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Norton Shores Police Department: Full-time Police Officer Closing Date: October 15, 2022

The Norton Shores Police Department is looking to hire full-time Police Officers.

Job Description:

Under general supervision, performs a variety of duties in the protection of life and property, to include law enforcement, crime prevention, investigation and public assistance; and, performs other related duties as required. This position is responsible for the enforcement of laws and ordinances necessary for the protection of life and property. Duties include prevention and detection of crime, maintaining law and order, conducting preventative patrols and traffic enforcement in assigned areas, public relations, and other special assignments as required. Work involves elements of personal danger. Assignments are received from ranking officers and are performed pursuant to established policies and procedures; however, employees must exercise judgement, skill, and discretion on a case by case basis. Work is reviewed through written reports, inspections, evaluations and discussions with supervisors.


Norton Shores is a beautiful community consisting of an economically secure mix of residential, commercial, and industrial zones. A large system of city parks and beaches, PJ Hoffmaster State Park, and six miles of Lake Michigan Frontage provide unique environments for our officers to work in. Further, Norton Shores is just 30 minutes from Grand Rapids and adjacent to Muskegon and Grand Haven. There are no residency requirements for Officers.

Salary/Benefits Summary (full union contracts available at our website)

  • Competitive Salary and Retirement Plan
  • Prior years of service can transfer toward pay scale (max out at 3 years)
  • Health/Vision/Dental/Rx Plan for Officer and dependents, with an opt-out payment of $400 per month
  • Patrol Works 12 hour shifts (every other three-day weekend off)
  • 96 hours of Sick Leave per year (allowed to roll over)
  • Up to 160 hours of Vacation Leave per year depending on years of service
  • Up to 48 hours of Personal Leave per year depending on assignment
  • Ten paid Holidays
  • Longevity and Education Bonuses
  • Tuition Reimbursement for approved and career field related college courses
  • Uniforms and Equipment provided by the Department
  • Financially stable community

Special assignments and positions available at the Norton Shores Police Department:

  • Patrol Division
  • POINT (Problem Oriented Intelligence-led Neighborhood Team) Division
  • Detective Bureau
  • Traffic Officers
  • Mental Health Officer
  • School Resource Officers
  • Undercover Investigations (WEMET)
  • Violence Against Women Taskforce
  • Safe Seniors Taskforce (elder abuse investigations)
  • Multijurisdictional Emergency Response Team (ERT)
  • Marine patrol
  • Underwater Recovery Team


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • 21 years of age
  • Associates Degree in Criminal Justice or related field
  • No Felony convictions
  • Valid driver's license with favorable driving record
  • Physical and psychological ability to perform the essential job functions
  • Applicants must be MCOLES certified or certifiable by hire date

Application Requirements:

Applications can be found in the employment tab of Applicants who meet expectations will be contacted for an interview/practical testing A Cover Letter, Resume, and Application must be submitted to Lt. Brandon Poel. Email:

Opening Date: 06/15/2022  
Closing Date: 10/15/2022  

Contact Person: BRANDON POEL  
Telephone: 231-733-2691
Website Link: