The hiring process for police jobs is administered by the Civil Service Commission which screens applicants for qualifications, conducts background investigations, and facilitates testing.

Application Period  Hiring Projections  Additional Information Job Alerts
Entry and Lateral Level Applications:
Sept 14th - 25th, 2015  

Entry and Lateral Level Applications:
2016 TBA  

June 2016 Academy:
50 Recruits, Combined Entry and Lateral Level


December 2016 Academy:
50 Recruits, Combined Entry and Lateral Level



The Department of Safety is an equal opportunity employer. Our recruitment efforts are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion within the department. 


Pay and benefits for Denver Police Officers, Firefighters, and Deputy Sheriffs is determined by collective bargaining agreements between the City and County of Denver and local union officials. Generally, collective bargaining agreements are established for three year increments. The right to collective bargaining is granted by city charter for police officer, firefighter, and deputy sheriff employees.

Physical Fitness

Download the DPD Physical Ability Test Video (122 MB) 

Establishing and maintaining a regular nutrition and fitness plan are essential elements for a long and successful career in public safety. The physical demands of law enforcement and fire service jobs are real. You may be called upon to move an accident victim to safety, subdue a violent criminal, climb flights of stairs to render first aide, or several other scenarios during your career.

The overall stress of a career in public safety is also very real. After consulting with your doctor, consider a regular fitness and nutrition program as part of your daily lifestyle. The links provided on this web page are just a few of the many options available to learn more about healthy living. 

Get Connected with Public Safety Employee Groups

If you're interested in working for the Department of Safety, we encourage you to get connected with one of our police, fire, or sheriff employee groups below:

Contact a Recruiter

Existing Applicants

Police officer and firefighter job applicants can check the status of their applications online.

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