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Imlay City Police Department: Entry Level Police Officer Part-time Lateral Closing Date: March 31, 2023

The Imlay City Police Department is currently accepting employment applications from qualified candidates to join our team for the position of part-time Police Officer. Widely accepted as the gateway to the thumb of Michigan, Imlay City was founded in 1850 and is a city rich in culture, diversity, and history with a unique hometown appeal.


  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Must have reached 21st birthday at the time of appointment
  • Must possess a valid Michigan driver's license with an excellent driving history
  • Must possess a minimum Associate's degree or 60 credits from an accredited college or university (Bachelor's degree preferred).
  • Ability to successfully pass an extensive background check, physical examination, psychological examination, and drug screening test.
  • Ability to perform the essential job functions of a police officer
  • Must either be licensed or eligible to be licensed as a police officer by MCOLES.
  • Ability to complete all phases of the selection process.
  • Preference is given to those with prior experience as a full-time certified police officer.


  • Perform routine patrol / shift duties / taking and responding to calls for service.
  • Enforce all Federal and State of Michigan Laws, as well as all Imlay City Ordinances
  • Conduct Criminal Investigations
  • Enforces traffic laws and conducts traffic related investigations.
  • Makes arrests and interviews persons / subjects.
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing - capable of preparing police reports, citations, search warrants, and warrant requests.


  • Starting hourly salary without experience is $23.72 per hour for the first year. Top pay in four years 
  • MERS C-1 (defined benefit) 3.5% employee contribution with a 3.5% employer match.
  • Health/Dental Insurance-BCBSM/Vision-allotted reimbursement account.
  • Twelve holidays per year.
  • Employer paid time off PTO accrued based on years of service/according to the collective bargaining agreement.


The Imlay City Police Department values your experience and will pay up to three years on a lateral transfer pay scale upon completion of probation:

July 1, 2022- June 30,2023:

  • Entry Level pay: $ 25.53 per hr.
  • 1 yr. experience: $ 27.14 per hr. 
  • 2 yr. experience: $ 27.97 per hr.
  • 3 yr. experience: $ 28.91 per hr.

Interested persons must apply to the City of Imlay Police Department, 395 E. Third St. Imlay City Michigan 48444. Submit a resume, cover letter and complete employment application. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.