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Trenton Police Department: Police Officer Closing Date: March 1, 2024

The Trenton Police Department is currently accepting applications for Police Officer.

Wages and benefits include:

  • Starting wage for a patrol officer is $50,903.72 with a top wage of $82,694.34
  • 2-year lateral with experience starts at $61,346.99 (2024)
  • First day benefit package includes medical, dental, and vision and life insurance
  • Defined benefit pension plan with 2.5 multiplier for 25 years of service/age 50 or 20 years at age 55 
  • 13 paid holidays per year
  • Annual residency bonus
  • 12 hour shifts with every other weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) off.
  • Relaxed facial hair and tattoo policy
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Specialized positions for Field Training Officer, Evidence Technician, K9 team, Dive Team, SWAT team, Crash team, Detective Bureau, Drone operators
  • Exterior Molle Vest Carriers
  • 120 hours of paid vacation time plus paid sick leave
  • Carry up to 108 hours of paid personal time
  • Paid four-week maternity leave

The minimum requirements and qualifications are:

  • Citizen of the United States
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Must not have any felony convictions, including expunged convictions, or convictions of any other type or nature that affect MCOLES certification/licensing.
  • Acceptable driving record
  • Free from any physical or mental impairments that would prevent the applicant from performing all of the normal duties required of a Police Officer
  • Successful completion of a Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) Police Academy preferred
  • Successful completion of an Associates Degree or equivalent number of college credit hours (60 hours minimum). We will also accept years of military experience or prior law enforcement experience in lieu of college credit hours.

Applications and authorization release forms can be found on our website at:

All applicants must meet the minimum requirements and qualifications of this position and must submit the notarized Release Authorization Form and fully completed application packet.

All applications must be submitted by US Mail, E-Mail, other delivery service, or in-person to the following address:

City of Trenton Human Resource Department
Attn: Elisabeth Perry
2800 Third St
Trenton, MI 48183

Questions concerning this announcement should be directed to Human Resource Director Elisabeth Perry at 734-675-8585 or by email at

The City of Trenton provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.