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City of Charlevoix Police Department: Police Officer Closing Date: December 14, 2024

Work and live where others come for vacation! 

The City of Charlevoix is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time police officer. The City of Charlevoix is 2.4 square miles on the shores of beautiful Round Lake, Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan bisected by the Pine River Channel. Charlevoix is located 20 minutes south of Petoskey, Michigan, and 50 minutes north of Traverse City. 

The population is approximately 2,600 year-round residents and surges to 10,000 during the summer months with people coming from all over the U.S. to spend their summer here. In the summer months there will be considerable interaction with tourists and seasonal residents.

For those with experience, we offer lateral transfer pay. For those without experience, we offer sponsorship through the academy.

Typical duties and responsibilities:

  • Investigate reports of crimes, accidents, and other incidents.
  • Gather, protect, and process evidence.
  • Enforce ordinances and statutes, making arrests where appropriate; processing and protecting prisoners as required.
  • Providing traffic and parking enforcement, and traffic control.
  • Responding to other calls for service, such as motorist assists, etc.
  • Complete all necessary reports, tickets, forms, and in-house paperwork as required.
  • Check out suspicious subjects, vehicles, and situations.
  • Serve subpoenas and other documents as required.
  • Do court work as required, including obtaining warrants and testifying. 
  • As appropriate, conduct property checks of businesses, public buildings and areas, and private homes.
  • Provide preventive patrols.

Wages and Benefits:

  • MERS Retirement
  • Supplemental 457 with Employer match
  • Traditional Health Care
  • HSA with city contributions
  • Health Care Opt-Out Pay
  • Dental/Optical 
  • Flexible spending accounts (Health and Dependent Care Accounts).
  • Employer paid Life Insurance
  • Employer paid Disability Insurance.
  • Ten (10) paid Holidays
  • Vacation, Sick and Personal time
  • Paid two-week Parental leave
  • Emergency Leave (Funeral, Jury Duty, and Military)
  • Longevity payments after 5 years
  • Pay Range from $26.09 through $33.81
  • Stipend for AED/CPR EMT/Paramedic
  • Shift Premium for Night shifts.

Work Environment:

  • 24-hour coverage with twelve hour shifts 2-2-3 rotation and one 10-hour overlap shift.
  • Generous accrual of paid time off
  • All uniforms and equipment provided.
  • Uniform dry cleaning provided.
  • Facial hair and tattoos permitted.
  • External load-bearing ballistic vests.


  • Associate degree
  • MCOLES Licensed, Licensable (Academy Graduate) or attend an MCOLES-licensed academy.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and be 18 years or older at the time of employment.
  • No felony convictions and/or disqualifying criminal history.
  • Must be able to read and write the English language.
  • Ability to pass comprehensive background investigation.
  • Satisfactory driving history and valid driver's license.
  • Ability to comply with all state and municipal requirements.
  • Reside within 20 miles of the city limits (as the crow flies) or obtain within 6 months.

How to Apply: Visit

The City of Charlevoix is an Equal Opportunity Employer.