|The Grand Rapids Police Department is not currently accepting applications for the position of police officer.
Check out the Department's Recruiting Blog Job Description Nature of Work:
The most important duty of a Grand Rapids Police Officer is to protect life and property. This responsibility is achieved by the enforcement of statutes and ordinances and by providing a variety of services to the people in the community.
Police Officers perform their duties pursuant to the Departments Manual of Procedures, with a variety of training programs that are presented periodically to all employees.
Examples of Work:
Conduct patrol activity in assigned beats for the purpose of preventing or controlling criminal activity.
Enforce statutes and ordinances.
Respond to requests for police services in a professional and courteous manner.
Conduct a variety of investigative responsibilities pursuant to criminal incidents and eventually testifying in a court setting.
Initiate and complete covert investigative activities regarding drug enforcement, prostitution, and other illegal activities in the community.
Deliver services in assigned neighborhood patrol districts that are designed to prevent and control serious or frequent neighborhood problems.
Work with neighborhood associations, schools, and other "service providers" in the community with the intent of assisting residents to live and work more safely.
Police Officers must plan for the worst
and perform their duties to the best of
their abilities -- whether assigned to bicycle patrol on a sunny day...
...or to a mobile field force team to quell a riot. If you are up to the challenge, contact the City's Human Resources Department for information on testing dates and specific requirements.
For More Information, Contact:
Officer Jason Gady
Phone: (616) 456-4247