Police Officer

Pagosa Springs, CO
Pagosa Springs Police Department

$48,627.00 – $68,078.00 Annually

Closing Date
9/30/2023 at 11:59 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada


The Town of Pagosa Springs is seeking to hire qualified individuals to fill patrol officer positions. Officers perform a variety of working level technical law enforcement duties related to enforcing the laws, maintaining the peace, protecting citizens, and conducting investigations.

Essential Duties

  • Enforces all applicable city, state, and federal laws and ordinances by apprehending, citing and arresting violators as appropriate; investigates criminal activity, gathers evidence, interviews victims, witnesses and suspects and takes appropriate action to solve case and to bring suspects before proper judicial process; investigates traffic accidents, enforces traffic and parking violations; directs traffic and assists motorists as needed; serves warrants, processes, notices, summons and subpoenas.
  • Responds to calls for assistance, secures crime scenes for evidence searches; makes investigation and interviews complainants, witnesses and interrogates suspects; controls traffic and enforces traffic laws and ordinances; directs traffic, assists motorists, issues citations and warnings for D.U.I’s, moving violation and investigates accidents involving motor vehicles; prepares and submits accident, offense, arrests and related reports as necessary.
  • Patrols town to prevent and suppress crime and enforce federal and state laws and town ordinances; apprehends criminals in the act of or after the act of a crime; provides public assistance to residents; patrols certain areas to detect violations of the law; serves warrants, summons and subpoenas; makes arrests and transports offenders to jail; attends court and gives testimony.
  • Completes detailed and accurate reports of daily activities, criminal cases, arrests, traffic accidents and other cases as appropriate; presents evidence and testimony in court and other hearings as required.
  • Operates police vehicle and other department equipment in a manner that will maximize its life span and will provide the utmost safety for the officer and the public; maintains visible presence to deter and prevent crime; performs foot patrol to acquaint themselves with the community and to make themselves more readily available; checks for building security and illegal activity.
  • Performs ongoing public relations to enhance the image of the department within the community; as assigned, represents the department by speaking at public meetings and schools to educate and inform citizens; presents a professional image in both appearance and demeanor.


Graduation from high school or GED and possess a Colorado P.O.S.T or provisional certification; AND one (1) year of experience as a police officer OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.