Four positions are ready to be filled as an EMU police officer. The successful candidate must be able to effectively engage and positively interact with our diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. EMU offers a competitive salary package with salary step increase for those applicants with prior police experience.

Responsibilities of EMU Police Officer

  • Act as the first-line representative of law enforcement/public safety to the EMU community.
  • Carry out the duties and responsibilities to enforce local, county, and state ensuring equal application of constitutional rights are upheld.
  • Act as an ambassador of the law enforcement professional with fair and impartial enforcement strategies.


  • Possession of a valid Driver’s license. 
  • Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Training Certification, or certifiable status. 
  • Prior experience as a campus or police officer experience is preferred. 
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Ability to respond quickly to emergency situations that may not be familiar. 

  • Ability to work under pressure, occasionally for long periods of time. 

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays. 

  • Ability to work with appropriate safety-related gear including a bulletproof vest, firearms, handcuffs, etc. 

  • Ability to physically and mentally perform the essential duties of the job.

  • Ability to effect and arrest and subdue and search suspects and prisoners.
  • Ability to drive department vehicles.
  • Basic knowledge of computers is preferred.
  • An Associate degree is preferred.
  • Ability to work 12 Hours Shifts (0700-1900 Days) (1900-0700 Nights).

Wage & Benefits

  • Pay Rate: $51,990 – $71,254 (4 year progression)
  • Lateral starting pay – 4 years top pay scale
  • 3% salary increase with a bachelor’s degree
  • Uniforms paid for by the department
  • Equipment allowance of $700 per year
  • Longevity pay
  • Educational/Tuition reimbursement for employee/family
  • 403b retirement plan with a 9% employer contribution
  • Specialized Positions:
    • Patrol/First Responder
    • Investigations (SVU)
    • Metro SWAT
    • Hostage Negotiator
    • APO (Area Police Officer)
    • Bike Patrol
    • Special Investigations (LAWNET/CAT)
    • Community Engagement
    • Mountain Bike Program
    • PTO Positions

How to Apply

Applications will only be accepted online via EMU’s HR Website until December 6, 2022. For any questions or concerns regarding the application process or about the police officer position in general, feel free to reach out to Lieutenant Douglas Wing via phone, at 734-487-2881, or email at

More About EMU

EMU police officers are Sworn under Public Act 120 of 1990 and are MCOLES certified police officers vested with the responsibility of providing a safe learning environment by protecting life and property through fair and equitable enforcement of laws, ordinances, and policies. Officers receive ongoing annual development in areas such as the use of force, active shooter, fair and impartial policing, cultural awareness, and AED/CPR medical first responder certification.

All members of the EMU Department of Public Safety (DPS) are considered campus security authorities (CSA’s) under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act.

As such, you are required to report Clery reportable offenses that come to your attention. DPS employees are required to complete Clery Compliance Training within 14 days of employment and annually thereafter.

EMU police participate in the Eastern Washtenaw Safety Alliance. As such our officers are sworn in by the University, by the City of Ypsilanti, and deputized by the Washtenaw County Sheriff; this extends the boundaries of our powers of arrest.

Eastern Michigan University is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about EMU and its police department, visit their website.

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