Lateral Police Officer

Aurora Police Department (CO) - Aurora, Colorado

Nov 23, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Feb 18, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$56,984.00 - $76,469.00 annual
Lateral Transfer:
$$69,205.00 - $91,986.00 annual
Top Pay:
$$91,986.00 annual

Job Description


The Aurora Police Department is looking for candidates with ++current or recent++ Police Officer experience for a projected April 25, 2022 Lateral Police Academy. (Note: Dates are subject to change) 

Please Note: Applications from out of state candidates must be received by February 18, 2022

To qualify as a lateral police officer applicant, you must have three (3) years previous related certified law enforcement experience in good standing within the four (4) year period immediately preceding the application. Related law enforcement experience shall consist of full-time paid employment as a CERTIFIED Police Officer in a full-service Police department or as a Patrol Sheriff's Deputy.

*****Full-Service Law Enforcement Department/Sheriff's Office - is defined as an agency that responds to calls for service, makes arrests, and files criminal cases without the services of another law enforcement agency*****

*****Patrol – is under general supervision, performs law enforcement and crime prevention work for the protection of life and property; patrols an assigned area in a police car, on motorcycle, or on foot, enforcing federal, state, and municipal laws and ordinances. Additionally, part-time Military, Detentions, Reserve Police Officers and Security Personnel will ++NOT++ be considered as previous related experience*****

Organizational Mission Statement: To make Aurora safer every day.

Examples of Duties

A comprehensive list of a police officer's duties is not possible, but officers working within the Aurora Police Department perform some of the following functions:

  • Handle (emergency and non-emergency)calls for service received by our Communications Center.
  • Investigate and determine what type of, or if crimes have occurred.
  • Make sound decisions using knowledge, training and experience.
  • Positively interact with the public.
  • Problem solve complex community issues and look for innovative solutions to reduce repeat calls for service.

You can also find more information at the ++APD recruiting website.++


++Click here++ ++(Download PDF reader)++ for a list of minimum qualifications for a Lateral Police applicants

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: 3 years or more

Contact Information

Abdul Syidi

Aurora Police Department (CO)
15001 E Alameda Pkwy
Aurora, Colorado 80012
phone: 3037397897

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