Under the limited supervision of the Patrol Sergeants and/or Captain, performs a variety of full-performance, working-level law enforcement and non-law enforcement duties.  Responds to life and property-threatening calls.  Enforces federal and state laws and county ordinances for the protection of life, health, safety, welfare and property.  Maintains peace and order for the general public.  Service of civil process for criminal and non-criminal cases.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Pay Rate: $78,799 to $94,619 DOQ
Benefits: Retirement, Health, Vision, Dental, Retirement, Voluntary Life, Critical Illness, Accident and Hospital), Life & AD&D Ins, Short-term & Long-term Disability, PTO, Sick Leave, and Education Assistance.


• Enforce County laws, State and Federal Statutes. 

• Conduct initial investigations and follow-up investigations on scene and makes arrests of offenders. 

• Write crime case reports, arrest reports, complaint reports, missing persons reports and other reports of similar nature.  Prepare and submit a variety of routine and non-routine reports and documentation as required.

• Appear and testify in court and civil court proceedings.

• Perform traffic enforcement, routine patrol and special duties as assigned or as needed. Issue tickets to traffic violators.

• Operate various types of technical, specialized law enforcement equipment

• Assist the public in matters un-related to law enforcement such as civil assists, eviction assistance, medical aid, water and ice rescue, wildland fire assistance and response, hazmat response, providing aid to lost persons, responding to pubic inquiries and other matters of similar nature.

• Provide law enforcement presence in the County through routine patrol of assigned area, crime prevention and effect arrests based upon probable cause and/or personal observation, routinely conduct security checks on businesses and private homes, and enforce traffic laws.

• Perform DUI and DUID investigation and detection, radar and laser operations, taser deployment, hazmat recognition, SWAT and hostage negotiation, domestic violence investigations, sexual assault investigations, missing or runaway children, mental health evaluations and other specialized functions.

• Prepare and execute detailed arrest and search warrants. Investigate offenses as assigned, and testify in court as necessary. 

• Make inquiries and request entries into CCIC/NCIC in normal functions of job related duties.

• Work closely with a variety of individuals and other agencies in an effort to maintain law and order.

• Conduct and/or organize search and rescue operations.

• Conduct crime scene investigation and processing, together with evidence packaging and storing.

• Present a positive attitude and image to department members, other agencies and the public.

• Work rotating shifts, cover shifts and change schedule as needed or required.  Attend and complete required weekly training to assure maximum efficiency, safety and preservation of skills.

• May perform in the official capacity of trainer and/or instructor in required areas including, but not limited to, Field Training Officer for new hires, Drug Recognition Expert, Intoxilyzer Instructor and non-lethal force instructor.

• May perform in the capacity of a training officer, providing information on policy and procedures, as well as rating new hires on their performance. Works closely with the Patrol Sergeants and Patrol Captain during the Field Training Program.


• Actions most often have a direct effect on the lives of others. Extremely difficult decisions are made under stressful conditions and a high degree of accuracy is required. 


• Requires a level of knowledge and ability to independently accomplish tasks and solve problems of typical complexity in a consistent and accurate manner and in a variety of situations.  An essential aspect of this level is the creativity and innovation required to enhance the mere application of skill.  Such a level is generally acquired by at least two (2) years law enforcement experience.


• Requires a high school graduate or GED equivalent.


Colorado POST Certified preferred; Must be proficient in all skills taught in the Police Academy; Must have mastery-level skills in communications and in handling stressful situations; Must possess a valid Colorado driver's license; Must possess certification for CPR and first aid; Must be able to pass psychological, physical, and background examinations; Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.


• Knowledge of constitutional and case law as related to law enforcement practices.

• Knowledge of State Law and County Ordinances.

• Knowledge of law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques and equipment.

• Knowledge of computers used by the department.

• Ability to communicate effectively and give instructions both verbally and in writing.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, court officials, other agency officials, inmates, officers of other law enforcement agencies, and the general public.

• Ability to remain calm and respond appropriately to emergency and/or threatening situations.

• Ability to act with tact and impartiality when dealing with the public, other agencies, co-workers and arrestees.

• Ability both physically and psychologically to protect oneself and others in threatening situations.

• Ability to perform law enforcement duties requiring good judgment under pressure and good physical condition.

• Proficiency in the operation of department vehicles under normal and adverse weather and road conditions.

• Proficiency in the use of firearms to the department standard.

• Proficiency in non-lethal control techniques adequate to physically subdue and control unruly and resisting subjects.

• Proficiency and certification in specialized areas, including, but not limited to, arrest control, abandoned vehicles, certified and non-certified VIN checks, DUI and DUID investigation and detection, radar and laser operations, intoxilyzer operation, taser deployment, Hazmat awareness, SWAT and hostage negotiation, domestic violence investigations, sexual assaults, etc.


• Frequent contact with the general public, suspects, arrestees, inmates, co-workers, supervisors, court officials, and other agencies.


This position has been determined to be an EXTREME exposure risk to "biohazards" associated with blood-borne pathogens HIV (aids), HAV (Hepatitis A) virus, HBV (hepatitis B) virus, and air-borne transmissions of TB (tuberculosis).  Members are advised that exposure to a "biohazard" may result in severe illness or death.  Members are required by Department policy to use protective equipment and clothing.  Inoculation may be required to prevent or treat exposures to "biohazards".  The County provides inoculation of HAV, HBV, (Testing for TB) Chickenpox, Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, & Pertussis), Meningococcal, MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella), and Influenza.  Some vaccinations are only required once in a life time, and you may be required to show documentation of the vaccine.  Employees who decline to be vaccinated will need to sign a Declination


Must be in good health and in good physical condition.  Must possess adequate physical strength to subdue and control unruly and resisting subjects, and to drag or carry an unconscious subject a distance of fifty feet across a smooth level floor.  Must be able to climb and descend stairs quickly and repeatedly throughout a work shift, as well as stand, sit, kneel, bend or stoop for prolonged periods of time.

Must have a vision of 20-40 or better using both eyes, with eyeglasses or contact lenses if required.


Work is performed in circumstances involving hazards such as crimes, accidents, fires, assaults, biohazard transmitted by subjects and disturbances, which may be threatening to life or cause bodily harm.  Inoculations may be required to prevent or treat exposure – subject to exceptions by law.  Work is also conducted in extreme weather conditions, with exposure to hot and/or cold temperatures for extended periods of time. Extremely stressful environment during peak activity, periods demanding full attention and coordination of numerous tasks simultaneously.  Is assigned to work schedules requiring work on rotating shifts, weekends and holidays.

SUPERVISORY: May instruct and review the work of new hires during the field training program. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of requirements, duties and responsibilities.  Clear Creek County provides reasonable job-related accommodations for disabled persons

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of requirements, duties, and responsibilities.  Clear Creek County provides reasonable job-related accommodations for disabled persons.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).