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Kentwood Police Department: Police Officer Closing Date: May 31, 2023

Job Title: Police Officer
4742 Walma SE
Kentwood, MI, 49508
United States
Base Pay:  $58925.00 - $77393.00 / Year
Employee Type:  Full-Time
Job Category: Police
Required Degree: 2 Year Degree

Pay and Benefits

The compensation range for this position is $58,925- $69,649. The max pay after four years is $77,393. The City of Kentwood offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a 9% employer retirement plan contribution, nine paid holidays, three floating holidays, 12 sick days, up to four weeks of vacation annually.

We're proud to be among the first municipal employers in West Michigan to offer a fully paid parental leave benefit. Our policy provides employees with four weeks of fully paid leave following birth, adoption or placement for adoption. Employees who give birth are eligible for an additional two weeks of leave for a total of six weeks fully paid.

We also offer competitive medical insurance with a 2% employee premium share, ranging from $7.50-$17 biweekly. Employees enjoy free telehealth visits, vision insurance as well as no-cost dental insurance, a health savings account with an annual employer contribution ranging from $700 to $1400, flexible spending account options and a generous retirement health savings plan. Additionally, we provide employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability coverage at no cost to employees and free access to an employee assistance program. We cover the cost of job-related training, certifications and licenses to help our team members excel in their positions. All employees receive a discount on City recreation programs and rentals. 

Main responsibilities for this role include performing a variety of public safety and law enforcement services to protect the life and property of the City's residents and visitors. 

Our ideal candidate has a minimum of an associate degree upon completion of basic training academy and meets the following requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age;
  • A United States citizen at the time of testing for the position;
  • No felony convictions;
  • Valid Michigan driver's license prior to hire date;
  • Attended a police academy; and
  • Qualifies for MCOLES licensing by May 31st, 2023.

Please view the full job description and requirements for more details.

The position is part of the Kentwood Police Department, which serves the city with excellence by reducing crime, increasing traffic safety and engaging with the community. The department includes a dedicated team of sworn officers and professional staff who work around the clock to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents and visitors. Satisfaction surveys show that on average 94% of residents rate the overall performance of the Kentwood Police Department as good or excellent. The Kentwood Police Department strives to deliver professional police services and address community concerns as they develop.

About the City of Kentwood

A community of more than 54,000 residents and growing, Kentwood is a safe, prosperous and welcoming city with vibrant neighborhoods and flourishing businesses that make it a wonderful place to live and work. The City offers easy access to a variety of amenities including many of West Michigan's destination shopping, dining, entertainment and outdoor recreation options. This, along with Kentwood's outstanding public-school systems, wide variety of businesses and career and education advancement opportunities attract a diverse population.

With a mission of providing high quality services to foster a thriving community for all, Kentwood maintains a culture of excellent customer service, actively providing a responsive and responsible local government with a focus on continual improvement.

The City of Kentwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply today to join our supportive, dynamic team! Applications will be accepted through May 31st, 2023.

Opening Date: 07/06/2022
Closing Date: 05/31/2023  

Contact Person: Ryan Smith   
Telephone: 616-656-6685
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