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Kalkaska Department of Public Safety

The Kalkaska Department of Public Safety is seeking a full-time (40-hours/weekly) MCOLES certified or certifiable Police Officer. Pay will range from $20.25/hours to $26.50/hours depending on experience.  Top pay for officers is $28.58/hour currently and will be $31.23 in March of 2026.  Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, an associate's degree or greater in Criminal Justice or related field and/or completion of a State of Michigan accredited Police Academy training program. The applicant must have good interpersonal-public relation skills and be able to work a variety of shifts including holidays and weekends.  Applicant must be a Michigan resident, no felony convictions, have a good driving record and be at least 21 years old. Please send letter of interest with an attached resume to: Kalkaska Department of Public Safety, 200 Hyde St., Kalkaska, MI 49646 by the April 18th deadline.

The applicant must also meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Be a Michigan Resident
  • Possess a valid Michigan driver's license with good driving history
  • MCOLES license
  • Possess an Associate degree in criminal justice or related field from an accredited college and successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation, medical examination and drug screen.

You may Email resumes AND a completed Village of Kalkaska application ( to: Resumes must include work experience and professional references.

The village of Kalkaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Provider. 

Opening Date: 02/15/2023  
Closing Date: 03/10/2023  

Contact Person: Chief Aaron Popa  
Telephone: 231-258-9081