Police Officer I or Police Officer II

Fountain, CO
Fountain Police Department

Salary: $34.20 – $39.14.

Position Summary:

Under supervision, the incumbent ensures the safety of citizens and property by preventing, reporting, investigating, and analyzing crime within the city limits.

The purpose of this position is to Protect the lives, safety, health, welfare, and property of the citizens of Fountain by enforcing municipal, state and federal ordinances, statutes and laws. The POII position is differentiated from the POI position by experience.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains and supports a positive, collaborative culture within the City organization as a whole, fully embracing the cultural and values statements espoused by the City.
  • Patrols assigned areas within the City to deter and detect illegal activities and to protect and preserve the safety and security of individuals and property; renders assistance to citizens as needed.
  • Responds to dispatch calls and investigates citizen’s complaints and reported incidents, including crimes in progress, crimes discovered after the fact, disturbances, and accidents.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations at crime scenes, traffic accident scenes, disturbances, and the like to preserve and/or collect physical evidence, diagram or photograph scenes, obtain statements, protect witnesses and possible subjects necessary for the reporting of circumstances and facts, for charging suspects and for necessary follow-up.
  • Responds to and investigates traffic accidents; may establish traffic surveillance to observe and apprehend violators of traffic ordinances and statutes.
  • Enforces criminal and municipal statutes and ordinances by issuing summons, making arrests, taking into custody, and giving verbal or written warnings.
  • Reports traffic hazards and abandoned vehicles.
  • Prepares a variety of written reports and records on incidents and violations of the law; including criminal, traffic, and informational reports; reviews reports to ensure consistency, accuracy, and thoroughness.
  • Appears in Municipal, State and Federal courts and testifies as arresting officer or witness as required on matters related to criminal and civil actions. Offers assistance to citizens and visitors, such as giving directions and information, calling for roadside assistance, locating lost children.
  • Attends and participates in briefings, prescribed courses of physical training, classroom instruction, and field exercises.
  • Serves subpoenas, assists the courts with court security, and transports prisoners as necessary.
  • Responds to medical emergencies and assists the fire department and ambulance as needed.
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies as needed or required, including relaying written communication.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with citizens and co-workers.
  • Conducts preventative maintenance on patrol vehicle and other equipment and firearms.
  • Conducts crime prevention duties including participation in various crime prevention programs and speaking appearances in schools or businesses.
  • Attends training courses as assigned or appropriate. Acquires up-to-date knowledge of all departmental policies and procedures, laws, ordinances, etc.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as requested by superior.


  • Police Officer I: Requires High School graduation or GED equivalent supplemented by specialized courses/training or work experience that is equivalent to completion of one year of college in law enforcement, criminal justice or closely related field.
  • Police Officer II: Requires at least three (3) years of experience with a law enforcement agency such as a Municipal Sworn Officer, Patrol in a State or County Agency, or Patrol in the Sheriff’s office during the last (5) five years.
  • Requires a valid Colorado driver’s license.
  • Must possess basic Colorado Peace Officer’s Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) Certificate and CPR and First Aid Certificate.