ACTIVE OFFICER BENEFITS

The Atlanta Police Department is committed to creating and maintaining one of the elite law enforcement agencies in America. An important part of this commitment is our ability to provide our officers with the compensation, benefits, support and resources they need to continuously answer the call.

Details of the benefits and programs we proudly provide officers include:

GEORGIA POLICE ANNUITY FUND

The POAB Fund of Georgia serves as a supplemental retirement plan for state and local law enforcement officers in the state of Georgia. 

  • You contribute $25/month member contribution 
  • After 30 years, members receive $900 month
    • $30 for every year of contributions
457B Deferred Compensation Account

This retirement plan is optional for City of Atlanta employees. You can contribute up to 4.25% into your 457B account, and the city will match your contributions.

Contributions can be up to $20,500 a year.

You can check your account information HERE

Any questions?

Contact Paul Cimino

Email: Paul.Cimino@prudential.com

Phone: 404-450-2559

Or Schedule an appointment with him HERE

CITY OF ATLANTA EDUCATION INCENTIVE

The City of Atlanta offers an education incentive for officers who have a Bachelors degree and an Associates degrees. The amounts are as follows:

  • Bachelors Degree: $4,200 per year
  • Associates Degree: $2,100 per year

If you have any questions please reach out to Rodney Evans: REvans@atlantaga.gov

EDUCATION REIMBURSEMENT

Through the Atlanta Police Foundation, we offer a tuition reimburement program. This benefit is eligable after two years of employment with the City. The Foundation offers $1,500 a semester/$3,000 per calendar year to further your education.

For more information please click HERE

CITY OF ATLANTA LIFE INSURANCE

Through the City of Atlanta, we offer a Life Insurance Policy of $40,000 for all city employees.

As well as,

The Atlanta Police Foundation and Peachtree Presbyterian Church have partnered to provide a $100,000 Life Insurance Policy for all sworn Atlanta Police Department officers. The partnership was established to honor the memory of APD RED DOG officer Mark Cross, who was killed in the line of duty by a drug suspect on April 23, 2005.

The $100,000 CHUBB Life Insurance Policy:

  • Is a benefit to all sworn Atlanta police officers killed in the line of duty
  • Additionally offers occupational accidental death & dismemberment benefits
GENERAL QUESTIONS

Personnel Unit

Lt. Melissa Wessels

Email: MMWessels@atlantaga.gov

Office: 404-546-7131

Cell: 404-985-6130

401A Tax-Deferred Retirement Account

This is a mandatory retirement plan for City of Atlanta employees. Employees contribute 3.75% of their salary and that 3.75% is then matched by the City of Atlanta totaling 7.5%.

You can check your account information HERE

Any questions?

Contact Paul Cimino

Email: Paul.Cimino@prudential.com

Phone: 404-450-2559

Or Schedule an appointment with him HERE

PENSION

Under the new pension, employees are mandated to contribute 8% of their salary with a 1% multiplier. You will retire with 30% of your top 120 months (10 years) of pay. 

There is an annual cost of living adjustment, it is limited to 1%. 

SPANISH LANGUAGE INCENTIVE

The City of Atlanta offers a $1,200 incentive for fluent Spanish speakers. Individuals must pass an exam to receive the incentive and every two years to maintain the incentive.

If you have any questions please contact Sgt. Charles Long: CLLong@atlantaga.gov

Health Insurance Options

The City of Atlanta offers a comprehensive health benefits plan for its employees. The two providers offers are Athem and Kaiser.

For more information please click HERE

OPERATION HOPE

Operation Hope is an organization that assists employees with credit, money management counseling, and home ownership guidance.

For more information please contact:

Ms. Yajaira Lugo

Email: apd-ylugo@atlantaga.gov

Phone: 404-400-9954

Civil Service Protected Positions

About Us

Section 114-79 of the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances states, “There shall be a civil service board, which shall be the official protector of the civil service system. The Civil Service Board shall consist of five (5) members, who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council and shall hold office for a term of three (3) years.  The Mayor can also assign three (3) additional ad hoc board members.”

The Civil Service Board is made up of citizens of the City of Atlanta recommended by the Mayor and confirmed by the Atlanta City Council.

Filing an Appeal

All appeals to the Civil Service Board shall be initiated by filing a written notice of appeal with the Commissioner of Human Resources, in accordance with the procedures established in the Code of Ordinances. Unless otherwise provided, the notice of appeal shall be filed and postmarked within five (5) days after the later of:

  • The date when the employee receives final written notice of the action or decision, or the date the final notice is delivered by certified mail to the last known address or date of last delivery attempt by certified mail to the last known address, as documented by the United States Postal Service.
  • The effective date of the action or decision.

Civil Service Board appeal packets include the following:

Completed appeal packets can be forwarded to AtlantaCSB@AtlantaGA.gov

What Actions Can Be Appealed

  • Adverse actions.
    • Suspension without pay
    • Demotion
    • Dismissal
  • Removal from eligible list.
  • Disqualification for reemployment.
  • Failure to follow procedures of layoff or reduction in force.
  • Unjust coercion or reprisal.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE 457B OR 401A ACCOUNTS

Prudential Representative – Investments for the City of Atlanta 

Contact Paul Cimino

Email: Paul.Cimino@prudential.com

Phone: 404-450-2559

Or Schedule an appointment with him HERE