City of Lakewood

We are a nationally respected, CALEA-accredited department that offers highly competitive salaries that are among the highest in the region – as well as great opportunities for advancement. More than 70 police chiefs and law-enforcement leaders around the country got their start here. You’ll work with people who value “Integrity, Intelligence & Initiative.”

The Lakewood Police Department has a national reputation for excellence, however, it is our relationship with the Lakewood community we are really proud of. Our agents make a positive difference in the lives of our residents and the safety of our community.

The Lakewood Police Department began operations in May 1970. We have grown to a force of nearly 400 civilian and sworn employees.

A career with the Lakewood Police Department offers meaningful work, a chance to make a difference in the community, lifelong friendships, and the excitement of a career full of changing and unique, challenging experiences.

Located at the gateway to the fabulous Rocky Mountains, we serve an innovative community of more than 150,000, Colorado’s fifth-largest city, known for its opportunities for outdoor adventure and urban amenities – both just minutes away.