Police Officer

East Lansing, MI
East Lansing Police Department

Salary: $55,233.57 annually to a maximum of $71,864.42.

The City of East Lansing, Michigan, a residential community and home to Michigan State University, has a current opening for a Police Officer.

This position has the responsibility of safeguarding human lives, protecting property and the preservation of peace and order in the City. Officers must be committed to protect and serve with fairness, through partnerships that improve the quality of life in the East Lansing community.

The City of East Lansing is committed to becoming a fully inclusive place to live work, visit and do business. We believe an organization functions at its highest ability when a shared culture that promotes accepting, respecting, and valuing differences that include attributes such as age, income, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, sexual identity, ability, language, family circumstances and cultural backgrounds is fostered. We are seeking individuals who share our commitment to equity, inclusion and reflects the community we serve.

The City of East Lansing is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer


Must have an Associate’s Degree or equivalent in Criminal Justice or related field. (Equivalent would be either 90 credit term hours or 60 semester hours).

Must be a Citizen of the United States.

Certification through a Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) approved school. The East Lansing Police Department offers Police Academy Sponsorships.

Must have a valid Michigan Driver’s License, with no restrictions or suspensions.

Must possess a physical condition satisfactory to fulfill the duties of the position as determined by a physician of the City’s choice.

Must be able to pass a pre-screen interview, written examinations, oral board interview, strict background investigation, psychological evaluation and physical examination, which includes drug testing.

Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook preferred.

Special Requirements

Verbal and written communication skills – Computer Skills – First aid – Use of firearms – Photography – Motor vehicle operation and inspection – Fingerprinting and latent fingerprint search and development – Crime scene search – Interrogation – Knowledge of total government structure and the personnel operation – Knowledge of laws, regulations and arrest procedures – Accident investigation – Traffic control – Defensive tactic skills.

Applicants must submit a Police Department General Job Application and a Police Department Personal History Questionnaire for consideration. Go to www.cityofeastlansing.com/jobs.aspx to access the fillable forms.