City of Lathrup Village ~ Police Officer
Opening Date: 3/28/2017
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: The City of Lathrup Village is a 1.5-square mile suburb in the greater Detroit area.
Located in Oakland County, the city is an enclave of the City of Southfield.
Job description: The City of Lathrup Village seeks qualified candidates for the position of part time
police officer. Duties include patrolling streets, parks, commercial and residential areas;
preserving the peace; enforcement of the law; controlling vehicular traffic; prevention, detection
and investigation of misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other violations.
Officers work on rotating shifts performing security patrols, traffic control, investigation and
provision of first aid at accidents; detection, investigation and arrest of persons involved in
crimes and misconduct; obtaining evidence and compiling information regarding criminal
activity; preparing cases for filing of charges and testifying in court; carrying out duties in
conformance with federal, state, county and city laws and ordinances.
The department operates a patrol division, detective bureau, motor carrier unit, bicycle patrol and motorcycle unit.
This position requires substantial contact with residents, business owners, city officials and court
Compensation: Pay range is $49,518 to $75,123 after four years (beginning Jan. 1, 2017); life
insurance; membership in the POAM; uniforms and bullet-proof vests are supplied; $60 boot
Minimum requirements: An associate's degree (bachelor's preferred); must be licensed or
licensable as a police officer by MCOLES; must be a U.S. citizen and be 21 years or older at the
time of employment; possession of a valid state driver's license; no felony convictions and/or
disqualifying criminal history; fluency in English both written and spoken; good moral character.
Knowledge, skills and abilities: Learn applicable laws and ordinances, department rules and
regulations; perform duties requiring good physical condition; communicate effectively both
verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers,
supervisors and subordinates; exercise sound judgment while evaluating situations; follow
verbal and written instructions; learn the city geography.
To apply: For more information or to obtain an application, either call 248-557-3600 or visit the
Lathrup Village Police Department, 27400 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village, MI 48076.