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University of Colorado Police Officer Recruit in Boulder, Colorado

Police Officer Recruit

Requisition Number: 44538

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type: University Staff

Schedule: Full Time

Posting Close Date: 01-Jan-2023

Date Posted: 22-Nov-2022

Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) encourages applications for a Police Officer Recruit. This role maintains peace as well as prevents and solves criminal activity on campus. Using various methods of patrol, the Recruit responds to emergencies, files criminal cases with prosecuting attorneys' offices, and provides citizen assistance. Join our team and be a part of making a difference on the CU Boulder campus and in the community! Learn more about our community: CU Student Involvement in CUPD Recruitment, Collaboration with the Campus Community, and our Recruitment Plan .

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The members of the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) are dedicated to providing the highest quality police services in order to improve community safety, protect life and property, and reduce crime and the fear of crime. To do this, we pledge to develop a partnership with the community, to lead a community dedication to resolve problems, and to improve the quality of life for all CU affiliates. The CUPD is a full-service police agency with 46 sworn and 36 non-sworn employees providing community-based public safety services to a diverse community of 36,000 affiliates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long. Every year the department responds to approximately 20,000 calls for service and ensures the safety and security for all of their PAC-12 Conference athletic events with attendance at football games exceeding 50,000 fans. Patrolling the campus by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, and vehicle, the CUPD Police work diligently with the University community and surrounding agencies to ensure a timely and coordinated law enforcement response.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Community Policing

  • Provides a visible presence via patrol on foot, bike, or motorized vehicle to engage with the campus community and promote safety. Develops and maintains knowledge of the community.

  • Conducts initial investigations, gathers evidence and takes statements in compliance with legal requirements. Interviews suspects, victims, and witnesses. Enforces traffic legislation, issues citations for offenses, and conducts traffic control.

Evidence and Investigations Support

  • Submits internal crime reports and criminal information reports. Gathers, records, and analyses information to achieve crime reduction objectives and provide crime prevention guidance.

  • Attends and offers evidence and testimony in court and at hearings.

Auxiliary Events

  • Collaborates with various community groups and individuals, and other law enforcement agencies to provide advice, education, and assistance. In addition, takes specific assignments to keep the peace on campus or at community events.

  • Supports the public with non-criminal situations such as medical emergencies, fires, hazardous materials accidents, natural disasters, stranded motorists, and missing persons, as well as provides directions and information.

  • Assists with University special events such as athletics, dignitary appearances, and various community events.

What You Should Know

  • Positions are subject to a background investigation, including criminal, financial, motor vehicle records background check, polygraph, psychological evaluation, pre-employment physical, an Excluded Parties List System check, reference check, and a drug screen.

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. (

  • New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $66,728.88 - $75,782.30 annually.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits ( , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder ( .

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What We Require

  • One year of college coursework (30 semester hours). Relevant experience will substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. Possession of current, valid Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certification will substitute for the required education.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid Colorado Driver License, and have none of the following:

  • Felony convictions.

  • Domestic violence convictions.

  • Acquiring more than seven points in the last year and/or more than 12 points within the last two years on a drivers license.

  • Alcohol/drug-related traffic convictions in the last three years and repeat alcohol/drug convictions after the age of 18 within the last ten years.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume.

  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time. Please apply by January 1, 2023 for consideration. Note : Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs ( .

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