We have numerous officers that have joined our department after serving elsewhere. We welcome and encourage those officers with experience to join our ranks. Applicants currently or formerly employed by a full-service law enforcement agency in any state will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for lateral entry. Applicants will not be considered for lateral entry if they have taken a break from service longer than two years. Military police service does not meet the qualification of a full-service law enforcement agency.
In-State Lateral Transfer
In-state lateral transfers may qualify for an abbreviated training program. Approved lateral transfers are hired at the rank of Police Officer Senior, with a salary range of $41,139 to $50,051. The lateral transfer’s years of service will be compared to GCPD officers with similar years of service to set starting salary.
Out-of-State Lateral Transfer
Out-of-state lateral transfers must attend the full academy session in order to be certified as a police officer in Georgia and obtain training required by the Gwinnett County Police Department. Approved out-of-state lateral transfers are hired at the rank of Police Officer, with a salary range of $38,270 to $46,562. The lateral transfer’s years of service will be compared to GCPD officers with similar years of service to set starting salary.