|TKPD is currently accepting
applications for the position of
POLICE OFFICER 1
TKPD is currently accepting applications for the position of
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The Township of Kalamazoo Police Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of
Police Officer 1.
The Township of Kalamazoo is located in Western Michigan, in Kalamazoo County. The
Township of Kalamazoo Police Department serves a population of approximately 24,000 residents
within a 12 square mile area in the Township and the City of Parchment
The Township of Kalamazoo Police Department has an authorized strength of 32 sworn officers.
Assignments include the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Unit, and other specialized units.
The Department responds to approximately 16,000 calls for service per year.
The Township of Kalamazoo Police Department is accepting applications for qualified candidates
who are highly motivated and career oriented. The minimum requirements for employment with
our department are:
Be 21 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 very good driving record
Be M.C.O.L.E.S. certified or certifiable by December 22, 2014
Be a U.S. citizen
Successfully complete all phases of the selection process
BENEFITS & WAGES
Police Officer 1 starting salary in 2014 is $44,158.40
Top pay after 6 years of service in 2014 is $62,691.20
Excellent health insurance, including medical, dental and optical
Municipal Employees’ Retirement System B4 – MERS Defined Benefit
Personal Time – 24 hours per year
Vacation Time – 1 to 3 years – 14 days; 4 to 9 years – 21 days; 10+ years – 30 days
Holidays – 10 per year
Continued education – 50% tuition reimbursement
Uniform and equipment provided
Applications along with cover letter and resume may be sent to Sgt. Larry Haynor, Township of
Kalamazoo Police Department,1720 Riverview Drive, Kalamazoo, MI, 49004-1099 or by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants chosen to take the written test will be notified by email. An
applicant may not test more than twice in four years, and may not test in consecutive testing
sessions unless those sessions are at least one year apart.
Application accepted through 8:00 a.m. September 2, 2014.