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Canton Township: Multiple Immediate Budgeted Vacancies Closing Date: April 30, 2024

The Canton Police Department is a full-time law enforcement agency currently budgeted for 100 sworn officers. The Department consists of a uniformed patrol division, along with numerous special units and services including investigative, ordinance enforcement and community policing. Canton is a community-oriented agency, providing professional police service beyond traditional enforcement.

2023 Pay Scale Range:

  • Start: $64,316
  • After 6 months: $72,245
  • One year experience: $80,172
  • Two year experience: $90,742
  • Police Officer hired on or before 9/30/2025 top pay under POAM contract is $96,268 after two years of service.


  • Applicants must have completed a recognized police academy and have a minimum of an associate degree at time of hire.
    • Applicants currently enrolled and attending a recognized Police Academy that will result in an associate degree are eligible to apply.
  • Successful completion of MCOLES Physical Agility Test dated within the past 12 months at time of application or at time of hire.
    • Candidates that pass the interview will have 45 days from the interview to complete the physical agility testing.


  • MERS Defined Benefit Pension
    • Multiplier – 2.5% of base wage
    • Retirement Eligibility – Age 53/25 years of service 
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • Medical (BCN), Dental, Prescription and Vision Insurance provided
  • Life Insurance
  • Short/Long Term Disability 
  • 12-hour shifts
  • Three-day weekend off every other week 
  • Facial hair permitted and updated tattoo policy