(NEW!) Student Internship Program
The Ann Arbor Police Department’s Student Internship Program is designed to provide a positive learning environment where interested college students can experience the various aspects and responsibilities of a progressive law enforcement agency. Learn more!
Exciting Position Updates
We are excited to announce an improved pay scale for lateral police officer applicants. Annual salary for a candidate with 3+ years of sworn law enforcement experience and bachelor’s degree will start at $72,280 (a $9,527 improvement from the previous scale). Earning potential as a senior officer with a bachelor’s degree and 18 years of service is $94,307.20. Earning potential as a Detective III with a bachelor’s degree after 18 years of service is $103,708.80. See links below for additional details on pay and benefits. Please use this easy comparison sheet (PDF) to help you research and compare departments. Join our team today!
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 Department is among the 12 agencies in the State of Michigan and 705 nationwide with accreditation from
As an agency of 122 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.
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 Service Specialist
Police Professional Assistant
Community Standards Officer
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Hiring Process 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.