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Application Process

The Arvada Police Department is committed to hiring quality individuals to fill available positions. 

Basic Requirements

Arvada Police Department  hires eligible candidates who:

  • Have obtained a bachelor's degree or higher in any field of study (or college seniors in their final semester)
    • Out-of-state lateral candidates who can meet Colorado POST* requirements
    • Current Colorado POST-certified officers 
    • Entry-level candidates

*For more information on POST requirements, visit the Colorado Peace Officers Standards and Training web site. 


Applications are only accepted online

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.


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.


Candidate selections will be based on:

  • qualified candidates with a bachelor's degree (required); and
  • out-of-state lateral entry candidates who can meet Colorado POST certification; and
  • Colorado POST-certified officers.

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