City of Kentwood
  • 10-Jun-2021 to 24-Jun-2021 (EST)
  • Police
  • Kentwood, MI, USA
  • $23.07 - $29.46
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The City of Kentwood Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Police Training Specialist. The Training Specialist responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop curricula for the in-service training of police employees, including basic refresher, new employee or assignment orientation, the Field Training Officer program, and other specialty and advanced programs.
  • Design and maintain records and files of individual employee training, training courses, training budget, and other related information via paper files and computer databases.
  • Prepare training course outlines and written and practical examinations for appropriate skill and knowledge testing.
  • Conduct training needs evaluations and assessments for specific tasks and for general functions.
  • Research police and related disciplines and monitor state of the art training programs and materials for recommendation for adoption.
  • Prepare training support materials including printed handouts, audiovisual materials, graphical and photographic materials, etc.
  • Prepare reports about training programs, budgets, and other administrative and operational matters.
  • Prepare, schedule, maintain, and monitor training facilities and equipment.
  • Assist in the assembly and distribution of materials for training programs and presentations.
  • Assist in the coordination and arrangements for meetings, travel, and conferences.
  • Assist in liaison with educational and training institutions.
  • Attend meetings and make presentations.
  • Conduct background investigations on police officer job candidates and support personnel job candidates.
  • Perform other related work as required.

Qualified applicants will possess all the following:

  • Michigan Driver's License.
  • LEIN certification within six (6) months of date of employment.
  • Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, education, or a related field; AND
  • three (3) of training or education experience; OR
  • an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. The hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The pay range for this position is $23.07 to $29.46 per hour. Please see the Job Description for more details about this position.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Captain VanderVeen at or by calling (616) 656-6503.

Applications will be accepted through June 24, 2021.

Kentwood Police Department, 4742 Walma Ave. SE, Kentwood, MI 49512

The City of Kentwood is a Drug-Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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