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HENRY COUNTY

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Address: 108 S. Zack Hinton Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253
Tel: (770) 288-6051 / Fax: (770) 288-8200
Current Openings

Requirements

The Henry County Police Department is currently accepting applications for Certified Police Officers, and occasionally accepts applications for Non-Certified Officers. For online applications, please go to the Apply Online section of this website or call (770) 288-8205 to have an application mailed to you. Feel free to contact us for any additional questions.

Physical Agility Test

All applicants will have to pass a physical agility test. This test consists of push-ups, sit ups and an obstacle course. Once the physical agility testing is complete, all applicants are required to take a written examination, where they must achieve a passing score.

Background Investigation

During this phase of the process, we will check your Criminal History, Driving History, Credit Report, Military Records, Past Employment, Personal References, etc.

Oral Interview

This is known as the Hiring Board. A panel of Police Department employees will interview and ask questions of potential candidates.

Polygraph/Truth Verification Examination

This examination is based on the information package that you provided in your Background Investigation Booklet, and used to verify the truthfulness of the candidates answers.

Psychological Exam

After successful completion of the Oral Interview, you will then be scheduled for a psychological test, as well as any additional test or tests required by the medical psychologist.

Physical Exam

A medical doctor’s examination, blood test, and urinalysis is required prior to employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Initial Application: Must be 21 Years of Age
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Vision: 20/40 corrected in one eye and 20/20 corrected in the other eye with uncorrected vision of 20/100; color blindness is acceptable if not a significant deficiency.
  • Driver’s License: Must have a valid license; and not withstanding three or more moving violations within a rolling three year time frame.
  • Health & Well Being: Good Physical and mental health
  • Character: Good Moral Character
  • Criminal Record: No Felony convictions
  • Domestic Relations: No domestic violence convictions
  • Citizenship: Must be a United States Citizen
  • If Veteran: Honorable Discharge

Pay & Benefits

Annual Salary: Minimum Maximum
Non-Certified Officer: $33,644.00 $50,465.94
Certified Officer: $36,523.76 $54,785.54

Vacation:

  • 0 – 5 years: 10 days annual leave accrued yearly
  • 6 – 15 years: 15 days annual leave accrued yearly
  • 16 -20 years: 20 days annual leave accrued yearly
  • 21 + years: 23 days annual leave accrued yearly

Sick Leave:

Sick leave is earned at the rate of one day per month for a total of twelve days.

Holidays:

The Board of Commissioners designated the following days as paid holidays for employees of the County:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
    Thanksgiving Following Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day Day before or after Christmas Day

Up to two (2) additional floating holidays may be designated annually based upon recommendation of the County Manager and Board approval.

Retirement Plan:

The County offers a defined benefit retirement plan to all full-time employees. Each employee is required to participate and must contribute a minimum of 6% of their bi-weekly salary. The County contributes 8.8% of the employee’s salary bi-weekly. Any contributions over 6% by an employee will go to a 457 account. Employees are fully vested after five years of employment.

Public Safety Employees (sworn police officers who are certified by POST) are eligible to retire at the age of 55. All other employees are eligible to retire at the age of 60.