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Town of Erie
Police Officer

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Position Title: Police Officer
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Entry Level

Hiring Agency

Agency: Town of Erie
Address: 645 Holbrook Street, Erie, CO 80516
City: Erie
State: CO    Zipcode: 80516
Contact: Brittni Wilts
Phone: 3039262744
Fax: 3039262706
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

The Town of Erie is currently accepting applications for Police Officer. The incumbent will perform a wide variety of police and law enforcement duties, including the protection of property, crime detection, and public safety. May be assigned to an area of specialty as needed and assigned.

The reasons people call Colorado home often include a passion for the outdoors, a diverse & dynamic community and the contemporary pace to life that appeals to all ages! As you'll soon discover, the Town of Erie offers the best of all of these and without a doubt is one of the top places to consider when making your next career move. With majestic mountain views and progressive civic vision, we provide a genuine small-town feel with modern amenities. Our residents enjoy a high quality of life. And our employees play an important role in making Erie what it is today, and helping us shape the future. The Town of Erie is an organization that has established an outstanding reputation for quality and excellent customer service. Each individual employee contribution is what makes that possible.


Candidates who are deemed qualified and eligible will be required to participate in and pass the following steps:

Written Exam - The National Police Officer Selection Test. (04/21/21)
Physical Agility Testing - To successfully complete the physical agility test, the participant must: (04/21/21)
Run an obstacle course which begins by sitting in the driver's seat of a car, exiting the car and running 175 feet to an 8 foot ladder and ascend/descend five steps or rungs, then run 50 feet to and crawl for 12 feet and return, running 50 feet to the sitting position in the driver's seat of the car within 101 seconds.
Within two minutes of completing the obstacle course, the participant will pull a weighted object (150 pounds) for 25 feet from a standing position.
Immediately after the weight pull, the participant will run a distance of ¼ mile within 162 seconds.
Oral Board Interview (04/21/21)
Personal History Statement (PHS) and Release of Information Agreement (due by 04/28/21)
Background Investigation
Interview with the Chief of Police
Conditional Job Offer
Physical and Psychological Exam
NOTE: All applications will be reviewed upon submission. Applicants that meet minimum qualifications will be contacted by a member of the Erie Police Department Command staff to arrange a one day testing process (Physical Agility, Written and Oral Board).


Summary of Duties
The below list is intended to be illustrative of the responsibilities of the position and not all encompassing. The Town may change these duties at any time.
Responds to priority calls regarding public disturbances, criminal, civil or emergency situations. May provide emergency medical assistance, controls traffic, and otherwise ensures attention is given to public safety.
Detects and prevents criminal activities by surveillance of assigned business and residential areas. Notes possible criminal occurrences and takes steps to prevent criminal actions. Promotes crime prevention by initiating contact with businesses and residents including explaining applicable laws, soliciting cooperation in crime reporting, and otherwise creating good rapport with citizens.
Conducts a variety community-oriented policing activities to include participating in Erie's Citizen Police Academy, business and community participation, working with community groups, conducting welfare checks, etc.
Investigates crime scenes or accidents and assists other officers. Protects evidence, takes testimony from witnesses, and assists detectives in specialized investigations.
Enforces traffic laws, vehicle codes and promotes traffic safety. Notes illegal or unsafe driving practices and advises or makes arrests as appropriate. Directs traffic, reports unsafe road conditions and otherwise promotes vehicular and pedestrian safety.
Prepares a variety of daily reports and logs.
Prepares and provides testimony in court and works with prosecution attorneys.
Provides a variety of related police services including transport of prisoners, assistance to motorists, mediates family disturbances.
Provides code enforcement and animal control activities as needed. Issue appropriate citations and take immediate actions to mitigate problems and disputes.
At advanced levels, may be assigned as a Field Training Officer, DARE Officer, School Resource Officer, Detective, Drug Task Force Member, SWAT Team or other specialty assignment.
May conduct or assist with in-depth investigations involving felonies or other serious offenses and works closely with District Attorneys regarding cases.
Trains officers in areas of expertise or specialty.
Performs related work as required and assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
To qualify for this position an applicant must be Colorado POST certified or for out-of-state applicants, must have the ability to successfully challenge the Colorado POST and obtain certification.

High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
Must be at least 21 years of age
Must be able to attain and maintain a variety of law enforcement certifications.
Must be able to pass a comprehensive background check, polygraph, drug screen, psychological and physical exams.
Valid Colorado Driver's License and satisfactory driving record.
State of Colorado Peace Officers Standards Certificate (POST Certification)

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Supplemental Information
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required:
Knowledge of police principles and practices.
Knowledge of applicable laws, Town ordinances and State statutes.
Knowledge of emergency medical and first aid practices.
Skill in operating motor vehicles in hazardous situations.
Skill in using weapons and other police equipment.
Skill in dealing tactfully and effectively with citizens in a wide variety of stressful situations.
Ability to observe and direct potential problems.
Ability to act effectively in crisis situations.
Ability to investigate situations and prepare written reports.
Ability to make oral presentations.
Ability to physically detain law violators.
Ability to pass standard medical exam within normal parameters specifically with regard to the listed essential job functions.
Ability to perform essential physical functions of the job.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to speak effectively before groups.
Ability to communicate with victims, suspects and other police officers.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Town of Erie Benefits
The Town of Erie offers a comprehensive benefit package and pays a major portion of the employee premium to make these benefits more affordable for you. Coverage of these benefits begin the 1st of the month following date of hire for benefited employees working 30 hours per week. Each year you will?have the option of changing your elections through open enrollment. Designated full time employees are eligible for the following benefits:

Robust Medical, Dental and Vision plans including spouse, domestic partner and family coverage options
Employer paid Basic Life/AD&D
Voluntary Life/AD&D
Employer paid Short Term Disability
Employer paid Long Term Disability
Employer paid Employee Assistance Program
Retirement defined benefit plan (FPPA) with 8% employer contributions
Paid Time Off & Holiday Pay
Robust extended sick leave and family sick leave program including parental leave for birth and bonding
Employer sponsored wellness program, including employee-based fitness classes
Education reimbursement up to $2,000 per year
Free membership to the Erie Community Center
Pet Insurance
Employee Discount Program through Benefits Hub

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 04/07/2021

Application Period Ends: 05/31/2021

Number Positions to be Filled: 3

Yearly Salary: $6,169,280.00 to $6,169,280.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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