The Lakewood Police Department values the leadership experience and service-minded culture of our Nation’s military. To honor those values and to attract selected veterans as potential-hires for our police force, Lakewood Police now offers lateral-transfer pay (currently $77,334.40 + benefits/year) for veterans which fall into any one of the below categories.
1. Any Non-Commissioned Officer with a bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of six years of active duty time or 10 years of Reserve/Guard time.
2. Any Law Enforcement AFSC/MOS/NEC Non-Commissioned Officer with a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of six years of service.
3. Any Commissioned or Warrant Officer with a bachelor’s degree and four years of service.
4. Any Law Enforcement AFSC/MOS Commissioned or Warrant Officer with a bachelor’s degree plus two years of service.
This benefit extends only to lateral pay. All veterans must still submit a full application package (which will honor your Veterans Preference points), meet all of Lakewood’s standards and complete the full police academy and field training.
The Lakewood Police Department offered a seamless transition from active duty where pride in professionalism and esprit de corps are still valued.
— Agent Jeremiah Root, Marine Corps, Major, 14 years
Lakewood Police has fostered an environment that allows me to continue to support my Country without having to sacrifice opportunities at the department.
— Agent Kirk Engel, Army, Captain, 7 years
The Lakewood Police Department made applying to be an Agent, while on active duty, seamless. They valued my military experience and training, and have continued to support me while in the reserves.
— Agent Geoff Hagerman, US Coast Guard, Petty Officer First Class, 9 years