Police Department Job Opportunities

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Thank you for your interest in working for the Town of Silverthorne! 

Click here for open positions

  • To apply for a position, search for the the job title, then click the "Apply Now" button on the top right.  
  • To check the status of an application, please click the link above, then click the "Returning Candidates" tab in the upper right corner.  
  • To be notified when a certain job type opens, please click the "Notify Me About Future Openings" tab on the left side.

Application Guidelines

The Town of Silverthorne only accepts online applications for current positions. We do not keep resumes on file for future openings. Your application will be used as a screening tool. Completeness and accuracy are important! 

Please note:

  • If this is your first time applying with the Town, you will have to create an account on the site.
  • Your application, resume, cover letter, etc., can be saved to your account and used to apply for any current or future jobs.
  • Once you hit the "Accept" button at the end of the application process, you will see a confirmation message.  If you do not see the message, your application has not been submitted.
  • It is important that your application shows all the relevant experience and education which may qualify you for the position. Resumes and cover letters can be included but do not replace the work experience on the application.
  • Incomplete or inaccurate applications may result in disqualification.
  • Please review each application before you click Submit to check that all information is correct, current, and related to the job opening.
  • Any false or untrue statements, or material omissions in your application and attached paperwork, or during the selection process could disqualify you from consideration.
  • Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.
  • The Town of Silverthorne is a drug and alcohol free workplace that follows the federal guidelines in regards to drug and alcohol testing.

Total Compensation

The Town of Silverthorne offers competitive benefits and an excellent starting salary. Click here to see the highlights.

Our typical work schedule is four days a week, 10 hours a day, either Sunday through Wednesday or Wednesday through Saturday.  With Wednesday being an overlap day, it affords the opportunity to provide in-house training on a rotating, on-going basis.

The Silverthorne Police Department has a step-pay plan in place for Police Officers. Step increases are received on anniversary dates, contingent upon successful performance.  Lateral officers may come in at a higher step, depending on the level of experience.  The table below is the 2019 step-pay model, approved by the Town.

Police Officer Step Pay

Step 1 Entry Level



Step 2 Completion of year 1 & FTO Program


Increase $4,040

Step 3 Completion of year 2

$68,680 Detective Entry Point/

Lateral Entry Point

Increase $4,040

Step 4 Completion of year 3

$72,720 Detective Step 2/

Lateral Entry Point

Increase $4,040

Step 5 Completion of year 4

$76,760 Detective Step 3/

Lateral Entry Point

Increase $4,040

Step 6 Completion of year 5

$80,800 Detective Step 4

Increase $4,040 Top of Range/Officer Position


Minimum qualifications to be a Silverthorne Police Officer

Applicants MUST:

  • Be at least  21 years of age by the date of hire.
  • Have completed 60 semester credits from a regionally accredited college.
  • Certified, or actively working towards certification, by the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (POST).
  • No Felony convictions, convictions of Domestic Violence, or other de-certifying misdemeanors as outlined by Colorado POST.
  • Desire to live and work in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. 

Hiring Process

The hiring process generally progresses in the following order. We do our best to expedite this process for your benefit as well as ours: 

  • Initial application received and screened for minimum competencies
  • Invitation to Written Testing
  • Invitation to Oral Board
  • Conditional Offer of Employment
  • Polygraph Screening
  • Psychological Screening
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Screening
  • Complete Background Investigation

Candidates may be disqualified at any point during the hiring process. The Silverthorne Police Department will not discuss reasons why a candidate is disqualified at any point during the hiring process. 

Lateral Officers

Applicants MUST:

  • Meet the above standards
  • Have at least three years of patrol experience at the state or local level and be in good standing with their current department.

Americans with Disabilities Act Information

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the Town of Silverthorne will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. Upon request, the Town may provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities.