Employment Opportunities

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. 

Candidates for Police Officer, Cadet, 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. 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.

Police Cadet

PRE-EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS FOR POLICE CADET:

  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 driver’s 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 applicant’s 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 department’s choosing.
  11. Pass a drug test, checking for the presence of illicit controlled substances.
  12. Pass the department’s 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 applicant’s overall suitability for employment.

HIRING PROCESS FOR POLICE CADET

  • 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.
  • Background investigation.
  • Interview with Police Chief and staff.
  • Conditional offer of employment.
  • Medical-physical examination.
  • Psychological evaluation.
  • Appointment to position.

Police Officer

PRE-EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS FOR POLICE OFFICER:

  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 21 years of age at time of appointment.
  3. Citizen of the United States.
  4. Associate degree required; lateral certified Police Officers required to have obtained 60 credit hours of college credit at time of hire.
  5. Possess a valid Michigan driver’s 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. Vehicle crash history, regardless of fault, will be considered in the appraisal of the applicant’s 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. Must meet the employment standards as published by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). Employment standards are published here.
  10. Must be MCOLES certified or certifiable in Michigan as a law enforcement officer.
  11. Pass a psychological examination administered at the direction of the department.
  12. Pass all phases of a physical-medical examination, conducted by a licensed health care professional of the department’s choosing.
  13. Pass a drug test, checking for the presence of illicit controlled substances, as per MCOLES standards and processes.
  14. Pass the department’s Oral Review Board. Possess good moral character, as determined by a background investigation.
  15. Pass a department-conducted background investigation.
  16. Pass a fingerprint check.
  17. An interview with the Police Chief and staff will be conducted, the results of which will be considered in the applicant’s overall suitability for employment.

HIRING PROCESS FOR POLICE OFFICER:

  • 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 at time of appointment.
  • Oral Review Board.
  • Background investigation.
  • Interview with Police Chief and staff.
  • Conditional offer of employment.
  • Medical-physical examination.
  • Psychological evaluation.
  • Appointment to position.

Police Dispatcher

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 and personal history statement, 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, but not required.
  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 prior criminal convictions which are punishable by more than one year in jail.
  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 applicant.
  9. Pass a department-sponsored examination (CritiCall).
  10. Pass the department’s Oral Review Board.
  11. Pass a department-conducted background investigation.
  12. Pass a psychological examination administered at the direction of the department.
  13. Pass all phases of a physical-medical examination.

14. An interview with the Police Chief and staff will be conducted, the results of which will      be considered in the applicant’s overall suitability for employment.

 HIRING PROCESS FOR POLICE DISPATCHER:

  • During the announced application period, candidates shall complete the City of Farmington Hills Employment Application form and Personal History Statement.
  • The application form and Personal History Statement must be completed in its entirety and returned to the Human Resources Department at City Hall prior to the published deadline.
  • Examination (CritiCall).
  • Oral Board interview.
  • Background investigation.
  • Interview with Police Chief and staff.
  • Conditional offer of employment.
  • Medical-physical examination, to include hearing and vision tests.
  • Psychological evaluation.
  • Appointment to position.