Police Officer

Leadville Police Department - Leadville, Colorado

May 2, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Aug 1, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$53,500 - $54,000 annual

Job Description


Provide protection to the City of Leadville, residence, tourists, and those passing through the community. To assist other law enforcement agencies in mutual aid situations, maintain general peace, welfare, and comfort in the City of Leadville. Deter, prevent, and respond to emergent and non- emergent incidents.


  1. Enforce federal, state, and local laws and ordinances and regulations.
  2. Investigate traffic accidents, criminal incidents and vehicle and pedestrian contacts; along with the ability to collect and log evidence as required.
  3. Respond to calls for assistance and services.
  4. Make lawful arrests using reasonable force as necessary and as authorized by law.
  5. Pursue suspects by vehicle and/or by foot as necessary and as authorized by Agency policies and federal and state laws.
  6. Perform routine patrol duties during assigned shift.
  7. Perform special duties assigned by police Corporal, Sergeant, Captain or Chief of Police.
  8. Complete reports, activity logs, warrants, citations, and investigate complaints in an appropriate manner and time pursuant to active policies.
  9. Render assistance to motorists, pedestrians, and members of the public in need of assistance. Answer questions, offer comfort, safety and offer aid and assistance.
  10. Operate and use all forms of police equipment utilized by the agency such as police vehicles, firearms, and safety and restraint equipment. This includes keeping vehicles and any applicable equipment clean, lubed, and maintained.
  11. Assist law enforcement agencies and other public service agencies when required.
  12. Act on behalf of the City of Leadville in developing, organizing, and conducting community awareness programs and crime prevention.
  13. Work interchangeable and rotating shifts.
  14. Provide security checks for residential and commercial properties as applicable.
  15. Attend law enforcement training classes and seminars on a variety of subjects as directed.
  16. Attend court proceedings and testify as directed or required.
  17. Complete, at a minimum annually, a self-evaluation job appraisal and review with police Sergeant, Captain or Chief of Police.
  18. Must be able to learn and apply new information.
  19. Devise practical and appropriate solutions to problems, even where there is no standard procedure, using “common sense” and good judgment.
  20. Must exercise independent judgment.
  21. Follow directives and orders of the agency and supervisory personnel. Along with the ability to adhere to a chain of command structure.
  22. Perform other duties as required/assigned.

The performance of these functions are considered core responsibilities of a Police Officer. They may however, become critical under various circumstances.


Work assignments, supervision, and direction comes to this position through the Corporal, Sergeant, Captain and Chief of Police.


The Police Officer ++must++ also demonstrate:

  1. Ability to read and understand a wide variety of written materials.
  2. Ability to record visual observations and spoken information accurately in writing.
  3. Ability to use proper English grammar, spelling, punctuation in written communication.
  4. Ability to communicate information and instructions factually without personal bias or emotional reaction.
  5. Ability to respond to questions directly with essential facts, analysis and rationale.
  6. Ability to take appropriate action in crisis, when under stress, and in dangerous or personally unpleasant situations.
  7. Ability to maintain self-control, patience, and persistence in response to possibly hostile individuals and adverse circumstances.
  8. Ability to interact effectively with people from a wide variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  9. Ability to work cooperatively with fellow officers and foster teamwork within the Agency.
  10. Ability to display interest in, concern for, and consideration of the needs and feelings of others.
  11. Ability and willingness to speak and interact with members of the community in a non-threatening manner.
  12. Ability to show assertiveness, firmness, and self-confidence when appropriate.
  13. Willingness to hold self-accountable for actions and decisions.
  14. Willingness and ability to follow lawful orders, rules, regulations, and procedures.
  15. Willingness and ability to resist using authority of position for personal gratification or gain.
  16. Ability to maintain dependable work habits, such as reporting for duty on time with little prompting or intervention.
  17. Ability to withstand pressure from others and stick by decisions or courses of action which are judged to be proper and appropriate.
  18. Willingness and ability to admit mistakes and deficiencies and take corrective steps to remedy them.
  19. Ability to maintain alertness despite boredom, repetitive activity, or long periods of inactivity.
  20. Willingness to put in extra effort to acquire new knowledge or skills or to remedy performance deficiencies.
  21. Willingness to persist and maintain diligence in fulfilling routine, tedious, difficult, or unpleasant assignments.
  22. Willingness and ability to complete necessary work steps and assigned tasks independently with little prompting or intervention.
  23. Ability to apply physical force in quick bursts or short durations (i.e. moving over tall obstacles or gaining a forced entry).
  24. Ability to resist overall fatigue while carrying out activities that involve large muscles of the body (i.e. running or swimming for significant periods of time).
  25. Ability to flex or extend body limbs for work in awkward or contorted positions (i.e. climbing through windows/openings).
  26. Ability to synchronize movements of arms, legs and the body precisely for skilled action (i.e. self-defense, physical restraining maneuvers).
  27. Ability to coordinate various parts of the body to achieve a precise movement (i.e. firearms proficiency, tool manipulation).
  28. Ability to comprehend and always put into practice the department policies and procedures as applicable.

Additional Information


This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100-pounds of force occasionally, up to 50-pounds of force frequently, and up to 20-pounds of force constantly to move objects. And possibly more depending on job function or special circumstances.

Work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions.

Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound.

Visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, night vision, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arm’s length, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and observing general surroundings and activities.

Must be able to work inside and in outside environmental conditions; to include extreme cold, icy and snowy conditions, noise, hazards, and atmospheric conditions. May be exposed to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Diploma
  • Experience: Must be P.O.S.T. Certified

· Must have a valid Colorado Driver’s License

· Must successfully pass criminal, personal, psychological, physical evals and checks.

Contact Information

Kenton Tell

Leadville Police Department
800 Harrison Ave
Leadville, Colorado 80461-3564
phone: 7194861365

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