Police Officer

Paul Derda Recreation Center Broomfield , CO 80021

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Are you dedicated to making a difference in your community? Are you passionate about law enforcement?

The City and County of Broomfield is seeking applicants for a full-time Police Officer position assigned to Patrol. The ideal applicant would be professional, motivated and seeking new challenges and opportunities in a dynamic and growing community.

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Base pay is $61,609 per year plus excellent benefits. Laterals may be considered up to a Step 5 at $74,380 based on similar patrol experience on a year for year basis.

The Police Chief will determine the salary. Work is scheduled on a rotating shift basis (Days, Swings, Graveyards) Sunday through Saturday including holidays and mandatory overtime.

While Broomfield Police Officers come from a variety of backgrounds and have diverse skills, they all follow the same mission and vision of the department -

The Broomfield Police Department's mission is to enhance the quality of life in the community by protecting life and property, and providing services to prevent crime and resolve problems.

The Broomfield Police Department enriches a safe and secure City and County through our commitment to:

  • Partnerships with our community

  • A respectful and professional workforce

  • Innovative solutions to address emerging community concerns

We strive to provide exceptional and responsive public safety services.

Description of the Position -

The incumbent performs responsible Police work in a variety of Police Department activities including police patrol, follow-up investigation, crime prevention, court security, traffic safety, community relations, and non-criminal police services. His/her primary responsibilities include performing a variety of law enforcement and public safety tasks related to the City and County's police and safety function and providing information and assistance to City and County staff and the public.

The incumbent exemplifies the characteristics of a collaborative, innovative and resilient work culture and along with the leadership team, models the appropriate behavior to create and maintain a resilient work culture within the department.

The incumbent provides holistic services to the public by seeking ways to integrate programs or services provided by other departments, divisions and agencies. The incumbent works in partnership with other employees, departments/divisions, agencies and the public in delivering effective and innovative services.

Upon completion of the Field Training Program, Police Officers are typically assigned to the Patrol Division. This position requires that applicants are Colorado POST certified by date of hire.

Applicants must possess current and valid Colorado POST certification to be hired or be in attendance at an academy to earn Colorado POST by date of hire. Out of state certified peace officers must obtain a provisional Colorado POST certification by date of hire.

Essential Required Tasks/Examples of Duties:

(Persons hired in this position must be able to perform all the essential tasks required by the position. The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. The City and County of Broomfield retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential tasks and additional functions of the job at any time. Examples of duties are not intended to be all-inclusive or restrictive.)

May perform special project assignment duties in patrol, investigations, court security, traffic or or other units as assigned. Responds to requests for assistance from the public, fellow officers, fire department, and other police agencies.

Renders first-aid assistance as necessary. Secures crime scenes, conducts evidence searches; interviews complainants, witnesses, and suspects. When assigned as an investigator, performs comprehensive initial and follow-up investigation of misdemeanors and felonies as assigned.

Apprehends suspects and testifies in court as appropriate. Performs traffic control operations: directs traffic, assists motorists, issues citations, investigates accidents involving motor vehicles, testifies in court as necessary. Responds to calls of a non-criminal nature such as barking dogs, family disturbances, and abandoned vehicles. Identifies neighborhood problems and develops strategies for solutions.

Becomes acquainted with people in an assigned beat; identify problems; attend meetings; teach classes; and improves community relations. Communicate verbally and effectively by listening to people and by giving information, directions, and commands.

Solve law enforcement and community service problems. Exercise independent judgment within legal guidelines, to determine when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest and when force may be used and to what degree. Communicate effectively over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications, often under adverse conditions such as emergency equipment usage and high speed vehicle operations.

Effect an arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints. Conduct visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.

Climb over obstacles; climb through openings; jump down from elevated surfaces; jump over obstacles, ditches, and streams; and crawl in confined areas to pursue, search, investigate, and/or rescue. Conduct searches of buildings and large outdoor areas which may involve walking, running and/or standing for long periods of time and which requires the ability to distinguish color and perceive shapes. Enter and exit vehicles quickly to perform rescue operations, pursue a suspect, or answer an emergency call. Pursue fleeing suspects on foot both day and night in unfamiliar terrain.

Operate an emergency vehicle during both the day and night; in emergency and pursuit situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits while exercising due care and caution and in exception to traffic control devices and in congested traffic and in unsafe road conditions and environmental conditions such as fog, smoke, rain, ice, and snow. In some instances may be required to patrol an area manually operating an all-terrain mountain bike.

Perform law enforcement patrol functions while working rotating shifts and unanticipated overtime. Perform tasks which require lifting, carrying, or dragging people or heavy objects while performing arrest, rescue, or general patrol functions. Load, unload, aim, and fire handguns, rifles, and other agency weaponry from a variety of body positions in situations that justify the use of deadly force while maintaining emotional control under extreme stress.

Perform searches of persons which involve touching and feeling to detect potential weapons and contraband. Prepare investigative and other reports, , using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations. Subdue resisting subjects using hands and feet while employing defensive tactics, maneuvers or approved non-lethal weapons.

Use body force to gain entrance through barriers to search, seize, investigate, and/or rescue. Provide security at the Courthouse, monitor CCTV system, control security doors, conduct building security checks, climbs ladder to perform security checks on the roof, backup and support personnel at screening station.

Minimum Qualifications:

About you -

Training & Experience - High school graduate or GED equivalent supplemented by:

  • 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university (Bachelor's degree is preferred),


  • two years active military service and successful completion of P.O.S.T. academy,


  • two years relevant law enforcement experience and 30 semester hours,


  • four years relevant sworn law enforcement experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: - Must possess current, valid Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification by date of hire. Out of state applicants must provide proof of current peace officer certification, and must obtain a Colorado POST provisional certification by date of hire. Candidates must successfully challenge the Colorado POST certification within 6 months of hire

Cannot have been convicted of a felony or a disqualifying misdemeanor involving moral turpitude; possess and maintain valid driver's license with the ability to obtain a valid Colorado driver's license and safe driving record for continued employment; must be at least 21 years of age. Must be able to obtain valid American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR certifications.

New hires must, as a condition of employment, pass the following pre-offer and post-offer tests in addition to the interview(s): polygraph or CVSA, physical agility obstacle course, background examination, driving records check, medical examination, psychological examination, drug screening and fingerprint check through CBI/FBI. Ability to meet Department's physical standards.

Working Conditions:

The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outdoor weather conditions.

The employee is required to wear body armor while performing the duties of this job. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration. Work involves a significant amount of time spent in a patrol vehicle and a high degree of exposure to hazards and danger (from traffic hazards to the danger inherent in working with career criminals and emotionally unstable persons). Working conditions can be highly stressful.

This position also involves shift work including weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed. The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; run; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The physical demands category is classified as Very Heavy (Exert in excess of 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects). Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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