Powder Springs Police Department

About the Department

The Powder Springs Police Department was established in 1938 and operated with 1 police officer. Today, with 34 full-time and 4 part-time personnel, the department provides professional law enforcement services to 17,000 full-time residents and many other who visit or work in Powder Springs during the day.

Powder Springs is a rapidly growing diverse city located in West Cobb County 25 miles northwest of Atlanta. The Police Department has both full-time and part-time sworn positions with a civilian staff of 5 employees. The Police Department consists of 2 divisions; Operations and Support Services.


The Operations Division includes Patrol, Bike Unit, Explorers, and Community Policing. The Support Services Division consists of Criminal Investigations, Internal Affairs, Crime Suppression, Local and Federal Task Forces, Records, and Evidence and Property Control.

Mission Statement

The Powder Springs Police Department exists to enhance the quality of life for the citizen’s of Powder Springs by implementing integrity based, progressive policing.


State Certification

The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police certifies agencies that comply with their 129 standards of compliance in both day-to-day operations and high liability areas. The rigorous process consists of Policy Development, Assessment, Joint Committee Review and Monitoring Compliance. The Powder Springs Police was awarded this certification in 2015. 


We envision a partnership with our community to solve problems and reduce crime. We only hire candidates who have proven records and possess the highest levels of honesty and integrity. Only the recruits that successfully pass a rigorous training program of over 1,000 hours of training are given the opportunity to patrol the streets of Powder Springs.


We take our responsibilities seriously to work toward the total quality of life for our citizens. We hold a community policing value and strive to make Powder Springs a great place to live, work, and play. We offer various programs that break down barriers and help us to establish a good working relationship with our community. Citizens can take advantage of programs like our Citizen Police Academy, Teen Driving Seminar, Gun Safety Seminar, etc. We have an open door policy and adhere to the philosophy that our citizens should be comfortable and confident in their law enforcement agency. We certainly welcome any suggestions as we move forward.