Applicant Processing

  • Physical Agility Test
  • Oral Selection Board Interview
  • Conditional Offer of Employment
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Psychological Examination
  • Medical and Drug Screening
  • Thorough Background Investigation
  • Final Offer of Employment

Application for Employment

Paulding County Applicant Information

***Please do not call about the status of your application.

Disqualifiers and Prerequisites:


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Be of good moral character
  • Must posses a valid driver’s License
  • Must posses a high school diploma from a SACS accredited school or a GED
  • No unnatural tattoos/branding about the face; no tattoos/body art, etc. depicting:
    • sexually explicit images or nudity
    • profanity
    • gender, racial, religious, ethnic, or national origin discrimination
    • gang affiliation, racial supremacy, or extremist groups
    • drug use
  • Good POST Standing with no pending POST investigation


  • No more than 3 arrests within the last 5 years
  • No felony offenses
  • No misdemeanor offenses of aggravated nature or related to public order or decency or enough to establish a pattern of disregard for the law
  • No Family Violence Offenses
  • No more than two misdemeanor offenses
  • Cannot Currently be on Probation


  • No Driving Under the Influence (DUI) convictions within the last 5 years
  • No Excessive Citations
  • No homicide by vehicle, habitual violator,  fleeing/attempting to elude, or hit and run


  • No marijuana or THC use in the last 2 years
  • No elicit drug use in the last 5 years