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.
  • The City of Fort Lupton offers a competitive benefits package.  A link to our current Benefits Guide is here. Benefits Guide

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 Officer

The Fort Lupton Police Department seeks qualified officers dedicated to excellent service.

  • P.O.S.T. certified with less than 2 years of experience $62,400
  • After completion of one year Initial Performance Review Period with the City of Fort Lupton - $67,600 per year
  • Lateral Transfer with 2-3 years of experience – $67,600 per year
  • Lateral Transfer with 4-6 years of experience - $72,800 per year
  • Maximum pay - $88,400 per year

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be Colorado P.O.S.T. certified (or currently attending a P.O.S.T. approved academy)
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must possess a valid drivers license
  • High School Diploma or equivalent


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 marijuana in past year (preferred)*
  • Use of illegal drugs in past 5 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 prosecution 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

*No use accepted while employed as a peace officer

Testing Information

The City’s recruitment process is ongoing. After you apply, we will reach out to you to notify you whether or not you have qualified to test and the test dates.

Please note that a ride along is required to be completed to be considered for this position. The candidate should schedule it as soon as possible upon notification by the City.

Additional Tests

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

  • Personal History Statement
  • 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.
  • Oral Interviews
  • Chiefs Interview
  • Background Investigations
  • Pre-Employment Physical
  • Drug Screen/Physical Examination
  • Psychological exam

After Hired

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