Police Officer Recruit

Montrose, CO
Montrose Police Department

Salary: $23.00 Hourly.

Position Summary:

Under direct supervision, a Police Pre Academy Recruit performs tasks in various divisions of the Police Department in conjunction with a formal training program designed for career advancement into the law enforcement field; performs related work as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform clerical duties; keep records, enter information into computer systems; answer the telephone and provide information and directions to the general public.
  • Process information and prepare reports as assigned; submit completed reports on all cases assigned; prepare a variety of correspondence and statistical and narrative reports; research and analyze information.
  • Learn to interpret and apply City law enforcement policies and procedures including Police Department policy manual, and related state and federal laws. Learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system.
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing; establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with department personnel and city personnel.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with the public using principles of good customer service. Learn modern office equipment, methods, procedures, and computer hardware and software. Participate in the Ride-Along program.
  • The Pre Academy Recruit will be responsible for adhering to all Montrose Police Department rules, regulations, policies and procedures including but not limited to the Department Orders, Rules of Conduct, directives, and direct orders given by superiors.
  • Recruit will be responsible for adhering to all applicable State and Federal laws. Recruit will be responsible for knowing the policy and procedures of the Montrose Police Department. All positions may be required to work holidays, evenings, weekends, shift work, or varied schedule. Important Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age upon graduation from the Academy, have no felony convictions and be able to legally possess a firearm.
  • High School or GED diploma required.
  • Ability to meet the physical fitness standard required by the department.
  • Working knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques and equipment, applicable laws and ordinances.
  • Ability to recognize and analyze a variety of police problems and make recommendations.
  • Strong computer skills with experience utilizing MS Office products including Word and Excel, and police specific software.
  • Colorado P.O.S.T. Certification Imminent.
  • Current Colorado driver’s license with acceptable record.