Police Officer – Lateral, Certified or POST Certified

Erie, CO
Erie Police Department

Salary: $36.47/hour – $53.19/hour ($75,857.60 – $110,635.20 annually).

Position Summary:

The Town of Erie is currently accepting applications for a Lateral or Certified Police Officer for the Erie Police Department. The successful candidate will be responsible for a wide range of law enforcement duties, including ensuring public safety, detecting crimes and safeguarding property. The officer may also be assigned to a specialized area as required by the department. The candidate will work under established guidelines and develop the necessary knowledge and skills to perform tasks independently.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provides a variety of related police services including transport of prisoners, assistance to motorists, mediates family disturbances.
  • May conduct or assist with in-depth investigations involving felonies or other serious offenses and works closely with District Attorneys regarding cases.
  • Conducts a variety community-oriented policing activities to include participating in Erie’s Community Police Academy, business and community participation, working with community groups, conducting welfare checks, etc.
  • Prepares and provides testimony in court and works with prosecution attorneys.
  • Provides code enforcement and animal control activities as needed. Issue appropriate citations and takes immediate action to mitigate problems and disputes.
  • At advanced levels, may be assigned as a Field Training Officer.


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