Learn More About a Career with the Kentwood Police Department Oct. 11

Learn More About a Career with the Kentwood Police Department Oct. 11

Community members are invited to learn more about a career with the Kentwood Police Department at a recruitment event Wednesday, Oct. 11.

The event will take place at the Kentwood Police Department, 4742 Walma Ave. SE, from 6-8 p.m. Individuals who attend will learn more about KPD’s sponsored police recruit position and other employment opportunities, connect with current team members, tour the department and more.

The event will include two one-hour informational sessions held at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. that will provide an overview about working for the department. Attendees only need to attend one of the sessions, which will cover the same information. Tours, networking and opportunities to learn more about specialized units at KPD will follow. Refreshments will be provided.

“We’re fortunate to have a department filled with passionate individuals who are committed to serving the Kentwood community,” Police Chief Litwin said. “We’re looking for more community members who have that heart for service and are looking to join a supportive, dynamic police department.”

The event will provide information about a variety of opportunities with KPD, with a special focus on the sponsored police recruit position. Through this unique position, KPD will provide selected applicants a full scholarship to attend the Grand Valley State University Police Academy or another approved police training program in spring 2024. No prior law enforcement experience is required to apply for this position.

Sponsored recruits receive competitive pay throughout the academy, comprehensive health insurance, life insurance, a 12% employer contribution to retirement, continuing education and training in addition to the academy sponsorship. Individuals who successfully complete the academy and other required certifications and training will be sworn in as patrol officers with the Kentwood Police Department.

No registration is required for the event and no prior law enforcement experience is necessary to attend.

Individuals who are interested in working for KPD but cannot attend the event should contact Recruitment Officer Ryan Smith at smithr@kentwood.us.

For more information about the event, visit kentwood.us/KPD2023 or check out the Kentwood Police Department’s Facebook page. To explore current job openings and apply, visit kentwood.us/employment.