City of Troy Michigan
  • Troy, MI, USA
  • 46,865-$76,594
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance effective date of hire. Paid vacation, personal and sick leave. Retirement plan includes 401a and Retiree Health Savings plan with employer contribution.



Recruitment Pursuant to Act 78


Police Officer

 Troy Police Department


Starting Salary:     $46,865/yr.  Certified Police Officer, no experience

                                $51,847/yr.  Part-time and certified Police Officer with less than                                      one year experience

                                $63,356/yr.  More than one but less than two years of full-time                                        sworn Police Officer experience

                                $65,899/yr.  Two or more years of full-time sworn Police Officer                                      experience

Maximum Salary:  $76,594/yr.  


           Excellent medical, dental and vision insurance effective date of hire.  Paid vacation, personal and sick leave.

           Retirement plan includes 401a and Retiree Health Savings plan with employer contribution.


DUTIES (Not All-Inclusive): Responsible for protection of life and property through enforcement of laws and ordinances. Patrols assigned areas, investigates and makes arrests, directs and controls traffic, writes violation tickets, prepares reports, appears in court, provides service and assistance to public, performs related work as assigned.


REQUIREMENTS Must be met as of date of official application

Open Competitive Applicants

Must meet one of the following MCOLES standards:

  • Currently certified or considered "certifiable" by MCOLES standards
  • Currently enrolled in a MCOLES certified Police Academy or Police Certification Program with a projected graduation date no later than July 1, 2020 and provide proof of same.
  • Any applicant who fails to comply with these requirements shall become ineligible (certification must be maintained throughout the term of the eligibility).


Promotional Applicants Only: Current City of Troy Police Department employees successfully meeting all other requirements, who have completed 5 years of full-time employment by the closing date, and who have received a satisfactory score on their most recent performance evaluation will be sent to the police academy if required.


Open Competitive and Promotional Applicants

  1. At least 21 years of age as of date of filing official application. Must be a United States citizen.
  2. Vision correctable to 20/20 with no major defects; normal color vision; normal hearing.
  3. Able to pass any physical agility test required to determine physical fitness for the performance of duties of position to be filled.
  4. Must possess 12th grade reading and writing proficiency as measured on the College English Placement Test or an exam similar in content.
  5. Bachelor Degree or Associate Degree in any field, or a minimum of 60 semester credit hours from an accredited college or university. Recent satisfactory sworn Police Officer experience (within five years prior to closing date of announcement) may be substituted for years of college on a year-to-year basis. One (1) year recent satisfactory experience as a Police Service Aide City of Troy Police Department employee may be substituted for up to 1 year of college (30 credit hours). Experience in military police, private security, campus security, and/or reserves will not be considered.
  6. No prior felony convictions.
  7. Valid Michigan Driver License with good driving record (based on City of Troy standards). Out-of-state applicants must provide current driving record at time of application and obtain State of Michigan license within one (1) month of employment.
  8. Must have taken and passed the MCOLES Pre-employment Test (reading and writing test).
  9. Must register with Empco and take and pass the Empco police written exam with a 70% or higher score by the closing date (cost of exam is applicant's responsibility).
  10. Those who meet these criteria will be invited to an oral interview.


EVALUATION PROCESS will consist of application review, background investigation, psychological evaluation, pre-employment physical and drug screen in addition to the written test (60%) and interview (40%).  


APPLY Go to Empco's Law Enforcement Testing System website at and login or register. Your profile must reflect your most recent qualifications and you must have Troy Police Department selected. Qualified applicants will be notified the week of March 2, 2020 from Empco (through email) to schedule an oral board.

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