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Public Safety Officer

Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Unassigned or Multiple Locations

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
Posting Number::


Job Title::

Public Safety Officer


Unassigned or Multiple Locations


Full Time

Pay Rate::

A minimum of $18.90 per hour. Starting wage will be based on education and experience beyond the minimum requirements.

Position Type::



Public Safety

Job Summary::

Are you a law enforcement professional drawn to providing service to your community? Do you have the personal skills and characteristics required to work positively with all individuals who comprise that community? If so, then please read on. Kalamazoo Valley Community College may have the perfect opportunity for you as a Public Safety Officer.

This full-time position reports to the Captain of Public Safety. A Public Safety Officer performs law enforcement functions on the grounds and around the perimeters of all Kalamazoo Valley Community College sites.

Duties include:

  • Patrolling campus locations and surrounding streets.
  • Enforcing local and state laws and parking regulations.
  • Providing service functions including directing traffic and assistance to students and staff.
  • Responding to emergency situations of accidental, medical, industrial, and criminal nature, and taking appropriate action as needed.

Additional responsibilities include investigating criminal and non-criminal incident complaints received from the college community; writing reports involving incidents for presentation to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and/or the College’s Ombudsman; working with students and staff on crime prevention issues; developing and presenting related training as appropriate; and other related tasks.

This full time position includes many benefits:
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • State retirement plan
  • Paid tuition for employee and dependents of Kalamazoo Valley courses
  • Use of onsite fitness center and pool

Minimum Qualifications::

  • An Associate’s degree in an appropriate field or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Candidates must have MCOLES certification and be First Aid/CPR certifiable.
  • Candidates selected to interview for this position will be required to submit to criminal record background and credit history checks.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience::

  • At least 5 years of law enforcement experience is strongly preferred.
  • First Aid/CPR certification is strongly preferred.

Physical Demands::

Extensive standing, walking, performing patrols, directing traffic, and providing physical assistance in emergency situations.

Work Hours::

Varies based on shift.

Posting Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants::

Please apply online at:
This posting will remain open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by June 9, 2024.

EEO Statement:

As an employer, KVCC encourages, welcomes, and fosters differences because we believe that diversity makes us great. Diversity extends beyond race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability, and encompasses people of all abilities, identities, circumstances, and characteristics. All qualified applicants will be given equal opportunity and consideration for employment; please consider joining us as we continue to enrich lives by teaching and serving our community with excellence. Prior to a job offer, candidates will be required to complete a criminal record background check. For some positions, a credit history investigation will also be required. Information gathered will be used for job-related purposes to the extent permitted by applicable law and will not result in an automatic disqualification from an employment opportunity.

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