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Berkley Department of Public Safety: Public Safety Officer Closing Date: November 15, 2024

General Statement of Duties:
Performs general police and fire fighting as a member of a combined police and fire agency.

Lateral Transfers:

  • Qualified lateral transfers are eligible for higher starting wage based on recognized prior experience up to top pay upon hiring.
  • Ability to purchase prior service or military service credits up to six years.


  • Top Pay effective Jan 2025 under current CBA: $88,283
  • Entry level (no experience) starting wage: $52,496 with raises every six months until top pay.
  • Premium healthcare with no premium co-pay from employees under current CBA or cash out option.
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan 2. 5% multiplier.
  • Shift Schedule: 12-hour shifts, with every other Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off.
  • Generous PTO policy.
  • 100% tuition reimbursement, including Master’s Degree.
  • Outer Carrier / Body Armorer / Uniforms / Gear all provided.
  • Annual Uniform Cleaning Allowance
  • Wellness program.
  • Relaxed tattoo policy.
  • Thirteen paid holidays.
  • K-9, Bike Patrol, HazMat Team, Swat team, FTO, Fire Inspector, Technical Rescue Team, Firer Investigator, Detective Bureau, Evidence Technician, Honor Guard, School Resource Officer, Mobile Field Force. Instructor positions include: Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Taser, EVO, and Fire / Police.
  • Retirement Health Saving Plan

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MCOLES Physical Test Certification
  • MCOLES Written Test Certification
  • Be eligible to be licensed as a police officer according to MCOLES standards. Prior certification is strongly preferred but optional
  • High School diploma
  • Upon review and discussion, Prior Military, Police, or Fire Service experience may be considered for lateral transfer starting pay step increases.
  • 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.
  • Able to meet all minimum standards mandated by the Michigan Commission on Law
  • Enforcement Standards and the Michigan Firefighters Training Council

To apply submit a resume, cover letter, and completed application and return it by email or in person to:

Contact Information:
Lieutenant Corey Miller
2395 W. Twelve Mile Rd


The City of Berkley is an equal-opportunity employer.