The Villa Rica Police Department is a 24 hour, full service law enforcement agency. We provide professional police services involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws, and investigation of crime. An employee with the department is responsible for enforcing all statutes, laws, ordinances, and regulations of the State of Georgia and the City of Villa Rica. They are responsible for maintaining law and order, for protecting life and property, and for performing police related assignments. Work is performed according to established departmental policies and procedures. Work contains a substantial element of personal risk, and an employee must be able to exercise sound judgment independently in emergency situations. Work requires tactful, conscientious, and efficient performance of duties under little direct supervision. Assignment and general instructions are received from a superior officer, who reviews work methods and results through reports, personal inspection, and discussion. Duties shall consist of, but are not necessarily limited to, a number of general police responsibilities necessary to the stability and safety of the community.
The Villa Rica Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin or age. Periodically, VRPD seeks applicants who have a desire to become public servants and want to serve the City of Villa Rica as a Police Officer. The VRPD hires on an "as needed" basis as openings become available and offers a competitive salary starting at $37,204.00/year while in academy training, $39,060 while in field training and $43,051 after training is complete. Pay for certified applicants is determined by the Chief of Police based on experience and training. We also offer very competitive benefits package including health coverage and pension along with other investments.
The minimum qualifications for an individual to be considered for employment as a Police Officer with the Department include:
- Must be twenty-one years of age.
- Never having been convicted of a felony crime.
- Possess a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent.
- Valid Georgia Driver's License and good driving record.
- U.S. Citizen who is physically and mentally able to perform the essential job functions of the position.
- Pass a detailed background investigation.
**Villa Rica police Department tattoo policy requires that visible tattoos be covered while representing the department. For more details, please call ahead.
Application Special Instructions
If an applicant meets the minimum requirements they may be asked to continue a process that includes:
- Interview with our advisory board
- Physical agility test
- Medical Examination
- Drug Screen
- Psychological Evaluation