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Bridgman Police Department: Full-time Police Officer Closing Date: October 14, 2022

Located along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, the City of Bridgman (population 2096) is a charming community in southwest Berrien County and an easy driving distance from Chicago, South Bend and Grand Rapids.  We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a full-time patrol officer.  Join our team and work in a community that supports our officers, has an outstanding public school system, and provides the enjoyable balance of a quaint small town in the spring, fall and winter, and a bustling destination in the summer.

General Summary: 

Our officers proudly provide law enforcement services to citizens residing in and visiting the City of Bridgman.  

Typical duties and responsibilities:

  • Investigate reports of crimes, accidents, and other incidents.
  • Gather, protect, and process evidence.
  • Enforce ordinances and statutes, making arrests where appropriate; processing and protecting prisoners as required.
  • Providing traffic and parking enforcement and traffic control.
  • Responding to other calls for service, such as motorist's assists, etc.
  • Complete all necessary reports, tickets, forms, and in-house paperwork as required.
  • Check out suspicious subjects, vehicles, and situations.
  • Serve subpoenas and other documents as required.
  • As appropriate, conduct property checks of businesses, public buildings and areas, and private homes.
  • Provide preventive patrol.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have high school diploma or equivalent, have completed training at an accredited police academy and be licensed through MCOLES.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and very good driving record.
  • Must work holidays, weekends and all shifts assigned.
  • Must pass an extensive background investigation.

Compensation:

Starting salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience.  Holiday premiums and overtime are available. 

Comprehensive Benefit Package:

  • MERS B-4 defined benefit pension
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance benefits for employee and eligible dependents
  • Employer paid life and disability insurance
  • Health Savings Account - Employer Contribution equal to deductible
  • Holidays - 9 per year
  • Vacation - starts at 2 weeks per year, maximum of 4 weeks per year.
  • Sick Leave - 56 hours per year; eligible to accumulate up to 480 hours
  • Personal Leave - 24 hours per year

To apply: 

Submit application, cover letter, and resume to Chief Daniel Unruh at dunruh@bridgman.org. Questions may be directed to Chief Unruh or HR Director, Debbie Lambrix at dlambrix@bridgman.org.

Opening Date: 08/25/2022  
Closing Date: 10/14/2022  

Contact Person: Daniel Unruh  
Telephone: 269-465-3880 
Email: dunruh@bridgman.org
Website Link: http://www.bridgman.org/