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Auburn Hills Police Department

The City of Auburn Hills, Michigan is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Police Officer.  Duties include patrolling City streets, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic, prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations and to otherwise serve and protect.

Work on rotating shifts performing security patrols, traffic control, investigation and first aid at accidents, detection, investigation and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct; Participates in investigating criminal law violations occurring within the City limits, obtaining evidences and compiling information regarding these crimes, preparing cases for filing of charges, testifying in court, and related activities; Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, and City laws and ordinances.

This position requires substantial contact with general public, court officials, and other City officials in the performance of police operating activities.


  • Associates degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration, or a related field with a bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Must be certified, certifiable as a police officer by MCOLES, or currently attending an MCOLES certified training academy.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and be 21 years or older at the time of employment.
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid State driver's license.
  • No felony convictions and/or disqualifying criminal histories.
  • Must be able to read and write the English language.
  • Must be of good moral character.
  • Ability to successfully complete all phases of the selection process.

Ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations; Ability to perform work requiring good physical condition; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers and supervisors; Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions; Ability to follow verbal and written instructions; Ability to learn the City's geography.

Hours and Wages

This is a Full-Time position with a salary range of $47,861 - $58,698, plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Applications available at:

To apply, submit cover letter, resume and completed employment application to:  City of Auburn Hills, Human Resources Department, 1827 N. Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills MI 48326.

Applications accepted until job(s) filled.

The City of Auburn Hills is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking qualified applicants without regard to race or other protected status.



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 Saginaw

Police Officer (Certified, Certifiable and Non-Certified Candidates)

$39,429 to $51,087

Open to the Public


This professional and community oriented work in the prevention of crime and enforcement of local, state, and federal laws.  Duties involve protection of life and property through enforcement of laws and ordinances, performance of routine patrol duties, investigation of crimes and accidents, and traffic enforcement; all within established departmental guidelines.  Duties involve constant public contact in the performance of work while tolerating stressful situations.  Must provide quality service to the public without losing sight of what laws have to be enforced.


  • Must meet one of the following criteria:
    • Certified:  current or prior sworn Police Officer status; prior urban experience greatly preferred.
    • Certifiable:  successful completion of a recognized Police Academy;
    • Non-Certified:  successful completion of both MCOLES (Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards) Reading & Writing test and Physical Agility test.  (You must receive a written test score of Band A or Band B.)  If selected, the City will sponsor you through Delta College's Police Academy while providing wages and benefits.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • High school graduate or possess a GED equivalent.
  • Height in proportion to weight as determined by a physical examination.
  • Uncorrected vision correctable to 20/20 vision by contact lenses; no greater than 20/40 vision correctable to 20/20 with glasses.  Must not be colorblind.
  • No prior felony convictions (includes expunged convictions).
  • Must have a valid Michigan driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.
  • In good physical and mental health, free from impediments of the senses and possess all extremities.
  • Must meet hearing standard as established by MCOLES.


Submit a completed City of Saginaw employment application to the Office of Human Resources, Room 202, City Hall, 1315 S. Washington Avenue, Saginaw MI 48601.  Application and FAQ Sheet available from the office Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, or at under the "Find a Job" link.  Proof of officer certification, police academy completion or satisfactory MCOLES test results must be presented with your application.  Certified and Certifiable application deadline is Friday, February 27, 2015; Non-Certified application deadline is Friday, April 24, 2015.  Female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

BENEFITS:  Subject to change in accordance with collective bargaining agreements:

Health Insurance; Dental Insurance; Vision Benefits; Life Insurance; Deferred Compensation; Defined Contribution Retirement Benefit; Paid Time Off (PTO) days per year based on seniority; Short and Long Term Disability coverage; Employee Credit Union; Employee Assistance Program; Tuition Reimbursement Program.

The City of Saginaw employs only United States citizens and individuals authorized to work in the United States, pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

The City of Saginaw does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in admission or access to or treatment or employment in its programs and activities.

An Equal Opportunity Employer


City of Wayne

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 prior to application closing date to be considered for employment.

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 investigation covering school, employment records, home environment, and personal traits and integrity.  Applications must be picked up in the City of Wayne City Hall, 3355 S. Wayne Road, Wayne MI 48184.  An application form is also available on our website:  Applications must be completed in its entirety and on file in the Personnel Department by 4:00 p.m. on January 26, 2015.  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.


Gerrish Township

The Township of Gerrish is creating an eligibility list for a full-time police officer position.

Application Deadline:    January 23, 2015

Minimum qualifications are:

  • 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 (includes expunged convictions)
  • 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

A competitive wage and benefit package is offered.

For further information or to obtain an application packet, please contact Sgt. Greg Patchin at


Huron-Clinton Metroparks - Police Officer (Part-time-Seasonal)

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks is a five county (Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, Livingston, and Washtenaw) regional parks system and hosts nearly 9 million visitors at 13 Metroparks covering 24,000 acres.  The Metroparks offer ten golf courses, two marinas, scenic nature trails, beaches, pools and aquatic facilities, educational activities and winter sports.

Applications are currently being accepted to fill openings for part-time Seasonal Police Officers to begin in April, 2015.  Officers will work various locations throughout the five county park systems.  Applicants must be able to work a 7 day per week schedule, and be available for any shift.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MCOLES Certified Officer or certifiable Police Academy graduate in the State of Michigan.
  • Associates Degree or minimum 60 credit hours earned at an accredited school preferably in criminal justice, park administration, sociology, natural resources, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Possess a valid State of Michigan motor vehicle license and maintain an acceptable driving record.
  • Unsullied personal life free from crimes of moral turpitude as determined by a criminal history and background investigation.
  • Ability to perform all of the essential job functions and typical physical demands unassisted and without delay.
  • Upon offer of employment, satisfactory completion of background check, physical to include drug screening, and psychological examination.
  • Free from illicit substances other than those prescribed under a licensed physician's care.
  • Non-smoker on or off the job.

Pay Level:    $14.50/hr.

Selection will be based upon background, experience, and qualifications assessed in the interview process.  For consideration, please forward HCMA Employment Application (available on the website to: or mail to:  Chief of Police, Huron-Clinton Metroparks, 13000 High Ridge Drive, Brighton MI 48114.

Applications will be accepted through February 17, 2015 or until all vacancies are filled.

The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Saginaw County Sheriffs 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. 


Taylor Police Department

The Taylor Police Department is seeking motivated individuals for the position of Police Officer.  We are creating an eligibility list for probationary police officer.  All applicants will need to submit an application to the City of Taylor City Clerk's Office by January 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm.  Applicants will be notified for a written test at a later date.  Applicants who successfully pass the written exam with a score of 80% or higher will advance to the oral interview phase.

Minimum Requirements:  Applicants must be 21 years of age, United States Citizens, and possess a valid Michigan Operators License.  Applicants must be MCOLES certified, certifiable, or be certifiable within one year of application due date.  Applicants will be required to pass a background investigation, psychological exam, and medical exam.

The City of Taylor offers competitive wages and pension program.

Applications are available at  Click on the Application for Employment.

Return applications to:  City Clerk's Office, 23555 Goddard, Taylor MI 48180.

To express interest or for more information, please email Lt. Richard Hopper,




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 



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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