Become a Wheat Ridge Police Officer

Current Opportunities
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
POST Certification
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