Patrol Officer

Rifle Police Department - Rifle, Colorado

Mar 16, 2023

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Application Deadline:
Apr 30, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$27.33. hourly

Job Description

** Job Summary:**

The primary function of a Patrol Officer is to promote the peace, safety, and well-being of our community through interaction, education, and enforcement of the law. The Patrol Officer is responsible for delivering police services to the community, answering 911 calls, taking reports, solving problems, and participating in community outreach and events.

++Applicant must compose and submit an essay (not more than 2 pages) addressing the specific question++ ++"Why Do YOU Want to Work at the RIFLE POLICE DEPARTMENT?"++ ++Submit the essay to++ ++at the same time you submit your application online. Applications sent without supplemental essays are incomplete.++

Experience and Training:

** Minimum Education:** High School diploma or GED equivalent required, Associates Degree or higher preferred.

Job Requirements: Valid Colorado Driver’s License is required with an acceptable driving record. Must be 21 years of age or older. Must be able to pass a thorough background and credit check, pre-employment medical exam and drug test, a polygraph, and psychological examination acceptable to the City of Rifle.

Special Training or Skills: Current POST certification preferred or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire, bi-lingual English/Spanish speaking applicants preferred, but not required.

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The City of Rifle is an equal-opportunity employer. The City of Rifle does not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion or creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, health conditions related to pregnancy or the physical recovery from childbirth, military status, genetic information, or any other protected status. “Genetic information” includes information about an individual’s genetic tests and the genetic tests of an individual’s family members, including fetuses, family medical history, receipt of and/or results of genetic testing, and participation in genetic clinical research.

Additional Information

Benefits & Perks

  • Employer paid Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • HSA, HRA, and FSA supplements
  • Retirement employer contribution of up to 15.51% of wages
  • FPPA
  • Employee Wellness and Assistance programs
  • 80 hours of vacation, increasing annually
  • 108 hours of floating holiday pay
  • 95 hours of sick leave annually
  • on-site gym
  • Pool passes to Rifle Metro Pool
  • Annual pass to Rifle Mountain Park

Miscellaneous Information

For the right candidate, Rifle would consider sponsoring Colorado POST Academy attendance. Contact Sergeant Flaten at 970-665-6500 for additional information.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: POST Certified
  • Experience: None


Consideration will be given to applicants currently enrolled in Colorado POST Academy graduating in May 2022. Preference is given to applicants holding current Colorado POST Certification or officers holding out-of-state law enforcement certifications with the ability to obtain a Provisional Certification from the State of CO and complete CO POST certification and skills exams within 6 months of hire.

Contact Information

Angela Mills

Rifle Police Department
Rifle, Colorado 81650
phone: 970-665-65000

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