physical training is done daily.

  • Firearms Training & Classroom Instruction

    Firearms - Backups/Drills

    Classroom instruction

    • Burglary
    • Crimes Against Children
    • DT/De-escalation Training
    • Robbery
    • Juvenile Offender
    • Universal Precautions

    Physical training is done daily.

  • Firearms Training & Classroom Instruction

    Patrol Rifle Certification

    Classroom instruction

    • Motor Vehicle Law (Traffic Law)
    • Motor Vehicle Law (Traffic Law)

    Physical training is done daily.

  • Classroom Instruction

    • Motor vehicle law
    • Traffic Enforcement
    • Traffic Direction
    • Accident Reporting & Investigation

    Physical training is done daily.

  • Firearms & Vehicle Training

    • Firearms – Night Fire
    • Vehicle Pullovers

    Physical training is done daily.

  • Classroom Instruction

    • GCIC
    • DT/De-escalation Training
    • GCIC
    • Taser Certification
    • OC Certification/ Exposure
    • GANGS Investigation
    • SAR Line Training
    • Pursuit Training

    Physical training is done daily.

  • Classroom Instruction

    • Organized Crime
    • Tactical Mindset
    • Controlled Substances Investigation
    • Use of Force
    • Judgmental Shooting

    Physical training is done daily.

  • Classroom Instruction

    • Technology Based Crime
    • Effective Communication
    • Building Clearing
    • Active Shooter

    Physical training is done daily.

  • Classroom Instruction

    • First Responder-CPR
    • Physical Training

    Physical training is done daily.

  • Classroom Instruction

    • Impaired Driving & SFST
    • Traffic Stop Refresher Squad

    Physical training is done daily.

  • Classroom Instruction

    • Traffic Stop Refresher
    • EVOC (Refresher)
    • FTO Assist Training

    Physical training is done daily.

  • Classroom Instruction

    • NIMS 700a & 100a
    • K-9
    • Arson
    • Criminal Procedure (Refresher)
    • DT/De-escalation

    Physical training is done daily.

  • Officer Survival Training

    Officer Survival (includes 8 hrs of vehicle pullovers)

    Physical training is done daily.

  • Classroom Instruction

    • POST FINAL Comprehensive EXAM
    • Fitness Test # 3
    • Gas Mask
    • RMS, MFR, OSSI Reports and Accidents

    Monday - Friday will include physical training.

  • Classroom Instruction & Graduation

    • Report/Group Familiarization
    • EVOC (Refresher)
    • Full Dispatch Scenario Day
    • Closing Documents/Exit Interviews
    • FTO Overview
    • Family Arrives
    • Swearing-in Ceremony
    • Graduation

Internal Affairs Recruiting and Background Unit
770-528-3812

Captain Kitchens
770-528-3813
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Lieutenant Trulove
770-528-3814
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Sergeant Williams
770-528-3815
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Detective Kearney
770-499-3938
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Detective Wilson
770-528-2133
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Detective Killing
770-499-4131
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Detective Malone
770-499-4502
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Detective Mathis
770-499-3844
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Detective Staton
770-528-3824
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If you have QUESTIONS regarding our hiring process, please email us at:

770-528-3812
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Commitment - Service - Partnership

The Cobb County Police Department is known throughout the Southeast for our commitment to professionalism, public trust, and excellence in performance.

Our training program surpasses all requirements mandated by state regulations and delivers high credentials that our personnel are known for around the country.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Cobb County Government is an equal opportunity employer. Cobb County Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Tim Cox, Chief of Police
545 S. Fairground St
Marietta, GA 30060

Headquarters: (770) 499-3900

HQ Business Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 11 p.m.

CALEA

The Cobb County Police Department is proud to be nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).