The City of Eastpointe seeks to expand its police department and has full-time officer positions available. Under the supervision of a superior officer, an Eastpointe police officer performs responsible law enforcement and patrol work. The officer works to maintain order, regulate traffic, protect life and property, and prevent crime and disorder. They also assist at the scene of accidents, fires, and other emergencies and perform related work as required.

This position’s salary ranges from $67,158.00 – $81,753.00 annually, with top pay of $88,416 at the current contract’s end. Lateral police hires may be offered higher starting compensation based on experience.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications of an Eastpointe Police Officer

  • An Associate’s degree in criminal justice, police science, or a related field.
  • Certification as a Police Officer by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards or certifiable.
  • State of Michigan Vehicle Operator’s License.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of modern law enforcement.
  • Knowledge of the laws and regulations applicable in criminal investigative work and municipal police work and skill in following these procedures in routine and emergencies.

Skills and Requirements

Applicants are expected to have the following knowledge and abilities:

  • Knowledge of the basic rules of evidence and other legal procedures applicable in prosecuting crimes.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and local ordinances and the limitations on police authority.
  • Skill in operating police vehicles, surveillance and communication equipment, firearms, breathalyzers, chemical sprays, and other implements used in the line of duty.
  • Ability to work effectively under stress in emergency and confrontational situations according to an established command structure and observe established procedures.
  • Ability to make sound, independent decisions when no assistance is available.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness and maintain effective working relationships with the public, elected officials, community leaders, victims, detainees, and other professionals.
  • Ability to use basic office equipment such as telephone, calculator, photocopier, fax, and computer with applicable software applications such as word processing and specialized department software, as well as email/internet/world wide web.
  • Ability to work shifts of varying lengths and times of the day, including weekends and holidays, as necessary.
  • City employees are expected to possess and maintain a record of orderly, law-abiding citizenship, sobriety, integrity, and loyalty as it pertains to and reflects upon their employment with the City.
  • City employees must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential duties of their position without excessive absences.

In addition to the above requirements, all City positions require the ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language as necessary for the position, including the ability to follow written and oral instructions.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee’s environment can range from an office setting to highly dangerous law enforcement situations. Physical demands, therefore, range from sitting in an office or vehicle to exercising the strength, mobility, dexterity, and stamina associated with apprehending criminals. The police officer is regularly required to communicate with others in person and on the telephone or radio, use sight to review documents and assess public safety scenes, and regularly travel to other locations.

How to Apply

All interested applicants are asked to apply online or with the form below. The department is at 16083 9 Mile Rd, Eastpointe, MI 48021. Any questions regarding the position can be directed to Deputy Chief Matthew Hambright via telephone or email

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