City of Wheat Ridge Police Department Core Values
We will maintain integrity in all our actions.
We will treat citizens and co-workers with respect.
We will demonstrate courage to do what is right.
We will persevere in the face of adversity.
We will take the initiative to serve and protect.
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As an officer with the Wheat Ridge Police Department, we will pay to have you attend the best police recruit academy in the state of Colorado. The academy's training covers a wide range of topics and skills necessary to become a successful law enforcement officer which include learning: the law and criminal procedures; communication and de-escalation skills; patrol tactics and crime scene investigation skills; community policing and problem solving; traffic investigations and use of force tactics as well as skills such as firearms, arrest control and driving.
As a patrol officer you will handle incidents involving crime, traffic and quality of life issues helping to make Wheat Ridge a safe community in which to live, work and play. After gaining three years of experience, you can qualify to test for specialty teams such as SWAT, Crime Prevention, Crash and Traffic, or to become a detective assigned to Vice Intelligence, the drug task force or the auto theft task force.
Wheat Ridge PD prides itself on its philosophy of community policing which means working with the law abiding community building relationships with residents and businesses owners. Whether conducting a traffic stop or responding to the scene of a crime, you'll work as part of a team of dedicated professionals who strive to provide professional law enforcement services to keep the Wheat Ridge community safe. Join a nationally recognized and accredited Police Department and make a difference in the lives of others!
The City's centralized location provides short commutes to major interstate highways, the majestic Rocky Mountains, and the amenities of the large metropolitan City of Denver, Colorado. Our community encompasses 9.5 square miles and is home to more than 31,000 citizens.
Two (2) years (60 semester or 90 quarter hours) of college credits from an accredited college or university.
At least four (4) years of active duty military service and honorable discharge
Must be at least 21 years of age; possess a current and valid Colorado driver's license or ability to obtain within thirty (30) days from date of hire. The candidate must have demonstrated a good driving record over the last two years. The candidate must have possessed a valid, non-suspended license over the two year time frame. Any major violation within the last two years shall be disqualified. Lesser violations and accidents shall be evaluated on a case by case basis with preference given to those candidates with better driving records. Any person with any felony conviction shall not be hired as a police officer. Misdemeanor convictions which demonstrate a lack of integrity or offenses involving moral turpitude may also be reason for disqualification.
State of Colorado P.O.S.T. Requirements - Any person having any convictions for first and/or second degree misdemeanors during the past five years cannot be P.O.S.T. certified. Any person who has any conviction for domestic violence cannot be P.O.S.T. certified.
7500 W 29th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033