Scheduled Maintenance

On December 4th, starting from 8pm, RTD will be performing scheduled server maintenance. Various Next Ride features utilizing real-time data may be unavailable during this time including: Commute and Trip Planner. Our expected completion time is December 5th at 12am. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Transit Police Careers

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Call: 303-299-2673

Email: [email protected]

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
P01$61,837.86$29.73Academy recruit and field training phase
P02$66,165.82$31.81Completion of first full year
P03$70,797.27$34.04Completion of second full year
P04$75,752.50$36.42Completion of third full year
P05$81,054.86$38.97Completion of fourth full year
P06$86,728.71$41.70Completion of fifth full year
P07$95,400.87$45.87Completion of sixth full year
Corporal$100,170.35$48.16Field training officer, two years post certified experience in law enforcement or one year as RTD police officer
Sergeant$110,187.39$52.98Supervisor 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$70,797.27$34.04More than 2 years, but less than 3 years of patrol
P04$75,752.50$36.42More than 3 years, but less than 4 years of patrol
P05$81,054.86$38.97More than 4 years, but less than 5 years of patrol
P06$86,728.71$41.70More than 5 years, but less than 6 years of patrol
P07$95,400.87$45.87More than 6 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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