Police Officer

Leadville, CO
City of Leadville

The City of Leadville is seeking Police Officer applicants. Police Officers are responsible for various law enforcement and community service functions for the City of Leadville. Police Officers report to the Police Sergeant, and ultimately to the Leadville Chief of Police. Police Officers work closely with the other members of a small Police Department at the city. The Police Officer position is a full-time position and requires a minimum of 86 hours per two-week pay period including possible overtime, evenings and nights. The annual pay range is $61,560 – $90,422.

Job Definition:

Police Officers exercise a high degree of discretion, trust, and confidence performing skilled police work. The Police Officer duties include police patrol, criminal investigations, enforcement of traffic laws and regulations, related criminal law enforcement activities, and a wide variety of community services. Police Officers work in partnership with the community to identify and resolve issues, to provide public safety to the community, and to maintain peace, safety, and order. Police Officers must exercise considerable judgment, initiative, and skill in a variety of situations and must be able to act without direct supervision in completing work. This position requires employees to work in highly stressful, emergency situations where injury or death of individuals might occur.

This job description is an overview and is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions and tasks required of the position.

Essential Duties:

The following duties are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by this position. The duties below are intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.

  • Perform proactive police patrol functions, respond to calls for service, enforce laws, maintain order, prevent crime, enforce traffic laws and direct traffic and provide miscellaneous service to assist the public;
  • Enforce statutes, codes and laws in a manner that is reasonable, fair and devoid of bias of any kind;
  • Investigate crimes, gather evidence, interview people, issue citations, make arrests, prepare reports and cases for prosecution, and testify in court;
  • Conduct investigations of criminal activity consistent with statutory requirements, best-practices and departmental policies and procedures;
  • Conduct searches of individuals, structures and vehicles in a manner that meets constitutional requirements;
  • Handle and process evidence according to department policy and in accordance with statutory requirements;
  • Operate police vehicles responsibly and in a manner that reflects positively on the department;
  • Utilize firearms in a manner consistent with safe practices, department policy, state statutes, federal law and the United States Constitution;
  • Utilize weaponless defense techniques in a manner that is reasonable, just and constitutional;
  • Interact with members of the community and the department in a manner that is professional, fair and without bias;
  • Treat members of the community and co-workers with dignity, respect and in a manner that reflects positively on the agency;
  • Communicate verbally and in writing clearly and concisely;
  • Report to work on-time, with the required equipment and dressed appropriately for the assignment in a manner that reflects positively on the department;
  • Work on a computer for word processing, report submissions, sending and receiving emails, and data entry.


Minimum Education: High School diploma or GED required. An Associates or Bachelor’s degree is preferred but is not required. Two to five (2-5) years of law enforcement experience and Colorado Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification is preferred.

Language Skills: Ability to read, write and speak English fluently. Ability to respond to employees, customers, regulatory agencies or authorities, or members of the local business community. Bi-lingual Spanish speaking skills are preferred.

  • Be a U.S. citizen and 21 years of age at time of application
  • Possess a valid, unrestricted driver’s license at time of application and date of hire
  • Not have been convicted of the following:
  • A felony crime
  • A misdemeanor crime of domestic violence
  • A misdemeanor crime that would affect ability to certify with the Colorado Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board
  • See Colorado POST website Disqualifying Incidents/Criminal History for a list of misdemeanor convictions which may affect an individual’s certification ability. https://post.colorado.gov/disqualifying-incidents

Candidates with prior military service in the armed forces must provide, as an attachment to their application, their DD-214 which must not reflect “Character of Service as Dishonorable or Bad Conduct” discharge.