Police Officer Intern

Are you interested in becoming a Police Officer with the CU Boulder Police Department? We are currently accepting applications for Police Officer Interns. The Police Officer Intern is a training position in order to become a Peace Officer, Level I. Upon achieving Peace Officer, level I status, position will be responsible for the enforcement of state, federal and local laws at the University of Colorado Boulder and in the city of Boulder.

The members of the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) are dedicated to providing the highest quality police services in order to enhance community safety, protect life and property, and reduce crime and the fear of crime. The CUPD is a full-service police agency providing community-based public safety services to a diverse community of 36,000 affiliates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long. Police Officers maintain order, prevent, solve, and document criminal activity, conduct patrol, arrest violators, file criminal cases with prosecuting attorneys' offices, respond to emergencies, and provide a wide range of citizen assistance.

Minimum requirements include one year of college credit and the ability to meet Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) eligibility criteria. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who share our department values of collaboration, integrity and humility. CU offers excellent benefits, including medical and dental insurance, paid vacation, sick time and holidays, retirement benefits, and tuition reimbursement.

Who we are:

The members of the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) are dedicated to providing the highest quality police services in order to enhance community safety, protect life and property, and reduce crime and the fear of crime. To do this, we pledge to develop a partnership with the community, to lead a community commitment to resolve problems, and to improve the safety and quality of life for all CU affiliates.

All university officers must successfully complete an on-the-job field training program under the supervision of experienced officers and supervisors. This training lasts a minimum of three months and covers security and crime concerns specific to the university community. Officers must complete a probationary period of one year before being certified for their staff positions.

For More Information, please visit the University of Colorado Police Department's website.

What your key responsibilities will be:

This position is in training to become a Police Officer I. No prior law enforcement experience is necessary. After training and upon achieving Police Officer I status, position will be responsible for the enforcement of state, federal and local laws at the University of Colorado Boulder and in the city of Boulder. Position will perform police duties on campus and off campus as required, utilizing community policing strategies. Work is performed under the supervision of a higher-level officer and is reviewed through daily reports, records, and inspections.

CU Boulder Police Officers function as commissioned Police Officers on campus and in the City of Boulder. Duties include patrol and special event duty; identification, detection and prevention of criminal and suspicious activity; issuing summonses and making arrests; submitting cases for further investigation and/or prosecution; providing credible testimony in court; collecting evidence by photograph, tape, sketching and marking and preserving items; interviewing witnesses, complainants and others; and assisting with non-criminal emergencies such as fire or injury.

What we can offer:

Annual Salary starting at: $47,472 depending on experience and previous training - Pay Grade A23

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

What you should know:

• This position requires rotational schedule including shift work, weekends and holidays on occasion. Due to the on-call nature of the position, the position may be required to respond to civic disruptions and emergencies.

• This is an essential services position. The incumbent is required to respond after hours during emergencies and report to work for regular assigned shift during emergency campus closures.

• Note: Finalists will be requested to complete a Personal History Questionnaire at a later date with CUPD and will be scheduled for a polygraph test, a psychological test, a job-related skills assessment and a full background/personal investigation will be conducted. The polygraph will entail disclosure of drug usage and use of illegal substances (including marijuana) could result in disqualification.

• Positions are subject to a background investigation in accordance with the administrative procedures of the State Personnel Director. A full background/personal investigation will be conducted in accordance with section 24-31-303 (5)(b), C.R.S. and P.O.S.T. requirements. Failure to pass any portion of the background check may result in the withdrawal of a conditional offer of employment.

Be engaged. Be accomplished. Be impactful. Be Boulder.


What we require:

• Must be a current Colorado resident in order to apply.

• A G.E.D. or high school diploma

• One year of college coursework (30 semester hours) OR one year of law enforcement experience OR a current Colorado P.O.S.T. certification.

o *If using education to meet the minimum requirements a transcript copy is required. Please attach to this posting under the required documents section.*

• Must be eligible to be P.O.S.T. certified. Certification requirements found here: Colorado Attorney General's website .

• Must be at least 21 years of age.

• Must possess a valid Colorado Driver License

• Consistent with business necessity, must not have any:

o Felony convictions

o Domestic violence convictions or restraining orders

o Certain misdemeanors (https://coloradopost.gov/node/556)

o Acquiring more than seven points in the last year and/or more than 12 points within the last two years on a driver's license.

o Alcohol/drug related traffic convictions in the last three years and repeat alcohol/drug convictions after the age of 18 within the last ten years.

What you will need:

The successful candidate will possess/demonstrate the following skills and abilities:
  • Decision Making Skills
  • Law Enforcement Policies/Procedures Reasoning Skills
  • Incident Memory Recall
  • Interpersonal Skills in a Law Enforcement Environment
  • Incident Report Written Communication Skills
  • Verbal Communication Skills

What we'd like you to have:
  • Previous police patrol experience in a municipal, university or state setting
  • Bilingual
  • Military experience
  • Previous customer service/teamwork experience
  • Bachelor's degree

Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Please apply by September 17, 2017.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at cucareershelp@cu.edu. All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at www.cu.edu/cu-careers:

1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
3. DD-214 for veteran applicants.

4. If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts.

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Last-First-10946.
Please do not upload references at this time. Special instructions and information for Classified Staff positions: www.cu.edu/cu-careers:

Job Category: Public Safety/Enforcement and Protective Services

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10539 - CU Police Department

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 1, 2017

Closing Date: Sep 17, 2017

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: HRESmail@colorado.edu

Position Number: 00100934