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Muskegon Heights Police Department: Full-time Police Officer Closing Date: January 31, 2023

The City of Muskegon Heights is seeking several qualified candidates for the position of Full-time Police Officer. Duties include patrolling city streets, parks, and commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, Control vehicular traffic, prevent or detect crimes, and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies, and other law violations while obtaining evidence and compiling information regarding crimes. Police officers will prepare cases for filing of charges, testifying in court, and related activities. Carry out duties in conformance with Federal, State, and city ordinances, departmental policies, and procedures.  This position requires substantial contact with the general public, court officials, and other city officials in the performance of police operating activities.

Requirements: 

  • Associate degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration, or a related field required or
  • Licensed, licensable as a police officer by MCOLES. 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and be 21 years or older at the time of employment.
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver's license.
  • No felony convictions and/or disqualifying criminal histories.
  • Must be able to read and write the English language;
  • Must be of good moral character.
  • Ability to successfully complete all phases of the selection process 

Special requirements:

  • Pass an extensive personal and professional background check
  • Pass medical, psychological, and drug testing.

Essential job functions:

  • Respond to calls for service
  • Make arrests
  • Prepare narrative crime reports and non-criminal reports, criminal investigations and follow-up traffic crash investigations
  • Participate in training sessions 
  • Participate in community-oriented events
  • Display a positive and professional attitude and demeanor.
  • Detain search and question suspects as appropriate.

Applicants should also possess the ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations; the ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers, and supervisors; ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions, ability to follow verbal and written instructions; ability to learn the City's geography. 

Hours and Wages:

This is a full-time position with 12-hour shifts with a starting salary of $22.14 - 27.01 hr. D.O.E. with benefits.

  • Healthcare Package: Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverages for Officers and Eligible Dependents
  • MERS retirement
  • Longevity Pay
  • Paid sick time
  • Twelve Paid Holidays
  • Comp-time option
  • Educational bonuses for higher education degrees
  • Clothing Allowance/ Initial equipment is provided 

TO APPLY, SUBMIT A COVER LETTER, RESUME, AND COMPLETED EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION TO: 

JESSIE FRANKLIN 
CITY OF MUSKEGON HEIGHTS
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
2724 PECK ST MUSKEGON HEIGHTS MI 49444   

APPLICATION MAY BE OBTAINED AT MUSKEGON HEIGHTS CITY HALL OR ONLINE AT https://muskegonheights.us/ AT RESIDENTS // DOCUMENTS.

Opening Date: 11/01/2022  
Closing Date: 01/31/2023  

Contact Person: Detective Marvin Petty  
Telephone: 231-733-8909  
Email: Marvin.Petty@mcd911.net