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University of Michigan-Flint Department of Public Safety: Police Officer Closing Date: February 2, 2024

The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security, Flint Campus Department of Public Safety (UM-Flint DPS) is a full-service, 24-hour public safety department that works to ensure a safe and secure environment for the Flint campus community and surrounding area. Our officers and staff are highly trained professionals equipped to serve all members of our community. We manage all law enforcement and security operations on the Flint campus and offer an integrated and collaborative approach to safety and security, partnering across the University to provide a safe community while improving the quality of life for all those living, learning, working, and visiting our community.

The UM-Flint DPS is a seven (7) day per week, twenty-four (24) hour per day operation.  Work schedules may include nights, weekends, afternoons, holidays and occasional unanticipated overtime.  This is a uniformed position.

As a Police Officer, you will provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, promoting good community relations and patrolling assigned area to prevent crime, enforce laws, ordinances and traffic regulations, control crowds, and arrest violators.  You may also perform specialized police activities such as criminal investigations including interviewing witnesses, crime victims and suspects.


A cover letter is required for consideration for this position. Please include it as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should outline your experience that directly relates to the Police Officer position. Link to apply: RANGE INFORMATION:

The pay range for new, probationary Police Officers is $57,512.00 to $58,662.24. The full salary range for Police Officers who have completed a one year probationary period is $61,380.80 - $87,672.00 and can be found in the POAM bargaining agreement.


  • Associate degree
  • Completion of a State of Michigan accredited police academy training program or waiver of training
  • MCOLES licensed or currently in the police academy upon applying
  • Ability to pass an extensive background investigation
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven customer service and teamwork ability

Mission Statement: DPS provides complete law enforcement services to the Flint campus. Our police officers are licensed by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) and authorized to enforce all federal, state, local laws, and rules of the University of Michigan. Genesee County also deputizes our officers. Our officers are well trained in services unique to an academic institution. We are dedicated to the community policing philosophy as a way of delivering police services to our campus community. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at:


In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future.


  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions after 12 months of eligible service, with immediate vesting.
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance.
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Eligibility for benefits is based on your job group, your appointment percentage and the length of your appointment.
  • Learn more about employee benefits and eligibility and download the Comprehensive Benefits for Faculty and Staff flier.
  • For tuition support information can be found at:

The University of Michigan-Flint exhibits its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through enacting fair practices, policies, and procedures particularly in support of the equitable participation of the historically underserved. UM-Flint recognizes the value of diversity in our efforts to provide equitable access and opportunities to all regardless of individual identities in support of a climate where everyone feels a sense of belonging, community, and agency. Diversity is a core value at University of Michigan-Flint. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. The University of Michigan-Flint seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning for the purpose of becoming global citizens in a connected world. DEI plan can be found here:


  • Uphold the highest standards of conduct and customer service while serving and protecting our community and taking measures to prevent crime
  • Enforce University ordinances and regulations and State and Federal laws
  • Patrol campus areas for crime prevention, parking and traffic control and issue citations
  • Policing response on, and adjacent to, campus
  • Obtain and serve warrants, subpoenas and other court documents
  • Identify, apprehend and arrest suspects
  • Testify in criminal, civil and administrative hearings
  • Community oriented policing problem solving

Additional Information: All members of Department of Public Safety (DPS) are considered Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) under The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. As such, you are required to report Clery reportable offenses that come to your attention. DPSS employees are required to complete Clery Compliance Training within the first 14 days of employment and annually thereafter.

Union Affiliation: This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Police Officers Association of Michigan union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening: The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline: Job openings are posted for at least seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement: The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.