Requirements For Applicants

Dalton Police Department requirements for applicants:

  • Must be 21 years of age by the completion of the Police Academy (applicants can begin the process before their 21st birthday)
  • Must be a citizen of the United States or a repatriated or naturalized citizen of the United States
  • Must have obtained a high school diploma, GED, or completed home schooling
  • Must have never been convicted by any state or by the federal government of any crime in which punishment could have been imprisonment in a federal or state prison
  • Must have never been convicted of sufficient misdemeanors to establish a pattern of disregard for the law
  • Must read and write at a level equal to your education
  • Must possess good moral character