Transit Police Officer (Lateral)

Denver, CO
Regional Transportation District (RTD)

Salary: $65,177.00 – $92,062.25 Annual.

Essential Functions:

  • Enforcing Colorado State law through observation and patrol.
  • Performing investigations relating to theft, violence in the workplace, crimes on RTD property, and crimes against patrons and employees.
  • Processing crime scenes and performing evidence collection and analysis.
  • Performing comprehensive facility and counterterrorism threat and vulnerability analyses of the organization’s properties and special events.
  • Providing comprehensive written reports, procedures and implementation plans to protect employees, patrons, facilities, and equipment.
  • Completing citations and arrests as needed.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Completed High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must be 21 years of age at time of hire.
  • Proficient in all aspects of the investigations process.
  • Familiarity with the criminal justice system; including federal, state, and local law enforcement regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use sound judgment.
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively which includes planning, organizing, and prioritizing with attention to details.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including afternoon and overnight shifts, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Driver’s License.
  • Must possess a valid Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training certification or Colorado Provisional POST Certified –
  • Must possess a minimum of two years patrol duty experience – consisting of street related duty – within the last three years while employed full time by state, county, municipal or sheriff’s department (Academy training time or those employed by a correctional facility, federal, district attorney’s office or military police agency is not applicable experience).
  • Retired officers or officers separated from an agency due to resignation or layoffs must apply within one year of separation and must have been in good standing at the time or separation of the agency. 

Preferred Requirements:

  • An associate degree in business, public administration, management, criminal justice or related field is preferred.