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Find Your Career ​with​​ the ​Ann Arbor Police Department​

The Ann Arbor Police Department is seeking ambitious individuals interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement within a vibrant, diverse community. Successful candidates will join an organization recognized for innovation, professionalism, leadership and service to the community. The Ann Arbor Police Depart​ment is among the 12 agencies in the State of Michigan and 705 nationwide with accreditation from CAL​EA​.

As an agency of 127 sworn personnel, there are many specialized assignments, units and career tracts. Officers have numerous opportunities for growth, movement and promotion. The 28 non-sworn employees also serve a crucial function within the department, working in areas such as community standards, the police desk, records, detective bureau, property, special services and cadets.​


Applications, Job Descriptions and Minim​um Qualifications​​

The Ann Arbor Police Department is expecting a high number of police officer retirements in the next few years.  Police officer positions will open one-to-two times per year and, when open, will be located on the City of Ann Arbor job site​​. In addition, the department is authorized to hire two cadets per year. The cadet positions are typically posted one time per year in late fall for a spring start at the police department. Other non-sworn positions will be posted as vacancies occur.​

-​​ ​​Police Officer​​

- Cadet

Police Service Specialist

- Police Professional Assistant

- Community Standards Officer

​If you are interested in being notified about Ann Arbor Police Department job postings, pl​ease sign up below to receive notifications by including your name, valid email addres​s and the position(s) you are interes​​​ted in. When vacancies occur and the department is accepting applications for those positions, you will be notified. Please note, this signup is hosted on a secure, non city website (GovDelivery). Your information will not be shared and will only be used to notify you about job opportunities and news at the Ann Arbor Police Department.​​​ You may opt out from notifications at a​ny time. ​

Hiring Pr​​​​ocess and Timeline

For police officer candidates, the hiring process is typically six months, start to finish from the opening of the application process to the start of employment. Timelines for non-sworn positions will vary, but may take two-three months start to finish. ​The below flow chart illustrates the typical hiring process for police officer candidates, not including police academy completion and MCOLES Recognition of Prior Training and Experience for the out-of-state lateral candidates.​​​


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