City and County of Denver Logo

Civil Service Commission | City & County of Denver

Firefighter & Police Officer Self Assessment

This Self Assessment tool is to assist individuals determine if they meet the minimum qualifications required to be a Denver firefighter or police officer. Failure to meet any of the minimum qualifications will disqualify individuals from applying, however, some of the standards have particular time limits. An applicant may meet the qualification once the time limits has lapsed.

This tool is for self-awareness purposes only, and is subject to change by the Civil Service Commission. No responses are kept on file, and it is not intended to be an official application. Please visit the Civil Service Commission website for testing information.

Denver Firefighter: Firefighters respond to fire alarms and assist in extinguishing fires to protect lives and property. Duties can include: assist with cleaning and caring for the apparatus, equipment and living quarters; administer first aid treatment; assist in rescue work in various emergencies; and inspect buildings for fire hazards and compliance with fire prevention ordinances. At various points in their careers, firefighters may also be assigned to work in support divisions.

Denver Police Officer: Police officers are responsible for: the suppression of crime, protection of life and property, investigation of criminal activity, apprehension and arrest of violators of criminal and traffic laws, recovery of stolen property, and regulation of non-criminal conduct. Police officers patrol an assigned sector, precinct or area across Denver, while familiarizing themselves with businesses, public facilities, people and communities. Police officers are also responsible for investigating all unusual persons, circumstances and vehicular accidents, then make detailed reports of all occurrences and respond to all calls in their area.

Please Note: False representation of information on the official application and in all testing and screening processes is grounds for immediate disqualification. The City and County of Denver is an Equal Opportunity Employer.