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If you like community policing, building relationships with the people you serve, and having a healthy work-life balance, then we have the job for you. Join the police department at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region. You’ll have an important job protecting those who protect others through ground-breaking, life-saving research that’s at the forefront of transformative education, science, medicine, and healthcare. 

We have very competitive benefits, too. A discounted RTD EcoPass, a generous PERA retirement plan, and Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness are just the start. You can also take classes at any of our four CU campuses tuition-free, while your dependents can attend at a free or discounted rate. 

For police officer (lateral and recruit) and dispatcher positions, we offer up to a $5,000 hiring bonus (half paid upon start and half paid at completion of the in-house training program).

See current openings below, and follow the links for detailed requirements and salary information.


Police Officer Salary Schedule: Follow this link to see the full Salary Schedule-PO positions.

Current CUPD Job Openings


Lateral Police Officer

Hiring range $73,902 to $100,200 depending upon experience.
External candidates are eligible for a one-time non-base-building hiring bonus of $5,000.  See posting for details.

Open until filled. 

Police Officer Intern - Sponsored

$62,000 annual salary.  This position will receive formal Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) academy instruction and on-the-job training necessary to perform the duties of the position. 

Apply by March 6, 2024.

Police Officer Recruit

Hiring salary $68,000 annually. 
External candidates are eligible for a one-time non-base-building hiring bonus of $5,000. See posting for details.

Apply by February 23, 2024.

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