Police Officer (Recruit and Lateral Transfer)

Winter Park, CO
Fraser Winter Park Police Department

Fraser Winter Park PD

Non Certified Cadet – $30.44 hr.
Certified No Experience – $72,800
Year 2 – $77,714
Year 3 – $82,960
Year 4 – $88,559
Year 5 – $94,537
Year 6 – 100,919

Up to $10,000 hiring bonus DOQ.

Lateral Entry POST Certified or Certifiable Officers will be placed within the range DOQ and experience.

Recruit (non-certified) candidates will attend a POST certified academy at no cost (2 year employment contract).


  • Take home car if you live within Grand County.
  • Medical, Dental, and Eye Care plan (10% employee contribution for employee coverage and 25% employee contribution for added dependents). 
  • $50,000 life insurance policy.
  • Short and long-term disability insurance.
  • ICMA 401(a) Retirement Plan with 8.0% Town of Winter Park match.
  • Voluntary ICMA 457 Retirement Plan with up to 4% Town of Winter Park match.
  • $500 annual wellness benefit.
  • 144 hours (18 days) paid time off accrued the first year.
  • 11 paid holidays per year.
  • Cell phone with paid plan.
  • Housing and down-payment assistance.
  • Discounted ski and rec center pass.
  • All uniforms including footwear and firearm (if necessary) paid for by Department.
  • Ample opportunity for off-duty employment.
  • Free admission to Town-sponsored concerts and other special events.
  • Multi-jurisdictional part-time SWAT Team.

Job Description

This position is a certified police officer, as required by Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training Act. This is general law enforcement work, responsible for protecting life and property and enforcing laws and ordinances. Work involves routine patrol work and responding to emergency calls, citizen complaints, and alarms. Duties include preliminary investigations, special detail assignments, administrative duties and other special assignments as assigned by superiors.

Job Responsibilities

  • Patrols the Towns of Winter Park and Fraser to provide a visible deterrent in uniform and in marked cars and to enforce laws and ordinances and protect life and property; monitors commercial and residential areas for signs of criminal activity, patrols for suspicious persons or vehicles.
  • Enforces traffic and parking laws through the issuance of citations and warnings; routinely inspects roadways, bridges, and traffic signals and signs to find and report any hazardous conditions.
  • Performs business and residential security checks; checks building doors, windows, gates, and fences to ensure building/home is secured.
  • Reports buildings, homes, vehicles, or equipment that is not secured; ensures the safety and well-being of all residents/employees on duty; learns employees work patterns and alerts them to possible suspects and crime prevention.
  • Responds to calls for assistance, disturbance calls, and complaints of crimes; enforces Federal, State, and local laws by performing warrant, felony, or misdemeanor arrests; implements physical confrontation when necessary; protects the civil rights of persons in custody.
  • Investigates traffic accidents by establishing point of impact, interviewing witnesses, and collecting, preserving, and packaging evidence; detects drunk drivers and performs sobriety evaluations; books DUI suspects.
  • Secures and protects crime scene by establishing boundaries, detaining victims, suspects, and witnesses, locating and identifying evidence, and briefing supervisors and investigators on their arrival.
  • Serves as first-responder to provide aid and assistance to victims of traffic and other accidents, assists fire and emergency medical services in treating and transporting victims.
  • Prepares and maintains a wide variety of departmental records and reports in compliance with departmental and legal policies and procedures; prepares and files thorough written case reports.
  • Gives advice on laws, ordinances, and general information to the public; renders advice on domestic disturbances, assists citizens in need.
  • Maintains assigned uniform, vehicle, and equipment in accordance with departmental policy and procedures.
  • Presents evidence and testimony in courts of law; assists in prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases.
  • Assists stranded motorists, directs traffic when necessary; escorts special processions; transports prisoners to jail.
  • Participates in departmental training programs.
  • Participates in community relation’s projects as required.
  • Serves and executes criminal and traffic warrants on felony and misdemeanor suspects.
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and legal procedures.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn the department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn law enforcement investigation methods, procedures, and techniques, and the ability to apply such knowledge to specific situations.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn modern methods and practices of criminal investigation, gathering evidence, preservation of evidence, and identification.
  • Thorough knowledge of the geography of the town and location of important buildings and areas.
  • Skill in the use of firearms.
  • Ability to deal courteously and fairly with the public.
  • Ability to analyze situations and to take quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action given due regard to the surrounding hazards and circumstances of each situation.
  • Ability to write clear and comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to operate a law enforcement vehicle during both the day and night, in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic, and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice, and snow.
  • Ability to obtain information through interviews, interrogations, and observation.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly under emergency conditions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and written.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Town employees, Town officials, and the general public.
  • Ability to drive and operate the department’s assigned vehicles and equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Ability to qualify semi-annually with firearms.
  • Ability to work routinely under highly stressful condition, including life-threatening situations.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment physical examination, including drug screening.

Physical Requirements

Work typically demands standing, walking, running, sitting and lifting over 80 lbs. Work also may include carrying, pulling, climbing, kneeling, speaking, hearing and seeing.


The Town of Winter Park is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, ancestry, religion, creed, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. The Town complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veteran’s readjustment Act of 1974, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and all civil rights laws of the State of Colorado. Accordingly, equal opportunity of employment shall be extended to all persons and the Town shall promote equal opportunity and treatment through fair and equitable hiring practices. The Town of Winter Park Town Hall is located at 50 Vasquez Road, Winter Park, CO 80482.

Apply at: https://co-winterpark.civicplushrms.com/CareerPortal/Jobs.aspx