Police Officer

Mount Pleasant, MI
Mt. Pleasant Police Department

Salary: $27.90 per hour to $30.65 per hour.

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of departmental employees of a higher classification, performs a variety of police functions, including patrol, investigation, and communication to prevent, detect, or reduce crime and to enforce state and local laws and ordinances.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols assigned streets and public and private properties utilizing various modes of transportation to prevent crime and to observe traffic for violations of traffic laws and ordinances, enforce parking violations, direct or reroute traffic, assist motorists and pedestrians, investigate causes and results of accidents, issue tickets or make arrests.
  • Responds to citizen complaints such as break-ins, robberies, domestic quarrels, assaults, excessive noise; assist complaints and conduct preliminary investigations by interviewing victims and witnesses, gathering evidence and preparing investigation report.
  • Follows up on preliminary investigation of routine complaints; sketches scenes of crimes or accidents, collects latent fingerprints, secures area for further investigation, and assists in the investigation of major or complex cases, such as arson, rape, suicide, or murder, and appears in court to testify on cases.
  • Assists in controlling large crowds and secures areas of fire control, accidents, and other activities and congested areas.
  • Assists in transporting inmates, takes finger prints, and prepares fingerprint cards; accompanies mentally ill persons in transit.
  • Searches crime suspects or arrested persons and seizes material evidence for investigation.
  • Maintains logs and files daily activity report with superior officer.
  • Utilizes a variety of equipment, materials, and communication devices, such as photography, emergency flares, first-aid kits, 2-way vehicle radio, handcuffs, firearms, radar, gas mask, baton, computer, Internet, and laser radar in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Employee must demonstrate proficiency with a variety of weapons, including less than lethal weapons.
  • Performs related work as requested.


  • Must meet the education and training requirement of the Michigan Council on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES), Employment Standards.
  • Valid Michigan Operator’s license and a safe driving record.