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Ann Arbor Police Department: Police Officer Closing Date: January 1, 2024

The Ann Arbor Police Department is seeking ambitious individuals interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement within a vibrant, diverse community. Successful candidates will join an organization recognized for innovation, professionalism, leadership and service to the community. Officers have numerous opportunities for growth, movement and promotion.

Job Description:

Sworn law enforcement position that involves protecting life and property through enforcement of laws and ordinances. 

Interact professionally with citizens and respond to calls for service.

Work involves responsibility for performing assigned police work of varying difficulty utilizing community oriented/problem solving techniques which include: community engagement, resource development, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, crime prevention, detection and investigation, apprehension of violators, preservation of order, and related police functions.

Frequently involves the performance of hazardous and strenuous tasks and the exercise of initiative and judgement in various situations endangering life or property. 

Position involves shift work and the potential to work weekends and holidays.

Lateral Applicants - Applicants previously or currently employed by another law enforcement agency with 2 or more years of full-time experience. For out-of-state applicants, the MCOLES Recognition of Prior Training must be complete by the time of hire.

Entry Level Applicants - Applicants with less than two years of full time prior sworn law enforcement experience, applicants whom have already completed a Michigan police academy, or applicants that are currently enrolled in a Michigan police academy. Applicants must be MCOLES licensable at the time of hire.

If you have not yet completed the police academy, please see our cadet position information. If applications are submitted for entry level police officer and the candidate has not completed the academy or is not currently enrolled in a police academy within the State of Michigan, the application will not be accepted.

Salary/Benefit Structure: 

Police academy graduate without prior law enforcement experience or less than 1 year of prior sworn law enforcement experience:

  • $60,000 (60+ credit hours or associates degree)
  • $61,350 (bachelor's degree)

Lateral police officer with 1 year of sworn law enforcement experience:

  • $63,500 (60+ credit hours or associates degree)
  • $64.928.75 (bachelor's degree)

Lateral police officer with 2 years of sworn law enforcement experience:

  • $67,000 (60+ credit hours or associates degree)
  • $68,507.50 (bachelor's degree)

Lateral police officer with 3+ years of sworn law enforcement experience:

  • $70,500 (60+ credit hours or associates degree)
  • $72,086.25 (bachelor's degree)

Earning potential under the current contract after 10 years of service with the AAPD:

  • Patrol Officer: $95,000 (60+ credit hours or associates degree) or $97,137.50 (bachelor's degree)
  • Detective or Special Assignment Officer: $104,500 (60+ credit hours or associates degree) or $106,851.25 (bachelor's degree)
  • Defined benefit pension plan with a 2.75 multiplier at 25 years of service.
  • Longevity increases after 7, 12 and 18 years of service.
  • Medical, dental, vision and prescription drug plans effective on your 90th day of employment.
  • Educational incentives after one year.
  • Short-term and long-term disability, life, and AD&D insurance.
  • Flexible spending accounts.
  • Wellness incentive programs.
  • Employee assistance program.
  • Reciprocal Pension Service Time available for pension-qualified applicants.???
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • 16 paid holidays.