City of Plymouth Police Officer Position

The City of Plymouth is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer for their department. Applicant must be MCOLES certified/certifiable or currently attending an MCOLES approved police academy. Entrance wage of $39,780, increases to $48,862 upon completion of FTO and reaches $75,621 after completion of four years. Applicants must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.



  • 21 years or older at the time of employment
  • Possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid State driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation in any State
  • Felony convictions and disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven years are not allowed
  • U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to read and write the English language
  • Must be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits
  • No convictions for domestic violence.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Four-year college degree or vocational school training in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice administration, public administration, or a related field preferred.
  • Certified/certifiable by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (COLES) required at the time of appointment.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Some knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment
  • Some skill in operating the tools and equipment listed below
  • Ability to learn the applicable laws, ordinances, and department rules and regulations; perform work requiring good physical condition; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, peers, and supervisors; exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions; follow verbal and written instructions; meet the special requirements listed below; learn the City’s geography.


The City of Plymouth is currently giving serious consideration to forming a combined police-fire unit thereby creating a Public Safety Department. In the event that occurs, the Police Officer position will be modified to a Public Safety Officer position. All training will be provided so that officers receive their Level I & Level II Firefighter with Hazmat certification. Furthermore, all issues related to working conditions, salary, and benefits would be negotiated with the bargaining unit representing all police officers.

How To Apply

Interested applicants must complete and submit an employment application and resume in one of three ways:

  • Mail: Human Resources, 201 S. Main, Plymouth, MI 48170
  • Fax: (734) 455-1892
  • Email:

Application and job description are available online. The deadline for receipt of applications is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 28, 2021. Post-marked documents are not acceptable.

Required testing will take place Thursday, June 3, 2021, for those who meet the desired minimum qualifications. There will be no make-up days scheduled; testing will take place only on Thursday, June 3, 2021. Interviews will take place on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, for those selected.


Please direct all questions and comments to Tom Alexandris by phone, (734) 453-1234, or by email,

The City of Plymouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, weight, height, marital status, and any other protected category protected by federal and/or state law.

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