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Police Officer

Company: City of Boulder
Location: Boulder
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Job Description:


The City of Boulder requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

The 2022 annual salary range for Police Officer is $69,062.66 - $98,406.46. The hiring range for this position is as follows:

Step 0 - $69,062.66 - No experience

Step 1 - $71,824.90 - One year of experience

Step 2 - $74,697.79 - Two years of experience

Step 3 - $79,090.34 - Three years of experience

Step 4 - $83,836.06 - Four years of experience

Step 5 - $88,866.13 - Five years of experience

Step 6 - $98,406.46 - Six years of experience

The City of Boulder is a great place to live, work, grow and play.

With over 300 miles of dedicated bikeways and more than 150 miles of hiking trails, Boulder values active lifestyles and access to nature. Forty-six thousand acres of protected land provide open space for passive recreation, natural environments, and a green belt around the city. With world class restaurants and art and music venues, The City of Boulder values diverse culture.

Respect is one of our fiveCity Values (including Customer Service, Collaboration, Integrity, and Innovation)and we are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We celebrate and support our differences across all spectrums, including but not limited to ethnicity, gender, age,disability,and sexuality. Through our focus onRacial Equity, ouremployee benefits, and the many programs resources we offer our staff, we continually strive to weave respect for one another into the fabric of our organization.

Add your voice and talents to the City of Boulder and help us grow in service excellence for an inspired future.


With integrity, professionalism, humanity and courage, protects life and property through the enforcement of laws. Works proactively, in cooperation with the community, responds to calls for service, patrols areas, and performs investigative and service functions.


Generally, duties and responsibilities are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.

  • Patrols a designated area of the city on foot, bicycle, and/or in a radio-equipped patrol car. Performs complex investigations, renders service, enforces traffic and criminal laws, and generally provides for the safety of the public. Interacts and works with diverse groups of people within the department and the community, renders service and collects information.
  • Uses problem solving skills, creativity, and innovative approaches to identify community concerns; presents options for courses of action; identifies resources; plans for implementation of desired changes, and evaluates success by: obtaining information and increasing knowledge of persons and conditions within an assigned area. Works with community members to identify and analyze crime and other problems within an assigned area and designs strategies to address those problems. Anticipates crime trends and makes plans to break negative patterns before they become established. Creates an environment in which community members are motivated to organize and assist in the implementation of problem-solving strategies; frequently works with youth on various activities and special projects which are consistent with organizational values.
  • Coordinates information and resources among other department employees, public and private agencies, and members of the public regarding crime problems and solutions by: working with other department employees (commissioned and non-commissioned) as well as public and private agencies in designing and implementing problem solving strategies. Locates and organizes resources needed to implement strategies. Consistently shares information with other department members. Establishes two-way communication and acts as an informational source to members of the public regarding crime problems and solutions.
  • Complies with department policies, rules, regulations, instructions, laws and ordinances, and general literature pertaining to policing. Analyzes and interprets legal codes and criminal evidence. Thoroughly prepares written reports and memorandums summarizing information. Properly uses computers for reports, communications, and information retrieval. Professionally testifies in court regarding policing duties. Must be a credible witness.
  • Provides regular and reliable attendance to job duties.
  • Other:

  • Performsrelateddutiesasrequiredtomeettheneedsofthecity.
  • Takes proper safety precautions to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, andequipment. Uses all required safety equipment and follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Reportsallaccidentsand damagetocity property.

    Generally duties are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.

    The City of Boulder is committed to hiring employees who provide excellent customer service. Our employees act with a high level of integrity, and take responsibility for their words and actions. City of Boulder employees strive to respect and appreciate each individuals differences, and to work effectively with all people and their diverse backgrounds. We support candid and honest interactions, which respect other points of view, and are sensitive to communication differences. We achieve organizational goals through inclusive problem solving, planning, and decision-making. Community partnerships are included in this effort.




      Must be at least 21 years of age at time of application. Must have sixty (60) accredited college credit hours, all at a grade C or better, OR fulfilled US active military duty commitment with an honorable discharge, OR three years of police officer experience commensurate with municipal police work. (The Boulder Police Department is the sole authority on determining if an applicants experience meets these standards). College credit hours must be from a U.S. Department of Education accredited college or university, or applicant must supply written verification that credits would transfer to a college or university that is accredited by a U.S. Department of Education. All credit hours must have been completed attimeofappointment.

      Ability to perform essential physical functions of the job. This includes, by way of example only, corrected visual acuity of 20/30 in both eyes; no marked red-green deficiency of color vision and no dimming of red objects; normal depth perception; no significant interference with night vision; no significant loss of peripheral vision; strabismus which is accompanied by double vision and not correctable. This will also include no hearing loss of greater than 46 decibels in the 3,000 cps range. Applicants who are otherwise qualified but cannot meet any standards due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act may be given an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to perform the job through individual testing or may contact the city of Boulder Risk Manager about reasonable accommodations.

      DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS - In addition to the required minimum qualifications:

      Four-year college degree from an accredited college or university. Bilingual skills in English/Spanish or English/SE Asian languages. Knowledge of the Boulder area and community. Colorado Peace Officer Certification (refer to the P.O.S.T. web site at Experience and demonstrable skills working with computers. Documented proficiency in the use of a double action semi-auto handgun (9mm, .40 cal or .45 cal), 12 gage shotgun and/or patrol rifles (Colt AR-15, Ruger Mini-14).


      INVITED applicants must successfully pass the FrontLine standardized police officer test. The National Testing Network (NTN) has testing centers across the United States and offers virtual testing remotely. INVITED applicants may schedule testing directly with NTN at their own expense (currently $49) See https://nationaltestingnetwork.comfor more information.



      The PAT is comprised of several events, including a serpentine run, jump, stair climb and descent, a low crawl, a climb through a window, 150-pound dummy drag, 5-foot wall climb and a lift and carry of a 50-pound weight. The PAT course begins with the applicant seated in a patrol car. It concludes after the applicant completes all events and returns to the patrol vehicle. The course must be completed in 2 minutes and 45 seconds or less.A video of the PAT may be seen


      Demonstrated personal and professional honesty, integrity, good judgment as shown in applicants criminal history, background and motor vehicle record, and use of drugs and alcohol. Preference may be given to applicants who have no history of use, sale, or possession of illegal substances. Prior to employment, successful applicants are required to submit to a drug screen, medical and psychological testing, and possibly additional Polygraph and/or Computer Voice Stress Analysis.


      Hiring preference may be given to in-state candidates.

      WORKING CONDITIONS- Required Physical and Mental Effort, and Environmental Conditions:

      Physical Demands and Mental Effort: Primarily active physical work, which requires occasional lifting over 100#, frequent lifting up to 50#, and constant lifting up to 30#. Constant walking, standing, or sitting for up to 8-10 hrs/day. Constant and repetitive use of the hands for simple grasping and fine manipulation. Frequent and repetitive use of the feet in the operation of the foot controls of a vehicle. Occasional pushing of items up to 80# and pulling

Keywords: City of Boulder, Boulder , Police Officer, Other , Boulder, Colorado

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