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City of Stanton Police Department: Police Officer Closing Date: August 2, 2024

The City of Stanton is seeking applicants for a full-time Police Officer position. This position is responsible for providing police services to the residents of the City of Stanton, performing a wide variety of law enforcement/community activities. The ideal candidate must be a positive, self-motivated individual.

Applicants must be MCOLES licensed, a high school graduate, and possess a valid Michigan driver's license. Associate's degree in criminal justice or related field is preferred.

This position is well suited for officers who enjoy working patrol as well as engaging with the community in a friendly, small-town atmosphere. Estimated population of Stanton is 1,400. Applicants must be able to work a minimum of 40 hours per week.

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.
  • Assist with SRO program as needed.

Wages and Benefits:

  • MERS Retirement
  • Supplemental 457 with Employer match
  • Priority Health Care 100% Employer paid for the employee and 70% employer paid for employees family
  • Dental/Optical
  • Employer paid Life Insurance
  • Employer paid Short-Term Disability Insurance.
  • Thirteen (13) paid Holidays
  • Vacation, Comp and Personal time
  • Maternity leave and Parental Leave
  • Emergency Leave (Funeral, Jury Duty, and Military)
  • Longevity payments after six months
  • Pay Range from $40,000 to $50,000 per year based on experience

Work Environment:

  • Generous accrual of paid time off
  • All uniforms and equipment provided.
  • Facial hair and tattoos permitted within department policy
  • External load-bearing ballistic vests.


  • Associate degree preferred
  • MCOLES Licensed, Licensable (Academy Graduate) or attend an MCOLES-licensed academy.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and be 21 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.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Chief of Police Matthew Pumford:
City of Stanton
225 S. Camburn Street
P.O. Box 449
Stanton, Ml 48888

For questions, contact the Stanton Police Chief at 616-788-7007 or 989-831-5043