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Department, city, state

Position: Patrol | Type: Entry-Level

Application Status: Open

February 27, 2023

Expiration Date: 

Sign on bonus:

Academy salary: 

$66,227 annual

Salary range: 

$66,227 annual - $101,889 annual


Hiring website:

Recruiter Name:

Jeannette Dominguez

Recruiter Phone:


Department Info:


  • All patrol districts are on ten-hour shifts with three consecutive days off

  • Full salary and benefits start day one of the Denver Police Academy

  • Longevity pay starts at five years

  • The availability to work various off-duty assignments for extra pay

  • Vacation starts at 112 hours per year

  • 144 hours of sick leave per year

  • ASL (Accumulated Sick Leave) – after five years of employment,  unused sick time can be built up to a saved bank of 144 hours which can  be used as additional vacation time

  • Shift Vote is once per year. You vote for your shift and vacation in November and start in January of the next calendar year.

  • Retirement options at the end of your career

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan

  • The rule of 80

  • D.R.O.P (Deferred Retirement Option Plan)

  • Available 457 savings plan

  • Opportunity to transfer to a variety of career options after your initial patrol assignment

  • All uniforms and most officer equipment are provided at no cost

  • A new bullet-resistant vest is provided every five years

  • Yearly Uniform Allowance

  • Support of our employee organizations to assist you before you become a Denver Police Officer and during your career

  • Denver Police Protective Association

  • Denver Black Police Officer Organization

  • Denver Police National Latino Police Officers Association


  • Age: 21+

  • Education: High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

  • Experience: Laterals - 2 years patrol experience


  • COLORADO RESIDENCY: Applicants must be bona fide residents of the  State of Colorado at the time of appointment (hire). There is no minimum  time limit to establish residency.

  • 21 years of age

  • High school diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

  • Valid Driver's License

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