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Bridgman Police Department: Full time Police Officer (entry level or experienced) Closing Date: December 29, 2023
October 27, 2023
Located along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, the City of Bridgman (population 2096) is a charming community in southwest Berrien County and an easy driving distance from Chicago, South Bend and Grand Rapids. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a full-time patrol officer. Join our team and work in a community that supports our officers, has an outstanding public school system, and provides the enjoyable balance of a quaint small town in the spring, fall and winter, and a bustling destination in the summer.
Bridgman Police Department will consider sponsorship of a qualified candidate for a 2024 Police Academy to fill this vacancy.
Our officers proudly provide law enforcement services to citizens residing in and visiting the City of Bridgman.
Typical duties and responsibilities:
- Investigate reports of crimes, accidents, and other incidents.
- Gather, protect, and process evidence.
- Enforce ordinances and statutes, making arrests where appropriate, processing and protecting prisoners as required.
- Providing traffic and parking enforcement and traffic control.
- Responding to other calls for service, such as motorist?s assists, etc.
- Complete all necessary reports, tickets, forms, and in-house paperwork as required.
- Check out suspicious subjects, vehicles, and situations.
- Serve subpoenas and other documents as required.
- As appropriate, conduct property checks of businesses, public buildings and areas, and private homes.
- Provide preventive patrol.
Qualifications for a Police Officer:
- Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Successfully complete all phases of the selection process.
- Have completed training at an accredited police academy and be licensed through MCOLES is preferred.
- Must possess a valid driver's license and very good driving record.
- Must be willing to work holidays, weekends and all shifts assigned. Officers currently work 10-to-12-hour shifts, have every other weekend off & receive 1 hour off every 12-hour shift for health time.
- Must pass an extensive background investigation.
Qualification for an Academy Sponsorship:
- Be 21 years of age
- Be a high school graduate or have GED
- Have no felony convictions; misdemeanors will be considered on a case-by-case basis
- Possess a valid driver's license and good driving record
- To be considered, applicants must pass the MCOLES reading and writing exam as well as the physical agility test: Testing
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Successfully complete all phases of the selection process
- BPD is a marijuana-free workplace
Starting salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Holiday premiums and overtime are available. Eligible for longevity pay after 5 years.
Comprehensive Benefit Package:
- MERS B-4 defined benefit pension
- Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance benefits for employee and eligible dependents
- Employer paid life and disability insurance
- Health Savings Account, Employer Contribution equal to deductible
- Holidays - 9 per year
- Vacation - starts at 2 weeks per year, maximum of 4 weeks per year.
- Sick Leave - 56 hours per year; eligible to accumulate up to 480 hours
- Personal Leave - 24 hours per year
Submit application, cover letter, and resume to Chief Daniel Unruh at email@example.com
Questions may be directed to Chief Unruh or HR Director, Debbie Lambrix at firstname.lastname@example.org