Police Officer

Windsor, CO
Windsor Police Department

Salary: $70,096.00 – $94,910.40 Annually.

Position Summary:

As a member of the Police Department, Individuals in this position perform a variety of law enforcement activities for the Town of Windsor such as patrolling the streets and other public places to enforce ordinances, state and municipal laws, and discover and/or prevent the commission of crimes.

Individuals work under the direct supervision of the Police Sergeant to carry out assigned duties, functions, roles, and projects in both routine and complex circumstances.

Essential Functions:

  • Affect an arrest, forcible if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints; subdue resisting suspects using maneuvers and approved weapons in self-defense; process and transport people taken into custody or detained.
  • Prepare investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations.
  • Exercise independent judgment in determining when and to what extent force may be used, and when there is reasonable suspicion to detain or probable cause to search and arrest.
  • Safely operate a law enforcement vehicle both day and night, in all types of weather, in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic and on unsafe road conditions.
  • Communicate effectively with dispatchers and other police personnel utilizing laptop computer and radio.
  • Gather appropriate information from victims, suspects, witnesses, and confidential informants.
  • Properly handle and use weapons and/or firearms from a variety of body positions, under conditions of stress that justify the use of deadly force, and perform at levels of proficiency prescribed in certification standards.
  • Perform searches, which may involve walking for long periods, and stopping and detaining suspicious vehicles and persons.
  • Engage in patrol functions that include rotating shifts, foot patrol, and physical security checks of buildings.
  • Effectively communicate with people in order to inform and direct, mediate disputes, and advise individuals of legal rights.
  • Effectively communicate with people in court and other formal settings, including public speaking engagements.
  • Detect and collect evidence and substances related to criminal offenses, often in dangerous conditions.
  • Perform rescue functions at accidents, emergencies, and disasters that may involve physically moving people away from dangerous situations, or evacuating people from particular areas.
  • Read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents, including the preparation and processing of such documents as citations, affidavits, and warrants.
  • Interact cooperatively with co-workers and members of the community.
  • Report to work on time and maintain an acceptable attendance record.


  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must have a current Colorado Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one upon hire, that meets the Town of Windsor’s standards.
  • Must possess Colorado POST certification or probationary certificate from an approved academy by the time of appointment.
  • CPR/1st Aid certification within three (3) months of employment.