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Grand Valley Police Department: Public Safety Officer Closing Date: February 16, 2024

This is a uniformed and armed police position charged with enforcing state/local laws and the rules of the university. Patrols the campus in a marked unit. Responds to emergency calls for service. Arrest and issue citations as necessary. Provide backup assistance when dispatched. 

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Associates Degree and/or equivalent experience.
  • Applicants must be currently MCOLES certified or licensable as a police officer as defined by MCOLES at time of hire. 
  • Valid State of Michigan driver's license with an acceptable traffic record.
  • No criminal record, which will question credibility or public trust, expected of an officer.
  • Possess good moral character as determined by a favorable comprehensive background investigation.
  • Physical, mental and emotional ability to execute duties.
  • Available to work any shift.
  • Knowledge of current laws, standards and police procedures. Ability to learn and operate all communication equipment.
    Ability to maintain a satisfactory work performance and attendance record.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • This is a uniformed and armed police position charged with enforcing state/local laws and the rules of the university.
  • Patrols the campus in a marked unit and responds to emergency calls for service.
  • Arrest and issue citations as necessary.
  • Respond to and investigate complaints as received or as the department requires.
  • Testify at court and subsequent hearings. Serve subpoenas and warrants as requested.
  • Responsible for the safety and protection of the campus community, its personnel and property.
  • Act as a liaison between campus community and area law enforcement agencies
  • Attend and complete by demonstrating proficiency all required in-service training programs which include Medical First Responder training and certification.
  • Performs other similar and related duties as directed by supervisor.
  • Applicants that make it past the initial screening will be required to complete and submit a personal history statement form provided by the Department of Public Safety.

For information on the steps involved in the hiring process, please visit our website at https://www.gvsu.edu/dps/gvpd-recruitment-145.htm.

Salary:  Starting at $29.03 per hour with yearly increases per contract

Department/Division:  Public Safety

Campus: Allendale / Grand Rapids

How To Apply: Please include a cover letter and resume.  The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically.  On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.