The University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint) campus is looking to fill 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 to provide a safe community while improving the quality of life for all those living, learning, working, and visiting.

UM-Flint Police Officer Mission Statement

DPS provides complete law enforcement services to the Flint campus. Our police officers are licensed by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) and authorized to enforce all federal, state, local laws, and rules of the University of Michigan. Our officers are also deputized by Genesee County. Our officers are well trained in services unique to an academic institution. We are dedicated to the community policing philosophy as a way of delivering police services to our campus community.

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 after 12 months of eligible service, with immediate vesting.
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance.
  • Life insurance.
  • Long-term disability coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses.

Eligibility for benefits is based on your job group, appointment percentage, and appointment length. Learn more about employee benefits and eligibility and download the Comprehensive Benefits for Faculty and Staff flier — view below.

Responsibilities

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 University ordinances and regulations and State and Federal laws.
  • Patrol campus areas for crime prevention, parking, and traffic control and issue citations.
  • Policing response on and adjacent to campus.
  • Obtain and serve warrants, subpoenas, and other court documents.
  • Identify, apprehend, and arrest suspects.
  • Testify in criminal, civil, and administrative hearings.
  • Community-oriented policing problem-solving.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate degree.
  • Completion of a State of Michigan accredited police academy training program or waiver of training.
  • MCOLES licensed and certified or currently in the police academy upon applying.
  • Ability to pass an extensive background investigation.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Proven customer service and teamwork ability.

            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 Thursday, February 1, 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.

            For any questions or concerns regarding the application process or about the police officer position in general, feel free to reach out to Heather Bromley via phone at (810) 237-6512 or email at mcdonalh@umich.edu.

            Additionally, the department is located at 602 Mill Street, Flint, MI 48502. The phone number to contact the department is (810) 762-3330.

            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 Clery reportable offenses that come to your attention. DPSS employees are required to complete Clery Compliance Training within the first 14 days of employment and annually thereafter.
            • This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Police Officers Association of Michigan union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.
            Union Affiliation

            This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM) union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to 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 serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning for the purpose of becoming 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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