DETROIT (WWJ) – Ever considered a career in law enforcement? This could be your chance.

The Detroit Police Department and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office are hiring and will hold a recruiting event Tuesday, April 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Michigan Works, at 9301 Michigan Ave. in Detroit.

The department say they were looking to fill about 100 open positions.

Interested candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a valid Michigan driver’s license
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Have no felony convictions
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have 20/20 vision or vision corrected to 20/20
  • Be qualified to obtain a Concealed Pistol License
  • Pass required MCOLES written and agility test per agency requirements

Police Chief James Craig and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon will be there to kick off the event, and applications for police officers positions will be accepted on site.

Bring your diploma or GED and driver’s license.

Napoleon said there is an opportunity to make some good money.

“(Pay starts at) $31,182. Once you get out of the academy, though…most of the people will be working in one of the Wayne County jails, and they have the opportunity to significantly increase that through significant overtime at this point,” Napoleon said.

Napoleon said deputies also get step increases the longer they are employed with the department.


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