The Recruitment Unit

The Recruitment Unit is responsible for all advertising, testing, and selection of potential police officers for the Arvada Police Department. Our agency maintains one of the highest entry standards of any police department in Colorado, requiring a bachelor's degree for all police applicants.

Check the the latest version of the Recruitment Guide (link below) for information, application deadlines, and test dates. You can email Officer Pat Claar at with your recruitment questions or call 720-898-6668.

Click on Join Our Team for detailed information about the selection process for the Arvada Police Department and benefits offered by the city.

If you are an experienced officer, find out more about Arvada's Lateral Entry Program.