The University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD)
encourages applications for a Police Officer
. This role maintains peace as well as prevents
and solves criminal activity on campus. Using various methods of
patrol, the Recruit responds to emergencies, files criminal cases
with prosecuting attorneys' offices, and provides citizen
assistance. Join our team and be a part of making a difference on
the CU Boulder campus and in the community! Learn more about our
CU Student Involvement in CUPD Recruitment
Collaboration with the Campus Community
our Recruitment Plan
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The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
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 improve 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 dedication to resolve problems, and to improve the
quality of life for all CU affiliates. The CUPD is a full-service
police agency with 46 sworn and 36 non-sworn employees 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.
Every year the department responds to approximately 20,000 calls
for service and ensures the safety and security for all of their
PAC-12 Conference athletic events with attendance at football games
exceeding 50,000 fans. Patrolling the campus by foot, bicycle,
motorcycle, and vehicle, the CUPD Police work diligently with the
University community and surrounding agencies to ensure a timely
and coordinated law enforcement response.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Evidence and Investigations Support
- Provides a visible presence via patrol on foot, bike, or
motorized vehicle to engage with the campus community and promote
safety. Develops and maintains knowledge of the community.
- Conducts initial investigations, gathers evidence and takes
statements in compliance with legal requirements. Interviews
suspects, victims, and witnesses. Enforces traffic legislation,
issues citations for offenses, and conducts traffic control.
- Submits internal crime reports and criminal information
reports. Gathers, records, and analyses information to achieve
crime reduction objectives and provide crime prevention
- Attends and offers evidence and testimony in court and at
What You Should Know
- Collaborates with various community groups and individuals, and
other law enforcement agencies to provide advice, education, and
assistance. In addition, takes specific assignments to keep the
peace on campus or at community events.
- Supports the public with non-criminal situations such as
medical emergencies, fires, hazardous materials accidents, natural
disasters, stranded motorists, and missing persons, as well as
provides directions and information.
- Assists with University special events such as athletics,
dignitary appearances, and various community events.
What We Can Offer
- Positions are subject to a background investigation, including
criminal, financial, motor vehicle records background check,
polygraph, psychological evaluation, pre-employment physical, an
Excluded Parties List System check, reference check, and a drug
- Per department policy, applicants who have used marijuana
within two years of application will be disqualified.
- The starting salary for this position is $66,728.
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
Be Driven. Be Respectful. Be Boulder.
What We Require
- One year of college coursework (30 semester hours). Relevant
experience will substitute for the education requirement on a
year-for-year basis. Possession of current, valid Colorado Peace
Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certification will
substitute for the required education.
- Must be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid Colorado
Driver License, and have none of the following:
- Felony convictions.
- Domestic violence convictions.
- Acquiring more than seven points in the last year and/or more
than 12 points within the last two years on a driver’s
- 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.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background
and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and
responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by August 1, 2021, for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.
This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is
required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies
(snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event)
and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during
emergency campus closures.
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name:
Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email: