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Marshall Police Department: Sponsored Police Recruit Closing Date: April 7, 2024

This recruitment process is for the selection of candidates to be hired by the City of Marshall in August 2024, at which time selected candidates will be sponsored to attend the Kellogg Community College Police Academy.  A mandatory Police Academy Orientation at Kellogg Community College (KCC), will be held on July 31, 2024. The Police Academy starts on August 05, 2024 and concludes on December 13, 2024 with the Recognition Ceremony on December 16, 2024.  The MCOLES Licensure Exam is scheduled for December 17, 2024.  You must be available for the orientation and entire training academy and pass the MCOLES State Licensing Exam for Police Officers at the end of the academy.

If selected, you will be a paid City of Marshall Police Department non-union employee from the start of the Academy in August 2024 with the expectation that your employment will continue, and gain union status, after academy graduation and passing the licensing exam, which would result in promotion to the Police Officer classification.

Marshall Police Officers respond to emergency calls for service on a 24-hour a day basis. These positions perform duties that deter crime, respond to citizen calls for service, protects property, and resolves conflicts between different people.  Officers interact with the public on a daily basis.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and be able to obtain a Michigan's Driver's license by date of hire.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Some experience involving communicating with people under varying circumstances.
  • Ability to pass a background investigation.
  • Ability to meet MCOLES requirements.

  • Pass MCOLES Reading and Writing Exam
  • Pass MCOLES Physical Fitness pre-employment examinations within 180 days of starting a Police Academy
  • Other MCOLES minimum requirements reference the following standards:  Physical Ability, Hearing standards, Psychological Fitness, Vision/Color standards, Training requirements, Licensing Exam, Fingerprinting, Oral Interview and drug testing.

Application: Submitted Online No Later Than April 7th 2024.
City of Marshall Entrance Exam: 4pm Thursday April 18th 2024.
Oral Panel Interview: Wednesday April 24th 2024.
Pre-Screening Interview: Date TBD
MCOLES Reading/Writing/Physical Exams: Friday May 10th 2024.
Physical Fitness Test information can be found on the MCOLES website.
Reading and Writing Test information can be found on the MCOLES website.
Personal History Statement
Background Investigation
Post Background Investigation Interview
Chief’s Interview
Conditional Offer of Employment
City of Marshall Physical Exam
City of Marshall Psychological Exam
Academy Orientation (Mandatory):  July 31, 2024
Police Academy begins:  August 05, 2024
Police Academy concludes:  December 13, 2024
Recognition Ceremony:  December 16, 2024
Licensure Exam:  December 17, 2024
Police Recruit status changed to Police Officer status upon passing the Licensure Exam.