Process & Requirements

Officer Recruitment Process

  • Review the recruitment and selection guidelines for the position of police officer.
  • Complete and submit an online application for employment.
  • Complete and attach this Personal History Statement to your application.
  • All forms must be typed or clearly written. Applicants may be rejected if partial or inaccurate information is submitted.
  • Applicants under consideration follow a rigorous selection and testing process, including:
    • Background investigation
    • Psychological and medical examination
    • Oral and written communications tests
    • Role-playing scenarios
    • Computerized voice stress analysis
    • Individual and group interviews

Successful applicants are hired for a nine-month probationary period, during which they must complete mandatory training programs and receive successful evaluations.

Commerce City is Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Requirements

As a police officer you should exhibit character traits inherent in a law enforcement profession. Honesty, integrity, competence, creativity, respect and teamwork are vital to police work. As an applicant, you should have these qualities in addition to the following requirements.

  • You must be at least 21 years of age
  • You must be a United States citizen or possess proper I-9 documentation to live and work permanently in the United States
  • You must have a valid Colorado driver’s license
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent general education diploma (GED)
  • You must possess certification through Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

Disqualifications

Any one of the following would disqualify a candidate from the application process:

  • Any driver’s license revocation as a habitual traffic offender
  • Any felony adjudication of any felony as a juvenile
  • Any felony conviction as an adult
  • Cheating on any portion of the selection process
  • Conviction of any crimes prohibiting POST board certification
  • For information, view Misdemeanors Affecting Certification
  • Conviction for reckless driving or speed contest within the previous five years
  • Current or former member or supporter of any group that seeks to alter the form of government of the United States of America by unconstitutional means
  • Current restraining order pursuant to a domestic violence proceeding or which prohibits possession of a firearm
  • Dishonorable discharge from military service
  • Driver’s license revocation, denial, suspension or cancellation within the previous five years
  • Evidence of current excessive alcohol use
  • Falsification of written a report, including documentation of personal information
  • Give false statements or falsify a report while employed as a police officer
  • Hit-and-run traffic accident within the previous five years
  • Pattern of criminal activity (self-admitted or otherwise)
  • Production, cultivation, transportation or sale of illegal drugs
  • Self-admitted commission of any felony as an adult
  • Solicitation or accepting of a bribe
  • Use of any illegal drug while employed as a police officer
  • Use of any illegal drug within the last five years