The City of Wayne Police Department is accepting applications for an immediate opening for a full-time Police Officer. The department is a full-time law enforcement agency with 21 sworn officers. Applicants who are certified/lateral officers or individuals who will be certified/graduate from the Police Academy are encouraged to apply. A completed City of Wayne application is required. Applicants must conform to employment standards set by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).

The annual salary ranges from $49,276.35 – $75,737, with a 3.5% pay increase for the first 4 years.

Applications are open until the position is filled.

City of Wayne Police Officer Requirements

  • Certificate of successful MCOLES Pre-employment Physical Agility and Reading Writing Skills Test completion.
  • Possess an MCOLES certification (as certified or certifiable) and maintain it throughout the hiring process.
  • Completion of EMPCO test before application closing date for consideration for employment.
    • Must pass with a 70% or higher.
  • Possession of good moral character as determined by a favorable background investigation covering school, employment records, home environment, and personal traits and integrity.
  • Available to work nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background investigation, psychological evaluation, interview process, and drug/alcohol screen.
  • Must have a valid Michigan driver’s license and good driving history.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, 21 years or older when graduating from the academy.
  • No felony convictions and/or disqualifying criminal history.
  • Be available for the entire training academy and pass the MCOLES State Licensing Exam for police officers at the end of the academy.


  • 401(k) & 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Optical reimbursement – $400 annually
  • Defined benefit retirement
    • Full benefits after 25 years of service
  • Vacation & sick time accrued in the first year for use after completion of probation
  • Annual $1,000 clothing voucher
  • $825 proficiency pay for weapon certification
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • On-site gym and locker room
  • $500 fitness allowance
  • On-site indoor range
How to Apply

Applications for this opportunity can be obtained from the City Clerk’s office in Wayne City Hall at 3355 S. Wayne Rd., Wayne, MI 48184. Alternatively, an application form can be found on the website. To apply, applicants must ensure that the application is fully completed and submit it to the Personnel Department via mail, fax (at 734-722-8763), or email. Please note that resumes will not be considered without a completed application form.

If you have any questions or comments about the position, please get in touch with Lisa Zotkovich at 734-419-0114 or via email.

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The City of Wayne does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.