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Mackinaw City Police Department: Police Officer Closing Date: May 3, 2023

The Village of Mackinaw City is currently accepting applications for the position of a Full-Time Police Officer. Mackinaw City is a five square mile community that works closely with neighboring departments and is located in Cheboygan and Emmet Counties. As a premier tourist destination, positive communication skills are a must with citizens, visitors, and business owners. The Police Department currently consists of 7 sworn police officers.


  • All applicants must be licensed or licensable by MCOLES at the time of appointment. 
  • Applicants must have a minimum of an Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university. This qualification may be waived if currently licensed.   
  • Applicants must possess a valid Michigan driver's license and maintain an acceptable driving record. 
  • Applicants must have exceptional communication skills and present an excellent professional image.
  • Applicants must complete an oral interview, written examination, a psychological examination, a physical examination with drug test, and a thorough background investigation in order to be considered for employment. 
  • Applicants must have the ability to perform all job functions including typical physical demands unassisted and without delay. 
  • Applicants must have positive work ethic and ability to work well with others.


  • Starting annual pay is $52,062 with top out after 3 years. 
  • The Village offers an excellent retirement package with a MERS Defined Benefit Pension (55yrs old / 20yrs of service with a 2.5% Multiplier. 
  • MERS Health Care Savings Plan.  
  • 2.5% COLA (cost of living) increase every year upon retirement for the life of the retiree.
  • Excellent Healthcare Plan that includes Medical, Dental, Vision and Health Saving Account(HSA)
  • 12 hour shifts
  • Overtime opportunities with special events
  • Holiday Pay
  • Vacation, Sick, and Personal Leave Time
  • The Village provides uniforms, equipment and a uniform cleaning allowance. 

Application can be found at:


Mackinaw City Police Department
Attn.:  Chief Todd A. Woods
PO Box 580
Mackinaw City, MI  49701



The Mackinaw City Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).