Police Officer

Shelby, MI
Huron-Clinton Metroparks

Salary range: $32.07 per hour / $66,706 annually.

Position Summary:

Under the immediate supervision of the Chief of Police, District Lieutenant, and Sergeant, work activities in this position primarily involve patrolling the Authority’s properties to prevent vandalism, fire, theft, and development of unsafe conditions; suppression of criminal activity involving the protection of life and property; enforcing laws and regulations of conduct affecting patrons and visitors; investigating crimes; apprehending those suspected of criminal action; and providing assistance, first aid, and information to park visitors. Will also perform ancillary operations, maintenance, public relations as directed.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol HCMA property while operating a patrol vehicle, golf cart, motor scooter, bicycle, pick-up truck, watercraft or on foot in a variety of environmental conditions and over variable terrain.
  • Investigate complaints regarding suspicion of criminal activity gathering information by interviewing and obtaining statements of victims, witnesses, and suspects and confidential informants.
  • Conduct searches during daylight or darkness of buildings, open or heavily wooded outdoor areas with even or uneven terrain, beaches, marshes, marinas, and golf courses.
  • Apprehend persons suspected of violating laws and ordinances, affecting arrests, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints. May involve climbing over obstacles, jumping down from elevated surfaces, jumping over obstacles, ditches and streams or crawling in confined areas.
  • Render assistance at fire or accident scenes such as lifting, carrying, or dragging people or heavy objects for distances of up to 150 yards.
  • Prepare investigative and other reports including sketches using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations.
  • Advise the public on laws, ordinances, rules and regulations, about use of park facilities and provide park visitors with information pertaining to park use and points of interest maintaining a positive public relations atmosphere.
  • Controls animal population to obtain balance of wildlife and habitat using control measures in accordance with the HCMA wildlife management plan.


  • MCOLES Certified Officer or certifiable Police Academy graduate in the State of Michigan.
  • Associates Degree or minimum 60 credit hours earned at an accredited school preferably in criminal justice, park administration, sociology, natural resources, or related field. (EQUIVALENCE: Two years related experience may be substituted for each year of college).
  • Possess a valid State of Michigan motor vehicle license and maintain an acceptable driving record.
  • Unsullied personal life free from crimes of moral turpitude as determined by a criminal history and background investigation.
  • Ability to perform all the essential job functions and typical physical demands unassisted and without delay.
  • Upon offer of employment, satisfactory completion of background check, physical exam to include drug screening, and psychological examination.
  • Free from controlled substances other than those prescribed under a licensed physician’s care.
  • Ability to observe situations analytically and objectively and to react with good independent judgment within legal guidelines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and positive relationships with co-workers and the public.
  • Ability to maintain proficiency with duty firearm in accordance with HCMA rules and regulations.
  • May be required to adjust schedule to meet organizational needs, including special events, evenings, weekends & holidays.
  • Ability to perform essential duties.