How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position. Please include it as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should outline your experience that directly relates to the Police Officer position.
As a Police Officer at the UM-Flint campus, you will provide for public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, promoting good community relations and patrolling assigned area to prevent crime; enforce laws, ordinances and traffic regulations, control crowds, and arrest violators. You may also perform specialized police activities such as criminal investigations including interviewing witnesses, crime victims and suspects.
DPS provides complete law enforcement services to the Flint campus. Our police officers are licensed by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) and authorized to enforce all federal, state, local laws, and rules of the University of Michigan. Our officers are also deputized by Genesee County. Our officers are well trained in services unique to an academic institution. We are dedicated to the community policing philosophy as a way of delivering police services to our campus community.
Why Work at Michigan?
Being part of something greater, of serving a larger mission of discovery and care — that’s the heart of what drives people to work at Michigan. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this outstanding institution. It’s adding a purpose to your profession. Work at Michigan and become a victor for the greater good.
The University of Michigan-Flint offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:
• Generous time off
• A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
• Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
• Life insurance
• Long-term disability coverage
• Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
• Tuition Support Program
• Uphold the highest standards of conduct and customer service while serving and protecting our community and taking measures to prevent crime
• Enforce University ordinances and regulations and State and Federal laws
• Patrol campus areas for crime prevention, parking and traffic control and issue citations
• Policing response on, and adjacent to, campus
• Obtain and serve warrants, subpoenas and other court documents
• Identify, apprehend and arrest suspects
• Testify in criminal, civil and administrative hearings
• Community oriented policing problem solving
Completion of a State of Michigan accredited police academy training
program or waiver of training
MCOLES licensed and certified or currently in the police academy upon
Ability to pass an extensive background investigation
Strong communication skills
Proven customer service and teamwork ability
All members of Department of Public Safety (DPS) are considered Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) under The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
As such, you are required to report Clery reportable offenses that come to your attention. DPSS employees are required to complete Clery Compliance Training within the first 14 days of employment and annually thereafter.
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. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely. More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.
For more information, please visit: https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/219869/police-officer