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Department, city, state

Position: Patrol | Type: Police Officer

Application Status: Open

December 30, 2022

Expiration Date: 

Sign on bonus:

Academy salary: 

$71,698 annual

Salary range: 

$71,698 annual - $91,506 annual


Recruiter Name:

Brian Smith

Recruiter Phone:


Recruiter Email:

Department Info:



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. 

Spending Accounts:

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. 

Retirement Benefits:

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. 

Wellness Program:

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

  • President’s Day

  • Memorial Day

  • Independence Day

  • Labor Day

  • Veteran’s Day

  • Thanksgiving Day

  • Day after Thanksgiving

  • Christmas Eve

  • Christmas Day


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.


  • Age: 21+

  • Education: H.S. Diploma / Police Academy

  • Experience: None

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.

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