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Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-444-7000 (General)
Contact: Office of the Chief
Email: chiefoff@ci.colosp. . .
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City of Colorado Springs / Police / Work For CSPD / Police Employment / Out of State Applicants



Out of State Applicants- Laterals and Recruits

How many trips do I have to make to get hired?

1st Trip:

  • Take Written Test
  • Take the PAT
  • Oral Board Interview

2nd Trip:

  • Polygraph
  • Psychological Interview
  • Medical Evaluation
  • Interview with Background Investigator
  • Psychological Exams

An out of state applicant must make their first trip for the testing phase.  This must be done in Colorado Springs. After all applicants have completed testing, candidates will be banded based on written test scores and oral interview scores. If your band is selected to continue in the process, you will receive a conditional offer and proceed to full backgrounds. If you receive a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to submit official transcripts for all colleges you have attended.  DO NOT submit transcripts prior to conditional offer.  

Once the conditional offer is made, out of state applicants will be contacted individually to schedule their 2nd trip.  This trip will require a 3 day stay in Colorado Springs.

We understand the burden this places on out of state applicants and have made every effort to consolidate the process into as few trips as possible.  Out of state applicants may be able to complete the entire process within 2 trips, at their own expense.

Steps In The Process

  

Applications are submitted electronically online.  The computer automatically screens applications to see if applicant meets minimum qualifications.

Applicants who successfully complete the evaluation will be emailed the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) and the In-processing form for completion.

Applicants passing the application will be invited to test (first trip).

After all applicants have completed testing, candidates will be banded based on written test scores and oral interview scores.

If your band is selected to continue in the process, you will receive a conditional offer and proceed to full backgrounds. (second trip) If you receive a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to submit your PHQ,  official transcripts for all colleges and a complete military personnel file (if applicable)  DO NOT submit transcripts prior to conditional offer.

If applicant passes these steps, their file is presented to a Selection Committee for review.

If selected, applicants will be contacted personally by Human Resources and receive a final offer of employment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Applicants who successfully complete the evaluation will be emailed the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) and the In-processing form for completion and will be scheduled for the written examination. 
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