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Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety: Public Safety Officer Closing Date: December 23, 2022

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety - Public Safety Officer
OPENING DATE:  December 9, 2022
CLOSING DATE:  December 23, 2022

Public Safety Department
Type of Position:  Public Safety Officer – Entry Level 

Start Date:  Must be available for hire May 9, 2023 (for full-time KDPS training schedule)

Work Hours / Days:  12 hour shifts (w/7 day off stretch)
*PSOs work 14 days in a 28-day rotation with 2 weekends off per month 

Starting pay effective 1/1/2023 as follows:

Recruits:  $49,554.96/yr. (no certifications and no experience necessary)
Police Academy Graduates:
(Licensable): $49,554.96/yr.  (1st 4-6 mo.) Police Officer start rate 
$55,451.76/yr. (PSO rate, fully cross-trained) 
Step increases to $82,511.52/yr. (top of scale)
Licensed: $55,451.76 to $64,100.40 (dependent on yrs. of experience)

Public Safety Officers (PSOs) protect and serve the community by responding to calls for service involving police, fire, and medical emergencies, in a professional and caring manner, to enhance the quality of life for all people in the City of Kalamazoo.  A PSO is fully cross-trained/certified in Police, Firefighting & Medical 1st Responder duties, and also performs duties that deter crime and build community trust based on 21st Century Policing principles, including regular outreach and engagement with citizens.  

Wages and Benefits:
Paid Police/Fire/MFR training
Public Act 88 qualified
Residency Bonus (restrictions apply)
Spanish Language Hiring Bonus
Excellent healthcare benefits and defined benefit pension
Eligible for Veteran On-The-Job Training Education Benefits
Eligible for Federal Direct Student Loan Forgiveness Program

The City of Kalamazoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We strive to be a diverse, equitable, inclusive employer by creating an environment where different perspectives and experiences are welcomed and encouraged.  This approach will give each current and potential employee the opportunity to learn, grow and contribute to the City of Kalamazoo.

Must apply online from 12/9/2022 and 12/23/2022 at:

Opening Date: 12/09/2022
Closing Date: 12/23/2022
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