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Police Officer Position at the Glendale Police Department


Glendale Police Department is dedicated in pursuing top candidates to join our team. We believe in hiring the best; those who are problem solvers rather than problem “spotters”.  We recognize that you will be instrumental in helping us achieve our goals. We value all members of our organization and have created an environment that encourages our core values of CHARACTERCOMPETENCE, and COOPERATION.

The City of Glendale possesses a productive work culture where you will be encouraged to continually strive to develop and improve yourself personally and professionally and we have a very generous training budget.  Glendale is also a city that fully supports its Law Enforcement professionals and we are proud of our positive relationship with the community. Our mayor, City Manager and the rest of the City Council have stated that there will be no de-funding of the department or mandatory furlough days.

We are a one-mile square city, but our population swells to over 40,000 daily and often more on weekends!  We are a very diverse community, with 21 languages spoken.  We have a vibrant business district along with a municipally owned Rugby stadium that attracts people from around the world.  We strive to provide our residents and visitors with a positive experience that will encourage them to return. 

By joining our team, you are choosing to be part of an exciting profession, and more so, an exciting TEAM!   If you are fair and open-minded and want to serve, visit our website at:  

Must be Colorado POST certified, currently in a POST Academy or out-of-state applicants must obtain a provisional certification issued by the Colorado State Attorney General’s office at time of appointment. Please contact POST for more information:

Salaries start at $72,221 annually, with seven step levels topping out at $101,487. Lateral hires will start at higher step level for each year of applicable experience (patrol, detention, military) up to 3 years (Level 3 pay is $81,977) upon completion of Field Training.

City of Glendale Benefits for sworn police officers

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Employee is at no cost.  Contribution required for dependents.
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance in the amount employee’s current salary.
  • 9% of officer’s annual salary paid into 401(a) by the City with 5-year vesting period.  7% employee required contribution to retirement in lieu of social security.
  • Membership for employee and dependent family members to Glendale Sports Center.
  • 13 paid holidays (2 credited upon hire)
  • Paid vacation:
    • 80 hours vacation annually for 1st 5 years
    • 120 hours vacation annually after 5 years
  • Sick pay accrued at 96 hours annually
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Death & disability plan benefits through FPPA



High school diploma or GED, must be at least 21 years of age. Outside experience will be evaluated to determine the extent of equivalency to the duties of a Glendale Police Officer.

Licensing/Certification Requirements

Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (CPOST) certificate required at the time of hire. (Provisional CPOST may be accepted if approved by CPOST and obtained by completion of in-house academy.)

Valid driver’s license with a safe driving record.

Examinations include:  Written exercise, physical fitness test, background investigation, oral board interview, social reception interview, Chief’s interview, Leadership committee interview, polygraph, psychological examination, medical exam, and substance screening.

Automatic disqualifiers may include:  

No hard drug use within 5 years.

Any felony convictions.

No driver’s license suspensions within 3 years. For further disqualifiers, please see CO POST

CLOSING DATE: July 31, 2024 5 p.m.

After passing the first phase of testing (written and physical fitness) a more thorough Personal History Statement will be required and completed online.  Completeness and accuracy are important! Any false or untrue statements or material omissions in the application, or on any related paperwork during the selection process could disqualify you from consideration.

Job Details


Starting $72,221 annually


May 14, 2024 9:30 AM


July 31, 2024 5:00 PM

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