Our officers are the face of the department and are responsible for keeping the residents and visitors of Denver safe. The ability to accomplish this mission is based on the journey that an applicant takes as they become a police officer. It is a transition during which a recruit learns more about who they are, while also realizing that they must become a part of a team, and accomplishing the job is priority.
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Thank you for your interest in your future career with the Denver Police Department, one of the premier police departments in the United States. Your journey begins here, by filling out the self-assessment and the Denver Police Recruiting Unit Interest Form, you will have the inside track regarding the application process and be notified first about future testing opportunities with the Denver Civil Service Commission. After filling out the interest form, one of the Denver Police Recruiters will be in touch with you with more information.
Please keep in mind; this is just an interest form so the Denver Police Recruiting Unit can keep you updated with information about the Denver Civil Service Commission and the Denver Police Department. The actual Denver Civil Service Commission Police Application is a separate application, and we will contact you when the application is open.
Please fill out an interest form to receive additional information about the Denver Civil Service Commission and the Denver Police Department.
The Denver Civil Service Commission will open the application for entry-level applicants only on February 10th, 2020. The written / video test dates are March 9th, 2020, through March 19th, 2020, and the test days are Monday through Friday, and the test times are 0730 and 1230 MST. If you are successful with the video test, you will begin the primary application process leading up to the Denver Police Academy starting on November 9th, 2020.
Please fill out the self-assessment and interest form to receive detailed information about the Denver Civil Service Commission candidate process and the Denver Police Department.
Currently, there is no information about upcoming lateral academies. Please fill out the lateral interest form after the self-assessment and the recruiters will keep you updated when we receive additional information.
Denver Police Department Salary based on year 2020
Police Officer Recruit
Police Officer - Fourth Grade
Police Officer - Third Grade
Police Officer - Second Grade
Police Officer - First Grade
Minimum of two years patrol experience at the time of application to qualify for lateral status.
Receive lateral pay while you attend the Academy
Starting Pay: $75,225 annually for 2 to 4 years patrol experience (PO 2)
Starting Pay: $94,630 annually for 4+ years patrol experience (PO 1)
In partnership with the community, the Denver Police Department strives to operate a police agency focused on preventing crime in a respectful manner, demonstrating that everyone matters.
Below you will find the testing process for Denver Police applicants. The exact order may change at times based on the scheduling demands of the Denver Civil Service Commission.