City of Ann Arbor
  • Police
  • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • 26.99
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

AAPD, Lateral Police Office (2+ years' experience)

Open Date: September 2, 2019

Close Date: September 30, 2019

Pay (based on current union contract): $56,139.20 annually ($26.99 per hour)

Individuals working as a full-time sworn officer with a law enforcement agency for two years or more.

Attention Applicants: If you are interested and wish to be considered for a position with the City of Ann Arbor's Police Department, you must apply online. Only completed applications will be considered to move forward to the next step of the hiring process. You will be able to see the status of your application when you login to our website.


This is a sworn law enforcement position that involves protecting life and property through enforcement of laws and ordinances. Work involves responsibility for performing assigned police work of varying difficulty utilizing community oriented/problem solving techniques which include: community engagement, resource development, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, crime prevention, detection and investigation, apprehension of violators, preservation of order, and related police functions. Frequently involves the performance of hazardous and strenuous tasks and the exercise of initiative and judgment in various situations endangering life or property. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 21 years of age
  • Must have a valid Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record
  • Associate's Degree or equivalent college credits (60) is required at the time of hire
  • Must be MCOLES certified including MCOLES physical requirements or have successfully completed the MCOLES Recognition of Prior Training and Experience at the time of hire
  • Must have two years or more experience as a full-time sworn officer with a law enforcement agency

Great Opportunity

There are 126 sworn police officers included in the overall staff of 151. The AAPD is a full-service department with many services and units. These include a uniform patrol, detective section, Metro SWAT, hostage negotiation team, under water search and rescue, polygraph, computer forensics, traffic services unit, K9, motorcycle and bicycle patrols, as well as a community engagement unit. The AAPD road patrol is committed to a community-oriented policing philosophy and strives for a high level of community engagement.

Why you should apply now

This is a great opportunity for an entry-level Police Officers.  The Ann Arbor Police Department is expecting a high number of retirements in the next few years and new Officers will have opportunity to quickly advance in rank and into specialized positions.

Benefits offered with this position include (subject to change per union negotiations with AAPOA)

  • Medical/dental/vision/pharmacy plans
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan with a 2.75 multiplier at 25 years of service
  • Educational Incentives after 1 year
  • Ongoing commitment to internal and external training opportunities
  • Short-term and long-term disability, life, and AD&D insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Wellness Incentive Programs
  • Employee assistance program
  • Longevity increases after 7 years, 12 years, and 18 years of service
  • Reciprocal Pension Service Time available for pension-qualified applicants
  • Earning Potential under the current contract, after 18 years of service with the AAPD the salary for a Senior Officer II is $82,742.40. The salary for a Detective III with 18 years of service or more is $92,830.40.

EEO: We are proud of our diverse workforce and our commitment to equal opportunity.  We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived age, arrest record, color, disability, educational association, familial status, family responsibilities, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, HIV status, marital status, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, source of income, veteran status, victim of domestic violence or stalking, or weight in any aspect of our hiring or employment process. The City of Ann Arbor has earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Municipal Equality Index (MEI), which assesses lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality in more than 500 cities across the nation.

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