LAWRENCEVILLE - The Gwinnett County Police Department wants you.
The department is seeking approximately 45 new officers to fill vacancies, and those interested in a law enforcement career with Gwinnett are encouraged to attend a job fair from 9 a.m. to
2 p.m., Saturday at police headquarters, located at 770 Hi Hope Road in Lawrenceville.
GCPD spokesman Darren Moloney said a police officer's starting salary is $33,197, and a police officer senior with one year of previous law enforcement experience and Georgia POST certification will start at $35,685.
Both positions qualify for $2,000 in incentive pay, which will be dispersed in two payments, with the first after six months and the second after one year.
New hires can also expect at least a 5 percent pay increase in 2007, and officers with college degrees should expect a higher increase, which is tiered based on the level of education, Moloney said.
"We're real excited about this pay increase the Board of Commissioners has given us," Moloney said. "Even before that, this is still a great department to work for. There's just a lot of opportunities here."
The minimum requirement for an officer with the department is a high school diploma or GED.
Applicants need to bring a certified copy of their birth certificate, sealed certified copies of their high school and college transcripts, social security card, driver's license and other such documents, Moloney said.
Initial testing will be given at the job fair, but applicants can expedite the process by taking the test online prior to Saturday at www.gwinnettpolicejobs.com. Applicants must also pass a criminal background check, a drug test, a polygraph and a psychological evaluation.
If You Go
•What: Gwinnett County Police Department job fair
•Where: Gwinnett County Police Department headquarters, located at 770 Hi Hope Road, Lawrenceville
•When: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
•What to bring: A certified copy of your birth certificate, sealed certified copies of your high school and college transcripts, a social security card and a driver's license