Join the Colorado Springs Police Department
Welcome to the CSPD police officer recruitment website. With almost 700 diverse sworn officers, the CSPD offers opportunities and excitement for those choosing to serve our community as a police officer. Since our humble beginnings in the late 1800's, the CSPD has maintained a standard of excellence that you would be proud to join.
We embrace a proactive policing or Community Oriented Policing philosophy, rather than only crime response. We seek to understand and focus on why crimes are committed and find ways to remove the conditions that are most likely to lead to criminal activity. We expect our officers to exhibit this philosophy and actively create community and police partnerships that identify problem and craft solutions.
Through a rigorous testing and qualification process, we ensure that only the most qualified individuals earn the right to wear our badge. If you feel that you have the integrity, character and abilities required to proudly wear the uniform of a Colorado Springs Police Officer, you are invited to review our qualification information.
If you have any questions regarding recruitment, please email our Recruiter, Officer Nick Ryland at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be opened up April 1 through May 13, 2019 (for a tentative March 2020 Police Academy).
To be notified of future openings, please complete a Job Interest Card.
Police orientation sessions are conducted to explain the application process and provide some Academy and department insight. Two sessions have been scheduled; an in-person session at the Police Operations Center and a video conference. These sessions are intended to assist you by answering any questions that you may have about the application process. For more information, select the blue button below.
Have you thought about becoming a Community Service Officer?
A CSPD Community Service Officer assists police officers by responding to and investigating lower priority calls for service. As a result of the CSO Unit taking over these calls for service, police officers are able to respond to higher priority calls in a timely manner. CSOs do not respond to any calls for service where the incident is in-progress or the suspect is still on scene.
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