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Berkley Public Safety Department: Public Safety Officer Closing Date: April 30, 2024

Salary: Pay Range $48,996 to $79,713 yearly Depending on Experience. Lateral transfers may start
Type of Position: Full-Time


 Must have one of the following: MCOLES Licensed, Licensable, or currently enrolled on Police Academy; State of Michigan Fire I&II or currently enrolled in a Fire Academy. Applicants without MCOLES License or Fire Certification and are not currently enrolled in an academy are still encouraged to apply.  
Description & Details

Public Safety Officer: 

The City of Berkley Department of Public Safety, a fully consolidated police and fire department, is seeking qualified applicants to create a list for the position of Public Safety Officer due to an anticipated opening. Starting salary range is $44,636 to $74,386, with complete benefit package and six-month step pay increases until top pay.  

The City of Berkley is currently offering a lateral transfer compensation program based on prior full-time experience.  Any incoming employee who is currently certified as a police officer or firefighter will be given service credit toward reaching top pay.

Current full-time sworn law enforcement officer lateral transfer pay for 2023:

  • 0 – 12 months experience – $54,846
  • 12 – 24 months experience – $60,673
  • 25 – 36 months experience – $66,498


  • Defined Benefits Pension System
  • 12-hour shifts
  • All uniforms and equipment provided
  • Cleaning Allowance
  • Tattoos permitted
  • External load-bearing ballistic vests
  • Newly renovated gym and exercise equipment
  • Permitted to exercise on duty
  • Indoor firearms range
  • 13 paid holidays 
  • Medical (BCN), dental, vision and prescription insurance provided with no cost to employee
  • Life Insurance provided by employer
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Tuition reimbursement for college credits
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Opportunity to work in a community that is supportive of law enforcement

Applicants with experience as a Public Safety Officer is desired but not mandatory.  Applications are available online at Pre-employment psychological and physical exam including drug screening is required. Deadline for receipt of applications is November 19, 2023 by noon or until filled.

How to Apply / Contact:  

To apply submit a resume, cover letter, and completed application (available online at and return it by email to or in person at Berkley Department of Public Safety, 2395 W. Twelve Mile Rd, Berkley, MI 48072; c/o Lt. C. Miller no later than November 19, 2023 to Berkley Public Safety Department. Contact Lieutenant Corey Miller with any questions: or 248-658-3385.

The City of Berkley is an Equal Opportunity Employer