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Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Office: Deputy Road Patrol Closing Date: September 30, 2022


Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking qualified applicants for full-time positions for Deputy Road Patrol. Primary functions of the job are to enforce laws, respond to emergency calls, patrol highways, inspect for illegal behavior, and assist other law enforcement agencies. Employees work as part of a team and are responsible for ensuring that the team meets its objectives.

Certification Required: Must be licensed/licensable as a Police Officer in the State of Michigan – MCOLES (Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards)

Wage: $23.71 is the current starting wage, with progression to Step 2 at six months, then annually based on hire date, with the top step being achieved after four years. Lateral transfer starting pay opportunities based on experience.  Pay scales are adjusted annually based on labor contract.

Testing: Physical Agility and Written Tests will be conducted by invitation only. Selected applicants will be contacted by email. Physical Agility Requirements may be viewed at


  • Protects citizens, fellow officers, and self from injury from violent encounters.  Patrols assigned area, enforcing traffic laws, preventing law violations, observing, and inspecting persons and property for potential illegal or hazardous activity or conditions, and responding to complaints, situations, or requests from persons requiring assistance.
  • Responds to calls for service in an assigned area within the County, enforcing applicable laws and ordinances.
    Issues citations and warnings to violators and apprehends, and arrests persons suspected of violating the law.
  • Assists stranded, distressed, or injured motorists.
  • Appears on the scene of accidents, disturbances, or unusual events to direct traffic flow, restrain spectators, collect and preserve evidence, and remove road hazards.
  • Observes traffic, persons, buildings, and surrounding areas to detect unusual conditions, suspicious persons and activities, and to identify situations requiring further investigation and action.
  • Operates a variety of items of equipment, such as radar speed measuring devices, weapons, breath testing equipment, computers, radios, cameras, tools, lighting equipment, fire extinguishers, jumper cables, and/or other applicable items.
  • Conducts investigations of alleged or suspected criminal activity in response to complaints received or information developed in the course of activities; interviews complainants, witnesses, suspects, and others who may have knowledge of a crime in order to obtain facts and information; observes and inspects crime scenes to evaluate the crime and collect and preserve physical evidence; makes initial determinations of investigative actions; searches persons, vehicles and properties to locate and collect evidence of crimes; marks, packages, and preserves evidence collected.
  • Effects lawful arrests of suspected criminals by taking them into physical custody, subduing or restraining, searching, explaining reason for arrest, advising them of their constitutional rights, and transporting them to the post or jail for further processing.
  • Appears in court to give evidence and testimony as to the facts surrounding cases being tried.
  • Confers with prosecutors and explains circumstances of crimes, evidence, facts, and conclusions to obtain needed warrants.
  • Provides public relations and educational services to groups of interested parties in areas such as traffic safety, fire prevention, drugs and narcotics, and applicable programs and policies.
  • Prepares daily reports, incident reports, subpoenas, warrants, protection orders, mental pick-up orders, and/or other related documents.
  • Maintains and submits all appropriate records, including the logging of any criminal information.


  • Associate’s degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, corrections, social sciences, public management or related field
  • Additional related experience may substitute for the college requirement if there is demonstrated knowledge, ability, and skills to perform the work


  • Possess and maintain valid Michigan Driver's License and must maintain eligibility to drive as per the County's Vehicle policy.
  • Licensed/Licensable as a Police Officer in the State of Michigan - MCOLES (Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards)
  • Specialized training as Medical First Responder Certificate is recommended.


Submit Resume and Cover Letter to:

Grand Traverse County
Human Resources:


Apply on our Grand Traverse County Website at

Opening Date: 07/05/2022
Closing Date: 09/30/2022

Contact Person: Christopher Reithel
Telephone: 231-922-4598
Website Link: