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Hazel Park Police Department: Full-Time Police Officer Closing Date: July 9, 2024

HAZEL PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT – POLICE OFFICER, FULL-TIME
OPENING DATE: 01-22-2024
CLOSING DATE:  02-29-2024
PAY RATE:  
$53,011 - $75,140 (3 Years to Top Pay) - Current
$54,601 - $80,000 – Effective July 1, 2024
$1500 Bonus paid upon hire and for successful completion of Probationary Year 1

Prior Experience Officers have an opportunity for wage advancement upon successful completion of:

  • FTO period, based on performance and with approval of the Chief of Police
  • $350 annual Educational Benefit for bachelor’s degree 
  • $250 quarterly Uniform Allowance 
  • $600 Bonus payable on or before December 15th each contract year for year 1-9, increasing to $1200 with 10 years+ seniority
  • $1000 Bonus for each Officer Referral you make, payable upon the successful completion of their Probationary Period (1 Yr.)  – No Limit

BENEFITS: 

  • Medical, Dental, Optical, Life Insurance (currently with no employee contributions) 
  • Defined Benefit Pension through MERS
  • Deferred Compensation / 457 Match options
  • Health Care Savings Program w/ Employer contributions of $80.00 per bi-weekly pay
  • Flexible Spending & Dependent Care Plans
  • Paid Sick, Vacation and Personal time (Personal Time Granted in the 2nd year of employment)
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • MiLife Health & Wellness Clinic access Free of Charge

PAID HOLIDAYS: 13 Paid Holidays, with time and a half paid for holidays that are worked. 
SPECIAL UNITS: Narcotics, DEA, Auto Theft, Detective Bureau & School Resource Officer/s
WORK SCHEDULE: 12-Hour Shifts as assigned with Shift Premium dependent on assigned shift / Unit

EDUCATION: 

  • 60 Hours of accredited college coursework with a minimum 2.0 GPA. 
  • Education minimum waived if MCOLES Licensed in Michigan as a police officer. 
  • May be willing to sponsor qualified applicants in the Police Academy with prior Military or Police background. (Contact Det/Lt. Hamel below).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Candidates must be MCOLES licensed or currently enrolled in a fully accredited Police Academy and licensable in Michigan as a police officer at time of a conditional job offer. Proof of successful completion of the academy must be submitted within (14) fourteen days of graduation or the applicant will be disqualified. 

HOW TO APPLY: 

APPLICATION PACKETS CAN BE PICKED UP AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE POLICE STATION LOCATED AT 111 E. NINE MILE RD, HAZEL PARK, 48030.

POLICE DEPARTMENT ROSTER:
Current staffing consists of 1 Chief, 3 Lieutenants, 3 Sergeants and 26 officers. Civilians round out the department comprised of 1 Administrative Assistant, 3 Dispatchers and 2 Records Clerks. The department also supports a Reserve Police Unit and a Citizens Patrol Unit.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:   
Opportunities include assignments to the Detective Bureau, Special Victims & Youth Bureau, Traffic Enforcement, Motor Carrier Enforcement, Narcotics Units, Auto Theft Unit & School Resource Ofcs.

CONTACT DET/LT. WILLIAM HAMEL (EXT. 352) WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.