Police Officer

Agency: Commerce City Police Department

Location: Commerce City CO

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Closing Date/Time:          Continuous

Salary:                                 $26.55 - $31.99 Hourly
$2,124.00 - $2,559.20 Biweekly
$55,224.00 - $66,539.20 Annually

Job Type:                           Full-Time 


General Purpose

Commerce City, a dynamic, diverse community with a growing future, places great emphasis on providing a safe environment to residents and members of the industrial and business sector, and enthusiastically acknowledges the essential contribution and dedication of its police officers. 

The Commerce City Police Department subscribes to the concept of community oriented policing and is looking for candidates who have experience with, and an understanding of, this concept with demonstratable communication and problem solving skills with an ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.


 Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

A Police Officer performs general and specific law enforcement functions within the municipal environment.  Observes and acts upon circumstances which call for law enforcement intercession. Work involves responding to complaint calls, investigating crimes, mediating civil disputes, preparing reports and patrolling the City in an official vehicle to deter crime or apprehend violators or suspects, enforcing traffic laws, collecting and submitting evidence related to crimes, testifying in court and training new personnel. Exercises responsibility for the enforcement of state and local laws relating to public safety and welfare. Exercises independent judgment in dealing with dangerous or unusual situations, exercising safety practices and procedures.  Works under high-risk conditions.


 Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must be at least twenty-one (21) yrs. of age, possess a valid CO driver's license, have a HS Diploma or GED and P.O.S.T certified or be P.O.S.T. certified by hire date. Also you are eligible if you NOT applied or been dismissed from process with the police department within the last 12 months

Current academy students who anticipate graduating this year are encouraged to apply.  Law enforcement, military experience and/or sixty semester credit hours is preferred. Bilingual in Spanish preferred with pay available for qualified individual. 

Below is criteria which may disqualify an applicant.  These criteria are not all inclusive, and other issues will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  The City reserves the right to disqualify any applicant who may or may not have any one or all of the following.

         Applying within the last twelve (12) months

         Knowingly falsifying requested information during the selection process

         Any felony conviction or a conviction for a crime preventing P.O.S.T. certification

         Any conviction for a crime of violence as an adult (18 or over), specifically assaults, domestic violence, etc.

         Any conviction for a "hate crime" such as ethnic intimidation

         Perjury conviction

         Theft from current employer or a previous employer

         Recent illegal drug use and/or current alcohol abuse

         An alcohol or drug conviction including but not limited to DUI/DWAI

         Recent driving restraint, cancellation, suspension or revocation of driving privileges in Colorado or any other state

Eligible candidates for this position will be required to undergo a video test (own cost), oral board, voice stress analysis, a rigorous background investigation, pre-employment drug, medical and/or psychological examinations.  

Candidates will need to submit official transcripts as a part of the background investigation.

Please attach your 
Personal History Statement when submitting your application.







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