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Westland Police Department: Police Officer Closing Date: September 22, 2024

The Westland Police Department is looking to hire Police Officers. Recently, the Westland Police and Fire Civil Service Commission approved changes to the Police Officer hiring process. The City of Westland is now able to accept applications from Military Police Officers with at least one year of experience and an honorable discharge in lieu of college credits.

New officers will start at $66,150 with a top salary of $91,162 after 4 years, with a total compensation package of $131,708. Lateral officers will come in with a higher starting salary year for year up to four years, with prior full-time experience.

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The Westland Police Department is accepting applications from people who are:

Certifiable or Certified Police Officers, or

Currently attending a Law Enforcement Basic Training Academy, or

Applicants who provide proof of successful completion of MCOLES physical and written tests AND either possess an Associate’s of higher degree, or are currently enrolled in college with 30 credits or more (Police Academy Sponsorship), or

Military Police with one year of completed service and honorable discharge

All applicants must successfully pass the Police Officer written examination offered through EMPCO ( and submit proof at time of application. This includes Certified Police Officers.

Fringe benefits include: Uniform allowance, holiday pay, weapons qualification pay, optical, medical and insurance, dental, vacation, sick and personal leave days, life insurance and a pension.

Application and supporting documents must be submitted to the Westland City Clerk’s Office in person, by mail, or email at