Police Department, Recruitment
Applicants must meet the following Minimum Qualifications prior to application:
years of age or older,
- Authorization to work in the United States,
- No felony convictions or convictions of moral turpitude,
- Possession of a valid driver's license,
- A high school diploma or GED, and
- At least 60 semester hours or sworn police officer experience may be substituted for education requirements as follows:
- Two years sworn Police Officer experience or Colorado POST certified corrections officer at a county jail, state or federal prison may substitute for 30 semester hours of college credit.
- Three years sworn Police Officer experience or Colorado POST certified corrections officer at a county jail, state or federal prison may substitute for 45 semester hours of college credit.
- Four years sworn Police Officer experience or Colorado POST certified corrections officer at a county jail, state or federal prison may substitute for 60 semester hours of college credit.
- The Longmont Police Department has a policy on visible tattoos/piercings. The department policy does not allow for visible head or neck tattoos, or patently offensive tattoos whether visible or not.
Credit for experience is given only for full years of sworn service in Patrol or Investigative assignments or Colorado POST certified corrections officer at a county jail, state or federal prison. Time assigned to military assignments are not eligible for experience credits. Experience credit is given only for individuals not out of the policing profession longer
than 12 months.
Only credit hours at a grade of "C" or better will be counted toward the 60 overall credit hours. All earned semester hours must be from a nationally recognized accrediting agency as approved through the US Department of Education (DOE). A list of DOE accredited institutions are available. Foreign degrees may be accepted, only if evaluated through a member of DOE.
Additional desired qualifications:
- A bachelor's degree from a DOE (Department of Education) accredited institution.
- Proficient in Spanish/English bilingual skills.
- Background and experience relating to and/or working with a diverse group of people from different races, ethnic backgrounds,
ages, disabilities, socio-economic groups, and/or both genders.
- Ability to speak in public, facilitate group meetings, resolve conflict, and solve problems.
Selection process will include application review, written exam, physical ability assessment, oral board & integrity interviews, background check,
psychological & polygraph tests, medical exam, and drug screen.
All applicant must complete a City of Longmont application as well a police supplemental application.
Resumes are NOT accepted in lieu of any portion of the application packet.
College transcripts will be required if you are selected to test with our agency. Lateral hires may be exempt from this requirement.
New employees are required to sign an employment agreement for reimbursement of expenses if an employee voluntarily resigns within two years of hire date.
For more information, contact the
Public Safety Training and Personnel Office by
email or call 303.651.8539.