The City of Mount Pleasant is Now Hiring Police Officers

Mount Pleasant is experiencing several retirements within our police department. We are looking for dedicated, certified police officers who have a positive attitude and enjoy working in a stable community with strong funding to join our team. You will enjoy a work environment that values the contributions of individual team members, strives toward continuous improvement, and has the desire to provide the highest quality law enforcement services for both residents and visitors of the City of Mt. Pleasant.

We are looking for Police Officers who are natural problem-solvers, strong communicators, team-oriented, dedicated to the community, and forward-thinking. The City offers a competitive wage and benefit package, an annual educational benefit, and an employee-driven wellness program with year-round benefits. In addition, we offer paid vacation, sick, holiday, and personal time, as well as the accumulation of compensatory time in place of paid overtime hours. The annual salary for this position is $58,880.00.


  • Enforcing parking violations, directing or rerouting traffic, assisting motorists and pedestrians, investigating causes and results of accidents, issuing tickets, or making arrests.
  • Respond to citizen complaints and follow up on the preliminary investigation of routine complaints; sketches scenes of crimes or accidents, collect latent fingerprints, and secure areas for further investigation.
  • Assists in investigating significant or complex cases, such as arson, rape, suicide, or murder, and appears in court to testify on cases.
  • Utilize various equipment, materials, and communication devices, such as photography, emergency flares, first-aid kits, 2-way vehicle radio, handcuffs, firearms, radar, gas masks, batons, computers, Internet, and laser radar, safely and efficiently.
  • Be proficient with various weapons, including less-than-lethal ones.

Additional Information

2023 starting wage range is $26.96 per hour to $34.39 per hour, depending on qualifications and years of experience. In addition, a $1.00 per hour shift premium is applied for night hours worked between 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. We also compensate Officers when working in a higher classification, such as filling in as a Sergeant, as Field Training Officer, or on Special Assignment. Once our new Officers have completed their 16-week Field Training Program, they will be placed on a standard 12-hour shift.

The current day shift for Mount Pleasant Police Officers is from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and the night shift works from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.  There are a total of four shifts, a day and night shift for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, and a day and night shift for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Each day and night shift alternate working on Saturday. On an annual basis, our Officers work a standard 2,184 hours with various overtime opportunities.

General Qualifications

Interested applicants must meet the following qualifications to be considered:

  • Be a resident of the State of Michigan.
  • Possess a valid Michigan Operator’s license and a safe driving record.
  • Effectively communicate.
  • Independently and cooperatively plan, organize, prioritize, coordinate and evaluate multiple events and activities.
  • Actively participate in the building and maintenance of successful work teams.
  • Must meet the education and training requirement of the Michigan Council on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES), Employment Standards.
How To Apply

Interested applicants can find the application form and interview details on the Mount Pleasant website. The employment application and supporting documents necessary for applying may be emailed to or mailed to:

City of Mount Pleasant
Human Resources Department
320 West Broadway Street
Mt.Pleasant, MI 48858

Application or employment questions can be answered by the Mount Pleasant Human Resources Department over the phone. The HR department can be reached at (989) 779-5314.


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