Police Career Opportunities


City of Battle Creek Police Department: Serving with Pride for Over 100 Years.

About the Department

The Battle Creek Police Department serves one of the largest incorporated areas in the State of Michigan. Service is provided to the City of Battle Creek and Bedford Township.

The department is professionally staffed by 112 sworn officers and assisted by 18 civilian employees. This team responds to over 66,000 calls for service annually and provides a variety of services.
  1. New Officer Training
  2. Employment Process
  3. Benefits

New Officer Training

The Battle Creek Police Department goes beyond academy training to ensure that new officers are confident and capable of protecting themselves, and the community they serve. After being sworn in, officers are assigned to the Training Unit for an 80 hour orientation where they are issued their basic equipment and also receive: 
  • Advance Use of Force Training
  • Communication Skills
  • Domestic Violence
  • The latest in scenario based training
  • Problem Solving
Following this, officers will be required to successfully complete an Extensive Police Training Officer Program.