Police Officer

Westminster, CO
Westminster Police Department



Entry Level: $73,340 annual
Academy Graduate: $73,340 annual
Lateral Transfer: $84,448 annual
Top Pay: $108,513 annual


Westminster, Colorado Police Department. We are a northwest suburb in the Denver Metro area that prides ourselves on the quality of our police work and high level of weekly training. Our department consists of patrol, detectives, K9, SWAT, SET (fugitive unit,) traffic, motors, SROs, Narcotics, and investigations/training/Professional services. Our shift schedule is set so training can be conducted weekly with all shifts. Weekly training will include firearms, arrest control/defensive tactics, officer survival, building searches, active shooter, felony car stops, driving, PIT training, CPR and first aid, investigation, and report writing. Each officer on patrol is issued a patrol rifle by the department; red dot optics on handguns are also optional. (We put on rifle and red dot optic classes multiple times a year.)

$10,000 hiring bonus for new hires, with the first half received upon being hired and the second half received upon the completion of probation.

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-Health, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents, with the city paying a portion of the premium cost.

-FPPA retirement packages that include defined benefits or hybrid defined benefits and money purchase plan.

-142-190 hours of general leave accrued annually depending on years of service. 126-222 hours of paid vacation allowed per year, 10 paid holidays and one floating holiday per year.

-City pays full premium for life insurance coverage equal to 1.5 times of employees salary.

-Educational tuition reimbursement is available to employees after one year of employment at 50% of tuition fees, up to $2500 a year.

-Bilingual applicants earn up to $1,500 extra a year.


  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Diploma/GED
  • Experience: Lateral-POST cert, 2+ years experience; Certified-POST cert

For certified, must have a Colorado POST certification, graduation from a certified Police Academy. For lateral, you must have a minimum of two years full time patrol experience within the last three years and a current POST certification. Out of state applicants can apply for a Colorado POST certification; the department will help you obtain that certification as it needs to be completed within six months after being hired.

We value all prior military experience, though it is not necessary to get hired.

Rolling application open year round for certified and later police officers. Email Investigator Cohen jacohen@westminsterco.gov for information and dates on the trainee/academy process. Please contact investigator Cohen for information and dates on the trainee/academy process.

Jesse Cohen
Westminster Police Department (CO)
9110 Yates St
Westminster, Colorado 80031-2540
phone: 303-658-4077