Detroit Transportation Corporation is looking for a certified Michigan police officer for their Transit Police Officer position.

Job Description

Position Outline: 

The position of Transit Police Officer will perform general law enforcement duties as outlined by the Detroit Transportation Corporation (DTC), Detroit Department ofTransportation (DDOT), and M-1 Rail (Q-Line). This officer is expected to but not limited to:

  • Enforcement of traffic laws
  • Issue tickets
  • Appear in court
  • Respond to accidents
  • Properly apprehend violators of city ordinances or state statutes
  • Convey detainees tactically to designated location
  • Respond to complaints by transit customers
  • Protect the integrity of revenue on and throughout the system

Illustrative examples of work and environment:

  • Deployment strategies include foot and car patrol, with assigned patrol of facilities, bus, rail and train systems
  • Police response to pedestrians, traffic control, accident scenes, incident containment, and crime prevention within the jurisdiction of the DTC, DDOT, and Q-Line
  • Investigation of incident or crime with proper crime scene security and witness identification, preservation of evidence, documentation, and relay of information to investigative staff
  • Maintain and encourage effective working relationships within the community as a public ambassador representing the DTC, DDOT, and Q-Line in a becoming and appropriate manner

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of:

  • Law enforcement methods and equipment
  • Applicable state and local laws, ordinances, and regulations
  • Departmental rules and regulations
  • Territory secured by OTC, DDOT, and Q-Line

Reasonable Knowledge of:

District, circuit, or other court rules and procedures

Ability to:

Function calmly and efficiently under conditions of stress
Deal with persons under great emotional stress and maintain control of the situation

Apply investigative techniques:

  • Establish and maintain harmonious relationships with other employees and to deal tactfully with the public
  • Quickly reach emergency situations within the jurisdiction and exercise proper judgment as a certified police officer
  • Operate a motor vehicle as a certified police officer
  • Exercise skill in the use of firearms and other weapons as a certified police officer
  • Exercise skill in self-defense
  • Assist citizens and transit patrons professionally, and render emergency first aid, including CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) when necessary
  • Perform revenue protection duties with DTC, DDOT, and Q-Line systems, at all stations designated as a revenue collection facility

Requirements:

  • US citizen aged 18 or greater, having successfully obtained a High School Diploma or GED. An associate degree or military experience is preferred.
  • Must have a valid driving license and good driving record.
  • Must be qualified to obtain or possess, a concealed pistol license (CPL).
  • Must successfully pass a background investigation, to include verification of employment, education, criminal history, and driving record.
  • Must successfully qualify with a firearm.
  • Must be a certified police officer in the state of Michigan, with verification by the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards (MCOLES).
  • The weight of the application process includes chiefs interview panel: 100%; psych evaluation: pass/fail; background investigation: pass/fail.
  • At the time of the chiefs interview panel meeting, candidates are required to produce original paper degrees, transcripts, and MCOLES certification.
  • At the time of appointment, applicants are required to pass a complete pre-employment medical examination including drug testing by a physician authorized by the DTC.
  • Probationary period: appointees must satisfactorily complete a one-year probationary period before the appointment will be considered regular.

How to apply:

If you are interested in the Transit Police Officer position with the Detroit Transportation Corporation, please submit an application to applicant@thepeoplemover.com. 

If you have additional questions or ideas, please contact Brenda Walker, Human Resources, Detroit Transportation Corporation/Detroit People Mover, at bwalker@thepeoplemover.com or (313) 949-9128 (mobile).

detroit transportation corporation

535 Griswold, Ste. #400, Detroit, MI 48226

Main: (313) 224-2160

Fax: 313-628-0129

Employment website

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