Police Officer (Certified)

Erie, CO
Erie Police Department

Effective January 1, 2023 the starting salary range is $72,238.40 – $105,352.00 annually.

The Town of Erie is currently accepting applications for Police Officer. The incumbent will perform a wide variety of police and law enforcement duties, including the protection of property, crime detection, and public safety. May be assigned to an area of specialty as needed and assigned.
The below list is intended to be illustrative of the responsibilities of the position and not all encompassing.  The Town may change these duties at any time.

Summary of Duties

  • Responds to priority calls regarding public disturbances, criminal, civil or emergency situations. May provide emergency medical assistance, controls traffic, and otherwise ensures attention is given to public safety.
  • Detects and prevents criminal activities by surveillance of assigned business and residential areas. Notes possible criminal occurrences and takes steps to prevent criminal actions. Promotes crime prevention by initiating contact with businesses and residents including explaining applicable laws, soliciting cooperation in crime reporting, and otherwise creating good rapport with citizens.
  • Conducts a variety community-oriented policing activities to include participating in Erie’s Citizen Police Academy, business and community participation, working with community groups, conducting welfare checks, etc.
  • Investigates crime scenes or accidents and assists other officers. Protects evidence, takes testimony from witnesses, and assists detectives in specialized investigations.
  • Enforces traffic laws, vehicle codes and promotes traffic safety. Notes illegal or unsafe driving practices and advises or makes arrests as appropriate. Directs traffic, reports unsafe road conditions and otherwise promotes vehicular and pedestrian safety.
  • Prepares a variety of daily reports and logs.
  • Prepares and provides testimony in court and works with prosecution attorneys.
  • Provides a variety of related police services including transport of prisoners, assistance to motorists, mediates family disturbances.

Minimum Qualifications

To qualify for this position an applicant must be Colorado POST certified or for out-of-state applicants, must have the ability to successfully challenge the Colorado POST and obtain certification.

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be able to attain and maintain a variety of law enforcement certifications.
  • Must be able to pass a comprehensive background check, polygraph, drug screen, ¬†psychological and physical exams.
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record.
  • State of Colorado Peace Officers Standards Certificate (POST Certification)