Colorado Springs Police Department

About Colorado Springs Police Department

With almost 700 diverse sworn officers, the CSPD offers opportunities and excitement for those choosing to serve our community as a police officer. Since our humble beginnings in the late 1800's, the CSPD has maintained a standard of excellence that you would be proud to join.

We embrace a proactive policing or Community Oriented Policing philosophy, rather than only crime response. We seek to understand and focus on why crimes are committed and find ways to remove the conditions that are most likely to lead to criminal activity. We expect our officers to exhibit this philosophy and actively create community and police partnerships that identify problem and craft solutions.

Through a rigorous testing and qualification process, we ensure that only the most qualified individuals earn the right to wear our badge. If you feel that you have the integrity, character and abilities required to proudly wear the uniform of a Colorado Springs Police Officer, you are invited to review our qualification information.

If you have any questions regarding recruitment, please email our Recruiter, Officer Nick Ryland at


Human Trafficking Unit Intern

May 2021 - July 2021 Colorado Springs, CO
“I liked being able to connect with the detectives. The unit is unique in that there are detectives from CSPD, EPSO, and the FBI. One detective from EPSO is also part time secret service. Learning from him was my favorite part of the internship. He would pull up old cases and show me the evidence to teach me how to think through everything. I also liked searching phones, social media, and jail calls because the information I found directly impacted real cases.”
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