Police Recruitment

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Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Fort Lupton Police Department!

The City of Fort Lupton is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

You may apply online by clicking the job opportunities link on the left or visit the Government Jobs website.
If this is your first time using the government jobs website, you will need to create an account from the Apply page before starting your application. Your application will be saved in your account so that you may apply for other openings.

The City of Fort Lupton does not accept paper applications and resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an online application.

  • For problems or questions relating to the online application or for assistance with logging in, please contact NEOGOV at 877-204-4442.
  • Applications must be received by the closing date and time (Mountain Standard Time) on the job posting.
  • The City of Fort Lupton is not responsible for errors made by the electronic system.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have applied within the past two years (from the current posting date) and proceeded to Oral Boards, but did not get placed on the eligibility list you WILL NOT be eligible to reapply.

Police Cadet

The Fort Lupton Police Department seeks qualified police cadet candidate. We will be hiring and sponsoring a person to attend Adams County Sheriff Police Academy. 

Starting salary is $18.00 - $20.00/hr.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years of age before the completion of academy and P.O.S.T. examination date.
  • Valid Colorado Drivers License


The following is not an all inclusive list that may disqualify you from being a Fort Lupton Police Officer. Other standards may make you subject to disqualification.

  • Conviction of a felony
  • Conviction of any crime involving domestic violence
  • Use of any illegal drugs, except marijuana, with the past 10 years
  • Conviction of any alcohol, controlled substances, drugs or other illegal substance related driving offense within the past 5 years
  • Arrest, conviction of, or deferred judgments for reckless driving within 5 years
  • Release or discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States under dishonorable conditions
  • Any history of Brady violations


High School Diploma or Equivalent 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Previous law enforcement experience (non-sworn position, volunteer, Explorer)
  • Experienced in the armed forces
  • City Employee
  • Higher education degree (beyond GED or diploma) - Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, preferably in field related to criminal justice
  • No use of marijuana within the past 5 years

Testing Information

Qualified applicants must keep the following dates open for possible testing and oral board interviews:

01/28/19Position Opened
02/10/19Close Date for Applications
02/14 & 02/15/19Written Assessment and Physical Agility Assessment
02/18/19Close Date for Completion of Personal History Statement
02/20 & 02/22/19Oral Boards and Chief's Interviews
03/01/19Background Check Completed and Conditional Offer Extended
03/04 to 03/08/19Pre-Employment Physical and Drug Screen
03/09/19Psychological Evaluation
03/11/19Preferred Start Date
03/18/19Last Possible Start Date
Date TBD early AprilAcademy Starts

Additional Tests

The selection process may include the successful completion of the following:

  • Written Test
  • Physical Agility
    • The Physical Agility is a course which consists of the following:
       Running, jumping, pulling, pushing, lifting, climbing, balancing, use of a baton and training gun.
  • Personal History Statement
  • Oral Boards
  • Chief's Interview
  • Background Investigation
  • Pre-employment Physical and Drug Screen
  • Psychological exam

After Completion of Academy and Passing of P.O.S.T.

Once hired, an intensive 14-week Field Training Program begins where the new officer is closely evaluated by experienced training officers.