Police Patrol Officer

Required Qualifications

To be considered for the position of police patrol officer with the Pueblo Police Department, candidates must:
    • Be a U.S. citizen at time of application deadline date
    • Be at least 21 years of age at time of application deadline date
    • Have an Associate’s Degree or higher, or at least 60 college semester hours or 90 college quarter hours from an accredited college or university at time of application deadline date
    • Possess a valid driver’s license (any state) at time of application and obtain a valid Colorado driver's license by date of hire
    • Successfully pass a written examination
    • Not have been convicted of the following:
    • Not have been released or discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States under dishonorable conditions
A Colorado P.O.S.T. Certificate is highly desirable.

Candidates must also be willing to submit to and successfully pass a post conditional offer drug screen, polygraph, psychological, criminal background check and comprehensive medical examination designed to measure the candidate's ability to perform the physical requirements of the position.
Waiver of Education for Military Personnel:
Three or more years of active duty military service resulting in an honorable discharge may be substituted for the required educational requirements so long as the active duty was completed no more than two (2) years prior to the date of application.  Prior to receiving a formal offer of employment by the City of Pueblo, candidates must provide proof of honorable discharge from active duty via an official Statement of Service or DD214.

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