Actively Recruiting Police Officers

The first step in the hiring process is successful completion of the physical agility test. No appointment for testing is necessary. Please dress in appropriate attire for physical exercise and bring a photo ID. Your performance on a physical fitness test will determine your scores and you will be placed in one of three fitness bands; click here to download a document which provides a complete description of the physical fitness requirements and scoring.

All physical agility testing is conducted at the Ben Robertson Community Center, located at 2753 Watts Drive.

2019 Testing Dates:

  • January 4, 8am
  • January 18, 8am
  • February 1, 8am
  • February 22, 8am
  • March 8, 8am
  • March 22, 8am
  • April 12, 8am
  • April 26, 8am
  • May 3, 8am
  • May 17, 8am
  • June 7, 7am
  • June 21, 7am
  • July 5, 7am
  • July 19, 7am
  • August 2, 7am
  • August 16, 7am
  • September 6, 8am
  • September 20, 8am
  • October 4, 8am
  • October 25, 8am
  • November 8, 8am
  • November 22, 8am
  • December 6, 8am
  • December 20, 8am


Contact Sgt Adam Hainline at 770.422.2505 Ext. 3200 or email with questions.

Click here to view a recruitment video

The City of Kennesaw Police Department is a progressive and innovative agency serving a diverse population of over 32,000 in the metropolitan Atlanta area.  Kennesaw was named “One of America’s Top 10 Cities for Families” by Family Circle Magazine and was also recognized in the top ten percent of the 2016 Best Small Cities in America by website WalletHub.

The Kennesaw Police Department is currently accredited by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP) and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

Being a member of the Kennesaw Police Department not only offers an exciting chance to work in a vibrant and rapidly growing community, but also offers one of the best benefits packages in the metro area.

Benefits include:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Take Home Car Program
  • Education Incentives
  • Wellness Program
  • Georgia Municipal Association Retirement Program
  • Signing Bonus: $3,000 for GA POST Certified Officers to be paid at the completion of probation
  • Referral Bonus: $500 to any Police Department employee who successfully recruits a new officer; paid at the completion of probation
  • Differential Pay: $1 per hour for police and correction officers who work evening shift (6 pm to 6 am)
  • Differential Pay: $1 per hour for active FTOs

All Police Applicants are required to complete the following:

  • Physical Agility Test (complete before applying)
  • Ga. POST Academy Entrance Exam (Ga. POST Certified Officers are Exempt)
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Exam/Interview
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Drug Screen
  • Hiring Board Interview

Contact Us

For more information regarding employment opportunities with the City of Kennesaw Police Department, contact Sgt Adam Hainline at 770.422.2505 Ext. 3200 or email.

The City of Kennesaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer.