The City of Grand Rapids now offers the police officer civil service exam every month. This will allow us to speed up the hiring process for applicants interested in being a future GRPD officer.
This job opening is ONLY for those who are currently attending a police academy in the state of Michigan, scheduled to attend an upcoming Michigan police academy, or currently a police officer in any state.
If you plan on attending an academy on your own click below.
The Grand Rapids Police Department is currently looking to hire certified or certifiable officers to start in December 2023! If you are currently attending a police academy this would mean you would need to graduate prior to the start date in December 2023.
To apply please follow the link below, the process will close in October. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Applicants with at least one year of law enforcement experience have additional benefits when hired with the Grand Rapids Police Department. For salary, a pay step increase will be applied from the first working day at the police department. In addition, officers are typically required to have a year or two of experience on patrol to apply for a specialized unit. However, requirements may be waived with lateral transfers. After 16 weeks of FTO, you may be allowed to apply to a specialized unit.
OUT OF STATE APPLICANTS
Paid MCOLES Recognition of Prior Training and Experience (RPTE)
A limited group of individuals, who have previous law enforcement training and/or experience, may seek eligibility for Michigan Law Enforcement Licensure through the Recognition of Prior Training and Experience (RPTE) program. A waiver of mandatory basic police training may be granted to a person who was previously a police officer in Michigan, in another state, or to a Michigan pre-service candidate who is seeking additional years of eligibility. Out-of-state candidate applications for the RPTE program will not be accepted unless the candidate has completed at least one year of full-time, fully empowered, paid police service following his/her police training. If you are hired by our department, we will pay your fee for the RPTE program.