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City of Eastpointe: Police Officer Closing Date: February 10, 2024

Eastpointe Police Officer
Salary: $67,158.00 - $81,753.00 Annually
Location: 16083 E 9 Mile Rd, MI (586) 445-5100

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Position Summary:

Under the supervision of a superior officer, performs responsible law enforcement and patrol work.  Works to maintain order, regulate traffic, protect life and property and prevent crime and disorder. Provides assistance at the scene of accidents, fires and other emergency situations.  Performs related work as required.

Benefits include, but not limited to:

  • Lateral Police hires may be offered higher starting compensation based on experience
  • Union contract with paid vacation, personal leave, sick time and holidays
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, disability and life insurance 
  • 401(a) retirement account with City contribution up to 10%
  • Retirement Health Savings Account with City funding
  • Special Assignments including SRT, SWAT, DEA, FBI VCTF, Detective Bureau, Mobile Field Force Unit, Motor Unit, Detective Bureau, K9 and Special Investigations Unit
  • 12-hour shift assignments with every other weekend off
  • Shift differential: increased pay for afternoon hours and midnights
  • Education bonus
  • Tuition reimbursement

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in criminal justice, police science, or a related field.
  • Licensed as a Police Officer by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards or licensable.
  • State of Michigan Vehicle Operator’s License.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of modern law enforcement.
  • Knowledge of the laws and regulations applicable in criminal investigative work and municipal police work and skill in following these procedures in routine and emergency situations.
  • Ability to learn City ordinances and processes for achieving code compliance.
  • Knowledge of the basic rules of evidence and other legal procedures applicable in the prosecution of crimes.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and local ordinances and the limitations on police authority.
  • Skill in the operation of police vehicles, surveillance and communication equipment, firearms, breathalyzers, chemical sprays, and other implements used in the line of duty.
  • Ability to work effectively under stress in emergency and confrontational situations according to an established command structure, and observe established procedures.
  • Ability to make sound, independent decisions when no assistance is available.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness and maintain effective working relationships with the public, elected officials, community leaders, victims, detainees and other professionals.
  • Ability to use basic office equipment such as telephone, calculator, photocopier, fax and computer with applicable software applications such as word processing and specialized department software, as well as email/internet/world wide web. 
  • Ability to work shifts of varying lengths and different times of the day, including weekends and holidays, as necessary.
  • City employees are expected to possess and maintain a record of orderly, law-abiding citizenship, sobriety, integrity and loyalty as it pertains to and reflects upon their employment with the City.
  • City employees must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential duties of their position without excessive absences.
  • In addition to the above requirements, all City positions require the ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language as necessary for the position, including the ability to follow written and oral instructions.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee’s environment can range from an office setting to highly dangerous law enforcement situations.  Physical demands, therefore, range from sitting in an office or vehicle to exercising the strength, mobility, dexterity and stamina associated with apprehending criminals.  The employee is regularly required to communicate with others in person and on the telephone or radio, use sight to review documents and assess public safety scenes, and must regularly travel to other locations.