Law Enforcement Recruitment
Qualifications and Salary
- Must have a four year degree.
- Must be a citizen of the United States.
- Certifiable through Michigan Commission On Law Enforcement Standards.
- Must have a valid Michigan Driver’s License without restrictions or suspensions.
- Must possess satisfactory physical condition determined by the M.S.U. physician of choice.
- Must pass pre-screen interview, oral interview, and background investigation.
- Twelve months, however it may be extended to eighteen months.
Effective FY 2012-2013
Home football games are mandatory overtime events. There are plenty of opportunities to work other overtime events on a voluntary basis.
Leave and Benefits
Accrue four hours for each two weeks of service. Maximum accrual is 1,200 hours.
Date of hire-60 months: 96 hours;
61-120 months: 144 hours;
121 months and beyond: 192 hours.
Twenty four hours per year.
Nine paid holidays per year (holiday schedule.)
Longevity is computed as a percentage of the employee’s annual base rate of pay. This does not include overtime or premium pay. The longevity pay schedule ranges from six years of service through 26 or more years and begins at 2%-8% of $9,500 respectively.
Health and Dental Coverage
May enroll for health care coverage within 60 days of employment date. Select either Blue Care Network or Community Blue. Delta Dental Plan or Aetna Dental Maintenance are also available.
Death Benefit and Insurance
M.S.U. will provide, at no cost to the employee, a fully paid life plan in case of death while on active duty status equal to one year’s annual base salary or wage.
May apply for reimbursement or tuition waiver for up to 16 credits per academic (semester) year, which are job related or promote professional development. Must be full time for at least one year to be eligible.
Begins at any age with 25 years of continuous full time employment. An employee contributes 5% of base salary and the University matches it 10%. An employee may put more into a supplemental program, regardless the University puts in 10%.
Long Term Disability
Provides for continuation of monthly wage equal to 60% of the monthly base salary, up to a maximum monthly benefit of $3,000. Includes a cost of living rider and a $50 per month minimum benefit. The program pays the employees 5% contribution and University’s 10% contribution to the TIAA-CREF retirement program. Disability ceases at age 70 and retirement annuity will begin.
- K-9 Handler
- Special Response Team(S.R.T.)
- Computer Forensics
- Accident Investigator
- Crime Scene Investigator
- Detective Bureau
- Bike Patrol
- Motorcycle Unit
- Court Liaison Officer