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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Please view the calendar for upcoming testing dates and watch this space for important updates. If you want to begin your journey today, please fill out the Civil Service Self Assessment form below before filling out our Job Interest form.
Thank you for your interest in your future career with the Denver Police Department, one of the premier police departments in the United Stated. Your journey begins here, by filling out the Denver Police Recruiting Unit Interest Form, you will have the inside track in regards to the application process and be notified first in regards to future testing. 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.
The Denver Civil Service Commission has confirmed the application and testing dates for the first lateral and entry level academies in 2020.
The application will open on July 24th, 2019 at 1201 AM and close at 2359 on August 2nd, 2019.
The written / video test will be from August 12th, 2019 through August 20th, 2019. The test days are Monday through Friday and the test times are 0730 and 1230 MDT.
Please fill out the self-evaluation and interest form to receive more information.
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.