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Huron-Clinton Metroparks Police Sergeant - Kensington Metropark in Brighton, Michigan

LOCATION: Western District ? Kensington


SALARY RANGE: $71,198 - $76,544 annually DOQ

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under the immediate supervision of the Chief of Police and District Lieutenant, work activities in this position primarily involve supervising the day-to-day operations of the law enforcement personnel, provide assistance to the public, prepare work schedules, orient new employees and assist in the in-service training of all law enforcement personnel and maintain law and order.


  • Judgment: Employee can independently assess issues and problems effectively.

  • Confidence: Employee is decisive and has confidence in own judgment and abilities. Is able to give direction and hold others accountable.

  • Organizational Commitment & Integrity: Is a team player and committed to advancing the department?s cause. Is able to interpret policy and apply it to subordinates.

  • Service Orientation. Demonstrates commitment to the organization and helping others. Sees members of the Department and park patrons as customers. Follows-up on issues and tries to make things better.

  • Change Management: Understands the need for change. Ties change efforts to the needs of the organization. Helps others understand and adapt to change.

  • Impact and Influence: Is able to effectively communicate and educate others.

  • Developing Employees: Is able to delegate and motivate employees to solve problems and learn.

  • Results Oriented: Is self-directed and motivated.


  • Associates Degree earned at an accredited school in criminal justice, law enforcement or related field. Bachelor?s degree preferred.

  • Five (5) years of full-time law enforcement work experience required.

  • Possess a valid State of Michigan motor vehicle license and maintain an acceptable driving record.

  • Unsullied personal life free from crimes of moral turpitude as determined by a criminal history and background investigation.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain MCOLES certification.

  • Ability to perform all the essential job functions and typical physical demands unassisted and without delay.

  • Free from illicit substances other than those prescribed under a licensed physician's care.

  • Non-smoker on or off the job.

  • Ability to maintain proficiency with duty firearm in accordance with HCMA rules and regulations.

  • May be assigned to work in other parks and districts as needed and if necessary.

  • May be required to adjust schedule to meet organizational needs, including special events, evenings, weekends & holidays.

  • Required to attend FTO supervisors training.

  • Ability to perform essential duties.


  • Ability to observe situations analytically and objectively and to react with good independent judgement within legal guidelines.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and positive relationships with employees and the general public.

  • Sensitivity for cultural diversity among employees and park visitors.

  • Knowledge of management functions, and law enforcement rules, regulations and procedures.

  • Familiarity with community policing, police practices, and laws and rules of evidence.

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in written form to prepare necessary reports and records.

  • Ability to supervise and train employees.