Police Officer (Patrol)

Broomfield, CO
Broomfield Police Department

$69,409.60 – $99,985.60 Annually

**Now accepting applications for P.O.S.T. Certified applicants and those who are currently enrolled in a law enforcement academy in Colorado.**
Are you dedicated to making a difference in your community? 
Are you passionate about law enforcement? 
The City and County of Broomfield is seeking applicants for full-time Police Officer positions assigned to Patrol.

General Duties:

May perform special project assignment duties in patrol, investigation, court security, traffic or or other units as assigned.  Responds to requests for assistance from the public, fellow officers, fire department, , and other police agencies. Renders first-aid assistance as necessary.  Secures crime scenes, conducts evidence searches; interviews complainants, witnesses, and suspects. When assigned as an investigator, performs comprehensive initial and follow-up investigation of misdemeanors and felonies as assigned.  Apprehends suspects and testifies in court as appropriate. Performs traffic control operations: directs traffic, assists motorists, issues citations, investigates accidents involving motor vehicles, testifies in court as necessary. Responds to calls of a non-criminal nature such as barking dogs, family disturbances, and abandoned vehicles.  Identifies neighborhood problems and develops strategies for solutions.

Becomes acquainted with people in an assigned beat; identify problems; attend meetings; teach classes; ); and improves community relations.  Communicate verbally and effectively by listening to people and by giving information, directions, and commands. Solve law enforcement and community service problems.  Exercise independent judgment within legal guidelines, to determine when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest and when force may be used and to what degree.  Communicate effectively over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications, often under adverse conditions such as siren usage and high speed vehicle operations.

Effect an arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints.  Conduct visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time. Climb over obstacles; climb through openings; jump down from elevated surfaces; jump over obstacles, ditches, and streams; and crawl in confined areas to pursue, search, investigate, and/or rescue. Conduct searches of buildings and large outdoor areas which may involve walking, running and/or standing for long periods of time and which requires the ability to distinguish color and perceive shapes.  Enter and exit vehicles quickly to perform rescue operations, pursue a suspect, or answer an emergency call. Pursue fleeing suspects on foot both day and night in unfamiliar terrain.

Minimum Qualifications

Training & Experience – High school graduate or GED equivalent (college credit is preferred).

Necessary Special Requirements  Must possess current, valid Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification by date of hire or currently enrolled in a law enforcement academy.  Out of state applicants must provide proof of current peace officer certification, and must obtain a Colorado POST provisional certification by date of hire.  Candidates must successfully challenge the Colorado POST certification within 6 months of hire

Cannot have been convicted of a felony or a disqualifying misdemeanor involving moral turpitude; possess and maintain valid driver’s license with the ability to obtain a valid Colorado driver’s license and safe driving record for continued employment; must be at least 21 years of age.  Must be able to obtain valid American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR certifications. New hires must, as a condition of employment, pass the following pre-offer and post-offer tests in addition to the interview(s): polygraph or CVSA, physical agility obstacle course, background examination, driving records check, medical examination, psychological examination, drug screening and fingerprint check through CBI/FBI.  Ability to meet Department’s physical standards.