Police Agent Recruit or Lateral (January 2020 Academy)

  • City of Lakewood
  • Lakewood, CO, USA
  • Mar 25, 2019
Full time Legal

Job Description

We are looking for Lateral candidates or students who will have obtained their Bachelor’s degree by January, 2020 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 January 2020 Academy. Applications will be accepted through the City's website until May 24, 2019 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: $61,484.80
  • Entry into Field Training: $65,624.00
  • Graduation from Field Training: $70,033.60
  • Two Years from Date of Hire: $74,734.40
  • Three Years from Date of Hire (Lateral & Veteran starting salary): $79,809.60
  • Four Years from Date of Hire: $85,134.40
  • Five Years from Date of Hire: $91,665.60
    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. 

Agent Opportunities: Patrol Agent, Traffic and Motorcycle Agent, Special Enforcement Team Agent, Police Academy Training Agent, Colorado Mills Mall Team Agent, K-9 Unit, Sector Liaison Unit Agent.

Investigative Opportunities: Major Crimes Detective, Crimes Against Children Detective, Juvenile Crimes Team Detective, Traffic Detectives, Theft Detective, Burglary Detective, Economic Crimes Detective, School Resource Officers, Metropolitan Auto Theft Task Force Detective, ATF Task Force Detective, Metro Gang Task Force Detective, Internal Affairs Detective, Sex Offender Tracking & Registration Detectives, Rocky Mountain Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory Detective, Special Investigations Unit.

Promotional Opportunities: Sergeant, Commander, Division Chief, Chief of Police

Additional Opportunities/Responsibilities: West Metro SWAT Team (Negotiations/Tactical Operators), Hazardous Materials Team, Firearms Instructors, Arrest Control Instructors, Drive Track Instructors, Recruitment Team Agents/Dispatchers, Crime Scene Investigator Agents, Peer Support Team Agents, Field Training Agents, Crisis Intervention Trained Agents/Coaches, Public Information Officer, Awards Committee, Employee Representative Committee, Speakers Bureau, Critical Incident Response Team, Child Abduction Response Team, Drug Recognition Expert Certifications, Bicycle Patrol Certification, Traffic Accident Investigator (Certifications I-IV), CIT Coach.


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Minimum requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • At least 21 years of age at time of appointment
  • U.S. Citizen or proper I-9 documentation
  • Other essential functions listed in the hiring process job description
  • Other than drug offenses, no commission of any felony, convicted or not, after the age of 17
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Failure to meet the above minimum requirements are examples of automatic disqualifications and are not all inclusive. Additional statutes that affect Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification can be found on the Colorado Attorney General’s website.

The City of Lakewood does not have a residency restriction.