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City of Burton: Full-Time Police Officer Closing Date: December 24, 2024

The City of Burton Police Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of full time Police Officer. The Burton Police Department is a progressive agency serving 30,000 citizens residing in the area of 23.5 square miles. The Department employs 37 sworn officers and the command staff consists of a Chief and two Lieutenants. There are five Sergeants assigned as patrol supervisors. The Investigation Division consists of one Sergeant and four permanently assigned Detectives and a School Resource Officer.

Officers are assigned to Flint Area Narcotics Group (F.A.N.G.), Genesee Auto-theft Network (G.A.I.N.). The City of Burton also has a K9 unit, Community Service Officer, Field training Officers, School Resource Officer, and Accident Reconstruction Team.

The City of Burton Police Department schedule is 12 hour shifts.  Tattoos and beards are allowed.  Officers wear exterior vests. 
Starting wages based on experience. Top out pay at five years. 

  • Base pay as of July 1st, 2022, Certified- $49,346.17 or $23.72 hr
  • Five years as of July 1st, 2024- $70,428.80 or $33.86 plus Shift premium
  • Lateral pay up to top out pay depending on years of service
  • Night shift 5%
  • Health care = Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Pension- MERS (Municipal Employees Retirement System)

If you are interested in joining a close group of Professional Police Officers, please submit a resume and cover letter to Chief Brian Ross at or call 810-742-2542 ext. 2201.