City of Ypsilanti
  • 12-Oct-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Police
  • Ypsilanti, MI, USA
  • 47625
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Optical, and Life insurance along with a Defined Benefit Pension Plan

The City of Ypsilanti is hiring Police Officers! We offer a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, generous leave time, and a defined benefit pension program. If you're looking to work for a diverse and inclusive municipality, apply today!

This is skilled police work in the protection of life and property through enforcement of laws and ordinances. Assignments are received and are carried out under established policies and procedures and according to laws, ordinances and departmental policy. Employees must use considerable judgment, initiative and skill in a variety of cases and must be able to act without direct supervision in completing work.



Lateral Hires up to $60,000/annually



Patrols a designated area or the total city in a patrol car; preserves law and order; prevents and discovers the commission of crime; apprehends criminals and offenders and enforces vehicle and traffic laws.

Responds to calls and complaints involving traffic accidents, robberies, felonies, misdemeanors, disturbances and a wide variety of civil and domestic situations; takes necessary police action, serves warrants, makes arrests as required and testifies as a witness in court.

Conducts preliminary investigations at the scenes of crimes and accidents; gathers evidence; locates and questions suspects and witnesses; makes arrest as required and testifies as a witness in court.

Prepares a number of reports on cases and complaints.

Transports and processes prisoners to court and jail.

Establishes traffic control and protection at incidents which attract crowds; performs police duties at special events and activities, such as parades, festivals, sporting events.

Performs daily routine maintenance and safety inspections on patrol cars.

Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.


Successful completion of the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standard's Police Certification Program. Candidates enrolled in a current Police Academy are welcome to apply. Must possess and maintain a valid Michigan Driver's License and be a U.S. Citizen. Interpersonal Skills in order to deal with the public courteously, professionally, and tactfully. Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and to determine the proper course of action. Ability to accurately obtain information and articulate observations, behaviors, and actions both orally and in writing. Ability to develop skills in the use and care of firearms.

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