Police Officer

Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Sault Ste. Marie Police Department

Salary: $46,995.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the command structure of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department, a uniformed patrol officer will focus on the prevention of crime through the enforcement of local ordinances and state laws. Officers in this position shall be responsible for maintaining the quality of life for all Sault Ste. Marie residents, businesses, and guests. This will be accomplished through enforcement and other non-criminal services provided to the community.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrols the city to deter crime.
  • Investigates crimes and prepares appropriate paperwork for the City Attorney, Prosecutor, and courts as required for prosecution. This includes interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects.
  • Appear in court and testify as needed.
  • Make arrests, forcibly if necessary, to include; disarming, searching, and handcuffing
  • Identifies, collects, and processes evidence for prosecution.
  • Responds to dispatched and self-generated criminal and non-criminal incidents.
  • Enforce local ordinances and state traffic laws, issuing warnings and citations when appropriate.
  • Professionally assist the public with various situations, demonstrating excellent customer service.
  • Properly complete all required department forms and reports.
  • Stay current on all laws and tactics.
  • Maintains physical fitness to perform the various demanding tasks of a police officer.
  • Maintain proficiency in the use of various department approved firearms, non-deadly force weapons, and other equipment required to perform police officer duties.
  • Operate an emergency vehicle, both day, night, and within inclement weather, in emergency and pursuit situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits while exercising due care and caution for self and the public.
  • Read and comprehend rules, regulations, general orders, laws, and other directives (both written and verbal) for the purpose of ensuring appropriate officer behavior and response during enforcement activities.
  • Participate in crime prevention presentations and other public relation activities.
  • Work with and assist other law enforcement and non-law enforcement groups in the area, to include local, county, state, tribal, federal, and international agencies.
  • Performs other related work as required and assigned.


  1. Meet all MCOLES Licensing Standards for Michigan Law Enforcement Officers, which can be found at Licensing Standards for Michigan Law Enforcement Officers.
  2. Successfully complete/pass the hiring process.