Police Employment

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 rylandni@ci.colospgs.co.us

Applications now open!  

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Applications close September 17, 2018.

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

Police Recruit Information Session In Person: August 14, 2018 at 1800 hours (6pm), 705 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs Colorado, 80903 (Community Room; right side of the front lobby). Please sign up online so we can estimate how many people will be attending.  In case the "sign up" link does not work for you, copy and paste this URL: https://tinyurl.com/cspdinperson.  (NOTE: If you forget to sign up, please feel welcome to attend.)

Police Recruit Information Session Online: This will be held online with Webex on August 16th, 2018 at 1800 (6 p.m. Mountain Time). Please try the link early so you can download appropriate software (or temporarily run software) and make sure your computer or phone is working. Password, if asked, is “CSPD”. When it is time to join the meeting, use this Webex URL: https://tinyurl.com/cspd2019orientation.


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. 

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