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Starting Salary: NF-19 (A) $21.08/hr.
Fulltime, shift varies
Union position: KCSDA-FOP
Posting: 010-19
Date Posted: 01/06/2019
Deadline: Until filled

This position performs the law enforcement functions of a Deputy Sheriff for Kalamazoo County.

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 and physical/medical examination.  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.  No visible tattoos or must be concealed during working hours. Must pass a thorough background investigation. 

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. 

All applicants must complete a KCSO Application Packet which are available upon request or at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

To view the current collective bargaining agreement, please go to and click on Union Contracts (left side)

Click Here to Submit Application Online

Send Resume to:
Undersheriff James VanDyken
1500 Lamont St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048