Under supervision, during varied hours, to patrol assigned district or beat on foot or bicycle, in a police car or other conveyances; to participate in the enforcement of all laws and ordinances, the preservation of law and order, the prevention of crime, the protection of life and property, and the arrest and prosecution of law violators; to investigate and make detailed reports of accidents, and render all possible aid and assistance; operate a police radar or laser unit and engage in the enforcement of traffic laws. To direct pedestrian and vehicular traffic, to check cars for overtime or illegal parking, to see that streets are unobstructed and lighted at proper times; to make investigation of complaints; to aid other city departments as requested; to guide and direct strangers and children, occasionally to assist with clerical and maintenance work; to keep records of arrests and other important incidents; to make daily reports and to perform related work as required; to make public presentations on behalf of the department. To actively engage the community to form partnerships, consistent with the department’s values, mission and vision. Must wear approved uniform attire, meet grooming standards, and use approved equipment. Must be certified through the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) and have the ability to perform the essential job functions outlined by MCOLES or be currently enrolled in a Police Academy where certification through the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) is expected upon completion.
$53,622 – $74,381
U.S. Citizen; must either hold current Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) certification, be eligible for certification prior to application deadline or be currently enrolled in a Police Academy where certification through the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) is expected upon completion; and pass the (MCOLES) reading/writing test and other pre-employment screening instruments. The City of Jackson will also accept a lateral transfer from other Law Enforcement Agencies.