Police Department

The Paw Paw Police Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Police Officer.

The Village of Paw Paw is located in Western Michigan and is the Van Buren County
seat. Paw Paw has approximately 3,600 year round residents with award winning businesses and proactive community members.

The Paw Paw Police Department has an authorized strength of 10 sworn officers, two of which are part-time. The Police Department is committed to a strategic plan revolving around a community policing strategy.

The Paw Paw Police Department will be accepting applications for qualified candidates starting January 27, 2021 through March 1, 2021. The police department hopes to hire one new officer by March, 2021.

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Benefits & Wages

  • Starting pay $21.53 to $24.36 per hour, after 3 years $27.81
  • Health Insurance
  • MERS retirement / 2.5 Multiplier
  • Sick Time, Personal Time, Vacation Time
  • Holiday pay
  • Uniform and Equipment Provided

Paw Paw

Brief Description

The Paw Paw Police Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Police Officer.

Education requirements, certifications, work experience

  • 21 years of age
  • High School graduate or G.E.D. (college preferred)
  • No felony convictions; misdemeanors will be considered on a case-by case basis
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and very good driving record
  • M.C.O.L.E.S certified
  • U.S. citizen
  • Successfully complete all phases of the selection process

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