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  1. Recruitment 
  2. Pay/Benefits
  3. Academy
  4. Veterans

Minimum Requirements for Recruits

Wheat Ridge Police Department applicants must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or GED and two years of college credits or have military experience. The college or military requirement will be waived for applicants who have three years demonstrated full-time work experience 
  • Have no felony convictions
  • Have a valid Colorado Driver's License 

Recruitment and Selection Guide

Once a job offer is made, successful candidates attend the Police Academy at no cost to obtain POST Certification.

POST Certification
Police Officer applicants with less than three years of experience and POST certification from another agency or community college must also meet the minimum requirements listed above.

Lateral Entry
For lateral entry into the Wheat Ridge Police Department, applicants must:
  • Be Colorado POST certified
  • Have full-time law enforcement experience
  • Successfully pass an application, resume, and background
Officers hired at lateral entry will be placed in the pay range based on:
  • Years of experience
  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Certifications

 If you have questions about our hiring process or about the culture of the department, please contact Sgt. Dawkins