PAY and BENEFITS:

PAY SCALE

  • DURING GEORGIA POST ACADEMY:
    • $38,000 for trainees
    • SPD pays for ALL required training and ALL uniforms / equipment
  • PAY INCREASE AFTER COMPLETION OF GEORGIA POST ACADEMY (approx. 11-14 Weeks)
    • $44,110 for newly certified officers

BENEFITS/LEAVE

  •  EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
    • The City of Savannah provides a number of employee benefits including:
      • Group Medical Insurance
      • Life Insurance
      • Pension Plan
      • Wellness Program

In addition, the Savannah Police Department provides all basic equipment including uniforms, body armor, weapon, leather gear, and footwear with an allowance for uniform maintenance.

  • VACATION AND HOLIDAY LEAVE
    • City employees earn 10 paid holidays per year. The vacation year runs from January 1 to December 31. Vacation is earned from the date your employment starts but may not be taken during the first six-months of service. Vacation time earned is based upon years of service with the City of Savannah.
      • 1 – 4 Years Service = 12 Days Per Year
      • 5 – 9 Years Service = 14 Days Per Year
      • 10 – 14 Years Service = 18 Days Per Year
      • 15 + Years of Service =  20 Days Per Year
  • SICK LEAVE
    • Sick leave is earned at the rate of one day per month. You may accumulate a maximum of 260 days of sick leave. Supervisors routinely assess employee sick leave usage.
  •  MILITARY LEAVE
    If you are a member of a National Guard or military reserve unit, you are permitted up to 18 paid days of military leave per year.
  • ASSIGNMENT/TRANSFERS TO SPECIALIZED UNITS
    Once you’ve completed two years of continuous sworn service with SPD or have completed one year of continuous sworn service with the department and at least two years of continuous law enforcement service with another law enforcement agency, you will be eligible to apply for any of the department’s specialized assignments, if there is an opening in the Unit desired.

The City of Savannah is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TESTING:

PHASE 1

  • Conducted over approximately 2-4 days
  • Physical Fitness Assessment
    • Running
    • Jumping (low hurdle)
    • Low crawling
    • Jumping (broad type)
    • Climbing a fence (chain link – 4 ft.)
    • Climbing through a window
    • Moving/dragging a weight (150 lbs.)
    • Changing direction on the run
    • CLICK HERE FOR STANDARD AND REQUIREMENTS
  • Oral Board
    • Scheduled at time of post-physical agility exam orientation
  • Polygraph Examination
    • Scheduled at time of post-physical agility exam orientation
  • Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Testing Examination
    • This is similar to an ACT, SAT, ASSET, CPE, or Accuplacer Test
    • This does not need to be completed in Savannah

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PHASE 2

  • Performed over approximately 4-8 Weeks – AFTER Completion of Phase 1
    • Background Investigation is completed
      • Ensure you notify the people you used as references that SPD will be contacting them during this phase of your testing process.

PHASE 3

  • Conducted over approximately 2-4 days
    • Final Interview for Employment (this may be conducted before Medical Examination)
    • CONDITIONAL Offer of Employment (this does not guarantee employment)
    • Medical Examination
      • Date may be contingent on start of applicant’s hire date
    • Psychological Evaluation
      • You may be required to travel to the Atlanta area
      • You will be notified of the results by Human Resources
    • Fingerprinting

Attention Out-of-Town Applicants

If you live outside the Savannah area, you will need to plan two trips to Savannah and possibly a third to the Atlanta area.

The first trip will be to complete Phase 1 of the testing process. Please plan on being in Savannah as follows:

  • Monday testing session – from Sunday evening until Wednesday evening.
  • Saturday testing session – from Friday evening until Tuesday evening.

The second trip will be to complete Phase III of the testing/hiring process after successfully passing Phase I and II. The time frame between the completion of Phase I and the beginning of Phase III is approximately 4-8 weeks.

UPCOMING TESTING DATES:

The test dates depend on enough applicants being eligible to test. Therefore, if there are not enough applicants ready/eligible for testing, a test date may be canceled. Please return to this page often to check the dates and make sure the session you are scheduled for has not been canceled.

Projected 2021 Schedule (Physical Fitness Assessment and Oral Board Interview):

 January 2021 (3 dates)

  • 4th – Monday
  • 11th – Monday
  • 30th – Saturday

February 2021 (2 dates)

  • 8th – Monday
  • 27th – Saturday

March 2021 (2 dates)

  • 8th – Monday
  • 22nd – Monday

April 2021 (3 dates)

  • 3rd  – Saturday
  • 19th – Monday
  • 26th – Monday

May 2021 (3 dates)

  • 3rd – Monday
  • 10th – Monday
  • 22nd – Saturday

June 2021 (3 dates)

  • 7th – Monday
  • 14th – Monday
  • 26th – Saturday

July 2021 (3 dates)

  • 12th – Monday
  • 19th – Monday
  • 31st – Saturday

August 2021 (3 dates)

  • 9th – Monday
  • 16th – Monday
  • 28th – Saturday

September 2021 (3 dates)

  • 4th – Saturday
  • 13th – Monday
  • 20th – Monday

October 2021 (3 dates)

  • 4th – Monday
  • 18th – Monday
  • 30th – Saturday

November 2021 (2 dates)

  • 8th – Monday
  • 20th – Saturday

December 2021 (2 dates)

  • 4th – Saturday
  • 13th – Monday

Projected 2022 Schedule (Physical Fitness Assessment and Oral Board Interview):

 January 2022 (3 dates)

  • 8th  – Saturday
  • 24th – Monday
  • 31st – Monday

February 2022 (2 dates)

  • 12th – Saturday
  • 28th – Monday

March 2022 (2 dates)

  • 7th – Monday
  • 26th – Saturday

April 2022 (3 dates)

  • 2nd  – Saturday
  • 18th – Monday
  • 25th – Monday

May 2022 (3 dates)

  • 2nd – Monday
  • 9th – Monday
  • 21st – Saturday

June 2022 (3 dates)

  • 6th – Monday
  • 13th – Monday
  • 25th – Saturday

July 2022 (3 dates)

  • 11th – Monday
  • 18th – Monday
  • 30th – Saturday

August 2022 (3 dates)

  • 8th – Monday
  • 15th – Monday
  • 27th – Saturday

September 2022 (3 dates)

  • 3rd  – Saturday
  • 12th – Monday
  • 19th – Monday

October 2022 (3 dates)

  • 3rd – Monday
  • 17th – Monday
  • 29th – Saturday

November 2022 (2 dates)

  • 7th – Monday
  • 19th – Saturday

December 2022 (2 dates)

  • 3rd – Saturday
  • 12th – Monday