Recruitment

Join Our Family

CCPD is a progressive police department serving the citizens of Cañon City, the 4th largest city in Southern Colorado with a resident population of over 16,000.

Make a Difference

The Cañon City Police Department is known for developing and implementing several exemplary community programs such as:

  • National Night Out Award winners: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
  • Homeless Outreach Program
  • Shop with a Cop
  • At-Risk Youth Mentoring Program
  • Crisis Negotiation Unit
  • Crime Prevention Program
  • Crime Free Multi-Housing
  • Adopt-a-School Program
  • McGruff the Crime Dog
  • Junior Police Academy
  • Citizen’s Police Academy
  • Employee Support Programs: EAP, Peer Support Program, CCPD Chaplain Program

Be the Badge

  • Bike Patrol
  • Crisis Intervention Team
  • Crisis Negotiation Unit
  • Detective
  • Explorer Advisor
  • Field Training Officer
  • K-9 Unit
  • Patrol Officer
  • School Resource Officer
  • Swat Operator
  • Terrorism Liaison Officer
  • Traffic Officer
  • Training Unit

Earn More Than Just Money

The Cañon City Police Department offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Lateral entry program available for applicants with prior police officer experience. The Department offers the following incentive pay:

  • City Benefits Package
  • Compensatory Time
  • Field Training Officer Pay
  • FPPA Retirement
  • Instructor Pay
  • Off Duty Work
  • Overtime
  • Shift Differential
  • Take-Home Car Program
  • Uniforms and Equipment Provided

Police Officer I

  • Starting Salary: $42,824
  • Midpoint: $50,380
  • Top Pay: $57,937 
  • Apply online

Police Chief

  • Starting Salary: $94,373
  • Midpoint: $111,026
  • Top Pay: $127,679 
  • Job Posting (PDF)
  • To be considered for the position please submit a cover letter, resume (with salary history), and 6 professional references to apply@krw-associates.com
  • Deadline: August 17, 2020

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