|PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Police personnel work with community members to analyze crime and other problems and attend/participate in community meetings to create an environment in which community members are motivated to assist in the implementation of problem solving strategies. New police recruits will be assigned to the Patrol Services Division which provides around-the-clock patrols to deter and detect crime, enforce traffic laws, and conduct investigations of crime and traffic incidents. Officers are assigned to a designated area on one of four overlapping watches to ensure continuous coverage of the City. Hours and days off will vary depending on shift assignment.
APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
1. At least 21 years old at time of application.
2. High school diploma or GED and a minimum of 60 semester hours college-level credit at a Department of Education accredited institution is required for those with no previous qualifying experience.
3. No felony conviction(s) or conviction(s) involving moral turpitude (see CRS 18-5, 18-6, 18-7, 18-8).
4. Physical ability to perform essential job functions.
5. Possession of a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
6. Authorized to work in the United States.
Spanish/English bilingual skills are desirable. Supplemental pay of $25-$100/mo is available for non-probationary employees with bilingual skills demonstrated through testing.
Education requirements may be waived for individuals who have qualifying experience as follows:
• Sworn Patrol or Investigative experience OR
• Colorado POST certified full-time paid civilian corrections officer experience in a County Jail, Federal Prison or State Prison.
• Experience credits are given only for full years of experience and only for individuals not out of the policing or corrections profession longer than 12 months as of the date of application.
o 2 yrs experience credit = 30 hours college credit
o 3 yrs experience credit = 45 hours college credit
o 4 yrs experience credit = 60 hours college credit
o Time served in military assignments is not eligible for experience credit. The Department reserves the right to change education and military requirement waivers for subsequent recruitments.
Selection process includes application review, written exam, physical ability course, assessment center, oral & integrity interviews, job suitability interview, background investigation including credit history, psychological & CVSA tests, medical exam and drug screen, and Chief’s interview. New employees will be required to sign an employment agreement for reimbursement of expenses if voluntary resignation occurs within 2 years of hire date. There is no residency requirement.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Complete Police Officer application packet must be received by Human Resources, 350 Kimbark St, Longmont, CO 80501 NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2013. For information regarding this selection process contact Officer Brian Smith at 303-651-8512 or Master Police Officer Gregg Ferrill at 303-651-8921. Application packet available at www.ci.longmont.co.us or call 303-651-8609.