Police Officer (Lateral or Certified)

Grand Junction, CO
Grand Junction Police Department

Salary: $38.53 – $43.37 Hourly.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol assigned areas within City limits.
  • Respond to radio dispatch calls for service.
  • Perform preliminary investigations at scenes.
  • Prepare citations and summonses.
  • Make arrests and transport individuals.
  • Appear in court to offer testimony relative to the investigation of incidents.
  • Prepare a variety of reports and records.
  • Offer assistance to citizens.


  • Good physical condition.
  • Minimum of 21 years of age, as of date of hire.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, valid Colorado driver license.
  • Good moral character (past criminal activity may be disqualifying – see notice below).
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • Colorado POST Certified or the ability to obtain a Colorado POST Provisional Certification.
  • Any felony investigation or conviction.
  • Any conviction for a crime of violence, specifically assaults, domestic violence, etc.
  • Any conviction for a “hate crime” such as ethnic intimidation.
  • Perjury conviction.
  • Any theft conviction regardless of value of item.
  • Theft from current employer or a previous employer.
  • Drug use (including marijuana) and/or current alcohol abuse.
  • An alcohol or drug conviction including but not limited to DUI/DWAI, depending on date.
  • Hit and run accident conviction.
  • Being under or having been under driving restraint, cancelation, suspension or revocation of driving privileges in Colorado or any other state.