The Northfield Township Police Department is accepting applications for two positions of Part-Time Police Officer.  Prior law enforcement experience is preferred, but not required.  The applicant must be able to work a variety of shifts and hours, to include weekends and holidays. 


The applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Possess a valid drivers license
  • Be MCOLES certified, or certifiable, or have proof of current enrollment in a police academy.  May also have successfully completed the MCOLES Recognition of Prior Training and Experience program. 
  • Successfully pass a background check, medical exam, drug screen and psychological examination
  • No felony convictions, or high court misdemeanors
  • Must have good moral character and work ethic
  • Must have basic computer skills and be able to write accurate and detailed reports


  • Perform routine patrol duties and respond to calls for service
  • Enforce federal, state and traffic laws, as well as local ordinances
  • Make arrests and conduct criminal investigations
  • Attend court hearings relative to cases
  • Effectively communicate with township residents and fellow officers, both verbally and in writing
  • Accurately complete reports, citations, search warrants, warrant requests, subpoenas, etc.
  • Operate desktop and in-car computer systems, radio systems, and cameras
  • Directing traffic and providing physical assistance in emergency situations
  • Working additional functions, such as parades, fireworks, and various other details

Starting pay is $17.71 per hour, but pay may be commensurate with experience. A $.50 per hour shift premium may apply depending on the shift regularly scheduled to work.

To Apply:  Applications may be obtained from the Northfield Township Police Department, 8350 Main Street, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 (734-449-9911). Applications and MCOLES release forms may also be downloaded by clicking here.  You must have Adobe reader in order to download the forms.  To get Adobe - click on the link.