Ann Arbor Police Officer Job Opening

The AA Police Department is hiring a full-time, entry-level Ann Arbor Police Officer. In the department, there are 126 sworn police officers included in the overall staff of 151. The AAPD is a full-service department with many services and units. These include a uniform patrol, detective section, Metro SWAT, hostage negotiation team, underwater search and rescue, polygraph, computer forensics, traffic services unit, K9, motorcycle and bicycle patrols, as well as a community engagement unit. The AAPD road patrol is committed to a community-oriented policing philosophy and strives for a high level of community engagement.

This is a great opportunity for an entry-level Police Officers.  The Ann Arbor Police Department is expecting a high number of retirements in the next few years and new Officers will have the opportunity to quickly advance in rank and into specialized positions.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 21 years of age
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record
  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent college credits (60) required at the time of hire
  • Must be MCOLES certifiable at the time of hire including MCOLES physical requirements

Job Details

This is a sworn law enforcement position that involves protecting life and property through enforcement of laws and ordinances. Work involves responsibility for performing assigned police work of varying difficulty utilizing community oriented/problem-solving techniques which include: community engagement, resource development, the enforcement of laws and ordinances, crime prevention, detection and investigation, apprehension of violators, preservation of order, and related police functions. Frequently involves the performance of hazardous and strenuous tasks and the exercise of initiative and judgment in various situations endangering life or property.

  • Open Date: September 2, 2019
  • Close Date: September 30, 2019
  • Pay (based on current union contract): $52,228.80 annually ($25.11/hour)
  • Benefits: medical, dental, vision, and pharmacy plans; Defined Benefit Pension Plan with a 2.75 multiplier at 25 years of service; educational incentives after 1 year; employee assistance program; and much more.
Ready To Apply?

Interested Entry-Level Police Officer applicants should apply online to be considered for this position with the City of Ann Arbor’s Police Department. Only completed applications will be considered moving forward to the next step of the hiring process. Applicants will be able to see the status of their application when logging into the City of Ann Arbor’s website.


The City of Ann Arbor is proud of our diverse workforce and our commitment to equal opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived age, arrest record, color, disability, educational association, familial status, family responsibilities, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, HIV status, marital status, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, source of income, veteran status, victim of domestic violence or stalking, or weight in any aspect of our hiring or employment process. The City of Ann Arbor has earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Municipal Equality Index (MEI), which assesses lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality in more than 500 cities across the nation.

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