We are looking for Lateral candidates or students who will have obtained their Bachelor’s degree by January 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 January 2019 Academy. Applications will be accepted through the City's website until May 28, 2018. 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.)
$59,571.20 annually - Starting Pay when hired into Academy. $63,585.60 annually - Increase effective upon successful completion of Police Academy and entry in to Field Training. $67,849.60 annually - Increase effective upon successful completion of Field Training $72,404.80 annually - Increase after 2 years of hire and upon successful completion of Probationary Period $77,334.40 annually - Increase after 3 years from date of hire as Police Recruit. Lateral hire starting pay.$82,492.80 annually - Increase after 4 years from date of hire as Police Recruit. $88,774.40 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.)
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.
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.
City of Lakewood's Statement of Excellence
The City of Lakewood is dedicated to upholding City values to include: Performance Excellence, Leadership, Respect and Collaboration. Best fit candidates will demonstrate innovation, customer service, dedication, passion and engagement. All people, citizens and employees, will be treated with respect, relevance, and importance.