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: $54,204.80
Entry into Field Training Program: $57,844.80
Graduation from Field Training: $61,734.40
**Two Years from Date of Hire: $65,894.40
Three Years from Date of Hire: $70,366.40
Four Years from Date of Hire: $75,067.20
Five Years from Date of Hire: $80,787.20
All increases are contingent upon successful job performance and available budget dollars.
**Lateral starting salary.