The Dalton Police Department is constantly searching for the most qualified applicants with a strong desire for public service. The department's standards are very high, but successful candidates will receive the absolute best training, equipment, support and supervision. The sections below describe several of the required processes to become a Dalton police officer. If you have further questions, please contact the Dalton Police Department at 706-278-9085, dial 9 and ext  138 during normal business hours.

A City of Dalton employment application must be completed and submitted to Human Resources at City Hall, located at 300 West Waugh Street prior to starting the hiring process. An application can be downloaded at the link below. You can check the "City of Dalton Job Openings" link to see if the DPD currently has an opening.

Applicant testing is no longer conducted on a regularly scheduled weekly basis. Applicants will be contacted by the department to schedule testing after applications are reviewed.

Download an Application

City of Dalton Job Openings

Watch the Dalton Police Department's Recruiting Video

Duties of a Dalton Police Officer

Duties of a Dalton Police Department Records Technician

POST Requirements


Selection Process

About The Academy

PTO Program



Equal Employment Opportunity Plan