Governments of Floyd County and City of Rome, GA


Job Type Rome Police Department
Salary Non-Certified - $18.26/hour
Government City of Rome
Published 08/24/2020
Closes 12/31/2020
Apply for this job



  • October 1, 2020                                  Deadline for Applications and background check info received.                                                                                               

  • October 19-20, 2020                          Physical Agility Test

  • October 22-23, 2020                          Initial Interviews 

  • November 1 – Dec. 01, 2020            Background Investigation

  • December 14, 2020                             Start Rookie School

  • January 7 – March 26, 2021               Mandate School – GPSTC (Rome, GA)

The following documents must be provided to the HR Department with your application

·          High School Diploma/GED Certificate

·          Valid Driver’s License

·          Social Security Card

·          Birth Certificate

·          Compass Exam Results (Accuplacer, Compass, ASSET, ACT, SAT)

·          DD-214 (if applicable- discharge from military service)

·          Miscellaneous Documents – optional (other documents you would like considered such as college degrees, EMT certification, related training certificates, etc.)


General Description:

This full-time position is responsible for enforcement of federal, state and local laws and the protection of life and property. Successful candidates must be able to complete basic peace officer certification school. A dditional pay incentives are available to candidates who are already POST Certified and POST Certified candidates with at least one year experience. Educational incentives are available to candidates with at least 30 semester college credit hours, an Associates or Bachelor’s degree.  Additional incentive for being bilingual (Spanish or Sign Language Only).     


Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age prior to graduating from Mandate School.

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.

  • Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED, incentive pay available for 30+ college hours.

  • Ability to distinguish between colors and have vision correctable to 20/20 pursuant to visual acuity standards.

  • Ability to perform the essential responsibilities/functions of the position.

  • Not have used marijuana or misused prescription drugs in the last two years or used any illegal drug other than marijuana in the last seven years.

  • Must not have been convicted of a felony, or sufficient misdemeanors as to constitute a disregard for the law or have a domestic violence violation charge.

  • Must not have been dishonorably discharged from any branch of military service.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License, and not have been convicted of a DUI in the last three (3) years and no more than 15 points against driver’s license.

  • Successfully pass the Compass Exam or Asset Exam, may substitute ACT or SAT test scores.  

  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Georgia Police Officer Standard and Training Council.

  • Successfully pass the New Hire Physical Agility Test.

  • Must successfully pass a drug/alcohol screen and employment physical and have an acceptable psychological evaluation.

  • Must successfully pass an extensive background check, polygraph, and criminal investigation.

  • No prior experience required to perform the basic tasks of the position.

  • Must obtain National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) 100 and 700 within three (3) months of employment.

  • Must be able to work 12 hour days, nights, and/or weekend shifts, and holidays.