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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.



Bridgeport Charter Township - Police Officer (Full Time)

Bridgeport Charter Township is seeking applicants for a Police Officer position.  This position is under the supervision and direction of the Chief of Police.  Applicants must meet all position requirements as listed in the job description which include, but are not limited to, the following:  must be at least 21 years of age; possess a high school diploma or GED and a minimum of an Associates Degree, preferably a Bachelors Degree; be of good moral character; possess a valid Michigan driver's license; and must have a good driving record.

Applicants must be certifiable as defined by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) by date of hire.  Successful completion of MCOLES written skills test and physical agility skills test is also required by date of hire.  A complete job description listing all employment requirements and duties is available at the Bridgeport Charter Township Governmental Center.

Applications will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, through June 19, 2015, and must be completed at the Bridgeport Charter Township Governmental Center, 6206 Dixie Highway, Bridgeport MI 48722.




Charter Township of Canton - Police Officer

Pay Range:  $41,136 to $68,180/year

Description of Duties:

This is general police work in the protection of life and property and the enforcement of criminal and traffic laws and local ordinances.  An employee in this class is responsible for the protection of life and property; prevention of crime; apprehension of criminals; and the general enforcement of laws and ordinances in the designated area on an assigned shift.  The employee may be assigned to special details and to a training capacity.

The employee must be able to independently exercise quick but sound judgment in applying appropriate police methods in emergency situations.  As the employee acquires experience on the job he will be granted additional responsibility.  Work is supervised by a superior officer through personal inspection, review of reports, and through general appraisal of the effectiveness of the police service.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to learn the streets and physical layout of the Township and adjoining areas.
  • Some knowledge of first aid methods.
  • Some knowledge of modern approved principles, practices, and procedures of police work.
  • Some skill in the use of firearms.
  • Ability to learn and uphold relevant state laws and Township ordinances.
  • Ability to satisfactorily complete required training.
  • Ability to react competently, quickly and calmly in emergency conditions.
  • Ability and strength for prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions.
  • Ability to cooperate with supervisors and other employees and to accept lines of authority.
  • Ability to deal with the public in tactful and courteous manner.
  • Ability and willingness to comply with the Department's Standards of Appearance policy.

Necessary Special Qualifications:

  • Certified or certifiable as a Michigan Police Officer or currently enrolled in a recognized Police Academy; must have Police Officer Certification from the State of Michigan at the time of Canton Township job offer.
  • Must possess a current, valid Michigan Driver's License with a driving history that does not create liability concerns; i.e. convictions of reckless driving, careless driving, suspended license, or convictions involving drinking and impaired driving.
  • Successful completion of the MCOLES Reading and Writing Skills Examination.
  • Applicants must have successfully completed MCOLES Physical Fitness Test within the past twelve months at time of interview.

Applications must be completed and submitted on or before Tuesday, June 30, 2015 to be considered for this job posting.

Applications will be reviewed and processed as they are received.

Qualified candidates will be emailed a selection questionnaire to assist in the screening process.  Completed questionnaires will be screened in the order they are received.

Selected qualified candidates will be scheduled to interview in July or August.

Create an account to apply online at



City of Coldwater

The City of Coldwater, Michigan is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Police Officer.  Applicants must be MCOLES certified or certifiable.

The Coldwater Police Department seeks motivated and ethical applicants with a positive educational and employment background.  A quality salary and fringe benefit package is provided.  applicants must pass a background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen.

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Monday, June 1, 2015.

Application packets are available at or by contacting the Coldwater Police Department as outlined below.

To apply, submit resume, city application and authorization for release of information to:

Coldwater Police Department

57 Division Street

Coldwater MI, 49036

Phone : 517-278-4525

Fax:  517-279-9406




 City of East Lansing

Available Position:  POLICE OFFICER

Pay Rate:    $43,368.00

Work Schedule:    Full Time, Rotating 12 Hour Shifts

Requirements:    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 operations 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 Abbott Road, East Lansing, MI 48823


DEADLINE:  Friday, June 5, 2015





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 Troy - Police Officer

Salary:    Minimum - $42,866/yr.; Maximum - $70,059/yr.

Comprehensive Benefit Package - Starting Salary dependent upon experience

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 the 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 full-time Police Department employees 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 full-time City of Troy Police Department employee 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).

Qualified applicants will be notified the week of May 25th from Empco (through email) regarding the next step.

Closing Date:    May 21, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.



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 https:/

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 our website:  Application must be completed in its entirety and on file in the Personnel Department.  No faxed or e-mailed 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 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. 




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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