Police Officer

Mead, CO
Mead Police Department

Salary: $34.47 per hour.

Essential Functions:

  • Responds to calls for service and conducts proactive enforcement and community policing.
  • Investigates crime scenes or accidents and assists other officers.
  • Detects and prevents criminal activities by surveillance of assigned business and residential areas. Notes possible criminal occurrences and takes steps to prevent criminal actions.
  • Promotes crime prevention by initiating contact with businesses and residents including explaining applicable laws, soliciting cooperation in crime reporting, and otherwise creating good rapport with citizens.
  • Protects evidence, takes statements from witnesses, and assists detectives in specialized investigations.
  • Provides emergency medical assistance and assist medical/fire personnel.
  • Enforces traffic laws, vehicle codes, and promotes traffic safety. Directs traffic, reports unsafe road conditions, and otherwise promotes vehicular and pedestrian safety.
  • Conducts community oriented policing activities, including eliciting business and community participation, working with community groups, conducting welfare checks, and other community policing activities.
  • Prepares written reports and logs and manages case information.
  • Prepares and provides testimony in court and works with attorneys.
  • Provides support for code enforcement and animal control activities.
  • Issues appropriate citations and takes immediate actions to mitigate problems and disputes.
  • May be assigned to a specialty unit or assigned.
  • Trains and mentors other officers in areas of expertise or specialty.
  • Performs other related work, as required and assigned.


  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License (within 30 days of hire) and maintain a satisfactory driving record.
  • Must possess, or be in the process for, the State of Colorado Peace Officers’ Standards Certificate (POST Certification).
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED). Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university is preferred.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be able to maintain the required law enforcement certifications.
  • Must be able to successfully remain current on all Mead Police Department and Colorado POST training requirements.