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Westland Police Department: Entry Level or Lateral Full-Time Police Officer (Immediate Openings) Closing Date: July 11, 2023

The City of Westland is seeking qualified applicants to fill immediate openings for the position of full-time Police Officer.

The City of Westland recently approved raising the starting salary for patrol officers, reduce the total number of years for officers to reach top salary to 4 years, and offer a lateral pay option for certified officers.  Effective immediately, any newly hired officer will receive a starting pay of $58,137 with a total compensation package of $65,713.  Lateral officers will come in with a higher starting salary year for year up to four years with prior full-time experience.

The Westland Police Department is accepting applications from people who are:
Licensed Police Officers, or
Currently attending a Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy, or 
Applicants who provide proof of successful completion of MCOLES physical and written tests AND either possess an Associate’s of higher degree, or are currently enrolled in college with 30 credits or more (Academy Sponsorship)

All applicants must successfully pass the Police Officer written examination offered through EMPCO ( and submit proof at time of application. This includes Certified Police Officers.

Fringe benefits include: Uniform allowance, holiday pay, weapons qualification pay, optical, medical and insurance, dental, vacation, sick and personal leave days, life insurance and pension and:

  • Defined Benefit Pension plan with a multiplier of 2.25
  • Top Vacation accrual of 260 hours per year
  • 18 hours of sick time per month
Opening Date: 01/11/2023
Closing Date: 07/11/2023
Telephone: 734-722-9600
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