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Chikaming Township Police Department

The Chikaming Township Police Department is accepting resumes for three part-time police officer positions.  Officers are expected to be dedicated, committed, motivated, and maintain a high standard of police professionalism both on and off duty.

Chikaming Township offers competitive starting part-time wage:

  1. Starting part-time wage is $15.60 per hour

General requirements include, but are not limited to:  1) possess a High School Diploma or GED; 2) possess an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice or General Education; 3) must be MCOLES licensable or licensed; 4) must be 21 years-of-age; 5) must possess a valid Michigan Driver's License, which must be free of any criminal convictions; 6) required to pass medical and psychological exams; 7) attend and pass an oral board; 8) undergo a vigorous background investigation, which shall be free of any criminal violations; 9) must be motivated, mature, willing to work various shifts, work well with others as a cohesive team, be willing to learn on a continuous basis, and possess a high degree of professionalism; and 10) must be able to perform the Essential Job Functions of a Law Enforcement Officer as listed in the MCOLES website.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  1) general road patrol; 2) patrolling seven Lake Michigan Public Beaches; 3) enforcing State laws and local ordinances; 4) preserving the peace; 5) detecting and deterring criminal activity, and 6) protecting life and property.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, with a cover letter explaining what knowledge and skills he or she could offer to the Township.  Resume and cover letter should be addressed to:

Chief Todd Taylor

P. O. Box 258

Harbert MI 49115



City of Cadillac - Seasonal Community Policing Officers

The City of Cadillac is accepting applications for Seasonal Community Policing Officers.  Consists primarily of foot and bike patrol activities.  Candidates must be either licensed or eligible for licensing with the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) by May 10, 2014.  Term of employment will be from late May to mid-September 2014.  Rate of pay is $11.00/hr.  Minimum hiring age is 21.  Required application form is available at the Cadillac Municipal Complex, 200 N. Lake Street, Cadillac, MI 49601 and online at  Human Resources will accept applications until 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2014.  Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.  The City of Cadillac is an AA/EO/ADA employer.


City of Ludington - Police Officer

The City of Ludington, Michigan is seeking applicants for the positions of Part-Time and Full-Time Police Officer, within a community of 8,200.  Applicants must be certified/certifiable by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards.  Interested individuals may apply at the Ludington Police Department, 408 S. Harrison Street, Ludington MI 49431, (231) 843-3425.  Applications can be downloaded from

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  The City of Ludington is an equal opportunity employer. 


City of Muskegon Heights

Police Officer (Part-time) - $16.99 per hour - $20.69 per hour

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 Master 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, Michigan 49444. 


City of Roseville

The City of Roseville, Act 78 Police & Fire Civil Service Commission will be testing for the position of Police Officer to create an eligibility list for future employment opportunities.  Completion of the pre-registration form is required to take the written examination.  Please click on to print and complete this form.  Please e-mail form to or fax to (586) 445-5068, no later than 4:00 pm, Wednesday, May 14, 2014.  The written examination will be held at:  Kment Elementary School, 20033 Washington, on Thursday, May 15, 2014.  All applicants must check-in with picture identification by 5:15 pm.  No late applicants will be accepted!!

If you have any questions please contact:

  • City Clerk's Office at (586) 445-5443

Please Note:    Initially a minimum number of applicants with the highest written score will be notified to submit a formal application and receive an interview.  The remaining qualified applicants may be contacted in the future for an interview if additional candidates are needed.

*Please do not send any documents or certificates with the pre-registration form.

Documentation required at time of formal application:

  1. An original/certified birth certificate or a passport.
  2. Valid driver's license with photo.
  3. Original high school diploma, G.E.D. or transcripts.
  4. Current Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (M.C.O.L.E.S.) written and physical agility certifications or Law Enforcement license.

Documentation required at the time of hire:

Applicant must meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Proof of police academy graduation and certified/certifiable M.C.O.L.E.S.
  2. 2 years of out-of-state experience with M.C.O.L.E.S. certification.

*All applicants must be a U.S. Citizen and 18 years of age or older.


City of Troy - Police Officer

Duties (Not All-Inclusive)

Responsible for protection of life and property through enforcement of laws and ordinances.  Patrols assigned areas, investigates and makes arrests, directs and controls traffic, writes violation tickets, prepares reports, appears in court, provides service and assistance to public, performs related work as assigned.

Requirements - MUST be met as of date of official application with the City of Troy, unless otherwise noted.

Open Competitive Applicants

Must meet one of the following MCOLES standards:

  • Currently certified
  • Considered "Certifiable"
  • Currently enrolled in a MCOLES certified Police Academy or Police Certification Program with a projected graduation date within 120 days of application deadline and provide proof of same.

Any applicant who fails to comply with these requirements shall become ineligible (certification must be maintained throughout the term of the eligibility).

Promotional Applicants Only

Current City of Troy Police Service Aides successfully meeting all other requirements and who have received a satisfactory score on their most recent performance evaluation will be sent to the police academy if required.

Open Competitive and Promotional Applicants

  1. At least 21 years of age as of date of filing official application.
  2. Vision correctable to 20/20 with no major defects; normal color vision; normal hearing.
  3. Able to pass any physical agility test required to determine physical fitness for the performance of duties of position to be filled.  Must possess valid proof of passing the MCOLES physical fitness pre-enrollment test at time of hire.
  4. Must possess 12th grade reading and writing proficiency as measured on the College English Placement Test or an exam similar in content.
  5. Bachelor Degree or Associate Degree in any field, or a minimum of 60 semester credit hours from an accredited college or university.  Recent satisfactory sworn Police Officer experience (within five years prior to closing date of announcement) may be substituted for years of college on a year-to-year basis.  One (1) year recent satisfactory experience as a City of Troy Police Service Aide may be substituted for up to 1 year of college (30 credit hours).  Experience in military police, private security, campus security, and/or reserves will not be considered.
  6. No prior felony convictions.
  7. Valid Michigan Driver License with good driving record (based on City of Troy standards).  Out-of-state applicants must provide current driving record at time of application and obtain State of Michigan license within one (1) month of employment.
  8. Must have taken and passed the MCOLES Pre-employment Test (reading and writing test).
  9. Must register with Empco and take and pass the Empco police written exam with an 80% or higher score by the closing date (cost of exam is applicant's responsibility).
  10. Those successfully passing the written examination will be provided a background questionnaire that must be fully completed and submitted by the specified deadline in order to be invited to an oral interview (cost of scheduling an oral interview is the applicant's responsibility).

Exam - Exam will consist of:

    Written Test    60%

    Interview          40%


Go to Empco's website at  Click on the link for a Law Enforcement Police Officer Position and follow the instructions.  Qualified applicants will be notified by April 30, 2014 from Empco (through email) regarding the next step.

Closing Date:    April 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Wage:    Minimum - $41,608/yr.; Maximum - $68,004/yr.

Comprehensive Benefit Package - Starting Salary dependent upon experience


Hampton Township Police Department

The Hampton Township Police Department is establishing an eligibility roster for the position of police officer for 2014.  Hampton Township is located in the east side of Bay County and services a population of approximately 10,000 people.  The department is a full service agency employing 10 sworn and 1 civilian personnel.  If you are interested in being considered for a potential opening with the Hampton Township Police Department, please fill out an application and send it with a resume and cover letter to:  Hampton Township Police Department, 745 W. Center Road, Essexville MI 48732.  Applications and Resumes will be reviewed as part of the initial screening process.

Applicant must have good interpersonal-public relation skills, be able to work holidays and weekends, and be a highly motivated, team minded individuals.

The applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Be a Michigan Resident.
  • Possess a valid Michigan driver's license with a satisfactory driving record.
  • Possess an Associate's degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration, or a related field.
  • Must be certified or certifiable (by date of hire) as a police officer by MCOLES.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and be 21 years or older at the time of employment.
  • Have no felony convictions and/or disqualifying criminal histories.
  • Must be of good moral character.
  • Must be able to successfully complete all phases of the selection process.


Applications and Resumes must include a cover letter, include all work experience and list professional references.  Applications can be obtained from the Hampton Township website ( or by contacting the Hampton Township Police Department at 989-892-0571 (M-F/8:00 am - 4:00 pm).  All required documents must be submitted no later than April 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

Documents must be mailed or dropped off to:

Chief Gerald Runde

Hampton Township Police Department

745 W. Center Road

Essexville MI 48732


Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is beginning the process to hire Conservation Officers. The general description is as follows:

"This is the recruit level officer learning and developing the knowledge and abilities required to function as a conservation officer. Responsibilities include learning how to enforce the laws, rules and orders relating to natural resources, environmental protection and general  criminal law. Learn to check licenses, permits and species of fish and wildlife. Learn how to investigate complaints. Learn how to issue citations and make arrests for natural resource and criminal violations. Learn the correct procedure when contacting prosecutors and judges, serving warrants, and appearing and testifying in court. Learn how to complete and submit reports, maintain records and files, and respond to public inquiries. Learn how to operate snowmobiles, boats, ORVs, and patrol vehicles, while maintaining them in good working condition. Learn to attend meetings, and take part in departmental programs.  Learn to ensure the availability of and how to teach all recreation safety classes.  Learn when to provide assistance to other law enforcement agencies. Learn to enforce statutes and regulations that relate directly to public safety".

If interested, see full details. 


Park Police Officers

The Kent County Sheriff Department is a progressive, technologically advanced agency devoted to providing protection for and service to the community. The Sheriff Department is a leader in law enforcement and corrections programs. It is a multi-faceted, modern police agency with specialized units. Some of these units include vice and detective bureaus, School Resource, and traffic investigation. The department's philosophy is one of community policing and it participates in programs that emphasize its service to the residents of Kent County.

The successful applicants will work as part-time officers on a seasonal basis and be responsible for patrolling County parks. They will prevent crimes, provide security and event management within the parks, enforce laws and traffic regulations and provide assistance to the public. They will function as part of a highly motivated, team oriented group of police professionals. The salary for a Park Officer is $17.00 per hour.

The Park Police Officer position requires and Associate's degree in Criminal Justice, Sociology or related field and the possession of Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) Certification, or proof of certifiability, a satisfactory work record and personal history; and must possess and maintain an unrestricted valid Michigan driver's license with a good driving record.  Desire a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or related area.  Previous experience in law enforcement in either a reserve, part-time or full-time position and bilingual ability beneficial.

In order to qualify to become a Kent County Park Police Officer, candidates are subject to detailed personal, work and criminal background investigations and drug testing. The successful applicant must be of sound character, demonstrate a responsible work history, be free of felony convictions and possess a good driving record.

All candidates must submit a Kent County Application for Employment and Supplemental Application. Application packets may be downloaded from our website at  Please complete and return the entire application package to  If you prefer, you can fax your completed application packet to 616-632-7445 or mail it to Kent County Human Resources Department, County Administration Building, 300 Monroe Avenue, NW Grand Rapids, MI  49503-2222.

Position will remain open until filled. For serious consideration, please apply without delay.

For additional information or to complete an application, visit our website: 


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. 


University of Michigan - Flint

Police Officer


Patrol, on foot and in a motor vehicle, all University property; prevent crime on the campus; and provide security services to students, faculty, staff and visitors.  Issue violation notices.  Prepare narrative crime reports and non-criminal reports, and other incident reports.  Prepare daily activity log.  Use a portable fire extinguisher to extinguish very small fires.  Respond to radio calls for service.  Provide response to emergency request and coordinate police, fire, and medical assistance.  Assist in emergency procedures, such as locating persons and evacuating buildings.  Provide traffic crowd control at special events and University sponsored activities.  Observe the conduct of persons to detect dangerous or criminal practices or violations of University regulations.  Disuade persons from continuing unacceptable conduct and practices.  Stand guard and/or patrol on foot or in a motor vehicle to prevent theft, violence, vandalism, or infractions of University rules.  Restrain and remove disorderly persons from campus as appropriate.

Conduct preliminary investigations using routine investigative procedures.

Provide escort of persons.  Lock and unlock doors in buildings.  Display a positive and professional attitude and demeanor.  Represent the University to students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus.  Provide information and general assistance to the University community.

Act as a liaison with federal, state, and local police and state and local fire officials.

Identify, apprehend and arrest subjects.  Obtain and serve warrants, subpoenas, and other court documents.  Detain, search and question suspects as appropriate.

Participate in training sessions, and crime prevention programs.  Provide jump starts and unlocks of motor vehicles.  Perform other related job duties as assigned by Public Safety Department supervisors.

Required Qualifications*:

Bachelor's degree in criminal justice or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.

Completion of a State of Michigan accredited police academy training program is necessary on the date of hire.

Some knowledge of State and Federal laws and University ordinances and regulations is necessary.

Possess a valid Michigan motor vehicle operator or chauffeur's license.

Must be a U. S. Citizen, have obtained the minimum age, not less than 18 years of age or as otherwise provided by law.

Have the ability to work under pressure, and work in excess of eight hours.

Possess good moral character as determined by a favorable comprehensive background investigation.

Demonstrate a high level of verbal and interpersonal skills acceptable on a college campus.

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must attach a resume that includes work and education history.  If you wish to submit a cover letter, you must include it as page one of your resume document.

Desired Qualifications*:

Experience working in a college setting.

Union Affiliation:

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Police Officers Association of Michigan union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening:

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Link to Application.


Corrections Officer

County of St. Clair

Requisition Number:    14-022

Title:    Corrections Deputy

Department:    St. Clair County Sheriff - 1170 Michigan, Port Huron Township

Wage Range:    $35,819 - $48,568 (Annually Adjusted)

Hours:    Full Time

Complete Test By:    April 30, 2014

Other Information:    Open to Sheriff Department Corrections Officer and Professional Employees POAM members and the Public.

  • The Corrections Officer position is recruited once each year.  Current and future vacancies that occur over a twelve month calendar period will be filled from the eligible candidate hiring list created from this posting according to funding.

General Statement of Duties:

To lawfully maintain custody and security of inmates and oversee inmate activity.  To admit, maintain custody and discharge inmates according to State and Federal laws.  To accurately prepare and maintain documents in accordance with Department policy.  To oversee the health, welfare, and safety requirements of inmates.  To maintain personal qualifications that may be required by the department to perform related work.

Desirable Qualifications for Employment:

Ability to physically and verbally control disruptive inmates.

Normal psychological profile and stability.

Ability to deal effectively with complex human behavior problems.

Ability to act quickly and calmly in emergencies.

Ability to work effectively with the public and other criminal justice employees.

Ability to comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions.

Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms.

Ability and willingness to enforce laws, rules and regulations with firmness and tact.

Must successfully complete the State of Michigan certification as a Corrections Officer when requested by Department.

An employee in this class, upon appointment, must have the following training and experience:

The preferred candidate will have an Associate's Degree and/or MSCTC-approved local Corrections Academy and/or two years work experience in a correctional facility in lieu of Associate's degree or MSCTC Academy.  Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a GED is required.  Must possess a valid Michigan motor vehicle operator's license.  Must have passing MSCTC LCOPAT physical test prior to hire date.  Possess a familiarity with firearms, and have the ability to obtain a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) within one year of hire date.  A documented responsible work experience and ability to accurately enter and retrieve data from a computer terminal.

Special Notice to Applicants:

Those interested in a career as a Corrections Deputy must take the Michigan Sheriff's Association Corrections test through Empco.  Candidates will have through Wednesday, April 30, 2014, to take the test.  Those that have taken the test within the last three years of that date will receive a link to the application via e-mail in early May.  The candidates that fill out the online application after taking the test will comprise the St. Clair County Sheriff's Annual Hiring List for Corrections Deputies.

Additionally, the Michigan Sheriff's Coordinating and Training Council (MSCTC) standards require a candidate must pass the Local Corrections Officer Physical Ability Test (LCOPAT) prior to being hired as a local corrections officer.  This must be accomplished prior to hire date if selected.

To learn more about the Empco testing process, please go to:  To learn more about MSCTC Physical test, please to to:

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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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 must demonstrate successful completion of the EMPCO written exam, and a successful physical fitness exam. 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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