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Job Opening – Police Officer

The Tawas City Police Department has an immediate opening for the position of police officer. This is a new position with new department.


Minimum starting salary $41,200/year; experience may be considered in determining compensation. Competitive benefit package including health care (no employee premium), employer HSA contributions, defined contribution pension, paid time off.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Associate Degree in Criminal Justice or related field; experience may be considered in lieu.
• Must be a US citizen, 21 years of age or older at time of employment.
• MCOLES licensed or eligible for licensing as a police officer at time of hire.
• Must have a valid Michigan driver license and good driving record.
• No felony convictions and/or disqualifying criminal history.
• Ability to successfully pass a background investigation, psychological evaluation, interview process and physical/drug/alcohol screen.
At the time of application, you must submit the following or your application will not be considered:

1. Official Tawas City Employment Application 
2. Official college transcripts or copy of request submitted to college
3. Copy of current MCOLES credentials/status

Examination Process:

The position will be filled by a committee which may include application review, oral interview, background investigation, and psychological evaluation. All candidates are required to successfully complete a Field Training Program.

Applications are available at and should be forwarded to the following:

Tawas City Police Department
550 West Lake Street | PO Box 568
Tawas City, Michigan 48764

Tawas City is an equal opportunity employer.

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