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Three Rivers Police Department: Police Academy Sponsorship Closing Date December 31, 2023

This posting is for non-certified applicants. Candidates who are hired will be required to join the Three Rivers Police Reserves on a part-time basis until placement into a certified law enforcement academy. Upon successful completion of the academy, the Recruit will be promoted to Officer status, and begin the field training process. 

The City of Three Rivers is a small community, with a population of 7,953, located in southwest Michigan, St. Joseph County. The Police Department consists of the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief, 5 Sergeants, and 8 Police Officers. The Department currently has one Sergeant assigned as the Detective, 2 Officers assigned as K9 Officers, 3 Evidence Techs, and assignments to the St. Joseph County Major Crimes Task Force and Special Response Team. Officers work 12-hour shifts with every other weekend off. 

Minimum requirements:   

  • High school graduate or GED
  • MI Driver's License
  • Possess the knowledge and ability to perform the job functions required for the position
  • Preferred: Assoc. Degree, Criminal Justice. 

This is a full-time union position with excellent benefits: 

  • MERS B-3 plan, 2.25% multiplier, F50/25 and F55/15 early retirement riders and 10-year vesting. Employees only contribute 7.4% to the cost of their retirement benefit. 
  • Vacation rate is 90 hours after 1 year of employment and 200 hours after 15 years of employment. 
  • 13 paid holidays including a floating birthday holiday. 
  • Starting pay is $23.70 an hour going to $29.32 an hour after 2 years of service per Union contract. 
  • Excellent health, dental and optical insurance. Employees pay 15% of the monthly premium.