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Columbia Township Police Department: Full-time Police Officer Closing Date: January 31, 2023

The Columbia Township Police Department is a progressive agency located in Jackson County, is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of full-time Police Officer.

Superior benefits as outlined by a collective bargaining agreement include:

  • Competitive hourly rate of pay.
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield health care.
  • MERS Hybrid package.
  • All uniforms and necessary equipment provided.
  • Annual “cleaning allowance”.
  • Extensive training opportunities
  • 12-hour shifts
  • Generous Personal Time Off (PTO). 

Columbia Township is in the southeast corner of Jackson County made up with a population of approximately 7,400 full-time residents.  During the warmer months the population increases as seasonal residents return and increased activity within the municipality and surrounding areas.  We also participate with contract police services with village of Cement City on our southern border and the Columbia School District. 

Columbia Township Police Department is a 24/7/365 agency.  We have four marked patrol vehicles that are properly maintained and replaced regularly.  Each officer is provided with the necessary equipment needed to properly perform their duties. Columbia Township maintains its technology to a professional standard and provides the necessary training and improvements. 

Our Township (and Police Department) are in stable financial condition.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Be a US Citizen
  • Pass comprehensive background investigation.
  • Possess a valid operator’s license.
  • Pass normal hearing/physical/vision drug tests as defined by MCOLES Standards
  • Must be MCOLES licensed or eligible for licensing at the time the application is filed.

Interested applicants can contact Chief Jay Niles at 517-592-3122, extension 261, or via email at