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Police Agent Salary & Benefits

The City of Lakewood pays a salary competitive with other Colorado police departments, with eligibility for salary increases occurring regularly, based on successful job performance. Benefits are excellent, with health and dental insurance plans, city-paid life insurance, self-directed money purchase pension plan that agents are fully vested in after 5 years of employment and a city contribution of 10%, tuition assistance, ample vacation, sick, and holiday pay, use of city recreation facilities, and many others.

Police Agent (officer) Annual Salaries:

Hire date as Recruit           $55,868.80
Entry into Field Training $59,633.60
Graduation from Field Training      $63,627.20
Two years from Date of Hire* $67,912.00
Three years from Date of Hire $72,529.00
Four years from Date of Hire $77,376.00
Five years from Date of Hire $83,262.40

All increases are contingent upon successful job performance and available budget dollars.

*Lateral starting salary.


Contact Information:

Employee Relations Department
480 S. Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226
Direct: 303-987-7700

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