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June 29, 2023

Cobb County Sheriff Hosts Free Family Fun and Hiring Event

MARIETTA, GA – The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a free, open-to-the-public family fun and hiring event, Saturday, July 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Cobb County Safety Village in Marietta, Georgia. 

“The Sheriff wanted to create a hiring event that families of law enforcement applicants could be part of from start to finish,” said Cpt. Jacob Huval, Commander of the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Unit. “Several of the staff are bringing their families to the event so that while applicants are conducting interviews and taking the physical agility test, applicants’ families can learn more about what it’s like to have a loved one serve as a deputy of the sheriff’s office.” 

Applicants must arrive wearing fitness attire by 8 a.m. Upon arrival, applicants will present identification, receive a brief presentation from the recruiters, take a physical agility test (PAT) that will begin at 9 a.m., and then enter the interview phase of the hiring event if they successfully pass the PAT.

“This hiring event is happening rain or shine,” said Huval. “We only have 44 slots left to fill, and we want to make sure we hire qualified individuals who are physically and mentally ready to serve.”

There will be food trucks, a live DJ, bouncy houses, face painting, backpack giveaways, and static displays of cutting-edge equipment. Members of S.W.A.T., mounted patrol, K-9, and more will also be present, and there will be a Q&A session for the applicant’s family members at approximately 9 a.m.

If you’re ready to start a career at the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office, visit to learn more. If you want to learn more about our physical agility test, watch this video.  


About the Cobb County Sheriff's Office: The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office is a law enforcement agency that executes a broad range of services which include but are not limited to Jail Operations, Court Security, Criminal Warrant Execution, Civil Process Service, Mental Health Transports, Forgery/Fraud Investigation, and Fugitive Investigation and Apprehension. Sheriff Craig Owens took over the office on Jan. 1, 2021, and leads a staff of more than 800 deputies and civilians. Under his leadership, the Sheriff’s Office has the most diverse command staff in its nearly 200-year history and is on the path to becoming the best law enforcement agency in the State of Georgia. To learn more about the Cobb County Sheriff's Office, visit Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Download the Cobb County Sheriff's Office App!