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Novi, Michigan
Novi, Michigan

Police Officer Entry Level Full Time

Job Description:

Police Officer

Entry Level




            The City of Allen Park is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.  Interested and qualified applicants are required to apply at the City of Allen Park, City Clerk’s Office, 15915 Southfield Rd., Allen Park MI 48101.  Applications are available Mon.- Fri. 8:30AM to 4:30PM, or online at under the employment tab.   


            Empco Inc. has been contracted to facilitate the written examination process.  Qualified candidates who pass the written examination will be contacted to continue in the application process.





a.       {Register online at and schedule to take the Entry Level Law Enforcement test at  The testing must be prior to application.  Only applicants who have scored 75 or higher on the test will receive further consideration for employment.

b.      Possess a valid driver’s license (with no more than 6 points accumulated on driving record at any given time and no current or prior license suspensions).

c.       Possess a High School Graduation Diploma or a passing General Education Development (GED) Test Certificate.

d.      Possess a current certificate of successful completion of the “M.C.O.L.E.S. Pre-employment Physical Agility and Reading/Writing Skills Test”.

e.      Possess a current M.C.O.L.E.S certification.


Note the following:

f.       Applicant must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and a citizen of the United States.

g.      Applicant must maintain M.C.O.L.E.S. certification for the duration of the established 2-year eligibility roster.

h.      Applicant must conform to employment standards for Michigan Law Enforcement Officers as set by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (M.C.O.L.E.S.)


                      i.    Applicants must possess good moral character as determined by a

                            favorable comprehensive background investigation covering school and

                            employment records, home environment and personal traits and integrity.

                            Consideration will be given to all law violations, including traffic and

                            conservation law convictions, as indicating a lack of good character.


j.        Applicants will not be considered if they have any of the following:

                                                              i.          Prior arrests

                                                        ii.            Prior termination from any law enforcement agency

                                                        iii.           History of bankruptcy or failure to show satisfactory financial



                                                BASIC PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Vision:   Correctable to 20/20. 


Physical/Mental:  Applicants must be free of any physical or mental defects as determined by a comprehensive physical examination and psychological testing meeting the standards established by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (M.C.O.L.E.S.).


  The City of Allen Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Salary:  $42,556-$62,219


Salary Steps by years of service, effective 7/1/18:


0-1:  $42,556

1-2:  $46,489

2-3:  $50,423

3-4:  $54,355

4-5:  $58,288

5+:   $62,219

Salary Steps by years of service, effective 7/1/18:



Additional Pay:
Shift Differential (Afternoon/Midnight Shifts)


Off-Duty Court Appearances

Uniform Allowance

Cleaning Allowance

Gun Allowance



Medical, Dental, and Optical plans

Life Insurance

Paid Vacation Days

Personal Days

Holiday Pay

Defined Benefit Pension Plan

Deferred Compensation Plan (an optional voluntary pre-tax retirement savings plan)



Job Compensation


How To Apply


Police Officer
The City of Allen Park is establishing an eligibility list for new police officers.
Detailed qualifications and job applications are available  at the Employment Application link provided below  or at under the Employment tab.  Applications may also be obtained at, and all applications must be returned to:
Office of the City Clerk
15915 Southfield Rd.
Allen Park, MI 48101
Mon-Fri; 8:30AM-4:30PM
A competitive wage and benefit package is offered.
Interested and qualified applicants must complete a pre-employment test offered by Empco.  To schedule a test for this position go to and follow the instructions.  There is a fee to take the test, but results of this one test will be accepted by all participating police departments in Michigan.  .

Employment Application

Closing Date

Until Positions are Filled

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