Like many businesses and organizations, the Kennesaw Police Department continues to experience challenges in keeping positions filled. It is a phenomenon I don’t recall experiencing in my lifetime. The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has realigned many lifestyles throughout society and has reshaped the workforce completely.
We are looking for dynamic, rational critical thinkers who have a desire to serve their neighbors. In addition to the reduced workforce, high-profile tragedies of officer-turned-criminal cases have painted our profession in a negative light. Those who commit crimes as a way of life have hidden loud anti-police chatter within themselves. Fictional ideas about the profession have overshadowed the truth, creating doubt from potential candidates and their families.
As our society continues to evolve, so does the law enforcement profession. We remain committed to providing value-based service, with focus on protecting our community. We recognize that public safety begins with community engagement. This endeavor builds trust and, most importantly, relationships that ultimately weave the fabric of the community.
We are looking for servants who aren’t just searching for employment. We want community-minded, engaging and empathetic leaders who care enough to protect. We offer a workplace with co-workers who care about one another, a place where you’re not just a number. We provide training that gives you the tools for protection and promotes a culture of humble pride, dignity, honor and community. We value life and all the great things it brings for our team and everyone we serve.
If you are seeking fulfilling, engaging and exciting employment, we want you to look at us. We are looking to add members to our amazing team. We realize law enforcement isn’t for everyone, but if you want to answer the call, we would love to have you on our team.
Until next time, stay safe.
– Bill Westenberger has served as chief since 2008. He was given the 2019 Kennesaw Citizen of the Year Award.