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705 S Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-444-7000 (General)
Contact: Office of the Chief
Email: chiefoff@ci.colosp. . .
Hours: 24 Hours a Day

City of Colorado Springs / Police / Work For CSPD / Police Employment / Salary & Benefits

Salary and Benefits

Current salary for a new hire police recruit is $22.93 per hour.
The starting salary for those applicants who qualify for a lateral position is $31.07 per hour. 

All new hires will start off as a Recruits while attending our training academy.  Upon graduation, Recruits are promoted to Police Officer 4th Class (P4).  Each year, on their graduation anniversary, Officers are promoted to the next higher grade, P3, P2 and then to P1.  (Lateral Officers join our agency as a P2)

Here is the monthly and annual pay scale for each grade:

          Hourly /  Monthly

Rec - $22.93 / $3,974

P4 -  $24.77 / $4,293

P3 -  $27.77 / $4,809

P2 -  $31.07 / $5,386

P1 -  $34.80 / $6,033

Benefits through the City of Colorado Springs include medical, dental, vision, basic life insurance, voluntary term life insurance, health care spending account, dependent care spending account, short term disability, long term disability care, long term care, employee assistance program, longevity pay, uniforms, sworn pension, sworn vacation, sick leave, vacation buy, holidays, FMLA, funeral leave, education assistance, deferred compensation, Medicare and COBRA.