Police seeking entry level applicants

FLINT TWP, — The township police department is seeking applicants for entry-level police officers and has scheduled the next Civil Service test for August 23, said Police Chief George Sippert.

It is not too late to apply, he said, noting that only eight applicants have signed up so far.

“We, as are most other department in the state of Michigan, are looking for qualified people,” said Chief Sippert. “It is becoming increasingly difficult.” He mentioned that the Michigan State Police has set a goal to recruit 180 candidates for its next class and will pick up many eligible people from a small pool interested in law enforcement work.

Applications for township officers are posted online on the township website at www.flinttownship.org and also can be picked up at the township clerk’s office or the police department.

According to application materials posted online, the annual base wage for a top Patrol Officer for 2017 is $61,196 per labor agreement. Benefits include 12-hour shifts (84 hours per pay period), Health, Dental & Vision insurance, MERS Defined Benefit Pension Plan, Paid Time Off, Uniform/Equipment Provided, Longevity Pay, and a Shift Premium.

Serving a community of 33,691 residents and a large commercial/ retail district, the police department is authorized to have a staff 0f 45 and anticipates filling seven open positions for fulltime patrol officers.

Specific inquiries about the positions can be made to Chief Sippert at (810)600- 3277. The Flint Township Civil Service Commission will be conducting a Civil Service Examination for the position of Entry Level Police Officer. – Rhonda Sanders

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