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lake loveland hot air balloonYou may apply on-line or call the City's HR department at 970-962-2371. We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicant's are strongly encouraged to review the Loveland Police Department Drug Policy and other requirements prior to submitting an application.

In order to be eligible for the Police Officer position, all candidates must meet the following minimum requirements by the date of hire:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be POST Certified
  • Must have 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours college
  • Must be able to legally possess/carry a firearm
  • Must possess a valid Colorado driver's license

A comprehensive resume must accompany the application. Do not submit training certificates or letters of reference at this time. You must include your email address if you have one. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must provide proof of your ability to be approved to work in the U.S. Applications will not be accepted unless there is a posted job announcement.

If positions are available, applications will be accepted and processed.  For further information, please contact the Human Resources Department at 970-962-2371.

Selection Process

Upon receipt of your application and resume for an advertised position, candidates are sent a packet of information that outlines each step of the selection process including tentative dates and times.

The selection process consists of:

  • Situational response test; video format
  • Report writing test
  • Reading test
  • Oral board interview
  • Executive interview
  • Background investigation
  • Post job offer medical assessment with aerobic function test 
  • Polygraph examination
  • Drug screening
  • Psychological screening


The sample hiring forms attached to this information packet outline conditions for employment with the LPD. One important requirement is that officers must reside within a 12 mile radius of a central point of town within 12 months of hire date. Please examine all the forms in the packet. If you are not able to abide by or agree with the conditions for hiring or employment, do not apply. 

A complete and somewhat intrusive background investigation is part of the hiring process. Applicants must be very up-front and honest regarding their personal and professional history. The information on all documents that are completed as a part of the selection/hiring process will be examined and researched as part of the background investigation. Candidates are given the opportunity to make corrections and update information prior to the start of the selection process. If intentional omissions or misleading / falsified information is detected, it may be grounds for disqualification from the process. The background investigation examines:

  • Criminal History/Involvement with Illegal Drugs
  • Past Employment Performance
  • Residential History
  • Military Records
  • Financial History
  • Civil Court Records
  • Personal References
  • Education/Campus Disciplinary records

LPD Hiring Disqualifier Policy

Hiring Disqualifiers

We strive to improve and maintain the highest standards in the selection of our personnel since we depend upon them to provide the best quality service delivery possible to the Loveland community.

We hope we have provided you with the information you are seeking and that you are able to consider the Loveland Police Department as a viable career option. For information on relocating to Loveland, please visit the Loveland Chamber of Commerce site.

Amy Johnson


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