Employment Opportunities

Full-time Employment Opportunities


Starting salary $40,800
Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid, non-restricted Michigan driver’s license. All applicants must have the following documentation at the time of application:
  • College transcripts indicating 60 hours of college credit in criminal justice. For applicants who do not have 60 college credits completed, please submit proof of employment as a full-time police officer. Applicants with three years of full-time employment as a police officer do not have the college education requirement. Each year of full-time employment as a police officer will replace 20 college credits in the education requirement. Therefore, candidates may have a combination of college credits and police officer work experience.
  • Proof of completion of the Police Academy or proof of current enrollment in the Academy
  • For applicants who have completed the Academy, a letter from MCOLES proving certification or ability to be certified
  • EMPCO test score (or proof of registration for future exam)
  • A copy of MCOLES physical agility certification. To clarify, all candidates must have a current MCOLES physical agility certification or must be registered for the upcoming examination at the time of application.
An official application can be submitted via email to eperry@ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us and may be obtained online at http://www.egovlink.com/public_documents300/dearbornheights/published_documents/Forms/HR/Employment%20Application_Police_Fire.pdf or from Human Resource Department, 6045 Fenton, Dearborn Heights.

  • Must pass Civil Service written examination administered by Dearborn Heights OR EMPCO written examination with a score of 70% or higher
  • Must pass an Oral Interview with a score of 70% of higher.
  • Must pass background check.
  • Must pass post-offer physical examination with a drug/alcohol screening.
To schedule complete a profile and take the EMPCO test for these position, go to https://www.empco.net/testing/ and follow the 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.

We are still taking applications even during the COVID-19 crisis. Simply email the HR Director with your application and accompanying document at eperry@ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us. We fully understand EMPCO is not holding tests at this time. We will work with candidates to navigate our hiring process. 

Part-time Employment Opportunities

Seasonal Employment

  • Grass/grounds maintenance workers
  • Custodians 

To apply for any of these positions, please download an application by clicking https://www.egovlink.com/public_documents300/dearbornheights/published_documents/Forms/HR/genapp.pdf. Applications can be sent to eperry@ci.dearborn-heights.mi.us

The City of Dearborn Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.