Department Contact
Back to our Homepage
Navigation Bar Skip Navigation City Council Contact Us Search City Government

On The Side

More Information


Longmont Police BadgeLongmont Police Department, Recruitment

Lateral Hiring


You may be interested in the Longmont Police Department, relocating to this area of the country or just relocating within Colorado . You may also have hesitated due to the reduction in salary that often accompanies this type of decision. We offer a "Lateral Hiring" option for individuals currently employed as sworn police officers or individuals not out of the field longer than 12 months as of the date of application.

Lateral hires will start at the 2014 Level 1 pay ($53,736 annually). Once recruits have successfully completed all required training, lateral hires will move to the pay level equal to the number of full years of sworn street experience. This experience includes time in patrol or investigative type assignments but not for corrections or detention assignments.

Additional information concerning the lateral hiring program is included with the application packet.

Colorado POST Certification is not required but preferred. Colorado POST Certification can be obtained by the lateral, by way of challenging the POST Certification Test within a reasonable time after being hired.

** Questions regarding Colorado POST certification may be answered on their web site or by calling (720) 508-6724. Click on the exam schedule link on the left scroll bar, then scroll down the page for "Two-day test-out" for additional information.

The Longmont Police Department is actively involved in the philosophy and application of the concepts of Community Oriented Policing. This involves actively working with the community to identify and resolve problems. This philosophy includes inviting community groups and individuals to address specific issues and develop innovative ideas regarding the continually changing needs of the community. To this end, we are looking for mature individuals who thrive on new and different challenges when working with the public and are creative and innovative in their philosophy and approach to the job of policing in a community. We are also looking for individuals possessing bilingual skills in English/Spanish.

The minimum requirements for the position of police officer are outlined in the job announcement and application packet. Please refer to this information for specific details. The minimum educational requirement is non-negotiable.


For more information, contact the Public Safety Training and Personnel Office by
email or call 303.651.8539.