The Castle Rock Police Department is one of the premiere policing agencies in Colorado. With over 80,000 residents, Castle Rock is consistently ranked as one of the state's safest communities. 

CRPD has become nationally recognized for its positive and healthy culture. Chief Jack Cauley regularly speaks about the department's One-By-One Policing philosophy to agencies across the country, in addition to presenting at various conferences to include the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual conference. We strongly believe our culture has made us a place where our team members thrive both professionally and personally.

We appreciate your interest in employment with the Castle Rock Police Department. Below, learn more about our department, compensation, officer extras, starting pay and more. Please note, all police job vacancies may be viewed online when available.

For additional questions regarding our hiring process, please email the Castle Rock Police Department.

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  1. Certified officer
  2. Cadet
  3. Dispatcher
  4. Professional staff

Apply to become a Certified Officer

The Castle Rock Police Department is not currently accepting applications for Police Officer. Please check back periodically for openings.

Lateral experience starting pay tiers

The Police Officer 2023 salary range is $75,462 to $101,878. Below, view the starting salaries for lateral transfers based on experience:

Years of ExperienceStarting Salary
No prior experience$75,462
1 year of experience$80,141
2 years of experience$85,110
3 years of experience$90,387
4 years of experience$95,991
5+ years of experience$101,878

Minimum qualifications

  • Current Colorado state P.O.S.T. certification; or similarly qualified as a Police Officer in another state or federal jurisdiction and eligible for a Colorado Provisional Certification is required
  • High school diploma or GED; college coursework or degree preferred
  • Valid Colorado driver's license; or ability to attain within 30 days of employment
  • Must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, physical exam, polygraph and psychological exam prior to commencing employment
  • Must satisfactorily complete a written examination
  • View our disqualifying history criteria below

How to apply

When Castle Rock Police Department is hiring for the Police Officer positions, please visit the Town's employment page. The first time you use our online job application, you will need to create an account. Select a username and password to log on. Once you create your application profile, you may use it to apply for other job openings with the Town. If you are interested in applying for more than one open position, a separate, completed application is required for each.

Additional Opportunities

In addition to one's role at the Castle Rock Police Department, officers are offered the opportunity to take on additional roles and responsibilities within the agency. These include:

  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
  • Crisis / SWAT negotiators
  • Douglas County Regional SWAT
  • Explorer advisors
  • Master Police Officer (MPO)
  • Peer Support members
  • Traffic reconstruction officers
  • Unmanned aerial system pilots
  • Various positions as instructors (i.e. driving, range, etc.)