Current openings: Police Officer


Must be 21 years or older, a high school graduate or equivalent, must obtain or have a Colorado Peace Officer Standards and training certification as a Peace Officer; willing to train the right person. Must live within 30 mile radius of the intersection of 8th St. and Grand Ave. Total travel time cannot exceed 40 minutes at posted driving speeds.

Applications are accepted year-round. Resumes submitted without the Police Department’s application will not be considered. You can download the application below. If you are unable to drop off your application, you can mail your application to City of Glenwood Springs Police Department, 101 West 8th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 (EOE). When hiring, applications must be received by 5 p.m. on the closing date.

Pre-screening of applications may result in disallowing testing. Please use the contact form below if you have any questions or call Admin Assistant Carol Davis at 970-384-6524 or Lt. Neil Wagstrom at 970-384-6503.


  • APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: August 11th at 5:00 p.m.
  • NEXT TESTING DATES: August 13th & 14th, 2015


Police Hiring ColoradoPlease review the contents of this page for further information.  The Police Dept accepts applications year round, even at times when we have no openings.  By submitting an application, you will be notified of the next scheduled testing process. Once hired as a Police Officer, new recruits enter a structured Field Training Program where they learn and practice skills necessary to successfully perform the duties of a GSPD Police Officer.

Our local Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy (CLETA) is located at nearby Colorado Mountain College.

Additional information on Glenwood Springs, including Activities, Real Estate, Shopping, and Lodging can be found at www.visitglenwood.com and also through our local newspaper, the Post Independent.

Benefits and Wellness Information

The City has a competitive benefits program, with an excellent retirement program, insurance options, and paid sick and leave time. The City also offers a longevity bonus starting at 5 years of completed service. Please refer to the City’s website for more details.



Minimum Age 21
Education High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
Certification Colorado POST Certified or certifiable. GSPD currently offers sponsorship to the right candidate through the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy at nearby Colorado Mountain College.
Residency Upon employment, shall reside within a thirty mile radius of Glenwood Springs. Preference is given to Glenwood Springs residents when applicants are otherwise equally qualified.
Physical Standards No conditions that would prevent the successful performance of required duties as specified by the job description.
Vision No conditions that would prevent the successful performance of required duties as specified by the job description.
Other Qualifications 1. Must pass all examinations and background checks.
2. Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s license, upon employment.
Probationary Period One year, minimum.
Testing Procedures Pre-Offer of Employment:

1. Police written examination NOTE: Current POST-certified applicants do not need to take the written examination.
2. Physical agility testing
3. Informal interview with three staff members
4. Formal oral board examination
5. Thorough background examination
6. Personal interview with the Chief
7. Polygraph

Post-Offer of Employment:

1. Psychological examination
2. Medical examination



This is an entry level sworn position responsible for enforcing State and Federal laws and City Ordinances. This position requires both reactive and proactive application of law enforcement authority to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens and visitors to the City. Supervision will be through department supervisory personnel through the chain of command, generally through a Patrol Sergeant or other personnel responsible for a patrol shift.


The following examples are intended to be illustrative and not all inclusive. Officers will patrol the City enforcing laws and ordinances related to traffic, criminal and civil violations as authorized by State Statutes governing the powers of sworn officers. Officers will be responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of reports of their actions as required by the department. Officers will investigate crimes and complaints with a fair and impartial mind set, seeking the truth in all matters and reporting that finding. Officers will always treat all persons they contact with the utmost courtesy, professionalism and compassion, to the highest degree possible in the situation. Officer will be prepared to support their actions in a Court of Law through presentation of evidence and testimony, and will become versed in the process of evidence collection, preservation and presentation. Involves working in adverse weather conditions.


Must be 21 years or older, a high school graduate or equivalent, with Colorado Peace Officer Standards and training certification as a Peace Officer. Ability to develop a strong working knowledge of laws and ordinances, and to gain an in-depth knowledge of City street locations, business locations, and government facilities. Knowledge of City resources from other departments, and knowledge of other agencies that can assist a victim of crime or circumstance. Requires strong organizational skills, and the ability to understand and follow verbal and written directions. Ability to deal calmly with irate people, ability to handle catastrophic situations, and ability to handle physical confrontations with acceptable levels of force as prescribed by policy and training. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to a wide variety of people on a wide variety of subjects. Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.


Lifting: 180 pounds occasionally
Carrying: 70 pounds occasionally
Pushing/Pulling:  50 pounds occasionally
Driving:  Frequently
Balance/Stoop/Bend:  Frequently
Twist/Squat/Crouch:  Frequently
Kneeling:  Occasionally
Crawling:  Occasionally
Climbing Stairs:  Frequently
Standing/Walking:  Frequently
Climbing Ladders:  Occasionally
Reaching above/below/at shoulder level:  Frequently

Employment Application

Click here to download our PDF Employment Application.

When finished, mail the completed application to:

Glenwood Springs Police Department
Attn: Carol Davis
101 W 8th St
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Or Fax to: 970-928-0162

Employment Questions

Equal Opportunity EmployerThe City of Glenwood Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention or any other personnel action, because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or other factors.