Patrol Officer

South Haven, MI
South Haven Police Department

Salary: $26.90 – $34.92.

Position Summary:
Located along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, the City of South Haven is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time patrol officer to provide law enforcement services to citizens residing in and visiting South Haven and South Haven Township. Come work in a community that supports our officers, has an outstanding school and healthcare system, and provides the enjoyable balance of a quant small town in the spring, fall and winter, and a bustling destination in the summer.
Essential Functions:

• Investigate reports of crimes, accidents, and other incidents.
• Gather, protect, and process evidence.
• Enforce ordinances and statutes, making arrests where appropriate; processing and protecting prisoners as required.
• Providing traffic and parking enforcement and traffic control.
• Responding to other calls for service, such as motorist’s assists, etc.
• Complete all necessary reports, tickets, forms, and in-house paper work as required.
• Check out suspicious subjects, vehicles, and situations.
• Serve subpoenas and other paper work as required.
• Do court work as required, including obtaining warrants, and doing arraignments.
• As appropriate, conduct property checks of businesses, public buildings and areas, and private homes.
• Provide preventive patrol.
• Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.


  • Applicants must have high school diploma or equivalent and have completed training at an accredited police academy. A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field is preferred.
  • All full-time employees with jobs that require being on call or emergency response are required to establish a bona fide residence and their primary domicile within a fifty-mile radius of the city limits within six months after completion of their probationary period and to maintain residency as a condition of continued employment.
  • Required to be MCOLES certifiable/eligible by Feb 1, 2024.
  • Must have a valid State of Michigan Driver’s License and good driving record.
  • Requires frequent use of a motor vehicle, personal computer, including word processing programs, calculator, telephone, copier, fax machine, two-way radio, body camera, and weaponry.