City of Ann Arbor
Police Service Specialist Cadet (Security)
Pay (based on current union contract): $37,440 annually ($18.00 per hour)
Attention Applicants: If you are interested and wish to be considered for a position with the City of Ann Arbor's Police Department, you must apply online. Only completed applications will be considered to move forward to the next step of the hiring process. You will be able to see the status of your application when you login to our website.
The purpose of this position is to hire PSS Cadets on a limited time basis, with the intention that they will attend a police academy and become Ann Arbor Police Officers upon successful completion of the academy. The PSS Cadet position gives applicants a great insight into what working for the Ann Arbor Police Department is like, prior to becoming an Ann Arbor Police Officer.
The PSS Cadet Program is for non-licensed (pre-academy) applicants. The person who is selected for this position will have an evaluation period for a maximum of 12 months. During this time the PSS Cadet will work the Police front desk and be responsible for interacting with the public, conduct preliminary investigations for reports, complete traffic crash reports, administer preliminary breath test, fingerprint and photograph arrestees/defendants for court.
Upon the successful completion of the assimilation period the PSS Cadet will attend a regional police academy. The City will cover the cost for the academy tuition and all associated academy related costs, excluding room/board and food. Upon successful completion of this academy, the PSS Cadet will be hired into an entry-level police officer position and must successfully complete the Ann Arbor Police Department's field training officer program.
There are 122 sworn police officers included in the overall staff of 147. The AAPD is a full-service department with many services and units. These include a uniform patrol, detective section, Metro SWAT, hostage negotiation team, under water search and rescue, polygraph, computer forensics, traffic services unit, K9, motorcycle and bicycle patrols, as well as a community engagement unit. The Ann Arbor Police Department is committed to a community-oriented policing philosophy and strives for a high level of community engagement across all divisions.
Why you should apply now
The Ann Arbor Police Department is expecting a high number of retirements in the next few years and new Officers will have opportunity to quickly advance in rank and into specialized positions.
Benefits* offered with this position include
*Upon completion of the police academy, these benefits will change per the AAPOA collective bargaining agreement.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Positions in this class typically require: driving, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Per the licensing requirements of the position, employees must meet all of the physical requirements of the police officer position 60 days prior to starting the academy, and in addition to the above physical requirements, will also require: climbing, running, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and jumping.
Move and lift light objects less than 20 pounds such as mail, files and supplies. Operating office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements. The ability to remain in a sitting position for extended periods of time.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that may be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.