For a listing of current career opportunities in Wheat Ridge, please visit Career Opportunities.
How does the selection process work? Please read the Recruitment and Selection Guide
Minimum Requirements for Recruits
Wheat Ridge Police Department applicants must:
Be at least 21 years of age
Have no felony convictions
Possess United States Citizenship
Have attained at least 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours from an accredited college or university
Police Officer applicants meeting the minimum requirements, but not possessing POST certification, will be considered for employment at a lower pay grade pending successful completion of a POST certified academy funded by the City.
Lateral Entry For lateral entry into the Wheat Ridge Police Department, considered applicants must:
Be Colorado POST certified
Have at least three years of full-time law enforcement experience
Meet the minimum requirements
Successfully pass an application, resume, and cover letter evaluation