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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 Novi

The City of Novi is seeking a proactive, career oriented Police Officer to work in a community oriented problem-solving environment.  Detailed qualifications are available at and include a Bachelor's Degree and must be MCOLES certified or certifiable.

You must also schedule and complete a profile and examination for this position by EMPCO, Inc. no later than October 1, 2015.  There is a fee to take the examination but results of this one test will be accepted by all participating police departments in Michigan.


Compensation:    Starting salary is $50,341 with a comprehensive benefit package.

Contact:    Submit application, cover letter and resume no later than October 9, 2015 to or ATTN:  Human Resources, 45175 West Ten Mile Road, Novi MI 48375.


City of Port Huron

The City of Port Huron is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of 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 or 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 have successfully completed or be currently enrolled in a State accredited academy by September 1, 2015 and be able to successfully complete a written exam, an extensive oral interview, drug screen and psychological evaluation.

Application Deadline:    Friday, October 16, 2015

Present Salary Range:    $37,685 - $57,977 annually

Application packet requirements:

  • Application, resume, cover letter, background questionnaire, copy of MCOLES certification of eligibility or a letter of good standing acknowledging your current enrollment in a State accredited training academy required when applying for this position.
    • Completed application packets will be accepted at:
      • City of Port Huron, Human Resources Department, 100 McMorran Boulevard, Port Huron MI 48060.
    • Only original application packets will be accepted.
    • Only application packets received or postmarked by the application deadline date will be accepted.
  • The application and background questionnaire can be downloaded from or picked up at the Human Resources Department, 100 McMorran Boulevard, Port Huron MI 48060.

Equal Opportunity Employer



City of Sault Ste. Marie

The City of Sault Ste. Marie is accepting applications for police officer.  Candidates may submit an application on-line at and click on the Employment Application selection or contact the Human Resources Office during normal business hours at 225 E. Portage Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie MI 49783; (906) 632-5708.  Applications will not be mailed out.  Completed applications and required documents must be received at the Human Resources Office no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 23, 2015.  Only applications from qualified individuals will be considered.

Required with Application:

  • Resume
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • Copy of college degree
  • Copy of valid driver's license
  • MCOLES number, if applicable
  • Copy of Social Security card (required to check for MCOLES eligibility)

Qualifications:  (At time of appointment)

  • Minimum of 21 years of age
  • U.S. citizen
  • Possess a valid Michigan driver's license
  • MCOLES certified or eligible for certification
  • Minimum of an Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • No pending charges or convictions for felonies or disqualifying misdemeanors, as determined by the Department
  • Have an acceptable driving history, as determined by the Department
  • Ability to perform all functions of a certified police officer
  • Ability to successfully complete all phases of the selection process, to include:  department physical agility test, oral interview(s), medical (including drug testing) and psychological exams, and an extensive background investigation


  • Patrol Officer staring salary is:
    • 0 - 1 year = $39,818.15
    • 1 - 2 year = $41,939.50
    • 2 - 3 year = $44,060.85
    • 3 - 4 year = $46, 182.22
    • 4 - 5 year = $48,303.57
    • 5 & over = $50,424.92
  • Contractual and promotion increases
  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • Retirement package
  • Residency within 20 miles from city limits

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency of 24 sworn personnel serving a population of over 14,000 within 20.16 square miles.  The City serves as the seat for Chippewa County in Michigan's eastern Upper Peninsula.  The City of Sault Ste. Marie is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, marital status, handicap or other protected status.


City of Wayne - Police Officer

The City of Wayne is accepting applications to establish a Police Officer eligibility list.  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 must be picked up in the City of Wayne City Hall, 32101 Stellwagen, Wayne, MI 48184.  An application form is also available on the website:  Application 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.


City of Wyandotte - Police Officer

Wyandotte Police Department, Wayne County, Applications obtained online at Applications must be mailed to 3200 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte, MI 48192 and received no later than Friday, October 24, 2015 by 4:00 pm.  All applicants must have completed a minimum of 62 college credit hours/Associates Degree from a North Central accredited college/university.  Preference will be given to candidates who are MCOLES certified/certifiable or currently attending an MCOLES accredited Police Academy.  Candidates must also be a United States Citizen, be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver's license with record clear of any prior arrests, and must pass all department testing prior to appointment.  Prior to October 31, 2015, all applicants must have taken and passed the Police Officers entry level examination as administered by EMPCO to be considered for employment with the Wyandotte Police Department.  Information regarding this examination can be obtained at


Gerrish Township Police Department

The Township of Gerrish is creating an eligibility list for police officer position.

Application Opening Date:    September 16, 2015

Application Deadline:    October 7, 2015

Minimum Police Office Position Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • 20 Years of Age
  • High School graduate with Associate Degree in Law Enforcement or other related Public Safety field to include prior military service (submit proof with application including copy of transcript)
  • No arrest record
  • Good moral character
  • Possess valid Michigan Operators or Chauffeurs License with good driving record
  • Must be a non-tobacco user
  • Must be free from physical, chronic and organic diseases
  • Possess normal hearing as defined in MCOLES standards
  • Possess 20/20 corrected vision in each eye (includes peripheral vision, depth perception and night vision)
  • Must be MCOLES certified or certifiable at the time of filing the application
  • Must be free from mental/emotional disorders
  • Must have good oral and communication skills
  • Must have computer and typing skills
  • Complete EMPCO testing

A competitive wage and benefit package is offered.

To schedule a complete profile and take a test for this position, go to and follow the instructions.  There is a fee to take the examination, but results of this one test will be accepted by all participating police departments in Michigan.  You must apply and pass the test by October 7, 2015.  You must complete the profile and test by October 7, 2015.

To obtain an application package, please contact Sgt. Greg Patchin at (989) 821-5207 Ext. 286 or email him at


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 



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 Jail is accepting applications for a part-time Corrections Officer position. Applicant must be 18 years old or older, no criminal record and able to work nights, weekends, and holidays.  Applicants certified in Corrections and / or two years experience as a correction officer preferred.  Applicants certified or with experience will be considered first.  Applicants must demonstrate successful completion of the EMPCO written exam, and a successful physical fitness exam.  Physical fitness testing sight's information is located at the Sheriff's Office.  Please apply at the Gladwin County Sheriff Office attention Jail Administrator Matthew McGourty. Applicants will be accepted until filled.

Gladwin County Sheriffs Department
501 West Cedar Avenue
Gladwin, MI  48624


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