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Saginaw Township Police Department: Police Officer (Multiple Positions) Closing Date: December 14, 2024

The Saginaw Township Police Department is looking for motivated individuals for full time police officer positions.  We are a professional department with an emphasis on community policing and customer service.


We have a competitive salary and benefits package to include the following:

  • $51,066 to $82,791 Annual Salary (After 5 Years of Service)
  • MERS Defined Benefit Pension
  • MERS Retiree Health Care Savings Plan
  • Vacation-176 hours to 256 hours based on length of service
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical / Dental / Optical
  • Uniform Cleaning Allowance / Equipment Allowance
  • College Education Bonus
  • 13 Designated Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program covering employee and their family


The Saginaw Township Police Department offers several opportunities for growth and advancement including:

  • Saginaw Emergency Services Team (SWAT)
  • Hostage Negotiator
  • Detective Bureau
  • School Resource Officer
  • Community Police Officer
  • FBI Safe Streets Task Force
  • Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team (BAYANET)
  • Field Training Officer
  • Department Training Instructor
  • Evidence Technician
  • Traffic Crash Investigator
  • Accreditation Team Member
  • Leadership Training

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The duties of a Saginaw Township Police Officer include:

  • Responds to dispatched calls or complaints of various natures such as domestic disputes, thefts, assaults, traffic crashes, etc. generally in assigned districts.
  • Patrols assigned roadways to observe traffic for violations, stranded motorists, stolen vehicles and other irregularities, issues traffic citations and arrests violators as necessary. Serves as a crime deterrent by being present in assigned areas.
  • Follows up and completes investigations of routine complaints and assists in investigation of serious crimes. Makes arrests where warranted. 
  • Responds to traffic crashes to render first aid to the injured, routes traffic around scene and investigates the cause of the crash. May photograph scene, take measurements, and gather other evidence to determine which party is at fault.
  • Prepares detailed reports of complaints, arrests, crashes, and other investigations. Completes a daily log of activity. 
  • Checks businesses and other buildings after hours to ensure proper security. Performs bar checks of licensed liquor establishments and cites any noted violations.
  • Serves civil and criminal papers as necessary. Transports and lodges prisoners.
  • Uses specialized devices such as radar and breathalyzer equipment.
  • Searches for evidence at crime scenes and other places and prepares for presentation of evidence and testimony in court. Interrogates arrested subjects and interviews suspects, witnesses, and victims of crime. 
  • Works with juveniles and investigates crimes of youth 17 years of age and younger.
  • Attends training, meetings, and conferences to maintain proficiency in law enforcement.


  • Must be MCOLES licensed, licensable, or have the ability to become so by attending a police academy. 
  • Experience: No previous law enforcement experience required.  Military experience preferred, but not mandatory.
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Knowledge of traffic and criminal law, investigations, law enforcement procedures, laws of the State of Michigan, department policies and procedure, self-defense, first aid, and psychology.  Good writing skills and verbal communication skills.  Ability to use tact and diplomacy and understand people from all social/economic and cultural backgrounds.  Ability to drive automobile. 
  • Physical/Mental Requirements: Visual acuity to read, proofread, fill out forms and drive.  Manual dexterity to use weapons, radar equipment, radio, and computers.  Hearing acuity to listen and communicate in person, on radio, and on the phone.  Ability to speak clearly and distinctly.  Ability to handle stress.  Ability to perform a multitude of different physically demanding tasks.  Mental capacity to analyze data, use logic and sound judgement, and make sound decisions.  


The personal requirements for all persons to apply and be considered for employment are as follows:

  • United States citizen
  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Be licensed or able to be licensed through the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards

How to Apply

The Saginaw Township Police Department is always accepting applications for employment. Applications are reviewed for qualifications and then retained on file for up to one year. Applications are available here: from the Saginaw Township Police Department, or through the Saginaw Township governmental offices.