General Police Officer Information

Specialties and Advanced Training Opportunities

Specialty and advanced training are an opportunity for the police officer to engage in additional responsibilities and activities. We believe that these responsibilities and activities create an atmosphere of training and progression that is needed to develop an officer. Within each specialty and advanced training is a unique set of responsibilities that the officer must be able to complete.

A list of our current specialty positions:

  • Bicycle Officers
  • School Liaison Officer
  • Big Rapids Housing Commission Liaison Officer
  • CMET – Central Michigan Enforcement Team - Narcotics
  • Multi-jurisdictional Dive Team
  • Detective

A list of current advanced training opportunities:

  • Field Training Officer
  • CPR and First Aid Instructor
  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Instructor
  • Range Instructor
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Accident Investigator
  • Evidence Technician
  • School Liaison Officer
  • Advancement opportunities (Sergeant)

The opportunity for further training in a specialized field is available through the Department of Public Safety training budget.