Application Information

Entry-Level Police Officer

Application Process for June 2023 Entry Level Police Academy  

  • Fill out the Denver Police Recruitment Interest form to receive detailed application information
  • Apply with the Denver Civil Service Commission by September 19, 2022
  • Take the National Testing Network test by September 19, 2022
  • Qualifying scores on the National Testing Network Test will start the selection process with the Denver Civil Service Commission.

 

Entry Level Interest Form


Lateral Police Officer

The lateral application is open for future Denver Police Lateral Academies. Please fill out the lateral interest form for detailed application information. 

Lateral Police Officer Interest Form

A lateral applicant to the Classified Service of the Denver Police Department who is currently certified and employed as a Colorado peace officer or out of state equivalent, and has a minimum of 2 years' experience (academy training does not count toward the two-year minimum experience requirement) but less than 4 years on the date of application and at the discretion of the Chief of Police or designee, will start the Denver Police Academy at the rate of Police Officer 2nd grade.

A lateral applicant that starts the Denver Police Academy as a police officer, second grade. After successful completion of the academy, followed by continued employment as a Denver police officer for a period of (9) nine months of service (following graduation), shall become a Police Officer 1st Grade at the start of the following pay period, regardless of the completion date in the 9th month.

A lateral applicant to the Classified Service of the Denver Police Department who is currently certified as a Colorado peace officer or out of state equivalent and has a minimum of 4 years' experience on the date of application, at the discretion of the Chief of Police or designee, may start the Denver Police Academy at the rate of pay for Police Officer 1st grade.

2022 Lateral Salary

  • Police Officer 2nd Grade: $77,880
  • Police Officer 1st Grade: $97,970