AAPD Lateral & Entry Level Police Officer
The City of Ann Arbor is looking for both entry-level and lateral candidates as 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.
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.
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)
Full wage tables can be found at the end of the current AAPOA contract, AAPOA 2020-2022.
*Pay based on the current contract
**Lateral candidates have two or more years of full-time sworn law enforcement experience.
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 seven years, 12 years, and 18 years of service.
- 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.
- An associate’s Degree or equivalent college credits (60) is required at the time of hire.
- Must be MCOLES certifiable at the time of hire.
- If hired, the candidate must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no later than their start date or have a City of Ann Arbor-approved medical/religious exemption.
- 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 six months of employment.)
- Education Reimbursement up to $5,000/year after one year of service.
- Holiday incentives for 16 City recognized Holidays.
- Educational Incentives after one 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 programs.
- Longevity increases after seven years, 12 years, and 18 years of service.
- Reciprocal Pension Service Time is 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.)
This position is represented by the AAPOA union. The collective bargaining agreement can be viewed here. For additional benefits information, please visit the AAPOA Benefits Summary.
How To Apply For the Lateral & Entry Level Police Officer Positions
You must apply online if you are interested and wish to be considered for a position with the City of Ann Arbor’s Police Department. Only completed applications will be considered to move to the next hiring process step. 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 November 13, 2022.
For More Information
For questions and comments about the police officer positions, please feel free to contact Sgt. Jaime Crawford by phone, (734) 794-6956, or email, firstname.lastname@example.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 150. 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, and 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.