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City of Birmingham: Police Officer Closing Date: May 1, 2023

The City of Birmingham is seeking qualified candidates for the position of police officer.  Certified officers and those currently enrolled in a police academy or seeking to attend may apply.  Birmingham officers patrol a five square mile jurisdiction situated along Woodward Ave, halfway between Pontiac and Detroit.  Patrol officers work 12-hour shifts receiving every other three-day weekend off.  The city’s population of 21,000 residents can more than triple during the business day.  Birmingham boasts a thriving downtown filled with shops, bars, and restaurants, surrounded by beautiful neighborhoods.  For questions or further information, please contact Capt. Ryan Kearney at  Applications can be found at the link provided.


  • Starting salary for an officer is $57,000, with an increase to $68,000 at the end of the first year.
  • Top pay is currently $86,200 
  • The top pay at the end of the current contract in 2024 is $92,300


  • Medical/Dental/Vision coverage with no monthly cost to the employee through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Defined Contribution Retirement Plan of 21.5%-one of the highest in the State of Michigan
    • City Contribution 15.5%
    • Employee Contribution 6.5%
  • Retirement Medical Savings Plan
    • City Contribution 2%
    • Employee Contribution 2%
  • Continuing Education Assistance Program


  • Initial uniforms/equipment provided, $450 annually after the first full year of service
  • Body armor worn by all patrol officers is replaced every 5 years (internal and external body carriers are available)


  • Positions including Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and Chief
  • Of 34 current sworn officers, 14 of the positions are Sergeant or higher ranking


  • Community Resource Officer
  • School Resource Officer
  • Detective Bureau
  • FBI Financial Crimes Task Force
  • Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET)
  • Special Investigations Unit (SIU)
  • South Oakland County Crash Investigation Team (SOCCIT)
  • Dispatch Cross-Training
  • Evidence Technician
  • Firearms/Taser/PPCT Instructor 
  • Field Training Officer (FTO)
  • Motorcycle Officer
  • Mountain Bike Officer


  • Adopt a Senior:  Officers volunteer to assist seniors in need in our community.
  • Crisis Intervention Team:  40-hour Training in Mental Health Response
  • CoRe Team:  Certified mental health clinician who works on cases and rides along with patrol officers during their shift to assist those in crisis
Opening Date: 2/5/23
Closing Date: 5/1/23

Contact Person: Captain Ryan Kearney
Telephone: 248-530-1768
Website link: