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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be included as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should outline skills and experience that directly relate to the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS). 

The hiring process will measure the following competencies: 

  • Leadership 
  • Valuing Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Decision Making 
  • Communication 
  • Problem Solving 
  • Teamwork 
  • Building Trust 
  • Motivation 
  • Work Ethic 
  • Integrity 
  • Customer Service 
  • Adaptability 

Candidates will be required to submit a video presentation answering pre-screening questions through a third-party vendor (no cost to applicant). Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until a successful candidate is identified. 

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security Department is a professional, full-service law enforcement agency with responsibility to provide police services to all areas of our campus community. Our mission is to contribute to and promote a safe and secure community, while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons utilizing facilities and programs of the University of Michigan.  This position is assigned to the University of Michigan Dearborn Department of Public Safety. Starting salary $54,746 with Step increases to $81,411.

Candidates must successfully pass a thorough background investigation, drug screening, psychological evaluation, and physical examination. Absence of felony and/or misdemeanor convictions which would prohibit the applicant from receiving, possessing, and carrying a firearm is required. The position requires driving a university vehicle so the candidate must have a valid driver’s license and driving record of less than 6 points. 


  • Provide excellent customer service while serving and protecting the community. 
  • Enforce University ordinances and regulations and State and Federal laws. 
  • Using University owned vehicles, patrol campus areas for crime prevention, parking and traffic control and issue citations. 
  • Foot patrols throughout the campus. 
  • Obtain and serve warrants, subpoenas and other court documents. 
  • Identify, apprehend, and arrest suspects. 
  • Investigate crimes, accidents and complaints and prepare reports. 
  • Interview witnesses, crime victims and suspects. 
  • Transport personnel and funds or other valuable property. 
  • Testify in criminal, civil and administrative hearings. 
  • Provide traffic and crowd control at special events and University sponsored activities. 
  • Physical requirements as specified by MCOLES. 
  • Perform other related job duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Associate degree 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Proven customer service and teamwork ability 
  • Completion of a State of Michigan accredited police academy training program or waiver of training required. 
  • MCOLES licensed and certified 
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience as a sworn police officer 


Desired Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field 
  • Some knowledge of State and Federal laws and University ordinances and regulations is needed. 
  • Community policing experience

Additional Information

All members of the Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) are considered Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) under The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. As such, you are required to report. Clery reportable offenses that come to your attention. DPSS employees are required to complete Clery Compliance Training within the first 14 days of employment and annually thereafter. 

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Police Officers Association of Michigan union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.