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City of New Baltimore Police Department: Full-time Police Officer Closing Date: November 30, 2023

Population: 12,084


  • Salary $ 51,509.25- Starting wage- Top Pay @ $68,679 Annually
  • Clothing Allowance
  • MERS Defined Pension Benefit with 2.0 Multiplier.
  • Other benefits/Medical/Dental/Vision

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume & approved department employment application

Application can be found at:

Lieutenant E. Styles
37885 Green Street
New Baltimore, MI 48047

General Description:

A full-time police officer is considered an employee that enforces state laws and local ordinances, and arrests suspected violators of the law pursuant to statutory and constitutional requirements. A full-time police officer responds to citizen-initiated calls for services and conducts self-initiated investigations while patrolling a specifically defined geographic area. A full-time police officer prepares various reports and documents; discharges other related administrative duties and responsibilities; and does related work, as required. A full-time police officer is a sworn officer and possesses all police powers and responsibilities as provided by law.

I. Candidate Qualifications:

  1. Be a citizen of the United States.
  2. College graduate with an Associate’s Degree (preferably in Criminal Justice).
  3. Graduate of an MCOLES approved basic police academy
  4. Possess MCOLES certification qualifications
  5. Possess a valid Michigan operator’s license and have a good driving record, as defined by the department.
  6. Have no felony convictions and no serious record of misdemeanor convictions; must not have been adjudicated psychologically unfit; must be of good moral character.
  7. Pass the examination process, which may include:
    1. Written examinations
    2. Psychological screening
    3. Oral interview
    4. Physical agility testing – (Physical capacity requirements: position requires walking, climbing, standing, bending, stooping, twisting, lifting, reaching, handling, grasping, bicycle operation, finger dexterity and/or feeling, sitting, talking, hearing and visual acuity).
    5. Medical examination, with drug screening
    6. Comprehensive background investigation
    7. Possess normal hearing, normal color vision, and normal visual functions and acuity in each eye correctable to 20/20. Normal color vision shall be determined by medically approved testing measures.
  8. The applicant must be free of any serious physical or mental defects or impairment that would prevent active participation as a law enforcement officer in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  9. Successful completion of the departments Field Training Program.

II. Position Scheduling:

  • Scheduling is based on shift work (i.e., Days, Nights, Split-Shifts & Special Events).
  • Current patrol scheduling is on 12-hour shifts.

III. Some of the Salary & Benefits per POAM contract as defined:

  • $51,509.25 Starting, with Top Pay at $68,679 at beginning of year four.
  • MERS Defined Pension Benefit with 2.0 Multiplier.
  • $25,000 Life insurance policy
  • 160 hour compensation time bank as determined by the Chief of Police
  • Uniform allowance
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits

IV. Holiday Pay – Each employee covered by the POAM contract shall be paid 14 holidays.

  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Labor Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Veteran’s Day