Our employees are committed to putting our core values into practice, both on the job and in their lives. In exchange for their dedication, we provide generous incentives to attract and retain exceptionally qualified men and women. The outcome equates to satisfied employees and an exemplary department which provides consistent quality service.
I chose to work for the city of Marietta Police Department for various reasons. First and foremost, the entire hiring process was smooth, and I was treated like family. From the excellent command staff to my fellow officers on the road, everyone is willing to help you at any time with any questions you may have and support you in every way possible. The Marietta Police Department is a diverse police department with people from all different walks of life forming an environment full of knowledge and different experiences. Something that stood out to me as well was the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program and the overall fitness of the officers.
One of the main key points as to why I chose Marietta is the training, the Marietta Police Department has in my honest opinion the best training in Cobb County. The instructors are very passionate about passing down the knowledge they’ve gained over the years in this line of work and will guide you to be the very best you can be. The training is a hands-on experience that encompasses real-world scenarios that help prepare you for some of the things we encounter on the road. Last but not least Marietta has a great benefits program and a great pension plan for its officers.
Officer L.L. hired in 2021
I chose Marietta Police Department for several reasons. I previously worked for a large agency, and I just felt like a number that could easily be replaced. At MPD, you are able to quickly meet everyone, and you get the feeling of a family instead of just coworkers. When I came in for my hiring process, I felt extremely welcomed and everyone actually wanted to get to know about me.
MPD has a great reputation for training opportunities, and I have been able to take full advantage of that. I fully feel as though the Command Staff and all Supervisors have my best interests in mind and do all that they can to help me succeed in my career. MPD has some of the most well-mannered Officers as well. I believe that the encounters we have with the citizens are always positive and leave them with a better impression of Police Officers.
Officer A.T. hired in 2021
I feel very fortunate to have become a part of the Marietta Police Department. It has proven to be an outstanding department where one can feel the family atmosphere from the first day of hire. I was amazed at the number of females in command positions in the department and definitely looked up to them. I have found the command staff to be receptive and attentive to my needs as a patrol officer, mother, and person.
The training opportunities are extensive, and they are always looking for new ways to better improve the program, which is so great. The latest equipment and training program certainly contributes to the feeling that MPD is concerned about our ability to perform at maximum proficiency. I know that I made the right decision by coming to MPD because it feels like someone is always supporting, listening, and looking out for me when most needed. I truly feel that I will be able to achieve all my career goals and desires with MPD as I progress in my career.
Officer C.C. hired in 2021
I chose to work at Marietta Police Department for a variety of reasons. Prior to my employment, I was a 911 operator/dispatcher. Our 911 center dispatched for several agencies in the county with Marietta PD being one of them. I was able to observe the inner workings and culture of each of the departments for which we dispatched.
I was drawn to the proactive nature of the Marietta officers and the close-knit feel of its’ officers. I like the idea of knowing every officer in the department and not just being a number. I have had a great career with Marietta PD and have been fortunate enough to do some really cool things in my 21 years as a member of this family.
Officer J.M. hired in 2001
I chose the Marietta Police Department because of the smaller size in department which would grant me the opportunity to grow in my profession and learn from veteran officers that may have been in the field before my time. Another reason why I chose MPD was due to their camaraderie and family atmosphere displayed during my initial hiring phase. Since I've joined the team in a quick amount of time, I have developed bonds with many of my fellow brothers and sisters in arms which has resulted in me loving the profession even more.
Officer T.C. Hired in 2021
I chose to work for the Marietta Police Department because of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training. Changing careers from being a medical assistant to becoming a police officer, I knew I needed some self-defense training to help build my confidence and physical strength to do the job. As a small petite female, I wanted my future zone partners and the community of Marietta City to trust and have faith in me as an officer.
I saw that the Marietta Police Department provided excellent training to their Recruits to become successful patrol officers, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was the cherry on top for me. I love it and am happy I chose the Marietta Police department. MPD has provided and continues to provide excellent and professional training in all aspects of being a law enforcement officer.
Officer Y.C. Hired in 2021
My journey to becoming a police officer began several years ago while I was in the Marine Corps Reserves. Naturally, my reserve unit consisted of several police officers, including a couple of Marietta PD Officers. I always looked up to the Officers and the stories they told me about the work they do. I joined the Marines with the intent to be able to make a positive impact and serve. Through the conversations I had with the Marines I decided I was best suited to policing. I wanted to be someone an individual can rely on when they genuinely needed help.
Living around Marietta and speaking to the Marietta Officers, I discovered the city was a diverse community that would give me the ability to interact with a great population as well as respond to a variety of calls. As a new Officer, I quickly discovered Marietta PD takes great pride in the development, training, and success of its Officers. I am very happy and proud of my decision to come to Marietta PD.
Officer J.C. Hired in 2020
I went to several recruiting events for local law enforcement in the area. I did well at the PT portions at each one. Marietta was my third or fourth tryout I went to. Within five minutes of my arrival, I could feel that the Marietta police officers were family to each other. After watching their interactions with each other, I decided that Marietta was the only place that I wanted to be a part of.
Officer S.Y. Hired in 2019
I chose Marietta Police Department because of the people and the values. Starting a career in law enforcement can be daunting, but the people at MPD are helpful and friendly. They made the hiring process simple. Once through the process, I found myself in an environment conducive to training and learning. Everyone from the Chief on down is welcoming and encouraging. Everyone wants you to be successful and have a long and successful career. There is always something to learn and the training is always available and practical to the job. MPD is truly a family.
Officer A.H. Hired in 2022