An Animal Control Officer (ACO) for the Lakewood Police Department will investigate violations, apprehend animals, interact frequently with citizens and provide information and assistance on a variety of animal-related issues. The ACO’s duties include writing investigative reports, mediation of complaints, education of citizens, issuing summonses, case preparation and testimony in court. Potential candidates should be able to maintain professionalism while dealing with the public in adverse and volatile situations and be adept at mediating disputes.
Experience in law enforcement, animal handling and a bachelor’s degree are highly desirable. Applicants will need to be comfortable working nights, weekends and holidays as well as being on-call.