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East Lansing Police Department: Jail Service Officer Closing Date: December 31, 2024

 PAY RATE: $18.73 per hour

WORK SCHEDULE: Part Time - Shift rotation: 8- and 12-hour shifts, as assigned, 56 hours per two weeks. Includes evenings, weekends and holidays.


Responsible for the processing, safety, and security of persons who have been detained in the East Lansing jail since they have been arrested; are awaiting trial; or who have been tried and convicted of a crime and are awaiting transport to a correctional facility.  Must be able to maintain effective, courteous, and professional working relationships; respond to emergencies in the jail; and operate a variety of computer programs and equipment including the LEIN terminal.


A high school diploma or equivalent is required; specialized training/experience in the field of corrections and/or law enforcement is highly desirable.

In addition, must respect the confidential nature of the job and be able to deal effectively and objectively with others. Must pass a thorough police background investigation.  Additionally, position is contingent upon passing a physical which includes a drug screen.

A Police Department General Job Application and Police Department Personal History Questionnaire is required.

APPLY:  Application materials can be downloaded at

The materials are in PDF form and may be filled out electronically, saved, and e-mailed as an attachment to Human Resources.  Or, the application may be printed out, completed and mailed.

Return completed applications to:
East Lansing City Hall, Human Resources Department
410 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823