For the following job opportunities, recruitment is conducted on an as needed basis unless otherwise noted. To view current opportunities within department and the University of Colorado, please visit CU Careers

    Experienced Officers

    Would you like to be part of a new and engaging environment where you can grow and develop as an experienced officer? Our department usually begins recruitment every Fall and Spring.

    In accordance with the State of Colorado’s Classified position rules, applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be considered:

    • Must have current Colorado P.O.S.T. certification and one year of law enforcement experience.
    • Must be at least 21 years of age; possess a valid Colorado Driver License without:
      • Felony or 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 driver’s 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.

    Note: Positions are subject to a background investigation in accordance with the administrative procedures of the State Personnel Director. Physical and psychological evaluations are required in accordance with section 24-31-303 (5)(b), C.R.S.

    New Officer Program

    The University of Colorado Boulder Police Department encourages anyone interested in starting a career in law enforcement to apply. Our department typically begins recruitment every Fall and Spring for new candidates.

    In accordance with the State of Colorado’s Classified position rules, applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be considered:

    • One year of college coursework (30 semester hours).
    • Must be at least 21 years of age; possess a valid Colorado Driver License without:
      • Felony or 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 driver’s 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.
    • Must be eligible to apply for Colorado P.O.S.T. certification. Current Colorado P.O.S.T. certification eligibility requirements may be found here.

    Applicants interested in applying to a current recruitment process will need to fill out our Police Officer Addendum.

    Note: Positions are subject to a background investigation in accordance with the administrative procedures of the State Personnel Director. Physical and psychological evaluations are required in accordance with section 24-31-303 (5)(b), C.R.S.

    Student Positions

    View current opportunities by logging into MyCUInfo, selecting the Student Employment tab, and searching for Hourly On-Campus with Police Services.

    New Employee Benefits

    Starting benefits include enrollment in PERA, vacation, sick, and ten paid holidays, as well as a tuition benefit. For further details click here.

    Questions regarding current job opportunities?

    Contact our Recruitment team for further information about our positions and recruitment processes at ucpd-recruitment@colorado.edu.