Salary & Benefits

Salary Range (2013):

  • Police Officer: $4505.11 to $6180/per month. Candidates with prior law enforcement experience may be hired at a level within the range pursuant to lateral entry guidelines.
  • Police Recruit II: $4155.17/per month.
  • Police Recruit I: $4026.69/per month.

Non-certified applicants are hired as Police Recruits until successful completion of the academy and the Colorado P.O.S.T Examination. 

Benefits:

Vacation Accrual
112 hours per year for 1-4 years of service
128 hours per year after 5 years of service
152 hours per year after 10 years of service
176 hours per year after 15 years of service

Holidays: 96 hours per calendar year

Health/Dental/Vision Insurance: The city offers two health plans administered through Cigna Health Care.  Single and family coverage are available. Dental and Vision insurance are also available.

Retirement: The retirement system for police officers is a self-directed money purchase plan. The city matches the officer's contribution to the plan.

Sick Leave: Accrued at eight hours per month with no maximum accumulation.

Work Hours: 10-hour/4 day work week (Patrol and Investigations); 8-hour/5 day work week (Administration).

Uniform: The City provides uniforms for its police officers, including footwear and body armor.  Officers are responsible for the purchase and maintenance of their service weapon.

Dry Cleaning Services: Paid by the city for sworn officers and uniformed civilian employees.