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Village of Dundee Police Department: Police Officer Closing Date: February 23, 2024

Position Summary:
To perform responsible law enforcement which includes but not limited to the enforcement of laws and ordinances, prevention, detection and investigations of crime and delinquency. The apprehension of violators, the recovery of property, preservation of order and related police functions.

Essential Job Functions:
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties which the employee may be expected to perform. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  • Operate an emergency vehicle; during the day and night; in emergency and pursuit situations involving speeds more than posted limits, while exercising due care and caution; and, in congested traffic, unsafe road conditions, and environmental conditions such as fog, smoke, rain, ice and snow.
  • Identify wanted persons and vehicles; and locate stolen property and identify potential evidence, which requires the ability to distinguish color and perceive shapes.
  • Perform law enforcement patrol functions while working rotating shifts and unanticipated overtime.
  • Perform tasks which require lifting, carrying, or dragging people or heavy objects while performing arrest, rescue, or general patrol functions.
  • Perform searches of persons which involve touching and feeling to detect potential weapons and contraband.
  • Read and comprehend rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and the law for purposes of ensuring appropriate officer behavior/response and performing enforcement activities involving the public.
  • Conduct initial and follow-up investigations on complaints and crimes.
  • Performance of general or specialized patrol duties.
  • Responsible for criminal and non-criminal calls for service.
  • Perform traffic enforcement duties.
  • Provide protection for private and public property.
  • Take charge of emergency situations in the absence of a superior officer.
  • Effect an arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints.
  • Exercise independent judgment within legal guidelines, to determine when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest and when force may be used and to what degree.
  • Gather information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects, and confidential informants.
  • Ability to prepare written reports and forms accurately and completely.
  • Prepare investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations.
  • Communicate effectively over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications, often under adverse conditions such as siren usage and high-speed vehicle operations.
  • Communicate verbally and effectively by listening to people and by giving information, directions, and commands.
  • Perform other essential tasks as identified by the employment agency and/or the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards= job-task analysis.
  • Appear and testify in court hearings, proceedings, or trials, as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

  • High school graduation or GED equivalent and an associate degree is preferred.
  • State of Michigan Vehicle Operators License, a satisfactory driving record, and the ability to maintain one throughout employment.
  • Must possess valid and current MCOLES license for police officer (Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards).
  • Thorough knowledge of generally accepted police practices, methodology, administration practices, federal, state, and local code, policies, protocols, ordinances, and statutes.
  • Experience, skill and knowledge of office equipment, technology, and computer software, including Microsoft Office, Central Square, Zuercher, Lexis Nexis Crash UD10 Reporting, Court Innovations and Talon/LEIN.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness.
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of diplomacy in contentious or confrontational situations.
  • Ability to critically assess situations, problem-solve, and work effectively under stress, within deadlines and changes in work priorities.
  • Ability to research problems and to verbally present or write clear, concise, understandable, grammatically correct reports.
  • Considerable training in self-defense, crowd control, radar usage, precision driving, legal updates, first aid and other law enforcement training is preferred.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • The employee will have regular interactions with abnormal human behavior.
  • The duties may be hazardous and life threatening.
  • The employee may have to complete duties in all weather conditions.
  • There may be exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. Employees will be required to take necessary training and required vaccinations.

Starting Salary: $24.96 - $31.20 (per hour).

DOQ and benefits as outlined in the contract with the Police Officer Association of Michigan.

Application Process: Complete and turn in your application, resume, cover letter and a copy of MCOLES license of eligibility to: 
Deputy Chief Randy Sehl  rsehl@villageofdundee.net.