We are committed to providing professional law enforcement and public safety services and we strive daily to provide those services to all citizens of and visitors to our city through the prudent allocation of resources the community has entrusted to us.

Become a Perry Police Officer!

Thank you for your interest in the City of Perry and the Perry Police Department!

The Perry Police Department is a professional public safety organization serving a fast-paced, multi-cultural and rapidly growing community.

On average, a Perry police officer’s annual salary increases 50% from their starting rate when hired.

The department utilizes a community-oriented policing approach as a positive step in the development of both a working relationship and a communications network between our department and the community. The sworn and civilian members of the Perry Police Department are extremely proud of their agency and all the services that are provided to the citizens and visitors of this city.

The Process

In an effort to provide the best possible service and quality police protection for the citizens of Perry, all applicants for the Police Department who are selected for consideration for employment are required to participate in a structured evaluation process.

  1. Complete a City of Perry application, which must be completed and returned to the personnel department;
  2. The oral interview is scheduled with the Chief of Police or his designee;
  3. Computerized criminal history investigation of the applicant’s background;
  4. Driver’s history inquiry;
  5. Pass the POST Admission Test;
  6. Reference check;
  7. Pass a physical agility and fitness course;
  8. The Chief of Police will extend a conditional job offer if all steps are completed successfully;
  9. Voice stress analysis or a polygraph examination;
  10. Background investigation;
  11. Emotional stability and psychological fitness examination;
  12. Physical examination;
  13. Drug screen; and
  14. Fingerprint background check for criminal records.

Minimum Requirements for Applicants

  • A high school education or its equivalent as recognized by the Georgia Department of Education. (Minimum GED score of 45 per section-total 225);
  • The minimum age to apply is 20 years old
  • Must be a U.S. citizen;
  • Must have the following: valid Georgia Driver’s license and social security card
  • Pass the required background investigation, voice stress analysis or polygraph examination, and physical examination;
  • Willing to work in harmony with staff and on any shift assigned;
  • Must be a U.S. citizen;
  • Must have the following: valid Georgia Driver’s license and social security card

Preference will be given, all other factors equal, to applicants with at least 60-semester house or 90 quarter hours of college credits from an accredited college or university;