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Academy Sponsorship, Entry-Level, or Lateral Transfer: FT Police Officer

Company: Township of Kalamazoo Police Department
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

*Job Title: Academy Sponsorship, Entry Level, or Lateral Transfer: Full-Time Police Officer*

*Application Closing Date: Until filled*

*Contact Person: Lieutenant Darien Smith*

*Telephone: 269-567-7523*

*Apply Online: https://www.ktwp.org/police-employment-opportunities/*

*Academy Sponsorship*

* For candidates who have never been through a Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) sanctioned police academy, the Township of Kalamazoo Police Department offers an academy sponsorship where selected candidates will be paid while attending the police academy and have their academy costs paid for.

* For candidates currently enrolled in a MCOLES sanctioned police academy, the Township of Kalamazoo Police Department may reimburse academy costs and pay the candidate a base wage to complete the police academy.

*Entry Level (MCOLES Certifiable)*

* For candidates who have been through a MCOLES sanctioned police academy and have passed their State of Michigan licensure exam, but have never been a police officer, the Township of Kalamazoo Police Department may reimburse police academy costs for selected candidates.

*Lateral Transfer (MCOLES Certified or Out-of-State Candidates)*

* For candidates who are active law enforcement officers, the Township of Kalamazoo may match the candidate's current wages up to $37.23 per hour in 2023 and recognize up to 10 years of full-time service toward retiree health care.


The Township of Kalamazoo is located in southwest Michigan, in Kalamazoo County. The Township of Kalamazoo Police Department (TKPD) serves approximately 24,000 residents within 12 square miles and provides policing services for the City of Parchment. TKPD has an authorized strength of 43 sworn officers. Assignments include the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Unit, South West Enforcement Team (SWET) - MSP narcotics task force, Southwest Commercial Auto Recovery (SCAR) - MSP auto theft task force, School Resource Officers, Kalamazoo Metro S.W.A.T., Community Policing Unit, and more. The Township of Kalamazoo Police Department is accepting applications for qualified candidates who are highly motivated and career-oriented.

*Minimum Requirements:*

* Be 18 years of age

* Be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D. (college degree strongly preferred)

* Have no felony convictions; misdemeanors will be considered on a case-by-case basis

* Possess a valid driver's license and a good driving record

* Be a U.S. citizen

* Complete all phases of the selection process

* TKPD is a marijuana-free workplace

*Benefits and Wages:*

* Police Officer 1 starting salary in 2023 is $50,930.88 ($24.48/hour)

* Top pay after 5 years of service in 2023 is $77,454.62 ($37.23/hour)

* Top pay after 5 years of service in 2026 is $87,117.86 ($41.88/hour)

* Health insurance, including medical, dental, and optical

* Retiree health care provided

* Pension-Municipal Employees' Retirement System B4 - MERS Defined Benefit (2.5% multiplier per year of service)

* Personal Time - 24 hours per year

* Vacation Time - 1 to 3 years - 112 hours; 4 to 9 years - 168 hours; 9+ years - 240 hours

* Comp Time - Maintain up to 75 hours

* Sick Time - 96 hours per year

* Holidays - 10 per year (including floating holiday): when working a holiday, pay is double time and a half. Shifts go to minimum staffing on holidays. If off due to the shift going to minimum staffing on a scheduled holiday, you earn vacation time and are paid straight time for that day. If not scheduled for a holiday, you still earn vacation time for not working that day. You can earn an additional 100 hours of vacation by not working holidays in any given year.

* Flexible time off approval. Time off may be granted at any time, including the day of the shift, as long as minimum shift strength is met and there are no special considerations.

* Continued education benefit - 50% tuition reimbursement

* Equipment provided

* Uniform dry cleaning provided

* Annual boot and glove allowance of $300

* Longevity pay (6-9 years $100 per year, 10-14 years $125 per year, 15-19 years $150 per year, 20+ years $175 per year)

* Fitness incentive of $200 per year

* Quality training that goes beyond required annual qualifications

*To be considered for this position, complete an application online (https://ktwp.org/tkpd-employment-application/).*

Application information can be found at: https://www.ktwp.org/police-employment-opportunities/

If you have any questions, please email applications@ktwp.org.

The Township of Kalamazoo Police Department is committed to a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. We will continue to accept applications until all positions are filled.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,931.00 - $77,455.00 per year


* Dental insurance

* Employee assistance program

* Flexible spending account

* Health insurance

* Life insurance

* Paid time off

* Parental leave

* Retirement plan

* Tuition reimbursement

* Vision insurance


* 10 hour shift

* 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

* Kalamazoo, MI 49004: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

Keywords: Township of Kalamazoo Police Department, Kalamazoo , Academy Sponsorship, Entry-Level, or Lateral Transfer: FT Police Officer, Other , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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