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POLICE OFFICER PAY RANGE:
$37,822 - $56,543


  • Additional 2% for hires with at least 2 years college credit from an accredited college or university at hire
  • Tuition Reimbursement ($2000) after 1 year continuous service following the completion of the Detroit Police Academy*
  • Annual Step Increases for the first 5 years of employment
  • Student Police Officers are paid while attending training; training is provided through the Detroit Police Academy

Additional Pay:

  • Shift Differential (Afternoon, Midnight)
  • Off-Duty Court Appearances
  • Uniform Allowance

Full Benefits Package:

  • Medical, Dental and Optical Insurance Plans
  • Three (3) Paid Holidays per Year
  • Four (4) Floating Holidays
  • Twenty (20) Vacation Days per Year
  • 401K Plan & Optional Deferred Compensation Plan

DETROIT POLICE HIRING PROCESS


  • Meet minimum requirements, including a criminal history check
  • Pass MCOLES Pre-Employment Reading and Writing test**
  • Pass MCOLES Physical Fitness Test**
  • Attend Application Orientation
  • Pass Background Investigation
  • Pass Oral Board Interview
  • Pass Psychological (written and oral) and Medical Examinations

The MCOLES Reading & Writing Test and the MCOLES Physical Agility Test are currently being offered at no charge to Detroit Police Dept. candidates (normal fees of $68 and $45 are waived.) Contact Recruiting at 313-596-2607 for more.



ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR DETROIT POLICE OFFICERS


Must be at least 18 years of age – Possess a valid Driver’s License
High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution
U.S. Citizenship – No Felony Convictions


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DIVERSITY STATEMENT: The City of Detroit Police Department is committed to maintaining a police force that reflects the diversity of the community. The City of Detroit is constantly striving to provide the highest level of public service by men and women from all backgrounds and cultures to maintain a police department that is responsive to the needs of the total community.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The City of Detroit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No applicant for employment shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability or other criteria prohibited by city, state or federal law.



Required Documents


The following documents are required in order for you to be considered for a position as a Police Officer with the Detroit Police Department.

These documents are required in order for the investigator to conduct your pre-employment investigation. You are advised to start gathering these documents immediately in order to expedite the investigation process.

Gather these documents now, and you will be advised when they need to be produced. Do not mail these documents.

MCOLES Written and Agility Test scores must be submitted within 45 days of you indicating interest in applying for a position with the Detroit Police Department.


Please, bring the original and one copy of ALL required documents.


  • Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Photo of Yourself (4x6)-(in business attire, waist-up)
  • Driver’s License
  • Driving Record (out of state applicants)
  • Voter’s Registration Card
  • Copies of Any Pending Lawsuits
  • Friend of Court Records (if applicable)
  • Certificate of Naturalization (if applicable)
  • Marriage License and/or Divorce Decree
  • Military Documents-DD214 Long Form
  • MCOLES Test Scores-Written & Agility
  • High School Diploma & Transcript or GED Certificate & Exam Score
  • Copy of College Degree (if applicable) & official transcripts
  • Official Credit Report (see below information regarding obtaining your credit report)
  • If you are self-employed: Income Tax Records for the past 2 years

FREE MCOLES TESTING

for Detroit Police Candidates


After you apply, you can register for the free MCOLES reading & writing test and free MCOLES agility test


MCOLES Agility Test Minimum Performance Standards

Males
Age
Group
Vertical
Jump
Sit
Ups
Push
Ups
1/2 Mile
Shuttle Run
18-29 17.5 32 30 4:29.6
30-39 16.0 30 30 4:38.2
40+ 15.0 30 28 4:54.7
Females
Age
Group
Vertical
Jump
Sit
Ups
Push
Ups
1/2 Mile
Shuttle Run
18-29 11.0 28 7 5:35.4
30-39 9.0 19 7 5:59.1
40+ 8.0 18 7 6:13.3

If you have already completed the MCOLES Reading & Writing Test, submit your scores with your application and sign up for the Free MCOLES Agility Test

MCOLES agility scores are valid for 6 months and not transferrable to any other agency.

*MCOLES Reading Writing Test $68 fee & MCOLES Agility Test $45 fee is paid by Detroit Police Details regarding the MCOLES Test are available at www.michigan.gov/MCOLES



How to Obtain Your Credit Report


Obtain your OFFICIAL CREDIT REPORT (same day) for a fee of $30.00 (payable by cash or check)from:


CREDIT BUREAU SERVICES, INC.
13422 Fort St.
Southgate, MI 48195

Phone: (734) 284-7100
Business Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

You must bring your driver’s license and supply your social security number to obtain your report.