JULY 27, 2022


Department Offering Sign On Bonuses Starting at $3,000 for Non-Certified Police Applicants, $5000 Tuition Reimbursement, $500 Shift and Weekend Differential Pay, and Coverage of Monthly Peace Officer Annuity Benefit Fund Payment 

ATLANTA - The MARTA Police Department (MPD) is holding a hiring event for Police Officers, Dispatchers/Call-Takers, and Protective Specialists on Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the MARTA Police Headquarters located at 2400 Piedmont Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30324. MPD provides all uniforms and equipment necessary for position and offers excellent benefits and opportunities for advancement. Pay starts at $45,531 and tops out at $67,371 for officers. 

WHAT: MARTA Police Department Hiring Event

  • $3,000 and $5,000 sign on bonuses available for qualified applicants
  • Interviews and physical agility tests conducted on-site
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for employment

WHEN: Saturday, July 30
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:      MARTA Police Headquarters
2400 Piedmont Rd. NE
Atlanta, Ga 30324


  • Must be 18 or older for Call-Taker, Dispatcher, and Protective Specialists (21 or older for Police)                                               
  • Must be a U.S. citizen                                             
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent   
  • Must have a valid driver’s license 

Applicants must undergo a background investigation which includes a driving record and criminal history check, polygraph exam, and credit check. A physical agility test, medical exam including drug and alcohol screening, and psychological test are also required. 

MPD Officers, Dispatchers, and Call Takers work 4 days a week and can earn overtime. Protective Specialists work 5 days a week and have overtime opportunities. 

Officers, Dispatchers and Call Takers can also earn a quarterly Perfect Attendance bonus. 

All MPD employees are eligible for a $500 bonus for working evening and weekend shifts. Employees who demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language are eligible for an annual bonus of $1500. Employees who possess Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory, Management, and Executive Certifications are eligible for a one-time bonus of $1500.   

MARTA is offering a $5,000 signing bonus for all lateral Georgia POST certified police officers and Dispatchers and $3,000 signing bonus for non-certified personnel for those agreeing to serve three years with MPD. MPD offers a consolidated hiring process for out-of-town applicants and will assist with relocation. Additionally, MPD offers up to $5,000 tuition reimbursement for employees taking career-related classes. POST Certified MPD Officers and Dispatchers receive a monthly contribution to their Peace Officer Annuity Benefit Fund. 

If you have questions or need additional information, call 404-848-4900. 




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