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Muskegon Heights Police: Police Officer - (full-time patrol) Opening Date: 01/27/2022 Closing Date: Until Filled

Contact Person: Detective Marvin Petty
Phone: 231-733-8909 
Email: Marvin.Petty@mcd911.net

The City of Muskegon Heights, Michigan, is seeking qualified candidates to fill several positions of full-time police officer. Duties include patrolling city streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce local, state and federal laws, controlling vehicular traffic while preventing or detecting, and investigating misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations. Officers will obtain evidence and compile crime information, prepare cases for filing charges, testify in court and related activities. Officers will perform duties in conformance with federal, state, city ordinances, departmental policies and procedures and other associated activities.  

This position requires substantial contact with the general public, court officials, and other city officials in the performance of police operating activities.

Previous police experience is not required.

Requirements:

  • Must be licensed, licensable as a police officer by MCOLES. 
  • 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 driver's license.
  • No felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories.
  • Must be able to read and write the English language.
  • Complete all phases of the selection process.

Special requirements:

  • Pass a personal and professional background check
  • Pass medical, psychological and drug testing.

Essential job functions:

  • Patrol in a vehicle
  • Respond to calls for service
  • Make arrests
  • Prepare narrative crime reports and non-criminal reports, criminal investigations and follow-up traffic crash investigations
  • Participate in training sessions 
  • Participate in community-oriented events
  • Display a positive and professional attitude and demeanor.
  • Detain search and question suspects as appropriate.

Applicants should also possess the 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.

Hours and Wages:

Full time position 12 Hour shift with an starting hourly wage of $21.97 -$25.97 hr. DOE full benefits package Uniforms and equipment will be provided.

TO APPLY, SUBMIT COVER LETTER, RESUME AND COMPLETED EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION TO: 

JESSIE FRANKLIN 
CITY OF MUSKEGON HEIGHTS
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
2724 PECK ST MUSKEGON HEIGHTS MI 49444

APPLICATION MAY BE OBTAINED AT MUSKEGON HEIGHTS CITY HALL OR ONLINE AT https://muskegonheights.us at RESIDENTS // DOCUMENTS.