Police Officer & Cadet

Greeley, CO
Greeley Police Department

If you are interested in working in a cause, not a job, we need you. If you want your education and your life to make a difference, we need you. If you want to look forward to going to work every day, we need you.

We are the men and women of the Greeley Police Department. We make a difference in the world every day. We help people and we get a great sense of self-fulfillment from doing it. We invite you to see if you measure up to becoming part of our organization of 200 people dedicated to making our community a better and safer place to live. In exchange, we offer you a salary and benefits package competitive with any law enforcement agency in Colorado. We offer you a great, new facility to work out of. We offer well-equipped vehicles and over $11,000 in personal equipment issued to each new officer, including an in-car computer and smartphone.

We need you and we hope you need us. Read on to learn how you can become a member of a proud group of dedicated professionals.

$67,241.00 – $92,811.00 Annually

3/1/2020 11:59 PM Mountain


• 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;
• Inspects public establishments requiring licenses to ensure compliance with rules and regulations;
• Operates police communication and computer equipment to obtain, disseminate, and report information;
• Attends community meetings to discuss crime prevention activities and crime problems;
• Writes detailed incident, investigation, and other reports;
• Provides credible testimony in court;
• Mediates civil disputes and other non-criminal disagreements;
• Attempts to de-escalate and obtain appropriate services for mentally ill and emotionally disturbed persons.


Police Officer (POST Certified) Requirements:
• 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 in Spring 2020.

Cadet (not POST Certified) Requirements:
• High school diploma or GED;
• AA degree or 60 semester credit hours from an accredited college or university; OR minimum 2 years honorable military service up to and including an honorable discharge;
• Cadet will transition to Police Officer trainee position upon graduation from law enforcement academy.

All Candidate Requirements:
• Valid driver's license and good driving record;
• Legally able to work in the United States;
• 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 two years;
• 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.