Civil Service

 Police Patrol Officer

Required Qualifications

To be considered for the position of police patrol officer with the Pueblo Police Department, candidates must:

    • Be a U.S. citizen at time of application deadline date
    • Be at least 21 years of age at time of application deadline date
    • Possess a high school diploma, GED or higher education
    • Possess a valid driver’s license (any state) at time of application and obtain a valid Colorado driver's license by date of hire

A Colorado P.O.S.T. Certificate and higher education are highly desirable.


Illegal drug usage, as described below, at the time of application will be cause for disqualification:

  • Any use of marijuana within 2 years prior to the date of application and/or
  • Any usage of any illegal drugs other than marijuana (i.e. heroin, cocaine, LSD, amphetamines, steroids, or other illegal drug as defined in schedules I through V of Section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act) within five (5) years prior to the date of application.

Candidates must also be willing to submit to and successfully pass a post conditional offer drug screen, polygraph, psychological, criminal background check and comprehensive medical examination designed to measure the candidate's ability to perform the physical requirements of the position.