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THE DENVER POLICE FORCE IS DIVERSE


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.

 

Current Information

Denver Police Department Salary based on year 2020

 

Police Officer Recruit                               

$58,633

 

Police Officer - Fourth Grade                 

$63,480

 

Police Officer - Third Grade                   

$70,261

 

Police Officer - Second Grade               

$75,225

 

Police Officer - First Grade                    

$94,630

 

Technician                                              

$100,968

 

Detective                                                

$104,193

 

Corporal                                                 

$104,193

 

Sergeant                                                

$113,137

        

Lieutenant                                              

$129,751            

 


Lateral Requirments

  • 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)        
     

 
 

 

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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.

 
 

TESTING PROCESS

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.

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  • Self Assessment
  • Online Application
  • Written Test
  • Video Test
  • Background Packet 
 

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Screening

  • Language Skills Test
  • Written Suitability Test
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Interview with Psychologist
  • Physical Agility Test
  • Preliminary File Review
  • Background Investigation
 

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Selection

  • Civil Service Review
  • Police Department Interviews
  • DPD Chiefs Review
  • Executive Director of Safety Review
  • Conditional Job Offers Given
 

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Final Testing

  • Fingerprinting
  • Drug Screen
  • Medical Exam
  • Psychological Exam (MMPI-2)
  • Final Job Offer
  • Academy Start
  • Are You Ready?