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Lateral Hiring

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Longmont Police are accepting applications until July 30, 2020.

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 Level 1 pay. 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 experience*. This experience includes time in patrol or investigative type assignments but not for corrections or detention assignments. Full years of service do not include time in the academy.

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. Lateral applicants must be able to meet the Provisional Certification Requirements. Questions regarding Colorado POST certification may be answered by calling (720) 508-6721.

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. We are also looking for individuals possessing bilingual skills in English/Spanish.

*It will be incumbent for the applicant to prove full years of service.

For details regarding police applications and police salary and benefits.

For more information, contact the Public Safety Training and Personnel Office by email or call (303) 651-8539.


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