Student Internships

The internship program is designed to provide an overview of the various components of an urban police department, including, but not limited to, patrol operations, criminal investigations, administration and training. Through student internships the Department provides opportunities for college undergraduates and graduates to participate in, learn, and directly observe law enforcement activities in an effort to encourage their interest in the law enforcement profession and recruit more interested and qualified candidates for employment with the Department. The program format is relatively flexible to accommodate the educational needs of the intern, the requirements of the intern’s college or university, and the commitments of the Department.

Student internship candidates shall meet the following criteria to be eligible to participate in the program:

  1. Be eighteen (18) years of age or older;
  2. Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university program which awards credit for participation in an internship program;
  3. Must have the approval of the concerned college or university faculty advisor or sponsor;
  4. Must pass a routine background check;
  5. Agree to a waiver of liability as required by the Department; and
  6. Have a flexible schedule to work irregular hours when needed

For more information on any of our programs, please contact a member of the Community Affairs Unit:

Community Affairs Main Line: 770-477-3546


Sector 1 Community Liaison
Officer Johnny Carroll

Sector 2 Community Liaison
Officer Jordan Parrish

Sector 3 Community Liaison
Officer Halekia Helm

Community Affairs Commander
Lieutenant Cherie West

Police Community Liaison – Public Information Officer
Julia Isaac