Police Officer; Sheridan Police Department, CO

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The Sheridan Police Department is currently building an eligibility list for Police Officer. 

Looking for a fresh opportunity? Sheridan offers a big city feel with small town support. Ideal candidates must be POST certified. Apply today:


Salary Information:
$29.95 – $44.95 Hourly
$2,396.15 – $3,596.12 Biweekly
$5,191.67 – $7,791.58 Monthly
$62,300.00 – $93,499.00 Annually

Benefit Information: The City of Sheridan offers a comprehensive employee benefits package through Cigna, Delta Dental, VSP, Mutual of Omaha, AFLAC, FPPA, Mass Mutual and Legal Shield effective January 1, 2021. For new hires, employees become eligible on the first of the month following their date of hire. Employees working 30+ hours/week are eligible to participate if enrolled within 31 days of first becoming eligible.

The City offers health benefits to employees through an IRS Cafeteria Plan under Code Section 125. By maintaining a Cafeteria Plan, the City offers health benefits to employees on a pre-tax basis, that is, required contributions are deducted from your gross pay prior to calculation of taxes, unless you request in writing that contributions be taken on a post-tax basis.

Benefits are subject to the terms and conditions of those plans and the summary plan descriptions.

City/County/Area Information: Sheridan is two square miles and has a long and colorful history. It is located within Arapahoe County and represents a diverse population of approximately 6,000 residents of various economic levels.

Candidate Contact Person
Heather Moore
Human Resources Consultant
[email protected]



Job Requirements


Age : 21

US Citizen : Yes

High School Grad/GED : Required

Valid COLORADO State Driver’s License : Yes

Ability to Read/Speak English : Yes

Vision : Work is typically performed indoors and outdoors. Employees are subject to traffic hazards while patrolling and responding to emergencies in all traffic and weather conditions. Occasionally the employee will deal with irate, abusive and disorderly people; deal with the public in situations involving possible severe physical and personal trauma; have exposure to potentially dangerous people, animals and objects; and have exposure to outdoor weather conditions and moderate noise levels. Moderate physical activity required by handling objects up to 50 pounds occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently. Is frequently required to sit, stand and walk. Is occasionally required to use hand and finger dexterity to handle or feel objects, tools, or equipment; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; utilize arm and hand steadiness and manual dexterity to use weapons necessary to prevent injury or to protect self and others; maintain stamina and tolerance enough to remain physically and mentally alert for short bursts of extremely intense work. The employee must possess clear vision at 20 inches or less and 20 feet or more. Must be able to distinguish colors, have the ability to observe and area that can be seen up or down or to the left or right while eyes are fixed on a given point. Must have three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distance and special relationships. Must have ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.

College : High school Diploma or equivalent required.

Academy Certification : Colorado certified or POST certifiable Police Officer by date of hire.

Prior Experience : Previous military, law enforcement experience preferred.

Necessary Certifications :

  • Minimum of 21 Years of age and a U.S. Citizen
  • Colorado certified or POST certifiable Police Officer by date of hire
  • CPR/First Aid Certification


Additional Requirements : In order to be considered for this position, you must apply directly to our website at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sheridanco

Hiring Process : Testing, Application Review, Oral Assessment Board, Complete detailed background packet and signed background waiver, polygraph, psychological exam, background investigation, drug screen, medical exam, finalist interview

Brief Description : The Police Officer strives to provide a safe and secure environment for the community by providing quality law enforcement services to protect the lives, safety, health, welfare and property of the residents and visitors of the City of Sheridan, by disseminating good information within the community through public education, and by their positive interactions with all members of the community. The Police Officer may work within a variety of job assignments including patrol, investigator, traffic, or support services officer.

Individuals who are Colorado P.O.S.T. certified (or by the date of appointment) or have current peace officer certification from another state may apply.

Duties :

Patrols assigned area to deter illegal activities and identify criminal activity in order to preserve the safety and security of individuals, buildings and neighborhoods.

Responds to dispatch calls and investigates citizen complaints and reports of breaches of the peace including crimes in progress, crimes discovered after the fact, disturbances, and accidents. Performs extra patrol watches in order to maintain high visibility.

Performs investigations of crimes by interviewing witnesses, complainants, and victims to obtain facts and circumstances of incidents; gathering physical evidence and photographing crime scenes to ensure the proper preservation and collection of evidence for use in court proceedings; and conducting follow-up investigations as needed to obtain additional case information.

Prepares, processes and transmits reports including incident reports, non-criminal reports; booking reports; accident reports; witness statements; and traffic citations.

Apprehends, arrests and detains criminal suspects and law violators to ensure public safety and maintain order. Takes suspects into custody by the reading of rights, booking and transport of individuals to holding and jailing facilities.

Prepares citations and summonses necessary to charge individuals with violations of ordinances, statutes, and laws including petty, misdemeanor and felonious offenses. Serves warrants and subpoenas.

Acts as first responder to emergencies rendering medical/first aid/CPR and requesting medical attention when necessary. Responds to emergency calls involving robberies, burglaries, kidnappings, assaults, and homicides.

Performs traffic surveillance and operates traffic radar/lasers to enforce traffic ordinances and statutes. Investigates traffic accidents and assists motorists in various situations. Directs traffic as needed to ensure safe operations.

Serves as a witness by testifying in court and providing information and evidence during court proceedings.

Responds to inquiries and provides information to citizens and visitors of the City of Sheridan including giving of directions, requesting vehicular roadside assistance, and locating lost children.

Attends periodic training sessions and seminars involving physical training, classroom instruction, field exercises, simulation exercises, investigative methods, rescue methods, and instruction in the use of equipment including: firearms; vehicles; intoxilyzers; tazers and other equipment.

Participates in community-oriented police functions to educate and promote community relations.

Performs other duties as assigned or required.


  • All applicants for a police officer position must have successfully completed a POST certified academy and be POST certified.
  • Applicants must be capable of performing the essential job functions of a police officer.
  • Must be able to pass all requirements of the exam plan including a background check, psychological evaluation, polygraph, physical, and drug screen.
  • Applicants may view the City of Sheridan’s Hiring Standards Document HERE.


  • Please upload your P.O.S.T. documents with your application if you are currently P.O.S.T. certified.