The Atlanta Police Academy prides itself on our rigorous physical and academic training standards and methodology. In fact, for some recruits, the Academy may be the most challenging academic, emotional, physical and psychological undertaking you have ever experienced.
After being hired as a recruit, your first physical training test will be conducted within four business days. Thereafter, your academy experience will consist of at least:
- 80+ hours of physical training
- 80 hours of defensive training
- 48 hours of firearms training
- Hundreds of hours of classroom instruction
By the end of your academy experience, our goal is to help you achieve the greatest physical conditioning of your life, and to be well-prepared mentally and physically to protect yourself and those around you in our communities.