Police Career Opportunities

Law enforcement is a challenging and rewarding career. Courage, dedication, initiative and compassion are just a few of the traits necessary for this profession. The most important characteristic, however, is honesty. Citizens have entrusted their safety and well-being to the care of Police Officers. It is because of this trust that citizens demand the highest standards are maintained by each Police Officer. When a Police Officer is sworn in, he or she promises to protect that trust by upholding the law and diligently serving the people of the community.

This is not a career for everyone, nor is it one to be entered into lightly. Do you feel you have what it takes to wear a badge of trust? Are you ready to meet the challenge of a highly professional and dedicated Police Department?

If so, then we would like to offer you an opportunity to grow with the Thomasville Police Department.

Click here for a full list of job openings and to apply online.

Special Programs

Below is a list of youth programs that our officers participate in.

Junior Law Enforcement Academy Program

This program is designed to give youth a working knowledge of the “hows and whys” of the police department.

D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program is designed to teach kids about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and violence. The D.A.R.E. Decision Making Course is used to support the program in order to help participants make good, healthy choices throughout their life. Grades: 5.

G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Learning)

The Gang Resistance Education and Learning program focuses on violence prevention and teaches students important skills to help them avoid gangs, violence, drug abuse and crime. Grades: 3 and 4; 6 and 7.

P.R.I.D.E. (Parents Reducing Incidents of Driver Error)

The Parents Reducing Incidents of Driver Error program helps parents and their new drivers, ages 14-16, learn what they need to do during the 40 hours of supervised practice driving time which is required by Georgia Law.

Bullying Program

The Bullying Program teaches kids what to do if they are being bullied, how to recognize bullies and how to not be a bully themselves.

Halloween Safety Program/Tips for Treats

This program is taught each year during Halloween. It places a focus on safety while trick or treating.

Safe-t-Ville

Safe-t-Ville is a summer safety program for children ages 5-7, that consists of various safety topics such as, bike safety, fire safety, stranger danger, how/when to call 911, police officers are your friends, first aid, dog safety.

Driver’s Safety

This course teaches the rules and violations of driving to students at Thomasville High School. This course is required for all students in order for them to be able to obtain a parking pass.

Stranger Danger

This program teaches young students about the dangers associated with strangers, what they need to do if they encounter a stranger and how to be safe around all strangers. Grades: Pre-K through 1st grade.