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Recruit/Entry and Lateral Police Officer Job - City of Wheat Ridge - City of Wheat Ridge, Colorado

July 14, 2014

City of Wheat Ridge

Position Title: Recruit/Entry and Lateral Police Officer
Position Type: Civilian
Closing Date: 8/19/2014
Job Description


?7500 WEST 29TH AVE?


Updated: July 11, 2014

Job Classifications: ?Police Officer I (Recruit and Entry Level)?Police Officer II (Laterals with 3+ years’ experience)? 

The City of Wheat Ridge will be hiring two positions for recruit, entry level officers and/or lateral officers.?? 

Salary Information: ?Recruit:  $4,000/month?Entry Level: $4,333 - $4,666 DOQ?Lateral:  $4,900 – 5,633 DOQ

Benefit Information:  Medical/Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Holidays (10), Extended Sick Leave, Group Term Life Insurance, STD/LTD, Retirement Plans, uniforms, comp time

?Contact Information:  ?Barbara Davis, PHR?-Human Resources Analyst?--? 

Department Information: ?The Wheat Ridge Police Department’s Vision Statement is “Exceptional People Providing Exceptional Service”.  Our organization is a progressive agency comprised of dedicated and diverse men and women who share the vision of providing exceptional law enforcement services in partnership with the community we serve.  The organization is committed to technical excellence, education and leadership in promoting a collaborative and open relationship with law-abiding community members to provide the highest quality of services. ??The Wheat Ridge Police Department employs more than 100 full-time professional team members dedicated to providing high-quality, cost-effective police services to the community.  We recognize the value of hiring applicants who embrace and support our organizational Vision, Mission and Core Values.  Public trust requires that all applicants meet specific job related hiring standards, based on current and past behaviors, regarding such issues as integrity, criminal acts, driving history and drug use.  Candidates must meet the highest standards of conduct through their demonstrated behavior and actions that reflect our agency’s Core Values.  ??The Wheat Ridge Police Department recognizes the value of a diverse workforce that mirrors our community.  A diverse workforce promotes a higher level of performance and satisfaction, as well as trust and respect.  The Wheat Ridge Police Department encourages candidates from different walks of life, backgrounds and life stages to apply for positions in our organization. ? 


City Information:?Surrounded by the cities of Denver, Lakewood, Golden and Arvada, the City of Wheat Ridge encompasses 9.5 square miles.  The current population is approximately 32,000 citizens, 14,000 households and 2,100 businesses.  The City maintains 20 parks, 250 acres of open space, four lakes and more than five (5) miles of a nationally recognized trail along the Clear Creek.  ??Wheat Ridge is redefining itself for the next generation by building on our community values, businesses and industries, and fun!    Wheat Ridge offers nearby shopping and recreation.  The City is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and only minutes from downtown Denver making it an ideal location to live and work.? 


Additional Information

To be considered for employment with the City of Wheat Ridge, you must have the following completed no later than August 19:??

•An online City of Wheat Ridge application at 

?•A National Testing application and PHQ at

•The FrontLine National video test – schedule your own convenient time.??  The Wheat Ridge Police Department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account with National Testing Network (NTN).  Please complete the PHQ as soon as possible as it is required by August 19.  ??National Testing Network (NTN) is a service provided to conduct testing in a standardized, professional environment.  All candidate results will be provided to the Human Resources Division. 

To sign up for pre-employment testing, go to and click on LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS. Select the department and read over all the requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882. For updates and new job announcements, "Like" National Testing Network on Facebook.




Job Requirements
  • Age 21
  • Education 2 year college degree
  • Experience Entry or Lateral
  • Additional Requirement :


    Job Requirements

    Age: 21

    US Citizen: Lawfully work in the U.S.

    High School Grad/GED: Yes

    Valid COLORADO State Driver's License: Yes, or ability to obtain.

    Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

    College:?  2 Year College Degree


    General Requirements:?  Age: 21 ??Education: 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours from a non-vocational accredited college or university. This requirement will not be waived for any reason. ??Physical Fitness: Must be able to perform all physical demands of the job as stipulated in the job description. ??United States Citizenship: Candidates must be a United States Citizen or possess proper I-9 documentation; also must be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken English. ??Certification: The examination process is open to both certified and non-certified applicants. ??Other Requirements: All candidates who are seeking employment with the City of Wheat Ridge Police Department should be aware of certain requirements that are inherent within the profession. These may be identified by character traits that include honesty, integrity, maturity, self-discipline, initiative, problem solving, and an exceptional ability to deal frequently with traumatic occurrences. ??All candidates must pass all physical, medical, written, oral and psychological examinations.



  • Salary Information
    Entry Level Salary: $4333   monthly
    Top Pay: $5633   monthly

    Contact Information

    Chad Andrews
    City of Wheat Ridge
    7500 W. 29th Ave
    City of Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033
    ph: (866)563-3882

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