Each employee will receive 80 paid holiday hours per year.
The City offers group health, dental and vision benefits to all regular employment and probationary full-time employees.
Sworn Police Employees make a pre-tax contribution of 9% of their base salary, to the ICMA Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC) Police Pension Plan (401 plan). The City also offers a Deferred Compensation Plan (457 plan), through ICMA-RC. The City will match half of an employee’s voluntary (pre-tax) contributions up to a maximum of an additional 2%.
Each officer is completely outfitted upon appointment (excluding a firearm and footwear). Each officer also receives a uniform allowance of $788.00 annually.
The Thornton Police Department offers several different career opportunities to its officers. Examples of some of the programs in place at the Thornton Police Department:
- SWAT Program
- Crisis Negotiations
- Range Officer Program
- Drug Recognition Program (DRE)
- North Metro Task Force
- Defensive Tactics Instructor Program
- Traffic Unit
- Community Relations Unit
- School Resource Officer Program
- Field Training Officer Program
- Public Information Officer
- Armorer Program
- Cadet Program
- Transport Officer
- Training Unit
- Honor Guard Program
- K-9 Program
- Senior Citizen Program
- Video Services Unit
Call the Thornton Police Department Recruiting Line at: (720) 977-5270
Contact the City of Thornton Human Resources Department at: (303) 538-7245
Visit their web sight: Thornton Human Resources