Apply for the Public Safety and Security Police Officer Position

As a Public Safety and Security Police Officer within the U-M community, you will provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, promoting good community relations and patrolling assigned areas to prevent crime; enforce laws, ordinances, and traffic regulations, control crowds, and arrest violators. Officers may also perform specialized police activities such as criminal investigations, interviewing witnesses, crime victims, and suspects. The UM police are responsible for providing police services to all areas of the UM campus community. Our mission is to contribute to and promote a safe and secure community while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons using the facilities and programs of the University of Michigan.

Why Work For the University of Michigan?

Being part of something greater, serving a larger mission of discovery and care, is the heart of what drives people to work at Michigan. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this outstanding institution. It’s adding a purpose to your profession. Work at Michigan and become a victor for the greater good.

The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Tuition Support Program


  • Uphold the highest standards of conduct and customer service while serving and protecting our community and taking measures to prevent crime.
  • Enforce University ordinances and regulations and State and Federal laws.
  • Patrol campus areas for crime prevention, parking, and traffic control and issue citations.
  • Obtain and serve warrants, subpoenas, and other court documents.
  • Identify, apprehend, and arrest suspects.
  • Testify in criminal, civil, and administrative hearings.
Required Qualifications
  • An Associate’s degree
  • Completion of a State of Michigan accredited police academy training program or waiver of training
  • MCOLES licensed and certified
  • Ability to pass an extensive background investigation
Pay and Union Affiliation Information

The pay range for new, probationary Police Officers is $56,118.40 to $57,241.60. The full salary range for Police Officers who have completed a one year probationary period is $59,883.20 – $85,529.60 and can be found in the POAM bargaining agreement.

How to Apply

Applications for the Public Safety and Security Police Officer position are available online through the department’s website or the form below. Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days and expires on November 2, 2023. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions regarding this position, please contact Sherri Swanson via email or telephone.

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Additional Information

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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