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Brown City Police Department: Police Officer Closing Date: January 1, 2023

The Brown City Police Department is currently accepting applications for Full time Police Officer. Starting wage for the Full-Time Police Officer position is based on experience and ranges from $19.50-$24.00.  Family Health Insurance is provided by the employer with the employee contributing approximately 5% of the wages toward costs of premium. Additional wages includes, shift premium, Criminal Justice 4 year degree, uniform cleaning allowance and annual wage increases. The position also provides MERS retirement, vacation and sick pay, life insurance and paid holidays.

All applicants must be MCOLES Licensed or eligible for MCOLES licensing as police officer in the state of Michigan at time of appointment.

Applicants being considered for employment will be required to pass a criminal background check, a psychological test and a physical examination, including a drug screen.   

Must be willing to work various shifts including days, afternoon and nights, weekends, and an occasional holiday.

Job Summary

 Under general supervision and according to established procedures and department regulations, Police Officers are responsible for protecting life and property through enforcement of laws and ordinances.  Frequently involves the performance of hazardous and strenuous tasks and the exercise of initiative and judgment in various situations endangering life or property.


  •  Must be licensed or licensable as a police officer in the State of Michigan by MCOLES at the time of appointment.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must be in good physical condition as determined by a medical examination administered as part of the selection process.
  • No felony convictions (including expunged records or convictions under YTA etc.)
  • Must possess a valid Michigan driver's license.
  • Full time law enforcement experience is preferred but is not mandatory.


  •  Affect an arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Conduct searches of buildings and large outdoor areas, which may involve walking, and/or standing for long periods of time and which requires the ability to distinguish color and perceive shapes.
  • Conduct visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.
  • Enter and exit vehicles quickly to perform rescue operations, pursue a suspect or answer an emergency call.
  • Exercise independent judgment within legal guidelines to determine when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probably 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.
  • Load, unload, aim and fire handguns, shotguns and other agency firearms from a variety of body positions in situations that justify the use of deadly force while maintaining emotional control under extreme stress.
  • Manage interpersonal conflicts to maintain order.
  • Operate an emergency vehicle during both day and night; in emergency and pursuit situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits while exercising due care and caution and in exception to traffic control devices and in congested traffic and in unsafe road conditions and environmental conditions such as fog, smoke, rain, ice and snow.
  • Perform law enforcement patrol functions while working rotating shifts weekends, holidays 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.
  • Prepare investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols and mathematical computations.
  • May be called on to testify in criminal or traffic hearings.  Must be able to testify affectively.
  • Pursue fleeing suspects on foot both day and might in unfamiliar terrain.
  • Read and comprehend rules, regulations, policies, procedures and law for purpose of ensuring appropriate office 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.
  • Be prepared to render emergency medical assistance.
  • Independently conduct complex, thorough investigations.
  • Able to prepare well written, correct, clear and concise Police reports

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification.  In is not an exhaustive list, duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or modified at any time.


Position requires reaching, sitting, talking, walking, hearing, seeing, standing, kneeling, crawling and handling large amounts of weight.


Exposure to outside elements, contact with people harboring potentially communicable diseases, unpleasant crime scenes.

Applications can be picked up at Brown City Hall located at 4205 Main St., Brown City, MI  48416.

Applicants must provide a copy of their current resume.

Applications along with current Resume need to be mailed or dropped off at:

Brown City Police Department
ATT: Chief Ron Smith
4205 Main St.
P.O. Box 99
Brown City, MI  48416

Opening Date: 05/03/2022  
Closing Date: 01/01/2023 

Contact Person: Chief Ron Smith  
Telephone: 810-346-2325