As an officer with the Wheat Ridge Police Department,
we will pay to have you attend the best police recruit academy in the state of Colorado. The academy's training covers a wide range of topics and skills necessary to become a successful law enforcement officer which include learning: the law and criminal procedures; communication and de-escalation skills; patrol tactics and crime scene investigation skills; community policing and problem solving; traffic investigations and use of force tactics as well as skills such as firearms, arrest control and driving.
As a patrol officer you will handle incidents involving crime, traffic and quality of life issues helping to make Wheat Ridge a safe community in which to live, work and play. After gaining three years of experience, you can qualify to test for specialty teams such as SWAT, Crime Prevention, Crash and Traffic, or to become a detective assigned to Vice Intelligence, the drug task force or the auto theft task force.
Wheat Ridge PD prides itself on its philosophy of community policing which means working with the law abiding community building relationships with residents and businesses owners. Whether conducting a traffic stop or responding to the scene of a crime, you'll work as part of a team of dedicated professionals who strive to provide professional law enforcement services to keep the Wheat Ridge community safe. Join a nationally recognized and accredited Police Department and make a difference in the lives of others!
The City's centralized location provides short commutes to major interstate highways, the majestic Rocky Mountains, and the amenities of the large metropolitan City of Denver, Colorado. Our community encompasses 9.5 square miles and is home to more than 31,000 citizens.
High School Diploma or GED, with some college. Preferred: Two (2) years (60 semester or 90 quarter hours) of college credits from an accredited college or university.
At least four (4) years of military service, including National Guard, Reservist or Coast Guard and/or honorable discharge or considered to be in good standing.
Any combination of the two listed above.