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Police Academy Assistant Director - College of Education and Community Innovation

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Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Allendale, Michigan
Categories: College of Education and Community Innovation

Position Title:  Police Academy Assistant Director

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Previous law enforcement experience. 

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

The Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) requires an administrator to be on site during all Police Academy training operations.  The Assistant Director (AD) provides support and assistance to the Academy Director in the operation of a law enforcement training program that operates 5 to 6 days per week, 9 to 13 hours per day for 15 weeks. 

The AD assists in providing coordination, administrative assistance, and oversight to approximately 50 students and 100 instructors in two academy cohort models per year.  Depending upon the operation of police academy programs (Basic & MP Veterans), the AD’s hours are variable and may include both day, evening, and weekend schedules. 

Duties & Responsibilities may include:

  1. Assist with new applicant recruitment and interview process.
  2. Conduct background investigations on applicants.
  3. Assist with recruit orientation session.
  4. Order and maintain appropriate training equipment for each academy.
  5. Oversee, source, and negotiate training venue & equipment contracts.
  6. Prepare, proctor, and grade written examinations.
  7. Assist with proctoring physical fitness testing.
  8. Assist with conducting instructor evaluations and classroom audits.
  9. Instruct courses as needed and covering for instructor absences.
  10. Handle emergency situations that arise during the training (facilitating treatment and transportation for student or instructor injuries)
  11. Maintain MITN database for MCOLES (documenting cadet details and performance profiles).
  12. Assist with grant proposal development, project oversight, budgeting, and reporting. 
  13. Perform other duties as assigned by the Training Director

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

Department/Division:  School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies/College of Education and Community Innovation

Campus: Allendale Campus

How To Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you must provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Police Academy Director, Geoff Collard, of (616) 331-8515. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin immediately.  The search will remain open until the position is filled.

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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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