Police Officer I – III

Estes Park, CO
Town of Estes Park Police Department

$71,254.00 – $105,249.00 Annually

2/15/2023 11:59 PM Mountain

Join our team!

This position performs proactive entry level to advanced level law enforcement duties depending upon rank.  This includes public safety, the protection of property, and crime prevention and detection.  May be assigned an area of specialty as needed.  At the higher levels, may be responsible for less senior police officers and may act as a Field Training Officer.

Examples of Essential Duties and Responsiblities

The list below is intended to be illustrative of the responsibilities of the position and not all encompassing.  Duties are performed on a rotating shift basis.  The Town may change these duties at any time.

  • Enforces local, state and federal laws and or ordinances.
  • Responds to calls for service including public disturbances, criminal, civil or emergency situations.
  • Enforces traffic laws and promotes traffic safety.
  • Detects and prevents criminal activities by surveillance of assigned business and residential areas.
  • 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.
  • Investigates and assists at crime scenes or accidents; protects evidence, collects evidence, takes testimony from witnesses.
  • Operates a police vehicle under emergency and non-emergency conditions.
  • Apprehends and detains suspects.
  • Writes and prepares a variety of reports and completes forms.
  • Prepares and provides testimony in court and works with prosecution attorneys.

Education and Experience

  • Level I:
    1. High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
    2. An Associate’s Degree or 60 undergraduate semester credit hours.  Three years military service and/or law enforcement experience can be substituted for education.
  • Level II:
    1. Meet the qualifications for Level I.
    2. Must have been released from probationary status.
    3. One year of experience as a post-probationary Police Officer I with satisfactory performance review ratings.
  • Level III:
    1. Meet the qualifications for Level II.
    2. One year of service as Police Officer II with satisfactory performance review ratings.
    3. Training at instructor level, or specialist in a field specified by the department.


  • Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training certificate (POST certification). At Level I, POST certification is required at hire or if currently attending an academy may be hired pending POST certification. Out of state law enforcement candidates may challenge, and must pass, the POST once hired.
  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record.