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Veterans Services

Vet Handshake

Lakewood is a Veteran-Friendly Employer!

Vet HIRE AwardWe 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.
  • 9% of regular employees 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


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!




Pointing Finger graphicVeterans' Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK

Pointing Finger graphic Veterans' Crisis Line Website:

Pointing Finger graphicOrganizations providing services & support for veterans

Veterans Fair

West Metro Veterans Fair


This annual event sponsored by the City of Lakewood gives vets a chance to connect with dozens of support and service organizations for veterans. 


More information


See a recent brochure


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.


See the recent City Council Proclamation




Police Department Veterans Recruitment


Continue to Serve Veteran Recruitment

See Police employment details  |  See full poster



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. 


See more details