Recruiting

How to Join the Dalton Police Department

The Dalton Police Department is constantly searching for the most qualified applicants with a strong desire for public service. The department’s standards are very high, but successful candidates will receive the absolute best training, equipment, support and supervision. The sections below describe several of the required processes to become a Dalton police officer. If you have further questions, please contact Sergeant Ricky Long at the Dalton Police Department by email at rlong@cityofdalton-ga.gov.

A City of Dalton employment application must be completed and submitted to Human Resources at City Hall, located at 300 West Waugh Street prior to starting the hiring process. An application can be downloaded at the link below.  You can check the “City of Dalton Job Openings” link to see if the DPD currently has an opening.

Applicant testing is no longer conducted on a regularly scheduled weekly basis. Applicants will be contacted by the department to schedule testing after applications are reviewed.

Download an Application!

City of Dalton Job Postings

Benefits

Duties of a Dalton Police Officer

Duties of a Dalton Police Department Records Technician

Required Qualifications For Applicants

Testing 

Testing – Watch Video Of The Physical Readiness Assessment

Selection Process

About The Police Academy

Police Training Officer (PTO) Program

Compensation

Equal Employment Opportunities Plan