Police Agent Recruit or Lateral (July 2019 academy) - 59K

  • City of Lakewood
  • Lakewood, CO, USA
  • Sep 19, 2018
Full time Government

Job Description

We are looking for Lateral candidates or students who will have obtained their Bachelor’s degree by July 1, 2019 and are interested in a career in law enforcement. 

The nationally recognized and accredited City of Lakewood Police Department is now accepting applications for the expected July 2019 Academy. Applications will be accepted through the City's website until December 14, 2018 at 5pm. The City of Lakewood offers excellent compensation and benefits. (New Recruits will be paid during their training, which includes a 24-week academy and 16 weeks of field training.)

For more information please visit: JoinLakewoodBlue.com

Salary Information
Police Agent (Officer) Annual Salaries:

  • Hire Date as Recruit: $59,571.20
  • Entry into Field Training: $63,585.60
  • Graduation from Field Training: $67,849.60
  • Two Years from Date of Hire: $72,404.80
  • Three Years from Date of Hire (Lateral starting salary): $77,334.40
  • Four Years from Date of Hire: $82,492.80
  • Five Years from Date of Hire: $88,774.40
    All increases are contingent upon successful job performance and available budget dollars.

Job Summary Description
In an entry or lateral capacity, performs Police Officer duties, including but not limited to communicating information, dealing with critical and dangerous situations, safely driving in routine and emergency situations, affecting arrests, transporting arrestees, gathering information from victims, witnesses and suspects, handling firearms with proficiency and safety, working a rotating shift. 


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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, 2019.
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.