Wayne County Government
  • County Wide - PHR only view
  • Detroit, MI, USA
  • $35,687
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, Dental and Life Ins., Retirement, Deferred Compensation and various Voluntary Benefits



At the time of application and appointment, applicants must:

Be a citizen of the United States; AND

Be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED; AND

Be qualified to obtain a concealed pistol license; AND

Have a valid driver's license and a good driving record; AND

Have passed the Michigan Sheriffs Coordinating and Training Council's (MSCTC) examination and standards for corrections officers(see empco.net for details)*

Have passed the MSCTC Physical Ability test (see misctc.org for details)*



All employees are obligated, consistent with the terms of the collective bargaining agreement and as a condition of continued employment to successfully pass a State Certified Police Academy, recertification course, or any other training mandated by the State of Michigan or the Commission of Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) for the purpose of attaining and maintaining police certification.

* Applicants must pass the EMPCO Corrections test and MSCTC Physical Ability Test within 6 weeks of passing standardized personality test


Under the direct supervision of a Command Officer, Police Officers perform professional police work for the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. All new hires will be placed in one of the County Jails on any available shift. In general, Police Officers in the Sheriff's Office are assigned to the Wayne County Jails, Field Services or Court Services Divisions. Functions include: booking, searching and guarding prisoners; maintaining order and guarding judges and juries; providing building security at County facilities; serving civil process; tracing persons; making arrests and performing numerous and diverse law enforcement duties as requested. Police specialized positions receive additional training and compensation. Employees in this class are required to work mandatory overtime for roll call.


Standardized Personality Test1 (Pass/Fail), Background Investigation2(Pass/Fail), Personal Qualifications Interview will be rated at (60%), Experience will be worth (25%), Higher Education will be worth (15%).

1Applicants who are currently MCOLES certified police officers with a satisfactory work history in law enforcement may be eligible to waive the personality test if they are able to supply a certified copy of satisfactory test results of an industry standard personality or psychological examination taken within the last 5 years. Results must be certified by the agency that administered the test.

2A comprehensive investigation of each applicant's background will be conducted. Applicants will be fingerprinted. A check will be made of the applicant's present and past employment, financial responsibility, traffic violation record, conservation law conviction record and criminal conviction record. An unacceptable report of any of these records will be cause for rejection of the applicant or disqualification of the applicant's examination. A felony conviction will immediately disqualify the applicant. Reports on these and other related matters will be made a part of the investigation report. This report may be used as a partial basis for the personal qualification rating at the interview.

Applicants may not re-apply for a police officer examination under the same examination number after failing the standardized personality test.

Applicants that are disqualified for any reason may not re-apply for a police officer examination for six (6) months from the date of disqualification.


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