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Salary & Benefits

Salary Range (2013):

  • Police Officer: $4861.04 to $6668.55/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: $4463.54/per month.
  • Police Recruit I: $4325.52/per month.

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


Vacation Accrual (sworn)
224 hours per year for 1-4 years of service
256 hours per year after 5 years of service
304 hours per year after 10 years of service
352 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.