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Posted on: August 9, 2016

Be The Change You Want to See: Join the Ranks of Excellence

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COMMERCE CITY, COLO. (August 9, 2016) – The Commerce City Police Department is recruiting up to seven positions from August 1-28 to receive a full ride and pay to become a certified police officer. Qualified candidates will attend the Adams County Sheriff’s Office police academy for free while receiving $23 per hour as income during the program, which begins in January 2017.

This will be the fourth time the department has sponsored residents to attend an academy as part of the department’s non-certified recruitment program. Seven officers have successfully gone through the program to become certified officers and five others are currently in the program.

“Across the country, there’s a need for good, qualified officers in the public safety profession,” said Interim Police Chief Lowell Richardson. “Our successful, non-traditional strategy enables the police department to continue building successful community partnerships, hire qualified candidates and build an organization that better reflects the community we serve.”

Applicants who are successful in the application and testing process attend a 22-week police academy training program with tuition and some equipment provided, while earning $23 per hour. Individuals must successfully complete the academy, the department’s field training program, pass state certification, and agree to serve the Commerce City Police Department for three years. Bilingual individuals are strongly encouraged to consider this unique opportunity.

Eligible individuals must:

• Be at least 21 years of age;
• Have at least a high school diploma or GED;
• Be able to perform all physical demands of the job;
• Successfully complete all testing components;
• Be a United States citizen or possess proper I-9 documentation;
• Be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken English;
• Commit to three years of service by signing an agreement with the city;
• Be at least 12 months removed from their last application submission with the Commerce City Police Department.


Visit c3gov.com/recruit to apply online. Filing Deadline: August 28, 2016.

Online applications and completed personal history statements are reviewed according to the minimum qualifications outlined above. Candidates selected for a position are required to complete background examination, psychological testing and drug screening. City policy requires that selected candidates provide documentation in the form of official transcripts of the highest level of education attained by the candidate that is listed on their application materials.

For questions, contact Anya Jones at ajones@c3gov.com or 303-727-3934.

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