The Georgia State Patrol is looking for the best and brightest individuals - those who have the aptitude and sense of commitment - those who want to help their community, and who want to make a difference. The goal of the department is to provide the highest level of professional public service to the citizens and visitors who live and visit the State of Georgia. A career with the Georgia State Patrol offers: challenge, excitement, variety, teamwork and job satisfaction, opportunities for special assignments and career development, opportunities for promotion, and competitive salary and benefits.
The Physical Fitness Program is an evaluation of absolute standards (same job = same standard). The standards are based upon Cooper Institute standards reflective of the minimum fitness level an individual must possess to perform their job regardless of their age or gender. The following events will comprise the assessment:
|1.5 Mile Run||15:34 (Min/Sec)|
|Push Ups||(#) 21 in One minute|
|Sit Ups||(#) 30 in one minute|
Candidates who choose to row must adhere to the following:
Please see the following link to fill in your age, weight and gender to determine the time you must complete the row to reach the 50% VO2 max standard:
Please see the following video link for tips to successfully complete the rowing:
Please see the following video link that will demonstrate common rowing technique errors:
Please note that these are the minimum standards for consideration for employment. The Trooper Academy will require cadets to be at a much higher level of fitness. It is highly suggested that applicants implement physical training programs that will prepare them to well exceed the minimum requirements listed above.
Employment in law enforcement agencies involves public trust. Only those persons whose conduct, character and behavior does not discredit either themselves or the Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be employed. The DPS employment process will address the integrity, ethical conduct, honesty, prejudices, financial responsibility, and past behavior of all applicants.