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Midland Police Department: Patrol Officer Closing Date: August 26, 2024

Under the supervision of a Sergeant the Patrol Officer performs a wide variety of diverse professional police work in the preservation of law and order protection of life and property prevention of crime and arrest and prosecution of criminals through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. A Patrol Officer for the City of Midland is expected at all times to diligently follow the Police Department’s core values of Integrity Professionalism and Service to Community.

Salary: $24.59 - $37.25 per hour


EXAMPLES OF WORK: Patrols city with special attention to traffic violations; preventing criminal activities; detection of community dangers such as fires; faulty street and traffic lights; downed power lines; poor road conditions or hazards; and failed street signs; investigates and makes detailed reports of accidents and renders aid and assistance; directs pedestrian and vehicular traffic when needed; operates police radio in receiving and responding to calls for service; checks for parking violations and issues parking citations; makes special inspections of buildings and places where people assemble; investigates complaints and makes arrests for violations of laws and ordinances; actively engages in community policing efforts; checks windows and doors of community businesses and investigates suspicious conditions; serves warrants; writs and subpoenas; prepares cases and testimony for court trials; guides and directs residents and the public when required; prepares daily reports and keeps records of arrests and other important incidents; and performs all other duties as assigned.

SPECIALIZED OPPORTUNITIES: Within the Midland Police Department we offer numerous opportunities to specialize in many different areas; including assignment of Patrol Officers to the following: Honor Guard; SWAT Team; Hostage Negotiator; Dive Team; AI (accident investigators); Evidence Technician; DRE (Drug Recognition Expert); Traffic Enforcement Team; Narcotics Detective; Detective Bureau; Rotating Detective; Warrant Officer; SRO’s (School Resource Officers; CRO (Community Relations Officer); DARE Instructor; Use of Force Instructor; Firearms Instructor and K9 handler.
Promotional opportunities into leadership positions within the department include: Detective Sergeant; Detective Lieutenant; Patrol Sergeant; Patrol Lieutenant; Community Relations Sergeant; Administrative Lieutenant; Deputy Chief and Chief.


Experience and Training

Graduation from high school required with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice preferred. Prior law enforcement experience preferred. MUST BE CURRENTLY LICENSED; OR LICENSABLE UPON APPOINTMENT; IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STANDARDS SET BY THE MICHIGAN COMMISSION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS ACT (MCOLES).

Knowledge; Skills and Abilities

Ability to perform all physical; mental and psychological requirements of a Patrol Officer as determined by MCOLES; ability to act quickly and calmly in emergencies; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to operate an automobile in normal and emergency situations; emotional stability; excellent observation skills; good general and social intelligence; ability to prepare accurate reports in an efficient manner; ability to deal courteously but firmly with the public; possession of a valid state motor vehicle operator's license and a satisfactory driving record; and ability to work long hours and to withstand the physical and mental strain of police work. Applicant's character must withstand a complete background investigation including a psychological examination.