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Application Process

Basic Requirements

Arvada Police Department  hires eligible candidates who are:

  • Have obtained a bachelor's degree* or better in any field of study
    AND
    • Out-of-state lateral candidates with at least three years of law enforcement experience to be able to meet Colorado POST acceptance
      OR
    • Current Colorado POST-certified officers 
      OR
    • Entry-level candidates

* When hiring new recruits, the Department will accept applications from college seniors in their final semester of their degree program. 

Applying

Applications are accepted online and also from the City of Arvada Human Resources Department, 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, CO  80001. 

All information must be completed on the forms.  Applications may be rejected if application is incomplete or if partial packets are submitted. All applicants should read the disqualification page for anything that might eliminate their eligibility.

 

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If not selected in an application process, the applicant must wait one year to reapply unless your status has changed to Colorado-certified or lateral candidate.

More Information

For more information, contact Officer Greg Miller at 720-898-6663 (gsmiller@arvada.org) or Officer Cristal Norton at 720.898.6671 (cnorton@arvada.org).

 

WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY 
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