Police Officer

Saline, MI
Saline Police Department

Salary: $29.16/hour ($60,886.08/year).

Position Summary:

This is general duty police work in the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of State and Federal Laws and Local Ordinances. Persons in this position shall be responsible for maintaining the quality of life for all Saline residents, members of the business community and visitors. This will be accomplished not only by the enforcement of laws but also through the Community Oriented Policing concept.

Essential Functions:

  • Prioritizes and manages investigations by utilizing CLEMIS.
  • Interviews witnesses, suspects, victims, informants, and others in order to obtain relevant information to investigate criminal activity.
  • Searches for evidence in a systematic manner in order to obtain legally admissible evidence to prosecute and convict the violator of criminal laws.
  • Maintains liaison with other law enforcement agencies that are assisting in investigations and/or providing staff to cooperative team.
  • Testifies in legal proceedings regarding evidence of violation(s) of criminal law(s)and other matters.
  • Provides technical support to other investigative areas in the application of electronic and photographic equipment to criminal investigations.
  • Proactive in community relations.
  • Property and Evidence Room Custodian as assigned.
  • Provide crime prevention services to community members.
  • Obtains search warrants (writes affidavit for search warrant, swear to, execution) to further an investigation.
  • Provide written monthly reports to the Chief of Police as needed.
  • Affect an arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints.
  • Examines crime scenes to gather physical evidence and other information relevant to the identification and prosecution of violators of criminal laws.
  • Arrests persons believed to have violated criminal laws.
  • Climb over obstacles; climb through openings; jump down from elevated surfaces; jump over obstacles, ditches and streams; and crawl in confined area to pursue, search, investigate, and/or rescue.
  • Transport evidence to and from crime laboratory.
  • Complete background checks for day cares, library, schools, etc.
  • In-custody warrant paperwork (LEAP).
  • Represent Department at community events and parades.
  • Conduct station tours for community groups.


  • Applicants must be Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) certified or certifiable, and able to pass a comprehensive background investigation.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Precision driving certification.
  • Associates Degree (60 credits from an accredited college or university).
  • Successful completion of mandatory basic law enforcement training program with eligibility for employment and licensing as a law enforcement officer.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.