Kent County Sheriff Department ~ County Patrol Officer
Opening Date: 7/25/2017
Closing Date: 9/29/2017 no later than 5:00 PM

701 Ball NE
$24.56/hr. Full–time

Job Responsibilities

The Kent County Sheriff Department is a multi-faceted, modern police agency with specialized units including vice, detective bureau, school resources, and traffic investigations. Successful candidates will function as part of a highly motivated, team-oriented group of police professionals. Will provide services to the residents of Kent County by enforcing laws and traffic regulations; investigating crime; utilizing crime prevention techniques; and providing general assistance to the public. Will patrol assigned areas to prevent and/or discover the commission of a crime; respond to a variety of situations involving automobile accidents, robberies, medical emergencies, domestic disturbances and other felonies and misdemeanors.  Will gather evidence; take statements from parties; obtain witnesses; secure crime scenes; prepare detailed reports; and testify in court.  

Job Requirements
Requires Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) license or must be MCOLES licensable. Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with diverse populations are essential. Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted Michigan Driver’s License, a good driving record and be free of felony convictions. Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in meeting emergencies without direct supervision is required.  Must be able to render first-aid to injured persons. Desired qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field and demonstrated work experience in law enforcement. Fluency in a second language is beneficial. 

In order to qualify to become a County Patrol Officer, candidates are subject to detailed personal, work and criminal background investigations and drug testing.  The successful candidate must be of sound character and demonstrate a responsible work history.  Applicants must be able to provide documentation of diplomas, degrees and relevant certificates and licenses. 

This position will be open until September 29, 2017, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply immediately on our website at


Kent County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

"Kent County…where diversity and inclusion matter"