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Bloomfield Hills Public Safety: Public Safety Officer Closing Date: June 30, 2024

The City of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is seeking qualified individuals interested in a position as Public Safety Officer. The City of Bloomfield Hills is located in Oakland County, Michigan, approximately five sq. miles with a population of 4,000 residents. As a Public Safety Officer for Bloomfield Hills, you will patrol the city and answer calls for service to protect citizens and property from hazards such as crimes, fires, and medical emergencies. During your duties, you may conduct traffic stops, make arrests, respond to medical emergencies, provide fire and rescue services, and carry out other tasks as assigned. You will receive initial and ongoing training to maintain skills and proficiency in firearms, defensive tactics, emergency medical services, firefighting, and more. Bloomfield Hills DPS seeks individuals with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, impeccable character and integrity, and the ability to maintain a calm demeanor in high-energy situations. If this is you, we encourage you to apply today!

Hours and Wages:

This full-time position has a wage range of $56,319.80, starting with increases to $84,369.54 at four years of seniority, effective July 1st, 2023. Includes a competitive benefit and retirement package. Candidates must be available for 12-hour shifts. All employees are subject to immediate emergency callback to meet the City's needs.

Current wages in effect:


Starting - $58,290.99

1 year - $66,394.00

2 years - $71,944.43

3 years - $77,578.02

4 years - $84,369.54

Officers work 12-Hour shifts with start times at 0700 or 1900 hours. Rotation is Sun, Mon, Tue and every other Sat -or- Wed, Thu, Fri and every other Saturday. This allows for three days off, with four days off every other week.

Lateral Transfers:

Depending on years of service, individuals with prior full-time sworn law enforcement or full-time firefighting experience may be eligible for lateral pay.

As of 7/1/2023:

1 year = $66,394.00 (step 2)

2 years = $71,944.43 (step 3)

3 years = 77,578.02 (step 4)

Specialized Unit Training:

Bloomfield Hills DPS allows for professional growth through a tiered Command structure as well as unique training and specialized training within the field of Public Safety. Some of our Officers specialize as Evidence Technicians, Firearms Instructors, Arson Investigations, Use of Force Instructors, Field Training Officers, Oakland County Hazmat Team members, South Oakland Crash Investigation Team Members, Motor Carrier Enforcement, and hostage negotiations. The City also offers tuition reimbursement as the Department highly regards continuing education.


Provide preventative patrol in an automobile or on foot; investigates suspicious subjects, vehicles, and situations. Conducts property checks of businesses, public buildings, public areas, and private homes.

Uses radio equipment in accordance with department policy to receive assignments, request information, and maintain awareness of department activities. Keeps shift supervisor apprised of status and activities.

Investigates reported crimes, accidents, and other incidents. Gathers, protects and processes evidence to the best of their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Enforces ordinances and statutes, making arrests or issuing citations using the appropriate discretion to protect the safety and well-being of the community.

Maintain a neat, well-groomed appearance and wear approved attire/uniform.

Provide traffic control and enforcement.

Perform first aid on injured persons as a State of Michigan licensed Medical First Responder. The department will provide initial training and continuing education.

Completes all necessary reports, tickets, forms, and administrative paperwork to complete assigned tasks.

Responds to fire incidents to perform firefighting duties as directed by the on-scene Incident Commander.

Perform other duties assigned.

Requirements (read carefully):

Must be at least 21 years of age.

Must have a valid Michigan driver's license.

Must be a U.S. Citizen at the time of appointment.

Associate's degree/60 credit hours minimum required, Bachelor's degree preferred. Any field of study will be considered.

Applicants must be either MCOLES certified/certifiable or MFFTC FF I & II certified (applicants currently in a fire or police academy in good standing will be considered). Dual MCOLES and MFFTC certification is preferred.

Before hire: pass the pre-employment physical and drug screen.

Before hire: pass the pre-employment psychological exam.

Before hire: pass a pre-employment background check. No felony convictions.

Before hire: pass the firefighter physical agility test administered by Oakland Community College Fire Training.

Firefighter-only certified applicants must complete MCOLES pre-enrollment reading, writing, and physical fitness testing. 

Ability to work rotating shifts and overtime as needed.


Outer carriers (purchased by the department.) The employer will provide the first set of uniforms and equipment. A Uniform Allowance of $1000 is paid annually (divided and paid $500 in April, $500 in October) Competitive Medical/Dental (Blue Cross Blue Shield and Delta Dental). Retirement Health Savings Account.

401a Retirement Plan (14.5% employer, 5% employee for a total contribution of 19.5%). Additionally, an optional 457 Deferred Compensation Plan is available.

Longevity pay:

5 but less than 10 years $2,141.48

10 but less than 15 years $3,569.13

15 but less than 20 years $4,996.78

20 years or more $6,424.43

Holiday Pay: $3500 annually

Linen Allowance: $150 annually

Paid Time Off:


0 to 1 years (prorated) 60 Hours (annual, no carry over)

1 to 4 years 120 Hours

5 but less than 7 years 132 Hours

7 but less than 9 years 144 Hours

9 but less than 12 years 156 Hours

12 but less than 14 years 168 Hours

14 but less than 17 years 180 Hours

17 but less than 20 years 192 Hours

20 years and above 204 Hours

Sick Time:

12 hours accrued per month, max bank 2400 hours. Half of the balance paid upon retirement.

Personal Time:

24 hours (annual, no carry over).

Funeral Leave:

2 - 5 days based on eligible family member.

Trade days:

Allowed after completion of probation, subject to CBA and department policies.

Submit resume and cover letter to Sgt Jacques Simon at,