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 (as of April 2012):
Hire date as Recruit: $50,648
Entry into Field Training Program: $54,059
Graduation from Field Training: $57,699
**Two Years from Date of Hire: $61,588
Three Years from Date of Hire: $65,769
Four Years from Date of Hire: $70,179
Five Years from Date of Hire (final step): $75, 462
All increases are contingent upon successful job performance and available budget dollars.
**Lateral starting salary.