Livonia, MI – Police Officer

Livonia Police Department Now Hiring New Officers and Lateral Transfers

Open Posting: No Closing Date


  • Top Base Pay 2024 – $86,257.60
  • Estimated Total Compensation 2024: $110,916.63
  • Top Base Pay 2026 – $91,520.00
  • Reach top pay after 6 years of Service. Lateral Transfers with 5 years experience; reach top pay after just 1 year.
  • 12 Hour Shifts
  • Defined Benefit Pension Retirement Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Optical
  • Deferred Compensation Savings Plan
  • Free College – Fully Covered Tuition and books up to and including a Master’s Degree
  • Annual Holiday Bonus and College Degree Bonus
  • Fitness Incentive Time, Roll Call Time and Personal Business Time
  • Exercise on Duty
  • Beards and Tattoos Allowed
  • Outer vest Carriers


SWAT, Narcotics and Surveillance, Detective Bureau, School Resource Officer, K9 Unit, Special Victims Unit, Traffic Bureau, Crime Scene Unit, Auto Theft Unit, Federal Task Force positions including FBI, DEA and Fugitive Apprehension Team (USMS).


  1. Be a citizen of the United States.
  2. Be at least 20 years and 6 months of age.
  3. Possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate; and,
  4. Have been awarded and provide proof of an associate degree in Law Enforcement or Police Administration or a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited college or university; Or possess four (4) years of paid full-time qualified work experience; Or possess an equivalent combination of college education and full-time paid qualified work experience.  See job specifications for more detailed information.
  5. Be one of the following and provide proof:
    • Certified Michigan Police Officer; OR
    • Certifiable as a Police Officer in the State of Michigan, subject to verification or re-verification by a Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) approved training academy; OR
    • Be currently enrolled in an MCOLES approved training academy and certifiable by date of hire.
  6. Possess normal hearing, normal color vision, and normal visual functions and acuity in accordance with the Civil Service Commission approved visual acuity standard as attached. 
  7. Be free from any physical defects, chronic diseases, organic diseases, organic or functional conditions, or mental and emotional instabilities which may tend to impair the efficient performance of duties or which might endanger the lives of others or the individual employee;
  8. Provide proof of passing MCOLES physical fitness certificate obtained within the preceding 12 months of the applicant’s interview date (This requirement may be waived, at the discretion of the Chief of Police, if the applicant is/was employed as a certified police officer within the past five years); and, meet all other physical requirements as determined by the Civil Service Commission and a physician appointed by the City. ALL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLY. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS!
  9. Possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator’s or chauffeur’s license and have an acceptable driving record.
  10. Have taken and passed the Law Enforcement exam through Empco with a valid test score prior to first Interview.


Visit or City of Livonia – Government Jobs.

Any interested party who has more questions can contact Sgt. Painter at 734-466-2309 or


You must schedule and complete a profile and examination for this position at and follow the listed instructions. There is a fee to take the examination but results of this one test will be accepted by all participating Police Departments in Michigan. The Empco test must be completed with a score of 70% or higher prior to your first Interview.

Livonia, MI – Police Officer
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