Apply to the Department

Applications are now being accepted for police officers.

Open Positions

Full-Time Police Officer

Immediate opportunity for an open position as a full-time Police Officer with the Trenton Police Department. Applicants must be either a certified police officer or be MCOLES certifiable as a police officer in the State of Michigan, at the time of hire. Strongly prefer a minimum of an associate’s degree or completion of 60 credit hours in law enforcement or related curriculum.

Applicants must meet all MCOLES and City employment standards, including an excellent driving record. Selected candidates must successfully complete a thorough background investigation, oral interviews, physical exam including drug screen, and psychological evaluation.

Wages & Benefits

The current wages for Patrol Officer start at $45,669 and reach a maximum of $69,931 after 5 years of service. A comprehensive benefits package is provided including:

  • A defined benefit pension plan
  • Dental
  • Health
  • Life insurance
  • Optical


Download application materials (PDF).

Applications packets are also available in the Human Resources Office.

Equal Opportunity Statement

The City of Trenton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.