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Canton Township

Canton Township is currently accepting applications for the Police Officer position to establish an eligibility list.  Multiple openings exist.  Canton Township reserves the right to extend immediate conditional offers of employment as candidates are interviewed and selected to fill open positions.

Salary Range:    $43,217 to $71,630

Deadline date to apply:    Friday, September 21, 2016

To view the complete job posting and to submit an application online, visit the Canton Township Career Page at

Informational Meetings with Public Safety Director, Josh Meier

Informational meetings with the Director of Public Safety, Police Sergeant and the Human Resources Manager are scheduled on the following two dates:

Session One:    Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the Canton Township Board Room (Thursday session - Please enter through Administration Building main lobby door.)

Session Two:    Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in the Canton Township Board Room (Saturday session - Please enter through the Public Safety Main Lobby)

Applicants are encouraged to attend one of the informational meetings to meet the Public Safety Director and to learn about Canton Township's Police Department.  What to expect during the hiring and selection process as well as helpful tips to navigate the oral interview will also be covered.

Informational Meeting Location:    Canton Township, Administration Building - Board Room, 1150 Canton Center Road, Canton MI 48188

Please call 734-394-5254 if you have any questions.



City of Howell - Police Officer

The City of Howell, Michigan is seeking qualified applicants for up to 2 Police Officer positions.  Starting salary:  $42,182 - $43,763/year.  Must be MCOLES certified or certifiable.  Pre-employment psychological and physical exam to include drug screening will be required.

The City of Howell Police Department operates on 12 hour shifts and offers full benefit package including medical, dental & vision insurance along with a $50,000 life insurance policy, short term/long term disability insurance coverage, and retirement under the MERS Defined Benefit Pension System.

Applicants must submit detailed letter of interest and resume as well as City of Howell Police Officer application form to Howell City Clerk/HR Director, 611 E. Grand River, Howell MI 48843 or  The complete job description and application are available at

Position open until filled.  The City of Howell is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, disability or other factors prohibited by law.


City of Midland - Patrol Officer

SALARY RANGE -- $45,847 - $69,444

Starting Salary - $45,847

After 1 year - $50,569

After 2 years - $55,285

After 3 years - $60,007

After 4 years - $64,732

After 5 years - $69,444

THE POSITION:  Under supervision of a Police Lieutenant and/or other superior officers, in a designated area on an assigned shift on foot or in a patrol car, an employee in the class performs general police work in the preservation of law and order, protection of life and property, prevention of crime, and arrest and prosecution of criminals through the enforcement of laws and ordinances; and performs related work as required.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:  Patrols city with special attention to traffic violations, criminal activities, detection of smoke or fire, faulty street and traffic lights, power lines, road conditions, trees and shrubbery and street signs; investigates and makes detailed reports of accidents and renders all possible aid and assistance; directs pedestrian and vehicular traffic during peak periods; operates the police radio transmitter, receiving and dispatching calls; checks for parking violations and writes tickets; investigates, prevents, suppresses and reports on vice conditions; makes special inspections of buildings and places where people assemble; ensures that streets are unobstructed and lighted at proper times and when necessary protects hazardous situations until they can be removed or corrected; investigates complaints and makes arrests for violations of laws and ordinances; checks windows and doors in the business districts and investigates suspicious conditions; serves warrants, writs and subpoenas and arraigns prisoners; prepared cases and testimony for court trials; guides and directs strangers and children when required; prepares daily reports and keeps records of arrests and other important incidents; and performs other duties as assigned.

(The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.)


Experience and Training


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

No police record; no physical defects that will affect performance of general Patrol Officer duties; ability to act quickly and calmly in emergencies; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to operate an automobile; emotional stability; good powers of observation; good general and social intelligence; ability to prepare routine reports; ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public; possession of a valid state motor vehicle operator's license and a satisfactory driving record; and ability to work long hours and to withstand the physical strain of police work.  Applicant's character must withstand complete background investigation.

EXAMINATION:  The official application form will be used for the evaluation of training, experience and overall suitability for this position.  Only those applicants whose qualifications have been approved will be permitted to compete in the written examination.

Written Examination--The written examination will consist of a police adaptability test that will measure mental aptitude, memory, ability to interpret written material, general information and such other aptitudes as are pertinent to the job.  The required qualifying score will be a minimum of 70% on each part of the examination.

Oral Examination--The oral examination will be given only to the applicants who attain the qualifying scores through the written and physical skills tests and will be held at a time and place to be announced later.  The interview will evaluate the candidate's personal characteristics and potential ability in the position and the quality and applicability of his/her training and experience.

INTERVIEW AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT will be held by the appointing officer and an independent psychologist at a time and place to be selected later.  Only those applicants who attain qualifying scores on the examination will be invited to this portion of the process.  The interview and assessment will evaluate the candidate's personal characteristics and potential ability in the position and the quality and applicability of his/her training and experience.

APPOINTMENT is made by the department head from the five top candidates certified to the Eligible Register.  Each eligible appointed must serve an eighteen-month probationary period before his/her appointment is complete.

OFFICIAL APPLICATION FORMS may be found on the City of Midland's website: Phone 989-837-3357, Fax 989-837-5718.


The City of Midland (City) considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with federal law.  In addition, the City complies with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it maintains facilities.  The City also provides "reasonable accommodations" to qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws.


City of Muskegon Heights - Police Officer

$17.34 per hour - $21.11 per hour

The City of Muskegon Heights is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer.  This position supports the Police Department by performing specialized programs and projects to protect lives and to preserve property through the enforcement of federal, state and local laws.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED.  Must possess ability to successfully complete the first year of probation.  Must possess valid Michigan Driver's License.  Must have successfully completed Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).  Must possess ability to successfully complete mandatory State training and recertification.  This includes yearly firearm qualifications and Data Master Certification.  Must possess ability to obtain speed detection devices and cruiser mounted video equipment, narcotics and identification equipment.  Ability to operate Police Department computers, related software and other equipment.  Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written regulations. Good verbal and written communication skills.

Please send City application to the City of Muskegon Heights, ATTN:  City Manager's Office, 2724 Peck Street, Muskegon Heights, MI 49444.

Resumes submitted without an application will not be considered.

The City of Muskegon Heights Does Not Discriminate Against Anyone Because of Ancestry, National Origin, Place of Birth, Sex, Age, Religion, Cred, Disability, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Weight or Height.


City of Muskegon Heights - Police Officer (6 Part-time openings)

$13.00 - $17.00 per hour based on experience

The City of Muskegon Heights is seeking qualified applicants for the position of part-time Police Officer.  This position supports the Police Department by performing specialized programs and projects to protect lives and to preserve property through the enforcement of federal, state and local laws.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED.  Must possess ability to successfully complete the first year of probation.  Must possess valid Michigan Driver's License.  Must have successfully completed Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).  Must have successfully completed mandatory State training and recertification.  This includes yearly firearm qualifications and Data Maser Certification.  Must possess ability to obtain certification to operate various types of equipment, including breath testing instruments, speed detection devices and cruiser mounted video equipment, narcotics and identification equipment.  Ability to operate Police Department computers, related software and other equipment.  Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written regulations.  Good verbal and written communication skills.

If interested, please submit a City application (available on city website at, to the City of Muskegon Heights, ATTN:  City Manager's Office, 2724 Peck Street, Muskegon Heights MI 49444.


City of Plymouth

The City of Plymouth is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.  Applicant must be MCOLES certified/certifiable or currently attending an MCOLES approved police academy.  Entrance wage of $37,486, increases to $46,044 upon completion of FTO and reaches a max of $71,259 after completion of four years.  Applicant must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

To apply, mail, fax or e-mail resume to Human Resources, 201 S. Main, Plymouth, MI 48170; Fax (734) 455-1892 or  Application and job description are available online at  Deadline for receipt of applications is 4:00 p.m. on October 14, 2016.  Post marked documents are not acceptable.

Testing will take place Tuesday, October 25, 2016 for those who meet the desired minimum qualifications.  There will be no make-up days scheduled; testing will take place only on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.  Interviews will take place on Thursday, November 10, 2016 for those selected.

The City of Plymouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, weight, height, marital status, and any other protected category protected by federal and/or state law.


City of Port Huron - Police Officer

The City of Port Huron is currently accepting applications for full-time employment - Police Officer.

General Statement of Duties:

To perform responsible law enforcement which includes but not limited to the enforcement of laws and ordinances, prevention, detection and investigations of crime and delinquency.  The apprehension of violators, the recovery of property, preservation of order and related police functions.

Supervision Received:

Work is performed under the direct supervision of a Field Services Lieutenant or Sergeant or other superior officers.

Typical Examples of Work:

The employee in this class may be called upon to do any or all of the following:  (These examples do not include all of the tasks which the employee may be expected to perform.)

  • Climb over obstacles; climb through openings; jump down from elevated surfaces; jump over obstacles, ditches and streams; and crawl in confined areas to pursue, search, investigate and/or rescue.
  • Conduct searches of buildings and large outdoor areas which may involve walking and/or standing for long periods of time.
  • Enter and exit vehicles quickly to perform rescue operations, pursue a suspect or answer an emergency call.
  • Operate an emergency vehicle; during the day and night; in emergency and pursuit situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, while exercising due care and caution; and, in congested traffic, unsafe road conditions, and environmental conditions such as fog, smoke, rain, ice and snow.
  • Load, aim, and fire handguns, shotguns, and other agency-specific firearms from a variety of body positions in situations that justify the use of deadly force while maintaining emotional control under extreme stress.
  • Identify wanted persons and vehicles; and, locate stolen property and identify potential evidence, which requires the ability to distinguish color and perceive shapes.
  • Perform law enforcement patrol functions while working rotating shifts and unanticipated overtime.
  • Perform tasks which require lifting, carrying, or dragging people or heavy objects while performing arrest, rescue, or general patrol functions.
  • Perform searches of persons which involve touching and feeling to detect potential weapons and contraband.
  • Pursue fleeing suspects on foot both day and night in unfamiliar terrain.
  • Read and comprehend rules, regulations, policies, procedures and the law for purposes of ensuring appropriate officer behavior/response and performing enforcement activities involving the public.
  • Subdue resisting subjects using hands and feet while employing defensive tactics maneuvers or approved non-lethal weapons.
  • Use body force to gain entrance through barriers to search, seize, investigate and/or rescue.
  • Conduct initial and follow-up investigations on complaints and crimes.
  • Performance of general or specialized patrol duties.
  • Responsible for criminal and non-criminal calls for service.
  • Perform traffic enforcement duties.
  • Provide protection for private and public property.
  • Take charge of emergency situations in the absence of a superior officer.
  • Effect an arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints.
  • Manage interpersonal conflicts to maintain order.
  • Process crime scenes.
  • Exercise independent judgment within legal guidelines, to determine when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest and when force may be used and to what degree.
  •  Gather information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects and confidential informants.
  • Ability to accurately and completely prepare written reports and forms.
  • Prepare investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols and mathematical computations.
  • Communicate effectively over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications, often under adverse conditions such as siren usage and high speed vehicle operations.
  • Communicate verbally and effectively by listening to people and by giving information, directions, and commands.
  • Perform other essential tasks as identified by the employing agency and/or the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards' job-task analysis.

Desirable Qualifications for Employment:

  • Some knowledge of applicable federal, state, local laws, codes and ordinances.
  • Basic knowledge of modern law enforcement practices, principles and techniques.
  • Basic understanding of the relationship and interaction between the law, department rules, regulations, policies and procedures within the framework of collective bargaining agreements and applicable labor law standards.
  • Political sensitivity to the department's role in government and society as a whole.
  • Basic knowledge of police skills to properly manage the affairs and responsibilities of the classification.
  • The ability to display and exercise a positive and cooperative demeanor towards citizens, fellow employees and other representatives of the criminal justice system, as well as to the policies of the department and the City of Port Huron.
  • Adaptability to change and progress.
  • Loyal and faithful to the mission and ethical ideals of the department.
  • Ability to research problems and to verbally present or write clear, concise, understandable, grammatically correct reports.
  • Basic ability to handle crisis situations as they arise.
  • Ability to make quick, effective and rational decisions based on aptitude to quickly assimilate information and analyze situations.

 Desirable Education and Experience:

  • High school graduation or GED equivalent and an Associate's Degree is required.  A Bachelor's Degree is preferred.
  • Completion of state accredited or in-house training academy or pre-service employment qualification from M.C.O.L.E.S. is required.
  • Considerable training in self defense, crowd control, radar usage, precision driving, legal updates, first aid and other law enforcement training is preferred.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • A United States citizen.
  • No felony convictions.
  • Must be able to obtain a valid Michigan operator's license with an excellent driving record.
  • Must be MCOLES certified or certifiable OR be currently enrolled in a State accredited academy.
  • Must be able to successfully complete a written exam, an extensive oral interview, drug screen and psychological evaluation.

Application Deadline:    Monday, September 26, 2016

Salary Range:    $38,439 - $59,137 annually

Benefit Package, including:

  • Paid vacation leave, sick leave, personal days and holidays
  • Healthcare, dental, life and optical insurance
  • Disability income plan
  • Pension program
  • Deferred compensation plan (457)
  • Healthcare savings plan

Application Requirements:

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Copy of MCOLES certification of eligibility or a letter of good standing acknowledging your current enrollment in a State accredited training academy

To Apply:

  • Job applications can be obtained from the Human Resources Department or download from
  • If mailed, it must be postmarked by the deadline date listed above.
  • Original job applications will be accepted in-person or by mail at:  City of Port Huron, Human Resources, 100 McMorran Blvd., Port Huron MI 48060.

Equal Opportunity Employer


City of Wayne - Police Officer

The City of Wayne is accepting applications for Police Officer.  Salary $41,000 - $63,381/yr.  Applicants must conform to employment standards as set by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (M.C.O.L.E.S.).

Applicants must (at the time of submitting application)

a.    Provide copy of your valid driver's license (with no more than 3 current points on driving record);

b.    Provide copy of certificate of successful completion of the M.C.O.L.E.S. Pre-employment Physical Agility and Reading Writing Skills Test;

c.    Provide a current M.C.O.L.E.S. certification (as certified or certifiable).

d.    Must take EMPCO test to be considered for employment.  Details about the exam are available at

e.    Must have attended or are currently attending a M.C.O.L.E.S. Certified Police Academy.

Applicants must maintain M.C.O.L.E.S. certification for the duration of the hiring process.  Must possess good moral character as determined by a favorable background investigation covering school, employment records, home environment and personal traits and integrity.  Applications may be picked up in the City of Wayne City Hall, 3355 South Wayne Road, Wayne, MI 48184.  An application form is also available on the website:  Applications must be completed in its entirety and on file in the Personnel Department.  No faxed or emailed applications will be accepted.  No resumes will be accepted without written application form.

The City of Wayne does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.



Saginaw County Sheriff's Office

The Saginaw County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for Part-Time Sheriff Deputies for Courthouse Security and Prisoner Transport.  Applicants must have successfully completed a MCOLES certified Police Academy.  Applications can be picked up from the Sheriff's Office at 618 Cass Street in Saginaw, or found online at the following link  This position is Monday-Friday and allows up to 29 hours per week.  Any questions please contact Sergeant Travis Henige at (989) 790-5447. 





Corrections Officer

Isabella County Sheriffs Dept. - Mount Pleasant, MI

Law Enforcement POSITION

Part-Time Corrections Officer. The Isabella County Sheriff's Department is seeking applicants to fill part-time positions in the Isabella County Correctional Facility. These positions entail flexible hours that include evenings and weekends.  Individuals that enjoy working with people should apply. Criminal justice training and/or Corrections Certification is preferred however not required.  To receive consideration, persons applying must meet the following requirements:

Must be 21 yrs. of age at the time of appointment

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent

Applicants are required to complete EMPCO testing to be considered for these positions.  For more information on testing sites visit

Applicants will also be required psychological and physical testing meeting the Michigan Sheriff's Coordinating and Training Council standards prior to employment. For more information on the testing requirements, visit the Michigan Sheriff's Coordinating and Training Council website.

Application and resume must be received to be considered.

Please send to:

Isabella County Sheriff's Department
ATTN: Part-Time Corrections Officer Position
207 N. Court St.
Mt. Pleasant, MI  48858

Applicant forms are available online at 



Montmorency County Sheriff's Office

The Montmorency County Sheriff's Office is looking for a new Corrections Officer.

The main duties of a corrections officer are to maintain order in the correctional facility.  Corrections officers supervise inmates and enforce the rules and regulations of the facility.  A corrections officer must maintain the security of the facility and oversee the health and safety of staff and inmates.  They also provide inmate transportations to and from the facility.


Must be at least 18 years of age

High-school diploma or GED

Have no previous felony convictions

Must have a valid drivers license

Must be Corrections certified

The Michigan Sheriffs' Coordinating and Training Council requires that each individual complete a physical agility test, a drug test, mental evaluation and a written exam.  This information can be found at

If you are interested in the open position, please contact Sgt. Tauriainen at or by telephone at 989-785-2582.

For applications, please visit the Montmorency County Sheriff's Office website:



Oakland University Police Rochester MI

Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) is seeking applicants for a Police Officer position.  Position responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, carrying out the patrol functions of the Police Department including: law enforcement, traffic control, crime prevention and interdiction, report writing, traffic and parking enforcement, hazard identification, building and property security, criminal and traffic accident investigation, and rendering first aid.

Qualifications:  Current MCOLES Certification or certifiable pending Academy Graduation.  A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Possession of a valid Michigan driver/s license and an acceptable driving record.  Ability to pass a background check, psychological testing and drug screening.  Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills including keyboarding skills.  Physical fitness and the ability to perform duties and responsibilities of the position.  United States citizenship.  Ability to work and exercise good judgment in stressful situations.  Ability to work independently.  Ability to work varied shifts, weekends and holidays.

Applications are only accepted online:

University Human Resources administers the hiring process for the police positions.  If you have questions regarding this position, please call 248-370-3480 or contact the office at


Part-Time Corrections Officer

Gladwin County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for a part-time Corrections Officer position.  Applicant must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays.  Applicants must demonstrate successful completion of the EMPCO written exam, and a successful physical fitness exam.  Physical fitness, EMPCO testing sights and minimum standards information can be found at  Please apply at the Gladwin County Sheriff Office, Attention:  Jail Administrator Matthew McGourty.  Applications will be accepted until filled.

Following are the minimum standards required:

    Age - Not less than 18 years old.  No maximum age.

    Citizenship - United States Citizenship.

    Education - High school diploma or equivalency.

    Driver's License - Possess a valid operator's license.

    Oral Interview - Conduct an oral interview to determine the applicant's acceptability for a corrections officer position.

    Criminal Convictions - No prior felony convictions.

    Good Moral Character - Possess good moral character as determined by a favorable comprehensive background investigation covering school and employment records, home environment, and personal traits and integrity.  Consideration will be given to all criminal and civil law violations as indicating a lack of good character.

    Fingerprinting - Fingerprint the applicant with a search of state and federal fingerprint files to disclose criminal record.

    Drug Testing - Cause the applicant to be tested for the use of illegal controlled substances.


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