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DeWitt Township Police Department: Police Officer - Entry Level or Lateral Transfer Closing Date: October 24, 2022

INTEGRITY. ETHICS. SERVICE. DeWitt Charter Township is seeking qualified candidates for the position of full-time police officer.  DeWitt Charter Township is 31 square miles, with a population of 15,466, is located within Clinton County, and is adjacent to the cities of Lansing and East Lansing. DeWitt Charter Township is seeking self-motivated and hardworking officers to join our team.

DeWitt Charter Township Police Officers are held to the highest standards of professionalism with an all-encompassing FTO program.  Throughout the year, Officers are assigned quarterly training in firearms, defensive tactics, TASER, legal updates and other relevant training.  The DeWitt Charter Township Police Department belongs to the Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy and Police 1 Academy, which provide additional in-service training for officers.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.  Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field is preferred.  
  • Possess a valid Michigan driver's license
  • Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) licensed or licensable by time of appointment
  • Working knowledge of state and federal laws, local ordinances, and other regulations governing police authority
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with others

Current Hours/Wages/Benefits:

  • Starting wage of $24.48 per hour. Lateral applicants may qualify for year 2 wages.
  • Top wage for patrol officer is $33.55 after 4 years
  • Employer paid health, dental, vision insurance, short term disability and long term disability with no employee contribution
  • Pension:  Defined Contribution 10% - No employee contribution required; up to 2% match for 457 deferred compensation account
  • Uniforms, equipment and dry cleaning provided
  • Boot allowance
  • 12-hour shifts

Deadline: October 24, 2022

Submit Resume and Cover Letter to:

 DeWitt Charter Township
ATTN:  Personnel Director
1401 West Herbison Road
DeWitt, MI  48820
Email to: jcoleman@dewitttwp.org

Opening Date: 09/28/2022  
Closing Date: 10/24/2022  

Contact Person: Personnel Director  
Telephone: 517-668-0270  
Email: jcoleman@dewitttwp.org