A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should outline skills and experience that directly relate to the University of Michigan Police Department.
The hiring process will measure the following competencies:
Valuing Diversity and Inclusion
Candidates will be required to submit a video presentation answering pre-screening questions through a third party vendor (no cost to applicant).
Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until a successful candidate is hired.
The University of Michigan Police Department is a professional, full-service law enforcement agency with responsibility to provide police services to all areas of our campus community. Our mission is to contribute to and promote a safe and secure community, while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons utilizing facilities and programs of the University of Michigan.
This position requires the candidate to successfully pass a thorough background investigation, drug screening, psychological evaluation, and physical examination. Absence of felony and/or misdemeanor convictions which would prohibit the applicant from receiving, possessing, and carrying a firearm is required. The position requires driving a university vehicle so the candidate must have a valid driver’s license and driving record of less than 6 points.
Provide excellent customer service while serving and protecting the community
Enforce University ordinances and regulations and State and Federal laws
Using University owned vehicles, patrol campus areas for crime prevention, parking and traffic control and issue citations
Obtain and serve warrants, subpoenas and other court documents
Identify, apprehend and arrest suspects
Investigate crimes, accidents and complaints and prepare reports
Interview witnesses, crime victims and suspects
Transport personnel and funds or other valuable property
Testify in criminal, civil and administrative hearings
Physical requirements as specified by MCOLES
Bachelor's degree in criminal justice or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience (minimum Associate’s degree and 2 years’ of related experience) is necessary
Strong oral and written communication skills
Proven customer service and teamwork ability
Completion of a State of Michigan accredited police academy training program or waiver of training required
MCOLES certification and licensing
Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field
Some knowledge of State and Federal laws and University ordinances and regulations is needed
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Police Officers Association of Michigan union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For..." survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.