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Sault Ste. Marie Police Department: Police Officer Closing Date: December 31, 2022

The City of Sault Ste. Marie is accepting applications for an open Police Officer position. Applications are also being accepted to build an eligibility list for Police Officer positions that may open in the future.

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Department (SSMPD) is a full-service law enforcement agency located in Michigan's beautiful and highly recreational, eastern Upper Peninsula. SSMPD consists of 24 sworn personnel serving a population of over 13,000 within 20.16 square miles. 

Opportunities & Specialty Assignments

  • Paid, on-duty workout time. Large work out facility.
  • Narcotics Task Force (TRIDENT)
  • School Resource Officer
  • Sniper
  • Evidence Technician
  • Accident Investigation & Reconstruction
  • Field Training Officer
  • Various instructor/trainer assignments (firearms, defensive tactics, etc.)

Candidates may obtain a full job description and application at by clicking on the Employment Application section or contacting Robin R. Troyer, Deputy City Manager/Clerk, during normal business hours at 225 E. Portage Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783; (906) 632-5717.  Applications will not be mailed out. Completed applications and required documents are to be submitted to the City Clerk's Office. Only applications meeting the listed requirements will be considered. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis with hiring taking place based on the needs of the department. The first review of applications will be conducted after Wednesday July 27th, 2022. After this initial review, applications will be considered as they are received. Pre-Service Recruits currently attending a MCOLES approved basic training academy or RPTE program are encouraged to apply, however, preference may be given to applicants in the hiring process based on licensable dates.

Required documents to be submitted along with the completed application:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Copy of Birth Certificate
  4. Copy of High School Diploma
  5. Copy of Valid Driver's License
  6. MCOLES number, if applicable
  7. Copy of Social Security Card (required for checking MCOLES eligibility)

Requirements at time of appointment:

  1. Meet all MCOLES Licensing Standards for Michigan Law Enforcement Officers, which can be found at
  2. Successfully complete/pass the hiring process

Hiring process (in progressive order):

  1. Acceptance of Application-Minimum Qualifications Screening 
  2. Physical Fitness Testing-Demonstrate the ability to meet MCOLES pre-enrollment physical fitness standards according to applicant gender and age
  3. Panel Interview
  4. Comprehensive Background Investigation
  5. Conditional Offer of Employment
  6. Pre-Employment Medical and Psychological Examinations and Drug Screening.
  7. Appointment 
Opening Date: 07/18/2022  
Closing Date: 12/31/2022  

Contact Person: Deputy City Manager Robin Troyer  
Telephone: 906-632-5717 
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