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Richfield Township Police Department: Full-time Police Officer Closing Date: August 1, 2023

The Richfield Township Police Department is currently accepting resumes for a full-time police officer.  Candidates can be MCOLES licensed, law enforcement academy recruits, academy graduates or those desiring to be sent to a police academy.

The minimum requirements and qualifications are: 

  • Citizen of the United States
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Must not have any felony convictions, including expunged convictions, or convictions of any other type or nature that affect MCOLES licensing.  
  • Acceptable driving record
  • Free from any physical or mental impairments that would prevent the applicant from performing all of the normal duties required of a Police Officer

This position will receive the following benefits with others not listed:

  • Individual or family plans for medical, optical and dental with the same benefits available upon retirement for the employee and their spouse
  • Current starting pay is $23.92 per hour / 5-year pay is $29.37
  • Additional $1 per hour pay for special assignments worked such as firearms instructing, TEAM, investigations and others
  • Contracted pay increases for years 1 through 5 then at 10, 15 and 20 years.
  • Personal hours prorated upon hiring for the first year with vacation hours to begin proration after one year
  • Education benefits for pay to equal 2% additional base pay for any officer having a bachelor's degree and 4% additional base pay to any officer having a master's degree
  • 2% shift premium for any shift starting after 12:00 PM (noon)
  • Specialized instructorships within the department such as: firearms, defensive tactics, first aid, PBT calibrator, Davison Area Reconstruction Team (DART crash team)
  • 13 paid holidays per year to include employee's birthday
  • Pension through MERS being a hybrid plan of a MERS 1.5 multiplier defined benefit plan and a 401A defined contribution plan with the Township contributing 5% 
  • MERS vesting at 6 years of service
  • 55/25 retirement (age 55 with 25 years of service)
  • FAC 5
  • POLC Union membership
  • Employer paid $50,000 life insurance policy
  • Shift preference two times per year
  • 12-hour shifts (generally working 7 out of 14 days per pay period with every other weekend off)
  • 14-week FTO program
  • 36 square mile rural township that is growing with a community that is very supportive
  • Non-offensive tattoos allowed

Applications can be submitted by US Mail, other delivery service, E-mail or in-person to the following address:

Richfield Township Police Department
5381 N. State Road
Davison, MI. 48423