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Canton Township: Police Officer (Full-time) – Multiple Immediate Budgeted Vacancies Closing Date: October 31, 2023

The Canton Police Department is a full-time law enforcement agency currently budgeted for 100 sworn officers. The Department consists of a uniformed patrol division, along with numerous special units and services including investigative, ordinance enforcement and community policing. Canton is a community-oriented agency, providing professional police service beyond traditional enforcement.

2023 Pay Range: $56,855 - $88,099

Canton Township is offering a lateral compensation program based on full-time experience.

  • Current full-time sworn law enforcement officer lateral transfer pay for 2023:
    • 12-24 months experience - $64,316
    • 25-36 months experience - $72, 245
    • 37-48 months experience - $80,172
    • 49+     months experience - $88,099
  • Police Officer top pay under POAM contract is $96,268 after four years of service.


  • Applicants must have completed a recognized police academy and have a minimum of an Associate’s Degree at time of hire.
    • Applicants currently enrolled and attending a recognized Police Academy that will result in an Associate’s Degree are eligible to apply.
  • Successful completion of MCOLES Physical Agility Test dated within the past 12 months at time of application or at time of hire.
    • Candidates that pass the interview will have 45 days from the interview to complete the physical agility testing.


  • MERS Defined Benefit Pension
    • Multiplier – 2.5% of base wage
    • Retirement Eligibility – Age 53/25 years of service 
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • Medical (BCN), Dental, Prescription and Life Insurance provided
  • Vision Reimbursement 
  • Short/Long Term Disability 
  • 12-hour shifts
  • Three-day weekend off every other week 
  • Facial hair permitted and updated tattoo policy
Opening Date:4/11/2023
Closing Date:10/31/2023
Contact Person: Amanda Canute
Telephone: 734-394-5118
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