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Bellevue police Department: Full Time Police Officer Closing Date: August 31, 2023

The Village of Bellevue is seeking qualified applicants for the position of a full-time police officer. The Village of Bellevue was established in 1833, is located within Eaton County and has a current population of approximately 1300 residents. We are looking for a community-oriented police officer who is willing to be engaged with our residents, businesses, community and schools on a regular basis.

The selected applicant will be expected to execute the following duties and responsibilities:


  • Protects life and property through the enforcement of laws & regulations; Proactively patrols assigned areas
  • Responds to calls for police service
  • Conducts preliminary & follow-up criminal and traffic investigations
  • Conducts interviews
  • Prepares written reports and field notes of investigations and patrol activities
  • Arrest and processes criminals
  • Testifies in court
  • Emergency duties required during adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to exercise judgment in determining when to use force and to what degree
  • Operate a law enforcement vehicle under emergency conditions day or night
  • Comprehending legal documents including citations, affidavits, warrants and other documents.
  • Commanding emergency personnel at accident emergencies and disasters
  • Takes an active role in Community Oriented Policing 
  • Self-initiates traffic and/or criminal investigations.

Minimum Qualifications

Personal Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • No Criminal History
  • Excellent driving record with a valid Michigan Operators License
  • Must pass an extensive background investigation
  • Must pass physical exam according to MCOLES Standards
  • Must pass drug screen according to MCOLES Standards
  • Must pass vision test according to MCOLES Standards
  • Must pass hearing test according to MCOLES Standards


  • Associate degree in police administration, criminal justice, or a related area.


  • Has completed an MCOLES approved basic police academy or Recognition of Prior Training and Experience (RPTE) Program and is eligible for certification as a police officer in the state of Michigan. 


  • Must be available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Accordingly, work schedule will vary depending on department requirements, but will include shift work, weekends, and holidays.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree in police administration, criminal justice, or a related area.


  • One to three years of law enforcement preferred but not necessary.


Full Time Police Officers current base pay is between $20.00- $23.00 per hour with a comprehensive benefits package offering:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short / Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings
  • Paid Time Off
  • 13 Paid Holidays Off


Please submit in PDF format or Word document a cover letter and resume to