Police applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 21 years of age at the time of graduation from academy
  • Minimum vision corrected to 20/40 in worst eye and 20/20 in best eye
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, valid Colorado driver license
  • Good moral character (past criminal activity may be disqualifying - see list)
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts, including weekends and holidays

Important Notice

During the course of the application and hiring process, you will be asked to disclose information about your past activities. The list of critical admissions, which may be cause for disqualification from employment with the Grand Junction Police Department, is provided to applicants, Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) Technicians, and others involved in the recruitment process. It is important that you be completely honest and forthright about this history. While a critical admission may or may not disqualify an applicant from a job, discovery of misleading or deceitful information provided by the applicant is immediate cause for disqualification.

  • Any felony investigation or conviction
  • Any conviction for a crime of violence; specifically, assaults, domestic violence, etc.
  • Any conviction for a hate crime, such as ethnic intimidation
  • Perjury conviction
  • Any theft conviction, regardless of value of item
  • Theft from current employer or a previous employer
  • Drug use (including marijuana) and/or current alcohol abuse
  • An alcohol or drug conviction, including but not limited to DUI/DWAI, depending on recency
  • Hit and run accident conviction
  • Being under or having been under driving restraint, cancellation, suspension, or revocation of driving privileges in Colorado or any other state

Please note: The listed critical admissions are not the exclusive basis for disqualification. The City reserves the right to disqualify any applicant who may or may not have any one or all of the foregoing admissions.



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