Why Wyoming?

Police Recruit

Department: Public Safety: Police
Department Head: Kimberly Koster, Director of Police & Fire Services
Date Posted: 04/18/2024
Date Closing: 06/30/2024
Wage: $32.41-$38.95 per hour
An Equal Opportunity Employer

The Wyoming Department of Public Safety is currently accepting applications to establish a list for future police officer openings. Applicants must submit a completed City of Wyoming employment application by the posted deadline to be considered for this job posting. The starting wage will be dependent on qualifications. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements of the position to be considered for this job posting.  Open Posting – Interviews will be scheduled throughout the posting process. The Wyoming Dept. of Public Safety reserves the right to extend immediate contingent job offers as qualified, experienced candidates are identified. Police Officers with the Wyoming Department of Public Safety are NOT cross-trained and are NOT required to possess firefighting or MFR qualifications.

To be considered for this position, candidates with an associate degree in criminal justice, public administration, or a related field are preferred.  Candidates should be Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) certifiable and have reasonable knowledge of local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and ordinances.  Candidates with lesser qualifications and experience, and who have or have not started the police academy are strongly encouraged to apply and may be hired into the Police Recruit position until able to obtain the appropriate licensure.  

The position of police officer includes a generous benefits package including an employer-paid defined contribution plan (8%) and post-employment health plan (4%), a comprehensive health insurance plan, dental and vision insurance plans, life insurance, paid vacation and sick time and paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, longevity pay, on-duty wellness program, and free access to an employee assistance program. Special Assignments include K-9, Detective, Tactical Unit, Honor Guard, Crisis Negotiation Unit, Motor Unit, Community Services, School Resource Officer, Kent Area Narcotics Team, and Tactical Bike Unit (mobile field force team).

The position of police recruit is for candidates who aspire to become full-time police officers with the City of Wyoming.  The position includes police academy sponsorship, competitive pay while in the police academy, and the intent to be hired as a full-time police officer upon successful completion of the academy and licensing by MCOLES.  The City of Wyoming Department of Public Safety – Police Division will sponsor candidates through the MCOLES Public Safety Academy Assistance Program.

Wyoming is a vibrant, diverse community covering 25 square miles on the southwest side of Grand Rapids. The region boasts award-winning cultural and family activities such as a presidential museum, art and children’s museums, symphony, ballet, and theater, the John Ball Zoo, an AHL hockey team, and High-A baseball team, farmers markets, breweries, restaurants, shopping, parks, hiking and biking trails, beaches, and camping.  Only a short drive to the shores of Lake Michigan, outdoor recreational opportunities abound.

Consider joining the hard-working, fun, and supportive environment at the City of Wyoming! We're looking for you!

Should an applicant need any disability-related accommodations or other consideration in the application process, please notify our human resources department upon submittal of the application by email at hr_fax@wyomingmi.gov


Police Officer: $32.41 – $38.95/hour

Police Recruit: $25.00/hour