Police Officer

Fairplay, CO
Fairplay Police Department

Salary range: $69,000-$72,000.

Position Summary:

Performs a variety of public safety work providing emergency aid, security and protection to the citizens of the Town of Fairplay. General supervision is received from the Chief of Police or other appointed designee.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.
  • Record facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities.
  • Monitor, note, report, and investigate suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, an unusual or illegal activity within the Town of Fairplay.
  • Identify, pursue, and arrest suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.
  • Patrol the Town of Fairplay on foot or motorized conveyance, responding promptly to calls for service.
  • Review facts of incidents to determine if a criminal act or statute violation were involved.
  • Render aid to accident victims or other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries.
  • Investigate traffic accidents or other accidents to determine causes and to determine if a crime has been committed.
  • Testify in court to present evidence or act as a witness in traffic and criminal cases.
  • Photograph or draw diagrams of crime or accident scenes and interview principals and witnesses.
  • Secure crime scenes to prevent bystanders from tampering with it prior to investigation.
  • Examine crime scenes to obtain evidence and clues, such as loose hairs, fibers, clothing, or weapons.
  • Obtain evidence from suspects.
  • Record progress of investigations, maintain informational files on suspects, and submit reports to commanding officers, the District Attorney’s Office, or Magistrates to authorize warrants.
  • Check victims for signs of life, such as breathing or pulse.
  • Prepare charges or responses to charges, or information for court cases, according to formalized procedures.
  • Obtain facts or statements from complainants, witnesses, and accused persons and record interviews, using a recording device.
  • Prepare and serve search and arrest warrants.
  • Note, mark, and photograph location of objects found, such as footprints, tire tracks, bullets, and bloodstains, and take measurements of the scene.


  • A minimum of 2 years experience is preferred with a valid Colorado POST (Peace Officer Standards & Training) certificate.
  • Must be 21 years or older.
  • Have a high school diploma/GED.
  • Candidate must also have a clean driving history and be able to pass a criminal background investigation, psychological exam, physical, drug screening and polygraph test.
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States or able to legally work in the United States.
  • Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License or able to obtain within 30 days of hire.
  • Must be able to pass and maintain a Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI) clearance for the NCIC/CCIC database within 6 months of hire.