Join Our Team

The City of Fort Morgan periodically accepts applications for Police Officer positions at the Fort Morgan Police Department. When these positions are available they will be posted on the Human Resources Department's job openings page.


Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent; must be at least 21 years of age; must have a valid Colorado driver's license; must be CPR/First Aid certified; and must be Colorado POST certified/certifiable (must have already completed the Police Academy).

Employment Benefits:

All Employee benefits and supplemental insurance options are effective the first of the month following the date of hire.
  • Employer-paid health insurance (various plan options available; one option is provided to employee at no premium cost)
  • Employer-paid dental insurance (employee-only coverage paid by City; other levels of coverage available as employee-paid)
  • Optional vision and supplemental insurance (100% employee paid)
  • Employer-paid group term life and short-term disability insurance
  • Voluntary additional term life insurance and long-term disability insurance available (100% employee paid)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Police Pension Plan - defined contribution with an equal match
  • Paid Time Off accrued bi-weekly; able to use upon accrual
  • Ten paid holidays per year (one is employee's choice)
  • Department-issued equipment and uniforms (includes dry cleaning costs)
  • Take-home vehicle (if you live within 5 miles of city limits)
  • Newly hired officers receive a pay increase after completing the Field Training Program (FTO); then become eligible for a pay increase every six months based on our training plan for the next five years.  Lateral hire pay is dependent on training completed prior to being hired and will determine placement on pay plan.
  • Tuition reimbursement program

Specialized Assignments offered at the Fort Morgan Police Department

  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Police K-9
  • Investigations Unit
  • School Resource Officer
  • Accident Investigator
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • SWAT Team
  • Field Training Officer
  • Special Enforcement Team
  • Crisis Negotiation Unit
  • Terrorism Liaison Officer

Recruitment Process (order may vary)

  • Submittal and Review of Resume and Application
  • Structured Oral Board Interview
  • Background Investigation
  • CVSA (Computer Voice Stress Analysis)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Pre-Employment Physical Screening
  • Drug Screen
  • Interview with Chief of Police