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Submit a Tip - Forest Park Police Department

The Forest Park Police Department is pleased to announce its use of TipSoft to allow community members to anonymously provide tips to the Police Department either online or by text message.

When submitting a tip using a cell phone:

When submitting a tip using the web:

Tips submitted through these methods are encrypted, entirely confidential, completely anonymous, and they are immediately and securely transmitted.

We look forward to receiving your tips, but remember if there is an emergency, always dial 911 so that Police and Emergency Services can respond as quickly as possible!


Forest Park GEARSCity of Forest Park joins GEARS

Program improves traffic safety, cuts costs and delivers convenience for motorists

Forest Park is the latest department to join the state’s GEARS (Georgia Electronic Accident Reporting System) program. The move will lead to more cost effective, timely and accurate filing of crash reports in Forest Park , while at the same time providing easy online access to those reports for involved parties. With GEARS, safety officials can pinpoint problem areas and take action to improve road safety in those areas.
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Department of Police Services

320 Cash Memorial Blvd.
Forest Park, Georgia 30297
Phone:  (404) 366-7280
Fax:      (404) 608-2371
Emergency:       911


L. Dwayne Hobbs         dhobbs@forestparkpd.com

Susan Ridling                sridling@forestparkpd.com
Assistant to Chief/Administrative Supervisor

Tommy Orr                   torr@forestparkpd.com
Assistant Chief

Chris Matson                cmatson@forestparkpd.com
Major of Operations

Jamie Reynolds             jreynolds@forestparkpd.com
Major of Administration

James Delk                    jdelk@forestparkpd.com
Captain of CID Division


The City of Forest Park Police Services Department will deliver effective and responsive law enforcement services to all citizens of the City of Forest Park in a fair and equitable manner. As an integral part of the Forest Park community, we are committed to communicate with those we serve and to join with them in establishing priorities to enhance the quality of life for the entire community. 


Respond to calls for service, investigation services, preventive patrol. 

Crime prevention programs 

Community Programs: 

Apartment Managers Coalition
Citizens Police Academy
Forest Park Pride
Explorer Scouts
McGruff Truck Program 


To deliver effective and responsive law enforcement services to all citizens of the City of Forest Park in a fair and equitable manner. 

Police Officer Duties: 

Routine Patrol, traffic enforcement, response to emergency and non-emergency calls, participation in community oriented policing programs, and investigation of criminal activities. 

Standard Requirements: 

• United States Citizen, and at least 21 years of age
• Valid drivers license
• High School graduate (some college preferred) 
• Honorable discharge if a veteran
• Successfully complete our background investigation 
• Complete the Georgia Peace Officers Entrance Exam 
• No DUI arrests within the last five years
• No more than 6 accumulated traffic points in the last year 
• No at fault accidents within the last three years
• No active litigation due to traffic accidents
• No felony convictions
• No pattern of misdemeanor offenses
• No bankruptcy or active financial litigation
• No convictions for crimes of moral turpitude
• Pass medical & psychological exams

Skills Required: 

• Ability to communicate with a variety of people in stressful and emergency situations
• Ability to think quickly and retain composure in stressful and emergency situations
• Ability to exercise good judgment in different types of situations
• Ability to learn quickly and thoroughly
• Ability to gather information and interpret pertinent facts 

Police Officers Pay: 

$40,803= Certified w/ Master’s Degree
$39,285= Certified w/ Bachelor’s Degree
$37,597 = Certified w/ Associates Degree
$36,753 = Certified w/ High School Diploma/GED
$35,146 = Non-certified (while in academy)

Additional Pay for: 

Police Experience 
Various Police Certifications 

Benefits Include: 

City Paid Individual Health Insurance
Family Insurance for only $13/wk
Retirement Plan
Eleven Paid Holidays
College Incentive Pay
Vacation and Sick Leave

Twelve Hour Work Schedule 
Three day weekend every other week! 

Equal Opportunity Employer 
Applications accepted continuously 

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