Police department is hiring




FLINT TWP. — The township police department is looking for a few good officers.

There are openings for at least two fulltime patrol officers with the possibility of a third position pending retirements, said Lieutenant Robert Battinkoff, at the township board meeting Monday night.

March 31 at 5:30 p.m. is the deadline for submitting applications. The application form is posted on the township’s web page at www.flinttownship.org.

The job pays $17.29 to $26.27 per hour as determined by a labor agreement, according to the job posting. Officers work 12-hour shifts (84 hours per pay period) with benefits including Health, Dental & Vision insurance, a MERS Pension Plan, EAP, Paid Time Off, Uniform/Equipment Provided, Longevity Pay and a Shift Premium.

All applicants must meet the following qualifications:

I. Citizen of the United States.

2. Attain the age of majority.

3. Possess a valid Michigan Driver’s License.

4. On or before March 31, 2014, the applicant must possess at least an Associates Degree and must be certifiable by the Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards (M.C.O.L.E.S.).

5. Must posses the health, fitness, physical and psychological capacity required to perform as a Police Officer.

All police officers hired after January 1, 2012, are required to reside within 20 miles of the the nearest Flint Township boundary. Employees will have ninety (90) days after the initial appointment to comply with this requirement. This requirement will be waived if the new hire is married and his or her spouse is employed by another public employer and also bound by a requirement to live within 20 miles of the job.

The application process includes completing the Flint Township Civil

Service Application and providing written proof of educational attainment.

Completed applications can be submitted to the Flint Clerk’s Office, 1490 S. Dye Road during regular business hours. (Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

All qualified applicants will be notified by First Class mail about the date, time and place for the written portion of the exam.

Specific inquiries about the job openings should be directed to Lieutenant Robert Battinkoff at (810)600-3271.

The police department is budgeted for 35 full-time officers. It also has fourteen civilian support staff.

The police station on Norko Drive is a state-of-the-art facility that opened in 2004. Flint Township Police serve a community of about 33,691 residents and a large commercial/retail district.


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