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MARTA Is Hiring New Police Officers

The MARTA Police Department plans to host a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at MARTA headquarters.
The MARTA Police Department plans to host a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at MARTA headquarters.
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The police department for Atlanta’s public transit system is hiring.

The MARTA Police Department plans to host a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at MARTA headquarters. The department says it will offer on-site information sessions for open positions.

Police recruiters plan to pre-screen applicants.

Applicants must be at least 21 and are required to pass tests including a background investigation that will include criminal history checks, a polygraph test and a credit check. Candidates also have to pass a physical examination that includes drug and alcohol screening, as well as psychological testing.

Pay starts at $35,609 and tops out at $54,787 for a senior officer.