City of Marietta Police Department Hiring Event
City of Marietta Police Department Hiring Event

City of Marietta Police Department Hiring Event

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Marietta High School - Track

1171 Whitlock Avenue

Marietta, GA 30064

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The outline of what the hiring event for January 13th consists of is below. Be sure to read ALL of the information prior to registering for the event. You will have an interview after the physical agility test and must have the background book completed.

Physical Agility Test information:

The PAT is being held the Marietta High School track (1171 Whitlock Avenue, 30064) at 0830 hours. We reccomend being 15 minutes early, you will be disqualified if you are late.

The requirements for the PAT are as follows:

Vertical Jump – 16.5 inches

1 Minute Sit Up – 27 sit ups

Push Ups – 18 push-ups (feet together on your toes, arms must come to a 90 degree angle)

300 Meter Run – 68 seconds or faster

1.5 Mile Run – 15:20 or faster

We highly encourage each participant to complete the PAT prior to January 13th to ensure that you are ready.

Background book:


The second part of the test day will be an individual interview with an Officer once you have completed the PAT. This interview will be informal and brief; we will be reviewing your background book to ensure that it is complete and that there are no automatic disqualifiers in your history. Please print your own background book here. Fill out this book in your own handwriting using black/blue ink. Provide all information requested such as emails, addresses, phone numbers, etc. It is required that your background book is complete; you will disqualified during the interview if the background book is not complete. You will also need to bring all of the listed documents on page 3. These must be originals or certified copies. You may wear your PT clothes to the interview.

If you absolutely cannot print off the background book, you may pick one up from Officer Valente at Marietta Police Headquarters. Please email her for an appointment time to pick up the book if and only if you have exhausted all other resources.

COMPASS test requirements:

We no longer require an entrance exam to be completed. However, Georgia P.O.S.T. does require minimum scores from one of the following exams:


- Reading: 70

- Writing: 32


- Verbal: 430

- Math: 400


- Verbal (English & Reading):18

- Math: 9


- Reading: 38

- Writing: 35


- Reading: 75

- Math: 75

- English: 75

You will need to have written documentation of these scores on January 13th. If you have never taken any of these exams or cannot locate your scores, you will need to take the COMPASS test at a local college. A college degree is not a substitute for these scores.

Things you will need on January 13th:

- A government issued picture ID

- Water/ Sports Drink

- Snack/ Lunch to have between PAT and Interview

- The background book (printed, bound and completed by hand in black/ blue ink)

- Qualifying scores from one of the above tests

- Original documents listed on page 3 of the background book

Please contact Officer Valente at or 770-794-5347 with any questions.

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Marietta High School - Track

1171 Whitlock Avenue

Marietta, GA 30064

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