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​Start a career with the Ann Arbor Police

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 j​oin 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 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​​ (learn how to sign up for hiring alerts​ - PDF). 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.​

Now hiring

​​There are ​currently two open positions in the police department. You can apply until Feb. 27, 2023.
Police Officer

​​​​​Police Officer   |   Cadet   |   Police Service Specialist   |  
 Police Professional Assistant   |   Community Standards Officer

(NEW) Stu​​dent Internship Program

The Ann Arbor Police ​Department 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!​

Sign ​​up for hiring alerts

Are you interested in being notified about Ann Arbor Police Department job postings? Pl​ease sign up to receive e-notifications! When vacancies occur and the department is accepting applications, you will be notified via email. You may opt out from notifications at a​ny time. ​​Follow these simple steps to sign up for hiring alerts today (PDF)! 

Hiring pr​​​​ocess and ti​​m​eline

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.​​​


​​Do you ​want to be notified when career opportunities are available with the Ann Arbor Police Department? Learn how to get hiring alerts right to your inbox(PDF)!

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