Police Officer

The City of Mt. Pleasant is looking for dedicated certified Police Officers who have a positive attitude, and enjoy working in a stable community with strong funding to join our team. You will enjoy a work environment which values the contributions of individual team members, strives toward continuous improvement and has the desire to provide the highest quality law enforcement services for both residents and visitors of the City of Mt. Pleasant. We are looking for Police Officers who are natural problem-solvers, strong communicators, team-oriented, dedicated to the community and forward-thinking. The Police Officer position is a member of the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM) union. The City offers a competitive wage and benefit package, which includes but is not limited to your selection of; Health Insurance plan options, Prescription coverage, Vision and Dental insurance, two times your annual salary in life insurance coverage, a solid ACT 345 Defined Benefit Pension program, and a deferred compensation plan with the Municipal Employees' Retirement System (MERS) with matching funds from the City, both a medical and a dependent care flexible spending account, an annual educational benefit, and an employee driven wellness program with year round benefits. In addition, we offer paid vacation, sick, holiday and personal time, as well as the accumulation of compensatory time in place of paid overtime hours.

The 2024 hiring starting wage range is $27.90 per hour to $30.65 per hour, depending on qualifications and years of experience. The 2024 maximum pay for Police Officers is $35.60/hr. Maximum pay is available after one or two years of employment, depending on the rate of pay received upon hire. Wage rate information is available in the POAM union contract. In addition, a $1.00 per hour shift premium is applied for night hours worked between 7:00p.m. to 7:00a.m. We also compensate Officers when working in a higher classification such as filling in as a Sergeant, or when working as a Field Training Officer or on Special Assignment. Once our new Officers have completed their 16-week Field Training Program they will be placed on a standard 12-hour shift. The current day shift works from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the night shift works from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. We have a total of four shifts, a day and night shift for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and a day and night shift for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Each day and night shift alternate working on Saturday. On an annual basis our Officers work a standard 2,184 hours with a variety of overtime opportunities.

Mt. Pleasant's Police Department patrols approximately 8 square miles with 28 sworn officers. We provide quality on-going professional development opportunities, highly regarded community partnerships, and a strong team environment where the main focus is to serve and protect the Mt. Pleasant community. Mt. Pleasant is the home of Central Michigan University and the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. Mt. Pleasant's Police Department enjoys a strong inter-agency cooperation, allowing for participation in programs such as Youth Services Unit (YSU), Emergency Services Team, MINT (narcotics unit), and others, as well as road patrol responsibilities. Mt. Pleasant Officers are also deputized under the Isabella County Sheriff's Department and the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. We are positioned in a very unique circumstance with our community partners and work together to support fellow agencies for special events, critical incidents and daily training operations.

Mt. Pleasant is a growing and financially stable community located in the geographic center of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. We are a warm and friendly community dedicated to retaining our small town traditions while building a vital economy. The area population officially stands at 21,688, but can swell to two or three times that number due to special events and the approximate 30,000 daily visitors to the Soaring Eagle Resort and Casino located at the east City limits.

Central Michigan University brings and additional 14,000+ students and numerous employees through our community every day. CMU offers more than 170 programs at the Bachelor, Master, and Specialist Degree levels, as well as their newly opened Medical School. Mid-Michigan College has a Mt. Pleasant Campus for those who wish to transfer to a university or prepare for a career in health, business or industrial technologies. In addition, five other colleges and/or universities are within 45 miles of Mt. Pleasant. This community is dedicated to education and offers several public neighborhood schools, one middle school and two high schools. In addition, there is one parochial and two charter schools.

The Mt. Pleasant community provides an abundance of recreational and cultural opportunities ranging from hockey to chamber music concerts. Golfers are especially pleased with the 13 courses available within a 30 minute drive. The City Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide range of recreational programs for all ages, including youth soccer, softball, golf, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. In addition, the City operates and maintains 12 parks comprising 300 acres, offering venues for picnicking, swimming, fishing, canoeing, and hiking. The Isabella County park system adds another 900 acres with similar opportunities as well as camping and cross-country skiing.

Additional Information:

To be considered for this position, please submit the following materials by email to: hr@mt-pleasant.org

  1. Letter of Interest;
  2. Resume;
  3. Job Application; (This is a public position; the City cannot guarantee confidentiality once the applicant accepts an invitation to interview. If you would like to request confidentiality during the pre-interview phase, please indicate your request on the application.)
Please combine multiple documents into a single PDF file before submitting. Incomplete documents will not be accepted.

This posting will remain active until filled. We will contact you directly if you are selected for an interview.

The City of Mt. Pleasant is an Equal Opportunity Employer.