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.
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)
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