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DeWitt Township Police Department: Police Officer - Entry Level or Lateral Transfer Closing Date: June 2, 2023

DeWitt Charter Township has one opening for a licensed Police Officer or a Police Recruit to be licensed after successful completion of the Police Academy.

INTEGRITY. ETHICS. SERVICE. DeWitt Charter Township is seeking qualified candidates for the position of full-time police officer.  DeWitt Charter Township is 31 square miles, with a population of 15,466, is located within Clinton County, and is adjacent to the cities of Lansing and East Lansing.  DeWitt Charter Township is seeking self-motivated and hardworking officers to join our team.

DeWitt Charter Township Police Officers are held to the highest standards of professionalism with an all-encompassing FTO program.  Throughout the year, Officers are assigned quarterly training in firearms, defensive tactics, TASER, legal updates and other relevant training.  The DeWitt Charter Township Police Department belongs to the Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy and Police 1 Academy, which provide additional in-service training for officers.

Police Officer Information 


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.  Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field is preferred.  
  • Possess a valid Michigan driver's license
  • Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) licensed or licensable by time of appointment
  • Working knowledge of state and federal laws, local ordinances, and other regulations governing police authority
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with others

Current Hours/Wages/Benefits:

  • Starting wage of $25.09 per hour. Lateral applicants may qualify for year 4 wages.
  • Top wage for patrol officer is $34.39 after 4 years
  • Employer paid health, dental, vision insurance, short term disability and long term disability with no employee contribution
  • Pension:  Defined Contribution 10% - No employee contribution required; up to 2% match for 457 deferred compensation account
  • Uniforms, equipment and dry cleaning provided
  • Boot allowance
  • 12-hour shifts
Opening Date: 05/17/2023  
Closing Date: 06/02/2023  

Submit Resume and Cover Letter to:

DeWitt Charter Township 
ATTN: Personnel Director 
1401 W. Herbison Road 
DeWitt Mi 48820  
Telephone: 517-668-0270