Police Officer Recruit

Broomfield, CO
Broomfield Police Department
Salary: $$53,248.00 Annually

Persons hired into this class are enrolled in a state certified Peace Officer and Standards Training (P.O.S.T.) academy. This class consists of learning the concepts and laws regarding responsible police work in a variety of Police Department activities including police patrol, follow-up investigation, crime prevention, court security, traffic safety, community relations, and non-criminal police services, C.R.S., defensive driving, physical fitness, and basic firearms. Trainee incumbents will be required to attend and successfully pass a state certified Peace Officer and Standards Training (P.O.S.T.) academy. Provide holistic services to the public by seeking ways to integrate programs or services provided by other departments, divisions, and agencies. The incumbent works in partnership with other employees, departments/divisions, agencies and the public in delivering effective and innovative services.

Police Officer (Recruit) Requisition #2018-00067. The pay for this position is $25.60 per hour ($53,248 annually) plus excellent benefits.

Candidates applying for this job announcement must be available for an interview April 9th through April 13 th.

Seeking candidates to send to a P.O.S.T. academy from July 2018 – December 2018. Upon successful completion of the P.O.S.T. Academy and written P.O.S.T. test, pay will be adjusted to a Step 2 Police Officer.

While attending the P.O.S.T. Academy the schedule will be set by the academy to include any additional training and homework that may be required outside of classroom hours. After the successful completion of the academy, work is scheduled on a rotating shift basis (Days, Swings, Graveyards) Sunday through Saturday to include holidays, weekends and overtime.

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 03/23/18 5:00 PM Mountain Time
Salary: $25.60 Hourly
$53,248.00 Annually


(Persons hired in this position must be able to perform all the essential tasks required by the position. The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. Broomfield retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential and additional functions of the job at any time without notice.)

General Duties:May perform special project assignment duties in patrol, investigation, crime prevention, court security, or community affairs units as assigned. Responds to requests for assistance from the public, fellow officers, fire department, ambulance services, 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. Performs related duties as required.

Get acquainted with people in an assigned beat; identify problems; attend meetings; teach classes; advise children (in school and on the street); 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.

Operate an emergency vehicle during both the day and night; in emergency and pursuit situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits while exercising due care and caution and in exception to traffic control devices and in congested traffic and in unsafe road conditions and environmental conditions such as fog, smoke, rain, ice, and snow. In some instances may be required to patrol an area manually operating an all terrain mountain bike. Perform law enforcement patrol functions while working rotating shifts and unanticipated overtime. Perform tasks which require lifting, carrying, or dragging people or heavy objects while performing arrest, rescue, or general patrol functions. Load, unload, aim, and fire handguns, shotguns, and other agency weaponry from a variety of body positions in situations that justify the use of deadly force while maintaining emotional control under extreme stress. Perform searches of persons which involve touching and feeling to detect potential weapons and contraband. Prepare investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations. Subdue resisting subjects using hands and feet while employing defensive tactics maneuvers or approved non-lethal weapons. Use body force to gain entrance through barriers to search, seize, investigate, and/or rescue.


Minimum Qualifications:
Training: High school graduate or GED equivalent supplemented with 60 semester hours from a college or university accredited by the North Central Association or a similar regional accrediting association. Or two years of active military service and 30 semester hours from an accredited college or university. Bachelor's degree is preferred. The department will sponsor selected candidate/s to a state certified P.O.S.T. academy.

Experience: None.

Necessary Applicant Traits: 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. Ability to meet Department's physical standards.