Become a Police Officer for the City of Greeley

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for the people of our community.

Message from the Chief

If you are interested in working in a cause, not a job, we need you. If you want your education and your life to make a difference, we need you. If you want to help others and protect the innocent from the wolves of society, we need you. If you want to look forward to going to work every day, we need you.

WE are the men and women of the Greeley Police Department. We make a difference in the world every day. We help people and we get a great sense of self-fulfillment from doing it. We invite you to see if you measure up to become part of our organization of 200 people dedicated to making our community a better and safer place to live. In exchange, we offer you a salary and benefits competitive with any law enforcement agency in Colorado. We offer you a great, new facility to work out of. We offer well-equipped vehicles and over $11,000 in personal equipment issued to each new officer, including an in-car computer and smartphone.

Chief Jerry GarnerWe need you and we hope you need us. Read on to learn how you can become a member of a proud group of dedicated professionals.

Jerry Garner
Chief of Police

Police Department recruiting information

We continuously accept applications for the position of Police Officer and Police Cadet* in conjunction with the Fall and Spring recruitment periods.

Join the Team

*A cadet is a non-certified employee who is selected to attend Red Rocks Police Academy. Cadets must sign an agreement to reimburse the Police Department if they leave employment prior to 2 years of service.


  • Fall and Spring Recruitment Process

  • Salary Information

  • Job Requirements

  • Personal Appearance Policy

  • POST Certification Requirements

  • Lateral Entry

  • Ride-alongs

For more information

Please visit the Greeley Police Department webpage. For questions related to recruitment, contact us at or 970-350-9710.

In accordance with the local, state, and federal law, the City recruits, hires, places, promotes and transfers all job applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital status, genetic information or any other protected characteristic established by law. View the City's EEOP Utilization Report for additional information.