||The City of Lakewood, Washington, is currently recruiting Lateral Police Officers. The 2012 base salary range is $4,771 - $6,025 monthly and we offer an excellent benefit package. The Lakewood Police Department has 123 staff members-102 commissioned, 8 Community Service Officers, 2 Animal Control Officers and 11 civilian support staff. Lakewood is one of the largest departments in the State of Washington. To successfully counter crime challenges, the Department operates a large array of programs and employs modern technology to expand its reach and efficiency. Lakewood offers all of the services and opportunities of big departments while maintaining focus on employee development and commitment to citizens. The result is a department that is flexible and efficient and best able to meet the needs of Lakewood, a diverse community of nearly 60,000 people with all of the public safety challenges of larger, urban communities. Please visit our website at www.cityoflakewood.us and apply online today.