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The Ontwa Township Edwardsburg Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Officer.

Candidates will be considered on the basis of training, skill, educational experience and achievement, and background. Minimum qualifications for the position are:


  • Must be a citizen of the united States
  • 21 years of age
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be either certified or certifiable as a police officer by MCOLES
  • Ability to successfully pass an extensive background check, psychological examination, physical examination and drug screen
  • Ability to perform the essential job functions of a police officer
  • Successfully complete all phases of the selection process 

Qualified candidates are required to complete an EMPCO profile and take a test for this position. To register with EMPCO and participate in a written test go to https://www.empco.net/testing and follow the instructions. There is a fee to take the examination, but the results of this one test will be accepted by all participating police departments in Michigan. To be considered as part of the current pool of candidates for the Ontwa Township Edwardsburg Police Department, you must have taken the EMPCO entry-level Law Enforcement Police officer test within the one year period ending October 31, 2015. 


You may email otepd@comcast.net or stop by the office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Fridays to receive an application packet.


~Ontwa Township Edwardsburg Police Department is an equal opportunity provider and employer.~









It is the mission of the OntwaTownship - Edwardsburg Police Department to preserve public peace by encouraging community involvement in programs that assure that the Township of Ontwa and the Village of Edwardsburg is safe for everyone.  To support the concepts of community policing in our enforcement and prevention activities and to protect everyone in the community from injury or loss of property.  This is done by being proactive in the detection of crime and the enforcement of all laws and ordinances. 


The OntwaTownship - Edwardsburg Police Department takes great pride in being one of the most up to date and technically advanced departments in Cass County, Michigan.  In this we have set high expectations for all employees and encourage them to give their best to the community that they serve....




Chief of Police:



Timothy Kozal








 NOTE:  Police Board meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Ontwa Township Hall unless posted otherwise.



  Police Board Meeting @ Ontwa Township Hall,   December 11th, 2015 @ 6:00 pm


  Police Board Meeting @ Ontwa Township Hall,   January 12th, 2016 @ 6:00 pm


  Police Board Meeting @ Ontwa Township Hall,   February 10th, 2016 @ 6:00 pm


Own a Gun?

Master Lock 107DSPT

Stop by the Edwardsburg Police Department and pick up a free gun lock. Works with Revolvers, Pistols, Shotguns and Rifles. Limit 2 per household.



Stolen bike replaced by business owner

Published 3:22pm Wednesday, August 12, 2015

On July 30, Edwardsburg resident Lisa Fisher reported that her bike had been stolen to the Ontwa Township-Edwardsburg Police Department.

Fisher, who works at McDonald’s, uses her bike to get back and forth to work.

The bike was stolen from in front of her home.

“Lisa loved that bike and it was very troubling to her,” Police Chief Timothy Kozal said. “Lisa, who suffers from Parkinsons, does not let her sickness get in her way. She loves her job and the people in the neighborhood.”

And apparently, the community loves her back. Read more...www.leaderpub.com/2015/08/12/stolen-bike-replaced-by-business-owner/





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