Do you have the right stuff to work for Kalamazoo Department of Public SafetyKDPS offers great opportunities for you to become an integral part of of our community by serving and protecting our neighbors. Plus, with incentives like paid training, great salary and benefits, and a pension you can depend on, transitioning from being paycheck-to-paycheck to finding stability is a no-brainer. Yes, paid training. Make $17.56 an hour while going to school. After graduating and becoming a Public Safety Officer, expect to make up to $34.38 an hour.

To qualify for recruitment consideration, you must:

  • be at least 21-years-old by the date of hire
  • live within 45 minutes response time
  • pass interviews, application/background screenings and thorough background investigation (no felonies, including if expunged)
  • pass Public Safety Officer Written Exam, PSO Agility Test (police & firefighter fitness events), MCOLES entry/exit tests (if not currently certified: physical fitness & reading/writing exams), drug screen, physical exam and psychological testing (including normal/corrected eye sight, no color blindness)
  • have a valid State of Michigan driver's license
  • obtain and maintain training
  • have a high school diploma

Now is the time to think about a career in Public Safety. The City of Kalamazoo is an equal opportunity employer. For more information and to learn how to apply, click here.


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