Police Officer Recruiting Guide


CMU Police DepartmentRecruiting Guide 2012
The Central Michigan University Police Department is committed to the campus community with quality police services. Our staff is trained in criminal law, crime investigation and traffic and parking control. CMU police officers are certified under Act No.120 P.A. 1990 by the CMU Board of Trustees, and as deputy sheriff's of Isabella County. We maintain highly trained personnel available to respond to situations 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The CMU Police Department provides emergency telephones, an anonymous tip line and other services to assist the campus community. The employees of the CMU Police Department assist Central Michigan University by providing a safe environment that will facilitate the educational process. Our programs are communicated on a regular basis to the faculty and staff, students and the CMU community through crime prevention programs, brochures, and frequent citizen contacts.

Recruiting Information
  1. Candidates Minimum Qualifications:
    • MCOLES certifiable upon employment
    • High school diploma or GED equivalent
    • Good moral character
    • Valid Michigan driver's license
    • Must have the ability to work with multicultural/diverse groups, students, faculty/staff and guests to Central Michigan University
    • Must pass a background investigation, a psychological examination and a physical examination
  2. Preferred Qualifications:
    • An Associates Degree in Criminal Justice or related field
  3. Salary Scale:
    • Effective July 1, 2011
      Years of police experience Salary
      1. 0-2 years $39,464.88
      2. 2 - 4 years $45,689.28
      3. 4 years and beyond $53,005.68
  4. Application Information:
    • Interested individuals may complete an application and submit a resume and letter of application online at http://www.hrs.cmich.edu/default.htm. Click on "Job Opportunities" from the menu on the left, click on "Search Staff Postings" and follow the directions.
    • All applications must be submitted online.
  5. Probationary Period:
    • All newly hired police officers must successfully complete a formal 14-week field-training program.
    • The probationary period is 12 months; however, it may be extended for an indefinite period of time depending on officer qualifications.
  6. Overtime:
    • Some special event overtime is mandatory. Also, there is frequent opportunity for overtime on a voluntary basis.
  7. Benefits:
    • Vacation Leave
      1. 1-2 years 96 Hours
      2. 2-5 years 120 Hours
      3. 5 years and over 160 Hours
    • Sick Leave
      1. 8.67 hours accrued per month
    • Retirement
      1. Central Michigan University tax deferred optional retirement program. 10% wage contribution by University.
    • Personal Leave
      1. 24 hours per year
    • Holidays
      1. 11 paid holidays each year
    • Shift Premium
      1. 35 cents per hour for the night shift
    • Tuition Fee Waiver
      1. 24 credit hours each year for employee and/or qualified dependent
    • Long Term Disability Insurance
      1. CMU offers both short and long term disability insurance as part of the CMU Choices Flexible Benefits Plan
    • Health Insurance
      1. Central Michigan University provides several group health insurance plans as part of the CMU Choices Flexible Benefits Plan
    • Vision Optical Plan
      1. Optical insurance is offered as part of the CMU Choices Flexible Benefits Plan
    • Dental
      1. Dental insurance is offered as part of the CMU Choices Flexible Benefits Plan
    • Liability Insurance
      1. The University carries liability insurance, which covers employees when performing their duties.
    • Life Insurance
      1. Life insurance is offered as part of the CMU Choices Flexible Benefits Plan
    • Potential Assignments
      1. Police Patrol Officer
      2. Bike Patrol Officer
      3. Community Policing Officer
      4. Detective
      5. Safety Education Instruction
      6. Isabella County Emergency Services Team
      7. Area Narcotics Team
      8. Various Training Instructor Opportunities
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