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St. Joseph Department of Public Safety: Public Safety Officer Closing Date: November 25, 2023

The City of St. Joseph Department of Public Safety is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Public Safety Officer.  Candidates must be MCOLES licensed or eligible for licensing as a police officer upon completion from the police academy.  Firefighter 1 and 2 is preferred but not necessary.  Please send a cover letter and resume with three references to the City of St. Joseph, Personnel Department, 700 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085 by Saturday, November 25, 2023, or to  Applications and full description are also available online at

The City of St. Joseph is located in Berrien County on the shores of Lake Michigan and is the Rivera of the Midwest.

Starting salary is $68,000 and wage increases if you have prior experience.  

Benefits include:

  • Defined Benefits Pension Plan
  • Health Insurance Plan
  • Dental/Vision Insurance Plan
  • Cleaning Allowance
  • Tier pay up to $1500 per assignment per year
  • Food Allowance of $1,800 per year
  • 12-hour shift with 4 hours of built-in overtime per pay period
  • Holiday pay
  • Educational bonus for college degrees