Grand Rapids sponsoring class of recruits for GVSU Police Academy

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Grand Rapids Police are extending their recruitment efforts to provide a salary to students while they attend the Police Academy.

The City will sponsor a group of recruits to go to the Grand Valley State University Police Academy that starts in May 2017.  Those who are eligible will be hired as a City of Grand Rapids employee and will be paid a starting police recruit officer's salary while attending the 16-week academy at GVSU.  After the academy, recruits have another eight weeks of training with GRPD before becoming a sworn Grand Rapids Police Officer.

Applications must be filed by the end of Thursday, October 6th.  You can apply online at this link: http://www.grcity.us/humanresources/pages/default.aspx .

Candidates will have to attend the entire academy, which does include some night and weekend classes.  Anyone with questions should call the GRPD Training Bureau at 616-456-3330.

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