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Harper Woods Department Of Public Safety: Public Safety Officer Opening Date: 11/30/2021 Closing Date: Until Filled

CONTACT PERSON: Jason Hammerle
TELEPHONE: 313-343-2530

Harper Woods is accepting applications for the position of Public Safety Officer to fill open positions currently within our agency. The Public Safety Department has twenty- seven sworn full-time officers including Detectives, Police K-9, and Special Response Team members. The public safety department provides comprehensive and proactive police training covering all aspects of modern policing and fire training.

Salary range effective January 1, 2022, is $51,647.43 - $69,251.05. Full Salary is achieved by the end of the 48 months of employment. Starting salary will be based on the following:

  • 2 Years of experience starting salary $51,647.43
  • 3-4 year of experience starting salary $57,199.05
  • 5 years of experience starting salary $60,827.26

A $3,000 DOLLAR SIGNING BONUS is offered to any entry level person who is hired by the Harper Woods Department of Public Safety and has successfully completed a recognized police or fire academy training program. Half of the incentive will be paid upon successfully completing all phases of the selection process to include undergoing and passing medical fitness and psychological exams. The remaining half to be paid upon successful completion of the Field Training Program. Personnel also receive an annual $2500.00 Public Safety Officer Bonus once or/if Firefighter I/II certified. Comprehensive benefit package including MERS defined benefit pension, BCBSM / HSA healthcare, dental, life and vision coverage. Applications may be obtained at the City of Harper Woods City Clerk's office or downloaded at Interested candidates are required to provide upon submission of the application and resume; a copy of their proof of police / fire academy enrollment or graduation and a valid driver's license with photo.

Applications, resumes, and required documents will be accepted at the Harper Woods City Clerk's Office between the hours of 9:00AM and 5:00PM Monday through Thursday.