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Meridian Township Police Department: Police Officer Closing Date: April 30, 2024

The Meridian Township Police Department is the first MACP accredited police agency in mid-Michigan. We are authorized to employ 42 full-time police officers and offer many specialized assignments including Canine, DARE, SRT, motorcycle, CSI, Detective Bureau, as well as many others. We patrol 32 square miles in Okemos, Haslett, and East Lansing and provide police services to Williamstown Township which spans 30 square miles. We respond to approximately 20,000 calls for service annually. We are proud of the strong partnerships we have established with our community and put an emphasis on maintaining those partnerships. The Meridian Township Police Department is filling multiple vacant positions.

2024 BASE WAGES:

STEP WAGE ASSOCIATE BACHELOR
1 $57,138 $58,219 $58,822
2 $61,173 $62,254 $62,857
3 $65,208 $66,290 $66,893
4 $73,466 $74,547 $75,150
5 $77,397 $78,478 $79,082
6 $81,245 $82,326 $82,930

Lateral transfers will be compensated on the wage scale in the following manner based on their training and experience:

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT LATERAL TRANSFER MATRIX:

STEP REQUIREMENTS
2 Lateral Transfer with 0-1 years of LE experience; or 4 years of military service with an honorable discharge
3 Lateral Transfer with 1-4 years of LE experience; or Lateral Transfer with 0-3 years of LE experience and special training such as: Field Training Officer, Tactical Team Member, Detective Bureau, Crime Scene Investigator, Accident Investigator
4 Lateral Transfer with more than 4 years of LE experience; or Lateral Transfer with 2-4 years of LE experience and special training such as: Field Training Officer, Tactical Team Member, Detective Bureau, Crime Scene Investigator, Accident Investigator
5-6

Lateral Transfer with supervisory experience; requires approval from the Township Manager and Chief of Police

WAGES AND BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Competitive Starting and Top Wages
  • Officers with prior law enforcement experience will be compensated financially according to their experience and time on the job using the above listed Lateral Transfer Matrix
  • Pension: MERS Defined Benefit Plan with a 1.75% multiplier, F55/25, D-2 rider, and FAC-3; coupled with a Defined Contribution Plan with an Employer Contribution of 10% (base wages)
  • Retiree Health Savings: Employer Contribution of 7% (base wages)
  • Healthcare Package: Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverages for Officer and Eligible Dependents
  • Continuing education money available for full-time employees who want to further their education
  • Annual Longevity Pay
  • Vacation Leave: Up to 204 hours annually
  • Paid Holidays: 13 holidays per year
  • All uniforms, equipment, and dry cleaning provided at no expense to the employee
  • 12 hour shifts
  • Medical First Responder Bonus

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT:

  • Two years of college education credits at minimum; undergraduate degree or higher preferred.
  • Be 21 years of age when you begin your employment with MTPD
  • Possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle driver's license issued by the State of Michigan.
  • Be licensed/licensable by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) or be enrolled in a Police Academy
  • Out of state applicants who are either licensed or licensable from their home state may also apply
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Pass a background investigation

Applications are only accepted using web-based system at: https://www.meridian.mi.us/about-us/departments/human-resources