Requirements and Application

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Qualifications to be a Silverthorne Police Officer

Minimum Qualifications

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 decertifying misdemeanors as outlined by Colorado POST.
  • Desire to live and work in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

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Hiring Process

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

  • Initial application received and screened for minimum competencies 
  • Phone interview
  • 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. 

Career Opportunities

A Silverthorne Police Officer may experience one or more of the following during their career with the Silverthorne Police Department.

  • Patrol Officer
  • Investigations
  • Multi-Agency Task Forces
  • Bike Patrol
  • DARE Officer
  • DUI Enforcement
  • Field Training Officer (FTO)
  • Sergeant
  • Community Oriented Policing
  • Regional S.W.A.T. Team Officer
  • Specialty Instructor
  • Ongoing Training Opportunities

Application

To apply to be a Silverthorne Police Officer, please check our open jobs by clicking here! If you have questions, please email police@silverthorne.org