Police Recruit

Kentwood, MI
Kentwood Police Department

Salary: $24.64 – $24.64 / Hour.

Position Summary:

A Police Recruit is a police academy student assigned as a temporary employee within the Police Department intended to result in reclassification of Patrol Officer, contingent upon satisfactory completion of the police academy, background checks, and other Patrol Officer requirements. The Police Recruit reports to the Professional Standards Division Police Captain or their designee.

Essential Functions:

  • Attends formal training classes at the Grand Rapids Community College Police Academy and/or a similar MCOLES approved facility in preparation for reclassification to Patrol Officer.
  • Attends an orientation period at the Police Department.
  • Completes training assignments (resulting from the orientation period).
  • Learns the Department’s policies and procedures.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States at the time of testing.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must have a valid Michigan driver’s license.
  • Must not have any felony convictions or certain misdemeanor convictions.