Mar 25, 2021

Police Agent Recruit / Lateral (January 2022 Academy)

$63,460 - $82,368 yearly
  • City of Lakewood
  • Lakewood, CO, USA
Full-Time Law Enforcement & Security

Job Description

The nationally recognized and accredited City of Lakewood Police Department is now accepting applications for the expected January 2022 Academy.
Please Note: This position is for New Recruits and Lateral Police Agents. 

Applications will be accepted through the City's website until May 28, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. MST. No late entries will be permitted. Testing for the position is expected to begin at the end of June 2021. For a full testing timeline, please visit our website

We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage ethnic minorities and women to apply. The City of Lakewood offers excellent benefits.

Please visit our Police Recruiting website at for more information about the Lakewood Police Department.

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Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

Job Requirements

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 January 1, 2022.

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 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 patrol duty (calls for service/street duty) while employed full time by a state, county or municipal police department or sheriff's office department similar to that found in most urban and suburban settings. Experience accumulated as a deputy or officer employed at a correctional facility, or as a Federal or Military Police Officer is not applicable experience. Academy training does not count toward the three-year minimum experience requirement. Experience gained as a Campus Police Officer, or as a DA investigator will be considered on a case by case basis.

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.

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