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Garden City Police Department: Entry Level Police Officer Closing Date: March 10, 2024

The City of Garden City is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time entry-level Police Officer. We are sponsoring cadets through the academy. The City of Garden City is a 5.86 square mile city located in Western Wayne County. The department consists of 36 sworn officers. 

Here is a list of some of the benefits provided by the Garden City Police Department:

  • Annual salary $54,671.00 - $83,708.00
  • Total Financial Compensation of $93,543.00
  • Yearly uniform allowance of $1,200
  • Yearly firearm proficiency allowance of $1,000
  • Yearly longevity pay - based on number of years of service - increases every year of employment
  • Substantial pension at 25 years of service with a 2.5 multiplier thru M.E.R.S
  • 2% COLA (cost of living) increase yearly once in retirement for the life of the retiree
  • Additional overtime assignments available year round
  • Full medical coverage for officer and dependents
  • Tuition reimbursement for course study applicable to law enforcement profession up to a Juris Doctorate
  • 12 hour shift schedule for patrol officers - every other weekend is a three day weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off)
  • Vacation time up to 224 hrs a year - based on number of years of service
  • Financially stable community
  • Employees must reside within a 45 mile radius of Garden City.  New employees must reside within this radius within one year of employment with the city.

Various bureaus and positions available at Garden City Police Department:

  • Patrol division
  • Detective Bureau
  • Command division
  • K9 officer
  • Community Resource Officer (CRO)
  • School Resource officer (SRO)
  • Undercover investigations assignments (DEA), (MNET), (WW Auto Theft)
  • GCPD staffed Search Warrant Team (SOG)
  • Multijurisdictional SWAT team assignment covering 150+ miles between various member agencies
  • Commercial Traffic Officer
  • Drone Pilot Officer
  • And more

All applicants are required to complete an electronic application located at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/gardencitymi and take a test for this position. Visit this link: https://www.empco.net/ and follow the instructions. You must complete the application and pass the EMPCO test before you are considered for an interview.  Additionally, if you are not certified and need to be sponsored in an academy you will need to pass the MCOLES physical fitness and reading and writing test prior to receiving an interview.