Police Officer

Kentwood, MI
Kentwood Police Department

Salary: $66535.00 – $84920.00 / Year.

Position Summary:

Responsible for performing a variety of public safety and law enforcement services to protect the life and property of the City’s residents and visitors.

Essential Functions:

  • Responds to calls, evaluates situations, investigates circumstances, acts appropriately and renders dispositions; performs searches as required and in accordance with established guidelines and policies.
  • Gathers information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining statements of victims, witnesses, suspects and confidential informants.
  • Composes clear and accurate criminal accident and information reports, search warrant affidavit, and other necessary reports and forms.
  • Patrols for in-progress crimes, to deter crime, and provide community education and awareness; provides information and assistance to public as required.
  • Accompanies prisoners to County jail for booking.
  • Prepares for and appears on-time and as scheduled for the purpose of testifying in court; presents self and acts in a professional manner.
  • Enforces state and local laws, conducts investigations; provides crowd and traffic control coverage at special events.
  • Ensures the effective cleaning and maintenance of facilities, patrol vehicles and equipment; reports need for maintenance to supervisor.
  • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit’s service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a team.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.


  • At least 18 years of age;
  • A United States citizen at the time of testing for the position;
  • No felony convictions;
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license prior to hire date;
  • Attended a police academy; and
  • Qualifies for MCOLES licensing by May 31st, 2024.