Department, city, state
Position: Patrol | Type: Police Officer
Application Status: Open
December 30, 2022
Sign on bonus:
$71,698 annual - $91,506 annual
The Town of Mead’s medical, vision, dental, and life insurance provider is Colorado Employer Benefit Trust (CEBT). The town pays 100% of employee coverage and 50% of employee’s covered dependents for the least expensive plan.
Medical: Employees may choose to enroll in one of following medical plan options which have a broad network of doctors, hospitals and health providers:
• Kaiser Permanente HMO 45 plan
• CEBT PPO 4 plan (UMR A UnitedHealthcare Company)
• Medical Hospital Reimbursement Plan
Dental: A comprehensive dental program is available that provides access to a broad network of dental providers. Coverage is through Delta Dental.
Vision: Employees that choose to enroll in our CEBT vision plan may take advantage of benefits that include coverage towards contacts and glasses.
Life and Dependent Life: The Town of Mead provides basic life coverage up to $50,000 for employees who are regularly scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week. Additional coverage may be purchased through a voluntary life insurance program.
Short Term / Long Term Disability *: The Town’s short-term and long-term disability coverage is provided by The Hartford Group. Premium costs for employees who are scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week is paid for 100% by the Town. Long-term disability coverage is effective the first month following 60 days of employment.
*LTD does not apply to Police due to FPPA benefits.
The Town offers a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account through Alerus. The Town matches medical account contributions up to $500/year for eligible employees.
Flexible Spending Account (FSA): Employees have the option to contribute to their FSA which can be used to pay for qualifying medical, dental and vision expenses.
Dependent Care FSA: Dependent care FSA allows for reimbursement of dependent childcare or elder day care expenses on a tax favored basis.
The Town offers a 457 defined contribution plan through Nationwide. The Town matches up to 5% of an employee’s annual pay. Commissioned police officers are not eligible for the Town match due to participation in FPPA. For 2022, the maximum contribution (employee and employer) is $20,500 annually. Catch-up provisions are up to $6,500 for those aged 50 and older.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP):
Our EAP provides free and confidential short-term counseling to help employees with a variety of personal challenges. Other services and resources are offered through Triad’s EAP.
The Town of Mead values employees’ health and well-being. The wellness program is designed to empower employees to engage in healthy activities and lifestyles. The Town believes that educational opportunities and an emphasis on well-being leads to an increase in employee morale and positive impact on overall health – healthy employees are happier and more productive.
Other Benefits and Services:
To help meet the challenge of balancing our work and personal lives, a variety of additional benefits are available to our employees, including: Teladoc, Marathon Health wellness services, CVS/Caremark Prescription Card, Bereavement Leave and a Tuition Reimbursement program.
The Town of Mead observes 11 paid holidays per year:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Day
Day after Thanksgiving
BENEFITS EXCLUSIVE TO COMMISSIONED POLICE OFFICERS
Pension Benefits – Police Only (FPPA):
The Town’s full time commissioned police officers are covered by a defined benefit pension plan through the Fire and Police Pension Association (FPPA). 2022 employee/employer contribution rates are 12% / 9%, respectively.
Disability Benefits – Police Only (FPPA):
The Town’s full time commissioned police officers are covered by the Statewide Death & Disability Plan through FPPA. Benefits provide 24hour coverage, both on and off duty. The Town currently covers 100% of the premium which is 3.2% of the employee’s base pay.
Education: H.S. Diploma / Police Academy
Must live within a 40-minute response time from home to the Mead police station.
Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License and maintain a satisfactory driving record.
Must possess State of Colorado Peace Officers' Standards Certificate (POST Certification).
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
Knowledge of police department policies, as well as municipal, state, and federal laws with the ability to properly apply them in appropriate circumstances.
Knowledge of emergency medical and first aid practices.
Knowledge of applicable laws, Town ordinances and State statutes.
Skill in operating motor vehicles in hazardous situations.
Skill in using weapons and other police equipment.
Skill in dealing tactfully and effectively with citizens in a wide variety of stressful situations.
Ability to observe and assess potential problems and formulate proposed solutions.
Ability to act effectively in crisis situations.
Ability to investigate situations and prepare written reports.
Ability to make oral presentations.
Ability to physically detain law violators.
Ability to pass standard medical exam within normal parameters specifically with regard to the listed essential job functions.
Ability to perform all essential physical functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to speak effectively before groups.
Ability to communicate with victims, suspects, and other police officers.
Ability to interpret mathematical data including the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.