Gwinnett police hosting job fair Saturday

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett County Police Department is looking for qualified men and women to join its department of more than 700 sworn personnel.

Police are looking to fill 20 to 30 vacant positions, said department spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter. Starting salary for police officer trainees is $35,023, while those already certified as police officers will start at $37,648.

The fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Gwinnett County Police Training Center, 845 Winder Highway, Lawrenceville 30045.

Attendees must apply online before attending. For applications and other information, visit www.gwinnettpolicejobs.com

The Gwinnett County Police Department is nationally accredited, with specialized units such as SWAT, K-9, aviation, the bomb squad and a DUI task force.