SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 


Department Offering Sign On Bonuses of $3000 to $5,000 for Police and Dispatcher Applicants, up to $5000 Tuition Reimbursement, $6000 Shift and Weekend Differential Bonus, and Coverage of Monthly Georgia Peace Officer Annuity Benefit Fund Payment

ATLANTA - The MARTA Police Department (MPD) is holding a hiring event for Police Officers, Dispatchers/Call-Takers, Emergency Preparedness Coordinators and Protective Specialists on Saturday, September 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. MPD provides all uniforms and equipment necessary for position and offers excellent benefits and opportunities for advancement. Pay starts at $47,340 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, September 24

   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, or Protective Specialists (21 for Police) 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen                                              
  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent    
  • Must have a valid driver’s license  
  • Emergency Preparedness Coordinator: 5 years emergency management experience and bachelor’s degree in related field.  

Applicants must undergo a background investigation which includes a driving record and criminal history check, computer voice stress exam, and credit check. A medical exam including drug and alcohol screening, and psychological test are also required for police and Dispatcher applicants. Police applicants are required to complete a physical agility test.  

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 an annual $6000 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 sign-on bonus for all lateral certified police officers and Dispatchers and $3,000 sign-on bonus for non-certified personnel for those agreeing to serve three years with MPD. Additionally, MPD offers up to $5,000 annual tuition reimbursement for employees taking career-related classes. Certified MPD Officers and Dispatchers are compensated for their monthly contribution to their Georgia Peace Officer Annuity Benefit Fund. 

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



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