AAPD Lateral & Entry Level Police Officer

The City of Ann Arbor is looking for both entry-level and lateral candidates to become Police Officers with the Ann Arbor Police Department. Entry-level police officer candidates should have less than two years of experience in a sworn law enforcement position, and lateral candidates should have 2 or more years of sworn law enforcement experience.

Job Description

This is a sworn law enforcement position that involves protecting life and property through the 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.

Salary

The starting salaries for the entry-level and lateral Police Officers positions are as follows:

  • Entry Level Police Officer: $56,243.20 annually ($27.04 hourly)
    • w/Associate’s, $57,096.00 annually ($27.45 hourly)
    • w/Bachelor’s, $58,364.80 annually ($28.06 hourly)
  • Lateral Police Officer (2 years experience): $64,812.80 annually ($31.16 hourly)
    • w/Associate’s, $65,769.60 annually ($31.62 hourly)
    • w/Bachelor’s, $67,246.40 annually ($32.33 hourly)
  • Lateral Police Officer (3+ years experience): $69,638.40 annually ($33.48 hourly)
    • w/Associate’s, $70,657.60 annually ($33.97 hourly)
    • w/Bachelor’s, $72,280.00 annually ($34.75 hourly)

*Pay based on the current contract
**Lateral candidates have two or more years of full-time sworn law enforcement experience.
***Full wage tables can be found at the end of the current AAPOA contract: AAPOA 2020-2022

There is an earning potential under the current contract: after 18 years of service with the AAPD, the salary for a Senior Officer II is $88,649.60 (base pay). The salary for a Detective III with 18 years of service or more is $97,531.20 (base pay). Longevity increases after 7 years, 12 years, and 18 years of service.

Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and 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 certifiable at the time of hire

Benefits

  • Medical/dental/vision/pharmacy plans
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan with a 2.75 multiplier at 25 years of service
  • 12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave (after 6 months of employment)
  • Holiday incentives for 16 City recognized Holidays
  • 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 $90,875.20 (base pay). The salary for a Detective III with 18 years of service or more is $103,708.80 (base pay)

How To Apply For the Lateral & Entry Level Police Officer Positions

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 log in to our website. Also, please forward the link to any interested candidates. The application deadline is Sunday, January 9, 2022.

For More Information

For questions and comments about lateral and entry-level police officer positions, please feel free to contact Sgt. Jaime Crawford by phone, (734) 794-6956, or email, jcrawford@a2gov.org; additionally, you can visit the Ann Arbor Police Department’s website.

About the Ann Arbor Police Department

There are 122 sworn police officers included in the overall staff of 147. The AAPD is a full-service department with many services and units. These include a uniform patrol, detective section, Metro SWAT, hostage negotiation team, underwater search and rescue, polygraph, computer forensics, traffic services unit, K9, motorcycle and bicycle patrols, as well as a community engagement unit. The Ann Arbor Police Department is committed to a community-oriented policing philosophy and strives for a high level of community engagement across all divisions.

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