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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 with three years demonstrated full-time work experience
  • Have no felony convictions
  • Have a valid Colorado Driver's License or ability to obtain before November 17, 2023

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

These members of the Wheat Ridge Police Department serve on the Recruitment Team. If you have questions about our hiring process or about the culture of the department, please contact Sgt. Sailor

Officer Bauth     Officer Cook     Sgt Dawkins     Det Eversole

Officer Fischer     Sgt Gross     Officer Holliday     Officer McCarthy

Officer Neyra     Officer Reetz     Sgt Watson     Sgt Sailor