DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR JOB DUTIES
Under the direct supervision of a Command Officer, Police Officers perform professional police work for the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. All new hires will be placed in one of the County Jails on any available shift. In general, Police Officers in the Sheriff’s Office are assigned to the Wayne County Jails, Field Services or Court Services Divisions. Functions include: booking, searching and guarding prisoners; maintaining order and guarding judges and juries; providing building security at County facilities; serving civil process; tracing persons; making arrests and performing numerous and diverse law enforcement duties as requested. Police specialized positions receive additional training and compensation. Employees in this class are required to work mandatory overtime for roll call.
At the time of application and appointment, applicants must:
Be a citizen of the United States; AND
Be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED; AND
Be qualified to obtain a concealed pistol license; AND
Have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record; AND
Have passed the Michigan Sheriffs Coordinating and Training Council’s (MSCTC) examination and standards for corrections officers(see empco.net for details)*
Have passed the MSCTC Physical Ability test (see misctc.org for details)*
** APPLICANTS WITH A FELONY CONVICTION WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED **
All employees are obligated, consistent with the terms of the collective bargaining agreement and as a condition of continued employment to successfully pass a State Certified Police Academy, recertification course, or any other training mandated by the State of Michigan or the Commission of Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) for the purpose of attaining and maintaining police certification.
* Applicants must pass the EMPCO Corrections test and MSCTC Physical Ability Test within 6 weeks of passing standardized personality test
Located along the Detroit River, Wayne County is the 13th most populous county in the United States. At its center is the automotive capital of the world - Detroit, one of our 43 unique communities that provide a high quality of life for more than 1.8 million residents.
Led by Executive Warren C. Evans, Wayne County's government is committed to providing fiscally-sound good government to our residents and taxpayers. Since taking office in 2015, Evans has streamlined operations, cut costs, and improved service delivery while delivering consecutive budget surpluses.
In addition to Executive Evans, Wayne County's elected governmental leadership includes Clerk Cathy M. Garrett, Prosecutor Kym Worthy, Treasurer Eric Sabree, Register of Deeds Bernard J. Youngblood, Sheriff Benny Napoleon, and a County Commission chaired by Gary Woronchak.
Wayne County is rich in history, culture, arts, and world-class amenities. Wayne County is home to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Opera Theater, Detroit Institute of Arts, the Henry Ford, and dozens of theaters, art galleries and concert halls. We are also home to major universities including Wayne State, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and the University of Detroit. We have several award-winning secondary and primary schools, as well as numerous community colleges and vocational schools.
We take pride in being one of the most diverse counties in the United States; a place where different cultures come together in harmony for the betterment of all.