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Hamburg Township Police: Police Officer Closing Date: August 2, 2024

Hamburg Township is accepting applications for the position of full-time Police Officer. Two immediate openings.


Hamburg Township is a 36-square mile general law township located in Livingston County with a population of 21,259 residents (2020 census). Hamburg Township is home to over 30 lakes, the Huron River, a 6.5 mile stretch of the Lakelands Trail State Park and the Brighton State Recreation Area making it a top recreational destination in the area. Our officers enjoy strong support from the community, prosecutors office and elected officials as well as an excellent working relationship with the police administration. Hamburg Township has been consistently ranked as one of the safest communities in the State of Michigan over the past 10 years.


  • Accredited agency by the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.
  • 20 full-time officers.
  • Two detective positions.
  • Officer assigned full time to the Livingston and Washtenaw Narcotics Enforcement Team (LAWNET).
  • Department officers are members of the following collaborative teams:
  • Livingston Regional SWAT Team
  • Livingston Crisis Negotiators Team
  • Livingston Dive Team
  • Hamburg Township Public Safety Drone Team
  • Road patrol officers work 12-hour shifts.
  • Officers perform marine patrols on the Chain of Lakes utilizing department patrol boats and jet skis (voluntary overtime detail).
  • Officers perform patrols on the Lakelands Trail utilizing department ATVs and mountain bikes (voluntary overtime detail).
  • Department has a strong employee physical wellness program including an on-staff personal trainer/nutrition coach, on-duty workout periods, and annual physical fitness incentives.


  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must have reached 21st birthday at time of appointment.
  • Must be MCOLES licensed or eligible for licensing upon appointment.
  • Must possess a valid drivers license at time of application.
  • No felony convictions and/or disqualifying criminal history.
  • Must possess at minimum an Associates Degree (or 60 credits) from an accredited college (Bachelors degree preferred).
  • Ability to successfully pass an extensive background check, physical examination, psychological examination and drug screening test.
  • Ability to perform the essential job functions of a police officer.
  • Complete listing of police officer qualifications available with application forms.


Current annual salary structure:

  • Starting salary:   $59,492.16
  • After 6 months: $63,707.28
  • After 1 year: $67,966.08
  • After 2 years: $72,224.88
  • After 3 years: $76,440.00
  • After 4 years: $84,913.92
  • MERS defined benefit pension plan with 2.25 multiplier.
  • Retirement Health Savings Account with $6,500 annual contribution by the Township.
  • Blue Cross-Blue Shield Community Blue PPO medical/dental/vision plan.
  • 14 paid holidays.
  • Paid vacation time.
  • 12 hours of paid sick/personal time earned per month.
  • College tuition reimbursement (up to $6,000 per year).
  • Annual educational incentive bonus: Associates Degree: $500, Bachelors Degree: $1000, Masters Degree: $1500.
  • All overtime worked on marine patrol details paid at double time.


Application materials may be obtained on the Hamburg Township website at:  or in person at the Hamburg Township Police Station located at 10409 Merrill Road, Hamburg, MI 48139.

Please submit completed application, resume (optional) and signed authorization form to:

Director of Public Safety Richard Duffany
Hamburg Township Public Safety Department
10409 Merrill Road, P.O. Box 157
Hamburg, MI 48139

Hamburg Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.