Police Officer

Federal Heights, CO
Federal Heights Police Department

Salary: $73,332.

Open until filled

Essential Functions:

  • Performs a variety of law enforcement services including patrolling streets and other public places on an assigned shift/ performs activities associated with investigations and crime prevention; write detailed police reports; collects physical evidence.
  • Protects and preserves crime scenes.
  • May photograph and/or sketch crime scenes and accidents; assists with filing cases, testifies in court.
  • Provides information, assistance or directions to the public; performs a variety of public relations and public education duties.
  • Intervenes in disputes, apprehends suspects, makes arrests, issues citations, identifies witnesses, conducts preliminary investigations, and reestablishes law and order at the scene.
  • Prepares documentation of activities performed and information gathered. Follows-up on cases.
  • Responds to calls for assistance, including assaults, fights, domestic disturbances, thefts, traffic accidents and traffic control, and other criminal or civil complaints; transports prisoners to detention facilities as necessary.
  • Interacts with other jurisdictions, law enforcement agencies and courts of law.
  • Ability to provide effective credible testimony in a court of law.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of applicable City County, State and Federal statues, regulations, ordinances and codes.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply appropriate self defense techniques.
  • Skill and proficiency in proper use of firearms and weapons.
  • Skilled in the safe operation of assigned police vehicles.
  • Ability to prepare accurate and concise reports and records that may be used as evidence in courts of law.
  • Ability to use standard computer equipment and software including data base management, spreadsheet applications, etc.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City management, employees, other law enforcement agencies, citizens and the general public.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Must be certified as a Colorado Peace Officer.
  • No felony convictions.
  • Must pass thorough background investigation including drug screen, voice stress analysis, psychological evaluation, review of driving record and pre-employment (post job offer) physical examination.
  • Valid Colorado Drivers License and good driving record.
  • Successful applicants for all positions must pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check. Police and Fire Department positions require additional pre-employment testing.