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Huron-Clinton Metroparks: Police Sergeant Closing Date: January 31, 2024

LOCATION: Eastern District (Lake St Clair Metropark)
SALARY RANGE: $39.11 per hour / $81,349 annually + Benefits


Under the immediate supervision of the Chief of Police and District Lieutenant, work activities in this position primarily involve supervising the day-to-day operations of the law enforcement personnel, provide assistance to the public, prepare work schedules, orient new employees, and assist in the in-service training of all law enforcement personnel and maintain law and order.


  1. Judgment: Employee can independently assess issues and problems effectively.
  2. Confidence: Employee is decisive and has confidence in own judgment and abilities. Is able to give direction and hold others accountable.   
  3. Organizational Commitment & Integrity: Is a team player and committed to advancing the department’s cause. Is able to interpret policy and apply it to subordinates.
  4. Service Orientation: Demonstrates commitment to the organization and helping others. Sees members of the Department and park patrons as customers. Follows-up on issues and tries to make things better.
  5. Change Management: Understands the need for change. Ties change efforts to the needs of the organization. Helps others understand and adapt to change.
  6. Impact and Influence: Is able to effectively communicate and educate others.  
  7. Developing Employees: Is able to delegate and motivate employees to solve problems and learn.
  8. Results Oriented: Is self-directed and motivated.


  • Respond to calls for service and emergency situations.
  • Advise the public on laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations, about use of park facilities, and provide park visitors with information pertaining to park use and points of interest maintaining a positive public relations atmosphere.
  • Respond and assist park visitors with disabled vehicles, bikes, recreational equipment, or other needs.
  • Patrol HCMA property in a variety of environmental conditions and over variable terrain insuring that facilities are properly secured.
  • Render assistance at fire or accident scenes such as lifting, carrying, or dragging people or heavy objects for distances of up to 150 yards. 
  • Investigate complaints regarding suspicion of criminal activity gathering information by interviewing and obtaining statements of victims, witnesses, and suspects and confidential informants.
  • Conduct searches during daylight or darkness of buildings, open or heavily wooded outdoor areas with even or uneven terrain, beaches, marshes, marinas, and golf courses.
  • Prepare investigative and other reports including sketches using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations.
  • Apprehend persons suspected of violating laws and ordinances, affecting arrests, forcibly, if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints.  May involve climbing over obstacles, jumping down from elevated surfaces, jumping over obstacles, ditches, and streams, or crawling in confined areas.
  • Accompany prisoners to holding cell or court and make appearance in court as arresting officer.
  • Direct traffic and endorse parking and traffic regulations on park property.
  • Maintain and complete reports in accordance with park requirements.
  • Supervise subordinate personnel including assignment of duties, performance evaluations, and corrective action and recommends step level increases.
  • As Field Training Officer (FTO) shall train and evaluate probationary officers in accord with the Field Training and Evaluation Program.
  • Controls animal population to obtain balance of wildlife and habitat using control measures in accordance with the HCMA wildlife management plan.


  • May provide assistance to Park Operations and Park Maintenance Departments. 
  • May perform operational duties including but not limited to mail deliveries; motor vehicle permit sales; bank transports or escorts; toll gate relief; radio inventory; fire extinguisher inventory; first aid supply inventory.  
  • Perform administrative assignments including but not limited to pre-employment background investigations.
  • May serve on various committees as assigned by the Chief of Police.


  • Associates Degree earned at an accredited school in criminal justice, law enforcement or related field. Applicants with 4 or more years of related service will be given credit toward meeting the minimum educational requirements. Bachelor’s degree preferred.   
  • Five (5) years of full-time law enforcement work experience required. Related military command experience will be given consideration toward meeting the minimum experience requirement.
  • Possess a valid State of Michigan motor vehicle license and maintain an acceptable driving record.
  • Unsullied personal life free from crimes of moral turpitude as determined by a criminal history and background investigation.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain MCOLES license.
  • Ability to perform all the essential job functions and typical physical demands unassisted and without delay. 
  • Free from illicit substances other than those prescribed under a licensed physician's care.
  • Non-smoker on or off the job.
  • Ability to maintain proficiency with duty firearm in accordance with HCMA rules and regulations.
  • May be assigned to work in other parks and districts as needed and if necessary.
  • May be required to adjust schedule to meet organizational needs, including special events, evenings, weekends & holidays.
  • Required to attend FTO supervisors training.
  • Ability to perform essential duties.


  • Ability to observe situations analytically and objectively and to react with good independent judgement within legal guidelines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and positive relationships with employees and the general public.
  • Sensitivity for cultural diversity among employees and park visitors.
  • Knowledge of management functions, and law enforcement rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Familiarity with community policing, police practices, and laws and rules of evidence.


Personal computer including data base, scheduling, spreadsheet, and word processing software; calculator, copy & fax machines, weapons, and other police related equipment, phone, radios, patrol vehicle, all-terrain vehicles, golf cart, motor scooter, bicycle, pick-up truck, watercraft and/or snowmobile.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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