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Commerce City, a dynamic, diverse community with a growing future, places great emphasis on providing a safe environment to residents and members of the industrial and business sector, and enthusiastically acknowledges the essential contribution and dedication of the police officers of the Commerce City Police Department.
The Commerce City Police Department fosters and actively engages in community-based policing initiatives that promote a standard of excellence in providing police services in Commerce City and the region. The Commerce City Police Department is hiring the most qualified candidates who can demonstrate the personal character and competency that will contribute to the Department’s success. The most qualified candidates will be dedicated to service of others over self, will have experience or an articulable understanding of the community-based policing philosophy, can demonstrate their ability to communicate and problem solve effectively, and can work collaboratively in a team environment.
As a Police Officer you will be expected to perform general and specific law enforcement functions within the City of Commerce City. You will be expected to observe and act upon circumstances that call for intervention as a law enforcement officer. You will be expected to develop trusting relationships through active community engagement, responding to complaint calls, investigating crimes, mediating civil disputes, preparing reports, collecting and submitting evidence related to criminal investigations, testifying in court, training new personnel, apprehending violators or suspects, enforcing traffic laws, educating the community, and patrolling the City in a marked police vehicle to deter and prevent crime. You are expected to act responsibly, and demonstrate compassion, courtesy and discretion in the enforcement of state and local laws relating to public safety and welfare. You are expected to exercise independent judgment in dealing with dangerous or unusual situations, and exercising safety practices and procedures. You will work in high-risk and stressful situations, challenging environmental conditions and demanding work schedules, to include day and night shifts, and weekends and holidays.
HOW TO APPLY Applicants must complete an online application to be considered for the position. Incomplete applications will not be considered, which includes answering questions using language such as “see resume”. Resumes and cover letters may be submitted as attachments, but cannot be used to supplement completing any sections in the online application. Applicants are encouraged to provide accurate information in all documentation, as the City verifies all information for each applicant at various stages of the process. Applicants that are successful in completing the first phase of the selection process will be asked to submit a Personal History Questionnaire to complement their job application prior to being assigned to a background investigation. Applicants may be required to submit official transcripts as a part of the background investigation.
Qualified Applicants will be required to complete several stages of testing and interviews, and pass a rigorous background investigation, job suitability assessment and Chief’s interview. From the Application Review to the hiring date may take up to 12 weeks.
Application Review Aptitude Testing Integrity Interview Oral Board Assessment CVSA Examination Job Suitability Assessment Personal History Questionnaire Background Investigation Pre-employment Drug Screening Pre-employment Psychological Testing Pre-employment CJIS Testing and Fingerprints Chief’s Interview
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Essential duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by Police Officers; they are not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. A Police Officer performs general and specific law enforcement functions within the municipal environment, including but not limited to:
Actively engage the community and build trusting relationships with community members, co-workers and colleagues; educate the community about the law and police practices. Exercise leadership in the community to implement problem-solving activities. Exercise independent judgment and discretion in dealing with routine, dangerous or unusual situations, safety practices and procedures. Patrol an assigned area searching for indicators of possible criminal activity or threats to life and property; answer calls for police service; enforce municipal ordinances and state laws; make field contacts and prepare required reports; conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations of criminal incidents. Make traffic stops and issue warnings or citations as necessary; check vehicles and observe occupants of vehicles; respond to traffic-related incidents and other emergencies; provide first aid for injured persons, and take safeguards to prevent further accidents; interview principals and witnesses; take written statements and examine conditions of accident scenes; clear or direct the clearing of obstructions and wreckage; observe, monitor, and control routine and unusual traffic conditions; assist, advise and educate motorists and enforce traffic laws. Make arrests as necessary; serve warrants and subpoenas; conduct searches and seizures involving people, vehicles and structures; interview victims, complainants and witnesses; interrogate suspects; mediate civil disputes, gather and preserve evidence; receive, search and book prisoners; fingerprint and transport prisoners; testify and present evidence in court. Write reports and field notes; participate in individual and staff development; attend briefings and training sessions; perform routine maintenance on assigned firearms and other department issued equipment. Assist the public and answer questions; administer first aid and respond to calls for medical assistance; establish and maintain good relationships with the public. Maintain knowledge of local ordinances and state laws, rules of evidence for criminal cases, crime prevention techniques, current investigation techniques, traffic control techniques, and care and custody of persons and property. Drive vehicles under normal, hazardous and emergency conditions. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of federal, state, and city laws, ordinances, and regulations, the vehicle code, penal code, laws of arrest; search and seizure; rules of evidence; and court procedures. Knowledge of modern law enforcement, patrol, investigation, public relations, and report writing practices and procedures. Knowledge of proper and legal arrest and detention procedures. Knowledge, skill and ability to obtain information through deliberate interview, interrogation, and observation techniques. Knowledge and skill to prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports. Knowledge and skill in the proper use of firearms, firearms maintenance, and firearms safety practices. Knowledge and skill in the proper use and deployment of emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics, and officer safety techniques. Skill in the operation of telecommunication and radio equipment. Skill to deploy and use various types of equipment required in the completion of daily work activities. Skill to identify problems, formulate a problem plan and implement a solution. Skill to operate a computer and software related to records management, scheduling, and reporting writing. Ability to exercise responsibility for the enforcement of federal, state and local laws relating to public safety and welfare. Ability to formulate timely decisions to respond to the observation and detection of criminal activity. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language fluently. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff, coworkers, other officers, supervisors, City officials, members of other public safety agencies, and the community. Ability to develop sustainable relationships with others. Ability to maintain control in various situations wherein danger is present. Ability to react quickly, yet calmly, in dangerous, dynamic and emergency situations. Ability to work in stressful, high-risk conditions. Ability to adapt to changing or evolving situations. Ability to engage actively and proactively with the community. Ability to perform the duties and actions necessary to promote and protect the safety and welfare of the general public.
Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age Earned a High School Diploma or a General Education Development (GED) or high school equivalency certificate A United States Citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for United States Citizenship Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license by date of hire Must be Colorado P.O.S.T. certified by the date of hire LATERAL APPLICANTS Currently employed full-time by a local, county or state law enforcement agency as a certified peace officer working in a police officer related function (Does not include corrections or detention officers) Minimum of three (3) years of full-time experience as a police officer working for a local, county, or state law enforcement agency in a police officer related function (Does not include any experience as a corrections or detentions officer/deputy) PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Prior military experience Spanish language fluency Bilingual language skills, or American Sign Language skills Postsecondary education, excluding law enforcement academy MINIMUM DISQUALIFICATIONS Applicant who has applied and has been dismissed from a Police Officer hiring process for the Commerce City Police Department within the last twelve (12) months Applicant has a felony conviction Applicant received a Court Martial for a crime that is the equivalent of a felony under state or federal law, or received a Dishonorable or Less Than Honorable Discharge from the U.S. military Applicant has a conviction for a crime that prevents applicant’s ability to retain their Colorado P.O.S.T. certification as a peace officer Applicant has legally or illegally possessed or consumed marijuana, or any of its derivatives in any form, in the last twelve (12) months Applicant’s driver’s license has been revoked or suspended in the last twelve (12) months Applicant’s driver’s license has been revoked or suspended two (2) or more times in the last five (5) years Applicant has illegally sold, manufactured or distributed any controlled substance, prescription drug, steroid or marijuana, or any of its derivatives in any form, in the last ten (10) years Applicant has a conviction or deferred judgment for an alcohol-related driving offense in the last five (5) years Applicant has two (2) or more convictions or deferred judgments for an alcohol-related driving offense in the last seven (7) years Applicant has had a conviction or deferred judgment for hit and run, or failure to remain at the scene of an accident in the last five (5) years Equipment Used, Work Environment and Physical Activities Driving: Drives a city or personal vehicle in the normal course of business Office Equipment:Daily use of computer, keyboard, copier, scanner, printer, calculator, phone (desk and cell). Daily use of software programs including Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Word, Excel; mobile data terminal (MDT), radios, personal information systems, file maintenance programs Other Equipment: Must be able to wear/use personal protective equipment (PPE), firearms, restraint devices, handcuffs, batons, radar units, first aid equipment, crime scene technician kits, blood kits, drug test kits, two-way radios Physical Activities:High physical activity that may include walking, sitting, standing, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and carrying Lifting:Frequently lifts, carries, and exerts up to 88 pounds. Must be able to exert up to 75 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 35 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects Vision and Hearing:Must have visual acuity to see and read paper and electronic documents. Must be able to communicate via telephone and two-way radio, communicate conversation, respond to verbal inquires and provide verbal directives. Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color Exposure to Environmental Conditions:Will be exposed to heat, cold, odors, toxic agents, noise, vibrations, smoke, wetness, humidity, dusts, disease, weapons, explosives, bodily fluids, intense light, electrical currents, or violence. Frequent contact with weapons, firearms, syringes, drugs; bloody materials and other biohazards; graphic photos and videos; odors; and chemicals. Schedule: Position generally works a non-traditional work week. Will be required to be available for over-time, off duty and/or on-call duty Additional Working Conditions:Will be exposed to work settings that vary in convenience and comfort. Will be required to visit external, non-city work sites with the City having limited control over the work environment. Works under high-risk conditions, including dangerous animals
Salary: $61,027.20 – $87,963.20 Annually
Location: Commerce City, CO
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Number: 2020-00037
Agency: City of Commerce City
Address: 7887 E. 60th Avenue Commerce City, Colorado, 80022