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LPD Police Agent Hiring Process

Become A Police Agent in Colorado!


We are now accepting applications for Police Agents and Lateral Police Agents!!  Go to the job posting to find out more!  APPLY NOW!



If you are interested in becoming an agent with Lakewood, please click here to receive more information about when we will be accepting applications.



Welcome to the Lakewood Police Department’s Recruitment webpage! Here you will find answers to the most common questions about the hiring process and what the Lakewood Police Department has to offer those who choose to pursue a career as a police agent.

Paid training, advancement and special assignments are a few of the benefits making the Lakewood Police Department the choice of many who want a law enforcement career.




Have some questions about the employment process? 


Use the FAQ links on the right side of this page, or check out our list of Police Employment FAQ's.

A Great Place to Work

Since the Lakewood Police Department began operations in May 1970, we have grown to a force of nearly 400 civilian and sworn employees with a national reputation for excellence. The people make the difference here.  The positions of detective and agent are identical in rank and salary.

The City of Lakewood is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to the official job benefits package, a career with the Lakewood Police Department offers meaningful work, a chance to make a difference in the community, lifelong friendships and the excitement of a career full of changing and unique, challenging experiences. Please explore the site using the links on the left to see what the Lakewood Police Department has to offer.

Police recruitments open periodically. Sign up for email alerts when the next recruitment opens by clicking here.

Ride-alongs are also encouraged and give potential applicants a chance to observe the duties of a Lakewood Police agent up close. Call the Patrol Division at 303-987-7170 to schedule one.


Non-sworn positions within the department include police dispatchers, police information management technicians, animal control officers, code enforcement officers, crime scene analysts, investigative technicians and administrative staff throughout our divisions - all with opportunity for advancement.


For current Lakewood Police and other City job openings use the quick links on the right side of this page.

Contact Information:

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

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Do I already have to be a police academy graduate to become a police agent?
Are there any age restrictions?
Does the Lakewood Police Department require a college degree?
What is the application and hiring process like?
Will I have to pay to attend the Lakewood Police Academy?
What are the salary and benefits?