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10/15/21: Interested in becoming a police officer? You could be in the police academy, and on the payroll, in just two months. The Broomfield Police Department is looking for three qualified candidates to send to the January Arapahoe Community College Police Academy

This law enforcement academy is a P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) certified basic academy for entry into law enforcement. The police department will cover your tuition, which includes 700 hours of instruction, and your salary (including overtime) along with an excellent benefits program. 

The ideal applicants are professional, motivated, and excited about seeking new challenges and opportunities in a dynamic and growing community. Schedule flexibility is required to complete the accelerated hiring, onboarding, and training processes in a limited time frame. 

The following timeline provides some details for availability:
10/25-10/26- Oral Boards
10/27-11/4- initial psychological assessment and background interview
11/12- Chief’s candidate review /conditional job offer
11/15-11/16- follow up psychological assessment and medical exam 

Salary will increase upon successful completion of the academy. The police department uses an eight step plan for officers, who receive yearly increases until they reach the top of the pay scale. Work is scheduled on a rotating shift basis (Days, Swings, Graveyards) Sunday through Saturday including holidays. 

Find out more about the Broomfield Police Department, and read the full job posting including basic qualifications.


The Broomfield Police Department is a community oriented policing department. The staff of 241.85 full-time equivalent employees support our Mission Statement, Vision, and Organizational Values. The Department has 181 certified police officers and 60.85 civilian employees. Officers are encouraged to become involved in working with the community and developing creative responses to neighborhood problems. 

For more detailed information on the Department and recruitment process please see frequently asked questions.

Minimum General Requirements for Police Officer Position (Patrol and Detention) 

  • Must be 21 years of age by hire date 
  • Must be authorized to work within the United States (Applicants from outside of the U.S. must contact the U.S. Immigration Service for a work permit; U.S. citizenship is not a requirement) 
  • Must have or obtain a valid Colorado driver's license with a safe driving record by date of hire

Minimum Education/P.O.S.T. Requirements for Patrol Officer

  • Must possess current, valid Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certification or ability to obtain by date of hire; and meet one of the following requirements: 
  • 60 semester hours (Bachelors preferred). Semester hours must be earned from a North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredited college or university or from an equivalent regional accrediting association
  • 2 years relevant law enforcement experience and 30 semester hours 
  • 4 years relevant law enforcement experience in patrol related duties and a high school diploma or GED 
  • 2 years active military service

Minimum Education/Background Requirements for Police Officer-Detention 

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent; college is not required, but preferred 
  • No felony conviction(s) or disqualifying misdemeanor(s) 
  • P.O.S.T certification is not required

Here at the City and County of Broomfield we welcome diversity and are committed to an inclusive culture. We strive to have our workforce represent many different cultures, viewpoints, and backgrounds where everyone can bring their authentic selves.

More Information
For Recruitment-Related Questions (to include salary and benefit information), contact Background Investigator J.R. Duncan at 720.887.2086 or Human Resources Manager Amy Collins at 

For questions or information concerning police recruitment, email us.

To view current openings and access application information, please view Employment Opportunities for the City and County of Broomfield. Or complete an employment interest card, and you will be contacted regarding the application process.