Police Recruitment

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Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Fort Lupton Police Department!

The City of Fort Lupton is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

You may apply online by clicking the job opportunities link on the left or visit the Government Jobs website.
If this is your first time using the government jobs website, you will need to create an account from the Apply page before starting your application. Your application will be saved in your account so that you may apply for other openings.

The City of Fort Lupton does not accept paper applications and resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an online application.

  • For problems or questions relating to the online application or for assistance with logging in, please contact NEOGOV at 877-204-4442.
  • Applications must be received by the closing date and time (Mountain Standard Time) on the job posting.
  • The City of Fort Lupton is not responsible for errors made by the electronic system.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have applied within the past two years (from the current posting date) and proceeded to Oral Boards, but did not get placed on the eligibility list you WILL NOT be eligible to reapply.


Police Officer

The Fort Lupton Police Department seeks qualified officers dedicated to excellent service.
 Starting salary is $26.00 - $29.90/hr.
 $54,080 - $62,192/yr.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be Colorado P.O.S.T. certified (or currently attending a P.O.S.T. approved academy)
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must possess a valid drivers license
  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Disqualifiers

The following is not an all inclusive list that may disqualify you from being a Fort Lupton Police Officer. Other standards may make you subject to disqualification.

  • Conviction of a felony
  • Conviction of any crime involving domestic violence
  • Use of Marijuana within the past 5 years
  • Use of any illegal drugs, except Marijuana, within the past 10 years
  • Conviction of any alcohol, controlled substances, drugs or other illegal substance related driving offense within the past 5 years
  • Arrest, conviction of, or deferred prosecution or deferred judgments for reckless driving within 5 years
  • Release or discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States under dishonorable conditions
  • Any history of Brady violations

Testing Information

Qualified applicants must keep the following dates open for possible testing and oral board interviews:


Date
Test/Interview
10/15/19
Position Opened
10/29/19
10:00 am Deadline to Apply
11/06/19
Written Assessment and Physical Agility Assessment
11/11/19
Oral Board
11/23/19
Psychological Assessment (if necessary)



A ride along is required. The candidate should schedule it as soon as possible upon notification by the City.

Additional Tests

The selection process may include the successful completion of the following:

  • Written Test
  • Physical Agility
    • The Physical Agility is a course which consists of the following:
       Running, jumping, pulling, pushing, lifting, climbing, balancing, use of a baton and training gun.
  • Oral Interviews
  • Chiefs Interview
  • Background Investigations
  • Pre-Employment Physical
  • Drug Screen/Physical Examination
  • Psychological exam

After Hired

Once hired, an intensive 14-week Field Training Program begins where the new officer is closely evaluated by experienced training officers.

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Police Cadet

The City of Fort Lupton is looking for a Police Cadet to join our ranks.  The Police Department for the City of Fort Lupton is a small agency.  There are many opportunities to grow and learn here.  We focus on relationships with all stakeholders.  We set ourselves apart by providing a learning opportunities across the board, from assignments to training. 

Starting salary is $18.00 - $20.00/hr.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years of age before the completion of academy and P.O.S.T. examination date.
  • Valid Colorado Drivers License

Disqualifiers

The following is not an all inclusive list that may disqualify you from being a Fort Lupton Police Officer. Other standards may make you subject to disqualification.

  • Conviction of a felony
  • Conviction of any crime involving domestic violence
  • Use of Marijuana within the past 5 years
  • Use of any illegal drugs, except Marijuana, within the past 10 years
  • Conviction of any alcohol, controlled substances, drugs or other illegal substance related driving offense within the past 5 years
  • Arrest, conviction of, or deferred judgments for reckless driving within 5 years
  • Release or discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States under dishonorable conditions
  • Any history of Brady violations

Education

High School Diploma or Equivalent 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Previous law enforcement experience (non-sworn position, volunteer, Explorer)
  • Experienced in the armed forces
  • City Employee
  • Higher education degree (beyond GED or diploma) - Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, preferably in field related to criminal justice
  • No use of marijuana within the past 5 years

Testing Information

Qualified applicants must keep the following dates open for possible testing and oral board interviews:


DateTest/Interview
10/21/19
Position Opened
11/07/19
Close Date for Applications
11/13/19 & 11/14/19
Written Assessment and Physical Agility Assessment
11/15/19
Close Date for Completion of Personal History Statement
11/19/19 & 11/20/19
Oral Boards and Chief's Interviews
12/16/19-12/20/19
Pre-Employment Physical and Drug Screen
12/07/19
Psychological Evaluation
12/30/19
Preferred Start Date
01/06/20
Academy Starts

Additional Tests

The selection process may include the successful completion of the following:

  • Written Test
  • Physical Agility
    • The Physical Agility is a course which consists of the following:
       Running, jumping, pulling, pushing, lifting, climbing, balancing, use of a baton and training gun.
  • Personal History Statement
  • Oral Boards
  • Chief's Interview
  • Background Investigation
  • Pre-employment Physical and Drug Screen
  • Psychological exam

After Completion of Academy and Passing of P.O.S.T.

Once hired, an intensive 14-week Field Training Program begins where the new officer is closely evaluated by experienced training officers.