Veteran Resources

Lakewood is a Veteran-Friendly Employer!

Vet in uniform shakes hands

The City of Lakewood salutes your military service. We will guarantee a job interview for any member of the military Reserves, National Guard or honorably discharged/retired veteran who meets the minimum requirements of the job application. Please include a reference to your military experience in your application and be prepared to provide either an active LES or DD-214 if requested. Thank you for your sacrifices for our nation!

We foster an extremely supportive culture for Veterans, Reservists and members of the National Guard:

  • Honored by U.S. Department of Labor for our commitment to recruiting, employing and retaining military veterans with the HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award.
  • Lakewood has 9% of regular employees who are veterans - more than eight times the national average.
  • Annual Veterans Recognition Day.
  • Annual Veterans Fair with veterans service providers.
  • Guard/Reserve accommodations to employment.

Top these off with the ability to continue your service to our nation - at the local level - and you'll find Lakewood a great place to hang up your uniform!

Veteran Memorials

The Blue Star Memorial Highway sign.

The City of Lakewood is home to five memorials honoring those who have served.

Take a tour via the city's online story map. The map includes photos and maps of the memorial locations, as well as Google Map links so you can visit the memorials in person.

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West Metro Veterans Fair

Veterans Fair Logo This annual event, sponsored by the City of Lakewood, gives vets a chance to connect with dozens of support and service organizations for veterans.

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Veterans Recognition Day

Stand proud and be recognized as we pause as an organization to honor our employees who are veterans of service to our nation.

City Council Proclamation(PDF, 330KB)

Police Department Veterans Recruitment


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Municipal Court Veterans Program

In recognition that returning veterans face unique problems related to their service and have earned special benefits that may help address them, the Lakewood Municipal Court Veterans Process (LMCVP) was established for veterans charged with criminal violations in Lakewood Municipal Court. 

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