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GRPD hiring for sponsored police recruits

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Posted at 7:35 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 19:35:36-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — GRPD is looking for “service-driven and honor-bound" individuals to join its team of police recruits.

No prior law enforcement training is needed, according to a news release.

Candidates hired will be sponsored to attend the Grand Valley State University Police Academy in May 2021.

“Our department is looking for quality candidates who want to join a team that expects the very best and provides a level of service that is continually seen as being among the finest in Michigan,” said Lieutenant Maureen O’Brien, commander of the community engagement unit. “We are dedicated to hiring community-minded, self-motivated and goal-oriented individuals to join our law enforcement family. We strive to ensure equity, fairness and diversity in our hiring practices and we encourage anyone interested in public service to apply.”

Applicants must pass a civil service exam and meet the following minimum licensing requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Possess U.S. citizenship
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Possess a valid Michigan driver’s license
  • No felony crimes
  • Good moral character
  • Pass a comprehensive background investigation
  • Pass MCOLES exams, evaluations and screenings
  • Pass an oral board interview

Applications and the full job description can be found here.