The University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint) campus is seeking a Police Officer position. For this position, 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, enforcing laws, ordinances, and traffic regulations, controlling crowds, and arresting violators. You may also perform specialized police activities, such as criminal investigations, interviewing witnesses, crime victims, and suspects.

UM-Flint Police Officer Opening

The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security, Flint Campus Department of Public Safety (UM-Flint DPS) is a full-service, 24-hour public safety department that works to ensure a safe and secure environment for the Flint campus community and surrounding area.  Our officers and staff are highly trained professionals equipped to serve all members of our community. Work schedules may include nights, weekends, afternoons, holidays, and occasional unanticipated overtime. This is a uniform position.

We manage all law enforcement and security operations on the Flint campus and offer an integrated and collaborative approach to safety and security. Partnering across the University, we provide a safe community while improving the quality of life for all those living, learning, working, and visiting.

UM-Flint Police Officer Mission Statement

We are a full-service law enforcement agency with responsibility to provide police services to all areas of our 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 facilities and programs of the University of Michigan.

Who University of Michigan Public Safety and Security Is

The Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) leads all public safety functions within the university, including police, security, and emergency management, and offers an integrated approach to safety and security, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. DPSS combines Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint operations to provide students, visitors, faculty, and staff with a safe and secure environment. Through our partnerships across the university and local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, we use a blended service model to meet the needs of our community and exceed expectations.

We employ those who actively embrace and uphold our values of respecting differences, promoting equitable practices, and fostering intentional inclusion. This means creating an environment where everyone in our community feels valued, welcomed, and safe. We prize proactive engagement with our community and provide compassionate and professional service to enhance the quality of life for all.

Benefits and salary

Being part of something greater, serving a larger mission of discovery and care — 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 starting salary for new probationary Police Officers ranges from $57,512.00 to $58,662.24. The full salary range for Police Officers who have completed a one-year probationary period is $61,380.80 – $87,672.00 and can be found in the POAM bargaining agreement.

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, 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.

This position includes the following benefits:

  • 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

Eligibility for benefits is based on your job group, appointment percentage, and appointment length.


You will be expected to:

  • Uphold the highest standards of conduct and customer service while serving and protecting our community and taking measures to prevent crime.
  • Enforce the University ordinances and regulations as well as 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

  • High school or GED equivalent + 2 years of relevant police/military experience, completion of an accredited police training academy or training, and MCOLES license and certification (or certifiable), OR
  • Associate degree and completion of an accredited police training academy or training and MCOLES license and certification (or certifiable)
    • You must pass a comprehensive law enforcement background investigation and drug screening, psychological evaluation, and physical examination.

              How to Apply for UM-Flint Police Officer Position

              To apply, visit the UM-Flint Careers website. The deadline to apply for this position is Tuesday, July 30, 2024 (Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days). This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. A cover letter is required for consideration for this position. The cover letter should outline your experience that directly relates to the Police Officer position and should be included on the first page of your resume.

              If you have any questions or concerns about the application process or the police officer position in general, contact Sirena Crawford by phone at (734) 763-8990 or

              Additionally, the department is located at 1239 Kipke Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

              Additional Information
              • All members of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) are considered Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) under The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
              • As such, you are required to report any Clery reportable offenses that come to your attention. DPSS employees must also complete the Clery Compliance training within 14 days of employment and annually thereafter.
              Union Affiliation

              This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between U-M and the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM) union, which contains and settles all matters regarding wages, benefits, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.

              Background Screening

              The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third-party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

              UM-Flint’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy

              The University of Michigan-Flint exhibits its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through enacting fair practices, policies, and procedures, particularly in support of the equitable participation of the historically underserved. UM-Flint recognizes the value of diversity in our efforts to provide equitable access and opportunities to all, regardless of individual identities, in support of a climate where everyone feels a sense of belonging, community, and agency.

              Diversity is a core value at the University of Michigan-Flint. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive, equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. The University of Michigan-Flint seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serving the diverse people of Michigan, maintaining the excellence of the University, and offering our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning to become global citizens in a connected world.

              For more information, view the following:

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

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