Police Recruit/Lateral Police Officer

Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Police Department

Thank you for inquiring about the application process for the Colorado Springs Police Department. The department opens a specific application period for a specific academy class start date. We are currently accepting applications for a December 2022 Police Academy (Dates are subject to change)! We are planning to keep applications open through February 25, 2022 (I would suggest not waiting until the last minute as we reserve the right to close applications at any time). You can find the applications on our webpage listed below or directly by following this link:




With almost 700 diverse sworn officers, the CSPD offers opportunities and excitement for those choosing to serve our community as a police officer. Since our humble beginnings in the late 1800’s, the CSPD has maintained a standard of excellence that you would be proud to join.

We embrace a proactive policing or Community Oriented Policing philosophy, rather than only crime response. We seek to understand and focus on why crimes are committed and find ways to remove the conditions that are most likely to lead to criminal activity. We expect our officers to exhibit this philosophy and actively create community and police partnerships that identify problem and craft solutions.

Through a rigorous testing and qualification process, we ensure that only the most qualified individuals earn the right to wear our badge. If you feel that you have the integrity, character and abilities required to proudly wear the uniform of a Colorado Springs Police Officer, you are invited to review our qualification information.

If you have any questions regarding recruitment, please email our Recruiter, Officer Russ Perry at Ruselis.Perry@coloradosprings.gov

I would also recommend going to our website at: http://bit.ly/cspdrecruiting and filling out the Job Interest Card and signing up for text notifications (Text EZHireme to 719-353-5597). Filling out the interest card allows us to contact you by Email with information on the application process, future open application periods, and dates and information about when the next process will begin (we will send the application link to your inbox as well). The website link above also has information on the hiring process, requirements, testing, and disqualifying behaviors (Computer: click hyperlinks on left side of page; Phone: top of the page – Minimum Qualifications; Disqualifying Behaviors; etc.).

Also, please feel free to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for up to date information. We also have a YouTube page which contains various videos to assist in the hiring process as well as recent academy class videos:


Other programs you may want to look at getting involved with such as our Volunteer program. This program is called CAPS and further information can be found here: http://springscaps.org/

We are also continually hiring Dispatchers and Emergency Response Technicians (call takers) and multiple other jobs through the city website at: https://coloradosprings.gov/city-careers

If you have any further questions after reading the information on the website please don’t hesitate to ask!