With an authorized strength of more than 2000 sworn officers, the Atlanta Police Department is the largest law enforcement agency in the State of Georgia, and a dedicated, high-profile force for positive change in our communities.
A full-service police agency, the Department has adopted a community-oriented philosophy and relies heavily upon community input and collaborative problem-solving strategies. It is through heightened community involvement in public safety matters that the Atlanta Police Department will most effectively address its many priorities, including, but not limited to youth-related crime, domestic violence and the perception of crime in Atlanta.
The delivery of professional police services in Atlanta is coordinated through the three divisions and one bureau of the Atlanta Police Department, and includes:
- Routine services such as uniform patrol operations, criminal investigations, technical and administrative support services, and the regulation of vehicles for hire.
- Around-the-clock emergency police response facilitated by strategically located police precincts throughout the City and at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
- Citizen Advisory Councils and Neighborhood Planning Units representing 139 separate neighborhoods, which promote citizen input for Departmental decisions
- Numerous mini-precincts, foot patrols and bicycle patrols, encouraging personalized policing and frequent citizen-officer interaction
After only five (5) years of service, you become eligible for promotion to Supervisor. After only three (3) years of service, you become eligible for promotion to Investigator, Senior Police Officer/Field Training Officer, or a variety of specialized units, including (click any linked unit names for pictures and more details):