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Grosse Pointe Farms Department of Public Safety: Public Safety Officer Closing Date: November 6, 2024

General Statement of Duties:

Performs general police and fire fighting as a member of a combined police-fire unit; does related work as required.


  • Wages: $87,891 in 42 months or less.
  • Premium healthcare with no premium co-pay from employees.
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan 2.25% multiplier with an additional 4% employer contribution to a Deferred Contribution Plan (457b).  Vested after ten years of service.
  • Pension escalator of 2.5% compounded for all years.
  • Longevity pay – Five years: $750. Ten years: $1000. Fifteen years: $1200. Twenty years: $1400. Twenty-five years: $1600. Thirty years: $1800.
  • Shift Schedule: 12-hour shifts, with every other Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off.
  • Participation is in the State Vehicle Inspection Program, subject to administrative approval (potential for more than $50K in annual compensation).
  • Eleven paid holidays.
  • K-9, Bike Patrol, Dive Team, SRT, Traffic Unit, FTO, Fire Inspector, Drone Operator, Detective Bureau, etc.
  • All necessary equipment is provided, including uniforms, firearms, external load-bearing vest carriers, etc. Upon review, acceptable, appropriate tattoos are allowed.
  • A community that values Public Safety.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MCOLES Physical Test Certification
  • MCOLES Written Test Certification
  • Current MCOLES Basic Police Officer License or Michigan Fire Certification.  
  • High School diploma and equivalent minimum of 60 college credits. Associate degree or B.A. Degree preferred. Police & Fire Academy college credits are recognized.
  • Upon review and discussion, Prior Military, Police, or Fire Service experience may be considered in place of college credits.
  • Be 21 years of age at the time of application
  • Be a resident of the State of Michigan
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have no felony convictions
  • Possess a valid Michigan driver's license
  • Possess good moral character / free from drug dependency
  • Be eligible to be certified as a firefighter l and ll. Prior certification is strongly preferred but optional.  
  • Meet all minimum standards mandated by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and the Michigan Firefighters Training Council.

Please submit a resume for interview consideration. Depending on the number of resumes received, interviews may be conducted with only a certain number of applicants based on education, certifications, and work history. An official application will be provided later for those passing the interview board.

Contact Information:

Deputy Chief Andrew Rogers
90 Kerby Road
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

The City of Grosse Pointe Farms is an equal-opportunity employer.