Veteran Resources

Lakewood is a Veteran-Friendly Employer!

Vet in uniform shakes hands

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.

Veterans-HIRE-Award-Logo.jpg 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!

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. 

2019 Veterans Fair

  • Tuesday, Sept. 24,11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Lakewood Elks Lodge #1777, 1455 Newland St.

Check back to see a list of participating organizations and more details.

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


See Police employment details 

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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