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Police Officer

Amtrak Police Department

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Address:

Amtrak Police Department
119 McCamly Street South
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • NA

Salary:

  • $79,255 - $101,015

    Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes:

    • Health, dental, and vision plans
    • Wellness programs
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • 401(k) retirement plan
    • Life insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Reimbursement of education
    • Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility
    • Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits
    • Rail pass privileges 

    Some benefits are subject to the collective bargaining agreement.

Sworn:

  • 450

Position Details

Location: Battle Creek, MI

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for the safety and protection of all persons, including passengers, employees, and property.
  • Performs patrol duties on foot and in a police vehicle for prolonged periods of time.
  • Performs security and safety activities at incidents, including, but not limited to, derailments, floods, fires, hazardous material incidents, special trains, and company functions involving railroad property and responsibility.
  • Responds to call for service and assistance, identifies hazards and takes proactive steps to resolve problems.
  • Arrests and detains offenders, conducts thorough preliminary and follow-up investigations to solve crimes and reduce criminal opportunities, conducts searches and seizures, and serves warrants.
  • Effectively deals with individuals under various circumstances to resolve disputes and neutralize hostilities, mediates disputes; assists individuals who are sick and need assistance, administers first aid when necessary.
  • Maintains proficiency and safely operates police equipment, including vehicles, computers, and weapons, including a firearm.
  • Communicates verbally in person and by radio; presents testimony and evidence in administrative, civil, and criminal proceedings; maintains open line of communications with law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, internal and external partners, as necessary or when directed.
  • Records information and prepares a variety of detailed reports with clearly organized thoughts and conclusions.
  • Reads, interprets, and applies federal, state, and local laws and regulations, railroad and department policies and procedures. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be a United States citizen. (Officers must meet the immigration requirements in the state where they will hold a railroad police officer commission.)
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment
  • Must be able to pass all components of the police application process, including:
    • A physical agility test meeting the following standards:
      • Bench Press: 57% of applicant's weight
      • Illinois Agility run: 20.6 seconds
      • 300 meter run: 92 seconds
      • Push-ups: 12
      • 1.5 mile run: 19:45 minutes
  • Job-related physical examination
  • Psychological examination
  • In-depth background investigation.
  • Currently possess a police commission from the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). 

Seeking laterals with experience as a law enforcement officer.

COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

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