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Woodland Township: Part-Time Police Officer Closing Date: August 31, 2023

The Township of Woodland within Barry County is seeking qualified applicants for the position of a Part-Time Police Officer. This position will be generally scheduled to work 10 hours a week. 

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.

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. 

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.


  • Part-Time Police Officers current base pay rate is $21.80 per hour. 


Please submit in PDF format or Word document a cover letter and resume to WoodlandTownshipPolice@Gmail.comAttention: Chief Griffin.

Opening Date: 04/20/2023  
Closing Date: 08/31/2023  

Contact Person: Chief Timothy Griffin   
Telephone: 269-367-4915