The City of Marietta provides a desirable compensation, benefits package for the beginning police officer, complete with medical, life, and disability insurance policies.

COMPENSATION Effective as of May 1, 2022

Entry Level


New hire base salary


New hires with an Associates Degree or equivalent hours or two years of active duty military service


New hires with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, or four years of active duty military service


Lateral hires with Georgia P.O.S.T. certification and law enforcement experience***

Market Rate ****

*Military service must be in a law enforcement military occupational specialty.

Pay incentives available for education, training certifications, shift differential and on-call pay.

Weekly paychecks

*** Must not be required to attend a Georgia Police Academy

**** Determined based on incumbent officers with similar qualifications, but will not exceed the incumbent rate.

Out Of State Certifications

Georgia POST recently changed the onboarding process for out of state transfers.  In most cases you will no longer need to attend a Georgia academy.  

Please email or call our recruiting team for the details. 


A low-cost health insurance plan with BlueCross/ BlueShield (eligible after 60 days of employment)

Individual Medical Plan - $11.16/ week

Family Medical Plan - $32.21/ week

Life Insurance Plan

Vacation, Comp Time, Sick Leave, Holiday Pay, Military Leave Pay

Take home vehicle once solo-status is achieved

Part-Time jobs available once solo-status is achieved

(8) hour shifts - providing (17) additional paid days off each year

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training paid for by the department, AND you are compensated for your time in the BJJ gym


Fully vested in defined benefit general pension plan (4% employee contribution)

Early retirement available at a reduced benefit

City/BLW-funded defined supplemental pension plan (in lieu of Social Security)

No social security deduction means 6.2% kept by the employee!


The City of Marietta reimbursement program for up $2,000 per fiscal year for coursework, lab fees, and associated textbooks based on a grade of “C” or better. In addition to the city’s reimbursement, the Marietta Police Department will reimburse employees for up to $2,000 of college tuition after the city reimbursement is exhausted for the year. Tuition reimbursement is dependent on budget constraints.


Public Safety Ambassador Unit to assist with traffic control and minor duties freeing up officers for proactive law enforcement.

Department provides ammo, targets, and range time at Governors Gun Club

Marietta Police Department has 5 Prisoner Transport Officers for the transport of suspects in custody

24/7 access to an in-house gym and shooting simulator.

CareHere Health Clinic with access to free prescription medications.

On Call pay and call back pay.

County Courthouses within walking distance of the Marietta Police Station

Cobb County offers a 24 hour/ 7 days a week Magistrate for warrants

The Cobb County Detention Center and the Smyrna Jail are within a short driving distance outside of the city limits (less than 10 minutes)

Wellstar Kennestone Hospital inside of the city limits

See detailed information about our benefits package!