WHEAT RIDGE, CITY OF
7500 WEST 29TH AVE
CITY OF WHEAT RIDGE, COLORADO 80033
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Updated: February 11, 2020
Job Classifications: Police Recruit
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This posting is Only open to applicants who submitted their application on the City of Wheat Ridge’s job site prior to March 1st, 2020 AND received confirmation to proceed with taking their assessment. *******
The City of Wheat Ridge is looking for dedicated, career minded, professionals to make a difference in our growing and vibrant community. The rewards of joining our team, leadership and guidance from seasoned police officers, a leadership team that is progressive and dedicated to moving the needle forward, opportunities for professional and career development, a competitive salary and benefits plan and a commitment to providing exceptional law enforcement services.
Joining our team will afford you the opportunity to learn about and experience all facets of policing, to become involved in a community that embraces community policing and values the services that our department, as well as the City, offers and exposes you to “big city problems”.
We guarantee that by joining our medium size agency, you won’t be bored!
City of Wheat Ridge Police Department Core Values
Integrity: We will maintain integrity in all our actions. Respect: We will treat citizens and co-workers with respect.Courage: We will demonstrate courage to do what is right.Perseverance: We will persevere in the face of adversity. Initiative: We will take the initiative to serve and protect.
To apply, click here COWR Police Recruit
Positing is open until March 1st, 2020
Salary Information:$28.3654 hourly, paid tuition to the academy
Academy: Tentative start date July 13, 2020
~~~All applicants must complete the City of Wheat Ridge job application to be considered for a position on the COWR Police Department team. Applicants who meet our requirements and standards will be invited to test for Police Recruit~~~
Deep Roots. Short Commutes. The City of Wheat Ridge embodies the deep roots of a city with a rich history and a strong sense of community. Its central location provides short commutes to major interstate highways, the majestic Rocky Mountains, and the amenities of the large metropolitan city of Denver, Colorado. Our community encompasses 9.5 square miles and is home to more than 31,000 citizens.
The City of Wheat Ridge Police Department has 78 sworn officers and 35 civilian personnel commanded by the Chief of Police, serving a resident community of approximately 31,000. The community is experiencing significant redevelopment opportunities, as well as the development of two commercial areas within the city. The community is home to a large regional hospital complex, SCL Health Lutheran. The department includes two divisions, Patrol Operations and Support Services, each commanded by a Division Chief. The department has three commander positions, two commanders in Patrol Operations and one commander in the Investigations Bureau.
Qualified candidates will have at least: Two (2) years (60 semester or 90 quarter hours) of college credits from an accredited college or university - must attach transcript to application
Note: If you attach "unofficial" transcripts, you will be expected to provide "official" transcripts at the time of the oral board.
Four (4) years of active duty military service and honorable discharge - must attach DD-214 to application - Time service in the Reserve does not count towards the four year requirement.
Successful candidates will also demonstrate the values of Integrity, Respect, Initiative, Courage, and Perseverance. The successful candidate should also demonstrate the capacity to be a strategic thinker, an understanding of diversity, strong leadership skills, and problem solving skills. The Police Recruit will also adhere to the City values of ACTION! (Accountability, Change, Teamwork, Integrity, Opportunity, Now!)
To learn more about becoming an officer with the Wheat Ridge Police Department.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of the City of Wheat Ridge not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, national origin or disability, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification. The City of Wheat Ridge will consider reasonable accommodations for employment to qualified applicants UPON REQUEST to the Human Resources Office.
For more information: 303-235-2812 or http://www.ci.wheatridge.co.us