Police Sergeant

Fairplay, CO
Fairplay Police Department

Salary range: $37.02 – $39.90.

Position Summary:

Under limited supervision, supervises and performs the police patrol or investigative duties of an assigned shift or unit of the Town of Fairplay Police Department, to assist and protect the lives and property of Town of Fairplay residents, business owners, and visitors. Supervises and manages all assigned staff to include, hiring, training, coaching, and evaluating performance.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises activities of employees of an assigned unit or shift, particularly Police Officers.
  • Schedules employees, approves overtime, assigns work, and monitors its progress.
  • Inspects appearance and equipment of assigned patrol officers and other personnel.
  • Provides guidance and mentorship regarding performance, next steps, and judgment issues.
  • Determines training needs, trains employees, writes and conducts evaluations, and recommends disciplinary actions. Guides and develops employees in the accomplishment of their duties and professional growth.
  • Coordinates the handling of high risk, complex, or sensitive incidents or cases.
  • Reviews reports prepared by employees and assigns any necessary follow-up work.
  • Provides excellent customer service to external and internal customers including but not limited to effectively listening and communicating, providing accurate information, offering solutions, assisting in resolution, and ensuring timely follow up.
  • Performs the full range of duties of subordinate officers, such as patrolling in marked or unmarked police cars, responding to calls, intervening in disputes, investigating criminal cases, controlling traffic, writing reports, preparing legal paperwork, issuing citations,making arrests, consulting with prosecutors, testifying in court, and transporting suspects to jail.


  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age and a legal resident of the United States or legally able to work in the United States.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of continuous experience as a law enforcement officer.
  • Associate degree in criminal justice or related field, or specialized courses/training or work experience that is equivalent to satisfactory completion of two years of college in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice or closely related field.
  • Certified Colorado Police Officer.
  • Valid Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record required.
  • Any acceptable combination of education, training and experience that provides the listed knowledge, abilities and skills may be substituted.