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Recruitment: Fire & Emergency Services

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Alpharetta Firefighter. We are currently in a test cycle to create a list for future employment. 
The application process is closed at this time.

Please check back in middle 2014 for testing information.
The video below will show perspective candidates our physical agility test.

If you have any questions please contact:

Wesley McCall
Battalion Chief
Phone: 678-297-6279 Option 4

Recruitment: Police

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Alpharetta Police Officer. At this time we are not taking applications for the position of Police Officer.

Please check back often for employment opportunities.

If you have any questions please contact:

Lt. Dennis Valone

Phone: 678-297-6310


• Police Officer Certified- 36,750- 66,150

• Master Police Officer- 7 years with Alpharetta -76,150


1. Do you have take home cars?

Yes, under the following conditions:

• The officer shall have successfully completed the Field Training Program of the Alpharetta Police Department and be in good standing with the department; and
• The employee holds the rank of Lieutenant or higher; or
• The officer resides within the city limits of Alpharetta; or
• The officer resides within a thirty (30) minute drive time of police headquarters. This drive time is determined by optimum traffic conditions while obeying all lawful rules of the road; or
• Those personnel as authorized by the Director of Public Safety.

2. What shifts do you work?

a. Patrol Division works 12 hour shifts, consisting of day and evening hours. Traffic and other specialized units work 8 or 10 hour shifts according to their mission and function.

3. I have experience from another department; when can I apply for a specialized unit, such as detective or K-9?

a. When an opening becomes available you may apply as long as you meet the minimum requirements for the position for which you are applying. Typically, most positions require a minimum of three years relative police experience to apply.

 4. Do you pay for experience?
a. Yes, however that is determined by the Director of Public Safety and the current hiring authority. 

The City of Alpharetta is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Recruitment: 911

Thank you for your interest in the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety.  At this time we are not accepting applications for the position of Communications Officer.

Recruitment: Civilian

Minimum Requirements:
High School diploma or GED; or any equivalent combination of education, specialized training, and experience, which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position being applied for.

Applicants will have to complete the following background process once an application has been submitted and they are being considered for hire:

a. Successful completion of the medical exam to determine your ability to perform the essential functions of the above position.
b. Successful completion of the drug screening.
c. Successful completion of the background Investigation.
d. Final interview with the Director of Public Safety or division supervisor.

*Please note that the application process takes on average a minimum of 3 to 6 months.

*Applicants who are disqualified during the hiring process will be notified in writing whether they are eligible to reapply.

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