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Join the Colorado Springs Police Department

Be the Person Behind the Badge

Welcome to the CSPD police officer recruitment website. With almost 700 diverse sworn officers, the CSPD offers opportunities and excitement for those choosing to serve our community as a police officer.  Since our humble beginnings in the late 1800's, the CSPD has maintained a standard of excellence that you would be proud to join.

We embrace a proactive policing or Community Oriented Policing philosophy, rather than only crime response.  We seek to understand and focus on why crimes are committed and find ways to remove the conditions that are most likely to lead to criminal activity. We expect our officers to exhibit this philosophy and actively create community and police partnerships that identify problem and craft solutions.

Through a rigorous testing and qualification process, we ensure that only the most qualified individuals earn the right to wear our badge. If you feel that you have the integrity, character and abilities required to proudly wear the uniform of a Colorado Springs Police Officer, you are invited to review our qualification information.

If you have any questions regarding recruitment, please email our Recruiter, Officer Nick Ryland at Nicholas.Ryland@coloradosprings.gov

Applications are open from October 26 through December 21, 2020, for an Academy to be held in the fall of 2021. 

To apply click on the below links:

Apply as a Recruit

Apply as a Lateral (Three Years of Police Experience)

Exact 2021 Academy dates will be announced in the near future. 

NOTE: Dates are subject to change.

To be notified of future openings, please complete a Job Interest Card.

Job Interest Card  

Want to know what was presented at the last Police Orientation Session?

Police Orientation Recording


Have you thought about becoming a Community Service Officer? 

A CSPD Community Service Officer assists police officers by responding to and investigating lower priority calls for service.  As a result of the CSO Unit taking over these calls for service, police officers are able to respond to higher priority calls in a timely manner. CSOs do not respond to any calls for service where the incident is in-progress or the suspect is still on scene.

The Colorado Springs Police Department is an Equal Employment Opportunity organization. 

EEO Utilization Report