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Police Academy and In-Service Training

Employment Opportunities  

City of East Lansing

Available Position:    Police Officer

Pay Rate:    $43,804.80

Work Schedule:    Full Time, Rotating 12 Hour Shifts


  • Must have an Associate's Degree or equivalent in Criminal Justice or related field.  (Equivalent would be either 90 credit term hours or 60 semester hours.)
  • Must be a Citizen of the United States.
  • Certification through a Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) approved school preferred; will consider candidates who have not yet completed a Police Academy; however, the City is not able to sponsor candidates at this time.
  • Must have a valid Michigan Driver's License, with no restrictions or suspensions.
  • Must possess a physical condition satisfactory to fulfill the duties of the position as determined by a physician of the City's choice.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-screen interview, written examinations, oral board interview, strict background investigation, psychological evaluation and physical examination, which includes drug testing.

Essential Functions:

  • Verbal and written communication skills - Computer Skills - First aid - Use of firearms - Photography - Motor vehicle operation and inspection - Fingerprinting and latent fingerprint search and development - Crime scene search - Interrogation - Knowledge of total government structure and the personnel operation - Knowledge of laws, regulations and arrest procedures - Accident investigation - Traffic control - Defensive tactic skills.

Apply:    Application materials can be downloaded at  You must complete the Police Officer application and a Personnel History Questionnaire.

Return completed applications to:    East Lansing City Hall, Human Resources Department, 410 Abbot Road, East Lansing MI 48823; Email:

Deadline:    Friday, September 25, 2015

The City of East Lansing is an Equal Opportunity Employer


City of Iron Mountain

The City of Iron Mountain, Michigan is accepting applications for examination under MI Public Act 78, Civil Service, for Police Officer until Friday, September 11, 2015 at the office of the City Clerk/Treasurer, 501 S. Stephenson Avenue, Iron Mountain, MI 49801.  The purpose of this examination is to establish a list of eligible applicants for this position.  An immediate hire will be made from this list.  Applicant must be a high school graduate and be certified or eligible for immediate certification through the Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) in order to qualify to take the Civil Service Examination.  Proof of MCOLSE certification must accompany the application.  Any person requiring special accommodations must contact the City Clerk/Treasurer prior to the examination date.  Eligibility and qualifications will be evaluated by the Police and Fire Civil Service Commission as provided in Act 78 of  PA 1935 as amended.  Applications are available at and can be returned to 501 S. Stephenson Avenue, Iron Mountain, Michigan 49801.  For additional information, call the Iron Mountain Clerk at (906) 774-8530 Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm (CST).  The Examination is scheduled for Thursday, September 17, 2015 at the Iron Mountain City Hall at 6:00 pm (CST).


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 - Police Officer

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 $36,751, increases to $45,141 upon completion of FTO and reaches a max of $68,682 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 September 10, 2015.  Post marked documents are not acceptable.

Testing will take place Thursday, September 24, 2015 for those who meet the desired minimum qualifications.  There will be no make-up days scheduled; testing will take place only on Thursday, September 24, 2015.  Interviews will take place on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 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

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 Portage - Police Officer (Full-Time & Part-Time)

The City of Portage is developing a hiring list for full-time and part-time police officer positions.  These are highly responsible positions involving crime prevention, criminal and emergency response, investigation and traffic enforcement.  The starting hourly rate is $20.67 per hour and moves to $30.54 within five years with an excellent benefits package.

To be considered as part of the current pool of candidates for the City of Portage, you must have taken the EMPCO entry-level Law Enforcement Police Officer test within the one year period ending September 1, 2015.

Those who have fulfilled the EMPCO test requirement must submit City of Portage Employment and Supplemental Applications no later than September 1, 2015 to be considered for current openings.  Employment Applications may be submitted online at or by submitting an application to The Department of Human Resources, City of Portage, 7900 Westnedge Avenue, Portage MI 49002.

The minimum qualifications for a successful candidate include the following:

  • Must possess an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice or related field, or equivalent in training and experience.  A Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice is preferred.
  • Must be MCOLES certified or certifiable.
  • Applicants must complete a City of Portage Application.
  • Must pass a written assessment test with EMPCO Inc. (as outlined below), an internal oral board (Panel) interview, comprehensive background investigation and post-offer physical and psychological examinations.
  • Must pass or recently passed the MCOLES physical fitness test.
  • Must possess/obtain a valid Michigan driver license with excellent record.
  • No felony convictions, including expunged convictions.
  • Must obtain residency within 20 miles of city boundaries within specified time frame.

The City utilizes the independent testing firm of EMPCO Inc. to conduct the written Law Enforcement Police Officer test.  Tests are conducted on various dates and at various locations around the state.  For local candidate convenience, a test has been set up for Thursday, August 27, 2015, at Kalamazoo Valley Community College in the Groves Center Building.  Please register early, as this test will have limited space available.  To register with EMPCO and participate in a written test, go to:  A fee will be charged to register with EMPCO, however, their written test results are accepted by many participating police departments throughout the state.

For additional information, please contact the Department of Human Resources at (269) 329-4533.

The City of Portage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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 a 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 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2015.  The written examination will be held at:  Roseville Middle School, (Cafeteria) 16250 Martin Road on Wednesday, September 23, 2015.  All applicants must check-in with picture identification by 5:15 p.m.  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.

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.

Starting salary:

    Entry level Police Officer is $40,000 per year, increases to $42,000 upon completion of field training.  Maximum base salary of $65,576 per current union contract.  Health insurance will be provided after 30 days of service.

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


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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