THE CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS invites applications for the position of: POLICE OFFICER
By the City of Grand Rapids, Human Resources
Jul 9, 2017 - 3:26:26 PM
$21.94 - $34.25 Hourly
$45,636.00 - $71,236.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 06/26/17
CLOSING DATE: 07/25/1711:59 PM
NATURE OF WORK:
Police officers assist the Grand Rapids community by
protecting life and property, enforcing the law, and working with citizens
to address neighborhood problems related to crime and disorder.
Patrols a designated area of the city on foot, bicycle, and/or in a patrol
car to detect and deter criminal activity, disorderly conduct and traffic
violations. Preserve the peace at public gatherings and neighborhood
Responds to calls for service relating to traffic incidents, domestic
disputes, reports of criminal activity, lost or missing persons, public
services duties, citizen assistance or other incidents and taking the
appropriate action. Communicates important information to fellow officers,
dispatchers and other agencies via radio, computer and other methods while responding
to calls for service.
Pursues, apprehends and arrests criminal offenders. Uses physical force,
handcuffs and other restraints in accordance with department policy.
Conducts prisoner transfers and processing which may include searches of
persons, assisting in the execution of judicial warrants for seizure of
blood or other body fluids, and removal of personal possessions for safety
or evidentiary purposes.
Performs lawful searches of people, vehicles, buildings and other personal
property. Seizes and processes evidence in accordance with departmental
policy. Serves criminal warrants.
Enforces criminal law, local ordinances, and traffic regulations by issuing
traffic or misdemeanor citations, verbal warnings, or taking the offender
Provides rescue functions and assistance to other agencies at accidents,
emergencies and disasters, administering medical first-aid when necessary.
Conducts a thorough investigation of all criminal offenses and other
incidents within area of assignment and scope of authority. Interviews
complaints, suspects and witnesses to criminal activity.
Completes all required reports and forms relating to accidents, criminal
offenses and other incidents.
Testifies in criminal, civil, or administrative court cases when required.
Reads and applies department policies, rules, regulations, instructions,
laws and ordinances, and general literature pertaining to policing.
Attends training in criminal investigation, firearms, defensive tactics,
legal updates, community policing, first aid/CPR and other topics when
Inspects and maintains firearm, uniform, patrol car, and other assigned
Officers may receive other specialized duty assignments including but not
limited to: special investigation, K-9 handler, firearms instructor, field
training officer, community police officer, tactical or special response
team member, or assignment with regional task forces. Performs other duties as required.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
MUST BE currently licensed or meet all current Michigan
Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES)
requirements for licensing eligibility by December 15, 2017.
Must be at least 18 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
Candidates for positions in this class are required to meet initial
employment requirements as established by the Civil Service Board.
Must take and receive a passing score on the Grand Rapids
Civil Service Exam for Police Officers.
OTHER NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants for employment with the City of Grand Rapids as a
Police Officer must successfully complete the selection process as outlined
below. Candidates must qualify in each step of the process in order to
proceed to the next step.
Must take and receive a passing score on the Grand Rapids
Civil Service Exam for Police Officers. The written exam is scheduled
for August 9, 2017THERE IS NO CHARGE/COST FOR THIS EXAM. (Study guides and sample exams
are available for a fee from the testing
company.Information is available at:https://www.ApplyToServe.com/Study/)
Meet all MCOLES Standards, as follows:
may be denied a license for the disqualifying offenses described in
the accompanying comments: judgment of verdict of guilt; judgement or
verdict of guilt but mentally ill; plea of guilty; plea of nolo
contendere; an order delaying sentence; probation under the Holmes
Youthful Trainee Act; probation for first-time drug offenses under MCL
333.7411; and probation for first-time domestic violence offense under
MCL 769.4a (Felony adjudications, Felony expungements, or Felony set
aside under Michigan Law or substantially corresponding laws of
another jurisdiction. Adjudications of guilt for violations or
attempted violations of: A penal law punishable of more than 1 year;
or Operating while intoxicated/drugged, 2nd Offense within 7 years;
Misdemeanor possession of drugs [except marijuana] and Misdemeanor Use
of Drugs; 2nd Offense Domestic Violence; Assault and Battery 1 year
and First Offense Domestic Violence 1 year; Misdemeanor Stalking)
good moral character as determined by a favorable comprehensive
background investigation covering school and employment records, home
environment, and personal traits and integrity. (Arrests and expunged
convictions, all previous law violations and personal protection
- Possess a
valid operators or chauffeur's license (all 50 states, DC, territories
of the US and Canada – May not be in a state of suspension or
- 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
These requirements are mandated by the State of Michigan
Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, Lansing, Michigan (517) 322-1417.
For further details of MCOLES requirements, you may also
OUT-OF-STATE CERTIFIED OFFICERS: Please contact the Commission on
Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) at (517)322-1417 to determine your
eligibility and available dates for the Recognition of Prior
Training and Experience Program. This program MUST be
completed prior to December 15, 2017.
THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
THIS POSITION IS NOT COVERED BY SOCIAL SECURITY. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT
THIS, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
FOR APPLICANT PLANNING PURPOSES A TIMELINE FOLLOWS:
Timeline:(some dates are approximate and may change
depending on facility availability)
Application Deadline: July 25, 2017
Written Civil Service examination with orientation to follow:
August 9, 2017
(link:How to prepare for the examinations)
Background Packets Due Date:Packets must be completed
and returned by 5:00 pm August 25, 2017.
Pre-screen of Background Packets: August 28 –August 30, 2017.
Interviews: September 11-13, 2017.
Chief's Interviews: November 13-15, 2017
8 Week In House Orientation (for those selected): December 18, 2017
Oath of Office: February 8, 2018
PLEASE NOTE: All communication regarding this position will
be done via email. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email
address is up-to-date on your account profile.
If you are submitting an application that was used for job openings in the
past, please make sure your information is current before submitting for
this or other opportunities.
**SHOULD AN APPLICANT REQUIRE ANY DISABILITY RELATED ACCOMMODATION OR
OTHER CONSIDERATION IN THE APPLICATION OR SELECTION PROCESS, PLEASE
CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.**
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