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Grand Rapids Police Department

About Grand Rapids Police Department

The Grand Rapids Police Department is currently recruiting qualified men and women for the position of police officer. The most important duty of a Grand Rapids Police Officer is to protect life and property. This responsibility is achieved by the enforcement of statutes and ordinances and by providing a variety of services to the people in the community. Police Officers perform their duties pursuant to the Departments Manual of Procedures, with a variety of training programs that are presented periodically to all employees. Examples of Work: Conduct patrol activity in assigned beats for the purpose of preventing or controlling criminal activity. Enforce statutes and ordinances. Respond to requests for police services in a professional and courteous manner. Conduct a variety of investigative responsibilities pursuant to criminal incidents and eventually testifying in a court setting. Initiate and complete covert investigative activities regarding drug enforcement, prostitution, and other illegal activities in the community. Deliver services in assigned neighborhood patrol districts that are designed to prevent and control serious or frequent neighborhood problems. Work with neighborhood associations, schools, and other "service providers" in the community with the intent of assisting residents to live and work more safely. How to Become a Grand Rapids Police Officer: For those who have completed an M.C.O.L.E.S approved police academy, the hiring process is laid out as follows: • Application submitted through NEOGOV • Mandatory Informational Meeting • Civil Service Test • Panel Interview • Background Investigation • Chiefs Interview • Conditional Offer of Employment • Physical and Psychological Screen • 8-Week In-House Orientation • 17-Week Field Training Program • One Year Probationary Period For those who have not completed an M.C.O.L.E.S approved police academy, the hiring process is laid out as follows: • Application submitted through NEOGOV • Mandatory Informational Meeting • Civil Service Test • M.C.O.L.E.S Test (Reading/Writing & Physical/Agility) • Panel Interview • Background Investigation • Chiefs Interview • Conditional Offer of Employment • Physical and Psychological Screen • Police Academy • 8-Week In-House Orientation • 17-Week Field Training Program • One Year Probationary Period Benefits: • Salary: $46,730 (Recruit Step) up to $76,525 (Senior Officer Pay after 10 years) • Numerous overtime opportunities • Defined Benefit Pension Plan (2.0 multiplier with option of purchasing up to 2.8) • Vacation Time (80 hours for the first year and 8 hours earned each subsequent year, for a maximum of 200 hours.) • Maternity/Paternity Leave up to 80 hours (Does not count against vacation or sick time) • All equipment is provided (except boots and flashlight) • Numerous training opportunities throughout the year (firearms, subject control, first aid/CPR…etc…) • Several different specialty units (Special Response Team, K9, Investigations, Training Unit…etc…)

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Police Intern

July 2019 Grand Rapids, MI
“It’s in my field of what I want to study and become. I get to surround myself with officers and detectives on a daily basis.”
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