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Police Officer Recruit - Non-Certifed, Academy Sponsored

City of Grand Junction - Grand Junction, Colorado

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$23.38 hourly

Job Description


Patrols assigned district(s) within City limits; responds to radio dispatch calls for investigation of breaches of the peace and citizen complaints; performs preliminary and initial investigations at scenes; prepares citations and summonses; makes arrests and transports individuals; appears in court to offer testimony relative to the investigation of incidents; prepares a variety of reports and records; and offers assistance to citizens.

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Grand Junction, Colorado is the gateway to the mountains and canyonlands of western Colorado and eastern Utah. Centrally located between Denver (250 miles east) and Salt Lake City (270 miles west), Grand Junction is surrounded by 1.2 million acres of public land and has easy access to the Rocky Mountains and western Colorado’s incredible landscape. Visitors and residents enjoy world-class whitewater rafting on the Colorado and Green Rivers, golfing, fishing, skiing and snowboarding on the slopes of nearby Powderhorn Ski Resort, and exploring mountain bike and hiking trails through the Colorado National Monument and the Grand Mesa. Grand Junction hosts several community and cultural events throughout the year including baseball games at the Junior College World Series, downtown events and festivals, and wine sampling at the many area wineries. Grand Junction serves as a regional hub for retail, transportation, higher education and exceptional medical care.

At the Grand Junction Police Department, we police with distinction. Our mission is to enforce the law, safeguard our community, and enhance its quality of life through the prevention, investigation, and reduction of crime. Due to our geographic location, the Grand Junction Police Department provides a full range of high quality policing services found in few departments our size including: a motorcycle unit, K-9s, bomb squad, crime lab, university campus policing, SWAT team, drug task force and other collateral assignments.

The City offers competitive salaries and benefits and a commitment to on-going training. Based on job performance, many Police Officers reach the top of the pay range within two years.


Oral Board Interview

Aptitude Test (Wonderlic)

Physical Ability Test

Personnel Evaluation Profile

Suitability Evaluation

Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA)/Fingerprints

Background Investigation

Chief's Interview

Pre-employment Drug and Medical/Psychological

Evaluation Screening


City Application, Supplement & Personal History Statement can be downloaded from our website

www.gjcity.org or call (970) 244-1512. Completed applications, supplements, and personal history statements must be submitted to the City of Grand Junction, Human Resources Division, 250 North 5th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 29, 2014. EOE

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: N/A


Good physical condition, minimum or 21 years of age, minimum vision corrected to 20/40 in worst eye and 20/20 in best eye, high school diploma or equivalent, possession of or ability to obtain a valid Colorado driver's license, good moral character (past criminal activity may be disqualifing - see list) and ability to work in a variety of shifts, including weekends and holidays.


New hires will be sponsored by the City while attending the Western Colorado Peace Officers Academy (15 weeks) including tuition, equipment and an hourly pay rate of $23.38 per hour. Recruits must successfully complete the Academy and be Colorado POST certifiable prior to beginning their Field Training Program with the department. Police Officers that are proficient at all aspects of the job currently earn $32.38 per hour.


This list of critical admissions, which may be cause for disqualification from employment with the Grand Junction Police Department, is provided to Police Officer applicants, CVSA Technicians and others involved in the Police Department recruitment process.Any felony conviction.

Any conviction for a crime of violence as an adult (18 or over), specifically assaults, domestic violence, etc.

Any conviction for a "hate crime" such as ethnic intimidation.

Perjury conviction.

Any theft conviction regardless of value of item.

Theft from current employer or a previous employer.

Illegal drug use and/or current alcohol abuse.

An alcohol or drug conviction including but not limited to DUI/DWAI, depending on recency.

Hit and run accident conviction.

Being under or having been under driving restraint, cancellation, suspension or revocation of driving privileges in Colorado or any other state.

The listed admissions are not the exclusive basis for disqualification. The City reserves the right to disqualify any applicant who may or may not have any one or all of the foregoing admissions. If you have specific questions or circumstances, you may contact the Human Resources Office at (970) 244-1512.

Contact Informaton

Capri George

City of Grand Junction
250 N. 5th Street
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501
phone: (970) 256-4140

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