Applications Now Open: Apply to be a Port of Entry Officer and Start Making a Difference Today

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(COLORADO) - Finding the right professional path can feel like an overwhelming task. Most of us are looking for a place to work that is more than a job, we are looking for a career where we can feel fulfilled and satisfied with the work we do each day.

The Colorado State Patrol is currently seeking applicants for their Fall 2022 Port of Entry Cadet class for those interested in building a career as a Port of Entry Officer. There are positions across the state of Colorado, especially in communities including Cortez, Dumont, Fort Collins, Fort Morgan, Lamar, Limon, Loma, Monument and Trinidad.

Would you go the distance for someone in need? The Colorado Port of Entry has a rich legacy in serving the residents and visitors of Colorado and keeping our state’s roadways safe. Our members are integral in maintaining highway safety and saving lives through monitoring the safety, size and weight regulation of commercial motor vehicles. Port of Entry Cadets are the first level in the Port of Entry Officer classification and are law enforcement officers.

The recruitment process has multiple steps and does span multiple months to help both the applicants and the Patrol find the right people who are ready for a career in serving the community. To learn more about the duties and salary information of a trooper visit our website by clicking here

The application period to be considered for the upcoming Port of Entry Cadet class is open until Friday, Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. The Cadet Training Academy is anticipated to begin Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. Click here to apply online now.



Since our origin in 1935, the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has focused on preserving human life and protecting property within our communities. Our 1,100 members embody the core values of Honor, Duty, and Respect in their daily jobs.  In addition to our expertise in motor vehicle safety on the state’s roadways, the CSP is responsible for the Governor and other dignitaries’ protection, commercial motor vehicle enforcement, hazardous materials, homeland security, communications, investigative services, criminal interdiction, community education, aviation operations, and more.