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Village of Elk Rapids Police Department: School Resource Officer Closing Date: April 28, 2023

Department: Village of Elk Rapids Police Department
Position Type: Full-Time, Union
Supervised by: Chief of Police
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Supervises: No supervisory responsibility
Compensation: $22.79 - $28.49 per hour depending on experience and union contract requirement.
Location: Elk Rapids Public Schools Benefits Eligible: Yes
Telecommuting Eligibility: Not eligible for telecommuting.

Elk Rapids Public Schools, in partnership with the Village of Elk Rapids Police Department, is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a School Resource Officer. The school system consists of four schools: two elementary, one middle school, and one high school. Elk Rapids School District serves over 100 square miles (much of which is water!) and is a popular “receiving” school-of-choice. The district boasts area-wide top ACT scores, a full complement of sports and extracurricular activities, top-ranking special needs programming, and Northern Michigan’s first International Baccalaureate World School certification for its middle school.

The mission of the School Resource Officer program is to improve school safety and the educational climate within the district. This position will deal with matters relating to criminal law issues, not to enforce school discipline or punish students. A successful candidate for this position will have an interest in partnering to provide educational resources on safety plans, communicate with people of all ages and backgrounds, enforce local, state, and federal laws, and be able to effectively investigate and document relevant crimes and incidents.

View Community Profile and Position Summary here (link).

To Apply: Submit the following documents to with subject line, School Resource Officer Position:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Village application form (link)
  • Copy of current MCOLES license

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Preferred Law Enforcement experience.
  • MCOLES licensed as a law enforcement officer in the State of Michigan.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a valid Michigan Driver’s License and an insurable driving record, along with the ability to complete specialized driver training courses related to emergency vehicles. Must have and maintain a good driving record.
  • Must be willing to work a variety of shifts.
  • Criminal background check, pre-employment evaluations and drug screening required.
  • Must possess a High School Diploma/GED.
  • Associate degree in law enforcement OR Bachelor degree in any discipline preferred.
  • Prior experience working with youth preferred.

Please read the community profile and position summary as well as the full job description for job functions, required knowledge, skills, abilities, and qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.

The Village of Elk Rapids is an equal opportunity employer; qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category.

For questions, please call the ERPD @ 231-264-6592

Opening Date: 4/6/2023
Closing Date: 4/28/2023