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Bill Westenberger
Chief of Police

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Division Contacts

Department Address:
2539 J O Stephenson Ave
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Emergency: Dial 911

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Police Employment Opportunities


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 Lt. Adam Hainline at 770-422-2505 Ext. 3039 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 Lt. Adam Hainline at 770-422-2505 Ext. 3039 or email.

The City of Kennesaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I obtain a copy of a police or accident report?

Come to the Records Unit anytime Monday through Friday from 7 am until 5 pm. Call 770-429-4532 for additional information.

How do I arrange for fingerprinting?

Fingerprinting is done Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. Check in at the Police Lobby. A Staff Officer will be notified and escort the applicant to the print room and back to the lobby.

Does the Police Department offer GCIC background checks and alcohol pouring permits?

Yes.  You must have a Georgia photo ID and work permit if not a US citizen. In addtion, you must have no felony convictions within the last 5 years and no current alcohol/drug probation. Omitting any arrests regardless of disposition will disqualify you for 6 months. Two or more alcohol/drug convictions within the last five years will result in denial.

GCIC background checks  $15 cash; 9 am – 3 pm  M-F (next day pick up)

Alcohol Pouring Permits: $25 (new); $15 (renewals) cash; Mon/Wed/Fri,  8 am – 4 pm (next day pick up)

How can I report vehicles that are parked illegally?

If vehicles are observed illegally parked on the street or even private property, immediately call 770-422-2505 (police non-emergency) and ask that an officer be dispatched if possible.  No action can be taken to correct the situation unless an officer observes the violation. Cell phone photographs attached to a Kennesaw Support System ticket are not an acceptable substitute.

Does the police department provide a “safe transaction zone” for sales transactions of items initiated online?

Yes, the police department located in City Hall has a large lobby area which is an excellent safe area for transactions. Upon request, a police officer will even stand by.