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.