Elk Rapids Public Schools, in partnership with the Village of Elk Rapids Police Department, is seeking a qualified individual to serve as a School Resource Officer. The school system consists of four schools: two elementary, one middle school, and one high school. Elk Rapids School District serves over 100 square miles (much of which is water!) and is a popular “receiving” school-of-choice. The district boasts area-wide top ACT scores, a full complement of sports and extracurricular activities, top-ranking special needs programming, and Northern Michigan’s first International Baccalaureate World School certification for its middle school.

The mission of the School Resource Officer program is to improve school safety and the educational climate within the district. This position will deal with matters relating to criminal law issues, not to enforce school discipline or punish students. A successful candidate for this position will have an interest in partnering to provide educational resources on safety plans, communicate with people of all ages and backgrounds, enforce local, state, and federal laws, and be able to effectively investigate and document relevant crimes and incidents.

To Apply: Submit the following documents to kszczypka@elkrapids.org with subject line, School Resource Officer Position:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Village application form
  • Copy of current MCOLES Certification

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Preferred Law Enforcement experience.
  • MCOLES certified as a law enforcement officer in the State of Michigan.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a valid Michigan Driver’s License and an insurable driving record, along with the ability to complete specialized driver training courses related to emergency vehicles. Must have and maintain a good driving record.
  • Must be willing to work a variety of shifts.
  • Criminal background check, pre-employment evaluations and drug screening required.
  • Must possess a High School Diploma/GED.
  • Associate degree in law enforcement OR Bachelor degree in any discipline preferred.
  • Prior experience working with youth preferred.

Please read the community profile and position summary as well as the full job description for job functions, required knowledge, skills, abilities, and qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.

The Village of Elk Rapids is an equal opportunity employer; qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category.

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