Pay & Benefits

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.

Police Agent (Officer) Annual Salaries:

  • Hire Date as Recruit: $63,460.80
  • Entry into Field Training: $67,724.80
  • Graduation from Field Training: $72,280.00
  • Two Years from Date of Hire: $77,126.40
  • Three Years from Date of Hire (Lateral & Veteran starting salary*): $82,368.00
  • Four Years from Date of Hire: $87,859.20
  • Five Years from Date of Hire: $94,640.00

All increases are contingent upon successful job performance and available budget dollars.
*Additional qualifications must be met for lateral and veteran starting salary.

Excellent benefits package, including:

  • Money Purchase Retirement Plan (city contribution 13%, employee contribution 11%, with a 5-year graduated vesting)
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan (city contribution of 3%)
  • Health Insurance Plans with HRA (city contribution up to $2,000/year)
  • Delta Dental and City Paid Vision Plan
  • Vacation Leave (96 hours/year for new employees, max out at 160 hours per year for tenured employees)
  • Sick Leave (96 hours/year)
  • Holiday Time (104 hours/year)
  • Overtime and Extra Duty Opportunities
  • Compensatory Leave allowance of 120 hours
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • City paid life insurance 1.5x salary
  • Tuition Assistance (up to $5,250 / year)
  • Complimentary use of recreation facilities
  • iPhone for business use
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Uniform Dry Cleaning
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Duty Death Disability Plan