The Powder Springs Police Department was established in 1938 and operated with one police officer. Today, with 31 full-time sworn personnel and a civilian staff of three, the department provides professional law enforcement services to 17,000 full-time residents and many others 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 consists of 2 divisions; Field Operations and Administration.
The Field Operations Bureau includes Patrol, SPEED Unit, Local and Federal Task Forces, and Explorers. The Administration Bureau consists of Criminal Investigations, Internal Affairs, Community Outreach, Records, Evidence and Property Control, and Training and Employee Recruitment.
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.
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 Department was awarded it's initial certification in 2015 and was re-certified in 2018.
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 and various additional programs throughout the year. 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.