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Farmington Public Safety Department: Public Safety Officer Closing Date: January 2, 2025

The City of Farmington is currently accepting applications for the position of Public Safety Officer.  Farmington is a 2.7 square mile city located in Oakland County.  The department consists of 23 sworn officers who are all cross trained in police, fire, and emergency medical response. The benefit of cross-training is that it offers unique opportunities not afforded to traditional police/fire departments. These include: Public Safety Officer, Detective, School Resource Officer, Fire Marshal, Evidence Technician, Bike Patrol, Haz-Mat, Incident Management Team, Mobil Field Force, Firearms Instructor, Taser Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Fire Instructor, Field Training Officer (FTO), with opportunities for promotion to sergeant and commander.  

Farmington has a thriving downtown, an excellent school system, and was rated in the top 10 safest cities in Michigan.  Farmington Public Safety Department offers a healthy, family oriented, work environment.  

Qualified applicants will have attained a minimum of an associate's degree or its equivalent in credit hours if pursuing higher education.  Preference will be given to those applicants who are MCOLES licensed/licensable, have obtained Michigan Fire Fighter I and II certification, and are certified as a Medical First Responder or higher medical training.  


  • $56,351 - $84,502 (2024). Four steps to top pay, laterals will be considered.
  • 12-hour shifts, with every other weekend off.
  • MERS Defined Benefit Pension (FAC-3), with 2.5 multiplier, to include overtime in final average compensation.
  • Retirement Health Care Savings Account (HSA)
  • 288 hours of vacation, including 12 holidays (at step four)
  • Long and short-term disability plans. 
  • Very competitive educational incentives to include bachelors and masters degree (100% of tuition covered for qualifying programs)
  • Executive leadership training (Police Staff and Command)
  • Health Insurance (BCN)
  • All uniforms and equipment provided - including external vest carriers. 
  • Annual uniform allowance 
  • Longevity Pay - $280.00 at four years with $70.00 increase each year.
  • Relaxed tattoo policy.
  • Patrol rifle purchase program (Sig SBR with suppressor)
  • New Sig P320 handguns with optics

Applications can be downloaded from: then click "How Do I Apply for a Job", and then select Public Safety Officer.

If you have any further questions, please contact:

Commander Shane Wash

The City of Farmington is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability.