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KENTWOOD POLICE OFFICERS
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT? JOIN OUR TEAM! 

Join the Kentwood Police Department, a team that provides police service to a diverse community of more than 54,000 residents, covering approximately 21 square miles. Kentwood is a growing, prosperous, and welcoming city with vibrant neighborhoods and flourishing businesses that make it a wonderful place to live and work.

The City of Kentwood Police Department is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of full-time Police Officer.  We are looking for ambitious men and women with high moral integrity and a strong work ethic.

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minimum requirements: 

  • Successful completion of two (2) years of college level coursework;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Be a United States citizen at the time of testing for the position;
  • Must not have any felony convictions;
  • Possess a valid Michigan driver's license prior to hire date;
  • Must have attended a police academy; and
  • Be MCOLES certified or certifiable
Salary:
  • Starting pay as of July 1 2022 is $30.61 per hour ($63,671 annually).
  • Top pay as of July 1 2022 (after four years) is $39.07 per hour ($81,236 annually).
BENEFITS:
  • Overtime:
    • Paid at 1.5x or option to convert to compensatory time off
  • Comprehensive health insurance:
    • Health, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance
  • Vacation Time:
    • 80 hrs after six months, 160 hrs annually, may carry over up to 348 hrs
    • 12 paid holidays 
  • Retirement:
    • 401K with 15% total contribution (9% employer, 6% employee)
  • Paid Sick Leave:
    • 96 hours accrued annually 
  • Paid Parental Leave:
    • Four (4) weeks paid leave following birth or adoption
    • Additional two weeks for employees giving birth 
  • Continuing education and training
SPECIALIZED UNITS:

Detective Bureau Special
Investigations Unit
Metro Pattern
Crime Task Force 
Combined
Auto Theft Team
Traffic 
Enforcement 
Motorcycle
Unit
Bicycle Unit Community
Services Officer
School Resource
Officer
Field
Training Officer
Honor
Guard
Special
Response Team
Firearms
Instructor 
Reality Based
Training Instructor

Patrol Officer


Officer r. smith
phone: (616) 656-6685
E-Mail:
SMITHR@KENTWOOD.US
WWW.KENTWOOD.US/EMPLOYMENT