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Charter Township of Clinton: Police Officer (Four Positions) Closing Date: December 1, 2023

The Charter Township of Clinton seeks qualified candidates for police officer to meet the demands of a growing but stable suburban community.  This is an exceptional opportunity to work for a full-service, dynamic, innovative, and forward-thinking police department.

Clinton Township, a charter township of 28 square miles with a diverse residential population of approximately 103,000, is located immediately north of Detroit, MI and is one of the largest suburbs in Macomb County.  Clinton Township’s daytime population increases substantially as a result of its large business commuter community, which includes two hospitals, a college and suburban mall.      

The Position

Under the direction of supervisory personnel, newly hired police officers patrol an assigned sector in a marked police vehicle performing basic law enforcement duties that include responding to calls for service, issuing traffic citations, resolving conflict among citizens, and performing other assigned tasks.  

Minimum Qualifications for Consideration

  1. Must meet the minimum employment standards as published by the by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES)
  2. Must be MCOLES certified or certifiable as a police officer in the State of Michigan (or)
    currently enrolled in an MCOLES accredited police academy and be certifiable by conditional offer of employment.  Must submit verification of academy enrollment with application.     
  3. Must be at least twenty-on (21) years old by the date of hire.
  4. Must be a citizen of the United States.
  5. Must meet one of the following:
    1. Possess an associate degree or sixty (60) college semester hours.   A national or regional accrediting organization by the United States Department of Education must accredit the school or institution granting the degree or credits prior to application deadline.
    2. Have been a certified police officer in good standing for a minimum of two (2) years prior to application deadline.
    3. Are a veteran with four (4) years of continuous active military service under honorable conditions within five (5) years of application deadline.
  6. Must not have been released or discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States under dishonorable conditions.  
  7. Must possess and maintain a valid Michigan driver’s license and have a good driving record.  

The minimum qualifications listed above are required for eligibility.  

Compensation and Benefits

The Township offers a highly competitive compensation package for this position.  The starting salary is $53,443 and reaches a top pay of over $85,000 in four years.  Extra cash payments include holiday pay  for 15 holidays, shift premium (6% of base wage), show-up time (2% of base wage) and weapon allowance.    

Benefits include:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • Retiree Health Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Plans
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 457b Deferred Compensation Plan

How to Apply

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and application with supplemental information to the Charter Township of Clinton Human Resources Department.   Posting will remain open until the position(s) is filled.  However, the first review of applications will include those resumes received by October 27th.   Only those candidates who most closely meet the selection requirements will be invited to continue in the application process, at the sole discretion of the Charter Township of Clinton. 

Go to for an application and submittal instructions.  

If you require further information, please contact the Clinton Township Human Resources Department at 586-286-9341 or  

OPENING DATE: October 2, 2023
CLOSING DATE: December 1, 2023

The Charter Township of Clinton is an Equal Opportunity Employer