Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, MI – Patrol Deputy

Position:         Patrol Deputy

Closing Date:  Open until filled

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Patrol Deputy. Kalamazoo County is in the heart of Southwest Michigan at the intersection of interstate I-94 and US-131 and encompasses roughly 580sq. miles. Our agency is proud to serve nearly 265,000 residents who reside within the City of Kalamazoo, City of Portage, out county rural areas, and other smaller municipalities.

Pay Scale:       $21.61 – $30.69 / Hour

Minimum Requirements

 Duties includes: Operate emergency vehicle and patrol County areas to enforce traffic laws and respond to emergencies or other calls for assistance received from the dispatcher.  Investigate traffic accidents, domestic disturbances, and reports of criminal activity; conduct surveillance/searches and gather evidence.  Pursue suspects, issue traffic & appearance citations, make probable cause & warrant arrests, and transport suspects in custody.  Prepare written reports and records, including the completion of Vehicle Pursuit forms, Use of Force forms, arrest reports, On-the-job Injury reports, and other case related documentation.  Testify in case related court proceedings.  Other duties as assigned.

Minimum of 30 college credit hours or equivalent military training and experience, and Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (M.C.O.L.E.S.) certified/certifiable.  Additionally, candidate must be a citizen of the United States, 21-years of age or older, and possess a valid Michigan driver’s license. Must pass a drug screen, physical/medical examination, and thorough background check. Must have knowledge of law enforcement procedures and techniques. Must have effective written and verbal communication skills, composure during stressful situations, and basic computer skills including experience with word processing and database data entry. Must be physically able to wear and operate respiratory protection devices, and to learn and apply self-defense and other procedures for dealing with hostile or violent citizens. Upon hire, must become First Aid, CPR, and AED certified.

Special note: Any individual with a felony conviction, a pending felony or misdemeanor charge, a domestic violence conviction, or an outstanding warrant is ineligible for consideration for employment.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation.


•Health, Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance

•Employee Assistance Program

•Flexible Spending Account

•Paid Time Off

•Retirement Plan

•Tuition Reimbursement

•Holiday Pay

All applicants must complete a KCSO Application Packet that are available upon request or at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

To view the current collective bargaining agreement, please go to www.kalcounty.com/hrd and click on Union Contracts (left side).

Click here to submit an online application  

Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, MI – Patrol Deputy
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