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Director, Police Academy and Fire Training

Serves as director of the Kirtland Regional Police Academy and Kirtland Regional Fire Training Center programs, responsible for the organization and oversight of all programs, projects, services and activities related thereto. Responsible for the waiver of training programs, law enforcement MCOLES grant, law enforcement and fire training consortium programs, and the fire science programs, ensuring that all programs conform to state mandates and requirements.


Serves as director of the Kirtland Regional Police Academy, in accordance with the responsibilities and duties of the training director as established by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES), as set forth in Chapter 2-Unit 5 of the policies and procedures manual of MCOLES.

Serves as chairman for the Kirtland Regional Fire Training Center, in accordance with the responsibilities and duties of the chairman as established by the Michigan Office of Fire Fighter Training.

Supervises, recruits, contracts, orients, and evaluates qualified instructors for all listed programs.

Organizes course schedules and ensures content is consistent with MCOLES and/or the Michigan Firefighter Training Council. Selects and issues contracts to qualified instructors. Schedules and arranges appropriate facilities for specialized instruction.

Develops appropriate course materials.

Develops and manages budgets throughout the academic year for each program. Provides recommendations that ensure instructional facilities, equipment, and supplies are adequate and in a suitable, safe state for use.

Provides program advising for students.

Participates in college committees and the careers in emergency services program advisory committee.

May instruct lecture and laboratory courses in criminal justice and firefighter education.

Facilitates the promotion and marketing of academy and fire training programs.

Through appropriate channels, promotes media recognition of instructors and students to enhance the image of programs and the college.

Assists faculty with skills testing as needed.

As a certified law enforcement professional, may be called upon for routine or emergency law enforcement assistance.

Performs other related tasks as required.

SUPERVISION – Works under the general supervision of the associate dean of instruction


  • Bachelors degree in related field
  • Three to five years of related experience or combination of education, work, and law enforcement training commensurate with the requirements of this position
  • Eligible for law enforcement certification
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position, which requires supervision of outdoor training exercises
  • Ability to work and effectively communicate with adults in an educational setting

JOB DIMENSIONS – Knowledge of work, analysis, judgment, planning and organizing, initiative, commitment to the college, teamwork, dependability, work standards, sensitivity, informal communication, written communication, oral communication


Kirtland Community College is an equal opportunity employer

* This job description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person in this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.