2022: $71,329-$98,454 Annually
Lateral entry up to $83,670 annually is available for POST-Certified officers dependent upon years of experience and department size.
- Patrols assigned area on foot, by motorcycle, in patrol car, or by bicycle to enforce laws, prevent and discover crimes, investigate crimes, maintain order, and answer calls and assist in non-criminal matters;
- Answers radio-dispatched or citizens’ requests for police services at the scene of accidents, domestic disputes, law violations, and altercations;
- Familiarizes self with beat and with persons living in area;
- Investigates illegal or suspicious activities, persons, and establishments; Locates, searches, detains, and arrests law violators, following recognized police procedures;
- Interviews and questions victims, witnesses, and suspects; Gathers and preserves evidence;
- Performs first aid and provides assistance to accident and other victims; Participates in problem solving and community-oriented policing projects; Directs and controls traffic; investigates traffic accidents;
- Issues written citations for traffic and other violations;
Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
- High school diploma or GED;
- POST Certified in Colorado; OR Certified officer in another state and eligible for Colorado POST certification; OR Currently attending Colorado Certified Police Academy with graduation date before official hire date.
- Valid driver’s license and good driving record; Legally able to work in the United States and poses a firearm;
- Be in good physical condition;
- Have vision of or correctable to 20/20;
- No felony convictions or conviction involving moral turpitude;
- No illegal drug usage or related activities within the previous 5 years; No use of marijuana within the last year;
- No arrest for DUI, DWAI, or DUID within the last 5 years;
- Spanish/English bilingual skills desired but not required – preference points offered for Spanish fluency.