Hiring Process


Each selected applicant must successfully complete the following:

  • P.O.S.T. academy entrance exam (for non-certified)
  • Written essay
  • Oral interview
  • Psychological examination
  • Background investigation

Post conditional offer:

  • Medical examination
  • Substance abuse testing
  • Polygraph Examination


Each selected applicant will be required to provide the following documents to complete the hiring process:

  • Birth certificate or naturalization certificate
  • High school diploma or GED diploma (state certified GED certificates only)
  • COMPASS or SAT scores
  • DD214 (prior military personnel)
  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License (must have prior to being hired)
  • 7 year driver's history
  • Social Security Card
  • Court order(s) for any name change
  • Credit Report
  • Court documents resolving civil suits

Additionally, prior Police personnel must provide:

  • Police Mandate certificate and all P.O.S.T. training certificates


If hired as a Police Officer I, you will attend the Georgia Public Safety Training Academy. You will receive intensive training in all areas of law enforcement.

How to Apply

If you feel you are qualified for the position of Police Officer and you meet the minimum requirements you may obtain and submit your completed application to:

Riverdale Human Resources Office
6690 Church Street
Riverdale, GA 30274

Applications are available for pick up Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm or you may download an application:


Questions regarding the hiring process for the position of Police Officer?

Please make these inquiries to Sgt. Melanie Rodriquez via telephone 770-909-5416 or email.