Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
NOTE: Some knowledge in the area listed is required at the entry level and considerable knowledge is required at the experienced level.
- Knowledge of state laws and their enforcement.
- Knowledge of departmental official orders, rules, regulations and policies related to the work.
- Knowledge of investigation and law enforcement methods, procedures, and policies and the laws governing and prescribing the powers and authorities of a law enforcement officer.
- Knowledge of lifesaving and first aid methods and techniques.
- Knowledge of criminal justice procedures employed in the prosecution and adjudication of alleged law violators.
- Knowledge of self-defense techniques.
- Knowledge of the rules and regulations of other regulatory agencies whose laws are being enforced.
- Knowledge of federal laws and their enforcement.
- Skill in the use of firearms and fire fighting equipment.
- Ability to operate equipment used in the work and to perform strenuous tasks requiring muscular strength and coordination and cardiovascular endurance.
- Ability to gather information under difficult circumstances, apply tests of law, and make independent determinations of legality.
- Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
- Ability to function as a member of a team.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to read and apply complex written laws and procedures.
- Ability to compile and remember a large quantity of written and non written information.
- Ability to maintain composure during stressful situations.
- Ability to comply with laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and orders of superior officers.
- Ability to make and carry out decisions quickly.
- Ability to make accurate and objective observations and recall these observations as needed.
- Ability to remain alert and perceive details and changes in surroundings.
- Ability to stand for long periods.
- Ability to independently make decisions and take actions without the availability of supervision.
- Ability to subdue and restrain individuals.
- Ability to provide leadership to others.
- Ability to interview and interrogate suspects.
- Ability to operate a police vehicle at high rates of speed in a pursuit situation.
- Some knowledge in the area listed is required at the entry level and considerable knowledge is required at the experienced level.
- Ability to provide effective testimony in court.
- Jobs are located in the Department of State Police.
- Employees may be subject to transfer on a temporary or permanent basis anywhere in the state.
- Some jobs require an employee to work in adversarial situations.
- Some jobs require an employee to be exposed to hazardous work environments.
- Some jobs require an employee to work in a hostile environment.
- Some jobs require an employee to be exposed to inclement weather conditions.
- An employee may be assigned to work any day of the week or on any shift.
- The job duties require an employee to be absent of any physical limitation which would impair effective performance.
- The job duties require an employee to work under stressful conditions.
- Possession of a high school diploma or GED Certificate.
- No specific type or amount is required.
Special Requirements, Licenses, and Certifications
- Positions in this class are test-designated and subject to pre-appointment, random-selection, and post-accident drug and alcohol testing.
- Willingness to submit a thorough background investigation designed to measure the applicant's suitability for police work.
- Must be a United States citizen.
- Must be a resident of the State of Michigan before graduation from the Academy.
- Must be at least 21 years of age before graduation from the Academy.
- Absence of a criminal record of felony convictions which would prohibit the applicant from receiving, possessing and carrying a firearm.
- Possession of a valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a valid Michigan driver's license.
- Must possess a satisfactory driving record.
- Some positions within this class series are assigned job duties that may require possession of the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) issued by the Secretary of State as required by Public Act 346 of
1988 to operate a designated state vehicle.
NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis