Police Officer

Palisade, CO
Palisade Police Department

Salary range: $26.50-$32.70.

Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Under general direction of the Chief of Police and Police Sergeant, to perform patrol, investigate, service and enforcement functions, to generally provide for the safety of the public, and to perform related duties as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols the Town on foot and/or in a radio-equipped patrol car, motorcycle, or bicycle. Performs complex investigation, renders service, enforces traffic and criminal laws, and generally provides for the safety of the public.
  • Interacts and works with diverse groups of people, in a professional and courteous manner, within the department and the community to render service and collect information.
  • Uses problem solving skills, creativity, and innovative approaches to identify community concerns, present options of courses of action, identify resources, plan for implementation of desired changes, and evaluate success.
  • Coordinates information and resources among other department employees, public and private agencies, and citizens regarding crime problems and solutions.
  • Reads and applies department policies, rules, regulations, instructions, laws and ordinances, and general literature pertaining to policing.
  • Analyzes and interprets legal codes and criminal evidence.
  • Prepares written reports and memoranda summarizing information.
  • Uses computers for reports, communications, and information retrieval.
  • Communicates with customers, citizens, and team members in a professional and effective manner.
  • Understands and works to implement Town and departmental goals and policies.
  • Responds to emergency situations, takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment and follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures.


  • State of Colorado law enforcement certification.
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish) preferred.
  • No felony convictions.
  • No non-traffic related misdemeanor within the previous 36 months.
  • No eight points or three moving violation convictions, or a suspended, restricted, or revoked license in the previous 36 months.
  • No conviction for violation of law resulting in prohibition of possession of firearms.
  • No history of illegal drug use.