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Hiring Consortium Departments | Hazel Park

Hazel Park Officers earn a starting salary, effective 7/1/05 of $41,938 with a top pay of $59,4448 after four years. The current Labor Agreement expires June 30, 2010.

Employees will receive a competitive Fringe Benefits package including hospitalization, dental, optical, life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, pension plan, shift premium, permanent shifts, uniform and cleaning allowance, paid holidays and education benefits.


  1. Must meet minimum qualifications of MCOLES.
  2. Must have successfully completed a Michigan Police Academy or MCOLES approved pre-service institution at time of application with the City and must maintain certification to remain eligible for employment throughout the two-year life of that list. Failure to maintain certification will result in the applicant's removal from the employment eligibility list and/or the certified eligibility list.
  3. Complete and pass written and oral examinations with a minimum score of 70 combined, background investigation, physical, psychological examinations and drug screening.
  4. Possess, at the time of application, sixty (60) credit hours from a single accredited Michigan or out of state college or university and have a 2.0 grade point average. (Out of state credit hours must be transferable and/or meet accreditation standards set forth by an accredited Michigan college or university.) It is the applicant's responsibility to transfer credits to a single college or university and to submit a single certified transcript with application.
  5. Possess a valid Michigan Operator's License.
  6. Have reached the age of majority, (18 years old) at the time of application.
  7. Be of good moral character and shall not be a convicted felon.
  8. Be physically sound, with height and weight in proportion to each other as indicated by acceptable medical standards.
  9. If a certified police officer with prior employment with a police department, provide letter from police director or chief stating applicant was not discharged or allowed to resign under threat of discharge or while under investigation.

Is located at the south end of Oakland County and has earned its motto of Gateway to Oakland County.

There are four active business corridors, two industrial and two commercial that have direct access to I-75 and l-696 The estimated population of the city (from the latest census) was 18,200 with 7,365 households. Mostly comprising modest single family homes, Hazel Park has the third highest population density in the state. Hazel Park is bordered on the south by Detroit, the state's largest city, and on the east by Warren, the state's third largest city.

Hazel Park started as Royal Oak Township and was charted in 1942 and incorporated as the city of Hazel Park. Hazel Park has a City Council form of government. The five- member city council appoints a City Manager, City Clerk and City Treasurer. Hazel Park City Hall and Police Department are located at 111 E 9 Mile.

The City's active Downtown Development Authority and Neighborhoods Initiative Inc. are spearheading ambitious revitalization projects such as new downtown streetscapes. The business community consists of a variety of stores, small businesses, and skilled trades.

The Hazel Park Harness Raceway has been a Michigan landmark since 1949. The new Viking Ice Arena opened in 1999. It features two ice arenas, health club, concession and pro shop.

Hazel Park Public School District has a legacy that stretches back 115 years. The district consists of 9 schools; one high school, one junior high, five elementary schools and two vocational schools with more than 5,000 students.

The Hazel Park Police Department was organized in 1942. Current staffing consists of 36 sworn officers, 1 Chief, 4 Lieutenants, 5 Sergeants and 27 Patrol Officers. Civilians round out the department comprised of 1 Administrative Secretary, 3 dispatchers and 2 Records Clerks. The department also supports an Auxiliary Police Unit and a Citizens Patrol Unit.

Career opportunities include assignments to Detective Bureau, Youth Bureau, Traffic Enforcement, Motor Carrier Enforcement, Narcotics Enforcement, Auto Theft Enforcement and Crime Suppression Task Force (Surveillance).

The police department offers the latest in police equipment and weapons including handguns, patrol rifles, Tasers, less-lethal munitions, radar and laser radar. The department also encourages training in specialties such as Evidence Technician, Range Officer, Accident Investigation and many more.

Visit our web page for more information on the City of Hazel Park and its Police Department.