Rockford Department of Public Safety
Part-Time Police Officer

Opening Date: 08/29/2018
Closing Date: Until Filled

CONTACT: Lt. Aaron Sawyer
PHONE: 616-866-9557

The City of Rockford, Michigan is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Part-Time Police Officer. 

Duties include:

  • Patrolling City streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law.
  • Control vehicular traffic.
  • Prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations and fire suppression activities.
  • Work on rotating shifts performing security patrols, traffic control, investigation and first aid at accidents, detection, investigation and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct.
  • Participates in investigating criminal law violations occurring within the City limits, obtaining evidence and compiling information regarding these crimes, preparing cases for filing of charges, testifying in court, and related activities.
  • Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, and City laws and ordinances.


  • Associates degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration, or a related field with a bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Must be licensed, licensable as a police officer by MCOLES, or currently attending an MCOLES certified training academy.
  • Must be able to complete Medical First Responder training.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and be 21 years or older at the time of employment.
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid State driver's license.
  • No felony convictions and/or disqualifying criminal histories.
  • Must be able to read and write the English language.
  • Must be of good moral character.
  • Willing to complete Fire Fighter 1 & 2 training.
  • Ability to successfully complete all phases of the selection process.
  • Ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations.
  • Ability to perform work requiring good physical condition.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to learn the City's geography.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:

Lt. Aaron Sawyer
Rockford Department of Public Safety
7 S Monroe
Rockford, MI 49341

The City of Rockford is an equal opportunity employer.