144.04  ADDITIONAL CREDITS.
   (a)   Applicants otherwise eligible and qualified for original appointment to the position of Patrol Officer shall be extended the following additional credit for a degree from a nationally accredited college or university, if the applicant can satisfactorily furnish proof of same.  Only one such additional credit may be added to any individual applicant’s score.
 
Percentage of Passing Score
Degree
2%
Associate
5%
Bachelor
 
(Ord. 20-10.  Passed 3-15-2010.)
   (b)   Credit for Active Service in United States Military.  Any applicant otherwise eligible and qualified may receive additional credit as follows for active military service with any branch of the United States military including the Coast Guard.  No such additional credit may be awarded unless the applicant in question received an Honorable Discharge, or a General Discharge under Honorable Conditions from the service.  Discharges under other than honorable conditions, including without limitation, General, Undesirable, and For the Good of the Service, shall make the applicant ineligible for such additional credit.  Such credits shall be added to a passing score as follows:
      (1)   For each year of honorable service, or any part thereof, one (1) point shall be added to a passing score, up to a maximum of three (3) points.
      (2)   Veterans discharged with a service-connected disability, for any cause, shall automatically qualify for the three (3) points set forth in subsection (b)(1) above, assuming separation by Honorable Discharge.
      (3)   In addition to the three (3) points credit set forth above, a service member may receive the following additional credits for assignment to areas where the service member is exposed to danger as a consequence of hostile fire or where the service member is awarded Hazardous Duty Compensation by reason of assignment to a geographic area where such potential danger exists.
   Receipt of Hazardous Duty Pay as a consequence only of the particular duty or job assignment shall not qualify under this section.  Credit shall be awarded as follows:
         A.   For such service as above from one (1) day to six (6) months, one (1) additional point.
         B.   For such service as above in excess of six (6) months, but no longer than one (1) year, two (2) additional points.
         C.   For such service as above in excess of one (1) year, three (3) additional points.
         D.   The maximum number of additional points under this subsection (b)(3) shall be three (3).
   Notwithstanding the total points that might result from the computations contained herein, no applicant shall receive more than five (5) additional credit points as a consequence of military service and in accordance with this rule.  Applicants must furnish evidence of military service to qualify under this section, including certified military records.
(Ord. 81-06.  Passed 5-7-07.)
   (c)   Applicants otherwise eligible and qualified for original appointment shall be extended an additional one (1) point if the applicant is a full-time employee, a Part Time Police Officer with the Lakewood Division of Police, a member of the Auxiliary Police, or any combination thereof only if the applicant has been employed by the City of Lakewood for the twelve (12) months preceding the examination.  The additional one (1) point shall be added to the applicant’s passing score.  (Ord. 20-10.  Passed 3-15-10.)
   (d)   An applicant otherwise eligible and qualified for original appointment shall be extended an additional six (6) points if the applicant can satisfactorily furnish proof of residency within the City of Lakewood for the twelve (12) months preceding the examination.  The additional six (6) points shall be added to the applicant’s passing score.
   (e)   Subsections (a) through (d) hereof are specifically intended to supersede State Code provisions on the additional credits extended to eligible candidates for appointment to a civil service position.
(Ord. 81-06.  Passed 5-7-07.)