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Imlay City Police Department: Police Officer Closing Date: May 27, 2024

The Imlay City Police Department is currently accepting employment applications from qualified candidates to join our team for the position of full-time Police Officer. Widely accepted as the gateway to the thumb of Michigan, Imlay City was founded in 1850 and is a city rich in culture, diversity, and history with a unique hometown appeal. Interested persons must apply to the City of Imlay Police Department, 395 E. Third St. Imlay City Michigan 48444. Submit a resume, cover letter and complete employment application. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.


  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Must have reached 21st birthday at the time of appointment
  • Must possess a valid Michigan driver's license with an excellent driving history
  • Must possess a minimum Associates degree or 60 credits from an accredited college or university (Bachelor's degree preferred)
  • Ability to successfully pass an extensive background check, physical examination, psychological examination, and drug screening test
  • Ability to perform the essential job functions of a police officer
  • Must either be licensed or eligible to be licensed as a police officer by MCOLES
  • Ability to complete all phases of the selection process
  • Preference is given to those with prior experience as a full-time certified police officer


  • Perform routine patrol / shift duties / taking and responding to calls for service
  • Enforce all Federal and State of Michigan Laws, as well as all Imlay City Ordinances
  • Conduct Criminal Investigations
  • Enforces traffic laws and conducts traffic related investigations
  • Makes arrests and interviews persons / subjects
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing - capable of preparing police reports, citations, search warrants, and warrant requests


  • Starting hourly salary without experience is $26.81 per hour for the first year
  • MERS C-1 (defined benefit) 3.5% employee contribution with a 3.5% employer match
  • Health/Dental Insurance-BCBSM/Vision-allotted reimbursement account
  • Twelve holidays per year
  • Employer paid time off PTO accrued based on years of service/according to the collective bargaining agreement


The Imlay City Police Department values your experience and will pay up to three years on a lateral transfer pay scale upon completion of probation:

July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024 July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025 July 1, 2025-June 30,2026
Entry-level pay: $26.81 Entry-level pay: $28.15 Entry-level pay: $29.84
1 year experience: $28.50 1 year experience: $29.92 1 year experience: $31.72
2 year experience: $29.37 2 year experience: $30.84 2 year experience: $32.69
3 year experience: $30.36 3 year experience: $31.87 3 year experience: $33.79