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Lateral Police Officer Job - Denver Police Department - Denver, Colorado

July 14, 2014

Denver Police Department

Position Title: Lateral Police Officer
Position Type: Civilian
Closing Date: 8/4/2014
Job Description

In-State Lateral

Application Dates:        July 24th -August 4th

Testing:                      August 25th, 27th, 29th


Out-Of-State Lateral

Application Dates:      September 22nd-October 3rd

Testing Week:            October 27th- 31st

(Out-Of-State Laterals will complete necessary testing during the week listed above)


As one of the premier law enforcement agencies in the nation, the Denver Police Department has the ability to pick the best lateral applicants wishing to join the department. The personal challenge, self-development and outstanding benefits are why officers choose to stay and make a career with our department.

During the time laterals are in the academy (approximately 15 weeks), they will receive the salary designated for Recruit Officers until graduation and certification. Upon successful completion, you will join the ranks at an advanced pay scale based on your years of service.






Additional Information

In order to qaulify as a lateral applicant, an individual must have a minimum of three years of patrol experience with a city, county or state law enforcement agency.

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Job Requirements
  • Age Minimum 21
  • Education H.S. Diploma or GED
  • Experience 3 years Patrol Experience with City, County or State Law Enforcement Agency
  • Additional Requirement :

    Recruits will receive a salry of $46,913.00 while in the academy and then receive a salry increase upon completion and certification of the Denver Police Academy. Salary is based on years of service and will range from $57,694.00-$77,701.00.

  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $46,913   annual
    Academy Graduate: $46,913   annual
    Lateral: $57,694   annual
    Top Pay: $77,701   annual

    Contact Information

    Eranda Piyasena
    Denver Police Department
    1331 Cherokee St
    Denver, Colorado 80204
    ph: (720)913-3390