Police Officer & Cadet

City Of Greeley - Greeley, Colorado

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$21.52 hourly
Academy Graduate:
$64,346.00 annual
$78,478.00 annual
Top Pay:
$88,814.00 annual

Job Description


If you are interested in working in a cause, not a job, we need you. If you want your education and your life to make a difference, we need you. If you want to look forward to going to work every day, we need you.

We are the men and women of the Greeley Police Department. We make a difference in the world every day. We help people and we get a great sense of self-fulfillment from doing it. We invite you to see if you measure up to becoming part of our organization of 200 people dedicated to making our community a better and safer place to live. In exchange, we offer you a salary and benefits package competitive with any law enforcement agency in Colorado. We offer you a great, new facility to work out of. We offer well-equipped vehicles and over $11,000 in personal equipment issued to each new officer, including an in-car computer and smartphone.

We need you and we hope you need us. Read on to learn how you can become a member of a proud group of dedicated professionals.

Mark Jones Chief of Police

Recruitment Process

  • 02/08/2019 – 03/03/2019: Application window open.
  • 03/04/2019: Applications screened.
  • 03/05/2019: Written Test invitations sent out – if you are selected to move forward after application screening, you will be invited via email to the written test. Testing consists of video, writing, and reading comprehension. For more information, visit National Testing Network.
    • Written Test Dates
      • Wednesday, 03/13/2019: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      • Saturday, 03/16/2019: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
      • Wednesday, 03/20/2019: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      • Saturday, 03/23/2019: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • 04/01/2019: Essential Functions testing invitations sent out – if you pass the written test, you will be invited via email to the EFT. The EFT is a series of obstacles and physical maneuvers that represent the essential physical functions potentially required of police officers.
  • 04/13/2019: Essential Functions Test – Notarized Personal History Statement due at this time.
  • 04/25/2019 & 04/26/2019: Oral Board interviews – If you pass the EFT, you will be invited to interview.
  • 05/01/2019 – 05/23/2019: Background Investigations – If you are selected to move forward from interviews, you will move into the background investigation phase of the process.
  • 05/24/2019: Command Staff interview invitations sent out – If you are selected to move forward from the background investigation process, you will be invited to interview with the Command Staff.
  • 06/03/2019 – 06/21/2019: Pre-employment screenings – If you are selected to move forward from Command Staff interviews, you will be given a conditional job offer and participate in a polygraph, psychological evaluation, medical evaluation, and drug test.
  • Hire Dates: If you pass all pre-employment screening, you will be given a final job offer.
    • POST Certified Candidates: 06/27/2019
    • Cadet Candidates: 08/08/2019 (In line with the Fall semester cadet academy)

2019 Salary Information

  • **Officer: **(POST Certified) $64,346.00 starting annual salary.
  • **Cadet: **(Non-POST Certified) $21.52 per hour through academy. After completing 4 month academy and passing POST test, Cadets are eligible for promotion to Step A.

2019 Step Increases

  • Step A: Annual Income $64,346.00
  • Step B: Annual Income $66,572.00
  • Step C: Annual Income $70,871.00
  • Step D: Annual Income $75,478.00
  • Step E: Annual Income $80,350.00
  • Step F: Annual Income $88,814.00

Lateral entry up to $75,478.00 annually is available for POST certified officers dependent upon years of experience and department size.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills:

Police Officer (POST Certified) Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED;
  • POST Certified in Colorado; OR Certified officer in another state and eligible for Colorado POST certification; OR Currently attending Colorado Certified Police Academy with graduation date in Spring 2019.

Cadet (not POST Certified) Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED;
  • AA degree or 60 semester credit hours; OR minimum 2 years honorable military service up to and including an honorable discharge;
  • Cadet will transition to Police Officer trainee position upon graduation from law enforcement academy.

All Candidate Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license and good driving record;
  • Legally able to work in the United States;
  • Be in good physical condition;
  • Have vision of or correctable to 20/20;
  • No felony convictions or conviction involving moral turpitude;
  • No felonious drug usage or related activities within the previous 5 years;
  • No use of marijuana within the last two years;
  • No arrest for DUI, DWAI, or DUID within the last 5 years;
  • Spanish/English bilingual skills desired but not required - preference points offered for Spanish fluency.

** Essential Functions:**

  • Patrols assigned area on foot, by motorcycle, in patrol car, or by bicycle to enforce laws, prevent and discover crimes, investigate crimes, maintain order, and answer calls and assist in non-criminal matters;
  • Answers radio-dispatched or citizens' requests for police services at the scene of accidents, domestic disputes, law violations, and altercations;
  • Familiarizes self with beat and with persons living in area;
  • Investigates illegal or suspicious activities, persons, and establishments;
  • Locates, searches, detains, and arrests law violators, following recognized police procedures;
  • Interviews and questions victims, witnesses, and suspects;
  • Gathers and preserves evidence;
  • Performs first aid and provides assistance to accident and other victims;
  • Participates in problem solving and community-oriented policing projects;
  • Directs and controls traffic; investigates traffic accidents;
  • Issues written citations for traffic and other violations;
  • Inspects public establishments requiring licenses to ensure compliance with rules and regulations;
  • Operates police communication and computer equipment to obtain, disseminate, and report information;
  • Attends community meetings to discuss crime prevention activities and crime problems;
  • Writes detailed incident, investigation, and other reports;
  • Provides credible testimony in court;
  • Mediates civil disputes and other non-criminal disagreements;
  • Attempts to de-escalate and obtain appropriate services for mentally ill and emotionally disturbed persons.

**Work Environment and Physical Requirements:**While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, as well as vehicular traffic. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and-or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and fingers to handle or feel equipment and/or evidence, and in performing required tasks of the position, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to run and climb over obstacles.

Specifically, this position requires:

  • Vision sufficient to perform functions such as apprehend suspects, obtain information at disturbances, service, and accident calls, and to read and review written communications;
  • Hearing and speech sufficient to communicate clearly and distinctly face-to-face as well as over the radio and telephone in normal and adverse conditions;
  • Arm and hand steadiness and manual dexterity sufficient to use weapons necessary to prevent injury or to protect self and others;
  • Stamina and tolerance sufficient to remain physically and mentally alert for short bursts of extremely intense physical and/or mental activity separated by periods of physical and/or mental inactivity.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: See above for listed Cadet and POST Certified requirements.
  • Experience: Cadet Applicants: None required. POST Certified Applicants: POST certification.

Contact Informaton

Halle Kemp

City Of Greeley
Greeley, Colorado
phone: (970) 350-9561

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