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City of Mason: Police Officer Closing Date: May 17, 2023

The City of Mason is looking for qualified individuals looking for a position with a community-based Police Department.  Mason is a safe community to make a direct impact on our residents, neighbors, and visitors.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.  Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

  • Previously employed and certified police officers:  preferred to have completed at least 60 semester hours of course work at an accredited college or university or have a commensurate amount of related work experience. Law Enforcement, military, firefighter, EMT or paramedic certifications and/or training certificates preferred also. 
  • Licensable candidates:  Must have completed or in the process of completing an accredited police academy and have a minimum of an associate's degree.  
  • The employee must have already completed a Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards approved training academy (MCOLES) and passed the MCOLES licensing examination
  • The employee must be able to establish, meet and maintain all minimum licensing requirement standards by MCOLES. See Licensing Standards for MCOLES Officers link below.
  • An incoming candidate for the position of police officer must satisfy all the Selection and Employment Standards by the City of Mason and MCOLES.
  • The employee must possess a valid Michigan motor vehicle operator's license. 
  • Must possess good moral character having never been convicted of a felony/ serious traffic offense or MCOLES disqualifying misdemeanors. 
  • Must be able to maintain emotional control under extreme stress; have the ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
  • Employee must refrain from the illegal use of controlled substances.
  • Must maintain proficiency in the use and care of firearms. Must be able to meet firearms performance standards established by Department policy.
  • Must be able to work effectively with other employees and the general public.
  • Must, upon competent examination, show no evidence of mental illness or developmental disability which would affect the performance of the essential functions of the position. A police officer must remain free of emotional instabilities which may tend to impair the efficient performance of a law enforcement officer's duties or which might endanger the lives of others or the law enforcement officer.
  • See the links for additional MCOLES information, General Information On How To Become A Law Enforcement Officer,; and Licensing Standards for Michigan Law Enforcement Officers (Effective January 2, 2017 ~ 2016 PA 289),  
  • Must be able to pass a physical examination by a physician under the MCOLES physical standards.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Starting Salary:  $60,622.08 - $63,947.52
  • 12 Hour Shifts
  • MERS Defined Benefit Plan
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Payment in Lieu for Opting Out of Insurance - 50% of Premium (currently $3,085 - 9,255 annually)
  • FSA - Medical and Dependent
  • Life Insurance
  • Vacation Time
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • 8 Hours Sick Per Month
  • Comp Time
  • 3 Personal Days Per Year
  • 8 Hours of Volunteer Pay Per Year
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Longevity Pay After 5 Years - Percentage Based
  • Parental Leave - Up To Twelve Weeks (9 weeks paid by City/3 weeks employee time)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Residency Bonus - 3% of Base Salary

Please note that the City of Mason's policy is that all employees must live within 20 linear miles of the City boundaries within 12 of the date of hire.

To apply, submit an online application, and attach your resume (preferred application method). Submit by May 17, 2023

Submit via Mail: 

City of Mason
Human Resource Department
201 W. Ash Street
Mason, MI  48854



The City of Mason is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Opening Date: 04/28/2023  
Closing Date: 05/17/2023  

Contact Person: Sarah Jarvis  
Telephone: 517-676-9155  
Website Link: