April 2022: Now Hiring Officers and Cadets
Attend a live recruiting webinar with AAPD personnel to learn more and ask questions. Also see the position postings for complete details and to apply online. Please share these opportunities:
Officer Application | Cadet Application
Recruiting Webinars March 22, March 29 and April 27
To learn more about our police officer and cadet positions, join us on Zoom for a recruiting webinar and Q&A. Recruiting webinars are scheduled for Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at noon | Tuesday, March 29, 2022, noon-1 p.m. | Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 3 p.m.
To access the meeting:
Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://a2gov.zoom.us/j/94526757844?pwd=bW1ESVlOWWdiaFRiSHZlNEs1akVCdz09
Or One tap mobile :
US: +12063379723,,94526757844# or +12133388477,,94526757844#
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 206 337 9723 or +1 213 338 8477 or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0282 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free) or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 945 2675 7844
International numbers available: https://a2gov.zoom.us/u/acGIU9afoc
Previous presentations took place in December 2021 and January 2022. Please also be sure to sign up to receive updates about AAPD career opportunities as positions become available (or keep scrolling to see the signup section below).
(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 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.
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
If you are interested in being notified about Ann Arbor Police Department job postings, please sign up below to receive notifications by including your name, valid email address and the position(s) you are interested 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 any time.
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.