The Colorado Springs Police Department accepts applications for Entry Level and Lateral Police Officer positions through the GovernmentJobs.com website. Open jobs may be found in the Law Enforcement category.
Our employment process begins by completing an on-line application. Applicants must also submit official college transcripts so that the Department can verify that the applicant meets minimum educational qualifications. The Department does not accept unofficial transcripts, which includes faxes, scans, or photocopies.
Once the Department verifies an applicant’s eligibility to apply, applicants will be notified by e-mail on how to proceed with our testing process. After going through a pre-screening process applicants will later select a test date, which will include the written and physical abilities test. Applicants that pass all the tests are then placed on an Eligibility List based on their test scores.
When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an “otherwise qualified applicant” with a disability to participate in the testing process (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991). Applicants that require reasonable accommodations to test should contact our agency as soon as possible.
A basic background is then conducted on the most qualified applicants on the Eligibility List. Applicants that complete the basic background are given conditional offers of employment. A thorough background investigation is then conducted. Applicants that successfully complete the background investigation, psychological evaluation, and medical examination are given final offers of employment.
New recruits attend a Training Academy that lasts 24 weeks. Lateral officers are also required to complete our Training Academy regardless of training and experience. The Department operates its own Training Academy.