Transit Police Careers

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Call: 303-299-2673

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Security at Union Station

Watch this video to learn more about the security updates RTD Transit Police have made at Union Station.

Dedicated to Your Safety

RTD’s Transit Police Division provides the highest quality police services by working with our RTD community and sharing our mutual responsibilities for safety, service, and problem resolution. Each of our officers prides themselves on the values of integrity, honor, and respect, proudly displayed on the patch on their shoulders.

Why you should work with us

Transit Police Officer Salary Step Scale
Pay ScaleSalaryHourlyDescription
P05$68,213$32.79Academy recruit, field training phase, and probationary year
P04$73,461$35.32Completion of first full year or currently POST certified
P03$78,430$37.71Completion of second full year
P02$83,956$40.36Completion of third full year
P01$104,945$50.45Completion of fourth full year
CorporalStarting at $104,945$50.45Field Training officer, two years post certified experience in law enforcement or one year as RTD police officer
SergeantStarting at $104,945$50.45Supervisor officer, five years post certified experience in patrol law enforcement or three years as RTD police officer
Transit Police Officer (Lateral) Salary Step Scale
Pay ScaleSalaryHourlyDescription
P03$78,430$37.71More than 2 years, but less than 3 years of patrol
P02$83,956$40.36More than 3 years, but less than 4 years of patrol
P01$104,945$50.45More than 4 years, but less than 5 years of patrol

The Transit Police Officer position is eligible for a $4,000 signing bonus. The new hire signing bonus pays out in two $2,000 installments upon two milestones: three months of continued employment and six months of continued employment. If the employee resigns employment before their one-year employment date, the employee must return or pay back the bonus.

Career Map

Opportunities for advancement become possible based on job performance, experience, education and position availability.


RTD offers opportunity, stability, and on-the-job training along with a comprehensive benefits package including:

Requirements and Certifications

Hiring Process
ApplicationDrug Test
Written TestCriminal Background Check
Oral Board InterviewPolygraph Examination
Personal History StatementPsychological Test
Job Suitable AssessmentMedical Evaluation
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Meet Chief Joel Fitzgerald

Dr. Joel Fitzgerald Sr. is RTD’s Chief of Police and Emergency Management, a role that carries primary responsibility for customer safety and security across the eight counties and 40 cities of the Denver Metro region in which RTD operates. He joined the agency on Aug. 22, 2022, following a nationwide search.

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