Police Patrol Officer (Entry & Lateral Transfer)

Pueblo, CO
Pueblo Police Department

$48,726.96 – $77,380.80 Annually

8/20/2022 11:59 PM Mountain

Descriptive Statement
This Police Patrol Officer is FLSA non-exempt, entry-level position under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant. This position exercises a high degree of discretion, trust and confidence performing skilled police work by critical public contact. The duties involve police patrol, criminal investigations, traffic laws / regulations, related criminal law enforcement activities, and a wide variety of community services. Employees in this classification work in partnership with the community to identify and resolve issues, to provide public safety to the community, and to maintain peace, safety, and order. Employees must exercise considerable judgment, initiative, and skill in a variety of situations and must be able to act without direct supervision in completing work.


  • Performs proactive police patrol functions, responds to calls for service, enforces laws, maintains order, prevents crime, provides miscellaneous services to assist the public, and enforces traffic laws and directs traffic
  • Investigates crimes, gathers evidence, interviews people, issues citations, makes arrests, prepares reports and cases for prosecution, and testifies in court
  • Observes, listens, analyzes, and assesses problems under varied circumstances and applies knowledge, reason, and good judgment to solve problems and render appropriate decisions
  • Interacts effectively with culturally diverse groups and individuals, calms emotional people, and displays superior customer service skills
  • Engages in superior communication with a wide variety of people verbally and in writing
  • Maintains self-control under stress
  • Maintains a level of mental and physical fitness commensurate with the requirements of the position
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships and functions well as part of a team

Minimum Qualifications

In addition to the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above, the applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen at time of application
  • Be at least 21 years of age by date of the written exam
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED at time of application
  • Possess a valid driver’s license at time of application and a Colorado Driver’s license by date of hire
  • Successfully pass physical ability and written examinations
  • Not have been convicted of the following:
    1. A felony crime
    2. A misdemeanor crime of domestic violence
    3. A misdemeanor crime that would affect ability to certify with the Colorado Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board
  • Candidates with prior military service in the armed forces must provide, as an attachment to their application, their DD-214 which must not reflect Character of Service as Dishonorable or Bad Conduct discharge

A Colorado P.O.S.T. Certification and higher education is highly desirable.