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Employment

Police Service Aide
Police Officer
Police Dispatcher

The City of Farmington Hills is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for positions will be considered without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

The City of Farmington Hills and the Farmington Hills Police Department accepts employment applications for posted vacancies only.  Resumes or other documents submitted to the City or Department without reference to a specific job vacancy will not be accepted or retained, and the submitting individual will not be considered as having applied for any position. 

Unsolicited applications, resumes, letters of interest or other such paperwork submitted for positions which are not vacant will not be retained by the City.

Candidates for Police Service Aide and Dispatch positions must submit a City of Farmington Hills application for each posted vacancy to be considered an applicant for employment to a vacant position. Candidates for Police Officer positions must submit a City of Farmington Hills application when requested by the Administration of the Farmington Hills Police Department after completing the EMPCO written examination. Resumes or other supportive documents may be attached to a properly completed application.

Applications properly submitted to the City, consistent with this policy, will be considered until the open position applied for is filled or until the passing of the posted cutoff date.

Please monitor this website and local newspapers for information on current employment vacancies.

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Pre-employment standards for Police Service Aide:

  1. File a properly completed application, which is acceptable to the City of Farmington Hills, and provide satisfactory responses to requests for additional information.
  2. Not less than 18 years of age.
  3. Citizen of the United States.
  4. Possess a high school diploma.
  5. Possess a valid Michigan driverís license.
  6. Have no more than two hazardous traffic violations in the preceding five years, or a total of no more than four points on or after the date of application. The accident history, regardless of fault, will be considered in the appraisal of the applicantís overall driving skills and, therefore, eligibility.
  7. Have no prior felony convictions.
  8. Have no misdemeanor charges or convictions within five years of the date of application. All misdemeanor charges and convictions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine eligibility of the applicant.
  9. Pass a psychological examination administered at the direction of the department.
  10. Pass all phases of a physical-medical examination, conducted by a licensed health care professional of the departmentís choosing.
  11. Pass a drug test, checking for the presence of illicit controlled substances.
  12. Pass the departmentís Oral Review Board.
  13. Possess good moral character, as determined by a background investigation.
  14. Pass a department-conducted background investigation.
  15. Pass a fingerprint check.
  16. An interview with the Police Chief and staff will be conducted, the results of which will be considered in the applicantís overall suitability for employment.
  17. Pass a City Manager's interview.

Hiring Process for Police Service Aide

  • During the announced application period, candidates shall complete the City of Farmington Hills Employment Application.
  • Application must be completed in their entirety and returned to the City of Farmington Hills Human Resources prior to the published deadline.
  • Oral Review Board.
  • Fingerprint check.
  • Background investigation.
  • Interview with Police Chief and staff.
  • City Manager interview.
  • Conditional offer of employment.
  • Medical-physical examination.
  • Psychological evaluation.
  • Appointment to position.

 

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Pre-employment standards for Police Officer:

  1. When requested by the Administration of the Farmington Hills Police Department after completing the EMPCO written examination, file a properly completed application, which is acceptable to the City of Farmington Hills, and provide satisfactory responses to requests for additional information.
  2. Not less than 21 years of age.
  3. Citizen of the United States.
  4. Possess a high school diploma.
  5. Have attained 60 credit hours or 90 quarter semester hours of college credit.
  6. Possess a valid Michigan driverís license.
  7. Have no more than two hazardous traffic violations in the preceding five years, or a total of no more than four points on or after the date of application. Vehicle crash history, regardless of fault, will be considered in the appraisal of the applicantís overall driving skills and, therefore, eligibility.
  8. Have no prior felony convictions.
  9. Have no misdemeanor charges or convictions within five years of the date of application. All misdemeanor charges and convictions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine eligibility of the applicant.
  10. Must meet the employment standards as published by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). Employment standards are published here.
  11. Must be MCOLES certified or certifiable in Michigan as a law enforcement officer.
  12. Pass a psychological examination administered at the direction of the department.
  13. Pass all phases of a physical-medical examination, conducted by a licensed health care professional of the departmentís choosing.
  14. Pass a drug test, checking for the presence of illicit controlled substances, as per MCOLES standards and processes.
  15. Pass the EMPCO written examination, attaining a minimal acceptable score, as determined by the department.
  16. Pass the departmentís Oral Review Board. Possess good moral character, as determined by a background investigation.
  17. Pass a department-conducted background investigation.
  18. Pass a fingerprint check.
  19. An interview with the Police Chief and staff will be conducted, the results of which will be considered in the applicantís overall suitability for employment.
  20. Pass a City Manager's interview.

Hiring Process for Police Officer:

  • EMPCO written examination, completed by the date specified in the job posting.
  • When requested by the Administration of the Farmington Hills Police Department, file a properly completed application, which is acceptable to the City of Farmington Hills, and provide satisfactory responses to requests for additional information.
  • Must be MCOLES certified or certifiable in Michigan as a law enforcement officer.
  • Oral Review Board.
  • Fingerprint check.
  • Background investigation.
  • Interview with Police Chief and staff.
  • City Manager interview.
  • Conditional offer of employment.
  • Medical-physical examination.
  • Psychological evaluation.
  • Appointment to position.

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Applications can be obtained on-line and are kept on file for a one-year period.

Pre-employment standards for Police Dispatcher:

  1. File a properly completed application, which is acceptable to the City of Farmington Hills, and provide satisfactory responses to additional requests for information.
  2. High school graduate or equivalent.
  3. Emergency dispatching experience desirable.
  4. Basic typing and ability to operate a computer.
  5. Good communication and telephone skills.
  6. Have no prior felony charges or convictions.
  7. Have no misdemeanor charges or convictions within five years of the date of application.  All misdemeanor charges and convictions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine eligibility of applicant.
  8. Pass a department-sponsored written examination, attaining at least a minimal acceptable score, as determined by the department.
  9. Pass the departmentís Oral Review Board, attaining at least a minimal acceptable score, as determined by the department.
  10. Pass a department-conducted background investigation, receiving at least a minimally acceptable evaluation, as determined by the department.
  11. Pass a psychological examination administered at the direction of the department, attaining at least an acceptable score, as determined by the department.
  12. Pass all phases of a physical-medical examination, conducted by a licensed health care professional of the departmentís choosing.
  13. Clear a fingerprint check.
  14. An interview with the Police Chief and staff will be conducted, the results of which will be considered in the applicantís overall suitability for employment.
  15. Pass a City Manager's interview.

Hiring Process for Police Dispatcher:

  • During the announced application period, candidates shall complete the City of Farmington Hills Employment Application form.
  • The application form must be completed in its entirety and returned to the Human Resources Department at City Hall prior to the published deadline.
  • Written examination.
  • Oral interview.
  • Background investigation.
  • Interview with Police Chief and staff.
  • Conditional offer of employment.
  • Medical-physical examination.
  • Psychological evaluation.
  • Appointment to position.
  • Pass a City Manager's interview.

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