Employment Opportunities

Announced:  6/30/2017

Police Officer - Part-Time Position




The City of Portage is seeking to hire a long-term, part-time police officer.  This is a highly responsible position with a variety of duties.  This officer will perform bailiff activities, evidence/attorney courier duties, and serve subpoenas along with crime prevention, criminal and emergency response, investigation and traffic enforcement responsibilities.  This position offers up to 28 hours per week, on a 3 day per week schedule. The starting hourly rate is $20.67 per hour.  There is a limited benefits program.


To be considered as part of the current pool of candidates for the City of Portage, you must take the Police Officer written exam that we administer.  Please contact the Human Resources Department at (269)329-4533 to schedule your exam.

The minimum qualifications for a successful candidate include the following: 

  • Must possess an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice or related field, or equivalent in training and experience.  
  • Must be MCOLES certified or certifiable.
  • Must pass a written assessment test, an internal oral board (Panel) interview, comprehensive background investigation and post-offer physical and psychological examinations.
  • Must pass or have recently passed the MCOLES physical fitness test.
  • Must possess/obtain a valid Michigan driver license with excellent record.
  • No felony convictions, including expunged convictions.
  • Must obtain residency within 20 miles of city boundaries within specified time frame.


Interested candidates must submit City of Portage Employment AND Supplemental Applications to be considered for current opening.    Candidates can apply on-line with link below or send applications to City of Portage, Department of Human Resources, 7900 S. Westnedge Ave.., Portage, MI 49002

Supplemental Application.pdf

For additional information, please contact the Department of Human Resources at (269) 329-4533.


The City of Portage is an Equal Opportunity Employer