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Police Officer

Boulder, Colorado


Boulder Police Department

1805 33rd Street

Boulder, CO 80301

Phone: 303-441-3300

Fax: 303-441-4465





$41,603 to $61,639



105,000 - 120,000


Sworn Officers:



Application Deadline: 8/27/04




Job Description / Responsibilities:


The Boulder Police Department is looking for individuals with excellent customer service skills who want to become part of a select team. As a police officer in one of Colorado’s most beautiful settings you can be part of a department that is committed to proactive community problem solving and building safe and secure neighborhoods.


Serving a population of 103,000, The Boulder Police Department offers challenging work and a selection of professional assignments. With approximately 170 commissioned members, the department is small enough to know all of your co-workers, yet large enough to provide career opportunities in patrol, detectives, a motorcycle unit, on  University Hill, as a crime scene investigator, a member of the  bomb squad, a firearms instructor, a school resource officer or a field training officer.  


Our competitive wage and benefit package includes a starting salary of $41,600 annually, with up to a 25% increase depending on previous law enforcement experience.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be 21 years of age

  • 60 hours completed college work with a grade of C or better, or equivalent military experience (generally 2 years of active, full-time military experience is equivalent to 30 college credit hours)

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record

  • Clean criminal record




An excellent benefits package includes:

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • 4 day work week

  • Yearly shift assignments

  • Health club membership

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • 178 hours of vacation (starting level).

  • Department provides uniforms and equipment.

  • A professionally managed retirement plan with a 10 year vesting schedule. 

  • A strong and well respected union provides officers with collective bargaining, legal representation, life insurance, vision insurance and other protections. 



Selection Process Timeline:

  1. September 13th  through 24th  – Phase I Testing, includes written exam, oral interview, application verification interview, Computer Voice Stress Analysis.

  2. October 12th  through 29th  - Background Investigation

  3. December 3rd - Conditional job offers

  4. December 6th through 11th - Phase II Testing, includes medical exam, psychological interview, physical agility qualification

  5. December 13thFinal job offers

  6. Monday January 3rd, 2005 - Start date


Police Officer Selection Process 2004




If you have any questions please contact:


Diane Herzberg





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