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Sault Ste Marie Police Department: Patrol Officer

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency of 24 sworn personnel serving a population of over 13,000 within 20.16 square miles. The City serves as the seat for Chippewa County in Michigan’s eastern Upper Peninsula. The area boasts of year-round sporting and recreational activities and is a short distance from the Hiawatha National Forest. 

Persons who are currently MCOLES licensed, currently licensable, or those who will become licensable by December 31, 2023, may apply. Preference may be given to applicants in the hiring process based on licensable dates.

For information on the position, application and hiring process, please visit

Wages and Benefits:

$5,000 Sign on Bonus
Lateral Transfer Pay 
Base Starting Wage-$46,073.75
Over 5 Years Wage-$58,346.90
Acting-Sergeant pay (when appropriate)
Shift differential pay (when appropriate)
Contractual and promotional Increases
Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance upon date of hire
Post-Employment Health Benefits (PEHP)
Life Insurance
Police Defined Pension Retirement | Public Act 345 | 2.6% on the first 27 years of credited service with a maximum benefit of 70% of Final Average Compensation. The employee contributes 7.62% of total pay toward cost of pension.
Police Patrol pension plan years of service requirement – 20 years!
Paid vacation and sick time
9 paid holidays - including birthday 
$150 annual boot allowance
Private gym - available on/off duty
Required residency within 20 miles from City limits (within 30 days of hire)

Opportunities and Specialty Assignments:

Narcotics Task Force (TRIDENT)
School Resource Officer 
Evidence Technician
Accident Investigation & Reconstruction
Field Training Officer
Various Instructor/Trainer Assignments | Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Etc. 

This search is conducted by an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  Credentials accepted until the position is filled.

Opening Date: 12/14/2022
Closing Date: 12/31/2023
Contact Person: Deputy City Manager Robin Troyer
Telephone: 906-632-5717
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