Police Agent July 2018 Academy (Entry Level & Lateral)

  • City of Lakewood
  • Lakewood, CO, United States
  • Sep 14, 2017
Full time Government Legal

Job Description

The nationally recognized and accredited City of Lakewood Police Department is now accepting applications for the expected July 2018 Academy.

Please Note: This position is for New Recruits and Lateral Police Agents.

Applications will be accepted through the City's website until December 22, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. MST. No late entries will be permitted. Testing for the position is expected to begin at the end of January 2018.

We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage ethnic minorities and women to apply. The City of Lakewood offers excellent benefits.

Please visit our new Police Recruiting website at http://joinlakewoodblue.com for more information about the Lakewood Police Department.

To qualify as a Police Agent Recruit you must meet the following requirements:
  • Must be at least 21 years of age, and
  • Have obtained a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a nationally accredited university by July 1, 2018.
Other State requirements for Police Officers in Colorado, including Lakewood Police Lateral Agents include:
  • No felony convictions.
  • No convictions of misdemeanor crimes that would affect your ability to certify with the Colorado Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board. Visit the POST website at https://coloradopost.gov/node/556 for a list of misdemeanors that will preclude police officer certification. Generally, traffic violations do not fall under these restrictions; however, you must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license by the date of hire.
To apply as a Lateral Police Officer, you must meet the above listed criteria and the following:
  • Possess an active Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification or an active state equivalent,
  • not currently under Internal Affairs investigation for any reason,
  • a minimum of three (3) years of experience as a POST certified full-time law enforcement officer in a policing environment similar to that found in most urban and suburban setting.
Please Note:
The following types of experience are NOT regarded as "law enforcement" experience for the purpose of Lateral to the Lakewood Police Department:
  • Deputy/Officer employed in a jail/prison setting
  • "Full Service" employment in a university setting
  • A volunteer reserve police officer
  • A military police officer
  • A District Attorney investigator
  • Employment on a part-time basis; or
  • Time spent in a training academy.
Salary Information:

$57,283.20 annually - Starting Pay when hired into Academy 
$61,152.00 annually - Increase effective upon successful completion of Police Academy and entry in to Field Training  
$65,249.60 annually - Increase effective upon successful completion of Field Training
$69,638.40 annually - Increase after 2 years of hire and upon successful completion of Probationary Period
$74,360 annually - Increase after 3 years from date of hire as Police Recruit. Lateral hire starting pay.
$79,331.20 annually - Increase after 4 years from date of hire as Police Recruit.
$85,363.20 annually - Increase after 5 years from date of hire as Police Recruit. (This is our top step for Police Agents, salary is studied annually and adjusted accordingly.)


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Education: A bachelor's degree in any discipline from an accredited institution of higher learning or from an accredited program. The accreditation must be recognized by the US Department of Education or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. It is the applicant's responsibility to have degrees from foreign universities professionally assessed prior to the start of the Background process.
Age: At least twenty-one (21) years of age at time of hire.
Citizen of the United States, or proper I-9 documenta­tion (https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-9.pdf).