MARTA Police Overview



Benefits include: Up to $5000 sign-on bonuses for Police applicants, $5000 Annual College Tuition Reimbursement, and coverage of your monthly Georgia Peace Officer Annuity Fund payment!

Starting pay for Protective Specialists: $20 per hour

Starting pay for Reserve Officers: $30 per hour

Starting pay for Police Officers is $45,531.20. Upon completion of the Police Academy, Officers’ pay will increase according to level of education:

High School Diploma: $47,340.80
Associates Degree: $49,233.60
Bachelor’s Degree: $51,188.80

Police Officers will receive annual pay increases and have the ability to top out at $67,371.20.  

Upon completion of the Police Academy, all new officers will receive a $3000 bonus upon completion of training and 3-year employment agreement.
POST Certified Police Officers who transfer to MPD will receive a $5000 bonus upon completion of training and 3-year employment agreement.

Interested in joining? Call 404-848-4900 to speak to a member of our Background and Recruiting Team or follow the links to get started!

With more than half a million people riding MARTA every day, it’s on us to make sure our riders are protected throughout their commutes.  Keeping our customers safe is our top priority and the MARTA Police Department helps us carry out that mission. 

Founded in 1977, the MARTA Police Department currently consists of approximately 320 sworn officers, 50 Protective Specialists, and 57 civilian employees.  MARTA police officers are fully sworn and certified under the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council.  Today, uniformed officers patrol our stations, parking lots, buses and trains.  Additionally, plainclothes officers and K-9 units are stationed throughout MARTA's transit system. 

We've made a commitment to provide a safe and secure transit environment for our patrons and employees and we will continue to improve serving our many communities.   



Police Operations is responsible for the daily delivery of police services in field operations. Police Operations main objective is to preserve life and protect the MARTA system against criminal/terrorist activity and to provide a safe and secure environment for customers and employees throughout the system.



Police Administration provides support to all police personnel. The primary focus is to strengthen performance of management and practices within the department through the implementation of policies and programs related to crime, disorder, and public safety. LEARN MORE

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We started the Community Outreach program to help improve relationships between police and our local communities. Today the program is the driving force behind MARTA Police's role in the Atlanta community, giving us a way to include riders in everything the department does to keep MARTA safe.

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