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Bellevue Police Department: Police Officer Closing Date: October 31, 2023

Village of Bellevue Police Department (1) Full Time Police Officer and or (2) Part Time Officers  

The Village of Bellevue is seeking qualified applicants for the position of full-time and part time police officers. 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 depending on experience 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

Part Time Officers schedules are very flexible with similar pay rates, but part time positions are not eligible for benefits. 

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