Application Information

Entry Application is Now Open!

Entry-Level Police Officer

Please fill out the Denver Police Recruitment Interest form to receive detailed application information. You will be applying for a confirmed Denver Police Academy starting in August of 2022.

Entry Level Interest Form


Lateral Police Officer

The Denver Police Department in partnership with the Denver Civil Service Commission will be hosting a Denver Police Lateral academy with a planned starting date of June 27th, 2022. Please fill out the lateral interest form to receive detailed application information when it becomes available.

Lateral Police Officer Interest Form

A lateral applicant to the Classified Service of the Denver Police Department who is currently certified as a Colorado peace officer or out of state equivalent, and has a minimum of 2 years' experience (academy training does not count toward the two-year minimum experience requirement) but less than 4 years on the date of application and at the discretion of the Chief of Police or designee, will start the Denver Police Academy at the rate of Police Officer 2nd grade.

The recruit, after successful completion of the academy, followed by continued employment as a Denver police officer for a period of (9) nine months of service (following graduation), shall become a Police Officer 1st Grade at the start of the following pay period, regardless of the completion date in the 9th month.

A lateral applicant to the Classified Service of the Denver Police Department who is currently certified as a Colorado peace officer or out of state equivalent and has a minimum of 4 years' experience on the date of application, at the discretion of the Chief of Police or designee, may start the Denver Police Academy at the rate of pay for Police Officer 1st grade.

Lateral Salary for the year 2022

  • Police Officer Second Grade: $76,730
  • Police Officer – First Grade: $96,523